During the holiday season, join Broward County Libraries in celebrating "The Year of the Neighbor" with holiday events for all ages. Explore the varied cultures of the many international neighbors who make Broward County home. Discover traditions, customs and celebrations from around the world. All events are free and open to the public.
Broward County Libraries: Month of Multicultural Celebrations!
December 1 - American Klezmer: A Musical Celebration. Call for free ticket info, all ages, 2 to 3 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, 954-262-5477
December 3 - International Folk Dance Class - Celebrating the Holidays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
December 5 - Neighborhood Holidays: Children’s multicultural holiday celebration with Trixie the Holiday Pixie, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Imperial Point Library
December 5 - Klezmer Band Concert, 2 to 3 p.m., Tamarac Library
December 5 - Jewish Holiday Celebration, 3 to 5 p.m., Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
December 5, 12, 19 - Story Time, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Main Library
December 6 - Chocolate Covered Treats, ages 13-18, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center
December 7 - Winter Craft, ages 3 and up, 2 to 3 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
December 7 - Up-cycled Book Bracelets and Bows: Handcrafting with Paper, adults, call to register, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, 954-262-5477
December 10 - The Wine Expert, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
December 10 - Constellations and Objects in the Holiday Sky and our Winter Solstice, presented by the SFAAA, 6 to 8 p.m., Main Library
December 12 - Movie Matinee Lunch - Animated Fantasy Adventure, noon to 2 p.m., Call library for title: 954-201-2601, North Regional/Broward College Library
December 12 - Holiday Open House, 4:45 to 7:45 p.m., Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
December 13 - Holiday Open House, 11 a.m. to noon, Main Library
December 14 - Holiday Book Fair hosted by the Friends of Tamarac Library, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tamarac Library
December 14 - Old Fashioned Winter Crafts, all ages, 1:30 to 2 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center
December 14 - Snow Queen Storytelling, all ages, 2 to 3 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center
December 14 - Holiday Open House presents the band “Senior Moments... the Unforgettable Band” Performing Holiday music for everyone, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
December 14 - Holidays from Around the World! Stories and crafts, 3 to 4 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
December 14 - Holiday Music Concert with Amazonia, 3 to 5 p.m., Weston Library
December 16 - Polar Express Pajama Party, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
December 18 - Winter Holiday Stories & Crafts: A Family Event for Children of All ages, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tamarac Library
December 21 - Haitian Publishers Showcase - Meet the Authors and Purchase holiday gifts at the same time, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
December 21 - Holiday Open House presents the band “Senior Moments... the Unforgettable Band” performing holiday music for everyone, 2 to 3:30 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
December 21 - Holiday Book Fair by the Friends of the Pompano Beach Library, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
December 21 - Holiday Open House Music Recital, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
December 31 - Kwanzaa Celebration! Presentation of the Nguzo Saba [Seven Principles] and a Kuumba [Creativity] Talent Show, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
Exhibits: American Girl Dolls Multicultural Holiday, Holiday Cookbook Display, Turkish Art & Artifacts by the Florida Turkish American Association, all at North Regional/Broward College Library; Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa and Celebrating Our Holidays Book Display, both at Northwest Regional Library; Multicultural Holiday Celebrations Book Display, Stirling Road Library; Multicultural Holiday Celebrations: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Hallandale Beach Library; Multicultural Celebrations, Lauderhill Towne Centre Library.
The Sounds of the Holidays: Free Holiday Music Downloads from Broward County Library
If you have a Broward County Library card, you can access free music from your library and start your own collection of holiday sounds for the season. Download five free songs weekly for free from Freegal, selecting from thousands of songs from the catalogs of Sony Music. Enjoy holiday music from artists such as Barbra Streisand, Cyndi Lauper, Elisheva Shomron, Ka'Tal Le'Israel, Johnny Cash, Luther Vandross, Phoenix Boys Choir and Santa Claws and the Naughty But Nice Orchestra. Download music videos also (each video counts as two of the five weekly selections). There’s also a mobile app available for both Android and Apple.
Free Magazines for the Holidays!
Find holiday tips, ideas, recipes, gift ideas from magazines you download for free from your library via Zinio Digital Newsstand. Read hundreds of popular magazines complete with full photos and illustrations. Subscribe to current digital magazines that can be viewed on any computer or mobile device/tablet for free. Use your library card number to access.
Here’s a sampling of holiday magazines now available:
Holiday Recipes and Cooking: Christmas Baking, Holiday Cooking, Holiday Menus, Holiday: 300 Recipes and Decorating Ideas, Woman’s Day Holiday Appetizers, Woman’s Day Last Minute Christmas, Taste of Home Holiday, Party Foods, Make-Ahead Holiday Recipes
Homemade Gift Ideas/Holiday Crafts: Christmas Ideas, Best of Creative Jewelry, Best Ideas for Christmas, Beadstyle, Crochet Traditions, Food Gifts, Handcrafted Jewelry, Handwoven, Living Crafts, Scrapbooks Etc., Woodcraft Magazine, Knitter’s Magazine, Knit Wear, 101 Bracelets, Necklaces and Earrings