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We are having another eclectic month at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library beginning with a festive program on May 4th celebrating Asian-Pacific month followed by Circle of Friends Annual Meeting and Board Installation on the 10th. Next, check out a fabulous Artists for Conservation Exhibit, opening on May 17th, which features some of our nation's finest nature artists. On that same day, enjoy a meet and greet with David Diaz, award winning illustrator. Come join us for another spectacular month at the Alvin Sherman Library.




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E-NEWS : MAY 2014
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Meet the Author: David Diaz

Summer Reading Kick-off beach partyCircle of Friends Annual Meeting

Asian Pacific Month

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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
May 7 : Raise a Reader @ Sharkey’s Storytime: Ocean Commotion!
May 14: Children's Book Week/Storytime Graduation!
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
May 1, 8, 15
First Floor - Program Room #1017


All Star Storytime (Ages 3-5 with ASD )
Saturday, May 10: 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 April 28th at 9 am to register your child. Cick here for more information
First Floor - Program Room #1017


Wags & Tales: Read to a Dog! (Ages 5-12)
Monday, May 12: 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, April 28 at 9 AM.
First Floor - Program Room #1017


Live at the Sherman Library! Meet Caldecott and Pura Belpré Award Winning Illustrator, David Diaz (All ages)
Saturday, May 17: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
David Díaz was awarded the most prestigious illustration honor in the United States-the American Library Association’s Caldecott Medal-for his groundbreaking 1995 picture book, Stormy Night. Since then, Díaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children. This program is sponsored by the Charles P. Ferro foundation.
First Floor - Program Room #1017

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National Preservation Week: Preserving Scrapbooks
Thursday, May 1: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
national preservation weekScrapbooks can be challenging to preserve since they often contain a diversity of materials.
Attend this special webinar and learn:
•The common problems associated with long-term preservation of scrapbooks
•How to identify problem materials in older scrapbooks and what to do about them
•How to identify the most stable materials and bindings for creating new scrapbooks
Attendees will view a webinar by Melissa Tedone. Spaces are limited. Register by clicking here or call us at 954-262-5477.
Second Floor - Lab A

Celebrate Asian-Pacific Month: Samanvay
Sunday, May 4: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rhythms School of Dance presents Samanvay (Harmony), an interactive dance/music demonstration that explores the evolution of India's Bollywood (and other regional) film dance and music from its early age from 1913 to 2014. It will also feature multimedia and live demonstrations of dance/music styles. RSVP by Clicking here
Second Floor - Cotilla Gallery


An Evening of Jazz with Grammy Award Winner Diane Schuur

Circle of Friends presents: An Evening of Jazz with Grammy Award Winner Diane Schuur
Saturday, May 10: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Circle of Friends Annual Meeting and Board Installation featuring An Evening of Jazz with Grammy Award Winner Diane Schuur.
RSVP by Friday, May 2 to or 954-262-4627/4593
$125 per person Circle of Friends Members, $175 per person Non Members, includes a one year membership to Circle of Friends. Proceeds to benefit the Alvin Sherman Library. Underwriting opportunities available.
NSU Alvin Sherman Library and Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center


Let's Chat book clubLet’s Chat! Book Discussion Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Tuesday, May 13: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Join us for a NEW book discussion group forming for adults! A wildly popular novel that is on ALA's 2014 Notable Books list. The book is available at the Library. Register by calling 954-262-5477
First Floor - Program Room #1017


Scholarship Resources
Tuesday, May 20: 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 May 1st. For more information e-mail or call 954-262-4649
Second Floor - Lab A


Where Soldiers Come From
Saturday, May 25: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Second Floor - Cotilla Gallery)
Where soldiers come fromCelebrate Memorial Day with a screening of an Point of View documentary by filmmaker Heather Courtney. This documentary follows three young men over four eventful years: through basic training and a 2009 deployment to an explosives unit in Afghanistan; to visits with their families while they are overseas; and the rocky return home, without commentary. Winner of Traverse City Film Festival Best U.S. Documentary & Philadelphia Film Festival, Jury Award, Best Documentary Feature. Running Time: 91 minutes. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS. Running Time: 91 minutes.

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.

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Computer camp

Facebook in Spanish
Tuesday, May 6: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Facebook Connect with family and friends or make new ones with the help of Facebook. Post thoughts, pictures and videos and learn how to navigate the privacy settings. This class will be taught in the Spanish language
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of computer skills required. A current email account is required to use Facebook. Click Here to RSVP for this event
Second Floor - Lab B
Conéctese con su familia y amigos a través de Facebook. Comparta pensamientos, fotos y videos y aprenda cómo manejar la configuración de privacidad. Esta clase se llevará a cabo en Español. Pre-requisitos: Debe tener conocimientos básicos de uso de un computador, y una cuenta de correo electrónico activa es necesaria para usar Facebook. Por favor reserve su espacio para esta clase haciendo click aquí o llámenos al 954-262-5477.
Segundo Piso - Laboratorio de Computadoras "B"

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(DNA) Genetics and Genealogy
Sunday, May 4: 12:00 PM -4:00 PM
Speaker and Nova Southeastern University Farquhar College Professor Emily Schmitt will offer valuable information regarding DNA and why it is a valuable tool in ancestral research.

The Genealogical Society of Broward County meets monthly at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library on the first Sunday of every month. Meetings begin with an open lab from noon to 2 PM followed by a board meeting and program. Meetings are open to the public.
Second Floor - Lab A


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