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Celebrate Women's History Month, Teen Tech Week and Florida Heritage Month as well as National Craft Month at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library!  It's amazing the diversity of topics we celebrate every month!  We hope you take advantage of our great events and programs!  And, let's talk about the other benefits!  Just last month, Flipster was launched.  Now, you can read People, Sports Illustrated, Time, etc. for free on your tablet, phone and computer.  Add that with OneClick Digital and you just saved yourself a lot of money!


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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

March 4: Picnic Storytime!
March 11: Buggy, Buzzy Storytime
March 18: Fly a Kite!
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
March 5, 12, 19, 26
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 clicking here or by calling 954-262-5477

Stories Connect Us!: A Writing Workshop for Tweens (Ages 9 - 12)
Sunday, March 8, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Foster creativity and self-expression and practice writing skills at this tweens writing workshop led by author Gloria Rothstein. This program is in honor of Kate DiCamillo, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and her platform, “Stories Connect Us”. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Call 954-262-5477.
First Floor- Room 1017


Wags & Tales: Read to a Dog! (Ages 5-12)
Monday, March 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, March 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

All Star Storytime for Children Ages 3 -5 Years with ASD!
Saturday, March 21, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The Alvin Sherman Library’s All Star Storytime provides a special opportunity for parents of children ages 3-5 years who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder to experience a library storytime with their child.

Class size is limited. Pre-registration is require. Call 954-262-5477 beginning on Monday, March 9 at 9am to register your child.

For more information, visit
First Floor- Program Room #1017

The Wind in the Willows
Saturday, March 28, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wind in the WillowsAtlantic Coast Theatre takes you on a wild ride with Mr. Toad and his friends Ratty and Mole in this adaption of Kenneth Grahame’s classic book for children. Audience participation and music help to tell the story of Toad’s adventures.

This event is part of the Live at the Sherman Library series.





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Take Me to Your Leader!  Toy-Hacking Workshop (Ages 13 - 18)
Saturday, March 7, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Re-imagine a favorite childhood toy with a modern twist or create a new alien species. We’ll provide the materials, but feel free to bring your own. Submit your creepiest and crawliest entries for a chance to win a prize! Pre-registration is required. Call 954-262-5477 to reserve your spot.
First Floor- Room 1017

Teen Tech Week: Web Coding Crash Course! (Ages 13 - 18)
Saturday, March 14, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Attention all teens! Are you interested in web coding? Come to our crash course and have fun while you learn. Gain hands-on experience with coding in this session with NSU Web Librarian Michael Schofield. Pre-registration is required. Call 954-262-5477 to reserve your spot.
Lab A



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Crafternoon at the Library
Friday, March 13, 11 :00 AM to 2:00 PM
Tap into your creative juices by trying your hand at a make and take craft.
March is National Craft Month! Stop by the library and learn about the resources we have that will help you celebrate all month long. Drop in anytime during the program for make-and-take crafts.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

'Let's Speak Truth' Poetry and Spoken Word Night
Friday, March 13, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Audre Lorde wrote, “Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives”. Poetry is an intimate affair and the best way to experience it is to see it performed in person. Listen to local spoken word artists and poets during this celebration of creativity.

Second Floor- Cotilla Gallery


Edible Prose Reads Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Saturday, March 14: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Z a NovelStart reading today and join us for this month's selection: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler, in theme with Women's History Month. 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


Spring Dance Performance

Sunday, March 15, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
NSU Maasti Dance GroupEnjoy a performance by the NSU Maasti Dance Group as they present Indian dance highlighting classical, Bollywood, and contemporary dance styles.

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery




Scholarship Resources
Tuesday, March 17, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
In this session, attendees will get an overview of the library’s scholarship resources with a demonstration and open lab session using a Foundation Center database.
These sessions are limited to 25 attendees. Registration is required and begins on March 3rd.

For more information on this event and to register, contact Sarah Cisse.
Lab A



Marjorie & Marjory: A Florida Friendship
Created and Performed by Betty Jean Steinshouer

Wednesday, March 18
     5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (private Circle of Friends reception)
      RSVP by: Friday, March 13   954.262.4627 or

     6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
(free and open to the public), 2nd Floor Cotilla Gallery
“Marjorie & Marjory” is a special presentation by Florida historian and literary scholar Betty Jean Steinshouer, who has done many years of primary research on each author. She brings more than half a century of Florida life and lore together in this Chautauqua-style presentation, taking questions from the audience both in and out of character.


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Computer camp

Computer Camp: for Absolute Beginners!
Saturday, March 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 Fun
Tuesday, March 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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Genealogical Society of Broward County Program Monthly Meeting
Sunday, March 1: 12:00 PM - 4:00 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

English Heraldry Workshop
Sunday, March 8: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The workshop will focus on exploring 1,000 years of English Heraldry, covering the Royal College of Arms, Visitations of the Heralds, library resources, and genealogical sources. The research focus will begin with the Colonial Ancestor from the 17th Century in the Colonies and how to trace a lineage back to its origins. 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and the 25 Barons – all of whom left their mark on future generations through their heraldic bearings. The National Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century Society is the only women’s lineage society with a focus on heraldry. The society’s national headquarters in Washington, D.C., is known for having a large collection of coats-of-arms on display and is a frequent area tourist stop. Very soon the society will pass the 16,000 application mark with approved coats-of-arms applications. The program will be led by Maureen McGowan Singer, National Heraldry Chairman of the National Society Colonial Dames 17th Century and Carol Sutton, Heraldry vice-chairman. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Hillsboro Lighthouse Chapter, National Society Colonial Dames 17th Century.

Second Floor - Conference Room 2053


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