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Crafters Month

womens history month

Welcome to the March 2016

Alvin Sherman Library Enews.

Celebrate Women's History Month, Teen Tech Week and National Craft Month at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library! It's amazing the diversity of topics we celebrate every month! We hope you take advantage of our great events and programs! And, let's talk about the other benefits!


Sharkey's Storytime Fun
Raise a Reader @ Sharkey's Storytime

Ages 3 - 5 with caregiver
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Enjoy books, songs and activities that enhance early literacy skills and explore the 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

March 2:  I Love Art!

March 9:  Buggy, Buzzy Storytime!

March 16: Red Riding Hood Puppet Show!
March 23: Dogs!

March 30: Girl Power!

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

Read for the Fun of It!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


Thursday, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

First Floor, Program Room 1017




Sunday, March 6, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


This year, your Alvin Sherman Library Card, E-Card, or NSU SharkCard is your entry ticket. Join us for a day filled with music, magic, stories, arts activities and more! Don’t miss a special appearance by the Lorax!

RSVP Online and enter for a chance to win a door prize! 

Builders Club!

Ages 5 – 10, Younger siblings with caregiver welcomed

Tuesday, March 8, 3:30 PM- 4:30 PM

LegosWe provide the LEGO® blocks – kids provide the imagination! Join us for an afternoon of creative play. All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to capture your adventures. Please leave your Legos® at home. We don't want you to lose your favorite pieces! Registration opens February 15.   Click here to register.

First Floor, Program Room 1017



Afterschool S.T.E.M

Grades 3-6

Thursday, March 10, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at the Alvin Sherman Library.

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. Pre-registration is required. Register online beginning February 15.

First Floor, Program Room 1017


Wags and Tales

Ages 5 - 12

Monday, March 14, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wags and Tales

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.
Click here to register.

First Floor, Program Room 1017


Mysterious  Mona  Lisa

(Ages 6+) Younger siblings with caregiver welcomed

Saturday, March 26, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mysterious Mona LisaAtlantic Coast Theatre takes you on an art adventure to discover more about the Mysterious Mona Lisa! No one knows for certain the identity of the mysterious smiling woman in the world’s most famous painting, but an art student is about to find some clues as she travels back in time in Atlantic Coast Theatre’s original play, Mysterious Mona Lisa. Children and families explore the art, science, and music of the original Renaissance Man, Leonardo DiVinci. This event is part of the Live at the Sherman Library series made possible by a gift from Charles P. Ferro Foundation.

First Floor, Program Room 1017



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2016 Teen Tech Week

Hour of Code Open Lab! (Ages 13-18)

Monday, March 7, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Interested in learning how to code, but not sure where to start? We’ll have great tutorials to guide you through the basics, plus more recommendations on how you can learn to code for free!

Second Floor, Lab A


Surface Pattern Design! (Ages 13-18)

Wednesday, March 9, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Bring your creative visions to life by designing your own fabrics. We’ll show you how to use technology to create unique patterns, and talk about ways to see your designs in real life!

Second Floor, Lab A

Teen Movie Club: Video Games! (Ages 13 -18)

Saturday, March 12, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you like movies? Join the club! We’ll discuss a new genre each month, and then vote on a movie to watch. This month’s theme is movies based on video games! Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call the Public Library Services Reference Desk at 954-262-5477.

First Floor, Teen Room 1035


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Let’s Speak Truth’ Poetry and Spoken Word Night

Thursday, March 3, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Don't miss the 3rd Annual “Let’s Speak Truth,” Poetry & Spoken Word Night event! Audre Lorde wrote, “Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives”. Poetry is an intimate affair and the best way to experience it is to see it performed in person. Listen to local spoken word artists and poets during this celebration of creativity. Sponsored by NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library and the Office of University Relations.

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Sherman Yarn Lovers
Saturday, March 12, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM

A monthly program for those who want to learn how to knit/crochet or who already do and want to learn more! Monthly meetings will include hands on instruction and programs on a variety of topics including what is the best yarn for your project,tricks and tools, how to read a pattern, and more. Bring a project you are working on or just your curiosity!

Second Floor, Room 2046

Scholarships and Awards Workshop



Foundation Center LogoIdentify scholarships and awards using Foundation Center resources at these free workshops. Learn about resources available to find scholarships, tools to start your search, how to tailor your search based on your field of study, and tips for an efficient search.

Registration opens Tuesday, March 1st and closes Wednesday, March 16th. Click here to register.

This event is part of the Scholarship Resources series.

Scholarship and Awards Workshops

Florida's Amazing History and Why You Should Care!

with Eliot Kleinberg


Florida is full of people from everywhere else. Most know little or nothing Eliot Kleinbergabout its history. And much of what they do know is wrong!

Circle of Friends for the NSU Alvin Sherman Library and the Florida Humanities Council Present: journalist, author, and history scholar–and Florida native–Eliot Kleinberg to learn more about the place with the most fascinating history around! Click here to register.


Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Funding for this program has been provided by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.


Crafternoon at the Library

Friday, March 18, 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 our many resources. Drop in anytime during the program for make-and-take crafts.

First Floor, Program Room 1017


Tips & Tricks for Getting Published!

Saturday, March 19, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Attention all writers! Author Abby Stokes, who single-handedly helped a quarter million Digitally Challenged people cross the Digital Divide and get online, will give us tips on getting published, talk about her journey as a writer, and why technology is an important tool for writers looking to get published. Click here to register.

Second Floor, Program Room 2053



Money, Money & More Money
Saturday, March 26, 9:00 AM – 1: 00 PM
Financing a new or existing business can be challenging. Learn about avenues that may be open to you. This presentation will be presented by Broward SCORE. Click here to register.

Fourth Floor, Program Room 4009

Vision Board Workshop

Sunday, March 27, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM

Celebrating Women’s History Month, this vision board workshop encourages participants to follow in the footsteps of women throughout history who have set and reached goals. We’ll combine pictures and words to create a vision of our goals. All materials provided. Space is limited. Click here to register.

First Floor, Program Room 1017

David Kilroy, “Remembering the 1916 Rising: Truth and Power in Historical Commemoration”

Thursday, March 31, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Professor David Kilroy explores the search for truth in the legacy of the 1916 Rising and examine how competing interpretations of the event often reflect both the aspiration for and the exercise of power in the Irish state. This event is part of the CAHSS Intellectual Conversations series.

Fourth Floor, Room 4009




Computer camp


Computer Basics for Absolute Beginners

Saturday, March 12, 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 954-262-5477.

Second Floor - Lab B

Beginner Android Tablet Class

Tuesday, March 15, 1:00 PM -2:30 PM

This class will teach you the basics of using your Android-based tablet device including gestures, organizing apps and Home screens, finding and installing useful apps, and using Maps and the Camera function.

Click here to register online or call 954-262-5477.

Second Floor - Lab B




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Finding Your Women Ancestors
Sunday, March 6, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Learn more about genealogy with fellow enthusiasts!

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 

Jewish Records Indexing – Poland (JRI-Poland)

Tuesday, March 8, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mark Halpern of Jewish Records Indexing – Poland (JRI-Poland) will speak about this ongoing project. To learn more about JRI Poland go to

This program is sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County and is part of the Martin Shames Speakers Program series.

Any questions? Contact the JGSBC directly at




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