Global Holiday Celebrations
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Holiday happy snowmen in the sun and palm treesGlobal Holiday Celebrations at Broward County Library!

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
 
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS: CELEBRATIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
 
December 1-18 - Holiday Card Exchange: Recycle your cards from last year and send out a new season’s greeting to friends and family, 10AM to 6PM, South Regional/Broward College Library and Southwest Regional Library
December 1, 3, 5-8, 10, 12-15, 17, 19-22, 24, 27-31 - Interactive Winter Model Train Exhibit, 12 to 4PM, Southwest Regional Library
December 5, 12, 19 - Children’s Program: Making Friends Across Other Cultures, 4 to 5PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
December 8 - International Holiday Bingo, 6 to 7:30PM, Stirling Road Library
December 14 - Multicultural Holiday Party: For children and their families with stories, crafts and treats, all ages, 6 to 7PM, Pembroke Pines Library
December 14 - The Polar Express Family Pajama Night: All aboard for a retelling of this classic story, hot chocolate, a surprise gift from Santa and special tours of the Florida Citrus Model Train exhibit, preregister: 954-357-6733, Southwest Regional Library
December 15 - Celebrate the Winter Solstice: Solar and lunar viewing with the South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association, 5:30 to 8PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
Kwanzaa candle lightingDecember 17 - Holiday Extravaganza: Exchange favorite recipes, listen to music, sing karaoke, DIY gift wrap and hot chocolate bar, 2 to 3:30PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
December 18 - Holiday Cookie Exchange, 2 to 3:15PM, Young at Art Museum/Broward County Library
December 21 - Celebrate the Winter Solstice: Solar and lunar viewing with the South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association, 5:30 to 8PM, Southwest Regional Library
December 21 - Fun Customs, 5:30 to 7PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
December 27-31 - Children’s Kwanzaa Event: One People. 12/27: Kujichagulia Celebration; 12/28 and 12/29: Ujima Celebration; 12/30: Nia Celebration; 12/31: Kuumba Celebration; 12 to 5PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
December 28 - Celebrate 50 Years of Kwanzaa, 6 to 7:30PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
 
SOUNDS OF THE SEASON: PLAYS, MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AND MORE
 
December 3 - Bollywood Dance Performance and Workshop, 3 to 4:30PM, Weston Library
December 6 - Music Appreciation with Walter Ladden: Wagner, 10:30AM to 12PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
December 6 - Klezmer, Russian and Classical Music performed by pianist Mel Olman & violinist Alex Mikhalovsky. Free for members of the Friends of Tamarac Library, $3 for non-members, 1 to 2PM, Tamarac Library
December 10 - Atlantic Coast Theatre: Hans Brinker and the Quick Silver Rocket Skates, 2 to 3PM, Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University
December 10 - Papagayo Vocal Ensemble, 3 to 5PM, Weston Library
December 21 - Ukulele for the Holidays Performance, 6 to 7PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
 
Free Downloadable Holiday Music from the Library: Did you know you can download free songs, albums and music videos using your Broward County Library card. Use your card to access Hoopla or Freegal, two of the music providers the library offers. Search by artist or genre to find your perfect holiday sounds!
 
HOLIDAY LITERARY EVENTS: BOOK DISCUSSIONS, AUTHOR TALKS AND STORY TIMES
 
Woman reading in front the fireplace on the couchDecember 1 - Adult Literacy Event, 10AM to 6PM, Imperial Point Library
December 1 - Page Turner Book Discussion, 2 to 3PM, Fort Lauderdale Library
December 1, 8, 15, 22 - Family Storytime, 3 to 3:30PM, Tyrone Bryant Library
December 6 - Reading Round Table Book Discussion: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham, 2 to 3:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
December 6 - Writer's Group: Holiday Edition, 6 to 8PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
December 13 - Page Turners Book Club: A Higher Call by Adam Makos, 2 to 3PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
December 15 - Meet Robert Buschel, author of By Silent Majority, 12 to 1PM, Main Library
December 20 - Cultural Traditions Adult Literacy Event, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
December 20 - "Let's Talk About Books!" Book Club Discussion: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. A modern take on the character of Scrooge, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Southwest Regional Library
 
HANDS-ON HOLIDAY FUN
 
Handcrafted yarn snowmen Christmas themeDecember 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Color of Calm Adult Coloring and Relaxation. 12/1: Christmas Trees; 12/8: Ugly Sweaters; 12/15: Holiday Mandalas; ages 16 and over. 12/22 and 12/29: Family Edition, all ages, 1 to 2PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
December 1 - Holiday Tablescapes - Celebrations of the Season: Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Learn about each holiday with table settings, napkin folding and place card demonstrations, 2 to 3PM, Southwest Regional Library
December 1 - Teen Crafternoon: Holiday gifts, 4 to 6PM, Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University
December 3 - Holiday Origami Magic, 10:30AM to 12PM, Century Plaza/Leon Slatin Library
December 6 - Creating and Decorating a Gingerbread House, ages 6-12, 4 to 5PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
December 7 - Children’s Craft: Make a holiday lantern, 4 to 5PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
December 8 - Adult Coloring Workshop, 10:30AM to 12PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
December 8, 15, 21 - Children’s Craft: Celebrate Holiday Traditions. 12/8: Make a German holiday ornament; 12/15: Make a Haitian fanal; 12/21: Make a Jamaican junkanoo mask; ages 6-13, 4 to 5PM, North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
December 9 - Craft Club: Holiday Project, 3 to 4PM, Southwest Regional Library
December 10 - Craftapalooza: Make it and take it gifts for the holidays, 11AM to 4PM, Main Library
December 10 - Holiday Jewelry Making, 11AM to 12:30PM, Miramar Branch Library
December 12 - Holiday Cooking with Essential Oils, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Weston Library
December 13 - Upcycled Craft Projects: Gift wrap bow and magazine coaster, 5 to 6PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
December 13 - Family Holiday Crafts, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Carver Ranches Library
December 14 - Creating a Peg Doll with a Kimono, children's program, 4 to 5PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
December 14 - Kids Winter Crafting, 4 to 5PM, Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
December 17 - Color Your World: Learn coloring techniques with watercolor pencils with artist Barbara Freidberg; materials provided, 11AM to 12:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
December 17 - Holiday Ornament Workshop: ages 5 and up, 11AM to 12PM, preregister beginning 12/3: 954-357-8585. Young at Art Museum/Broward County Library
 
