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This month the Alvin Sherman Library continues its programming around the national traveling exhibit: The Many Faces of George Washington with Edward G. Lengel, American military historian and professor at the University of Virginia. On Saturday, November 10, Dr. Lengel who is also the editor-in-chief of The Papers of George Washington and author of several books on George Washington will give an in-depth discussion on George Washington's presidency. Join us on Sunday, November 11 for a special Veterans Day with a Genealogy workshop focusing on military genealogy. We hope you take advantage of these special programs and events. what do you geek?

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Children and Tweens
Little Minnows Storytime (Ages 18-36 months with caregiver)
Thursdays, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
November 1, 8, 15, 29
Inspire your future reader with stories and songs featuring rhythm, repetition, and rhyme.
10:30-10:50 am: Stories & Songs
10:50-11:00 am: Free Play & Family Literacy University
First Floor, Room 1017.

Starry Night Stories! (Ages 6-10)

Mondays, 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

November 5, 12, 19, 26
Join us on Monday nights for interactive stories and creative crafts for children ages 6-10 (younger siblings welcome with caregiver).
First Floor, Room 1017.

Sharkey’s Storytime Fun (Ages 3-5 years with caregiver)
Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Silly stories and songs for children. First Floor, Room 1017.
November 7 - Salute the Troops!
November 14 - Boats Afloat!
November 21 - Book Feast!
November 28 - Firefighters Visit Storytime!

All Star Storytime for Children Ages 3-5 years with ASD!
Saturday, November 10, 10:30 am - 11:00 am

The Alvin Sherman Library’s All Star Storytime provides a special opportunity for parents of children ages 3-5 years who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder to experience a library storytime with their child. Pre-registration is required: 954-262-5477. First Floor, Room 1017.

Live at the Sherman Library! Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth: Hans Brinker and the Quick-Silver Roller Skates (All Ages)Hans Brinker
This program is made possible by a gift from the Charles P. Ferro Foundation.

LEGO Builders Club! (Ages 6 and up)
Saturday, November 24 , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Build and create with our Library’s LEGO® blocks… Just bring your imagination! Parents are encouraged to bring a camera. Take home a picture of your child’s creation! This inclusive program welcomes all ability levels. Pre-registration is required: 954-262-5477. First Floor, Room 1017.

S.T.E.M Friday! (Ages 8-12)
Friday, November 30, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Join us one Friday a month to explore SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING and MATH with fun, creative crafts and activities! Concepts explored are geared toward children ages 8-12. Pre-registration is required: 954-262-5477. First Floor, Room 1017.



International Game Day (Ages 13-18)
Saturday, November 3, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Get your game on with new PS3, XBOX360 and Wii titles and indulge in some old classics like Uno!
First Floor, Room 1035.



Celebrate National Novel Writing Month: Micro-Memoir Workshop
Saturday, November 3, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Can you fit your life onto one page? Flash fiction is all the rage now, but this very short form also translates for memoir and personal essays.In this workshop, we’ll focus on a particular scene or moment from your life that you may then expand upon.
Second Floor, Lab B.

The Tournees Festival- New French Films on Campus
Sunday, November 4 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Chocolate is the common denominator in this film, bringing together two romantics suffering from social anxiety disorder. Jean-Rene, a failing chocolate factory owner needs to find a new salesperson to help save his business. Enter Angelique, a shy, unemployed, gifted chocolate maker who can help Jean-Rene in more than one way---if they can both conquer their fears to find success and love in this romantic comedy. (Not Rated, 80 min.)
At the Knight Auditorium - Carl DeSantis Building, 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Identity Theft: Who’s Got Your Number?
Tuesday, November 6, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Identity theft claims millions of victims every year. At this presentation participants will learn:
•How to protect your vital information
•Learn how identity thieves get your personal information
•How to minimize the risk of identity theft
•Warning signs that you might be a victim
•What to do if your identity has been stolen
Presented by City County Credit Union.
Second Floor, Room 2053.

Using Technology to Grow Your Business
Saturday, November 10, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
A free workshop for small business owners designed to help you make the most of today’s technology, presented by Broward SCORE. Please pre-register. Room TBA.

Celebrate National Novel Writing Month: Collage Poetry Workshop
Saturday, November 17, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Interactive workshop on the impetus for and creation of collage poetry. Historical and avant-garde techniques will be explored and applied. Participants will be creating original work and are invited to bring personal texts and/or images to the workshop (this is optional). Varied texts, scissors, glue sticks, and a selection of images will be provided for all participants.
Fourth Floor, Room 4009.

Make n’ Take Craft
Sunday, November 18, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Use your imagination to make your very own craft piece using pine cones, glitter, silk flowers and more. Materials are free.
First Floor, Room 1017.

Computer Basics Class
Saturday, November 3, 11:00 am - 12:00 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. Register online or call us at 954-262-5477. Second Floor, Lab B.

Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics
Tuesday, November 13, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Gain confidence and experience in using the basic features of Excel. Prerequisite: Competence in using keyboard and mouse. Register online or call us at 954-262-5477. Second Floor, Lab B.

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Genealogical Society of Broward County
Sunday, November 4, 12:00 pm - 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 pm) and the Genealogical Society of Broward County business meeting (which begins at 2 pm). Sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Broward County. Second Floor, Lab A.

Genealogy Day: Researching Military Geneaolgy
Saturday, November 11, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This year’s Genealogy Day will focus on military genealogy. Speakers include: Edward Lengel, Debbie Duay, Craig R. Scott,and Howard Youmans. Free and open to the public.

African Diaspora Genealogy Group
Sunday, November 24, 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 1046.

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