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April 2018
Saturday, April 21 - Saturday, May 5, 2018: Extended Hours  (7:00 a.m. - 12:00  a.m.)

25th annual used book sale
Author, Joyce Sweeney presents Develop a Plot Clock
Thinking money exhibit and programs Super Hero Party

Get Published! Get Produced!
Monday, April 2,  6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Literary agent and producer Peter Miller is hosting a program for all aspiring authors and film makers. Over his 30 year career he has worked with a number of literary icons and celebrities. This program is free and open to everyone!

Register online or call 954-262-4578

Frugal is the New You! Thrifting Tips & Tricks

Tuesday, April 3, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Thinking Money exhibit logoDid you know you could find great bargains and even make money from thrifting? Learn about some of the best second hand and consignment stores in the South Florida area. Long time thrifter and librarian Nora Quinlan, will share her shopping secrets to finding hidden treasures in thrift stores as well as where to get the best return on your dollar for your consignment items. Wear your favorite “thrifted” outfit and your name goes into our drawing for something thrifty! This program is part of the Thinking Money series. 

Register online or call 954-262-4637


Meet Irit Schaffer Guest Speaker and Author
Wednesday, April 4,  5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

The book, Good Blood: A Journey of Healing is a quest into the depth of the human spirit. It is a rich family memoir, being deeply personal, sharing pain, joy, fear and forgiveness. It encompasses the themes of life and a topic in common with every reader – complicated family relationships. Irit' Schaffer's intuitive gifts heal, humanize and generously share her knowing of forgiveness, joy, heartbreak and the power of good blood. Book signing, refreshments and reception to follow.

Register online or call 954-262-4593

Through A Lens: Money in Film, The Big Short

Thursday April 5, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Fourth Floor, Conference Room 4009

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The Big Short explores the  financial meltdown of the housing market that led to the Great Recession in the late 2000’s. The program is hosted by Dr. Aileen Farrar, and is free and open to the public. This program is part of the Thinking Money series.

Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Develop a Plot Clock with Joyce Sweeney
Saturday, April 7, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fourth Floor, Conference Room 4009
Come prepared to learn and create in a workshop led by published author, Joyce Sweeney. She has been a writing teacher and coach for 25 years, beginning with teaching five week classes for the Florida Center for the Book, moving to ongoing invitation only workshops and finally to online classes ( which reach students nationally and internationally.
Register online or call 954-262-5477.  


An Image in Time. Taking Care of your Photography CollectionGenealogical Society of Broward County Monthly Program

Sunday, April 8, 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.

25th Semi-Annual Used Book Sale!
Wednesday, April 11 - Saturday, April 14

Second Floor, Conference Room 2053

Thinking Money exhibit logoThousands of books at LOW prices! Gently used textbooks, fiction, nonfiction, hardcover & paperbacks, children's books, CDs, DVDs, and video games! Cash and checks only. No scanners allowed on presale day.

(Presale day) Wednesday, April 11, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.:
NSU faculty, staff and Circle of Friends only

The Used Book Sale opens to the NSU community as well and the general public on:

Thursday, April 12, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 13, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 14,
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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.

Frugal is the New You! Textbooks on the Cheap
Thursday, April 12, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery
Why pay full price for your textbook when you can get it cheaper! There are Thinking Money exhibit logomany ways to save money on your textbooks. Learn about library resources; how to rent; buy or swap textbooks; comparison shop; and locate free downloads and open source materials. You will also learn some questions to ask your teacher or professor to get the book you can afford! Held in conjunction with the NSU Alvin Sherman Library 25th semi-annual Used Book Sale. Attendees will be entered in a drawing for a door prize.

Register online or call 954-262-5477.  


Stitch it Forward Monthly Meetup
Friday, April 13, 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 


Scholarships & Awards Workshops
April 17, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Lab A
Identify scholarships and grants using Foundation Center resources at these Thinking Money exhibit logofree workshops with an open lab. Learn about resources available to start your search, tips for an efficient search, and find scholarships.
Register online or call 954-262-4613. 

Frugal is the New You! Cooking on a Dime
Thursday, April 19, 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery
Learn healthy cooking and buying tips and tricks and how to find recipes that Thinking Money exhibit logocan save you money. Presenter Nadine Martinez will share some of her tips and tricks to eat healthy on a budget. You will also learn how to get free cookbooks and cooking magazines. Bring your favorite recipe to share and be entered into a drawing for a door prize.

Register online or call 954-262-5477.  


