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Fall is in full swing and the month of October is as varied as to colors on a fall tree!  Well, maybe not in South Florida...but we encourage you to take time out to explore this month's vast array of programming and events. From our semi-annual used book sale to the latin beat of Gumby Navedo y su Tumbao...we'll have you salsaing in the Miniaci Theater!  Or, want to hear  from a best-selling author?  Circle of Friends presents...James Born.  Interested in starting your garden, join us on the 10th for a seed exchange.  And, as we celebrate teen read week, check out the amazing programming created for those 13 - 18 year olds! 

So, there's just no excuse for not joining us at the Library this October!  We hope to see you soon.



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Sharkey's Storytime Fun

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

Enjoy 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: Raise a Reader & Activities
11:15-11:30 AM: Little Learners Apps to Go

October 7: Construction Storytime!

October 14: Let's Eat Storytime
October 21: Crayons Storytime!
October 28: Trick or Treat Storytime with the Shermanettes!
First Floor, Program Room 1017


Little Minnow Storytime

Raise a Reader @ Little Minnows Storytime(Ages18 -36 months with caregiver)
Thursdays, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Inspire your future reader with stories and songs featuring rhythm, repetition and rhyme.
10:30-11:00 AM: Stories & Songs
11:00-11:15 AM: Raise a Reader & Free Play

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
First Floor, Program Room 1017



Afterschool S.T.E.M. for grades 3 - 6

Thursday, October 8, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join us every month as we explore S.T.E.M. concepts with awesome activities, excellent experiments, dynamic demonstrations and phenomenal guest presenters! Dress for a mess. Registration opens Thursday, September 24 and closes Thursday, October 8. Call 954-262-5477

Ranjana Warier and Rhythms School of DanceOnce Upon a Time… Western Fairy Tales Told Through Indian Dance
Recommended for ages 6 and up, younger siblings welcome (with caregiver.)
Saturday, October 17, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bridge cultures with adaptations of Western Fairy Tales presented through Indian dances and music! This presentation provides energetic dances featuring innovative choreography, colorful costumes, and unique music compositions, as well as the opportunity to participate and learn some Indian dance moves! This event is part of the Live at the Sherman Library series, made possible by a gift from the Charles P. Ferro Foundation. First Floor, Public Services Department.

Wags and Tales (Ages 5 - 12 )

Monday, October 19, 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 October 5. 
First Floor, Program Room 1017

Family S.T.E.M. ( School aged children with caregiver)
Saturday, October 24, 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

S.T.E.M fun for the whole family! Drop in for an introduction to S.T.E.M. concepts through DIY activities, demonstrations, and experiments. Recommended for school-aged children with caregiver. Dress for a mess!
Registration opens Saturday, October 10 and closes Saturday, October 24. Call 954-262-5477 to register.

First floor, Program Room 1017

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Free to Read Photo Booth! (Ages 13-18)
Saturday, Sept. 28 -October 2
vCelebrate Banned Books Week by posing for pictures with your favorite challenged works of literature. We’ll have the books and the props – you bring the fun! Tag us on Instagram #alvinshermanlibrary
First Floor, Public Library Services

The Best Day of the Dead Clay Animation Workshop & Exhibit Ever, Part 1! ( Ages 13-18)
Saturday, October 10— 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM

The Best Day of the Dead Clay Animation Workshop Ever – Part 2!
Sunday, October 11, 12 Noon -4:00 PM

Learn all about Día de los Muertos and create a clay animation movie in this fun & creative 2-day workshop for teens

Combine classic sculpture and modern multimedia technology with traditional Mexican culture to create your own clay animation movie! If you are a creative and committed young artist, this is a unique opportunity to spend two days collaborating with sculpture and animation professionals.

This collaborative project will be exhibited, first at Revolution Live during the South Florida Day of the Dead Parade on November 2, and then at the library, time and date TBD.

  • Historical relevance of Day of the Dead, a celebration of life in Mexican culture.
  • Concepts of filmmaking
  • From story to script
  • Storyboarding
  • From blocks of clay to characters
  • Get ready to animate

Registration requires participation in both days and space is limited. Call 954-262-5477 to reserve your spot!

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.


Words and Pictures: The Art of Adapting Stories into Comics
(Ages 13 -18)

Sunday, October 18, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Teen Read weekJoin teacher and artist Cory Laub to learn how to adapt a short story into a comic. Students will read and discuss a work of modern fantasy, and then put that story together into a comic book format while discussing character and comic book design.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

Humor Me!  The Fun of Writing Funny (Ages 13-18)

Tuesday, October 20, 4:00 PM -5:30 PM
Teen Read weekReady for some comic relief? Join author Gloria Rothstein for a hands-on writing workshop. Find out how to turn mistakes, mishaps, and misunderstandings into funny scenes, stories, and scripts.
Call 954-262-5477 to register. First Floor, Program Room 1017



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The Expo

Saturday, October 3, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Alvin Sherman Library and Don Taft University Center

Disability ExpoOver 75 exhibitors show you the latest services, resources, products and information for individuals with developmental, sensory, emotional or physical disabilities. ECE parent workshops, live music, entertainment, art exhibit, demonstrations, wheelchair basketball and Inspiration Runway Fashion Show.

