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Letter from the Editor

The Alvin Sherman Library is excited to announce that it received a $250,000 grant from the Erwin and Barbara Mautner Charitable Foundation to support the Read for the Fun of it Initiative. Read for the Fun of It is a five-year initiative designed to create a legacy of reading by addressing literacy issues in this community by fostering a tradition of life-long learning and a love of literature for preschoolers through teens.

This gift enables the library to reach more of our community through innovative and unique programming and outreach efforts. Our goal is to encourage the love of reading through programs and events many of which will focus on helping ensure that families who cannot afford to purchase their books will be able to create their own library. To reach more families, we will include partnerships with other educational institutions and community organizations. In addition, we intend to launch new programs and enhance existing programming such as community outreach, Families♥2Read, a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, a summer library reading program, and a Young Authors Workshop (a teen creative writing program).

Most importantly, we are working with the Erwin and Barbara Mautner Charitable Foundation to make an impact in our community by changing people's lives through embracing the love of reading. On March 2, we kick-off the Read for the Fun of It by celebrating Dr. Seuss' (Theodor Seuss Geisel) Birthday. Dr. Seuss, an American writer, poet and cartoonist wrote over 46 children's books creating a generation of readers which continues today. We hope you join us for this wonderful event.

The Alvin Sherman Library geeks Dr. Seuss. Tell us which Dr. Seuss book you geek and you could win a free Geek t-shirt!

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children and tweens programming

Sharkey’s Storytime (Ages 3-5 years with caregiver)
Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
March 6 - The Art of Reading!

March 13 - Get Ready for St Patrick’s Day!
March 20 - Girl Power!
March 27 - Ocean Commotion!

Enjoy books, songs & activities that enhance early literacy skills and explore the world online with kid-friendly websites recommended by librarians.
First Floor, Room 1017.

Little Minnows Storytime (Ages 18-36 months with caregiver)
Thursdays, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
March 7, 14, 21, 28
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.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday! (All Ages)
Saturday, March 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

March 2nd we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and cannot wait.
It will be a party like no other... so save the date!
There will be fun, games and scrumptious cake.
Mark your calendar and don’t be late!

RSVP Online at: or call (954) 262-5477.
Funded by the Erwin and Barbara Mautner Charitable Foundation Read for the Fun of It Initiative.

All Star Storytime for Children (Ages 3-5 years with ASD)All Star Story Time
Saturday, March 9, 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. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Call 954-262-5477 beginning two weeks prior to the program to register your child. For more information, visit
First Floor, Room 1017.

LEGO Builders Club! (Ages 6+)
Saturday, March 9, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This inclusive program for ages 6 and up is for children of all ability levels. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera and take home a picture of your child’s creation.
Registration begins on Monday, February 25th.
For more information, call 954-262-5477. First Floor, Room 1017.

Wags & Tales: Read to a Dog! (Ages 5 - 12)
Monday, March 11,
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Read to a dog
This program enables children between the ages of 5-12 years old to read an age-appropriate short story to an Animal Assisted Therapy Dog. The intent of the program is to make reading fun and boost the child’s confidence in reading out loud. This program is offered in partnership with the Humane Society of Broward County.
Registration begins on Monday, February 25. To reserve your spot, please call 954-262-5477 or visit us at the Public Library Services Reference Desk. First Floor, Room 1017.

Afterschool S.T.E.M: Bug Show! With special guest, Entomologist Paul Bardunias (Ages 8 - 12)
Friday, March 22, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Learn about all things creepy and crawly! Special guest, Paul Bardunias, an entomologist from the University of Florida will share will share his knowledge of insects and his collection of real insect specimens.
This program is structured for children ages 8-12 years old. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. First Floor, Room 1017.

