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April at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library is a busy month where we celebrate National Library Week, Money Smart Week, the launch of extensive

and thought provoking programming on World War I, immigration as well our 23rd semi-annual used book sale.  We encourage you to

also explore a new exhibit featuring the works of Christian Holstad in the 2nd floor, Cotilla Gallery. His works are courtesy of the world renowned

privately held de la Cruz Collection, located in Miami. 

The Library will have extended hours from Saturday, April 22 to Saturday, May 6 from 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM every day.



23rd semi-annual book sale at the Alvin Sherman LibraryDueling Pianos to raise money for the Alvin Sherman Library


Adult programs

World War I and America: A Day in the Life of an American Doughboy


Please register online or contact Nora Quinlan, or 954-262-4637.


Finding Your World War I Ancestor. Genealogical Society of Broward County Monthly Program

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

Second Floor, Computer Lab A . Lecture in Room 2053 


Learn how to find information on your Doughboy ancestor using  United States Draft Registration cards; military records (when available); burial and prisoner of war records. We will also look at international records, women in the services and the impact of the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918.


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. Parking $1.00/hour on the first level of the parking garage.


Meetings are free and open to the public.

Sustainability at the Library: “Assisted Migration: An Urban Imperative in Climate Change Adaptation?”


Dr. John J. PipolyJoin us for a presentation by Dr. John Pipoly, who will discuss the latest conservation debate surrounding assisted migration, the purposeful movement of species northward in anticipation of changing climate, and other resources.

For more information, please contact Craig Amos.

Register HERE to attend in-person or online.

This event is part of the series.


Gear Up: Unique Features of EndNote

Tuesday, April 4, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Second Floor, Lab A

gear up logoEndNote online allows you to manage your bibliographic references on the web. Learn how to organize, share and format references easily with your personal account.


Presented by Tracy Matthews of Thomson Reuters.


Register online or at the Alvin Sherman Library to attend.

This event is part of the , series.


World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It

Race and WWI

American Women at War

Tuesday, April 18: The Front

Tuesday, April 25: America on the World Stage

2017 marks the centennial of the entry of the United States into World War I.  Learn more about the impact this had on everyday lives and the making of America today. 

World War I and America

Join others in  a reading and discussion group developed by the Library of America  as we explore excerpts of essays, speeches, books, poems and letters about World War I .

Led by Timothy Dixon, J.D., Associate Professor, NSU College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of History and Political Science.

Copies of the readers are available at: Select the individual section or download the entire series and read them by the discussion date.

For more information contact Nora Quinlan at or 954-262-4637.


Cult of Personality: A Panel Discussion
Sunday, April 8, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery


Join us for a reception and panel discussion with de la Cruz, founders of the del la Cruz Collection; Bonnie Clearwater, Director and Chief Curator of the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and Ibett Yanez, Director of the de la Cruz Collection.


To reserve your spot, please RSVP by Wednesday, April 5 here.

Global Events That Touched Florida: Great Depression through Cold War


Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Explore Floridians’ memories of U-boat attacks, German POWs, the Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, and more. Janie Gould uses excerpts from her Florida shows first heard on public radio station WQCS/88.9 FM, Fort Pierce.

Florida Humanities Council

This event is part of the

For more information, please contact: or 954-262-4627.


Using Your Professional Experience to Write a Thriller -

Fourth Floor, Conference Room 4009

Learn how to use your professional knowledge to write a novel.

Learn the ins and outs of mystery writingJoin Dirk Wyle, from the Mystery Writers of America Speakers Bureau, as he discusses ways to leverage your professional experience to write a successful thriller or mystery.

Dirk Wyle is the pen name of Duncan H. Haynes, Ph.D., a 30-year veteran of biomedical science. Please visit him at

Please register online or call 954-262-5477.


This event is part of the series.


Gear Up: Qualitative Research Methods


gear up logoThe presentation will be about using a legal case’s entire corpus of documents in case study research.

Presented by Dr. Ron Chenail

Register to attend at the Alvin Sherman Library or online.

This event is part of the , series.

U.S. Presidential Visits to Ireland and the Politics of Immigration
CAHSS Intellectual Conversations – Winter 2017: Migration

Thursday, April 13, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

David KilroyA talk by David Kilroy, Associate Professor in the Department of History and Political Science.

This presentation will examine how and why several U.S. presidents, from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama, have used Ireland as a stage for addressing the issue of immigration and its role in shaping American identity.

Please email or call 954-262-8021 for any questions.

This event is part of the series.


Computer Camp: Cloud Computing

Tuesday, April 18, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Second Floor, Lab B

Move your documents to the cloud. Learn how to share and access files from anywhere with free applications from Microsoft and Google. A Microsoft and Google account are recommended.

Please register online or call 954-262-5477.


This event is part of the series.


Scholarships & Awards Workshops


Scholarships & Awards WorkshopsIdentify scholarships and grants using Foundation Center resources at these free workshops with an open lab. Learn about resources available to find scholarships, tools to start your search, how to tailor your search based on your field of study, and tips for an efficient search.


Please register online or call 954-262-4613.


This event is part of the series.


23rd Semi-Annual Used Book Sale!

