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American Heritage Month
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Celebrate the History of the United States
This Month @ Broward County Library!

American bald eagle wings open in front of the U.S. flagCelebrate the heritage and history of the U.S. of A. this July at Broward County Library with fun, free events that will entertain, inform, educate and enlighten. From bluegrass music to book discussions, you can explore the nation’s past this summer at your library.
 
Free American Heritage Events
 
July 2 - Book Talk: One Summer: America, 1927, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Northwest Regional Library
July 12 - Literary Cinema: Celebrate American Heritage Month with an American hero movie and popcorn, 3 to 5 p.m., Imperial Point Library
July 19 - Shade Tree Pickers Bluegrass Band, 1 to 2 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
July 24 - Reel to Real Talk: A Film Forum with Commentary, George M. Cohan classic, 12 to 2:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
July 26 - Medicinal Plants Used by Native Americans, 2 to 3 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
 
Book Display: Stirling Road
 
Citizenship Corners Now in 17 Broward County Libraries
 

The Citizenship Corner display at the Jan Moran Collier City Learning Center
The Citizenship Corner at Jan Moran Collier City Learning Center
Seventeen Broward County Libraries have been equipped with resources to assist immigrants with the naturalization process. The resources include the N-400 forms, flyers and brochures for customers to take as well as books, DVDs and CDs will be available for check-out for customers to prepare for the citizenship exam and interview.
 
Each of these locations has designated an area in the library that displays these items and will be considered to be the Citizenship Corner in that branch. The corners will allow immigrants of Broward County to have access to the various citizenship resources and information about the naturalization process. Newcomers seeking information about becoming a citizen can come to one of these libraries for resources, information and will not have to travel to the USCIS office. Fourteen of these locations offer citizenship classes and English classes.
 
Staff is available to assist customers with resources and accessing the USCIS website. For more information contact the Learning Services office at 954-357-6230 or learningservices@Broward.org.
 
Citizenship Corners Locations

A group of small hand-held american flags standing tall next to one another with blue, red and white ribbons aboveFree, Live Online Tutoring for U.S. Citizenship Test Available at BCL! 
 
Get free, live online tutoring for the United States citizenship exam from Broward County Library at HelpNow from Brainfuse. Find practice tests and resources to help you prepare for the test – all you need is a Broward County Library card to connect with a live tutor. Achieve your goals with Broward County Library – it’s free, easy and available online.

Archives
American Heritage Books & Resources at BCL

Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts
Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
Public and Private Papers by Thomas Jefferson
Burr: A Novel by Gore Vidal
Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution by Mark Puls
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
A Son of Thunder: Patrick Henry and the American Revolution by Henry Mayer
Betsy Ross and the Making of America by Marla R. Miller
Some American Ladies; Seven Informal Biographies by Minnigerode, Meade (includes Rachel Jackson, Louisa Adams, Elizabeth Monroe, Peggy Eaton, Dolley Madison, Abigail Adams, Martha Washington)