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Letter from the Editor

The Alvin Sherman Library proudly hosts the traveling exhibition "Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life", through January 7th, 2014. The exhibit is based on the journal written by Hélène Berr, a young Jewish French woman, whose promising future was brutally cut short by Vichy Government's laws and the extermination plan imagined by the Nazis.  
If film is what you geek, then come to campus and enjoy a eclectic mix of French and Irish Films this month! November also kicks-off our 5th season of our exceptional Live at the Sherman, an interactive arts program for children funded by the Charles P. Ferro Foundation. We encourage you to bring your children for these wonderfully engaging productions! Enjoy November at the Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library!


    We will be Closed Nov 28-29



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children and tweens programming

Raise a Reader @ Sharkey’s Storytime (Ages 3-5 with caregiver)
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Enjoy books, songs & activities that enhance early literacy skills and explore the world online with kid-friendly websites recommended by librarians.
10:30-11:00am: Stories & Songs
11:00-11:15am: Crafts & Family Literacy University
11:15-11:30am: Little Learners’ Computer Lab
November 6: Farm Animals!
November 13: Dinosaur Roar!
November 20: Woof! Arf! Bark!
November 27: Book Feast!
Floor - Program Room #1017

Raise a Reader@ Little Minnows Storytime! (Ages 18-36 months with caregiver)
Thursdays,10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Inspire your future reader with stories and songs featuring rhythm, repetition, and rhyme. Raise a Reader: learn about early literacy skills.
10:30-10:50am: Stories & Songs         10:50-11am: Raise a Reader & Free Play
November 7* (Special! Learn about dental health with dentist Dr. Sandra Brener!)
November 14 & 21
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Afterschool S.T.E.M. (Grades 4-6)
Thursday November 7 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Creative crafts and activities with a science twist. Pre-registration required, Click here or call 954-262-5477.
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Live at the Sherman Library! (All ages with caregiver)
Bits 'N Pieces MarionettesSaturday November 9, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bits ‘N Pieces Marionettes, The Selfish Giant’s Garden : A traditional marionette puppet show based on the classic children’s story by Oscar Wilde. The Live at the Sherman Library series are sponsored by the Charles P. Ferro Foundation.


Silly Stories with the Shermanettes: Veteran’s Day Storytime! (All ages)
Monday November 11, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
The Shermanettes salute the troops with a special Veteran’s Day storytime and patriotic sing-along. First Floor - Program Room #1017

Special Veterans Day Celebration


Wags & Tales (Ages 5-12)
Monday November 11, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wags & Tales enables children to have fun reading an age-appropriate short story to an Animal Assisted Therapy Dog. Boosting confidence in reading out loud. Offered in partnership with the Humane Society of Broward County. To reserve your spot, please call 954-262-5477 or visit the Public Library Services Reference Desk starting Monday, October 28 at 9am
First Floor - Program Room #1017

LEGO Builders Club for Children with Special Needs (Ages 6 and Up)
Thursday November 14, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Children with special needs can build and create with the library’s LEGOs gaining experience with social interactions while encouraging creativity, cooperative play and fine motor skills. Bring your camera to photograph your child’s creations. Pre-registration required class size is limited. Call 954-262-5477 for more information starting October 31.
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Afterschool S.T.E.M. (Grades 1-3)
Thursday November 21, 4:00 PM -4:45 PM
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Creative crafts and activities with a science twist. Pre-registration required. Register by clicking here or call
First Floor - Program Room #1017

All Star Storytime (Ages 3-5 with ASD )
Saturday November 23, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
A special opportunity for parents of children 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 on Monday, November 11 at 9 am to register your child. Click here For more information.
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Live at the Sherman Library! (All Ages with Caregiver)
Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth, Rumpelstiltskin:

Saturday November 23, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
RumpelstiltskinA high energy fun performance adapted from the story by the Brothers Grimm, this classic uses the Elaborate Masks & Comical Characters of Commedia Del’Arte. The Live at the Sherman Library series are sponsored by the Charles P. Ferro Foundation.
First Floor - Program Room #1017



teen programming

International Games Day - Throwback Favorites: (Ages 13-18) 
SInternational Game Dayaturday, November 16 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
Hang out in the Teen Room and celebrate International Games Day by playing some of your favorite throwback games, including Super Nintendo, Uno, and Candy Land! First Floor - Teen Room #1035  




Fall 2013 Used Book Sale          

November 1, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. November 2 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM  
Used Book SaleUsed books, pre-owned textbooks, fiction and nonfiction hardcover and paperbacks, children’s books, CD's and DVD's, and video cassettes for a great price. Cash and checks only. Parking Garage available on the north side of campus.


The TOURNéES Festival - New French Films on campus
Sundays, November 3 & 10 at 1:00 PM
This FREE French film series will be shown in the Knight Auditorium of the Carl DeSantis Building on NSU’s main campus, at 3301 College Ave. Click here for more information and to register, or call 954-262-4613
Knight Auditorium - Carl DeSantis Building
All films are subtitled in English. Light refreshments will be served.

DIY Crafts
Friday, November 8, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us for  a ‘crafternoon’ at the library! Learn about our Hobbies & Craft Database while you try  your hand at a few simple make and take crafts.
Register for this event.
First Floor-Program Room #1017

Irish Film Festival
Screening of films from Ireland’s Irish Film Institute.
For more information, please call 954-262-4613

Irish Film Festival: What Richard DidMonday, November 11, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
What Richard Did
(Room 2053, Second Floor)





Irish Film Festival: His and HersWednesday, November 13, 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM
His and Hers (2009)
(Room 2053, Second Floor)







National Novel Writing Month Event: Self-Publishing and what comes next
Saturday, November 16, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
NaNoWriMoThis presentation will include the journey which Merle R. Saferstein undertook as she wrote and self-published Room 732. She will explain how social networking, print-on-demand, and eBooks have made a difference for authors as well as for readers. Because one of the greatest challenges in self-publishing is marketing one’s book, she will also discuss this important phase of the process. Click here to register.
First Floor, Program Room #1017



Irish Film Festival
Irish Film Festival: SilenceSunday, November 17, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Silence (2012)
(Cotilla Gallery, Second Floor)






Foundations and Grants Resources Workshop
Tuesday, November 19, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Attendees will be given an overview of the Foundation and receive help searching online database to locate grants specific to their area of interest.
Basic computer skills are required. Registration is required because sessions are limited to 25 attendees. Register Online or Call 954.262.4613 to register starting November 1.
Second Floor, Lab A

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Adult Computer Classes

Computer Camp: Digital Media
Saturday, November 9 & Thursday, November 21, 1:00 PM -3:00 PM
Learn about digital content that is available to you, free with your library card!
Register for November 9, or November 21 in advance.
Second Floor, Lab B


Computer Camp: Microsoft Skydrive
Tuesday, November 12, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how to use Microsoft’s SkyDrive, an online file storage service that lets you create, upload and share Office documents. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and Windows Live ED (Hotmail or Messenger account.) Spaces are limited. Register by Clicking here or calling 954-262-5477.
Second Floor, Lab B


Computer Camp: Computer Basics for Absolute Beginners
Saturday, November 16, 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.
Spaces are limited. Click here to register or call us at 954-262-5477               Second Floor, Lab B


Using HeritageQuest Online: Genealogical Society of Broward County (GSBC)
Sunday, November 3, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Use this essential collection of genealogical and historical sources with coverage dating back to the 1700s to find ancestors and discover the past. Learn how to access and utilize this free resource at home or at the Library with your Library Card. Presentation by Nora Quinlan, Director of Reference at the Alvin Sherman Library. Sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Broward County.
Second Floor, Lab A.


African Diaspora Genealogy Group
Saturday, November 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


Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County Program
Sunday, November 24, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Third Floor, Conference Room #3018


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