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June 2018

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Love Notes: The Craft of Romance with Nadine Gonzalez
Saturday, June 2, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fourth Floor, Room 4009

Nadine Gonzalez, author of “Exclusively Yours”, will guide you through the process of building a well-crafted romance novel, from beginning to end.
She will teach on what clichés to avoid, how to show chemistry and create intimacy between characters. This workshop will surely sweep you off your feet. Register online or call 954-262-5477.

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Genealogical Society of Broward County Monthly Program
Sunday, June 3, 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

Dihan Southard, creator of Your DNA Guide,, provides assistance to individuals and families in interpreting genetic results.
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.

World Wide Knit Day Celebration

Saturday, June 9, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Better living through stitching together. Join others yarn enthusiasts for a fun day of knitting and crocheting. We will have fun knitting things to do including a raffle and a stash exchange.
What is a stash exchange? Bring in yarn you no longer need (clean please – smoke and pet-free!) and destash with us at our yarn swap table.
Bring your own project or get help finding a new one. Get help working on a pattern. You can learn how to find pattern in the library or online and we will show you how to access free craft magazines in the Flipster database. Don’t forget to bring your library card! Don’t know how to knit? We will show you how!
Refreshments will be served as well.


Taking time to Unwind at the Library
Friday, June 15, 11:00 a.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. Drop in anytime during the program for make-and-take crafts.

How To Write a Compelling Female Lead Character
with Solange Ritchie

Saturday, June 16, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fourth Floor, Room 4009

Solange Ritchie, award winning trial lawyer turned thriller writer, will guide you in the practical tools to creating memorable female lead characters that will leave readers wanting more. Covered topics will include heroic quality development, creating a dimensional lead, inner conflicts, external conflicts, and raising the stakes. Attendees are encouraged to bring a few pages of their own work to the program. Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Computer Camp: Google Trips and Google Translate
Tuesday, June 19, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Lab A

Easily plan and organize your next trip with Google Trips travel planner app. We’ll also have fun with the Google Translate app where we can instantly translate words and phrases between 103 languages. Registration opens May . Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Summer SCI-FI Book Club
Saturday, June 23, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fourth Floor, Room 4009

Celebrate your love of science fiction, geek out with fellow fans, and discover new favorite books & authors. This out-of-the-ordinary book club is lots of fun and perfect for summer!

Jazz Series: The Inner Court in Concert
Sunday, June 24, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

The Inner Court is a group of four consummate and seasoned musicians who Inner Courthave found a love for the art of Jazz Fusion – an eclectic blend of rock, funk, Brazilian, Caribbean, and other Latin styles. This event is free and open to the public. Parking $1.00/hour on the first level of the parking garage.
Register online or call 954-262-4613.


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Rock the Library: Summer Kick-Off Dance Party! (All ages)
Sunday, June 10, 1:00 p.m. - 4: 00 p.m.
First Floor, Atrium

Everyone sings along with well-known songs and even some oldies but goodies at the karaoke show, where no one is put on the spot and everyone is a star! Children explore their artistic side and get creative with Young at Art’s art activities. Registration opens Thursday, May 10.
Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Build It! Make It! Play It!  (Ages 4-7)
Wednesdays, June 13, 20, 27
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

Join us on Wednesdays for fun activities, which may include board games, building with the library’s LEGO blocks, or simple crafts.

SILLY STORIES with the Shermanettes (All ages)

Thursdays. June 14, 21, 28, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Explore a world of stories and songs and build your child’s love of books and reading. Join our very own Shermanettes, winner of South Florida Parenting’s Kids Crown Award, for silly stories, songs and a puppet show.

S.T.E.M. FOR TWEENS (Ages 8 - 12)
Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Room 2053

Build! Create! Investigate! Join us as we explore S.T.E.M. concepts with awesome activities, excellent experiments, dynamic demonstrations and
phenomenal guest presenters.

June 13: Science Alive-A Look at Health

June 20: Science Alive-Making Music

*Pre-registration required. Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Libraries Rock Mini-Series: Salsa Cinderella Puppet Show (Ages 6+)

Saturday, June 16, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

This classic tale of love and footwear is told with a spicy twist! Experience this timeless classic re-told with Latin American flavor!

Family S.T.E.M: Flight: From Wright brothers to NASA! (Ages 6+)
Wednesday, June 23, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Atlantic Coast Theatre presents this theatrical production that explores stories of flight including the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, The US/Soviet “Space Race”, & NASA’s many accomplishments!

Family S.T.E.M: Turtle Talk (Ages 6+)
Wednesday, June 27, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Room 2053

Learn about different types of sea turtles and how to help protect them in this presentation by NSU’s Sea Turtle Conservation Program. Register Online or call 954-262-5477.

Libraries Rock Mini Series: Positively Africa (Ages 6+)

Saturday, June 30, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Celebrate African music and culture with Positively Africa. Julius and Julia Sana, founders of African fusion band Positively Africa, will share songs, dances and personal stories from the Luo and Zigua tribes of Africa. After the performance, children and families can enjoy an interactive, hands-on exploration of authentic musical instruments, textiles, and homemade toys from Kenya, Tanzania and other regions of Africa.


teens (ages 13 - 18)

All Teen Programs Require Pre-Registration


Art Out Loud
Mondays, June 11 & 25, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

Do you enjoy art and music? Come explore the ways that the music we listen to can affect the art we create! Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Write it out: Journaling for Teens
Tuesdays, June 12, 19, 26, 4:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

Improve your writing skills by incorporating writing into your everyday life!


June 12: Journaling from the Heart
June 19: Free-Writing Social
June 26: Journaling on Sports and Entertainment

Teen Maker Thursdays
Thursdays, June 14, 21, 28, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 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.

June 14: Fun with a Green Screen
June 21: Rainstick Craft
June 28: Paper Circuits

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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

For those visiting this center, its 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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