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Alvin Sherman Library


Summer is right around the corner and once again the Alvin Sherman Library is planning a wide array of free programming and events for children, tweens, teens and adults. We invite you to explore our library and all that it has to offer.

We will be closed May 30, in honor of Memorial Day.

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Plan your summer vacation using the resources of the Alvin Sherman Library. In addition to traditional travel guides like Frommers, Fodors and the Lonely Planet, try these following resources to make your summer vacation or any trip a great one!
World Folklore and FolkLife

Encyclopedia of Ecotourism
Don't forget our program on Tuesday, May 17 1-3pm Lab A called: Get Ready for Summer

E-NEWS : MAY 2011

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Children's Book Week

Wednesday, 4 10:30-11:30am
3-5 years with caregiver
Miss Meaganís Storytime Fun: Celebrate Childrenís Book Week with My Favorite Books for Storytime
Celebrate Childrenís Book Week with some of Miss Meaganís favorite books, including From Head to Toe by Eric Carle, Bark George by Jules Feiffer, and Reading Makes You Feel Good by Todd Parr.
Family Literacy University: Graduation Party!
Celebrate the graduates of Family Literacy University with a graduation ceremony with a special commencement speaker and a cupcake party! Little Learners Open Lab
Explore the world online with kid-friendly sites recommended by the American Library Association for Childrenís Great Web Sites for Kids committee.

Thursday, 5 10:30-11:15am   6-36 months with caregiver
Tiny Tots Storytime: 5 of My Favorite Books for Children’s Book Week
Celebrate Children’s Book Week with some of Miss Meagan’s favorite books with the number 5, including Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow, Five Green and Speckled Frogs by Priscilla Burris, Five Little Ducks by Ivan Bates and Five for a Little One by Chris Raschka, and Five Little Firefighters by Tom Graham.
Family Literacy University: Graduation Party!
Celebrate the graduates of Family Literacy University with a graduation ceremony with a special commencement speaker and a cupcake party!

Sunday,1 2-3pm
Learn what it’s like to be a professional illustrator with entertaining presentations by award-winning author/illustrator Henry Cole and pop-up book artist and illustrator, Chuck Fischer.
3-4 p.m. Meet and greet reception and book signing. Free refreshments and children’s crafts! Click here to learn more about the illustrators!

Saturday, 14 10:30-11am        Ages 3-5 years
All Star Storytime for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Provides a special opportunity for parents of children with ASD to experience a library storytime with their child. Our monthly program is modeled after a traditional library preschool storytime with the addition of adapted/enhanced materials (created with MSI’s Baudhuin Preschool and UM-NSU CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities) for learning storytime skills. A child must be accompanied by a parent or other primary caregiver, who will be an active participant with the child. Class size is limited to 10 children. Pre-registration is required.

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Hang out in the Teen Room! Play PS3 & Xbox360 video games, watch movies, or even do homework! The Teen Room is open after school and on weekends just for teens ages 13-18 whenever a Teen Room Host is available.

Check the Teen Room Blog for volunteer info, teen events, and lists of new library materials for ages 13-18, here.

Find us on Facebook! “Like” the Teen Events at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library Facebook Fan Page here, and receive info on upcoming teen events for ages 13-18.

Tuesday, 3 5:30-6pm       Ages 15-18 Teen Manga Club
Join fellow Otaku (fan of manga) and discuss your favorite shōnen and shōjo! Cos-play is optional and costumes must follow the library’s dress code.

Tuesday, 3 6-6:30pm       Ages 13-18 Teen Video Game Club
Share your favorite video game codes and strategies while you play PS3 and Xbox360 in the Teen Room!

Wednesday, 4 5-6pm           Ages 13-18 Free Sketch Teen Art Club
Like to draw, design, and inspire? Practice your skills and share techniques with fellow artists in the Teen Room. Bring your own materials.

