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Winter Holiday Hours


15th Anniversary

Circle of Friends


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

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

     Afternoon adventures


Tuesday, December 6: Builders Club
Build and create with the library’s LEGO bricks! This is the last Afterschool Adventures before our winter break.

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, December 7:Storytime Graduation!
This is our last storytime before our Winter break. 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


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

Ages 18 - 36 months with caregiver


Thursday, December 1
Thursday, December 8


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

Atlantic Coast Theatre: Hans Brinker and the Quick Silver Rocket Skates
Saturday, December 10, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Hans BrinkerEnjoy cool crafts at this winter-themed program, followed by a creative musical version of the classic children’s story, Hans Brinker, presented by Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth.


Funded by the Charles P. Ferro Foundation


This event is part of the series.


Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery


Wags and Tales
Monday, December 12, 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 or call 954-262-5477.

First Floor, Program Room 1017



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Teen Crafternoon: Holiday Gifts(Ages 13 - 18)
Thursday, December 1, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for a great teen crafternoon!

Register online or call 954-262-5477.


First Floor, Program Room 1017

Young Authors Writing Group (Ages 13-18)
Saturday, December 10, 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.


This event is part of the series.


Register online or call 954-262-5477.


First Floor, Program Room 1017


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Sherman Yarn Lovers

Saturday, December 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Sherman Yarn LoversJoin 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

Foundations and Grants Resources
Tuesday, December 20, 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.


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


Second Floor, Lab A


This event is part of the series.




Computer camp

Computer Camp: iPad Accessibility Features
Tuesday, December 13, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Do you have a vision impairment? Is the text on your iPad too small? Do you have trouble navigating the screen and apps? Come to our session and get a general overview of accessibility features including increasing text size and using the VoiceOver feature.

Please register online or call 954-262-5477.

This event is part of the series.

Second Floor, Lab B



Where Did They Live? Using Online Maps for Genealogy Research
Sunday, December 4, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
An introductory overview to the benefits of using maps as tools for learning more about locating where your ancestors lived in the United States. Participants will learn how to navigate the Alvin Sherman Library's Digital Sanborn Maps collection from ProQuest, Google Earth and Google Maps. In addition, learn more about free online map resources such as Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records; U.S. Board on Geographic Names, USGS; David Rumsey Map Collection; and other online collections.


Presenter: Nora Quinlan, Director of Reference and Instructional Library Services, Alvin Sherman Library, Nova Southeastern University.


Open Lab: 12:00 - 1:15pm: Computer Lab A
General Meeting: 1:30 - 2:00pm: Room 2053
The program begins at 2:00pm: Room 2053
African American SIG meets at 3:30pm


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 Computer Lab A . Lecture in Room 2053, Second Floor


Muslim Women ExhibitHolocaust Survivors


Holocaust Room  


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Comic Plus homework help Safari databases


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