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The first lending library in the United States was conceived by Benjamin Franklin as a way to encourage literacy. Today, libraries are the nucleus of culture, learning, exploration and cost savings! As we celebrate Money Smart Week and National Library Week, along with National Autism Awareness Month and National Poetry Month, we can't help wondering what would you do without the library in your life. Please let us know...How has the NSU Alvin Sherman Library changed your life?


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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
April 2 : National Poetry Month!
April 9 : National Humor Month!
April 16 : National Library Week!
April 23 : Tree-mendous Fun!
April 30 : Book Fiesta!
First Floor - Program Room #1017


Raise a Reader@ Little Minnows Storytime! (Ages 18-36 months with caregiver)
Thursdays,10:30 AM - 11:15 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        
10:50-11:15 AM: Raise a Reader & Free Play
April 3, 10, 17
April 24:
Start Smart with Nancy Lieberman, Director of the Baudhuin Preschool, National Autism Awardand learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder.
First Floor - Program Room #1017




Live at the Sherman Library! Aesop’s Greatest Hits: Duck in the Truck Puppets World Premiere! (All ages)
Saturday, April 5: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Duck in the Truck PuppetsClassic tales come to life in this exciting shadow puppet show! A Jensen Beach based professional puppetry troupe which has been performing since 1977. Their award-winning interactive shows are hilarious, engaging, and entertaining. This program is sponsored by the Charles P. Ferro foundation.
Second Floor - Cotilla Gallery



Afterschool S.T.E.M (Grades 4-6)
Thursday, April 10: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
In honor of Earth Day this month, join us for hands-on, environmentally friendly fun!  Build a container garden to take home! This program is presented by NatureScape Broward, a program of the Broward County Natural Resources Planning and Management Division. To learn more about local conservation efforts click here. If possible, please bring a clean, empty 2 -liter soda bottle. Pre-registration required beginning March 27th at 9 AM. Register by calling 954-262-5477.
First Floor - Program Room #1017


All Star Storytime (Ages 3-5 with ASD )
Saturday, April 12: 11:00 AM - 11:30 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 March 31st at 9 am to register your child. Cick here for more information
First Floor - Program Room #1017


Live at the Sherman Library! Meet the Author/Storyteller: Lucía González
(All ages)
Saturday, April 12: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lucia M GonzalezInteractive, educational, and fun performance by Lucía González, the author of two Pura Belpre Award Honor books: The Bossy Gallito and The Storyteller’s Candle.  In addition to meeting an award-winning author, children will be treated to a dynamic storytelling performance which includes fascinating string stories and classic folklore.
Sponsored by the Charles P. Ferro Foundation.
First Floor - Public Library Services Department


Wags & Tales: Read to a Dog! (Ages 5-12)
Monday, April 14: 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. The intent of the program is to make reading fun and boost the child’s 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, March 31st at 9 AM.
First Floor - Program Room #1017


LEGO Builders Club for Children with Special Needs (Ages 6 and Up)
Thursday, April 17: 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. To reserve your spot, please call 954-262-5477 or visit the Public Library Services Reference Desk beginning Thursday, April 3 at 9 AM.
First Floor - Program Room #1017


Afterschool S.T.E.M (Grades 1-3)
Thursday, April 24: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
In honor of Earth Day this month, join us for hands-on, environmentally friendly fun!  Build a container garden to take home! This program is presented by NatureScape Broward, a program of the Broward County Natural Resources Planning and Management Division. To learn more about local conservation efforts click here. If possible, please bring a clean, empty 2 -liter soda bottle. Pre-registration required. Call 954-262-5477 beginning April 10th at 9 a.m. to register for this program.
First Floor - Program Room #1017


Paco Moreno & Friends: Annual ‘Día’ Concert for Children
Saturday, April 26: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
El Dia de los ninosCelebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) with a live music concert featuring music and dance from Latin America and Spain.
First Floor - Program Room #1017


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Celebrate Teen Literature Day: Teen Book Swap! (Ages 13-18)
Teen Book SwapThursday, April 17: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Swap out your old books for something new to you! Please bring a minimum of one age-appropriate book in good condition for exchange.
First Floor - Teen Room #1035

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Money Smart Week
Money Smart Week







Save Money by Using Library Resources
Wednesday, April 9: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Did you know your library card is one of the few cards in your wallet designed to save you money? Let us show you ways to access many of the physical and online resources. The benefits of having both the  Alvin Sherman Library card and a Broward County Library card will be discussed.