GENERAL INFORMATION: 2-1-1 (Voice) or 954-537-0211 or 954-735-0963 (TTY) Exhibitor information: www.TheExpoFL.com, Email:info@theexpofl.com


Gumby Navedo y su Tumbao
Sunday, October 4, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Gumby Navedo y su Tumbao orchestra perform salsa of Johnny Pacheco, Hector Casanova and Celia Cruz for your listening pleasure. Free tickets are available beginning September 14 at the 1st Floor Public Library Services desk. Please call 954-262-5477 for more information.

Performance at the Miniaci Theater adjacent to the Library.


Seed Exchange at the Library
Saturday, October 10, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

seedsThe South Florida growing season starts this month! Join the NSU Alvin Sherman Library and Master Gardener Kevin Quigley for a free seed exchange and giveaway. Along with the seed exchange and networking opportunities, Mr. Quigley will give a short talk followed by a question-and-answer session.

Receive free seeds to get your garden started or bring seeds to share! Learn about growing the healthiest, most vigorous plants by starting with healthy, robust seeds. Register by clicking here. Second floor, conference room 2053



Edible Prose reads Ripper (Part 2)
Saturday, October 10, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Isabel Allende RipperCelebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and Maker ojo De DiosMonth with the Edible Prose Book Club! Weave a God’s Eye (Ojo de Dios) while discussing the first half of Ripper by Isabel Allende and your favorite books and authors! Materials Provided. Please call 954-262-5477 to register.
First Floor - Program Room 4009

I love Yarn Day!
Friday, October 16, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
I love yarn dayAll levels welcome at this informal program. Bring some supplies and make new friends. While at the library, you can also learn about the Southeast Florida Head Huggers, a local group of volunteers who supply local hospitals and oncology clinics with crocheted and knitted caps and wraps for cancer patients undergoing treatment.

First Floor- Program Room 1017


Sherman Yarn Lovers- Stitch It Forward on National Yarn Lovers Day!

Saturday, October 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
What better way to mark the day than to attend and learn more about Stitch dayworking with yarn!   Register to attend by clicking here.

Second Floor, Room 2046



Foundations and Grants Resources
Tuesday, October 20, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In this session, attendees will learn to use the Foundation Center’s grants database, receive an overview of the Alvin Sherman Library’s grants resources, view Foundation Center webinars, and participate in an assisted open lab search session to explore grants possibilities specific to their area of interest. Basic computer skills are required. These sessions are limited to 25 attendees. Registration is required and begins 10/1/15. Call 954-262-4613 to Register.

This event is part of the Foundations and Grants Resources Series.

An Evening with James O. Born

Wednesday, October 21, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Jim Born, author

NSU Faculty Lecture Series
G. Nelson Bass III, "Truth to Power: Examining Neoliberalism in Chile from a Critical Perspective”

Thursday, October 22, 12:00 PM -1 PM
Following the overthrow of Salvador Allende in 1973, the military dictatorship in Chile initiated wide-ranging neoliberal reforms along with horrific repression against working-class movements. Based on research by Bass and Linea Cutter (FCAS class of 2015), this work examines the effects of those reforms, and questions whether much of the current scholarship on the Chilean “success story” is flawed. Moreover, this research is aimed at speaking truth to power about the effects of neoliberalism on the Chilean population.
Second Floor, Conference Room 2053

National Novel Writing Month Kickoff!
Sunday, October 25, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

National Novel Writing MonthJumpstart your writing dream. Celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) by writing a 175-page (50,000 word) novel by midnight, November 30th. Register by clicking the link or call us at 954-262-5477.

First Floor, Program Room 1017


Used Book Sale
Thursday, October 29th — Saturday, October 31st
Gently used textbooks, fiction, nonfiction, hardcover & paperbacks, children's books, CDs and DVDs and games! Cash and checks only! No scanners allowed on presale day.

Wednesday, Oct. 28 4pm to 6pm (presale day)
COF and NSU faculty and staff only
Thursday, Oct. 29 10am to 6pm
Friday, Oct. 30 10am to 6pm
Saturday, Oct. 31 10am to 3pm


Most items will be $3 or less and a great way to add to your own personal collection while supporting your library. Cash and checks only, please.

If you would like to donate items to our book sale or would like more information, please contact the Alvin Sherman Library’s Collection Development department at 954-262-4542.

Second Floor, Conference Room 2053


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Digital Downloads

Tuesday, October 6, 1:00 PM– 3:00 PM
Explore apps and library products that you can download to your mobile device. Register by clicking the link or call us at 954-262-5477. Click here to register online or call us at 954-262-5477.
Second Floor, Lab A

Computer Basics for Absolute Beginners

Saturday, October 17, 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. Click here to register online or call us at 954-262-5477.
Second Floor, Lab B

iPad Basics
Tuesday, October 20, 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. Click here to register online or call us at 954-262-5477. Second Floor, Lab B



Websites and other Resources for Family History Researchers: GSBC Program
Sunday, October 4: 1:00 PM -4:00 PM

Following up on the last GSBC presentation about FamilySearch at the September meeting, professional genealogist Mark Fearer will present an overview of the many other resources, online and elsewhere, where you can search for your ancestors and the context of their lives.
he 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 1 PM to 2 PM followed by a board meeting and program. Meetings are open to the public.
Second Floor - Lab A

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