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Welcome to the July 2016 Alvin Sherman Library Enews

The Library will be closed on Monday, July 4th.

A gift from Craig and Barbara Weiner to Nova Southeastern University will result in the installation of a new Holocaust Reflection and Resource Room
in the Alvin Sherman Library. The gift was presented by Craig Weiner, President of the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund, Inc. and his wife
Barbara to NSU at the Alvin Sherman Library Circle of Friends Annual Gala on May 14. The gift will fund, furnish, equip and build the new room,
on the Alvin Sherman Library’s second floor. In addition, an endowed fund will be established to provide resource materials and for maintenance
of the room as well as to support related special events. “Due to the generosity of Craig and Barbara Weiner, the Alvin Sherman Library will be
able to provide unique information resources for the university community including the residents of Broward County,” said Lydia Acosta, M.A.,
NSU vice president of information services and university librarian. “ This room will serve as an educational place of serious study and
reflection on this period in history. “ Set to open in the coming academic year, the room will offer NSU students and the general public a
place to learn about, and to contemplate the horrendous acts that result from intolerance and hate. To read more: Click here

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An American Read and Sing

Recommended for ages 6 +, younger siblings welcome with caregiver.

Saturday, July 2, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Celebrate America with the Matthew Sabatella Trio! Stories, songs, and history lessons in one fun program.

Matthew Sabatella Join the Matthew Sabatella Trio with this unique musical and literary program intertwining sing-along folk songs with the reading aloud of brief passages from children’s books about the history of the United States. Children enjoy an entertaining, educational, and interactive musical performance with a trio of musicians playing fiddle, bass fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and vocals.

First Floor, Alvin Sherman Library.

Cuentame un Cuento, Tell Me a Story

Recommended for ages 6 +, younger siblings welcome with caregiver.
Saturday, July 9, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Carrie Sue AyvarCome see Carrie Sue Ayvar tell a bilingual folktale! An incredible bilingual exploration of Latin-American folktales using words, rhythms, movement, and chants that begin with the simple phrase, “Había una vez/Once upon a time . . . ” Children and adults, even those who may never have spoken a word of Spanish before, often find themselves easily and successfully repeating Spanish phrases with this interactive and animated storytelling program.

First Floor, Alvin Sherman Library.

Fantasy Fairytales!

Recommended for ages 6 +, younger siblings welcome with caregiver.

Saturday, July 16, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come see Mij Byram tell fantastic Fantasy Fairytales!

Mij Byram

Who doesn’t love a story of clever queens and greedy kings, brave princesses, and princely adventures? Add fairies and trolls, ogres and magical enchantment and enjoy an interactive storytelling journey to Fantasy Fairytales!

First Floor, Alvin Sherman Library.

Go Figure! Tales to Make You Think

Recommended for ages 6 + (Younger siblings welcome with caregiver)

Saturday, July 23, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pat NeaseStoryteller Pat Nease needs your help finishing her story! Bring your imagination and hear some original stories!

Children help the storyteller tell the tales in this interactive collection of “How did they do that?” stories, solved with listener and storyteller interaction and audience participation. National award-winning storytelling Pat Nease is known for her high energy, quick wit, and original stories.

First Floor, Alvin Sherman Library.


Crafternoons for Kids

Crafternoon for Kids! Ages 4-7

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Wednesdays: July 6 , July 13, July 20, July 27

Drop in and make a fun new craft project each week!

First Floor, Alvin Sherman Library.

Silly Stories with the Shermanettes

Silly Stories with the Shermanettes!

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Thursdays: July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28

Stories, songs and a puppet show with our very own Shermanettes,
winners of South Florida Parenting Kids' Crown Award!

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery.

Music, Games and Dances From around the world!


Music, Games, and Dances from around the World!

Recommended for ages 6 – 10, siblings welcome.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM on:

Monday, July 11, July 18, July 25


Alina CelesteSing! Dance! Play! Families explore a joyous blend of musical games, songs and dances from a different region of the world each week with international touring family musician and teaching artist Alina Celeste.

Alina’s brand of catchy, relevant and historically rooted music was born in her classroom, and has traveled around the world!

First Floor, Program Room 1017.


Family Stem

SPECIAL Family S.T.E.M.,

Recommended for school-aged children

Wednesday, July 6, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

NSU Biology professor Dr. Emily and her Science Alive team will showcase demonstrations and experiments that the whole family will love.

Registration opens Thursday, June 30 and is required. Call 954-262-5477


Saturday, July 30, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn what all the buzz is about in this beekeeping presentation given by Just Beelieve. See a real working hive, learn how honey is made and find out how you can start a backyard bee hive of your own! Registration opens Saturday, July 23 and is required. Call 954-262-5477. Check-in begins at 1:45pm.

First Floor, Alvin Sherman Library.


Summer S.T.E.M. for Tweens! Ages 8-12

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Build! Create! Investigate! Join us as we explore S.T.E.M. concepts with awesome activities, excellent experiments, dynamic demonstrations and phenomenal guest presenters. NSU Biology professor Dr. Emily and her Science Alive team bring fun experiments and hands on demonstrations to the library!

Weekly online registration required.

  • Wednesday, July 13, Registration opens Thursday, July 7
    Second Floor, Conference Room 2053.
  • Wednesday, July 20, Registration opens Thursday, July 14.
    Second Floor, Conference Room 2053.
  • Wednesday, July 27, Registration opens Thursday, July 21.

    Fourth Floor, Conference Room 4009.

    Be sure to arrive a few minutes early! Check-in begins at 1:45 PM on the day of the program.

Your child will need an Alvin Sherman Library Card to register.  Apply online!



