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Celebrate Global Holiday Fun at Broward County Libraries!
  
  
DATE: November 22, 2016
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division

PHONE: 954-357-7402                
EMAIL: cmcelrath@Broward.org

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Enjoy international holiday fun for the whole family at these free events held at library locations countywide.

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS: CELEBRATIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
-December 1-18 - Holiday Card Exchange: Recycle your cards from last year and send out a new season's greeting to friends and family, 10AM to 6PM, South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825and Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580
-December 1, 3, 5-8, 10, 12-15, 17, 19-22, 24, 27-31 - Interactive Winter Model Train Exhibit, 12 to 4PM,
Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580
-December 5, 12, 19 - Children's Program: Making Friends Across Other Cultures, 4 to 5PM,
Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach, FL 33069, 954-357-7670
-December 8 - International Holiday Bingo, 6 to 7:30PM,
Stirling Road Library, 3151 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33312, 954-357-7550
-December 14 - Multi-Cultural Holiday Party for Children and Their Families with Stories, Crafts & Treats! All Ages, 6 to 7PM,
Pembroke Pines Library, 955 NW 129 Ave., Pembroke Pines, FL 33028, 954-357-6750
-December 14 - The Polar Express Family Pajama Night: All aboard for a retelling of this classic story, hot chocolate, a surprise gift from Santa and special tours of the Florida Citrus Model Train exhibit, preregister: 954-357-6733,
Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580
-December 17 - Holiday Extravaganza: Exchange favorite recipes, listen to music, sing karaoke, do-it-yourself gift wrap and hot chocolate bar, 2 to 3:30PM,
South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825
-December 18 - Holiday Cookie Exchange, 2 to 3:15PM,
Young at Art Museum/Broward County Library, 751 SW 121 Avenue, Davie, FL 33325, 954-357-5437
-December 21 - Fun Customs, 5:30 to 7PM,
Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach, FL 33069, 954-357-7670
-December 27-31 - Children's Kwanzaa Event: One People. 12/27: Kujichagulia Celebration; 12/28 and 12/29: Ujima Celebration; 12/30: Nia Celebration; 12/31: Kuumba Celebration; 12 to 5PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
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December 28 - Celebrate 50 Years of Kwanzaa, 6 to 7:30PM, South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON: PLAYS, MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AND MORE
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December 3 - Bollywood Dance Performance and Workshop, 3 to 4:30PM, Weston Library, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd., Weston, FL 33332, 954-357-5420
-December 6 - Klezmer, Russian and Classical Music performed by pianist Mel Olman & violinist Alex Mikhalovsky. Free for members of the Friends of Tamarac Library, $3 for non-members, 1 to 2PM,
Tamarac Library, 8701 W Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33351, 954-765-1500
-December 10 - Atlantic Coast Theatre: Hans Brinker and the Quick Silver Rocket Skates, 2 to 3PM,
Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477
-December 10 - Papagayo Vocal Ensemble, 3 to 5PM,
Weston Library, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd., Weston, FL 33332, 954-357-5420
-December 21 - Ukulele for the Holidays Performance, 6 to 7PM,
South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825

HOLIDAY LITERARY EVENTS: BOOK DISCUSSIONS, AUTHOR TALKS AND STORY TIMES
-December 1 - Page Turner Book Discussion, 2 to 3PM, Fort Lauderdale Library, 1300 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, 954-357-7890
-December 6 - Reading Round Table Book Discussion: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham, 2 to 3:30PM,
North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066, 954-201-2600
-December 6 - Writer's Group: Holiday Edition, 6 to 8PM,
South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825       
-December 20 - Cultural Traditions Adult Literacy Event, 10:30 to 11:30AM,
Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach, FL 33069, 954-357-7670
-December 20 - "Let's Talk About Books!" Book Club Discussion: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. A modern take on the character of Scrooge, 10:30 to 11:30AM,
Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580

HANDS-ON HOLIDAY FUN
December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Color of Calm Adult Coloring and Relaxation. 12/1: Christmas Trees; 12/8: Ugly Sweaters; 12/15: Holiday Mandalas; ages 16 and over. 12/22 and 12/29: Family Edition, all ages, 1 to 2PM, South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825
-December 1 - Holiday Tablescapes: Learn about holiday table settings,  napkin folding and place cards, 2 to 3PM,
Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580
-December 1 - Teen Crafternoon: Holiday Gifts, 4 to 6PM,
Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477
-December 3 - Holiday Origami Magic, 10:30AM to 12PM,
Century Plaza/Leon Slatin Library, 1856 A W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, 954-357-7740
December 6 - Creating and Decorating a Gingerbread House, ages 6-12, 4 to 5PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach, FL 33069, 954-357-7670
-December 8, 15, 21 - Children's Craft: Celebrate Holiday Traditions. 12/8: Make a German holiday ornament; 12/15: Make a Haitian fanal; 12/21: Make a Jamaican junkanoo mask; ages 6-13, 4 to 5PM, North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 33068, 954-357-6660
-December 9 - Craft Club: Holiday Project, 3 to 4PM,
Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580
-December 10 - Craftapalooza: Make it and Take It Gifts for the Holidays, 11AM to 4PM,
Main Library, 100 S Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-357-7444
-December 10 - Holiday Jewelry Making, 11AM to 12:30PM, Miramar Branch Library
-December 12 - Holiday Cooking with Essential Oils, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Weston Library, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd., Weston, FL 33332, 954-357-5420
-December 13 - Upcycled Craft Projects: Gift Wrap Bow and Magazine Coaster, 5 to 6PM,
South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825
-December 13 - Family Holiday Crafts, 6:30 to 7:30PM,
Carver Ranches Library, 4735 SW 18 Street, West Park, FL 33023, 954-357-6245
-December 14 - Creating a Peg Doll with a Kimono, children's program, 4 to 5PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach, FL 33069, 954-357-7670
-December 14 - Kids Winter Crafting, 4 to 5PM, Lauderhill Towne Centre Library, 6399 W Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313, 954-357-6406
-December 17 - Holiday Ornament Workshop: ages 5 and up, 11AM to 12PM, preregister beginning 12/3: 954-357-8585.
Young at Art Museum/Broward County Library, 751 SW 121 Avenue, Davie, FL 33325, 954-357-5437

SEASONAL CINEMA: FILMS AND MOVIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
-December 1, 8 - Afternoon Cinema: Holiday Movies, 3 to 6PM, South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825
-December 8 - Movie Matinee: Salt of the Earth, 12 to 2:30PM,
North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066, 954-201-2600
-December 23 - Friday Flick, 3 to 5:30PM,
Hollywood Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33020, 954-357-7760 

About Broward County Libraries Division
Broward County Libraries Division, named 2015 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association, was founded in 1974 and is the largest library system in Florida by square footage and one of the busiest, with more than nine million walk-in customers visiting its 38 locations annually. Broward County Libraries Division provides convenient access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education and recreation. Visit our website, Broward.org/Library, or follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter. 

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