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The Library will have extended hours from Saturday, October 7 - Friday, October 13, 7:00 AM - 12 AM Everyday              OCTOBER 2017  


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Ashbury Map Exhibit
Lirow in Concert
Hispanic Heritage Month
Teen Maker Thursday
expo for people with disabilities


Adult programs

Hispanic Heritage Month continues this month.  Each year, the Library honors the contributions of the hispanic community. If you would like to explore some of our library resources, visit our hispanic heritage month library guide.  Compiled by one of our librarians, it provides you with a wide array of resources including books and online resources only available to you as an Alvin Sherman Library card holder.

The History of Genealogy. Genealogical Society of Broward County Monthly Program
Sunday, October 1, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Second Floor, Lab A
Join other fellow genealogy enthusiasts! 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.  To learn more about Genealogy, visit our resources!
Visit for more information about GSBC.

The Expo

Saturday, October 7, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Alvin Sherman Library and Don Taft University Center
Join us for our 38th 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.

Holocaust by Bullets - Reception and Lecture
Sunday, October 8, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery
The Holocaust by Bullets exhibit documents this lesser-known side of the Holocaust by BulletsHolocaust with videotaped eyewitness testimonies. This powerful exhibit showcases Father Patrick Desbois and Yahad-In Unum’s historic undertaking to ensure that these victims won’t be forgotten.

RSVP by October 5 to: or 954-262-4578.

Lirow in Concert

Sunday, October 8, 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center

Enjoy Merengue, bachata and folkloric music of the Dominic Republic by acclaimed singer-songwriter Lirow.  Free tickets are available starting Sept. 18, 1st Floor Public Library Services Desk.

Foundation and Grants Resources
Tuesday, October 10, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Second Floor, Lab A
In this session, 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 to explore grants possibilities specific to their area of interest. Basic computer skills are required.
Online registration required or 954-262-4613.

SCORE: Building Financial Security While Building Your Business

Wednesday, October 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Alvin Sherman Library

Learn from the experts with SCORE's small business training workshops.

Crafternoon: Stitch it Forward with Head Huggers

Friday, October 13, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Use your knitting or crocheting skills to help someone in need! We’ll be making warm, soft headhuggerscaps for people who have undergone hair loss due to chemotherapy, brain surgery, or other medical conditions. First time picking up a crochet hook or pair of knitting needles?
Just bring your favorite yarn and a size H-8 (5mm) crochet hook or set of knitting needles.
Register online or call 954-262-5477  This event has been approved as a community service hours opportunity for NSU students.


Want to start learning before the event? The library has a Learn to Knit or Crochet book list for that!

Computer Camp: Downloading Books, Audiobooks and Magazines
Tuesday, October 17, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Second Floor, Lab B
Learn how to download books, audiobooks and magazines to your mobile device from Cloud Library, OneClickdigital and Flipster. For the class you will need your Alvin Sherman Library card and the ability to download the apps to your device.

Register online or call 954-262-5477

Show & Tell Ends in Third Grade with Victoria Landis
Saturday, October 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Fourth Floor, Conference Room 4009

Author Victoria LandisAttention all writers! Enjoy a workshop from Mystery Writers of America board member, Victoria Landis! It's a common expression, show and tell, but what does it mean and why does it matter?  It's the little things that, over the course of an entire book, will 'tire' the reader, instead of keeping them engaged. Knowing how and when to show, not tell, keeps the pace flowing and helps make your book a page-turner!

Register online to save your spot.


This event is part of the Writing Workshops series.

100 Maps That Changed the World: Lecture

Tuesday, October 24, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Alvin Sherman Library

A lecture by collector Neal Asbury.

Register online or call 954-262-4613

24th Semi- Annual Used Book Sale
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 25 — 4 PM - 6 PM
(Presale day) open to NSU faculty, staff and Circle of Friends only
Thursday, October 26 — 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday, October 27 — 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday, October 28 — 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. Become a Circle of Friends member to get early access.  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



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Download best-selling audiobooks and ebooks to your phone, tablet, or computer using just your Shark or Library Card. Theirs is the largest digital audiobook collection, including exclusive content, and more than eighty foreign language courses.


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Children programs


Wags and Tales (Ages 5 – 12)

Monday, October 2, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017
This program enables children to read an age-appropiate 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. 
Online registration opens Monday, September 25 or call 954-262-5477

Build It! Make It! Play It! (Grades 1 - 5)

Tuesday, October 3, 10, 17 & 24  4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017
Join us on Tuesdays for fun activities, which may include board games, building with the library’s LEGO blocks, or simple crafts. This event is part of the Build It! Make It! Play It! Series.

