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Summer is here and what better way to kick it off at our Summer Reading Kick-off Party. Bring your family for an afternoon of music fun. Sign everyone up for our summer rewards program! That includes you moms and dads as well! 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 one click digital collection. Enjoy your summer and remember that there's no better place to get out of the heat!






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E-NEWS : JUNE 2015
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Summer Reading Kick-off Party

Brad Meltzer


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Summer Reading Kick-Off Party (All Ages)
Sunday, June 7: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us for music, crafts, and special guest performers! Your library is your ticket to free adventure all summer long. Registration starts at Kick-off to participate in our Summer Reading Rewards! Beat the crowd! Early online sign-up available May 12 - June 4  HERE!
First Floor - Atrium

Adventures in Art!
(Ages 6 - 10)

Mondays, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
June 8 Join us each Monday night for puppetry, dance, cartooning, and more!
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Super Crafts (Ages 6 - 10)

Tuesday, June 9, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Click here for all dates.
Drop in for a super fun and simple superhero craft between 1:30 and 3:30pm. Each week we will create a superhero accessory! (siblings welcome).
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Summer S.T.E.M. for Tweens
(Ages 9-12)
Tuesdays, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
June 9, 16, 23, 30

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Hands-on science demonstrations, plant-inspired character creation, experiments, special guests, and so much more!. Call 954-262-5477 for details.

Click here for all dates.

Science Kids!
(Ages 6-8)
Wednesdays, 2:00 PM -3:00 PM
Build, create, experiment! Unleash your inner mad scientist with hands-on activities.Call 954-262-5477 for details.
Click here for all dates.


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

Stories, songs and a puppet show with our very own Shermanettes, Winners of South Florida Parenting’s Kids Crown Award.
Click here for all dates.


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

Join us for fun, different, exiting events every Saturday.

Saturday, June 13: Dance Party!
High energy, fun-filled dance-along with easy to learn group dance numbers and sensational songs. Get movin' with Fantasy Theatre Factory!

Saturday, June 20: American Tall Tales and Folk Music

Atlantic Coast Theatre presents folktales and folksongs including stories fom Asian-American, Latin-American, and Native-American cultures, the Underground Railroad, and more. Part of the Live! at the Sherman Library series made possible by a gift from the Charles P. Ferro Foundation.

Saturday, June 27: Robin Hood: A Hero with a Story
Puppet show with Bits 'N' Pieces Theater! T
oe-tapping music based on Howard Pyle's The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, a classic tale created especially for children.Part of the Live! at the Sherman Library series made possible by a gift from the Charles P. Ferro Foundation.


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unmaskUnwind in the Teen Room (Ages 13-18)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
June 11, 18, 25
Hang out with your friends, enjoy some snacks, and work on a new craft project every week!

Teen Room 1035

Marionette Workshop

Tuesday, June 16, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Explore the art of puppetry in this hands-on workshop with artist Paco Moreno.  Make your own marionette and learn basic control techniques!
Call 954-262-5477 to register!
First Floor, Room #1017

Young Authors Series: Unmask the Muse (Ages 13 -18)
Monday, June 22, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday, June 29: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Learn about finding your writing self with creative writing instructor Jodi Turchin. Required registration begins one week prior to each program date.
For more information about this event, or for details on how to register (if required), contact  
Sarah Falvey or call 954.262.5477.
First Floor - Program Room #1017



Edible Prose reads The Moment of Everything

Saturday, June 13, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Moment of EverythingStart reading today and join us for this month’s selection: The Moment ofEverything by Shelly King. Enjoy a virtual chat with the author and fun fare!No worries if you won’t have time to read the book, you can still enjoy a fun discussion and light refreshments!  Please register online or call 954-262-5477.
Second Floor - Conference Room 2053

Steel Drums Performance with Gerard Boucard
Sunday, June 14: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Enjoy the sounds of the islands with artist Gerard Boucard, Director of the Haven Academy School of steelpan, visual and performing arts, as he demonstrates the beauty of one of the most loved Caribbean instruments, Steel drums. Gerard Boucaud, MBA., has been involved with music for many years as a performer, arranger, teacher, conductor and manager.
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


Father's day
Brad Meltzer Author Visit
Sunday, June 21, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The President's ShadowSpecial Father's Day gift...spend your afternoonwith #1 NY Times Bestselling author, Brad Meltzer, as he launches his latest novel, The President's Shadow.  Booksale and signing.  Light refreshments. Free and open to the public but RSVP at 954.262.5477 or
by clicking here.
First Floor-Atrium


Crafternoon at the Library! Escape to your imagination!
Friday, June 26, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Tap into your creative juices by trying your hand at a make and take craft.  Stop by the library and learn about the resources.  Drop in anytime during the program for make-and-take crafts.
First Floor- Program Room #1017

Jazz in the Gallery: Davis & Dow Jazz Duo
Sunday, June 28: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Davis and DowDavis & Dow jazz duo are a South Florida institution. Their repertoire includesimaginative arrangements of Jazz and the Great American Songbook from Bach to the Beatles, from Brazil to Be Bop and beyond. “Brazen Excellence! This duo breathes and thinks as one. Dow’s guitar is positively orchestral in support while Davis’ scatting suggests she probably learned in her bassinet.” – Cadence Magazine. For more information, contact 954-262-5477.
Second Floor - Cotilla Gallery

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iPhone Photography
Thursday, June 11: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Learn different techniques to take incredible photos with your iPhone. Get tips on different built in iPhone camera features and recommendations for which apps to use to edit photos.Register by clicking here or call 954-262-5477.
Second Floor - Lab B

iPad Basics
Thursday, June 16: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Is your iPad sitting unused? Join us as we explore the iPad. Learn about the physical features, the operating system, Safari browser and apps.  Register by clicking here or call 954-262-5477.
Second Floor - Lab B

Digital Downloads (iOS)
Wednesday, June 24: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Is your iPad sitting unused? Join us as we explore the iPad. Learn about the physical features, the operating system, Safari browser and apps.  Register by clicking here or call 954-262-5477.
Second Floor - Lab A

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Identifying a King: Richard III, DNA and Genealogy. GSBC Program
Sunday, June 7: 12:00 PM -4:00 PM

Nora Quinlan, Director of Reference and Instructional Library Services at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library, will talk on how researchers at the University of Leicester, using DNA and genealogy, identified a skeleton found at an archeological dig in Leicester, England in 2012, as Richard III, King of England.

This talk will be from 2:00-3:00 pm.

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 followed by a board meeting and program. Meetings are open to the public.
Second Floor - Lab A


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