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Note from the Editor
I escaped this summer. It wasn't on my annual family vacation, but instead in my backyard with my Kindle. All of the books were either recommended to me by my daughter or from a book club. Some made me laugh, while other's had me crying and reflecting. I read so many good books that I got to wondering, what did you read this summer? Please share your summer reads by taking our short survey here.
And, if you are interested, I put together a list of my summer reads below.
The Nightingale
The Giver of Stars,
America's First Daughter
Next Year in Havana
This is Not How it Ends
The Henna Artist and Becoming


Ten Great Library Guides to Help Teachers, Parents and Students this School Year.
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    Learning through Storytelling
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    Teacher Resources | Curriculum and Instruction (K-12)
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The Agent Lens
Saturday, August 8, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Online
If we are writers looking for agents, shouldn’t we be thinking like agents instead of writers? Joyce Sweeney, who has had a lot of experience with both, will unravel some of the mysteries on these strange, agent creatures and how they build their client lists and what you can best do to ‘make the cut’. We will do some exercises to make you more aware of who you are, not just as a writer, but as a seller in this confusing marketplace. Bring your laptop, your passion, and an open mind for new ideas. Register online
Learn more by visiting our Writing Workshop Resources Library Guide.

YOU GOT THIS! Save Money with Grocery Apps
Tuesday, August 11, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. p.m.
Location: Online
Learn how to save money when grocery shopping by doubling up on BOGO, weekly ads, and coupons. Learn tips and techniques while shopping at Publix and Target for the most savings year round. Zoom link will follow in an email before the program. Register online
Presented by the NSU Alvin Sherman Library and sponsored by SunTrust Foundation, these workshops are designed to inspire and educate you to become financially successful.

YOU GOT THIS! The Importance of Life Insurance & What You Need to Know!
Wednesday, August 12, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. p.m.
Location: Online
Learn about who needs life insurance and who doesn't, and how much is needed. You'll also learn the truth about different policies, how they work, and how to tell if you're being ripped off. Emmanuel Rivera, Certified Financial Coach, Insurance Agent, Investment Advisor, and Recruiter will share his expertise. Register online
Presented by the NSU Alvin Sherman Library and sponsored by SunTrust Foundation, these workshops are designed to inspire and educate you to become financially successful.

Library 101: Finding Conference Papers/Proceedings
Thursday, August 13, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Online
You found the perfect article. It's exactly what you were looking for and it was written by an expert in the field, but you cannot find the full text. Are you sure it's an article? You may be looking for a conference paper or conference presentation instead. Join us to learn how to locate these scholarly resources. Register online
This session will be recorded. The recording will be uploaded to the library's workshops page within a week of the live session.

Building Author Visibility
Saturday, August 15, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Online
USA Today bestselling author, Rochelle B. Weinstein shows you how to promote your work in an over-crowded market. Discover tips and strategies to build your audience and connect with readers and bloggers.Register online
Learn more by visiting our Writing Workshop Resources Library Guide.

Circle of Friends: "Thirstdays with Friends - Summer Wine Series"
Thursday, August 27, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Wine expert Shari Gherman, President of American Fine Wine Competition, teaches you which wines are better for the summer season, and offers tips about pairing wine with food. Moderately priced wine recommendations from Shari will be provided for each session, so you can purchase your wine in advance and join us with a glass for the tasting!

  • COF Members: $50 for 3 part series or $20 per session
  • COF Non-Members: $65 for 3 part series or $25 per session
Or, become a Circle of Friends member today and register at the reduced member price, all proceeds will benefit the Alvin Sherman Library! Payment Instructions will be send out, once registered. Register online

Happy Hour Book Club
Thursday, August 27, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Grab your favorite drink or snack and join Sarah the Librarian for an entertaining hour of books and games. We'll discuss a new book each month - from spooky ghost stories, to exciting space operas, to spicy romance novels, and more genres beyond your imagination. Cheers to a literary good time! Register online

Share a Story with Miss Meagan
Wednesday, August 5, 10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Location: Online
Celebrate the end of summer reading with a mini-storytime! Miss Meagan shares one of her favorite stories, The Squeaky Door by Margaret Read MacDonald, in support of the United Way of Broward County's storytime campaign. Visit us on

Fun Field Trip Fridays
Explore South Florida with Miss Penny of KidVision Pre-K! Miss Penny introduces and shares a virtual field trip video and demonstrates a fun craft or activity each week. The NSU Alvin Sherman Library and KidVision Pre-K are partnering to bring families this special KidVision Pre-K program on the NSU Alvin Sherman Library’s Facebook page:
For more information on Miss Penny and KidVision Pre-K’s resources for early childhood, please visit:

    Friday, August 7, 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Learn about African Dance and Music!
    Friday, August 14, 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Visit a sewing shop!
    Friday, August 21, 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Visit an animal hospital!
    Friday, August 28, 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Visit Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor!


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