Broward County Library's Northwest Branch Hosts Annual Juneteenth Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival
- Free family fun event includes music, comedy, prizes, games, food and fun for all ages! -

Sweet Potato Pie

Enjoy a big slice of fun at the Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival

DATE: June 3, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division
PHONE: 954-357-7402

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Kick off the summer and celebrate Juneteenth with the Northwest Branch Library's
annual Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival, to be held Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Apollo Park, located at 1580 N.W. 3 Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33060, which is adjacent to the Northwest Branch Library.

The Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is free and open to the public. From children's fun to great music and food, the Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival offers a good time for all ages.

The Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival will feature the following entertainment: 

  • Windell Campbell, Storyteller
  • Historical Reenactment with Joy Woods
  • Dave Nuby & Friends Rhythm & Blues Band
  • Felicia "Fefe" Moore, Comedienne 
  • Gospel Rapper Proof
  • S'more the DJ
  • Games and Prizes
  • Praise Dancers
  • Sweet Potato Pie Bake-off
  • Relay Races
  • Country Store
  • Exhibits
  • ...And More!

Juneteenth, celebrated annually on June 19, is a holiday that marks the official end of slavery when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce the Civil War was over and all who were enslaved were now free. 

During the Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival, Northwest Branch Library will also begin registering children, teens and adults for the Summer Reading Program. Read books, earn rewards and get the chance to win great prizes! For information on Children and Teens Summer (Reading, Exploration, Art, Discovery) Program, including a list of events,  download the
2014 Youth Summer Program booklet.
Adults can download the
Adult Summer Program booklet.

For more information about the Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival, please call
Northwest Branch Library at 954-357-6599.

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Broward County Libraries Division, founded in 1974, is the largest library system in Florida by square footage and one of the busiest, with more than 9 million walk-in customers visiting its 40 locations annually. The library has more than 3.4 million items and 2,000 computers for public use, and offers hundreds of events and programs to meet the needs of Broward County's diverse community. Broward County Libraries Division continues its strong emphasis on literacy, after-school programs and electronic access. In addition to our comprehensive Web site,, which provides information about library activities, links to online catalogs, reference information and databases, customers can visit BCL WoW - Broward County Library Without Walls – for free eBooks, music, audiobooks, apps, movies and more. Customers may also follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter. Libraries Division also administers the services, programs, collections and exhibits of the Broward County Historical Commission.

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