Live at the Sherman Library! Duck in Truck Puppets: The Tom Sawyer Shadow Puppet Show (All Ages)
Saturday, March 23, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Duck in Truck Puppets is a professional puppet troupe based in Jensen Beach, Florida. They have been delighting young audiences for decades. Mark Twain’s classic The Adventures of Tom Sawyer comes to life in this energetic, entertaining puppet performance. In addition to learning about the art of puppetry, children will be introduced to the famous Mark Twain characters Tom Sawyer, Aunt Polly, and Becky Thatcher. Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery.
This program is made possible by a gift from the Charles P. Ferro Foundation.


teen programming

Teen Tech Week

Teen Tech Week: Teens in the Contemporary World Photography Exhibit (Ages 13 -18)
March 9 - 14, ALL DAY

Photographs taken by teens expressing their perspective of their environment is the focus of this exhibit which features the works of NSU’s Upper University School Digital Arts students and members of the Alvin Sherman Library Teen groups.
This exhibit reflects the themes in Gazing at the Contemporary World, a Japanese photography exhibit in Alvin Sherman Library’s Cotilla Gallery.
First Floor, Atrium.

Teen Tech Week: Retired Technology Trivia (Ages 13 -18)
March 10 - 16, ALL DAY

Visit the technology display of outdated devices in the Teen Room and take your best guess at what these relics were once used for.
Fill out an entry form with your answers and drop it in the ballot box for a chance to win a new PS3 or XBOX360 game! First Floor, Room 1035.

Nintendo Night (Ages 13 -18)
Friday, March 15, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Test your gaming skills on one of the original Nintendo systems and play some of the classics!
First Floor, Room 1035.


Celebrate Florida Heritage Month: Hurricanes
Sunday, March 10, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Meteorologist Robert Molleda of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) as he talks about the establishment of the National Weather Service in South Florida and the history of hurricanes from the 1800s to the present. Light refreshments will be served.
Fourth Floor, Room 4009.

COF Annual Pre-Lit Live Brunch
Sunday, March 17, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Circle of Friends for the Alvin Sherman Library invites you to a lively Pre-LitLIVE! Brunch with Dr. Stanley Cohen. Author of My Time with Einstein and Executive Vice Dean Health Professions Division.
Nova Southeastern University.
COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION for Circle of Friends Members, $15 per person non-members. (Reservations required, walk-ins not permitted).
RSVP by Friday, March 8, 2013 to: Joan McBean: 954.262.4627 or
Second Floor, Room 2002.

Scholarship Resources Workshop
Tuesday, March 19, 2:00 p,m - 3:00 pm
Attendees will :
Receive an overview of the library’s scholarship resources with a demonstration and open lab session utilizing a Foundation Center database,

Guidance, personal assistance and an opportunity to ask questions about using the database.

Be able to use a Foundation Center online database to locate scholarships specific to their area of study.
Basic computer skills are required. These sessions are limited to 25 attendees, reserve your spot TODAY! Registration is required.

Digital Camera Basics
Wednesday, March 20, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Learn how to upload files, simple photo editing techniques and explore tools to share your photos. Please reserve your spot today.
Second Floor, Lab A

Celebrate Irish-American Heritage Month: Film
Sunday, March 24, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate the contributions of Irish-Americans by enjoying a classic Irish film. Please call for title. Light refreshments will be served. Second Floor, Room 2053.

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Computer Classes

Microsoft Word 2010, Part II
Wednesday, March 13, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Gain confidence and go beyond the basics as we edit, format and proofread text in Microsoft Word.Prerequisite: Familiarity with Microsoft Word window.
Register online or call us at 954-262-5477. Second Floor, Lab B.

Computer Basics for Absolute Beginners
Saturday, March 23, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This computer class is for absolute beginners who would like to learn basic computer skills in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere.
Register online or call us at 954-262-5477. Second Floor, Lab B.

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Genealogical Society of Broward County
Sunday, March 3, 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 (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.

African Diaspora Genealogy Group
Saturday, March 23, 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 Second Floor, Lab A.


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