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Welcome to the September 2016 Alvin Sherman Library Enews

Library card sign up month

Hispanic Heritage Month

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Recommended for school-age children.

Saturday, September 3, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMJumpstart

Jumpstart your school year with a dance party, fun crafts and Zumba for kids presented by Baptist Health South Florida. Registration closes Saturday, September 3rd.


Dancing! Crafts! Zumba for Kids! Learn what’s in your child’s lunchbox with Baptist Health’s registered nutritionist, and enjoy an
interactive cooking demo with a chef from FLIPANY. (Younger siblings welcome with caregiver).

Enjoy a special celebration for Library Card Sign-Up Month!

First Floor, Program Room 1017.

Raise a Reader@ Sharkey's Storytime!
Ages 3 - 5 years with caregiver
10:30 AM - 11 :15 AM

Wednesday, September 7: Library Storytime!
Hear stories about the library and make a fun craft in honor of Library Card Sign-Up Month.

Wednesday, September 14: On the Road!
Enjoy books about cars, trucks and transportation.

Wednesday, September 21: One World, Many Stories!
Enjoy stories in English and Spanish; make a fun craft in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Wednesday, September 28: Ocean Commotion!
Share stories and sing songs about marine life!

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Raise a Reader@ Little Minnows Storytime!
Ages 18 - 36 months with caregiver
10:30 AM - 11 :15 AM

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

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First Floor, Program Room 1017

Afterschool Adventures!

Tuesdays, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us on Tuesdays for fun activities designed for children
in grades 1 – 5

Tuesday, September 6: Crafternoon for Kids
Drop in for creative crafts and awesome art!
Afternoon adventures

Tuesday, September 13: Builders Club
Build and create with the library’s LEGOs.

Tuesday, September 20: Story Explorers
Explore the world of stories with activities, games, and crafts!

Tuesday, September 27: S.T.E.M. Fun
Have fun with science, technology, engineering and math at the Alvin Sherman Library!

First Floor, Program Room 1017

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Science Fair Idea-fest!

Saturday, September 17, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

S.T.E.M. fun for the whole family! Drop in for an introduction to STEM concepts through DIY activities, demonstrations an experiments. Recommended for school-aged children with caregiver. Dress for a mess. If you’ve got a science project, we’ve got you covered! Join us for this event, featuring our extensive collection of science project books and online resources as well as fun science demonstrations and experiments, suitable for all ages. You’re sure leave with an idea for your upcoming Science Fair project! Registration closes, Saturday, September 17.  Click here to register.

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Day for Children Health Fair

Sunday, September 18, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Please come share the day with us in celebrating all children! Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will again welcome children and their families as the “A Day for Children” health fair celebrates 14 years of service to the community.

Children 15 years of age and under (including infants and toddlers) and their families. NSU’s Health Care Centers will be providing FREE assessments for hearing and balance, vision, speech-language, dental health, nutrition tips, and more! Remember to sign up for a NSU Alvin Sherman Library card as well. Having an Alvin Sherman Library card let’s you access the resources of this academic library plus enjoy all of its rich cultural and special programming for children and adults!

For more information, call 954-NSU-CARE (678-2273)

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Teen Crafternoon: Back to School (Ages 13 - 18)

Thursday, September 1, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Start the school year in style and join us for a teens only crafternoon!
We’ll be creating Duct Tape Flower Pencils, Pixelated Locker
Magnets, and Headphone Wraps. 

Registration required by Thursday, September 1.

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Young Authors Writing Group (Ages 13 - 18)

Saturday, September 3, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for a great teen writing event!
Registration required by Saturday, September 3.

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Teen Movie Club: Banned Books Week! (Ages 13 - 18)

Saturday, September 17, 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 movies based on banned books!

Register here.

Alvin Sherman Library

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Crafternoon at the Library
Friday, September 9, 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.


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Cine Argentino Film Festival

Argentine actress and journalist Adriana Bianco will introduce and provide commentary in Spanish about the films.

Films will be shown in the Performance Theatre of the Don Taft University Center on NSU’s main campus, at 3301 College Ave. Argentine actress and journalist Adriana Bianco will introduce and provide commentary in Spanish about the films. For more information, please call 954-262-5477 or visit

Manuelita Sáenz
Sunday, September 4
2:00 PM – 4: 00 PM

Manuela SaenzBased on historical events set in the 19th century, this film presents the love between noblewoman Manuela Sáenz and military leader Simón Bolivar. 97 min.


Music by Eduardo Marturet.


100 Años de Perdón
Sunday, September 11
2:00 PM – 4: 00 PM

100 Años de PerdónAn Argentine-Venezuelan production about the banking crisis of 1994 in Venezuela, a bank robbery and its aftermath. 102 min.



De Navíos, Ron y Chocolate
Sunday, September 18

2:00 PM – 4: 00 PM

De Navíos, Ron y ChocolateDocumentary of the Corsican immigrants who arrived in Venezuela andthe Caribbean during the 18th century. 
90 min.





Desnudo con Naranjas
Sunday, September 25

2:00 PM – 4: 00 PM

Historical film which narrates the love affair between a white woman and an indigenous man during the Federal War of Venezuela in the 19th century.
100 min.



Constitution Day

Friday, September 16

Celebrate the Constitution! As part of its Election 2016 programming the NSU Alvin Sherman Library will be hosting a series of events on Friday, September 16 to mark Constitution Day, September 17.

Visit the library and learn more about the United States Constitution.

Sherman Yarn Lovers


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



Computer camp

iPad Basics
Tuesday, September 20, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 


Come learn about the physical features, the operating system, Safari browser and apps. Please register online or call 954-262-5477.

Please register online or call 954-262-5477 by Tuesday, September 20.

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FamilySearch: Genealogical Society of Broward County Program Monthly Meeting

Sunday, September 11, 12:00PM - 4:00 PM

Learn more about genealogy with fellow enthusiasts!
FamilySearch is a free mega-database not only has billions of genealogical records, but also many features users are often unaware about or know how to use. Mark Fearer will share the many underused resources on that can help you break through some brick walls.

The Genealogical Society of Broward County (GSBC) meets monthly at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library on the first Sunday of every month except when there is a holiday. Meetings begin with an open lab from noon to 1:15 PM. The open lab is followed by a general meeting at 1:30 PM with the program presentation beginning at 2 PM in room 2053. African American Special Interest Group meeting at 3:30 PM. All meetings are open to the public. Visit for more information about GSBC. Parking $1.00/hour on the first level of the parking garage.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

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