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At Nova Southeastern University, we love Sharks! That's why in honor of our Libraries' 10th anniversary, we celebrate Shark Pride with the opening of a new exhibit featuring original artwork by Guy Harvey. Many of his pieces aren't what you would normally expect from this celebrated artist and conservationist. If you want to catch a sneak preview, you can join our Circle of Friends on April 4th! Proceeds raised by Circle of Friends help support library programming and collections.


Extended Hours were open 7am - 1 am Sunday, April 15th thru Friday, May 4th


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Children and Tweens

Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 11:30 am (Ages 3 - 5 with caregiver)

Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes that foster early literacy and the love of reading. Learn how to develop the six skills your child needs to be ready to read. Explore the world online with kid-friendly sites recommended by librarians. Recommended for children ages 3-5 years with their caregivers. First floor, Room 1017.

10:30 am - 11:00 am: Stories & Songs
11:00 am - 11:15 am: Craft & Family Literacy University
11:15 am - 11:30 am: Little Learners’ Computer Lab

April 4: Live Jazz Music with Mr. Greg!
April 11: The Bookworm Show: A Celebration of National Library Week. Hooray for books! Children’s entertainer extraordinaire Suzy Hammer entertains with magical stories and songs that celebrate libraries and reading.
April 18: Sharks! In honor of the Guy Harvey exhibit
April 25: Bilingual Storyteller Marci Poppins: A Celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros

Family Literacy University
Learn how to develop the six skills your child needs to be ready to read.
Little Learners Open Lab
Explore the world online with kid-friendly sites recommended by librarians.

Little Minnows Storytime

Thursdays, 10:30 am - 11:15 am (Ages 6 - 36 months with caregiver)
April 5, 12, 19, 26

Inspire your future reader at storytime and experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition.
First Floor, Room 1017.

10:30 am - 11:00 am: Stories & Songs
11:00 am - 11:15 am:
Free Play & Family Literacy University

After School Craft Hour
Friday, April 20, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Ages 6 and up)

Join us in craft-making and music inspired by all the wonders of the ocean! After the craft hour, be sure to check out the artwork of premier marine wildlife artist, Dr. Guy Harvey. First Floor, Room 1017.

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Science Fair Success! Online Homework Helper Resources for Kids
Sunday, April 22, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Ages 8-11)

Learn how to use the Library’s Online Homework Helper resources to select, research, and present the perfect science experiment.

First Floor, Lab 12, Room 1033.

Alice in Wonderland! Adventures in Dali-Land: A Cano/ Hammond Puppetry World Premiere
Saturday, April 28
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Ages 6 and up)

Prepare to be dazzled by this visually exciting surreal retelling of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by master puppeteers Pablo Cano and Jim Hammond. Pablo Cano, renowned South Florida found-object artist and creator of whimsical sculptures and marionettes, and Jim Hammond, puppet designer, producer, artistic director (credits include The Lion King, and Snow White), will expand your imagination with this modern puppetry version of the Lewis Carroll classic. 

Thanks to the Charles P. Ferro Foundation for its generous sponsorship of the Live at the Sherman Library series. Second Floor, Gallery.

Paco Moreno and Friends: Live Latin Music Concert for Children in honor of El día de los niños/El día de los libros
Monday, April 30, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (All Ages)

Celebrate 10 years of linking children to books, languages, and culture with a Family Fiesta in honor of the El día de los niños/El día de los libros/Children’s Day Book Day. Enjoy a live music concert featuring music and dance from Latin America and Spain. Free refreshments! Second Floor, Gallery.


Computer Classes

Computer Camp: Windows Live™ SkyDrive
Tuesday, April 10, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to use Windows Live™ SkyDrive an online file storage service. Once you use this service, you can access your uploaded materials from any computer connected to the Internet. Pre-requisites: Basic computer skills and Windows Live ID (Hotmail or Messenger account). Second Floor, Lab B.

Computer Camp: Autism Resources
Saturday, April 21, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Find relevant, reliable information on autism online. Prerequisite: the ability to use the keyboard and mouse. Second Floor, Lab B.

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Lunch and Learn: Piscibus Marinis: The History of Fish illustration
Tuesday, April 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Nora Quinlan, Director of Reference talks about the the development of the art and science of natural history book illustration with a focus on the history of fish illustration. Location: TBD

Culture Vultures Presents:
Culture VulturesA Child Al Confino
Sunday, April 15, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Author Eric Lamet will introduce his new nonfiction account of a young Jewish boy’s life in an Italian internment camp under Fascist rule. This is a book of love and hope that recounts an important, untold chapter of World War II history.
Second Floor, Gallery.

Lunch and Learn:  Ancient Gardens of the Deep: Crinoids in Science, History and Art
Tuesday, April 17, 1:00 pm
- 2:00 pm

Presentation by NSU Professor Charles Messing, Division of Math, Science, and Technology Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. Location: TBD

Grant Preparation Basics - Proposal Writing 101: Nuts and Bolts
Tuesday, April 17, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get grant writing tips, learn about available tools and resources, and speak to a Grants Professional. Second Floor, Lab A

Gyotaku: the Art of Fish Printing
Saturday, April 21, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn the Japanese art of Gyotaku. Over a hundred years ago JapaneseFish print - took rubbing of the fish they caught to document their catch. The intricate beauty of the fish was captured and preserved. Today the same technique is used to make prints and decorate fabric. Location: TBD

Poetry Workshop
Saturday, April 21, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Celebrate poetry writing month by creating works of poetry at this workshop led by NSU professor Kate Ann Heidelbach. Second Floor, Lab B.


National Preservation Week: Preserving your Family Records
Tuesday, April 24, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Celebrate Preservation Week by learning how to protect and preserve your valuable family records for future generations. Location: TBD

National Preservation Week: Proper Care of Photograph CollectionsThursday, April 26, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Celebrate Preservation Week by learning how to protect and preserve your valuable family photographs for future generations.

Nora Quinlan, Director of Reference at the Alvin Sherman Library, will do a presentation on the history of photography and how to take care of your family photographs. Location: TBD

Early Identification of Autism and Developmental "Red Flags"
Saturday, April 28, 2012, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Psychologist Melissa Hale of the UM-NSU CARD office presents information on Red Flags and Early Identification of Autism. This presentation covers information development across the first few years of life, with particular emphasis on development problems that may be suggestive of autism or other social-communication difficulties. Specific “red flags” will be described. In addition, we will cover what to do next if a child is displaying concerning behavior.

UM-NSU CARD is an outreach and support program serving people with autism and related disabilities, their families, and professionals who work with them.
First Floor, Room 1017.

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Genealogical Society of Broward County:
Sunday, April 1, 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

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, noon - 2 p.m.) and the Genealogical Society of Broward County business meeting (which begins at 2 p.m.). Sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Broward County.
Second Floor, Lab A.

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