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As the end of the year winds down, the staff of the Alvin Sherman Library would like to extend its warmest wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy 2014. It has been our pleasure to bring to you exciting and unique programming and services throughout the year. Please come into the library and pick up your complimentary 2014 NSU Alvin Sherman Library Calendar celebrating NSU's 50th Anniversary. Calendars will be available mid December.

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American Klezmer A Musical Celebration

An afternoon with Jane Austen

Old Fashioned Winter Fun!Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life


children and tweens programming

American Klezmer: A Musical Celebration for All
Sunday, December 1, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Aaron Kula and the Klezmer Company Orchestra will perform a concert of lively, fun music for the entire family, featuring Chanukah favorites with a jazzy twist! Starting November 17th, show us your library card for free tickets! Call 954-262-5477 for information.
At the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center (adjacent to the library)

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.
10:30-11:00 AM: Stories & Songs
11:00-11:15 AM: Crafts & Family Literacy University
11:15-11:30 AM: Little Learners’ Computer Lab
December 4: Winter Wonderland!
December 11: Storytime Graduation!
First 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.
10:30-10:50 AM: Stories & Songs         10:50-11AM: Raise a Reader & Free Play
   December 5
12 Storytime Graduation! (Last storytime before winter break)
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Afterschool S.T.E.M. (Grades 4-6)
Thursday, December 5, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Join us for fun, creative crafts and activities with a science twist. Pre-registration required, Click here or call 954-262-5477.
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Wags & Tales (Ages 5-12)
Monday, December 9, 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. 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, November 25 at 9am.
First Floor - Program Room #1017

LEGO Builders Club for Children with Special Needs (Ages 6 and Up)
Thursday, December 12, 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. To reserve your spot, please call 954-262-5477 or visit the Public Library Services Reference Desk starting starting November 25 at 9 AM.
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Old Fashioned Winter Celebration (All ages)
Saturday, December 14, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Celebrate winter with old-fashioned crafts and magical storytelling show featuring The Snow Queen. RSVP by clicking here. For more information call 954-262-5477.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Make a handmade gift!
2:00 PM -3:00 PM: Snow Queen storytelling show.

First Floor - Public Library Services


teen programming

Chocolate Covered Treats (Ages 13-18)
Friday December 6, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Indulge your sweet tooth and turn everyday snacks into delicious desserts!.
Click here to RSVP
First Floor-Program Room #1017


Upcycled Book Bracelets and Bows: Handcrafting with paper
Saturday, December 7, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Just in time for the holidays! Craft beads from discarded book or magazine pages, and make a unique bracelet. Plus make gift bows made from recycled book pages All materials provided. Please register by clicking here or call
First Floor - Program Room #1017

An afternoon with Jane Austen
Sunday, December 8: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join other Jane enthusiasts for an afternoon of fun and learning.

  • 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Professor Lynne Barrett (Florida International University) presents Jane Austen’s Tips for Authors: What fiction writers can learn from Pride & Prejudice.
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Contra Dancing led by Lou Dow with live music in the Cotilla Gallery (2nd Floor). Learn traditional English partnered folk/country dancing popular during the Regency period.
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Dr. Jacqueline Cape, Clinical Psychologist: Bennet Family Angst: A psychotherapist guides readers through the complicated family dynamics in Pride & Prejudice.
  • 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM: Arnie Perlstein, Independent Austen Scholar: Decoding the Shadow Story BEHIND the Surface Story of Pride & Prejudice; or: Elizabeth Bennet is also Clueless!
  • 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM: Regency Costumed Promenade in the Cotilla Gallery (2nd Floor). Channel your inner Jane and wear your finest Regency style afternoon or evening dress costume. Gentlemen are welcome as well!

Presented by Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library and the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) with the assistance of Arnie Perlstein, (954) 647-6154, coordinator of the JASNA Miami -Ft. Lauderdale Region
Click Here to RSVP and find out more about this event.
Second Floor - Conference Room 2053 & Second Floor - Cotilla Gallery

Dream Board Workshop
Sunday December 8, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Start your new year off right by creating a dream board. Combine pictures and words to help you visualize your goals. All materials provided. Click here to RSVP for this event or call us at 954-262-5477.
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Dream Board Workshop

Le Journal d'Hélène Berr : Une jeune fille dans Paris occupé
Sunday, December 15, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A film by Jérôme Prieur. France, Documentary, 2013, 88 minutes

The  film is an adaptation of  Hélène Berr's  journal first published in France in 2008 by Taillandier and features a reading of Berr's journal entries, from April 7, 1942 until February 15, 1944. Includes illustrated archival footage of Paris, pictures of the Berr family, official documents as well as amateur images.
The film will be shown in English. Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery


Foundations and Grants Resources Workshop
Tuesday, December 17, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Attendees will be given an overview of the Foundation center and receive help searching the 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 December 2.
Second Floor, Lab A

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Adult Computer Classes


Computer Camp: Computer Basics for Absolute Beginners
Saturday, December 7, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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

Computer Camp: Tumblr.
Tuesday, December 10, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Create your blog today with Tumblr. Tumblr is an online blog/social networking website that allows you to post text, photos, quotes, and links. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and an e-mail address. Spaces are limited. Please register in advance by clicking here or call us at 954-262-4600.
Second Floor, Lab B

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Genealogical Society of Broward County: ‘Bring’ Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile’.
Sunday, December 8, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
George G Morgan, genealogist and president of Aha! Seminars, “Bring’ Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile” presents a methodology and a structured model for taking the details you collect about your ancestor creating a biographical profile. Sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Broward County.
Second Floor - Lab A


African Diaspora Genealogy Group
Saturday, December 28, 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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