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Right in our own backyard!  If you aren't already aware, the Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library is one of the only joint-use libraries in the country and it's getting some buzz!  Here's a little excerpt from a recent article. "Joint-use libraries in urban areas, the ultimate form of library cooperation"- takes a close look at the "two giants" of library partnerships: The Nova Southeastern University/Broward County Public Library in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and the San Jose State University/City of San Jose Public Library in San Jose, Calif.

The Nova/Broward library "certainly lived up to its promise," the authors conclude.

"The facility is drawing patrons in record numbers. Increases are being seen in usage, circulation, reference questions and program attendance. Broward County citizens are undoubtedly positively affected, as more of them are checking out material previously considered academic."

Click here to read the entire article in the Grand Forks Herald.

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Raise a Reader @ Sharkey’s Storytime (Ages 3-5 with caregiver)
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
SharkeyEnjoy 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

February 4: Library Love!
February 11: Celebrate Black History Month with Positively Africa!
February 18: Presidents Day!
February 25: Cats!
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
February 5, 12, 19, 26
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Millions of Cats Puppetry Workshop
Saturday, February 7: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Tampa-based master puppet builder, Holli Rubin leads puppetry workshop based on A million catsthe children’s book classic Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag. In this hands-on program children will make puppets and learn storytelling and puppet performance techniques and will perform their puppet show to the audience.
This event is part of the Live at the Sherman Library  series. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.
First Floor- Program Room # 1017


Florida Grand Opera!  (All ages & Adults)
Sunday, February 8: 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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America's seventh-oldest opera company (founded as The Opera Guild of Greater Miami in 1941), Florida Grand Opera presents:  The Telephone by G. Menotti. For more information about this event click here.
Second Floor - Cotilla Gallery


Wags & Tales: Read to a Dog! (Ages 5-12)
Monday, February 9: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Children are able to read an age-appropriate short story to an Animal Assisted Therapy Dog making reading fun and boosting the child’s confidence in reading out loud. Offered in partnership with the Humane Society of Broward County. To register your child, please call 954-262-5477 or visit the Public Library Services Reference Desk beginning January 12 at 9 AM.
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Afterschool S.T.E.M. (Grades 3-6)
Thursday, February 19: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Build! Create! Investigate!  Join us once a month for hands-on science demonstrations and experiments. 
Pre-registration is required. Call 954.262.5477 to register.
First Floor - Program Room #1017

3rd Annual Seussfest!
Sunday, March 1, 2015, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

SeussfestMark your calendars for the 3rd annual Seussfest! celebrating the life and birthday of Dr. Seuss at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library.  Enjoy a fun afternoon of crafts, entertainment and doorprizes!

Please RSVP by Friday, February 21st by clicking here or by calling 954-262-5477


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Teen College Series

College Admission Essay Workshop
Tuesday, February 17: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Learn how to make your writing stand out! Pre-registration is required. Call 954-262-5477 to reserve your spot.

College Scholarship Information and Search Session
Wednesday, February 18: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Learn how to locate funding for college using the library’s databases! Pre-registration is required. Call 954-262-5477 to reserve your spot.
Second Floor - Lab A

NSU Admissions Presentation & Campus Tour
Saturday, February 21: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for a presentation from the NSU Undergraduate Admissions Office and a campus tour led by one of our student ambassadors! Pre-registration is required. Call 954-262-5477 to reserve your spot.
Third Floor - Room 3018

Blacks in Innovation: A Technology Fair (Ages 12-15)
Saturday, February 21: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Black History LogoNSU’s Office of Innovation and Information Technology will host Blacks in Innovation: A Technology Fair, geared toward students, ages 12-15 years old. The fair will include several interactive sessions where students will view the contributions of Blacks in technology; learn about aerial photography and video with the use of a quadcopter, view a drone flight demonstration; see a demonstration of 3-D printing; explore Robotics (the use of automation to secure a perimeter and help farmers watch crops); Video Production (Gopro footage editing and correction, with video and photo composition); visit web sites relating to learning various programming languages; learn about the process of creating digital art from concept to completed design in a brief demonstration; learn about writing Code; and more.
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Edible Prose Reads "Very Valentine"
Saturday, February 14: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Very Valentine book coverStart reading today and join us for this month’s selection: Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani. No worries if you won’t have time to read the book, you can still enjoy a fun discussion and sweet Italian treats!  Please register online or call 954-262-5477. If our copy of a title is checked out, please feel free to visit your local Broward County library and check out a copy there.

First Floor, Program Room 1017



Jazz in the Gallery
Sunday, February 15, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

South Florida jazz fusion group The Inner Court is the featured artist in this concert Black History Logocelebrating Black History Month. The Inner Court is led by bassist Tony Alford, and the group covers a wide range of styles, all with a firm jazz grounding. Co-sponsored by Gold Coast Jazz Society and South Florida Jazz.
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Computer camp

Computer Camp: for Absolute Beginners!
Saturday, February 14: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This computer class is for absolute beginners who would like to learn basic computer skills in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Call 954-262-5477 to register. 
Second Floor - Lab B

iPad Basics
Tuesday, February 17: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Explore your iPad. Come and learn about the physical features, the operating system, Safari browser and apps. Please call 954-262-5477 to register.
Second Floor - Lab B

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Genetics and Genealogy. A GSBC Program
Sunday, February 1: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Professor Emily Schmitt will discuss genetics testing as it relates to genealogy research. She will be joined by her honors thesis student, Natalie Negron who has used this techniques to do family history research. Emily Schmitt is an Associate Director and Professor at the Division of Math. Science and Technology, Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, Nova Southeastern University.

The program will begin following the GSBC business meeting at 2:00 PM.

The Genealogical Society of Broward County (GSBC) 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

Genealogy Research Night at the Library
Wednesday, February 25: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Join other genealogy enthusiasts for an open lab. Have a brick wall? Get help breaking through! Need to learn how to use the databases resources at the Sherman Library - learn how with experienced genealogists.

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County. For more information about the JGSBC see
Second Floor - Lab A



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