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Many Cultures, Many Contributions
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globe covered with flags of many different countriesCelebrating Cultural Diversity Month with Broward County Libraries

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 favorite 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, and more.
  
January 4 - Broward's Got Talent - Talented Youth from Different Cultures Perform, 2 to 5 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
January 8 - Sharkey’s Storytime: One World, Many Stories! Ages 3-5 with caregiver, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center
January 11 - Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth: Alice Rocks Wonderland, all ages, 2 to 3 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center
January 14 - Cultural Gems Series/Friends of North Regional Library presents author/actress Jayne Amelia Larson as she does a dramatic reading of her memoir, Driving the Saudis, 2 to 3:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
Book Jacket for: The Girl with the Dragon TattooJanuary 15 - Foreign Films with commentary by Shelly Isaacs; Film from Denmark, in Danish and Thai with English Subtitles, 2 to 5 p.m., Northwest Regional Library 
January 18
- The Stieg Larsson Series Book Discussion: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Margate Catharine Young Library
January 18 - Culture in the Pines: Bring Out the Your Fun, Artistic Side: Draw caricatures! 2 to 4 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
January 18 - Puppets to Go: Spectacular Seas Black-Light Puppet Show, all ages, 2 to 3 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center
January 21 - Let's Talk about Books: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Southwest Regional Library
Indian lady.January 23 - Movie Matinee Lunch: Multicultural romantic comedy, call for title: 954-201-2601, noon to 2 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
January 25 - The Bollywood Experience! In Celebration of Cultural Diversity Month. Please join us for a feature film, popcorn and drinks will be available, 1 to 4 p.m., Miramar Library and Education Center
January 25 - Twice Grammy-nominated guitarist and composer Jose Lezcano presents a solo guitar concert, Caribbean Currents and Latin Landscapes, sponsored by the Friends of the Hallandale Beach Branch Library, 4 to 5 p.m., Hallandale Beach Library
Exhibits: Art by Gloria Kelley, South Regional/Broward College Library; Cultural Diversity Book Display, Stirling Road Library; The Many Cultures of Broward County, Northwest Regional Library;  Our Diverse Cultures Book Display, Northwest Regional Library; Black History Month Information, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center;  Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life. 2nd floor, Cotilla Gallery, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center. 
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Take Free Foreign Language Classes
at Broward County Libraries – Online or
In Person!
 
Free classes in Spanish language are offered at select libraries to those who would like to learn another language. Currently, the following Broward County Library locations provide Spanish-language instruction; please call library directly for further details:

Online Classes: Use your Broward County Library Card to access free online language-learning courses including Transparent Language Online, formerly Byki, a powerful language learning system that uses flashcards to teach you a set of words or phrases. It is the fastest possible way to lock foreign words and phrases in your long term memory.

Language learners can also check out the Brainfuse Language Lab for live, one-on-one online tutoring that puts you directly in touch with free help. 
 
Visit a Foreign Country or Culture via Free Streaming, International Films from Broward County Libraries 
 
IndieFlixBroward County Libraries recently launched IndieFlix, a free service that lets library customers stream and watch award-winning independent films, television shows, shorts and documentaries from around the world – at no cost. Access streaming film-festival titles including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca as well as films from more than 50 countries.
 
Watch titles on Xbox, PC, Mac, Smartphone, Tablet and even Roku. IndieFlix requires Internet Explorer 10 or above, Chrome, Firefox or Safari Internet browser for optimal results! Sort by language, genre, intended audience or film length with easy-to-use filters.
 
Getting Started with IndieFlix

  • Visit the RBGateway page on the Library's website.
  • Select from Movies or Digital Magazines.
  • Enter your Broward County Library card number.
  • Make sure your computer has Internet Explorer 10 or above, Chrome, Firefox or Safari International Browser (needed to access IndieFlix).
  • Select title(s) for viewing. Sort and filter titles and genres as desired.
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