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Young Authors Series

Expand your literary talents and polish your writing skills at these fun and creativity-stretching writing workshops! The Young Authors Summer Series is supported by generous contributions from the Jason Taylor Foundation and the Erwin and Barbara Mautner Charitable Foundation.


Bring the Rhythm to the Page! with Cathy Castelli and Jodi Turchin
Thursday, July 7, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM,
Registration opens Thursday, June 30

Music influences our lives and the lives of our characters. Jodi and Cathy will use music to create characters that make our stories vibrant.
…that make our stories sing …that make our stories come alive.

Young Authors Panel – How to Get Published!

Thursday, July 14, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Registration opens Thursday, July 7th

Join a panel of authors as they talk about their experiences with publishing, through both traditional and self-publishing methods. Learn how to get your writing out into the world!

Belly Laughs and Home Runs: The Fun in Boy YA with Faran Fagen and Jonathan Rosen

Thursday, July 21, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Registration opens Thursday, July 14

Writers Jonathan Rosen and Faran Fagen hope to make you laugh and cry in this two-hour young adult seminar on humor and sports books. We’ll take you on a journey through funny, action-packed stories that explore friendships, soul-searching, and facing your fears. Among home runs, slam dunks and hilarious teenage wit, we’ll delve into what it’s like to grow up as a teenager facing tough issues. And come out on top on the other side. Looking forward to a roller coaster of emotions on July 21.

Being the Hero of Your Own Adventures with Cory Laub and Jodi Turchin

Thursday, July 28, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM , Registration opens Thursday, July 21

Explore autobiographical adventures with Jodi Turchin, then translate them into comics with Cory Laub!

First Floor, Program Room 1017

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Teen Summer Reading List


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To Begin the World Over Again: the Life of Thomas Paine. Film Showing.
Sunday, July 3, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Film on the life and work of Thomas Paine, 18th Century English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. The screening will be followed by a  Q and A session moderated by Professor Tim Dixon.

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery.

Thomas Payne Movie

Miami International Piano Festival

Miami International Piano Festival Academy STUDENT Recital
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Performance by students in the Miami Piano Festival Academy.
Free and open to the public. Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery.

Miami International Piano Festival Academy FACULTY Recital
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Tickets are $30.00 for the general public and $20.00 for NSU students, faculty and staff.  Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery.

Miami International Piano Festival Academy Grand Finale
Sunday, July 24, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Featuring performances by Leonid Egorov (Russia), Zlata Chochieva (Russia), Francesco Libetta (Italy), Ilya Itin (Russia) and Misha Dacic (Serbia) along with the five prize winners of the 2015 Miami Piano Festival Academy.

Tickets are $30.00 for the general public and $20.00 for NSU
students, faculty and staff. A reception will follow the program.
Miniaci Theater.

Jazz in the Gallery

Fernando Ulibarri Quartet in Concert
Sunday, July 10, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The Fernando Ulibarri Quartet will perform original jazz compositions.

Fernando Ulibarri QuartetFernando has performed concerts at Carnegie Hall, Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica, Arturo Sandoval Jazz Club, Berklee Performance Center, The Bass Museum of Arts and various other venues in the United States and abroad.  He is currently a full-time tenured professor at Broward College, where he serves as both Assistant Professor of Music and as the Program Manager of the Music Technology Area.

Allen Paul in Concert
Sunday, July 31, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Allen PaulAllen Paul is a local jazz pianist and sideman who specializes in fusing jazz with popular music of all types and styles. He has recorded and performed with local artists such as Leon Foster Thomas and Melton Mustafa, and he recently performed at the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival. In 2014 he released a five song EP of original jazz fusion music entitled “Unclazzified”. He continues to work throughout South Florida as an in-demand accompanist.

Come in out of the July heat and enjoy live jazz in the Gallery’s intimate, art-filled setting.  Garage parking $1 per hour.

Adult Summer Reading List


Crafternoon at the Library
Friday, July 15, 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 library resources. Drop in anytime during the program for make-and-take crafts!

First Floor, Program Room 1017.

Yarn Lovers

Sherman Yarn Lovers
Saturday, July 16, 10:00 AM – 12: 00 PM

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

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, Conference Room 2046.

Homemade Journal Workshop for Adults
Saturday, July 23, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

NSU Professor Tennille Shuster shows you how to make your own personal journal.  Begin with paste paper techniques, then use your decorated papers to create a simple pamphlet-stitch booklet that can be used as a personal journal. Handouts with ideas for writing exercises will be provided. Ages 18 and older. All materials provided. Please register online or call 954-262-5477. Registration opens Sunday, May 1st.

Second Floor, Room 2053.


Computer camp

Computer Camp: Drop in Computer Help
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM on: 

Tuesday, July 5

Tuesday, July 19


Do you need assistance using the computers? Do you need to learn how to open a free e-mail account or practice going online and exploring the Internet? How about learning how to download apps or eBooks using your device?

Learn how to download free eBooks/eAudio with your Alvin Sherman library card and get help using your iPad, Kindle or other tablets.

Please register online or call 954-262-5477.

Second Floor, Lab A.

Android Tablet Basics
Tuesday, July 12, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Learn the basics of your Android-based tablet device, including gestures, organizing apps, using the camera and more. Please register online or call 954-262-5477.

Second Floor, Lab B.


Computer Camp: Instagram
Tuesday, July 26, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

Second Floor, Lab B.



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Genealogical Society of Broward County Program Monthly Meeting
Sunday, July 10, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Learn more about genealogy with fellow enthusiasts! The program this month will be a recorded webinar by Lisa Louise Cooke: “New and Must-Have Google Tips for Genealogy”.

Meetings begin with an open lab from noon to 1 pm followed by a general meeting with the program at 2:00 pm. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Visit for information about GSBC.

Second Floor, Lab A.



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