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Welcome to the May 2016 Alvin Sherman Library Enews

It's difficult to believe that the school year is coming to a close and summer is upon us.  The Library staff is in the process of preparing for a Broward Family Life 2016 Awardfun-filled summer for kids, teens and adults.  Look for our summer reading rewards information beginning May 20. You can start your online reading right now with OneClick Digital.  In the meantime, please join us for a great month of programs and events beginning, Thursday, May 5 with a panel discussion on the Library's current exhibit, Pink Powder. The following week on Saturday, May 14, the Circle of Friends for the Alvin Sherman Library holds its Annual Gala and Fundraising event, featuring the Beatles Tribute Band, Across the Universe. For more information on how to purchase tickets, click here

And finally, we are so proud to have been selected by YOU for the 4th year in a row as the Best Place for Family Fun!  Thanks for voting for us and making us smile!



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

May 4: Storytime ClassicsWhat books did our librarians love to read when they were children? Find out at storytime as we celebrate Children's Book Week by sharing some of our favorite childhood books.

May 11: Storytime Graduation! This is our last storytime in May. Families who have learned all five early literacy skills will graduate from storytime! Everyone is welcome for this special event!

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

May 5

May 12: Storytime Graduation! Mother Goose, the old-fashioned lady of nursery rhymes, makes a special visit. ! Enjoy her rhymes, puppets, music and magic!

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Builders Club!

Ages 5 – 10, Younger siblings with caregiver welcomed

Tuesday, May 10, 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! Pre-registration is required. Register online beginning April 15.

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Afterschool S.T.E.M

Grades 3 - 6

Thursday, May 12, 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 April 15.

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Star Stories, Greek Myths
(Ages 6+) Younger siblings with caregiver welcomed

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

Make Believe Theatre's Katie Adams brings together stories, star constellations, and shadow puppets!

Encounter ancient heroes with super powers! Meet Zeus, the king of the gods, with the power of thunder and lightning. See Perseus and the snake-haired Medusa. Puppeteer Katie Adams brings these mythic Greek heroes to life with colorful shadow puppets, storytelling, and audience participation. See the stories and the star constellations that go with them! Stories include Pandora’s Box, Perseus and Pegasus, Icarus, and Baucis and Philemon. These amazing Greek myth stories have something to inspire everyone! The 45 minute performance is followed by a Q&A with the puppeteer. 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

Wags and Tales

Ages 5 - 12

Monday, May 16, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMWags 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.Pre-registration is required. Register online beginning April 15.
First Floor, Program Room 1017


Save the date! Summer Reading Kick-off Event



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Teen Movie Club: Sports Comedies! 

(Ages 13 -18)

Saturday, May 7, 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 sports-themed comedies! 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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Pink Powder Panel Discussion

Thursday, May 5, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Collector Rosa de la Cruz and Director of the de la Cruz Collection, Ibett Yanez, will discuss the works featured in the exhibition "Pink Powder" currently on view at Nova Southeastern University's Alvin Sherman Library. This discussion will highlight the artists, their process and narrative, as well as their inclusion of art history and influence from past movements.

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Money, Money & More Money
Saturday, May 7, 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.

Second Floor, Program Room 2053

Rochelle Weinstein authorMeet Author Rochelle Weinstein

Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us as Rochelle discusses her newly released third novel, "Where We Fall". Book Sale and Signing.

Rochelle B. Weinstein is an author, speaker, and former entertainment industry executive. Her two previous novels include "What We Leave Behind", which explores the poignancy of love and the human condition and "The Mourning After", a moving story of hope and resiliency. Visit her at

First Floor, Public Library Services, Light refreshments

Circle of Friends Annual Gala and Fundraising event

Circle of Friends Annual Gala and Fundraiser

Saturday, May 14, 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Rock to the beat of the “Beatles” with the Across the Universe band at this year’s main Library fundraising event. Cocktails and dinner, food, music, prizes and great company with proceeds benefiting the NSU Alvin Sherman Library. $125 per person or $1,000 for table of 10. Reserve your space online at or contact 954-262-4627.
For more information on joining the Circle of Friends visit:   

First Floor, Alvin Sheman Library Atrium

Embrace Tomorrow- Learn About Breast Health Today!

Sunday, May 15, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

In honor of Mother’s Day, Baptist Health South Florida is promoting Breast Health! Water and a healthy snack provided, courtesy of Baptist Baptist Health logoHealth South Florida.This event is part of the Baptist Health South Florida series. Register at or 954-262-5477.
First Floor, Program Room 1017.

This event is part of the series.

Click here to register.

First Floor, Program Room 1017

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 Sunday, May 1. Click here to register.

This event is part of the Scholarship Resources series.

Second Floor - Lab B

Sherman Yarn Lovers

Saturday, May 21, 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


Henna Art Workshop for Adults

Sunday, May 22, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Enter the world of Indian Henna tattooing! You’ll learn Henna traditions and different application techniques. Please register online or call us at 954-262-5477.

First Floor, Program Room 1017





Computer camp

Computer Camp: Instagram

Tuesday, May 17, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Bring your cell phone and learn how to use one of the most popular photo sharing apps, Instagram .Broadcast your memories in a fast, fun way to family and friends. Click here to register online or call 954-262-5477.

Second Floor - Lab B

Computer Basics for Absolute Beginners

Saturday, May 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 954-262-5477.

Second Floor - Lab B



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10 Brick Wall Tips For Beginners. A GSBC Program.
Sunday, May 1, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Join the GSBC for a recorded webinar by Marian Pierre-Louis, the genealogist who cracked the case of Nathan Brown’s parents. She’s tackling the topic of brick walls by presenting 10 brick wall tips that will help every genealogist look at their research challenges in a fresh way. This webinar will bring you the momentum you need to get your family history research back on track.

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 1 PM. The open lab is followed by a board meeting and program beginning at 1 PM. Meetings are open to the public.

Second Floor - Lab A 


Pink PowderPink Powder brings together a group of artists whose work addresses the female form with an unapologetic intensity. Imagery varying from the quiet and ponderous to the raw and rebellious subvert the traditional role of the female muse within the canons of art history, literature and popular culture. Works ranging from painting and photography to neon and fiber-based works express an openness and agency towards action; The viewer is confronted with fantasies of revisionist history, personal or otherwise, which unabashedly expose the romantic, self-indulgent and at times morbid desires of the female subject.

Artists in the exhibition:
Kaye Donachie, Tracey Emin, Naomi Fisher, Birgit Megerle, Christoph Ruckhaberle.

This exhibition presents mature subject matter.


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