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Come join us May 16th for the Circle of Friends Annual Meeting featuring the American Bombshells!  You will be transported back into time with this USO style event.  Slide into summer by signing up for our Summer Reading Rewards program for adults, children and teens. You can easily sign up online beginning May 11 until June 4 or anytime in person at the Library. Don't miss our spectacular summer reading Kick-off event on June 7. It will be a SUPER summer at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library!


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E-NEWS : MAY 2015
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Sherman Canteenartists for conservation

summer reading kick-off party

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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

May 6: Storytime Graduation! Enjoy a special storytime puppet show!  Puppets to Go presents The Tortoise and the Hare.
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 7: Storytime Graduation!
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Hansel and Gretel (All ages with caregiver)
Saturday, May 9, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In celebration of Children’s Book Week, this musical puppet rendition of the classic folk tale was written by American composer, Engelbert Humperdinck. Hansel and Gretel puppetsPuppeteer Jerry Bickel sings and performs the entire show live and afterwards brings the marionettes out from behind the stage for the children to see. The program ends with a simple paper puppetry craft for all ages.
This event is part of the Live at the Sherman Library! series.

First Floor

Wags and Tales (Ages 5 -12)
Monday, May 11, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This program enables children to read 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. To register your child, call 954-262-5477 beginning April 27th. This event is part of the  series.

First Floor-Program Room #1017


summer reading program for children

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Teen Volunteer Program Info Session (Ages 14-18)
Friday, May 1, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Looking to earn volunteer service hours over the summer? Find out how to apply and what to expect from the Alvin Sherman Library's Teen Volunteer Program!
First Floor- Teen Room 1035
Teen Summer Reading Program

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Time, Space and the Monument
Saturday, May 2, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Ibett Yanez, Director of the de la Cruz Collection and Melissa Wallen, Director of Educational Programs discuss the work of the artists in the exhibition organized by the de la Cruz Collection for the Alvin Sherman Library at Gouged GirlNSU. The lecture includes the work of Kathryn Andrews, Rachel Harrison, Paulina Olowska and Dana Schutz, and explores the role art history has played in influencing and defining their practices. Each artist in the exhibition touches on humor as an essential component in their work, often exploring their own medium through the reference of movements spanning from Post Impressionism to Pop Art.

Light refreshments: Kindly RSVP to Lilly at 954.262.4578 or

Second Floor- Cotilla Gallery

Henna Body Art
Sunday, May 3, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
This presentation will take you on a journey through the world of Indian henna tattooing. You’ll learn henna traditions and different application techniques.

Please click here to register.

First Floor- Program Room 1017

Adult summer reading

Edible Prose to Host Author, Janet Lynn Roseman, PhD.

Saturday, May 16: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
NSU Professor Janet Lynn Roseman, PhD College of Osteopathic Medicine, If Joan of Arc Had Cancerpresents her new book, If Joan of Arc had Cancer: Finding Courage, Faith, and Healing from History’s Most Inspirational Warrior for Older Americans Month. “When someone is diagnosed with cancer or another life-threatening illness, all concerned — patient, family, friends — typically feel frightened and helpless. When Janet Lynn Roseman read the transcript of Joan of Arc’s trials, she realized that this beloved heroine had much to offer to those fighting cancer…”

Janet Lynn Roseman, PhD, has created hospital compassionate-care programs, and offers complementary-therapy workshops to oncology patients. She is the Director of the Sidney Project in Spirituality and Medicine and Compassionate Care™ and has been published in a variety of medical journals. Click here to register.

First Floor

Circle of Friends Annual Meeting featuring the American Bombshells

Saturday, May 16: 6:30PM - 10:30 PM

Come join us for a spectactular evening of USO type entertainment from World american bombshellsWar II. Experience the music of our greatest generation. All proceeds go to help the NSU Alvin Sherman Library.

For more information on the event call (954) 262-4627 or (954) 262-4593 or email us at and the cost, click here.



Scholarship Resources
Tuesday, May 19: 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 May 1. For more information on this event and to register, contact Sarah Cisse.
Second Floor, Lab A

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Computer camp


Downloading E-books and Magazines
Tuesday, May 19: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Would you like the convenience of having books and magazines on your tablet? Using iPad apps, you’ll download books and magazines to your device. To take advantage of this class, it is recommended that you bring your iPad.

Please click here to register.

Second Floor - Lab B

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Genealogical Society of Broward County Program Monthly Meeting
Sunday, May 3: 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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