DATE: December 13, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath, Libraries Division
Broward County Libraries Division celebrates art, music, theater, dance and literature from around the world during Cultural Diversity Month this January. See, listen and experience sounds and sights from other cultures at fun events for all ages. Also during Cultural Diversity Month, make it a point to visit your Broward County Library location and pick up books, CDs and DVDs from artists and writers from around the world including great foreign films, global music and books, publications and more.
January 5 – Momentum Dance Company: Carnival of Animals: Animal stories brought to life through modern dance and the music of classical composer Camille Saint-Saëns, all ages, from 2 to 3 p.m. 2nd floor, Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314 (954-262-5477)
January 16 – Foreign Films with Shelly Isaacs, 2 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
January 17 – Giuseppe Albanese:The Music of Giuseppe Verdi, 2 p.m. Free for members of the North Regional/Broward College Friends; $5 for nonmembers, North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066
January 19 – Atlantic Coast Theatre: Pied Bag-Piper of Hamelin: Classic German folktale brought to life through musical theatre, all ages, from 2 to 3 p.m., 2nd floor, Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314 (954-262-5477)
January 26 – Dream Board Workshop: Combine pictures and words to help set and reach your goals. All materials provided, from 1 to 3 p.m., 4th floor, Room 4009, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477
January 30 – Bringing Books to Life! Books-In-Action program brings Grandfather Tang's Stories by Ann Tomper to life through fun learning activities, ages 6-12, from 3 to 4 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 N.W. 9th Court, Pompano Beach, FL 33069 (954-357-7670)
January 30 – Celebrate Cultural Diversity Family Evening Story and Craft, from 6:30 to 7:10 p.m., Pembroke Pines/Walter C. Young Resource Center, 955 N.W. 129 Ave., Pembroke Pines, FL (954-437-2635)
January 1-30: Cultural Diversity Book Display, Stirling Road Library, 3151 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33312 (954-985-2689)
The award-winning Broward County Libraries Division, founded in 1974, is the ninth largest library system in the nation by population served 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 the Broward County's diverse community. The library continues its strong emphasis on literacy, after-school programs and electronic access. In addition to our comprehensive Web site, www.broward.org/library, 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 and more. Customers may also follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter. Libraries Division also administers the services, programs, collections and exhibits of the Historical Commission.