Raise a Reader @ Sharkey Storytime (Ages 3-5 with caregiver)

Wednesdays 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

First Floor, Program Room 1017, Alvin Sherman Library.

October 4: An Apple a Day

October 11: The Power of Words

October 18: Hoot! Owl!

October 25:The Pumpkin Patch
Enjoy books, songs and activities that enhance early literacy skills. This event is part of the Raise a Reader series.

Raise a Reader @ Little Minnows Storytime! (Ages 18 – 36 months with caregivers)

Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

First Floor, Program Room 1017
Enjoy books, songs and activities that enhance early literacy skills.
This event is part of the  series.

Day for Children Health Fair

Sunday, October 8,  11 AM - 5:00 PM

Children 15 years of age and under (including infants and toddlers) and their families. NSU’s Health Care Centers will be providing FREE assessments for hearing and balance, vision, speech-language, dental health, nutrition tips, and more! Remember to sign up for a NSU Alvin Sherman Library card as well. Having an Alvin Sherman Library card let’s you access the resources of this academic library plus enjoy all of its rich cultural and special programming for children and adults!
For more information, call 954-NSU-CARE (678-2273)


Paco Moreno & Friends: Hispanic Heritage Month Concert for Kids (Ages 6 +)

Tuesday, October 10, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Musician/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.
This event is part of the Hispanic Heritage series.


The Peacock’s Gift Puppet Show, presented by Katie Adams’ Make Believe Theater (Ages 6 +)

Saturday, October 14, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

1st Floor, Public Library Services

Katie Adams The Peacock's GiftA Chinese folk tale about giving, kindness, and taking responsibility for one's actions, featuring puppets, shadow puppets, storytelling and more!  When the Peacock Fairy arrives in midsummer, all the peacocks compete to win her favor and receive magic powers. All except for the littlest peacock. He decides to take a different path. Journey with the humble little Peacock as he helps others in need and finds himself part of the splendor of the Chinese New Year celebration.



S.T.E.M. for Tweens (Ages 8 – 12)
Monday, October 16, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
First Floor, Program Room 1017
Build! Create! Investigate! Online registration required for each child attending this program. Join us as we explore S.T.E.M. concepts with awesome activities, excellent experiments, dynamic demonstrations and phenomenal guest presenters.
Online registration required or call 954-262-5477.

Family S.T.E.M.: Bats and Energy Vampires (Grades 1 - 5)

Saturday, October 28, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

First Floor, Public Library Services

Learn about the important role of bats in the environment and how some common kinds of passive devices in the home that drain energy even when “turned off” (and how to prevent the drain). This event is part of the S.T.E.M series. Online registration required or call 954-262-5477.

Silly, Not-So-Spooky Stories with the Shermanettes! (For children of all ages)

Tuesday, October 31, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

First Floor, Public Library Services

Enjoy silly, not-so-spooky stories and a trick-or-treat parade! Costumes encouraged.



Teen Maker Thursdays (Ages 13-18)
Thursday, October 5, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017
Use your creative energy to make fun crafts and projects while celebrating DIY culture.
Online registration required opens September 28 or call 954-262-5477.

Creating a Graphic Novel: Unleash Your Story with Comics Artist Cory Laub (Ages 13-18)

Wednesday, October 11, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Cory Laub-atist, writer, educator, editorLearn how to create your own graphic novel.

Online registration required opens October 4 or 954-262-5477.

Teen Advisory Board (Ages 13-18)

Thursday, October 12, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017
The Teen Advisory Board is a program for teens who want to help with library programs and offer input into collection and program development.
Online registration required opens  October 5 or954-262-5477.

2017 Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week: Superhero Social (Ages 13-18)

Saturday, October 14, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017
In honor of Teen Read Week, come create your own superhero identification card, test your superhero knowledge, and enjoy superhero themed snacks!
Online registration required or 954-262-5477.

Research, Reworked (Ages 13-18)

Thursday, October 19, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017
Join us as we learn about different aspects of research, using hands on pratice to develop a strong foundation of research skills.
Online registration required or 954-262-5477.

Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos! (Ages 13-18)

Thursday, October 26, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017
Learn about the Day of the Dead, a holiday celebrated in many Latin American countries. Online registration required or 954-262-5477.





Color, Line and Form Exhibit

Holocaust by Bullets Exhibit

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