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The holidays are right around the corner and we know what that means...too many occasions to eat!  Prepare yourself for this season by joining us on Saturday, November 7   for Holiday Survival: Eating Healthy, Staying Fit presented by Baptist Health Systems of South Florida.

Check out some other ways to stay fit with some great cookbooks and fitness books and DVDs selected by one of our Alvin Sherman Library Librarians.  Click here to begin searching for that ultimate meal or workout to keep your belt buckle intact!

Looking for a way to tap into your creative juices, then join us Friday, November 13 at Crafternoon at the Library and Saturday, November 14 at the Sherman Yarn Lovers program.  Start those gifts now just in time for the holidays.

Check out these added resources to help you make the most of this holiday season.
 Winter Holidays and Celebrations: Cooking and Crafting 
Winter Holidays and Celebrations: Home.


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Portrait of a Warrior Exhibit

Sunday, November 1 - December 6

An exhibit featuring  portraits of

veterans  by physician Dr. Wilma Siegel, M.D.  The portraits are accompanied by taped interviews of Dr. Siegel’s conversations with veterans who

are working to resume their lives.

Second Floor - Cotilla Gallery




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Holiday Survival

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Jack in the Bean Stalk


Children and Tweens

day of the dead

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 and activities that enhance early literacy skills and explore Sharkeythe world online with kid-friendly websites recommended by librarians.

10:30 - 11:00 AM: Stories and Songs.
11:00 - 11:15 AM: Raise a Reader & Activities
11:15 - 11:30 AM: Little Learners Apps to Go

November 4 : Funny Storytime

November 11 : All About America Storytime

November 18 : Under the Sea Storytime.

November 25 : Teddy Bear Tea Time Storytime

First Floor - Program Room 1017

Little Minnow Storytime

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.
10:30 - 11:00 AM: Stories and Songs
11:00 - 11:15 AM:Raise a Reader & Free Play

November 5,12,19
First Floor - Program Room 1017

Godmother Death: A Mexican Folk Tale (Ages 7+)
Sunday, November 1, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
David Goboff of Simply Puppets, tells this tale using a unique blend of shadow puppets, storytelling, and objects that represent Mexican's Culture and The Day of the Dead Celebration.

First Floor - Public Library Services

After School S.T.E.M ( Grades 3-6)

Thursday, November 12, 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.

First Floor - Program Room 1017

Jack and Beanstalk Puppet Show (Ages 6+)

Younger siblings with caregiver welcomed

Sunday, November 15, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Bits N' Pieces Puppet Theatre for this classic story told with Marionettes!

Fee, Fie, Foe, Fun! A giant is loose in Cloudland. Jack climbs the magic beanstalk skyward. Marionettes, big and small, perform together on stage in this traditional Celtic music puppet play, Jack and the Beanstalk. Bits N' Pieces classic puppet fun includes storytelling, boks and marionettes. This event is part of the Live at the Sherman Library series made possible by a gift from Charles P.Ferro Foundation. First Floor - Public Library Services

Wags and Tales ( Ages 5 - 12)

Monday, November 16, 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 November 2 . 

First Floor - Program Room 1017




College Series

College Admission Essay Workshop (Ages 13-18)

Tuesday, November 1o, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join faculty from NSU's Department of Writing and Communication and learn how to make your writing stand out! To register please call 954-262-5477.

First Floor - Program Room 1017

Practice Tests, Scholarships, And More ! (Ages 13-18)

Wednesday, November 11, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Explore the library's free resources that will help prepare you for high school, college,and beyond! An Alvin Sherman Library Card is required for participation. Dont have one? Click Here

To register , please call 954-262-5477.

Second Floor - Lab A

Research Like a Pro
Thursday, November 12, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Stuck on a school project? Looking for primary sources? Learn how to make the Alvin Sherman Library’s resources work for YOU! Join librarians for a fun and informative look at how to find great research materials.
To register , please call 954-262-5477.
Second floor - Lab A

International Games Day at Your Library

Friday, November 20, 4:00PM - 6:00 PM

Join Stacey from Lauderdale comics for a fun afternoon of card games.Learn a new game like Magic the gathering , or spend some time playing old favorites.Snacks will be provided. To register , please call 954-262-5477.

First Floor - Teen Room 1035




Holiday Survival: Eating Healthy , Staying Fit!
Saturday, November 7, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Bring your activewear and be ready to work up an appetite!

Pumpkin PieJoin us for some gentle chair exercises before enjoying a delicious tasting of healthy, easy to prepare holiday treats! Meet a chef from Flipany and have your dietary questions answered by Baptist Health South Florida Registered Dietician. Sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida.
First Floor- Program Room 1017


Irish Film Festival

Screenings of films from Ireland's Irish Film Institute.

Sponsored by the Alvin Sherman Library, the South Florida Irish Studies Consortium, Irish Film Institute, and the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. For movie titles and more information, please call 954-262-5477.







Monday, November 9, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fourth Floor - Conference Room 4009

Wednesday, November 11, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fourth Floor - Conference Room 4009

Sunday, November 15, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM .
Second Floor - Cotilla Gallery

CAHSS Intellectual Conversations - Fall 2015

Thursday, November 12, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Diego Castano, NSU professor leads a discussion on "Truth and the Improbability of Being".

Fourth Floor - Conference Room 4009

Crafternoon at the Library
Friday, November 13, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tap into your creative juices by trying your hand at a make & take craft!
First Floor - Program Room 1017

Sherman Yarn Lovers

Saturday, November 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join other yarn enthusiasts and learn more about knitting and crocheting.

Yarn LoversA monthly program for those who want to learn how to knit/crochet or who already do and want to learn more! Bring a project you are working on or just your curiosity!Please click here to register.

Second Floor - Conference Room 2046


Writers’ Workshop with Miriam Auerbach

Saturday, November 14, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for Miriam Auerbach’s How to Write Humor Writer’s Workshop. Miriam is a winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best First Series Romance and author of the Dirty Harriet series. Miriam is currently Vice President of the Mystery Writers of America’s Florida Chapter. She has over twenty years’ teaching experience and has twice received awards for excellence in teaching.This event is part of the Edible Prose series. Click Here to Register online or call us at 954-262-5477. .

Second Floor - Conference Room 2053

Foundations and Grants Resources

Tuesday, November 17, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In this session, attendees will get an overview of the library’s grants resources with a demonstration and open lab session using a Foundation Center database.

Registration is required and begins 11/2/15.
Second Floor - Lab A

Portrait of a Warrior: Conversation With the Artist

Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Meet Wilma Bulkin Siegel, M.D., as she discusses her incredible experience of painting portraits of veterans who are working to resume their lives. Free and open to the public. Please click here to register.

Second Floor - Conference Room 2053


Computer Camp

Downloading Magazines

Tuesday, November 17, 1:00 PM– 2:30 PM
Take advantage of Flipster and Zinio for online browsing through desktop or mobile device. Make sure to bring your library card to participate! Click here to register online or call us at 954-262-5477.
Second Floor - Lab B

Computer Basics for Absolute Beginners

Saturday, November 21, 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


Genealogical Society of Broward County Program Monthly Meeting
Sunday, November 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 



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