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This year the NSU Alvin Sherman Library was voted by the readers of Broward Family Life their "favorite place to get smart". This is actually Broward Family Life 2015

the third year the library has received this honor. 
Our mission has always been clear...promote literacy through cultural programming and a love of reading.  Thank you again for recognizing the NSU Alvin Sherman Library team for doing what we love to do!

In addition, we hope you visit Selections from the de la Cruz Collection beginning March 25th.   This exhibit features four extraordinary women artists from the private collection of Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz.  For more on the de la Cruz Collection, click here.

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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

April 1: Frogs!
April 8: Poetry is Fun!
April 15: Librarians' Favorites!

April 22: Garden!

April 29: ¡Fiesta Storytime!

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 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
First Floor - Program Room #1017

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I Lobe the Brain (All ages with caregiver)
Sunday, April 12, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Come meet Fred the Head and learn about the 4 lobes of your brain through an interactive talk where you can touch and feel what’s going on inside your head! Brain crafts and stories will also be featured.

First-Floor - Program Room #1017

Wags & Tales: Read to a Dog! (Ages 5-12)
Monday, April 13: 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 March 30 at 9 AM.
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Afterschool S.T.E.M. (Grades 3-6)
Thursday, April 16: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Join us for a special Earth Day STEM! 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, April 18, 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

Live at the Sherman Library! Presents: Riff Rockit
Saturday, April 25: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Riff RocketEven Michael got into music to inspire, educate and uplift children under the alter ego of Riff Rockit.  Where most twenty-something rock and rollers set their sights on lavish lifestyles and the not-so-altruistic perks of their profession, The Fort Lauderdale, Florida raised singer-songwriter is doing it to inspire, educate and uplift children under the alter ego of Riff Rockit. Free tickets will be available for pick-up beginning Saturday, April 11. Call 954-262-5477 or visit the Public Library Services desk to pick-up tickets.

The performance will be held at the Miniaci Theater adjacent to the Alvin Sherman Library.


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Edible Poetry Cake Decorating (Ages 13 - 18)
Saturday, April 18, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Celebrate National Poetry Month by making delicious replicas of your favorite novels in verse. Call 954-262-5477 to reserve your spot.
First Floor- Teen Room 1035

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Edible Prose Reads The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Saturday, April 18: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

the curious incident of the god in the night-time Check out a brief snapshot of the book. A murder mystery novel like no other. The detective is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger’s Syndrome. He knows a great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbors’s dog murdered he begins a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.  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

Money Smart Week: Advice for Small Businesses-Sun Trust Bank Panel Discussion

Sunday, April 21: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Are you interested in starting your own business? Ask the experts at SunTrust Bank!

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Please register for this program by calling 954-262-5477 or click here.


Scholarship Resources
Tuesday, April 21: 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.
Second Floor, Lab A

Money Smart Week: Save Money Using Library Resources.
Wednesday, April 22: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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.
Please register for this program by calling 954. 262.5477.

Second Floor, Lab B

Money Smart Week: the Fed and You
Thursday, April 23 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Confused on what the Federal Reserve Bank does?  Don't miss this presentation by Federal Reserve Bank representive, Gloria Guzman, on one of the most important institutions that affects your life.  Please click here to register.

Second Floor, Room 2053

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Computer camp


iPad Accessibility Features

Tuesday, April 7: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Is the text on your iPad too small? Do you have trouble navigating the screen and apps? If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, don’t miss the session on using the accessibility features on your iPad. Included in the class will be information on increasing text size and using VoiceOver feature. Please call 954-262-5477 or click here to register.
Second Floor - Lab B

Downloading E-books and E-audiobooks
Saturday, April 25: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Take advantage of free library resources! Learn how to get free e-books and e-audiobooks on your computer, tablet, & mobile device, using OneClickdigital an audiobook and e-book download service offered to Alvin Sherman Library Cardholders. Spaces are limited, please call 954-262-5477 to register.
Second Floor - Lab B

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Genealogical Society of Broward County Program Monthly Meeting
Sunday, April 5: 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


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