Holiday Happenings
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December 1, 2016
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Holiday Happenings and Cultural Celebrations

Sand snowman standing in front of a coconut treeDecember 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 - Multi-Cultural Holiday Party for Children and Their Families with Stories, Crafts & 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
December 17 - Holiday Extravaganza: Exchange favorite recipes, listen to music, sing karaoke, do-it-yourself 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 - 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 County Library
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Sounds of the Season: Plays, Musicals 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 and 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
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Holiday Literary Events: Book Discussions, Author Talks and Story Times

December 1
- Adult Literacy Event, 10AM to 6PM, Imperial Point Library
December 1 - Page Turner Book Discussion, 2 to 3PM, Fort Lauderdale Reading Center
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 10 - Children’s Program: Wags ‘n Tales, 2 to 3PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
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
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Seasonal Cinema: 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
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Origami, Coloring and More Hands-On Holiday Fun

December 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 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


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World AIDS Day is December 1, 2016

December 1 - HIV/AIDS Awareness, 10AM to 4PM, Pompano Beach Library
December 1 - Movie Matinee: Yesterday, 12 to 2:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library 

Digital Downloads

laptop and tablet and mobile phoneDecember 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Rosetta Stone, 3:30 to 4:30PM, Tyrone Bryant Library
December 1, 8, 15 - eBooks, Audiobooks, Magazines, Music, Movies and More, preregister: 954-357-6409, 2:30 to 3:30PM, Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
December 1, 8, 15, 22 - Open House: eBooks, Movies and Magazines, 12 to 1PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
December 3, 17 - iPad, 10:30AM to 12:30PM, Miramar Library
December 7 - eBooks, 3 to 4PM, Main Library
December 10 - eBooks, 2:30 to 4:30PM, Miramar Library
December 14 - Music, 3 to 3:30PM, Main Library
December 14 - Movies, 3:30 to 4PM, Main Library
December 19 - eBooks, Magazines and Movies, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Pompano Beach Library
December 21 - Magazines, 3 to 4PM, Main Library

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Center yourself this holiday season with meditation, yoga and more

December 3 - Exercises of Falun Dafa, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Northwest Regional Library
December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Meditation for World Peace, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Carver Ranches Library
December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Tai Chi 4 Your Health Begin a new tradition this season, 12 to 1PM, Carver Ranches Library
December 5 - Meditation for Peace and Illumination: Cleanse your aura in this one-hour mediation session, 6 to 7PM, Miramar Library
December 6, 13, 20 - Meditation and Relaxation, 10AM to 12PM, Hollywood Library
December 6 - Solar/Lunar Viewing with the South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association, 6 to 8PM, Miramar Library
December 6 - Forgiveness is a Gift, 6 to 8PM, Miramar Library
December 19 - All Levels Hatha Yoga Class: Followed by guided relaxation/meditation, 6 to 7PM, Miramar Library
December 21 - Stress Management: Take the stress out of holiday preparations, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Carver Ranches Library

Broward County Library: Expanded Hours

New Expanded Hours: Since June 2016, BCL has expanded hours of operation at 15 branch library locations.

  • Woman doing yoga on rocks facing the oceanCentury Plaza/Leon Slatin Library
    Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (NEW), Friday, Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: Closed
  • Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library
    Hours: Monday, Thursday: 12PM to 8PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday (NEW), Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: Closed
  • Davie/Cooper City Library
    Hours: Monday, Tuesday: 12 to 8PM; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (NEW), Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: Closed
  • Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
    Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (NEW), Saturday: 10AM to 6PM Tuesday, Thursday: 12 to 8PM; Sunday: Closed
  • Fort Lauderdale Reading Center
    Hours: Monday (NEW), Wednesday (NEW), Thursday (NEW), Friday: 10AM to 6PM; Tuesday: 12 to 8PM; Saturday, Sunday: Closed
  • Hallandale Library
    Hours: Monday, Tuesday: 12 to 8PM; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (NEW), Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: Closed
  • Imperial Point Branch Library
    Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday (NEW), Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Tuesday, Wednesday: 12 to 8PM; Sunday: Closed
  • Lauderdale Lakes Branch Library
    Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (NEW), Saturday: 10AM to 6PM Tuesday, Thursday: 12 to 8PM; Sunday: Closed
  • Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
    Hours: Monday, Tuesday: 12 to 8PM; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (NEW), Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: Closed
  • Pembroke Pines Library
    Hours: Monday, Wednesday: 8AM to 8PM; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8AM to 4PM; Saturday: 10AM to 6PM (NEW); Sunday: Closed
  • Pompano Beach Library
    Hours: Monday, Wednesday: 12 to 8PM; Tuesday, Thursday (NEW), Friday, Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: Closed
  • Riverland Library
    Hours: Monday, Thursday: 12 to 8PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday (NEW), Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: Closed
  • Sunrise Dan Pearl Library
    Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday (NEW), Saturday, 10AM to 6PM; Tuesday, Wednesday: 12 to 8PM; Sunday: Closed
  • Tyrone Bryant Library
    Hours: Monday, Thursday: 12 to 8PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday (NEW), Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: Closed
  • West Regional Library
    Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (NEW): 10 to 8PM; Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10AM to 6PM
  • New! Lauderhill Central Park Library
    3810 NW 11 Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311
    Opening December 5, 2016
    Grand Opening Celebration – December 16th at 10AM

Destination Fridays logoDestination Fridays

February 3, 2017
Harlem Renaissance, NYC


African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
6:30 to 9:30PM
After-hours, over-21 event

For ticket info, call 954-357-6210 or visit Broward.org/Library/Fridays

Holiday cardWarmly Remembering

A Selection of Vintage Holiday Cards, Books and Objects

On Display through February 28, 2017

Broward County Main Library, Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, 6th Floor

Fast Lane two checkered flagsFast Lane

What is the Fast Lane?
It’s the quickest, easiest way to check out items!

Fast Lane is available at these locations:

  • African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
  • Carver Ranches
  • Davie/Cooper City
  • Deerfield Beach Percy White
  • Jan Moran Collier City
  • Lauderhill Central Park
  • Main Library
  • Margate Catharine Young
  • Miramar
  • North Lauderdale
  • Northwest Regional
  • Pembroke Pines
  • South Regional/Broward College
  • Stirling Road
  • Sunrise Dan Pearl
  • Tamarac
  • West Regional
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