Fresh-Baked Fun: Find It This Month at Your Library During American Heritage Month
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American Heritage Month kicks off in July, and Broward County Library has a summer full of fun to celebrate. Before, during and after the Fourth of July (the anniversary of the U.S.'s independence), there will be events, exhibits and more to celebrate the heritage of the United States. With musical performances, historical presentations, movies and more, there are plenty of ways to salute the history and the heritage of our country.


June 28 - Quilting Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
July 7 - Film: For Love and Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots, 2 to 4 p.m.,
North Lauderdale Saraniero Branch Library  
July 9 - Life During the Civil War: Presented by Robert and Kathy Feeney, 2 to 3 p.m.,
West Regional Library
July 17 - Native American Dream Catcher Craft, ages 5-12, 2 to 3 p.m., please pre-register: 954-785-2181,
Pompano Beach Branch Library
July 20 - Moon Day, 1 to 3 p.m.,
Main Library
July 21 - Shade Tree Pickers: Bluegrass Celebrates American Heritage Month, 1 to 2:30 p.m.,
Northwest Regional Library
July 23 - Life During the Civil War: Presented by Robert and Kathy Feeney, 1 to 4 p.m.,
West Regional Library

History Comes to Life

Family portrait.In addition to these programs, make plans to visit the
Broward County Historical Commission during American Heritage Month. Tour the building and see the latest exhibit Broward Schools: A Look Back and view memorabilia, publications and other historical artifacts. Take a historic road trip around town and celebrate Florida's American Heritage by seeing Broward County's Must-See Historical Sites or view a sampling of historic photos here.

Displays & Exhibits

American Heritage Month Book Displays

American Presidents Book Display

Civil War Exhibit

Historic Broward County

 Honor your family’s heritage with these books and resources @ BCL:

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Crafting Your Own Heritage Album, by Bev Kirschner Braun More...

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Creating Your Family Heritage Scrapbook: From Ancestors to Grandchildren, by Maria Nerius More...
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A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Ethnic and Immigrant Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage, by Sharon Carmack More...
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Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family’s History and Heritage, by Barbara Renick More...
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Heritage Album Tips and Techniques (Video) More...
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How to Create a Family Video History, by Rob Huberman More...
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Lasting Memories: A Complete Guide to Creating a Family Scrapbook More...
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Shoots: A Guide to Your Family’s Photographic Heritage, by Thomas L. Davies More...
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Your Life and Times: How to Put a Life Story on Tape – an Oral History Handbook, by Stephen Arthur More...

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