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Celebrate the Holidays with Broward County Libraries 
Happy HolidaysGet in the holiday spirit with extra-special events for the whole family! Broward County Libraries is the place for everyone to celebrate holiday fun. Shop and browse at a holiday bazaar, listen to winter storytelling, make a craft (to give or keep) or watch free holiday movies. Everyone is invited to enjoy light refreshments and merrymaking at open house events, where customers and staff have the opportunity to mingle and meet. There’s even a bluegrass holiday concert for those who like down-home seasonal fun!

Here’s what’s happening during the holidays at your Broward County Library:

Holiday Events at Broward County Libraries
December 1
- Holiday Bazaar, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
December 3
- Holiday Crafts for Adults, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
December 5
- Multicultural Holiday Music Concert with Amazonia Ensemble, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Weston Library
December 8
- The Sippy Cups: Rock Concert for Kids: Free concert exclusive for library card holders. Tickets are required; call 954-262-5477, all ages, 2 to 3 p.m. Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
December 8
- Friends of the Tamarac Library Book Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tamarac Library
December 8 - Literary Cinema, call 954-492-1881 for title, 2 to 4 p.m., Imperial Point Library
December 8
- Free Concert: Violin, Cello, Viola, 3 to 4 p.m.; Violin "Petting Zoo" with Q & A on children's violins and lessons, 4 to 4:30 p.m., West Regional Library
December 10
- Holiday Movie Classic Night for the whole family! 6 to 7:30 p.m., refreshments served. Preregistration required: 954-968-3820, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
December 10
- Winter Around the World! Evening Family Story Time, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
December 11
- Holiday Cinema Presentation; call 954-537-2877 for title, 2 to 4 p.m., Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center
December 13
- Running Holiday Model Trains, ongoing through January 19, West Regional Library
December 13
- Trixie the Holiday Pixie, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Imperial Point Library
December 13
- Holiday Open House, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Main Library
December 15
- Holiday Open House, 1 to 2:30 p.m., West Regional Library
December 15
- Holiday Celebration: Polar Express Story Time. Holiday stories, craft, music and giveaways. Free. All ages. For children with their parents or tutors, 2 to 3 p.m., Hollywood Library
December 15
- Blue Grass Holiday with the Shade Tree Pickers, 2 to 4 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
December 17
- Holiday Craft Night! All ages welcome! Preregister, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
December 19
- Winter Holiday Family Fun: Stories, Music & Crafts for All Ages, 4 to 5 p.m., Tamarac Library
December 19
- Conductor Bill Reads The Polar Express, 6 to 7 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
December 20
- Multicultural Holiday Story Time: Christmas, 5 to 6 p.m., Tyrone Bryant Library
December 26
- Kwanzaa Celebration, noon, all ages, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
December 29
- Kwanzaa/Ujamma Celebration, 2 to 5 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library

Holiday Exhibits

December 1-31
: Celebrations Around the World Exhibit, North Regional/Broward College Library and Northwest Regional Library; Multicultural Holidays Book Display, Stirling Road Library
December 1-January 30: Holiday Crafts by Coral Spring Craft Guild, West Regional Library

The Sounds of the Season – Free Holiday Music from BCL
Bring the sounds of the seasons to wherever you are with free downloadable music from Broward County Library. Choose from hundreds of holiday songs from Sony Music’s catalog and use your Broward County Library card to download five free songs per week. Whether your preference is for traditional favorites or something more modern, Broward County Library has the sounds for you. Best of all, you can use the money you save on music to buy more presents!

Be a Class Act This Holiday!
You can take free classes online from Broward County Library! All you need is your Broward County Library card and you can choose from over 500 free courses for both personal and professional development. Learn how to bake something sweet for the season or take a class in painting or arts and crafts and make your own gifts this year. Check out everything from how to build your own business to gardening, and almost everything in between.

 Eat, Drink and Be Merry with Books and Music @ BCL:

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A Year in Song: 50 Holiday Songs, Seasonal Songs, and Occasional Songs for January through December More...
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Betty Crocker Celebrate! A Year-Round Guide to Holiday Food and Fun More...

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Celebrate! Holiday Crafts Throughout the Year More...

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Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids: Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun, by Amy Houts More...

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Holiday Entertaining Essentials: Festive Cocktails (eBook only) More...

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Holidays of the World Cookbook for Students, by Lois Webb More...

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The Great Family Songbook: A Treasury of Favorite Folk Songs, Popular Tunes, Children's Melodies, International Songs, Hymns, Holiday Jingles, and More for Piano and Guitar, by Dan Fox and Dick Weissman More...
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The Healthy Hedonist Holiday: A Year of Multicultural, Vegetarian-Friendly Holiday Feasts, by Myra Kornfeld More...