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Sunday, January 1: New Years Day, Monday, January 2
Monday, January 15: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Neil Asbury, map collector
the snow Queen
Florida at War
Genealogical Society of Broward County (GSBC) Monthly Program
Sunday, January 7, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Second Floor, Room 2053

The (GSBC) meets monthly at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library on the first Sunday of every month except on holidays.  12:00 - 1:15 PM Open Lab, 1:30 PM General meeting, 2:00 PM Program, 3:30 PM African American Special Interest Group meeting. All meetings are open to the public. Parking $1.00/hour on the first level of the parking garage.

Finding Your Way: The History of Navigation

Sunday, January 7, 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Henry the navigatorLocal historian Robert Feeney discusses the development of early navigational instruments and how their creation paralleled the growth of empires during the Age of Discovery. The compass, a cross-staff or astrolabe and nautical charts and maps were all the tools available to a navigator at the time of Christopher Columbus. The program will include a display of original and replica historical navigational instruments that be shown and their uses explained.

Register online or call 954-262-4613

Stitch it Forward Monthly Meetup

Friday, January 12, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Use your knitting or crocheting skills to help someone in need! Teach Yourself Visually KnittingWe’ll be making items for people in need, from soft hats to cozy blankets, then donating them through Southeast Florida Head Huggers aka Caps and Wraps
First time picking up a crochet hook or pair of knitting needles? No problem! We’ll have lots of resources on hand to guide you through the learning process. Please bring your own materials.
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!

Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Computer Camp: iPad Basics

Tuesday, January 16, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Second Floor, Lab A

New to iPad? Learn to navigate and feel comfortable using your new tablet.

Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Taking Time to Unwind at the Library

Friday, January 19, 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.

Adulting 101: Manage Your Money

Saturday, January 20, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Looking to build a budget for the new year? NSU’s Debt Squad can help! Learn simple budget techniques to successfully manage your money, as well as tricks you can use to stretch your dollars.

Register online or call 954-262-5477.

The Discovery of the America's and the Founding of the United States:
A Lecture by Neal Asbury

Wednesday, January 24, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Local collector, Neal Asbury has built an important antiquarian map collection featuring maps from the 15th century onward depicting historical subjects and far flung areas of the world.  Join us for a reception from 6 to 7 pm before the lecture.

Register online or call 954-262-4613

Florida at War: A Living History

Thursday, January 25, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Circle of Friends logoIn Part One, Betty Jean Steinshouer brings Harriet Beecher Stowe to life sharing a wealth of information about the Civil War and its impact on her adopted home in North Florida. Part Two is Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her experiences in World War II, as an enemy plane spotter and a wife waiting for her husband to return from the battlefield.

Pre-Event Welcome Reception

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM , Rm. 2053
$20 per person
Click here to RSVP

FREE Presentation
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, 2nd Floor, Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery
Click here to RSVP

Power Publishing Day

Thursday, January 25, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Power Publishing dayThe 3rd 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!   Register online or call 954-262-4542.

SCORE: Digital Online Marketing Strategies for Your Business

Saturday, January 27, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Alvin Sherman Library

Whether your business is a start-up or established company, your digital marketing strategy is key to it’s success. Attend this free seminar and you will learn how to Broward Scorecreate a strategic online marketing plan that willeffectively reach your customers and increase revenue for your business. Workshops will be presented by experts in many facets of digital marketing.

Register online or call 954-262-5477


Celebrate Chinese New Year

Sunday, January 28, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Chinese new Year of the dogDon Taft University Center
Song, dance and music highlight this performance by the S.FL Chinese Performing Arts Group, CASEC in celebration of Chinese New Year.
 Register online or call 954-262-5477.


100 Maps that changed the world exhibit


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

Tuesday, January 9, 16, 23 & 30  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.

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.

January 10: My Friends

January 17: Happy Birthday to a Special Bear!

January 24: Animal Pockets!

January 31: Little Artists
Enjoy books, songs and activities that enhance early literacy skills.

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

Thursdays, January 11, 18, 25, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

First Floor, Program Room 1017
Enjoy books, songs and activities that enhance early literacy skills. 

The Snow Queen
Presented by Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth

Saturday, January 13, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Hans Christian Andersen's tale of adventure comes to life in this musical adaptation.


Save the Date!  Sunday, March 4, 2018

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teens (ages 13 - 18)

Teen Maker Thursday

Thursday, January 11, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Use your creative energy to make fun crafts and projects withile celebrating DIY culture.

Register online or call 954-262-5477

Drop in Research Help

Thursday, January 18, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Are you working on a research project or paper? Do you need help finding resources? Formatting your Works Cited page in MLA style? Drop in for help with any of your research related questions!

Call 954-262-5477

Exploring Art

Saturday, January 20, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Each month we will learn about a different artist, and then complete an art project that emulates the artist’s style and/or theme.

Register online or call 954-262-5477


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