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Travel the world this summer at the Alvin Sherman Library. On Sunday, June 12th our Public Library Services team kicks-off the summer rewards reading program with an Island Hopping adventure! Remember, Summer Reading equals rewards (prizes)! Your entire family can join us this summer as we have programming for adults, teens, tweens and children. Take a Journey this summer and learn and have fun. Best of all, there is no charge for any of our programs or events.

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E-NEWS : JUNE 2011

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Sunday, June 12 1-4pm         All ages with caregiver
An Island Hopping Summer Reading Kick-Off Event!

South Florida Parenting helps the Alvin Sherman Library kick-off its summer with a fun Island Hopping adventure. Limbo Contest with Prizes,Hula Contest, Polynesian Lei Craft and Proud Show. Explore the best kept secret for free summer fun at the Sherman Library! Your library card is your passport to adventure around the world this summer! Sign up today and win prizes for reading all summer long!

Thursdays - Silly Stories with The Shermanettes
10:30-11:15am     All ages with caregiver

Every week, the Shermananettes, winners of the South Florida Parenting Kid’s Crown Award, take a world-wide, whirlwind voyage ! Travel the world through books, art, literature and puppetry with silly stories and songs. Special Shermanettes guests will be featured on these dates:
June 16: Silly Stories with the Shermanettes
June 23: Jerry's Jungle Adventure Puppet Show
June 30: Silly Stores with the Shermanettes

Super Special Saturdays
Saturdays         2-3pm     All ages with caregiver
June 18
: Swami Salami & Professor O Puppet Show!
Duck in a Truck’s puppet show is guaranteed to quack you up!
June 25: Aesop’s Tortoise and the Hare Puppet Show!
Professional puppeteer Bob Nathanson entertains audience with this classic children’s tale.

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Totally Tweens Tuesdays
June 14: Millennia the Muse's Greek Myths & Masks Calling all Percy Jackson fans!

Meet Millennia the Muse and learn about Zeus, Aphrodite, Medusa, and the Gods of Olympus. Make a mask and more!
June 21: Puppetry from Asia to Hollywood
With Professional Puppeteers Bob and Elise Nathanson. Take home a shadow puppet kit!
June 28: NY Kosher Kitchen with professional chef, Robyne Friedland
Cook and Eat! This session has limited space pre-register in person or call 954-262-5477.

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Teens Events
Get Your Game On! Hang out in the Teen Room and play PS3 & Xbox360. Call for times!
Teen Volunteer Orientation
2-4pm      Ages 14-18
May 28, June 11, & July 9
Last call, limited spaces! Applications & details at
June 15    4-5pm Cook!
International Cooking & Taste-testing with Chef Robyne Friedland
June 17   6-7pm Dance! Zumba Workout with Elsa Vasquez
June 22   4-5pm Drama! Behind-the-Scenes
Puppetry Isn’t Just for Kids with Puppets to Go.
June 29    4-6pm Draw! Drawing Caricatures with artist Wendy Reingold.

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Books can whisk you away to a different place or time. Discover new places and win prizes by participating in the 2011 Summer Adult Reading Program Novel Destinations.
June 19: Henna Body Art
Sabah Raja takes you on a journey into the world of Indian henna tattooing. She’ll share henna traditions and different application techniques.

Saturday, June 18 11am-12pm
Computer Camp: Fiction Connection
Discover titles similar to books you already enjoy or explore new genres using the database, Fiction Connection. An Alvin Sherman Library card is required to view the database.

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Sunday, June 5 12pm-4pm Stories To Be told – Ancestral ResearchThe Genealogical Society of Broward County (GSBC) members and guests present a program on stories on ancestral research. Learn about the research, tools and techniques it took to find the family stories and perhaps see a few old photos of family members. The Genealogical Society of Broward County's monthly meeting is held at the Alvin Sherman Library.The program begins at 2:30 pm after the GSBC open lab (12-2 pm) and the Genealogical Society of Broward County business meeting (which begins at 2 pm).

Saturday, June 25 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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