SEASONAL CINEMA: FILMS AND MOVIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

December 1, 8 - Afternoon Cinema: Holiday Movies, 3 to 6PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
December 8 - Movie Matinee: Salt of the Earth, 12 to 2:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
December 23 - Friday Flick, 3 to 5:30PM, Hollywood Library


Have an At-Home Holiday Film Festival with Free Downloadable Movies

Golden Winter movieMarry Me for Christmas movieHershel and the Hanukkah Goblins movie
 
Broward County Library has all holiday movies for the whole family that you can download for free with your Broward County Library card.
 
Access the Holiday Collection or Hoopla Holidays and find everything from classic films to winter romantic comedies to children’s favorites, all of them free and ready to download!

Get a Head Start on the Holidays with Great Magazines You Can Download for Free!

Artists and Illustrators magazineCloth paper Scissors magazineQuilting Arts Holiday magazineWoodcraft magazine
 
Here’s a sampling of the fantastic, free holiday magazines you can download using your Broward County Library card. Get ideas for holiday crafts, projects, handmade gifts, children’s fun, home décor and meals. Visit the Zinio magazine page for a full list of the publications you can access.
 
Holiday Arts and Crafts
 
Artists & Illustrators: This month’s issue focuses on Christmas scenes and how-to info on recreating family photos with paint, charcoal or pencil.
Christmas Ideas: Christmas Ideas brings holiday decorating to life and helps you create the best Christmas experience for your family and friends.
Cloth Paper Scissors: Learn how to create mixed-media holiday gifts and décor with detailed photos and step-by-step instructions for unique projects.
Quilting Arts Holiday: Find more than 20 seasonal projects and gift ideas. Modern art quilters will enjoy quick-to-make holiday décor, ornaments and gift projects.
Woodcraft Magazine: Project plans that let you create your own flat-pack holiday tree as well as workshop tips and techniques, tool reviews and more.
 
Fun Winter Magazines for Children and Families

Cricket magazineHighlights magazineLadybug magazineParents magazine

Cricket: The November/December issue is filled with stories of homecomings and gratitude as well as kid-friendly recipes, a new art contest and more holiday fun for children in grades 4-8.
Highlights for Children: Children ages 6-12 are invited to leap into winter with this issue, which offers both fiction and nonfiction stories, simple science experiments, fun craft projects and puzzles and games to celebrate the season.
Ladybug: Pre-schoolers and early readers will love this colorful holiday issue which features poems, songs, illustrations and a removable four-page craft insert.
Parents: Learn how to make holiday magic for your family with great ideas for cookies, crafts and more.
 
Food and Cooking
 
100 Best Cookies magazineAppetizers magazineEating Well magazineFood Gifts magazine

100 Best Cookies: This collection of best-loved cookies from the Better Homes and Gardens® Test Kitchen includes both perennial favorites and soon-to-be classics.
Appetizers: Make your holiday parties amazing with recipes from all over the world including 100-calorie appetizers for diet-conscious guests and ideas for cocktails to complement small-plate options.
Christmas Baking: With up-to-date recipes for old-fashioned treats, Christmas Baking makes some of the best-loved baked goods easy to make.
Eating Well: Learn how to make holiday recipes that are delicious and health-conscious.
Food Gifts: With the delicious recipes and clever packaging ideas in this magazine, anyone can make special edible gifts from inexpensive, readily available materials.
Food Network Magazine: 120 holiday recipes including easy Christmas breakfast and gingerbread cheesecake.
   
Home and Garden
 
Better Homes and Gardens magazineCountry Living Holidays magazineElle Décor magazineGood Housekeeping magazine

Better Homes and Gardens: Featuring 168 ways to celebrate the season including DIY garlands and holiday door décor.
Country Living Holidays: Hooray for the holidays issue includes ways to make your home cozy, bright and festive, country-style.
Elle Décor: The best stylish, seasonal décor is featured, including cozy retreats and stylish getaways for the winter.
Family Circle: Featuring Christmas cheer, gift ideas and recipes for the whole family.
Good Housekeeping: 358 festive ideas for holiday food, decorations, crafts and gifts.

New Lauderhill Central Park Library Opening on December 5th

Lauderhill Central Park Library renderingThe new Lauderhill Central Park Library, located at 3810 NW 11 Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311, will open on December 5th and will host an official grand opening celebration on December 16th at 10AM.
 
The day’s festivities, which are free and open to the public, will include opening remarks by community notables, music, refreshments, children’s activities and more. We’ll have more details in the next few weeks!

Get Informed and Stay Informed with Online Current Issues/Public Affairs Resources from Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library

Political ladyWith the recent elections, people are paying more attention to politics and public affairs than ever. Keep up with current events and issues with PAIS Index, one of the great online resources you can use with your free Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card.
 
PAIS Index provides citations and abstracts related to current issues and public affairs and includes references to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, research reports, conference reports, publications from international agencies, microfiche, web sites and more.
 
Don’t have a Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card? Apply online quickly and easily and begin exploring the wealth of resources available.

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