Second Floor, Conference Room 2053

(Presale day) open to NSU faculty, staff and Circle of Friends only:
Wednesday, Apr. 19
   4pm to 6pm

Opens to the general public on:

Thursday, Apr. 20       10am to 6pm
Friday, Apr. 21             10am to 6pm
Saturday, Apr. 22        10am to 3pm

We will have a wide assortment of gently used hardcover and paperback titles (fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, children’s books, and specialty) as well as some non-print materials (CDs, DVDs, videogames, audiobooks, etc.). Most items will be $3 or less and a great way to add to your own personal collection while supporting your library. Cash and checks only, please!

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.


Through a Lens: World War I In Film

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Learn how the depiction of World War I in film has changed over the century. Join us for showing of two movies and discussion led by an NSU Faculty or staff member. :

WingsWings – Friday April 21

Third Floor, Room 3018

1927 Academy Award Best Picture, Wings set during World War I. Produced by Lucien Hubbard, directed by William A. Wellman and released by Paramount Pictures, it stars Clara Bow, Charles “Buddy” Rogers, and Richard Arlen, and Gary Cooper.



War HorseWar Horse – Friday, April 28

Second Floor, Room 2053

Directed and  produced by Steven Spielberg, War Horse is a British-American war drama film released in  2011 and nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture. .  Adapted from English author Michael Morpurgo’s 1982 novel of the same name. The film’s cast includes Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Marsan, Niels Arestrup, Toby Kebbell, David Kross and Peter Mullan.

For more information contact Senta Sellers,


Money Smart Week

Building Wealth Panel Discussion

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Don’t miss this opportunity to ask the experts. We’ve put together a panel of financial advisors to answer your questions on how to maximize your income and savings. It’s never too late to start building your nest egg today. Please register online or call 954-262-5477 to register.

Saving Money with Coupons

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Learn how to save money when grocery shopping by doubling up on BOGO, weekly ads, and coupons.

You will learn tips and techniques while shopping at Publix and Target for the most savings year round. Please register online or call 954-262-5477 to register.


Investment Education: Using research to make smarter investments

Investing your money can be scary, risky, and downright dangerous.

Learn how to use the library’s FREE investment research tools to make wise decisions with your money. We will use several library databases to show you how to gain investment insight, in-depth market knowledge, and even screen investments before you pull the trigger. Please register online or call 954-262-5477 to register.


These events are part of the series.


World War I and America: For Race and Country: The Life and Career of Colonel Charles Young

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Join us for a talk by Dr. David P. Kilroy on one of the first African Americans officers in the United States military, Charles Young. Dr. Kilroy’s talk is based on his book, For Race and Country: The Life and Career of Colonel Charles Young,” (Praeger 2003).

World War I This is part of the NSU Alvin Sherman Library programming for World War I and America.

For more information contact Nora Quinlan at


The Dorm Doctor

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Join the Circle of Friends and Carolyn S. George, as she talks about her book, The Dorm Doctor, a handbook targeted to college students and their parents to help them prepare for the college experience and the many potential health related pitfalls that accompany the journey.

Register online or contact or call 954-262-4627 for more information.

This event is part of the series.


Crafternoon at the Library

Friday, April 28, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017

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.



Children programs

Wags and Tales
Monday, April 3, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017
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.

This event is part of the series.


Register online or call 954-262-5477.


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

First Floor, Program Room 1017

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

Tuesday, April 4:  Crafternoon for Kids

Tuesday, April 11: Builders Club

Tuesday, April 18: Story Explorers

Tuesday, April 25: S.T.E.M. Fun

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

First Floor, Program Room 1017

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.

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

First Floor, Program Room 1017

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


Dancing Verbs, Adverbs & Similes, presented by Moving Current

First Floor, Alvin Sherman Library

Moving CurrentWelcome to a fun and interactive performance that creates dance right in front of your eyes, with your help.

Children choose verbs, adverbs and similes out of a hat and the dancers bring the action words to life through movement and music. Illustrating verbs, adverbs and similes with movement creates a unique visual, expressive, and memorable experience.

This event is part of the series.


Celebrate Día with Live Music by Alina Celeste!

First Floor, Alvin Sherman Library

Ages 4 – 8 with caregiver (siblings welcome)

Sing and dance with musician Alina CelesteSing and dance (canta y baila) with musician Alina Celeste in this interactive concert for children featuring a joyous blend of music in English and Spanish.

Enjoy family favorites, melodic original tunes, and folk-songs from stories in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day).




Teen Crafternoon: Magnetic Poetry

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

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Choose your words wisely to create your own magnetic poetry kit!

Register online or call 954-262-5477.


Young Authors Writing Group (Ages 13-18)
Saturday, April 15, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017

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 or call 954-262-5477.


This event is part of the .


Young Authors Workshop: The Art of Writing Effective Poetry (Ages 13-18)

PM -

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Antwain CrawfordBring out the best in your poetry writing! Join poet Antwain Crawford as he teaches different writing techniques and exercises that bring out the best in your poetry. Learn how to capture your readers’ attention with descriptive words and creative content.

Antwain Crawford is a local poet and founder of the Underground Poetry Society, Inc.

Register online or call 954-262-5477.

This event is part of the .







A panel exhibit in the Atrium at the Alvin Sherman Library

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a complete guide to resources at the Library on World War Ihomework help





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