Note from the Editor
It’s Library Card Sign-Up Month! How are you celebrating? I’m traveling to Germany because who knew my library card doubles as a passport!? Our librarians have hand-selected German films and eBooks to help me immerse in the culture. Check them out in the Bringing the World to You series. When I return from my virtual trip, I plan to share my vacation photos in a PowerPoint presentation, as one does. I’ll need help translating German words and phrases on my slides, so I’ll head over to LinkedIn Learning (with my library card) for a video on language tools. Signing off now! Auf Wiedersehen!
YOU GOT THIS! Financial Literacy & Entrepreneur Education Workshops
Presented by the NSU Alvin Sherman Library and sponsored by SunTrust Foundation, the following workshops are designed to inspire and educate you to become financially successful.
Related LibGuides: YOU GOT THIS! and Business Library Resources
- How to Take Your Business Global
Wednesday, September 2, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Developing a global mindset is essential for your business’s success. In this seminar, Professor Miguel A. Orta, of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business at NSU, a global small business expert, will demonstrate how to create a road-map and an export experience that will take your business global and bring you a ton of success. Register online.
- Delivering Effective and Constructive Feedback to Employees
Thursday, September 10, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
To be an effective manager, you need to be skilled at giving out both praise and criticism. During this training, you will learn the art of giving constructive feedback to employees and tips on how to challenge and support them within a virtual or in-person work environment. Register online.
- Estate Planning Tips
Saturday, September 12, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Listen in to learn more about what Florida probate is, how to avoid it and what documents comprise an estate plan! By the end of the discussion, you will walk away knowing how each document will either work to protect you during a time of incapacity or help to ensure your wishes are carried out after your passing. Register online.
- Social Media for Business
Wednesday, September 16, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Learn how to implement a social media strategy to grow your audience, humanize your brand and increase customer engagement! Holly Svekis, Director of Premium Accounts for the Sun Sentinel, will take you through a journey of basic social media platforms, how to begin incorporating best practices, avoid pitfalls and build a blueprint for a successful social game plan. Register online.
- SEO: The Hidden Secret to Your Online Success
Tuesday, September 22, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a digital marketing channel that allows you to attract website visitors who are searching for your goods and services on search engines like Google and Bing. Learn from the experts at Lamark Media the theory and basics of SEO strategy that can contribute to your success as a business owner. Register online.
GSBC: Discovering Thomas Earle, Revolutionary War Gunsmith
Sunday, September 13, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join the Genealogical Society of Broward County (GSBC) and Nancy Wyman, a GSBC member, for a presentation on Thomas Earle, who is noted as one of the most famous New England arms makers of the Colonial Revolution. Register online and visit gsbcfl.org for more information about the Genealogical Society of Broward County.
Computer Camp: Self-Paced Learning
Tuesday, September 15, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Lost on where to find self-paced computer-related classes online? Join us as we explore library and web offerings where you take the reins and learn at your own pace. Register online.
Latino Literature Discussion: "Estás Invitado y" by Carlos Cumpián
Friday, September 18, 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with a lively literary discussion led by Professor Reina Barreto. She will lead the discussion based on the reading "Estás Invitado y" (“You’re Invited and”) by Carlos Cumpián, a Chicano writer, who is the author of a number of poetry collections. Register online and visit our Latino Literature database to read ahead and get the most out of the discussion.
You will need your Alvin Sherman Library card credentials to gain access to the database.
Happy Hour Book Club
Thursday, September 24, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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 and view our Happy Hour Book Club LibGuide to join the conversation, find new books to read and more!
Friday Movie Matinee Discussion: "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada"
Friday, September 25, 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
We're celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Join us for a lively virtual discussion with Professor Tas Salini, instructor of Film History and Film Appreciation at Broward College. Before we meet, make sure to view the movie "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" through the Alexander Street Press Electronic Collection to get the most out of the discussion. Register online and check out the related LibGuide, Bringing the World to You: Mexico!
You will need your Alvin Sherman Library card credentials to gain access to the database.
Raise a Reader Storytime
Wednesdays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
We bring our storytime to your home! Join Miss Ruthie or Miss Su on Zoom for silly stories and songs every Wednesday morning!
Related LibGuide: Do It Yourself Storytimes
Canciones y Cuentos: Songs and Stories
Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Explore a joyous blend of traditional and original songs and new interpretations of folktales each week in English and Spanish with award-winning, internationally-touring family musician and teaching artist Alina Celeste in a special live stream performance on the NSU Alvin Sherman Library’s Facebook page.
This program is made possible with the generous support of the Erwin and Barbara Mautner Charitable Foundation.
Live at the Sherman: Three-time GRAMMY Nominee Brady Rymer! (Ages 6+)
Sunday, September 13, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Join us on the NSU Alvin Sherman Library’s Facebook page for a special live streamed concert where individuality is celebrated and kindness wins the day, featuring rootsy, accordion-laced pop and rock music performed by Brady Rymer!
LIVE @ the Sherman! explores the excitement of interactive fine-arts through music, theater and dance. This free series for children and families is generously funded by the Rockley Family Foundation.
Easy Family Craft Time with Miss Su
Wednesday, September 16, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Make beautiful, adorable crafts from easy-to-find materials at home. Children will have fun while developing fine motor skills, artistic abilities and improving creativity. Register online.
Family Deep Dives: Hispanic Heritage Month (Ages 6+)
Thursday, September 17, 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Families learn and explore together in our Deep Dives! Get the inside story and Q&A time with experts in science, history, community services, and more. Register online.
My First Fine Arts: Latin GRAMMY Nominee Sonia De Los Santos (Ages 3-5)
Saturday, September 26, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Join us via our YouTube channel and Facebook page for a special pre-recorded concert performed by Latin-GRAMMY nominee Sonia De Los Santos! Sonia will share songs in Spanish and English with messages of joyful community music-making and cultural bridge-building that will inspire and excite children and grown-ups of all backgrounds!
My First Fine-Arts is generously funded by PNC Bank’s Grow Up Great initiative.
Virtual Drop-In Research Help
Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Are you working on a research project or paper? Do you need help finding resources? Formatting your Works Cited page in MLA style? Drop into our Zoom meetings for help with any of your research related questions!
Imagine Your Story Book Club (Ages 10-15)
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Go beyond the pages of the book! Tweens and young teens read, write, draw and talk about their favorite books and authors.
Virtual Teen Maker Night (Ages 12-18)
Friday, September 11, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Use your creative energy to make fun crafts and projects with simple items you can find lying around the house! Register online.
Virtual Teen Advisory Board (Ages 12-18)
The Teen Advisory Board is a program for teens who want to help with library programs and offer input into library collection and program development. Earn volunteer service hours while helping your community and having fun!
Virtual Teen Volunteer Orientation (Ages 12-18)
Saturday, September 12, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Become a volunteer at the Alvin Sherman Library! Help librarians with virtual projects, assist with library programs, and more. As a volunteer, you can develop your problem solving, leadership, and time management skills, and gain experience to add to your resume! Register online.
Anyone under the age of 18 participating in a virtual program via Zoom must have the consent of their parent or caregiver in order to participate. By registering for this program, you agree to the Zoom participation guidelines.