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            The Alvin Sherman Library will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24                                                                 NOVEMBER 2017


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Ashbury Map Exhibit
Veterans Day
Build it! Make It! Play It!
Nancy Cohen, plotting made perfect
Mystery in the Library


Adult programs

Star Party: Come Out and Watch the Stars!
Thursday, November 2, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Second Floor, Lab A

Join Professor Stefan Kautsch and his first year experience students for a star watching party on the steps of the Alvin Sherman Library. Learn about the moon and stars overhead and look for satellites. Telescopes will be available.

Plotting Made Perfect with Nancy J. Cohen
Saturday, November 4, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Fourth Floor, Room 4009

Nancy Cohen, authorHave an idea for a story but don't know where to go from there? Or are you stuck in the middle of your manuscript? Author Nancy J. Cohen will discuss the elements of plotting and how to develop your idea into a novel. This workshop will cover character development, plotting techniques, story structure, writing tools, and secrets of the synopsis.

Online registration closes Saturday, November 4 or call 954-262-5477

The Genealogical Society of Broward County Monthly Program
Sunday, November 5, 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.

Gear Up: Academic Support You Can Count on: NSU Libraries Lighting Rounds

Thursday, November 9, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

Conference Room 4009
NSU Libraries provides academic support you can count on and critical library resources for your classes and research. Learn how different library services can make life easier.

Online registration required.

Adulting 101: Car Care

Saturday, November 11,  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Are you clueless when it comes to your vehicle? Mechanics from Kovac Automotive help answer all your car care questions and demonstrate basic maintenance skills. Learn about everything from checking fluids to changing a tire!

Please RSVP by Saturday, Nov. 11.

Can't make it? Click here for some books available for check out from the Library

Circle of Friends presents Mystery in the Library
Saturday, November 11, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

2nd Floor, Cotilla Gallery

mystery in the libraryThis is an Abracadabra disaster, and we need you to find the murderer before they vanish into thin air.... Join the Circle of Friends in a night of magical mystery to help support the Library! Come dressed as a rival magician, a lovely assistant, or even a detective to this night of magical mystery… or come as yourself!

Purchase your tickets online or contact: are $75 a person and can be purchased online or contact: or (954)262-4627

Proceeds benefit the NSU Alvin Sherman Library

Foundation and Grants Resources
Tuesday, November 14, 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.

This event is part of the Foundation and Grants Resources series.

Online registration required or 954-262-4613.

Irish Film Festival
Screening of films from Ireland’s Irish Film Institute
Sponsored by the Alvin Sherman Library, the South Florida Irish Studies Consortium, Irish Film Institute and the International Studies Program in the College of Arts, Humanities and Sciences.

Monday, November 13

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Fourth Floor, Room 4009


Wednesday, November 15

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Second Floor, Room 2053


Sunday, November 19

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery



Crafternoon at the Library
Friday, November 17, 11:00 AM - 2:00PM

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.

Computer Camp: Downloading Ebooks
Tuesday, November 21, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Second Floor, Lab A
Download and enjoy thousands of ebooks and audiobooks on your computer or mobile device. Please bring your Alvin Sherman Library and Broward Library cards for hands-on instruction.

Register online beginning Tuesday, November 14th or call 954-262-5477
This event is part of the Computer Camp series.

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Children programs

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

Wednesday's, 10:30 AM - 11:15AM
First Floor, Program Room 1017

Enjoy books, songs and activities that enhance early literacy skills. This event is part of the Raise a Reader, Sharkey's Storytime series.


Raise a Reader @ Little Minnows, Storytime! (Ages18-36 months with caregiver)

Thursdays, November 2,9,16 & 30, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

First Floor, Program Room 1017

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

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

Tuesday, November 7, 14, 21 & 28 , 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.

Make a Card for a Veteran! (All Ages with caregiver)

Saturday, November 11, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017
Drop in to make a card for a veteran. A table of supplies and collection box will be available. Cards will be delivered to United Way's Mission and the Paralyzed Veteran Association of Florida (PVAF). For more information on each organization, please visit their website: Mission United:  PVAF:

Frogs, Bugs & Dancing Slugs,
presented by Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre
(Ages 6 and up)

Saturday, November 11, 2:00 PM -3:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Make big bug shadow puppets with colored gel and learn shadow puppetry skills and techniques. And the end of the workshop, children can perform the traditional song "The Ugly Bug Ball".


S.T.E.M. for Tweens (Ages 8-12)
Monday, November 20, 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 opens Monday Nov. 6 or call 954-262-5477.

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ASL Teen programs

Teen Maker Thursdays (Ages 13-18)
Thursday, November 2, 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 closes Thursday, November 2 or call 954-262-5477.

Finding your “Voice”:  A Young Authors Workshop
Saturday, November 4, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
First Floor, Program Room 1017

Voice is an important aspect of writing, whether you are writing an essay for English class or writing an entire novel. Come learn how to effectively express your voice through your writing, no matter what the subject is!

Registration opens Saturday, October 28th and closes Saturday, November 4th.

Online registration required or call 954-262-5477.


Teen Advisory Board ( Ages 13-18)
Thursday, November 9, 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.

Registration opens Thursday, November 2 and closes Thursday, November 9.

Online Registration required or call 954-262-5477

Research, Reworked (Ages 13-18)

Thursday, November 16, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Program Room 1017

Join us as we learn about different aspects of research, using hands on practice to develop a strong foundation of research skills. Registration opens Thursday, November 9th and closes Thursday, November 16th.

Online registration required or call 954-262-5477.

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