Email not displaying correctly? View it online | Archive Download E-news (PDF)

Happenings at the Alvin Sherman Library

Facebooktwitter logoInstagramHoursDirectionsAsk a Librarian

February 2018

Saturday, February 24 - Friday, March 2, 2018: Extended Hours  (7:00 a.m. - 12:00  a.m.)

Black History Month Events

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Carribbean Culture

Saturday, February 3, 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Lab A

Use your research skills to improve Wikipedia articles.

Register online or by calling 954-262-5477

Finding Your Ancestors on Family Search

Sunday, February 4, 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Noon to 1:15 p.m.:Open Lab
1:30 p.m.: General Meeting: Second Floor, Room 2053
2:00 p.m.: Program Presentation
3:30 p.m.:  African American Special Interest Group
Professional Genealogist Mark Fearer will share the many underused resources on that can help you document your ancestors and break through brick walls. The Genealogical Society of Broward County (GSBC) meets monthly at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library on the first Sunday of every month except on holidays.Parking $1.00/hour on the first level of the parking garage.

Visit for more information about GSBC. 

Meetings are free and open to the public.


Stitch it Forward Monthly Meetup
Friday, February 9, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m
First Floor, Program Room 1017
Use your knitting or crocheting skills to help someone in need! We’ll be Head Huggers logomaking items for people in need, from 
soft hats to cozy blankets, then donating them through Southeast Florida Head Huggers (aka Caps and Wraps) 

Register online or by calling 954-262-5477 

Check out our reading list


The Power of Babble with Debbie Reed Fischer 
Saturday, February 10, 2:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m.

Fourth Floor, Room 4009

In other words, mean what you say and say what you mean. Enjoy Debbie’s dialogue do’s and don’ts, tips and fun exercises. Debbie Reed Fischer is the award-winning  author of novels for teens and tweens, and  has  been  praised  by Kirkus  Reviews   for   balancing   “weighty   issues   with   a   sharp   wit.” Debbie worked for many years as an agent for lm and TV, then as a middle and high school teacher.  Register online or call 954-262-5477.


NSU’s Annual Film Series: The Reel Movie Night & Discussion
Amelie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Tuesday, February 13, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Fourth Floor, Conference Room 4009
Join us for the movie and post-screening discussions led by Drs. Kate Waites and Aileen Farrar. Free movie and food. 


Lunch and Learn with World Book Online
Thursday, February 15, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m
Fourth Floor, Conference Room 4009
Erik Farley teaches you about new online tools,  science projects/activities, primary sources, timelines, saving research and teaching with documents. Complimentary food. 
Register online or call 954-262-5477


Jazz in the Gallery
Sunday, February 18, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery
Broward College Jazz Combo will perform jazz music to celebrate Black History Month. Free and open to the public. Register online or call 954-262-5477. 


Tuesday,February 20, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

First Floor, Lab A
Be a better you. Take advantage of our newest database which allows you to learn a new skill online on your time. Over 5,000 courses cover business, design, web development and software development. Please bring your Alvin Sherman Library card for hands-on practice. Register online or call 954-262-5477.


Computer Camp:Creating with Canva
Wednesday,February 28, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

First Floor, Public Library Services
Utilize layouts and templates to create unique designs for web and print. We will teach you the basics and show you how to make the most of additional resources to make your creations POP! Register online or call 954-262-5477. 


African Presence

tools for success!

Library Guide

Harry Potter Book Night
Thursday, February 1, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
First Floor, Public Library Services
Celebrate the wizarding world in a special Harry Potter Book Night event for all witches, wizards and muggles!  Fun for the whole family.  Register online or by calling 954-262-5477 

Raise a Reader @ Little Minnows Storytime! 
(Ages 18-36 months with caregiver)
Thursday's February 1, 8,15, 22 

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
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's February 6, 13, 20, 27
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

First Floor, Program Room 1017
Drop in for hands-on fun and activities! Join us on Tuesdays for fun activities, which may include board games, building with the library’s LEGO blocks, or simple crafts.
Recommended for children in grades 1 – 5, siblings welcome with caregiver.
 Register online or by calling 954-262-5477 

Raise a Reader @ Sharkey's Storytime 
(Ages 3 - 5 with caregiver)
Wednesday's, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

First Floor, Program Room 1017

February 7: Celebrate African Music & Culture with Positively Africa

February 14Love is in the air! Valentine's Day stories, songs and crafts

February 21Animal Alphabet! 

February 28Faces and Feelings!


Enchanted Castle Fairytales, presented by Katie Adams

Saturday, February 10, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

First Floor, Program Room 1017


Katie: Enchanted Castle FairytalesSinging, rhythm instruments and mime round out this 45-minute show. Stories include The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Princess and the Pea, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Three Little Pigs.






Wags and Tales (Ages 5 - 12)

Monday, February 12, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

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 by

calling 954-262-5477.



Family S.T.E.M. (School aged children)
Saturday, February 17, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

First Floor, Public Library Services
Discover the science of sports in this Olympics-themed S.T.E.M. event! Register online or call 954-262-5477.

S.T.E.M.  for Tweens (Ages 8 - 12)
Monday, February 19, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

First Floor, Public Library Services
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. Register online or call 954-262-5477. 



Save the Date!  Sunday, March 4, 2018

StoryFest logo


teens (ages 13 - 18)

Teen Maker Thursday

Thursday, February 1, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

First Floor, Program Room 1017

Use your creative energy to make fun crafts and projects while celebrating diY culture. Register online or by calling 954-262-5477.

Drop in Research Help
Thursday, February 15, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m
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, February 24, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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.


Read it on flipster!
Music CDs on 4



Cloud library
Flipster app



comics plus



ask a librarian  support

Enews bottom

Subscribe | Unsubscribe             



























broward county library Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library