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Afterschool Adventures!
Tuesdays, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Tuesday, October 4: Crafternoon for Kids
Drop in for creative crafts and awesome art!
Afternoon adventures

Tuesday, October 11: Builders Club
Build and create with the library’s LEGOs.

Tuesday, October 18:Story Explorers
Explore the world of stories with activities, games, and crafts!

Tuesday, October 25: S.T.E.M. Fun
Have fun with science, technology, engineering and math at the Alvin Sherman Library!

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Raise a Reader@ Sharkey's Storytime!
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM - 11 :15 AM

Ages 3 - 5 years with caregiver

Wednesday, October 5: Book Fiesta!
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with stories in English & Spanish; make a fun craft!

Wednesday, October 12: Sing a Story!
Don’t just read a book – sing a book! Join us for books with rhythm and rhyme.

Wednesday, October 19: Monster Mania!
Discover where the wild things are and make a monster craft.

Wednesday, October 26: Trick or Treat! Stories with the Shermanettes
Enjoy silly, not-so-spooky stories and a trick-or-treat parade! Costumes encouraged. This special show is for children of all ages!

First Floor, Program Room 1017


Raise a Reader@ Little Minnows Storytime!
10:30 AM - 11 :15 AM

Ages 18 - 36 months with caregiver

Thursday, October 6
Thursday, October 13
Thursday, October 20
Thursday, October 27

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

Enjoy books, songs and activities that enhance early literacy skills.

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Wags and Tales
Monday, October 10, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
For children ages 5-12

Read to a dog at the library! 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.

Register online

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Paco Moreno & Friends: Hispanic Heritage Month Concert for Kids
Tuesday, October 11, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Paco MorenoMusician/Educator Paco Moreno and surprise guests perform authentic music and dances from Spanish-speaking countries throughout the world.

Children will have an opportunity to touch and play handmade Andean musical instruments in this interactive celebration.

First Floor, Alvin Sherman Library

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Teen Fall Series

Young Authors Writing Group (Ages 13 - 18)

Saturday, October 1, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Want to get feedback on your writing? Come to the monthly Young Authors Writing Group! Share your words with others and get constructive criticism on how to revise to make it better. Facilitated by teacher and writer Jodi Turchin.

Register online

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Day of the Dead Clay Animation Workshop


The Day of the Dead Clay Animation Workshop for our teens, in support of the Florida Day of the Dead Celebration, blends the elements of cultural literacy, hands-on art, expanding vocabulary and writing skills through scripting, and a 21st Century technology learning experience that will intrigue and illuminate.

Registration is required! To reserve your spot, please contact Sarah Divine at 954-262-5471.

First Floor, Program Room 1017


Teen Crafternoon: De-Stress (Ages 13 - 18)

Thursday, October 6, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Relax and create art through coloring and doodling!

Register online

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Teen Movie Club: Foreign Films! (Ages 13 - 18)

Saturday, October 15, 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 produced in other countries, in honor of Teen Read Week 2016.

Register online
First Floor, Teen Room 1035

Young Authors Workshop: So You Want to Write a Novel?
Saturday, October 29, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

In honor of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), authors Marjetta Geerling and Melody Maysonet will present hands-on techniques for creating great characters and riveting plots.

Register online 

First Floor, Program Room 101


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Habana Deco: Art and Architecture of Cuba
Wednesday, October 5, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Haban Deco: Art and Architecture of CubaCompare our South Florida architecture and society to that of our closest neighbor, Cuba. Take a virtual tour of the art, architecture and culture of Havana Cuba, through images taken by Sharon Koskoff.

South Floridians have a strong connection to the Spanish-speaking island that awaits freedom and development. There are hundreds of Art Deco buildings in Cuba; however, they are destined for demolition as the infrastructure deteriorates. Architectural preservation is needed for a country so creative and rich in visual/performing arts and culture!

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

Register online

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery


Grant Writing 101


Gear up logoLooking to learn more about finding grant funding and writing a proposal? Look no further!

Roxana Ross, NSU’s Grant Writing Manager, has all the information you’re looking for. Come hear about Pivot and other grant funding databases as well as successful steps to take in writing your application. We’ll help you get the money you need to fund your research projects!

Register online

Located in RM 2060, DeSantis Building


Marketing for Authors
Saturday, October 8, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Rochelle Weinstein, authorAttention all writers! Learn how to market yourself as an author by making contacts & networking and using social media & personal websites to share your craft.

Rochelle Weinstein, author of Where We Fall, will share her personal experiences as a published and self-published author, as well as tips and tricks she learned along the way. She will also share her professional experience in marketing and the entertainment industry. 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.

Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Second Floor, Conference Room 2053


Crafternoon at the Library: Get Ready for I Love Yarn Day!
Friday, October 14, 11:00 am - 2:00 PM

Crafternoon at the LibraryTap 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


Sherman Yarn Lovers
Saturday, October 15, 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! 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

Pamir Guanchez y La Pachanguisima Concert
Sunday, October 16, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us and Pamir Guanchez y La

Pamir Guanchez y La PachanguisimaPachanguisima!

