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March 2018

Thursday, March 1 - Friday, March 2, 2018: Extended Hours  (7:00 a.m. - 12:00  a.m.)

Brad Meltzer

‘Let’s Speak Truth’ Poetry and Spoken Word Night
Friday, March 2,  6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Audre Lorde wrote, “Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives”. Poetry is an intimate affair and the best way to experience it is to see it performed in person. Listen to local spoken word artists and poets during this celebration of creativity.

Sponsored by NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library and the Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications.

For any questions, please contact the Public Library Services Reference Desk at 954-262-5477.

Stitch it Forward Monthly Meetup
Friday, March 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 


Brad Meltzer-Author Event and Signing

Saturday, March 10, 1:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Library Atrium

Brad Meltzer Escape#1 New York Times best selling author, Brad Meltzer, launches his latest thriller, "The Escape Artist" at the Alvin Sherman Library.


1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.:  Meet & Greet  Circle of Friends members only  RSVP required: or 
Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery                      

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Author event open to the public, includes book sale and signing. Please register online.  


Overcoming Brick Walls Caused By Record Loss

Genealogical Society of Broward County Monthly Program

Sunday, March 11, 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

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.

Technology Lightening Round
Tuesday, March 13, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fourth Floor, Conference Room 4009
Learn to talk the technology that will help you streamline your routine.  Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Adulting 101: Sewing Basics​
Saturday March 17, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Second Floor, Room 2053
​Would you like to learn your way around a needle and thread? Nora  Quinlan, Director of Reference and Instructional Library Services and sewing enthusiast, will teach this informative introduction to hand- sewing. Learn how to thread a need, make a straight stitch, sew on a button and more! Supplies will be provided by the library. Check out some great library resources on our
Sewing Basics Book List!  Register online or call 954-262-5477.


Scholarships & Awards Workshops
Tuesday, March 20, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Lab A
Identify scholarships and grants using Foundation Center resources at these free workshops with an open lab. Learn about resources available to start your search, tips for an efficient search, and find scholarships. Registration begins on March 1, 2018.
Register online or call 954-262-4613. 

NSU’s Annual Film Series: The Reel Movie Night & Discussion
Wednesday, March 21, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fourth Floor, Conference Room 4009

Wonder Woman by Patty Jenkins
Join us for the movie and post-screening discussions led by Drs. Kate Waites and Aileen Farrar. Free movie and food.
 Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Computer Camp: Instagram
Tuesday, March 20, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Second Floor, Lab A
Bring your cell phone and learn how to use one of the most popular photo sharing apps, Instagram! Broadcast your memories in a fast, fun way to family and friends. Register online or call 954-262-5477.    

Taking Time to Unwind at the Library
Friday, March 23, 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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 available to you.

How To Build a Character with Dorian Cirrone
Saturday, March 24, 2:00 pm. - 3:30 pm
Fourth Floor, Conference Room 4009
Join us for a writing workshop to jumpstart your novel! Come prepared to learn and create in a workshop led by a published author and member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Free and open to the public.
Register online or call 954-262-5477.  

Vision Board Workshop
Sunday, March 25, 2:00 p.m.  - 4:00 p.m.
First Floor, Room 1017
Participate in this dream board workshop to set and reach your goals! We’ll combine pictures and words to create a vision of our goals. All materials provided. 
Register online or call 954-262-5477.



Black History Month

Thinking Money Exhibit

tools for success!

Sunday, March 4, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join us for a fun day of celebrating the love of reading! Free entertainment and lots of fun activities.  Plus,every child receives a free book! Free and open to the public  Register online or by calling 954-262-5477 

Raise a Reader @ Little Minnows Storytime! 
(Ages 18-36 months with caregiver)
Thursday's March 1, 8,15, 22, 29 
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 March 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.

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

March 7: Transportation!  

March 14:Butterflies! 

March 21: Dinosaurs and Ice Cream!  

March 28: Fairy Tales!


Wags and Tales (Ages 5 - 12)

Monday, March 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.

S.T.E.M.  for Tweens (Ages 8 - 12)
Monday, March 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. 

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teens (ages 13 - 18)

Join us for Teen Tech Week!

Teen Tech Week: Intro to 3D printing

Friday, March 9, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Second Floor, Lab A

Come lean about 3 D printing, and how to create your own designs using online software. Register online or by calling 954-262-5477.


Exploring Art
Saturday, March 17, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 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.


Drop in Research Help
Thursday, March 22, 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.

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