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JANUARY 2017       

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Sunday, January 1 - Monday, January 2
Monday, January 16: In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Welcome 2017 celebrating a new year, better you!  As we enter our 15th year, we continue to be inspired by everyone of our patrons who use the library's resources for their personal growth.  Whether for school or for lifelong learning, we are committed to bringing you trusted information and spectacular cultural events and programs! Please help us continue serving you by taking this short survey by clicking here. Your feedback will help us do a better job for you!


Adult programs

Genealogical Society of Broward County Monthly Program
Sunday, January 8, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Join other fellow genealogy enthusiasts!

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.

Open Lab: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

General meeting: 1:30 PM

Presentation: 2:00 PM

African American Special Interest Group Meeting: 3:30 PM.

Visit for more information about GSBC.


Meetings are free and open to the public.


Second Floor, Computer Lab A . Lecture in Room 2053.

Marketing For Authors

Saturday, January 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Rochelle WeinsteinLearn 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.     

Please register online or call 954-262-5477. 

Fourth Floor, Room 4009

Assisted Reproductive Technology- Issues and Pathways to Success

Saturday, January 14,  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Assisted reproductionPANEL DISCUSSION

For some hopeful parents, traditional methods of conception and carrying a pregnancy are simply not an option for a variety of reasons. For these parents, assisted reproductive technology (ART) provides a mechanism to achieve pregnancy and birth.



Attorneys Jeffrey A. Kasky,co-founder of Life Through Surrogacy and Marla B. Neufeld, Greenspoon Marder, P.A. co-authors of the new book, The American Bar Association’s Guide to Assisted Reproduction

Dr. Kenneth Gelman, a reproductive doctor with the South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine

Lauren K. Cohn, Ph.D., licensed psychologist

Dr. Aparna Rajadhyaksha, M.D., Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Division of Clinical Genetics and Metabolism

Please register online or call 954-262-5477.

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Sunday, January 15, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Chinese PerformingSong, dance and music highlight this performance by the S.FL Chinese Performing Arts Group, CASEC in celebration of Chinese New Year. Please register online or call 954-262-5477.

Don Taft University Center

Computer Camp: Instagram
Tuesday, January 17, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

InstagramLearn 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.

This event is part of the series.

Second Floor, Lab B

Library Introduction (Online)

Wednesday, January 18, 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Whether you’re a new or returning student, there are always time-saving tips and tricks that you can learn about using the library. Learn how to use the library's website to become a more efficient researcher. This workshop will demonstrate how to search the library's catalog, NovaCat, and databases. Discover the services and resources available to you in this online workshop.

Please register to attend.

Location: Online

Hominin Migrations Past and Present
CAHSS Intellectual Conversations – Winter 2017: Migration

Thursday, January 19, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A talk by James Doan, Professor of Humanities in the Department of Literature and Modern Languages (CAHSS) and Emily Schmitt, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences (Halmos)

Migrations have defined hominins, including our species, Homo sapiens, and shaped our evolutionary history. Of all the species, Homo sapiens has proven to be the most adaptable, ranging over the entire planet and our migrations may take us even farther in the future. It is becoming increasingly clear that migrations define us, shape our history and will determine our future.
For more information, contact James Doan,

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Crafternoon at the Library

Friday, January 20, 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.


Thursday, January 26, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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The 2nd Annual Power Publishing Day will have vendors at the Alvin Sherman Library for several morning and afternoon sessions to educate faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community on an assortment of publication topics. Breakfast and Lunch provided!  Registration required.

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery


Wags and Tales
Monday, January 9, 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

afternoon adventuresAfterschool Adventures!
Tuesdays, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us on Tuesdays for fun activities designed for children in grades 1 – 5
Tuesday, January 10: Crafternoon for kids

Tuesday, January 17: Builders Club

Tuesday, January 24: Story Explorers

Tuesday, January 31: S.T.E.M. Fun

First Floor, Program Room 1017

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

Ages 3 - 5 years with caregiver

Enjoy books, songs and activities that enhance early literacy skills. Recommended for children ages 3 – 5 years with their caregivers.

First Floor, Program Room 1017


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

Ages 18 - 36 months with caregiver

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

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


First Floor, Program Room 1017

Momentum Dance Company presents Goldilocks and the Three BearsMomentum Dance Goldlilocks
Saturday, January 21, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM


This fun-filled children’s classic tells the story of spoiled Goldilocks and how the three bears teach her a lesson after she disrupts their charming home.


Funded by the Charles P. Ferro Foundation.     This event is part of the series.


First Floor, Public Library Services


Teen Crafternoon: The Art of Henna
Thursday, January 19, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This program is in celebration of 2017’s Big Read:
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.

Register online or call 954-262-5477.


First Floor, Program Room 1017

Young Authors Writing Group (Ages 13-18)
Saturday, January 21, 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



Muslim Women Exhibit

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Martin Luther King, Jr.homework help



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