NASA’s 2018 To Do List

Friday, April 20, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Second Floor, Conference Room 2053

This is a presentation on NASA's 2018 'To Do' list. The work they do, which will continue in 2018, helps the United States maintain its world leadership in space exploration and scientific discovery. Launches, discoveries, and more await in the year ahead. Open to the public.

Adulting 101: Student Loans

Saturday, April 21, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

First Floor, Program Room 1017
Learn about student loans, credit card interest, strategic borrowing and the Thinking Money exhibit logodebt management services Nova Southeastern University provides with this in person seminar by John LaSota, an NSU Default Prevention Counselor.

Register online or call 954-262-5477

Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week: Computer Camp: Save Money at the Library
Tuesday, April 24, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Second Floor, Lab A

The library has books, magazines and online learning databases you can freely Thinking Money exhibit logouse with your library card. Join us as we explore the many ways you save money by using the library's resources. Please bring your Alvin Sherman Library card for hands-on access. Register online or call 954-262-5477.


Money Smart Week: Investment Education: Using Research to Make Smarter Investments
Thursday, April 2
6, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Lab A
Thinking Money exhibit logoLearn how to use the library’s FREE investment research tools to make money wise decisions. Using several library databases, you’ll gain investment insight, in-depth market knowledge, and even screen investments. Register online or call 954-262-5477.


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tools for success!

Raise a Reader @ Little Minnows Storytime! 
(Ages 18-36 months with caregiver)
Thursday April 5, 8,12, 19, 26 
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 April 3, 10, 17, 24
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

April 4: A SHARKEY’S STORYTIME SPECIAL: The Tortoise and the Hare Puppet Show, presented by PUPPETS TO GO 

April 11: Planting a Garden

April 18: Our Feathered Friends!

April 25: Numbers


Wags and Tales (Ages 5 - 12)

Monday, April 9, 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.  
at 954-262-5477.


S.T.E.M.  for Tweens (Ages 8 - 12)
Monday, April 16,
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.

Saturday, April 28, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
First Floor, Public Library Services

Calling all heroes! Suit up and speed to the library for a super-fantastic superhero event! Show us your Alvin Sherman Library card for a chance to win a special prize.
Meet and pose for pictures with your favorite superheroes! Laugh out loud at a comedic superhero-themed show starring professional clowns (and not-so-professional superheroes), Bucky and GiGi! Compete in a Superhero Trivia Battle with local comic shop, Tate’s Comics!  Register online or call 954-262-5477. 

Celebrate Día with Live Music by Alina Celeste!

Sunday, April 29, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m
First Floor, Program Room 1017

Sing and dance (canta y baila) with musician Alina Celeste in this interactive concert for children featuring a joyous blend of music in English and Spanish.
Call 954-262-5477.

teens (ages 13 - 18)

Teen Maker Thursdays

Thursday, April 5, 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 call 954-262-5477.

Learn to Be a Student Entreprenuer
Wednesday, April 11, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Come join NSU’s University School Junior Achievement Fellows as they Thinking Money exhibit logopresent how they became student entrepreneurs. Hear their insights on what it takes to create and manage a company. This event is part of the Thinking Money series
.Register online or call 954-262-4637. 

Exploring Art
Saturday, April 14, 2:00. - 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.

Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week Presents: Supersized Game of Life
Saturday, April 28, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

Come hone your financial savvy skills by participating in a supersized version Thinking Money exhibit logoof The Game of Life board game. Participants will practice making sound financial life decisions as they navigate a jumbo version of the classic board game.
Register online or call 954-262-5477.


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The Craig and Barbara Weiner Holocaust
Reflection and Resource Center

Holocaust Reflection and Resource Center

The Craig and Barbara Weiner Holocaust Reflection and Resource Center has been a heartfelt vision of theirs for years. Craig and Barbara have always felt that the best way for our current and future generations to learn the importance of having greater respect for one another, and greater tolerance for our fellow humankind, is through Holocaust education. The couple has developed several educational initiatives including, amongst others, the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund, Inc.’s annual Holocaust Reflection Contest for Florida middle and high schools with partner Nova Southeastern University.

For those visiting this room, their mission is to :

REMIND – us of the deadliest genocide in history - done by humans to humans.

REMEMBER – and honor the six million Jewish children, men and women who perished.

REFLECT – on our moral conscience, our individual responsibility and role in making for a better future.

Through your visit to this Center, and seeing and understanding what results from hate, let us all learn to be better people and think more carefully when making our daily life choices. For more information on The Holocaust Reflection and Resource Center visit:

To schedule a tour, contact : or 954-262-4578

For assistance in researching additional information about the Holocaust, contact a Librarian through our Reference Department: 954-262-4613

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