RSVP by clicking here
Second Floor - Lab A


19th Semi- Annual ASL Book Sale
Wednesday, April 9 – Saturday, April 12
Presale day is on Wednesday, April 9 from 4 pm - 6 pm ( NSU staff, faculty and Circle of Friends members) only. 
Thursday, April 10            10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, April 11                10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 12             10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cash and checks only, please.


Building A Strong Credit History
Thursday, April 10:
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A presenter from City County Credit Union will provide tips on how to build a strong credit history. Pre-Register by clicking here or call us at 954-262-5477.
Second Floor - Cotilla Gallery


Conserve Energy to Save Money
Friday, April 11: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dan Vargas from FPL will share helpful tips on ways to conserve energy to reduce your monthly  FPL bill. RSVP here
First Floor - Program Room #1017


High Tech, Low Life
Saturday, April 12: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us for a screening of a Point of View documentary and 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection by filmmaker Stephen Maing that deals with the issues of fast paced economic development and censorship. High Tech, Low Life, follows two of China’s first citizen-reporters as they document the underside of the country’s rapid economic development. Land grabs, pollution, rising poverty, local corruption and the growing willingness of ordinary people to speak out are grist for these two bloggers who navigate China’s evolving censorship regulations and challenge the boundaries of free speech. Winner of Best Documentary at Little Rock film festival & 2012 Best Documentary Special Jury Prize at Independent Film Festival Boston.

Running Time: 90 minutes, Mandarin with English subtitles

This event is a collaboration with POV, the award winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS. (

Please register by clicking the here or call 954-262-5477.


Let’s Chat! Book Discussion "House Rules by Jodi Picoult" in Recognition of Autism Awareness Month.
Tuesday, April 15: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
House Rules by Jodi Picoult Join us for a NEW book discussion group forming for adults! The book is available at the Library. Register by calling 954-262-5477
First Floor - Program Room #1017






Scholarship Resources
Tuesday, April 15: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Attendees will get an overview of the library’s scholarship resources using Foundation Center database to locate scholarships specific to their area of study. Basic computer skills required. Session limited to 25 attendees. Registration begins April 1st. For more information e-mail or call 954-262-4649
Second Floor - Lab A


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Computer camp

App Fun for iPad
Tuesday, April 15: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Apps for iPadJoin us as we explore drawing apps you can have fun with on your iPad.
Prerequisites: Knowledge of how to download an app and an Apple ID and password.
To register click here or call us at 954-262-5477.
Second Floor - Lab B


Computer Basics for Absolute Beginners
Saturday, April 26, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn basic computer skills in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere.
Spaces are limited. To register, click here or call us at 954-262-5477               Second Floor- Lab B


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Genealogy Day. Sponsored by the JGSBC and the GSBC
Sunday, April 6: 1:00 PM -4:00 PM
Join us for an informative and interesting afternoon with  back-to-back programs on genealogy sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County and the Genealogical Society of Broward County.

1:00 pm:  RedStar Line (Antwerp), Gateway to the New World: Presentation by Erwin Joos, curator of the Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum, Antwerp, Belgium. Sponsored by the Jewish Genealogy Society of Broward County.

2:30 pm:  Family History: From a Pile of Pieces to a Puzzle Picture: A presentation by professional genealogist Donna M. Moughty. Take what appears to be pieces of family history and be able to put them together to form a family picture. Sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Broward County.
Fourth Floor - Room 4009
Geneaolgy Day at the Library


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