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Why are summer reading programs important? Research shows that summer reading programs are quite beneficial for adults and most importantly children of all ages. These programs encourage reading to become a lifelong habit, draw reluctant readers in by offering fun activities, help children keep their skills up and generate interest in the library and books. The Alvin Sherman Library has successfully offered an outstanding summer reading program for the past 10 years. We encourage you to check it out this summer beginning Sunday June 10, for a rollicking fun kick-off party co-hosted by South Florida Parenting Magazine. Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn without even knowing it!

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Adult Summer Reading Program
Dream Big Read Annual Summer Reading Kick-off PartySummer Reading for Teens
Summer Jazz Series

Summer Reading Kick-Off Event! (All ages with caregiver)
Sunday, June 10, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Explore the best kept secret for free summer fun at the Sherman Library! Your library card is your passport to Dream Big . . . READ Extravaganza. Enjoy music, games and special guest performers. Sign up today and win prizes for reading all summer long! First Floor, Atrium.

Every Monday: Starry Night Stories (Ages 6-10)
Mondays, 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
June 11, 18, 25
Interactive stories and creative crafts for children ages 6-10 (younger siblings welcome). First Floor, Room 1017.

Totally Tweens (Ages 9-12)
Tuesdays, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Totally Tweens, totally YOU! Bring your friends and have fun!
June 12: Chocolate Drizzle Dreams,
Create and enjoy deliciously dreamy desserts! First Floor, Room 1017.
June 19: Native American Nights,
Stories and legends. First Floor, Room 1017.
June 26: Stargazing,
Astronomy activities with astronomer Janis Hernandez helps you navigate the night. First Floor, Room 1017.
Registration required. By phone or online starting one week prior to each program date.

Lunch Bunch: Sweet Dreams (Ages 6-8)
Wednesdays, June 13, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Bring your lunch, eat, LEARN, and have fun! Registration required. By phone or online starting one week prior to each program date. First Floor, Room 1017.

June 13: Sweet Dreams: Build an edible dream house for dessert!
June 20: 1001 Arabian Nights:
Ancient tales and activities.
June 27: Night Sky Mythology:
Behind the constellations with Astronomer Janis Hernandez.

Silly Stories with The Shermanettes (All ages with caregiver)
Every Thursday beginning June 14, 21, 28
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Enjoy magical, dreamy tales that will have your imaginations running wild! Our very own Shermanettes, winners of South Florida Parenting's Kids Crown Award, dream a little dream of books, music and puppets! First Floor, Room 1017.

Super Star Saturday's with Special Guests
All Ages except where noted
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
First Floor, Room 1017

June 16:
Puppets to Go: The Frog Prince: The enchanting tale of a frog, a princess and a kiss.
June 23: Geddy the Gecko's Dance Show! Laugh, leap and learn with Florida's liveliest lizard.
June 30: Jiggleman's Wild & Wacky Show!
Don't miss the comedic actor and balancing act!


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Starry Nights Sketching Workshop (Ages 13-18)
Tuesday, June 28, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sketch popular cartoon characters with comic book artist Cory Laub.
First Floor, Room 1035.


Dreamwriting Workshop
Saturday, June 2 and Saturday, June 9
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In this two-part workshop with NSU Professor Kate Heidelbach examines the historic use of dreams as inspiration for creative writing. Materials needed: Please bring a notebook and pen. Second Floor, Lab B.

Natural Art Illustration Techniques: Watercolor Demo
Learn how to do watercolors of nature similar to the work of Guy Harvey from members of the Gold Coast Water Color Society!
Sunday, June 3, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Marilyn Johansen - watercolors of Koi fish.
Saturday, June 9, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Tamara (Tammy) Seymour - watercolors of sea turtles.

Lunch and Learn: The Old Man and the Sea: Images from Guy Harvey
Tuesday, June 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A presentation by Dr. Chris Jackson, NSU Farquhar College.

Resume Writing Resources 101
Thursdays, June 7, 21
1:00 pm or 3:00 pm
Schedule a personal one to one overview with our librarian who will help you discover the many tools available to help you create a successful resume. You’ll also learn about the many electronic library resources.
Since these are one to one sessions, you must schedule an appointment and bring the following: NSU SharkLink Account or NSU Public Card , Flash drive or a disk to download information and access to a personal email account.
Make your appointment with Sarah Cisse at:
Email: Phone: 954-262-4649 Second Floor, Lab A.

Make a Dream Board
Sunday, June 10, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Make a board with pictures from magazines or other photographic sources of inspiration to motivate you to reach your goals. All materials provided.
First Floor, Room 1017.

Lunch and Learn: The World of Guy Harvey. A tour of the Guy Harvey exhibit and Guy Harvey Mural, NSU
Tuesday, June 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nora Quinlan, Director of Reference, Alvin Sherman Library offers you a guided tour of the Guy Harvey exhibit as well as the three story high, city block long Harvey mural in the Taft University Center. Second Floor, Gallery.

Jazz in the Gallery
Frank Carmelitano in Concert
Sunday, June 24, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fort Lauderdale guitarist Frank Carmelitano is the featured performer in this, the first of a three-part series of Sunday afternoon jazz concerts at the NSU Sherman Library's Gallery.

Carmelitano has been active on the South Florida jazz scene for 20 years, playing solo and with groups of various sizes. Frank’s style draws on his backgrounds in both classical and jazz guitar. For this performance, Frank has assembled a small group of some of the area’s best jazzmen. Co-sponsored by Gold Coast Jazz Society.

Cost: Free. Garage parking $1 per hour. Second Floor, Gallery.

Computer Classes

Adults Computer Camp
Wednesday, June 6, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
: Explore Job Resources Online
Wednesday, June 13, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Social Networking 101
Thursday, June 14, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
: Computer Basics for Absolute Beginners
Wednesday, June 20, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
: Facebook
Saturday, June 30, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
: Microsoft Powerpoint
Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic computer skills. Second Floor, Lab B.

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Genealogical Society of Broward County: Stories to Be Told: Your Ancestral Research
Sunday, June 3, 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Noon - 2 pm: GSBC open lab
2 - 2:30 pm: GSBC business meeting
2:30 - 4 pm: Stories to Be Told: Your Ancestral Research
The Genealogical Society of Broward County have put together a special program in which attendees will hear unique ancestral stories. Learn about the research, tools and techniques it took to find the family stories and… perhaps ... see a few old photos of family members.  Join GSBC for this story telling time and perhaps you may have a fascinating story to tell as well. 
Sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Broward County.
Second Floor, Lab A.

African Diaspora Genealogy Group

Saturday, June 23, 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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