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The Sounds of Summer
Broward County > Library > News > Spotlights > The Sounds of Summer
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Lady holding her headphones on her ears, singing along to the music.Every summer has a soundtrack. Whether it’s via an iPod by the pool or boom box at the beach, great tunes make the perfect backdrop to sunny-day fun. With Broward County Libraries, you can spend less on summer sounds and more on your perfect vacation!

Free Concerts and Musical Events for Adults

Hands playing the guitar.June 18 – Mozart: A classical music appreciation program presented by Walter Ladden. Enjoy the history, culture and sounds of this famous composer, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Hallandale Beach Library, 954-357-6380
June 24 – Groundbreaking Music and Dances of the 1970s, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 954-357-7670
June 30 – Jazz in the Gallery: Enjoy free, live jazz with vocalist Terry Sullivan and guitarist Frank Carmelitano, 2 to 3 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Gold Coast Jazz Society, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, 954-262-5477
July 2 – Chopin: A classical music appreciation program presented by Walter Ladden. Enjoy the history, culture and sounds of this famous composer, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Hallandale Beach Library, 954-357-6380
July 10 – Schumann: A classical music appreciation program presented by Walter Ladden. Enjoy the history, culture and sounds of this famous composer, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Davie/Cooper City Library, 954-357-6399
July 14 – Jazz in the Gallery: Enjoy free, live jazz with guitarist Devin Arne and Trio, 2 to 3 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Gold Coast Jazz Society, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, 954-262-5477
July 16 – Beethoven: A classical music appreciation program presented by Walter Ladden. Enjoy the history, culture and sounds of this famous composer, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Hallandale Beach Library, 954-357-6380
July 20 – Shade Tree Pickers Bluegrass Band - Free Concert, 2 to 3 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library, 954-201-2600
July 27 – Matthew Sabatella: The Real Florida! Viva Florida 500 Music and History of the Sunshine State, 2 to 3 p.m., Northwest Regional Library, 954-357-7990
July 28 – Jazz in the Gallery: Enjoy free, live jazz from the Inner Court, 2 to 3 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Gold Coast Jazz Society, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, 954-262-5477
July 30 – Tchaikovsky: A classical music appreciation program presented by Walter Ladden. Enjoy the history, culture and sounds of this famous composer, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Hallandale Beach Library, 954-357-6380

For more information on summer programs and events for adults, visit the online event calendar or download the Adult Summer Reading Program booklet.

Children’s entertainer Darrell House

Free Concerts and Musical Events for Children and Teens

June 19 – Lunch Bunch: Bring your lunch and a friend and have fun making an instrument and singing along with Betty, ages 5-12, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Sunrise Dan Pearl Library, 954-357-7440
June 19, 26 and July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – Music with Mar, ages 0-2, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Davie/Cooper City Library, 954-357-6399
June 20 – The Music of Darrell House, award-winning children’s author, poet and singer/songwriter, 1 to 2 p.m., North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 954-357-6660
June 22 – Dig Into Reading Kick-off Party with Darrell House, award-winning children’s author, poet and singer, 4 to 5 p.m., Hallandale Beach Library, 954-357-6380
June 22 – The Music of Darrell House, award-winning children’s author, poet and singer/songwriter, 11 a.m. to noon, Miramar Library and Education Center, 954-357-8090
June 22 – Super Saturday: American Tapestry Classical Music Concert, ages 5 and up, 2 to 3 p.m., Miniaci Theater. Call library for free tickets, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, 954-262-5477
June 25 and July 9, 16, 23, 30 – Tales & Tunes for Tots, ages 18-36 months with caregiver, 11 to 11:30 a.m., Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library
June 28 – Billy Joe Bob Show: Music, songs and activities, ages 6-11, 2 to 3 p.m., Lauderdale Lakes Library, 954-357-8650
July 2 – Billy Joe Bob Show: Music, songs and activities, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lauderhill Mall Library, 954-357-7833
July 10 – Tiny Diggers Dig Noise: Music for Toddlers with Bruna Brandao, followed by craft and free play, ages 12-35 months, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free ticketed event, first come/first served. No large groups, North Regional/Broward College Library, 954-201-2600
July 17 – Dance! Dance! Stop! Fun musical activity with D.J. Penn House, ages 3-10, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free ticketed event for families, first come/first served. Large groups must preregister: 954-201-2626, North Regional/Broward College Library, 954-201-2600
July 17 – “Dig These Haitian Traditions,” music, drums and stories by Lucrece Louisdhon/Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater, 2 to 3 p.m., Northwest Library, 954-357-6599
July 18 – Billy Joe Bob Show: Music, songs and activities, all ages, 1 to 2 p.m., North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 954-357-6660
July 20 – Billy Joe Bob Show: Music, songs and activities, all ages, 2 to 3 p.m., Tamarac Library, 954-765-1500
July 22 – Bilingual Folk Tales and Music with Kim Rivers and Nancy Crockford, 10:15 a.m. to 12 noon, (Note: Large groups must pre-register: 954-357-7504), Main Library, 954-357-7504
July 23 – Billy Joe Bob Show: Music, songs and activities, 3 to 4 p.m., Hallandale Beach Library, 954-357-6380
July 24 –The Music of Darrell House, award-winning children’s author, poet and singer, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Century Plaza Leon Slatin Library, 954-357-7740
July 29 – Traditional and Contemporary Music from the Andes by Paco Moreno and Wayna, 10:15 a.m. to 12 noon, (Note: Large groups must pre-register: 954-357-7402) Main Library, 954-357-7504
July 31 – Summer Grand Finale with award-winning children’s author, poet and singer/songwriter Darrell House, prizes and fun, all ages, 2 to 3 p.m., Lauderdale Lakes Library, 954-357-8650
August 2 – Summer Finale with the Music of Darrell House, award-winning children’s author, poet and singer/songwriter, all ages, 1 to 2 p.m., Pembroke Pines Walter C. Young Resource Center, 954-357-6750
August 3 – Super Saturday: Rock and Roll Interactive Dance Show: High-energy music and dance from Fantasy Theatre Factory, all ages, 2 to 3 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, 954-262-5477
August 3 – The Music of Darrell House, award-winning children’s author, poet and singer/songwriter, 2 to 2:30 p.m., Riverland Library, 954-357-7455