Wednesday, 4 5:30-6pm      Mature readers, ages 15-18
Banned Books A Clockwork OrangeTeen Book Club
This month’s book is A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. After being sent to rehab, former teenage gang member, Alex, transforms into a model citizen struggling to resist the temptation to slip back to his old brutal behaviors.

Thursday, 5 5:30-6pm     Ages 15-18 Fantasy Fanatics’ Teen Book Club
The UgliesThis month’s book is Uglies by Scott Westerfield. Right before Tally’s 16th birthday and transformation into a “Pretty,” she befriends a girl named Shay who causes her to question their impeding operation to lose their unique identities.

Saturday, 6 4:45-5:30pm           TAB Meeting
Discuss plans for our upcoming teen events and meet your newly elected TAB officers! For current TAB Members, Teen Room Hosts, and interested Teen Volunteers

Saturday, 6 5:30-6pm    Ages 15-18 Romance Readers’ Teen Book Club
Scrambled Eggs at MidnightThis month’s book is Scrambled Eggs at Midnight by Brad Barkley. Calliope and Eliot, two15-year-olds in Asheville, North Carolina, begin to acknowledge some unpleasant truths about their parents and form their own ideas about love.

Saturday, 28 2-4pm        Ages 14-18 Teen Volunteer Orientation
Earn community service hours for school! Visit the 1st floor, PLS Desk or the Teen Room Blog for applications and instructions. Applications must be submitted prior to orientation and applicants will be contacted via email on a first come, first serve basis to attend. Limited spaces are available.

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Sunday, 1 12-4pm Genealogical Society of Broward County
The Genealogical Society of Broward County's meets monthly with an open lab (12-2pm). This months' program begins at 2:30pm

Boomer Initiative Entrepreneur Workshop: If you’re a Boomer who is retired or will soon retire and you are thinking about starting your own business or are a small business owner already wanting to accelerate growth or add a social impact component to your business, you won’t want to miss the Boomer Entrepreneur Initiative. These workshops are presented by the Florida Women's Business Center (FWBC) and funded by the Community Foundation of Broward. The FWBC is a program of the TED Center. Registration is required - maximum 15 persons.
Monday, 2 Social Media & Marketing 6-7:30pm      Room 3018
Saturday, 21 Branding Your Business 6-7:30pm      Room 3018

Saturday, 7   1-2pm 1st Floor, Room 1017 Short Sales Workshop
Realtor Associate Shohab Virk will cover the pros and cons of a short sale and how it compares to foreclosures. Mr. Virk is associated the company, The Realty Factor. He and his partners have a combined experience in real estate of over 30 years.

Saturday, 14 1 – 2 pm, 1st Floor, Room 1017 Asian Delight
Chef Bil Mitchell returns to Alvin Sherman Library and applies his distinctive style to an Asian favorite. Chef Mitchell is the first promoted Apron's Resident Chef of Publix and teaches regularly at the Plantation Publix Apron’s Cooking School. He has worked and managed various regional and seafood restaurants in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Florida over the last 26 years. For more information, please call 954-262-5477. 

Sunday, 15 2 - 4PM 2nd Floor Gallery
Culture Vultures: A Japanese Garden in South Florida
Reiko Nishioka, Director of Education at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, will introduce the audience to George Morikami, explain the Yamato Colony, and share the legacy left to South Florida by these early settlers.

Saturday 28 12:30-2:30PM African Diaspora Genealogy Group
Join others interested in learning more about African Diaspora genealogy. This support group meets informally on the fourth Saturday of every month at the Alvin Sherman Library. For more information about the group contact

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Tuesday, 10 1-3pm Lab A Computer Basics
Llearn basic computer skills in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Class size is limited, reserve your spot TODAY!

Tuesday,  17 1-3pm Lab A Get Ready for Summer
Learn about online tools to help you get prepared for summer. Explore resources for data storage and equipment backup tips (Hurricane Season begins June 1st) as well as travel planning and sites designed to help you become a more educated and cost conscious consumer.

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