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All Write 2020: Muddling Through the Middle with Janice Hardy
Saturday, October 3, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The fourth annual All Write event is here! In this workshop, you'll learn from award-winning author Janice Hardy why the middle is such a troublesome chunk of the novel, how to avoid getting sucked into the mire, nifty plotting tricks to help you create stronger story arcs and conflicts, and more! Register online and check out the related LibGuide, Writing Workshop Resources.
GSBC: Chasing Uncle William through the Wilds of Cyberspace
Sunday, October 4, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join the Genealogical Society of Broward County (GSBC) and Annette Burke Lyttle, owner of Heritage Detective, LLC, for a presentation on the life of William Crout, who was a pioneer, Civil War veteran, hotel owner and rancher. You'll also learn how it's possible to reconstruct life stories in surprising detail with genealogical resources available online. Register online and visit gsbcfl.org for more information about the Genealogical Society of Broward County.
Foundation and Grants Resources ONLINE Workshop
Tuesday, October 20, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Identify non-profit grants using Foundation Center resources at these free workshops with a demonstration. Learn about resources available to find grants, tools to start your search, how to tailor your search based on your area of interest, and tips for an efficient search. Registrations open at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Register online.
5 Reasons Why Talking to Kids about Cancer is Crucial
Tuesday, October 20, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Children's Book Author, Speaker & Breast Cancer Survivor, Tamara B. Rodriguez shares her journey with breast cancer and the importance of including children in the discussion. Visit her @hairtothequeenbook Register online.
Happy Hour Book Club
Thursday, October 29, 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 check out the related libguide, Happy Hour Book Club.
Canciones y Cuentos: Songs and Stories
Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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.
Raise a Reader Storytime
Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, 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! Don't forget to check out the related libguide Do It Yourself Storytimes for more ideas on how you can bring the library to you!
Family Deep Dives: Elections (Ages 6+)
Thursday, October 15, 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Families learn and explore together ONLINE in our Deep Dives! Get the inside story and Q&A time with experts in science, history, community services, and more. Register online.
Live at the Sherman: Matthew Sabatella's Great American Folk Song Singalong!
Sunday, October 18, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Join us on the NSU Alvin Sherman Library’s Facebook page and the Alvin Sherman Library's YouTube channel for a a trip into America's past as we sing folk songs together and hear stories about the people who made them up. Matthew Sabatella will play a variety of instruments and sing songs that were born in the United States from the mix of people who came from around the world to live here! To learn more about the artist, visit the Rambling String Band's website.
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.
My First Fine Arts: Música y Arte (Music and Art) with Mi Amigo Hamlet (Ages 3-5)
Saturday, October 24, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Join us via our YouTube channel and Facebook page for a bilingual enrichment program for early childhood that incorporates Spanish and English songs to explore music and art with Mi Amigo Hamlet, a Guatemalan-born artist, producer, songwriter and musician!
My First Fine-Arts is generously funded by PNC Bank’s Grow Up Great initiative.
Spooky Storytime Special
Wednesday, October 28, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Enjoy silly stories and songs at our annual special spooky storytime featuring guest appearances with Miss Penny of KidVision Pre-K and the library’s very own Shermanettes! Join us on the NSU Alvin Sherman Library’s Facebook page for a spooktacular time: www.facebook.com/AlvinShermanLibrary
Storytime Special: Broward Reads for the Record
Thursday, October 29, 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Get ready for kindergarten and join us to Read for the Record on the NSU Alvin Sherman Library’s Facebook page! This year’s book is Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away by Meg Medina and Illustrated by Sonia Sanchez.
This program is in partnership with Broward Reads for the Record and Jumpstart! Read for the Record.
STEM for Kids: Talewise presents Mummy at the Mansion ONLINE (Ages 6+)
Saturday, October 31, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Frankie and Casey visit their uncle for his annual Halloween party, only to find out that a creepy Mummy has been scaring everyone away! Some say the house is haunted, but Frankie and Casey have a different idea. Join them on their adventure to unravel the mystery of the mummy! Along the way, you’ll explore some spooky and exciting science concepts about blackouts, mummification, and more. Register online and check out the related libguide, STEM for Kids.
Virtual Teen Volunteer Orientation (Ages 12-18)
Saturday, October 10, 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.
Virtual Teen Advisory Board (Ages 12-18)
Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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 Maker Night (Ages 12-18)
Friday, October 16, 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.