For more information on summer programs and events for children, visit the children and teens online event calendar or download the Children and Teens Summer Reading Program booklet.

Freegal – Download Five Free Songs a Week Courtesy of Broward County Libraries Division

Lady dancing to music holding her iPod.Freegal Free Digital Music Downloads offers free access to millions of songs from over 10,000 labels including Sony Music’s catalog of current and classic artists from around the world. Download up to five songs per week using your Broward County Library card. Once downloaded, the songs never expire, time-out or disappear. Just log on to the service with your library card number and PIN (the last 4 digits of your phone number). Download a few tunes today and take them with you on your phone or portable music player. Visit the Freegal website to get started, or download the Freegal app for Apple or Android.

Need Help Downloading Music? Broward County Libraries Division Offers Free Classes to Get You Started!

June 26 – Mine for “Gold” Records with Freegal, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library, 954-357-7990
June 29 – Download Free Music from Freegal, 1 to 2 p.m., Southwest Regional Library, 954-357-6580
July 6 – Download Free Music from Freegal, 1 to 2 p.m., Southwest Regional Library, 954-357-6580
July 10 – Learn how to access Freegal, free music, and Zinio, free magazines, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 954-357-7670
July 18 – Download Music for Free with Freegal, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., North Regional/Broward College Library, 954-201-2600
July 29 – Freegal Music – Free Music Now! 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tyrone Bryant Library, 954-357-8210
August 7 – Freegal Music – Free Music Now! 1 to 2 p.m., Tyrone Bryant Library, 954-357-8210

Archives
Materials and Resources on Anancy, Caribbean Heritage and Juneteenth from Broward County Libraries Division:

Caribbean: Art at the Crossroads of the World, edited by Deborah Cullen

Juneteenth: A Novel, by Ralph Ellison

Juneteenth Texas: Essays in African-American Folklore, edited by Francis Abernethy

Peoples of the Caribbean: An Encyclopedia of Archeology and Traditional Culture, by Nicholas J. Saunders

The Contemporary Caribbean: History, Life and Culture Since 1945, by Olylwyn Blouet

For Children and Teens:

Anancy and Mr. Dry Bone, by Fiona French (Picture Book)

Come Juneteenth, by Ann Rinaldi (Young Adult Fiction)

First Palm Trees: An Anancy Spiderman Story, by James Berry (For Young Readers)

Foods of the Caribbean, by Barbara Sheen (For Young Readers)

Juneteenth: Celebrating the End of Slavery, by Janey Levy (For Young Readers)

Traditional Crafts from the Caribbean, by Florence Temko (For Young Readers)