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The Library is closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2018

  November 2018


2018 Irish Film Festival
Foundations and Grants Workshops
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How to Get Published in Today’s Tough Market with Marcia King Gamble
Saturday, November 3, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fourth Floor, Room 4009

Marcia King-Gamble, author of Truly Mine, will bring an in depth discussion about Indie Publishing and you’ll be introduced to some up and coming publishers. Sponsored by the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Becoming a Genealogy Detective
Genealogical Society of Broward County Monthly Program(GSBC)
Sunday, November 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

Tamara Hallo, MLS, Professional Genealogist teaches you the Genealogical Proof Standard and how to evaluate genealogical sources, the information within and the evidence used to solve genealogical problems.
The GSBC meets monthly at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library on the first Sunday of every month except on holidays. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Irish Film Festival

Older Than Ireland
Monday, November 5, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Room 2053
Older than IrelandFeaturing 30 men and women, all born before 1916, Older than Ireland is something of a landmark documentary that explores what it means to have lived 100 years, and more, in Ireland. Director's Choice Award, Boston Irish Film Festival, 2016
Best New Irish Documentary, Galway Film Fleadh, 2015.
81 minutes, Ireland, 2015

No Stone Unturned
Wednesday, November 7,
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Room 2053
No Stone UnturnedOne of cinema’s most prolific and impactful documentary directors, Alex Gibney, is best known for tackling big stories of international significance: Enron, Scientology, clerical sex abuse, and Al Qaeda. Here, he narrows his focus to explore the 1994 Loughinisland Massacre in which six Catholic men were shot in a bar as they watched Ireland play in the World Cup.
110 minutes, UK-USA, 2017

Date for Mad Mary

Sunday, November 11,
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Room 2053
A date for Mad MaryJoint winner of Best Irish Feature at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh, A Date for Mad Mary, based on Yasmine Akram’s theatrical monologue, sees director Darren Thornton make an auspicious feature debut, centred on an exceptional performance by lead actress Seána Kerslake. Upon release following a six month prison sentence, Mary returns home to Drogheda, eager to reunite with best friend Charlene (Charleigh Bailey), for whom she is about to act as maid of honour.
82 mins, Ireland, 2016, Digital

Screening of films from Ireland’s Irish Film Institute. Register online or call 954-262-5477. Sponsored by the Alvin Sherman Library, the South Florida Irish Studies Consortium, Irish Film Institute and the International Studies Program in the College of Arts, Humanities and Sciences.

Get the Job: Kick Start Your Job Search LIVE WEBINAR
Thursday, November 8, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Are you at the beginning or in the middle of your job search? Are you wondering the best practices to find a job that you will enjoy? Get great job searching tips from the experts at NSU Career Development. The webinar link will be made available at least one week before the event.
Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Board Games for Grown-Ups
Friday, November 9, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

Looking for a safe and welcoming place to try new hobbies and meet new people? Then come to our fun, beginner friendly and engaging gaming event where you’ll cheer, groan and laugh over a sheet of cardboard and a bunch of shiny dice. Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Gear-Up: NSU Libraries Showcase
Tuesday, November 13, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Fourth Floor, Room 4009

Academic library support you can count on: A showcase of all of the resources and services offered by NSU Libraries. Lunch provided!
Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Hard Work Preys Off: Recognizing & Avoiding Predatory Publishing
Tuesday, November 13, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Fourth Floor, Writing and Communications Center, Room 430 & Online

Protect your scholarship from predatory publishers in this interactive workshop with the WCC and Alvin Sherman Librarians where you will learn to recognize the signs of predatory publishing and strategies for securing your work. Bring your own device.

Foundations and Grants Workshop
Tuesday, November 13, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Lab A

Learn to use the Foundation Center’s grants database, get an overview of the Alvin Sherman Library’s grants resources, and participate in an assisted open lab search session to explore grant possibilities specific to your area of interest. Basic computer skills are required. Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Crafternoon at the Library
Friday, November 16, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
First Floor, Room 1017

Drop in and tap into your creative juices by trying your hand at a make and take craft.

Computer Camp: Introducing
Tuesday, November 20, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Children’s Computer Lab helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Please bring your Alvin Sherman Library card for hands-on practice. Register online or call 954-262-5477.

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Raise a Reader@Little Minnows Storytime! (Ages 18-36 months)
Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.: Stories & Songs
11:00 - 11:15 a.m.: Raise a Reader & Free Play
Enjoy books, songs and activities that enhance early literacy skills!

Build It! Make It! Play It! (Ages 4-7)
Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 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.

Raise a Reader@Sharkey’s Storytime! (Ages 3-5 with caregiver)
Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 21, 28, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

Nov. 7: Dragons!
Nov.14: Tea Time!
Nov. 21: Yummy to the Tummy!
Nov. 28: Royalty: Kings and Queens!

Play Games at the Library for International Games Week! (Ages 6+)
Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

So you think you’ve got game? Read, learn, play during International Games Week. International Games Week is an initiative supported by the American Library Association to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.
Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Wags and Tales (Ages 5-12)
Monday, November 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.  Please bring a book or choose a library book that your child will read from when reading to our 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 call 954-262-5477.

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

Monday, November 19, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

Exploring High Tech / Low Tech, presented by Science Alive! led by Dr. Emily Schmitt Lavin. Join us as we explore S.T.E.M. concepts with awesome activities, excellent experiments, dynamic demonstrations and phenomenal guest presenters.

Online registration required for each child attending this program.

Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Teen Maker Thursday
Thursday, November 1, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
First Floor, Room 1017

Use your creative energy to make fun crafts and projects while celebrating DiY culture! Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Drop In Research Help

Thursday, November 8, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

First Floor, Room 1017
Are you working on a research project or paper? Do you need help finding resources? Writing a thesis?

Exploring Art for Homeschoolers

Monday, November 19, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

First Floor, 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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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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