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Alvin Sherman Library

Letter from the Editor

As we begin our summer countdown in recognition of our 10th anniversary, this month we celebrate FAMILY. As a valued patron, we hope the Alvin Sherman Library has become an integral part of your family. We encourage you to take advantage of the many unique programs and events offered each month. Enjoy the library's exhibits, including this month's Guy Harvey exhibit with its lunch and learn series. You'll enjoy the exquisite original artwork by Guy Harvey featuring illustrations depicting
"The Old Man and the Sea."
Learn about another culture by celebrating Asian Pacific Month or research your family
tree with the help of our ongoing Genealogy series or online resources. Your little ones will love this month's Live! at the Sherman Library event: Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective, performed by Fantasy Factory Theatre. Make the library part of your family's legacy.

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

the library will be closed on Memorial Day- Monday May 28th

On Display

Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection

Hundreds of important dramatic works in streaming audio from the curated archive of the nation's premiere radio theatre company.

Classical Music in Video
The definitive online collection for the study of classical music in video format with 1,000 hours of classical music performances and master classes captured on video.

Grove Encyclopedia of
American Art

Searchable art encyclopedia with over 2000 entries and 700 images on topics, terms and artists in the field of American Art.

"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift." - Kate DiCamillo

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10 Years of...Family

Celebrate Asian Pacific Month

Pregistration for Children Summer Reading

Live at the Sherman presents Gordon Gumshoe

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

May 2: Ocean Commotion
May 9: Storytime Graduation!

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)

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

May 3: Little Minnows Storytime
May 10: Storytime Graduation

Live at the Sherman Library! Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective: Fantasy Factory Theatre
Saturday, May 12, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (All ages with caregiver)

Poor old granny can’t tell her favorite fairytales because someone is stealing all the fairytale props! Will Detective Gumshoe crack the case? Find out by attending this drama by the Fantasy Factory Theatre. Thank you to the Charles P. Ferro Foundation for its generous sponsorship of Live at the Sherman Library. First Floor, Room 1017.



Celebrate Asian Pacific Month! Chinese Calligraphy Workshop
Saturday, May 5, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Workshop participants get hands-on experience using brush and ink. No previous experience with Chinese or Chinese calligraphy required. All materials will be provided. First Floor, Room 1017.

Celebrate Asian Pacific Month! Introduction to Traditional Japanese Music
Saturday, May 19, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This program introduces the audience to three popular Traditional Japanese instruments (Koto, Shamisen, and Shakuhachi). Attendees will enjoy a koto demonstration, learn how to read the music sheet, and receive a koto music sheet for the famous Japanese song ‘Sakura.’
Second Floor, Gallery.

Culture Vultures Present: Point of View
Sunday, May 20, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Michael Joseph will chronicle his life as a professional photographer from 1995 to the present. Using traditional 35mm film photography, his contemporary cityscape, abstract and scenic photographs exemplify creativity, wonderment and the joy of discovery. Second Floor, Gallery.

The World of Guy Harvey. A tour of the Guy Harvey exhibit and Guy Harvey Mural, NSU.
Tuesday, May 8, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Guided tour of the Guy Harvey exhibit as well as the three story high, city block long Harvey mural in the Taft University Center.

Presentation by Nora Quinlan, Director of Reference, Alvin Sherman Library. Second Floor, Gallery.

The IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum and its Library Treasures.

Tuesday, May 15, 1:00 pm
- 2:00 pm

A presentation by Gail M. Morchower, Manager E. K. Harry Library & IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum. Location: TBD

The Old Man and the Sea: From Book to Film
Tuesday, May 22, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A presentation by Nora Quinlan, Director of Reference. Location: TBD

Computer Classes

Computer Camp: Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Tuesday, May 8, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Gain confidence and experience in using the basic features of Word. Explore templates and the Ribbon menu interface.

Please register online or call us at 954-262-5477.

Prerequisite: Competence in using keyboard and mouse.
Second Floor, Lab B.

Basics Computer Class
Saturday, May 19, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Designed for the absolute beginner, learn how to use the mouse and keyboard. Other topics include working with Windows and establishing an e-mail account.

Please register online or call us at 954-262-5477. Second Floor, Lab B.

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Genealogical Society of Broward County:
Sunday, May 6, 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.

African Diaspora Genealogy Group
Saturday, May 26, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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 First Floor, Room 1047

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