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.
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.
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.
Compare 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!
Funding for this program has been provided by the Florida Humanities
Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of
Looking 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
Attention all writers! Learn how to market yourself as an author by making contacts &
networking and using social media & personal websites to share your
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.
Join other yarn enthusiasts and learn more about knitting and crocheting.
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!
Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us and Pamir Guanchez y La
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.
October 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.
In 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.
Discover 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
Wednesday, October 26, 4 PM—Saturday, October 29, 3 PM
Thousands 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.
This 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.
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 www.gsbcfl.org for more information about GSBC. Parking $1.00/hour on the first level of the parking garage.