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Summer at the Alvin Sherman Library kicked-off June 8th at our Rockin' Summer Reading Beach Party. Now that summer is in full swing, we hope you will take advantage of all the great summer programming available to kids, teens and adults. From Jazz in the Gallery to the craziness of our Super Saturday specials, you'll love that it's FUN and FREE! And, remember that the library offers you lots of fun summer reading books in print or downloadable. Simply click here to learn more about our OneClick Digital collection. Enjoy your summer and remember that there's no better place to beat the heat!


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Read for the Fun of It summer programs for kids

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FIZZ Boom Read

Summer Reading Rewards Sign-up! (Ages 3 and up)
In person registration continues all summer long.
First Floor - Program Room #1017

La Hora de Cuentos: Stories & Songs in Spanish & English
(All ages with caregiver)
Mondays, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for evenings of stories and songs in both English and Spanish.
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Summer S.T.E.M. for Tweens (Ages 9-12)
Tuesdays, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

July 1, 8,15, 22, 29
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Hands-on science demonstrations, Girl in Cloudplant-inspired character creation, experiments, special guests, and so much more!. Required registration begins one week prior to each program date , call 954-262-5477.


Science Kids! (Ages 6-8)
Wednesdays, 1:00 PM -2:00 PM
July 2, 9,16, 23, 30
Build, create, experiment! Unleash your inner mad scientist with hands-on activities. Required registration begins one week prior to each program date call 954-262-5477.

Silly Stories with The Shermanettes (All ages with adult)
Thursdays, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

July 3, 10,17, 24, 31
Stories, songs and a puppet show with our very own Shermanettes, Winners of South Florida Parenting’s Kids Crown Award

First Floor - Program Room #1017

Super Saturdays!

Super Saturdays! (All ages with caregiver)
Saturdays, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for fun, different, exiting events every Saturday, starting June 14 through August 2. For a complete list of weekly Super Saturday activities, click here

Saturday, July 5: Physics of Funny: Gravity Defying Comedic Fun Don’t miss the wild and wacky Jiggleman Show! Actor, stuntman, and film director Banks Helfrich (AKA Jiggleman) mixes pantomime and acrobatics to make one hilarious balancing act. Prepare to laugh until your sides hurt!

Saturday, July 12: Harry Potter's Magic Potion Show 
Calling all Harry Potter fans! Children’s entertainer extraordinaire Suzy Hammer will entertain and amaze you with wizardly magic, stories, and magic potions. There will be Harry Potter trivia contests, prizes, and lots of interactive Hogwarts fun!

Saturday, July 19: Professor Laughalot's Silly Science Show
Master storyteller Gail Choate (AKA Professor Laughalot) mixes science, silliness, and storytelling into one fun and educational interactive show. Professor Laughalot will make you laugh a lot and learn a lot!


Saturday, July 26: Dance-A-Story: Storytelling with a Beat!
Get up and dance with master storyteller/dancer/librarian Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis of the Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theatre. Children will learn traditional stories, games, and dances from the Caribbean in this interactive, high energy program.

First Floor - Program Room #1017

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CSI @ Your Library (Ages 13- 18)
Thursday, July 10: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join Broward County Sheriff’s Office as they explore concepts related to Crime Scene Investigation. Call 954-262-5477 to register starting July 3, 2014
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Coding Crash Course (Ages 13- 18)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gain hands-on experience with web coding in this two-part course with NSU’s own web librarian Michael Schofield. Pre-registration required. To register please call 954-262-5477
Part 1: Tuesday July 15: Pre-registration for this program begins July 8
Part 2: Wednesday July 16: Pre-registration for this program begins July 9

Second Floor - Lab B

Jewelry Workshop (Ages 13-18)
Tuesday, July 22: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Create beautiful jewelry to take home with guest artist Frances Tyler. Pre-registration is required for this program. Call 954-262-5477 to register beginning July 15, 9:00 AM.
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Sea Turtles (Ages 13-18)
Wednesday, July 30: 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Learn more about this endangered species from local wildlife experts.
Pre-registration required. To register please call 954-262-5477
beginning July 23 at 9 AM

First Floor - Program Room #1017


Jazz in the Gallery: Jason Hainsworth Quartet in Concert
Sunday, July 6: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The concert will feature original compositions and jazz standards. The quartet consists of Jason Hainsworth on saxophone, Angelo Versace on piano, Jonathan Dadurka on bass and Rodolfo Zuniga on drums. Come in out of the summer heat and enjoy live jazz in the Gallery’s intimate, art-filled setting. RSVP available, click here
Second Floor - Cotilla Gallery

Crafternoon @ the Library
Friday, July 11: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tap into your creative juices by trying your hand at a make and take craft. Register by clicking here
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Jazz in the Gallery: Fernando Ulibarri Quartet in Concert
Sunday, July 27: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Fernando Ulibarri Quartet will be the featured artists in this, the last of a three-part summer jazz series. The Ulibarri Quartet will perform original jazz compositions and is composed of Jim Gasior on piano, Josh Allen on bass, John Yarling on drums and Fernando Ulibarri on guitar. Come in out of the summer heat and enjoy live jazz in the Gallery’s intimate, art-filled setting. Come in out of the summer heat and enjoy live jazz in the Gallery’s intimate, art-filled setting. RSVP available, click here
Second Floor - Cotilla Gallery

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Computer camp

iPad Basics
Tuesday, July 15: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Explore your iPad. Come learn about the physical features, the operating system, Safari browser and apps. RSVP by clicking here
Second Floor - Lab B

Language Apps
Friday, July 25: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Learn about applications for your device that can teach you a new language. OneClick digital & Byki users: Bring your username and password. Note: Your device must be authorized to ‘add’ applications. To create an account and use an application you will need a valid e-mail address. RSVP by clicking here
Second Floor - Lab B

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Computer User Group
Sunday, July 13: 12:00 PM -4:00 PM
Only the GSBC Computer User Group will meet during the summer. There will be no board meeting or program. The Sherman Library Lab A (second floor) will be available for members and guests to further their ancestry research. Presented by volunteers from the GSBC. Society members will be available to answer questions.
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. The open lab is followed by a board meeting and program. Meetings are open to the public.
Second Floor - Lab A


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