Enjoy lively music and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Pamir Guanchez y La Pachanguisima!

Reserve your Free tickets for this event beginning Monday, September26 by calling 954-262-5477.  Tickets willbe available for pick up on the first floor of the Alvin ShermanLibrary at the Public Library Services reference desk or on the day of the performance at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center.

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Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center


Using Archives In Your Research


Gear up logoOctober is Florida Archives Month and we want to share our love of Archives with you! Are you interested in using primary source materials in teaching and research? NSU University Archivist, Michele Gibney, will give a brief introduction on available local and digital resources. Dr. David Kilroy (CAHSS) will talk about teaching students to utilize primary sources in their research, Dr. Eric Mason (CAHSS) will discuss a WRIT 4000 class’s photography and writing project using historical NSU photos, and Dr. Regina Greenwood (HCBE) will speak about current business management collections that she is organizing in the NSU Archives, including the Hawthorne Studies and the Gilbreth Family.

Register online

Alvin Sherman Library – Room 4009 & Online


Foundations and Grants Resources
Tuesday, October 18, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Foundation and grantsIn 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.

Attendees will learn to use the Foundation Center’s  grants database, receive an overview of the Alvin Sherman Library’s grants resources, view Foundation Center webinars, and participate in an assisted open lab search session to explore grants possibilities specific to their area of interest. Basic computer skills are required.

These sessions are limited to 25 attendees. Register online for this event.

Second Floor, Lab A


The Expo
Saturday, October 22, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

2016 Disability ExpoDiscover your power and be a Superhero with us! Wear your favorite hero outfit to the event!

The Expo is a South Florida celebration for people with all disabilities! Join us for our 37th Annual event! This FREE family-friendly event provides an amazing opportunity to have fun and learn about services, resources, products and information for persons of all ages and with any disability! Come one, come all! No registration needed! There will be something for all ages and disabilities.

Alvin Sherman Library and Don Taft University Center

22nd Semi-Annual Used Book Sale!

Wednesday, October 26, 4 PM Saturday, October 29, 3 PM


22nd Semi-Annual Used Book SaleThousands of books at LOW prices! Gently used textbooks, fiction, nonfiction, hardcover & paperbacks, children’s books, CDs and DVDs and games! Cash and checks only! No scanners allowed on presale day.


The Used Book Sale will be open to the NSU community as well as the general public on:

Wednesday, October 26 — 4 PM - 6 PM
(Presale day) open to NSU faculty, staff and Circle of Friends only
Thursday, October 27 — 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday, October 28 — 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday, October 29 — 10 AM - 3 PM

Most items will be $3 or less and a great way to add to your own personal collection while supporting your library.

If you would like to donate items to our book sale or would like more information, please contact the Alvin Sherman Library’s Collection Development department at 954-262-4542.

Second Floor, Conference Room 2053



Blurred Lines: Grey Areas in Copyright & Plagiarism



Gear up logoThis seminar will examine both the issues of copyright infringement and the types of plagiarism and how they intersect in a university setting. Presented by Stephen Carlisle, NSU's Copyright Officer.

Copyright infringement and plagiarism can be the same thing. But more often than not, they are two sides of the same coin. A student could use copyrighted material in a student project and it might be fair use, and not infringement. But if the student used copyrighted material and did not attribute it to an outside source, then this is plagiarism, and would subject the student to disciplinary proceedings. This seminar will examine both the issues of copyright infringement and the types of plagiarism and how they intersect in a university setting.

Register online

Law Library – Faculty Study Room, 2nd floor & Online


CAHSS Intellectual Conversations – Fall 2016: Migration
Thursday, October 27, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Come hear Nova Southeastern University College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) faculty talk about their research and areas of study.

Migration: The European Union and Refugees

Tim Dixon, Associate Professor of History and Legal Studies in the Department of History and Political Science

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery



Circle of Friends Presents: Mystery at the Library
Saturday, October 29, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

magnifying glassCome dressed in 1920’s attire if you wish and be prepared to help solve a mystery! $75 per person, proceeds benefit the Alvin Sherman Library.

Pay online at:

DINNER and drinks, valet Parking included

2nd Floor, Cotilla Gallery

For more programs, hosted by the Circle of Friends, click here.

Computer camp

Computer Camp: Android Tablet Basics
Tuesday, October 18, 1:00 PM - 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.



Immigration: Genealogical Society of Broward County Program Monthly Meeting

Sunday, October 2, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn more about genealogy with fellow enthusiasts!

Mark Fearer will talk about the myths, history, resources and websites to help find your immigrant ancestors. The focus will be on peak immigration to the U.S. from the late 1800s to early 1900s.

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.

Meet in Lab A . Lecture in 2nd Floor, Room 2053


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