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Alvin Sherman Library

Letter from the Editor

Our Summer Reading Program is off to a great start! More than 500 people attended our kick off celebration! Don't waste your summer saying " I should have". Now is the time to discover your Alvin Sherman Library. Whatever your age, we have something for you. If you are a lover of history, we encourage you to dive into American History this summer. We've made it easy by putting together this library guide on history. Click here to find books, articles, websites and other sources for great reading!

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"Reading is a conversation. All books talk but a good book listens as well." - Mark Haddon




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10 Years of ... Summer
July 4 Library closed
Adult summer reading

Sunday Jazz in the GallerySummer Reading for teens


Children and Tweens

Every Monday: Starry Night Stories (Ages 6-10)

Mondays, 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Interactive stories and creative crafts for children ages 6-10 (younger siblings welcome). First Floor, Room 1017.

Reading Lunch Bunch (Ages 6-8)
Wednesdays, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Bring your lunch, eat, LEARN, and have fun! Registration required. By phone or online starting one week prior to each program date. First Floor, Room 1017.
July 11: Sea Turtles
July 18: Lights Out
July 25: Martian Mania

Silly Stories with The Shermanettes (All ages with caregiver)
Every Thursday beginning July 5, 12, 19, 26
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Enjoy magical, dreamy tales that will have your imaginations running wild! The Shermanettes, winners of South Florida Parenting’s Kids Crown Award, dream a little dream of books, music and puppets! First Floor, Room 1017.

Super Star Saturday's with Special Guests
All ages except where noted
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

July 7: Page Turner Adventures: Sleeping Beauty & the Giant!
July 14: Duck in Truck Puppets: Dog Dreams in Color!
July 21: The Secret Life of Books! (Ages 6 - 12)
First Floor, Room 1017.

Totally Tweens (Ages 9-12)
Tuesdays, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Totally Tweens, totally YOU! Bring your friends and have fun!
Registration required. By phone or online starting one week prior to each program date.
July 3: Star Spangled Stories
July 10: Sea Turtles
July 17: When Night Falls
July 24: Extraterrestrial Extravaganza
July 31: Animal Dreams

First Floor, Room 1017.


Saturday Tween Special: Gary Midnight’s Heavy Metal Magic Show
Saturday, July 28, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Interactive magic show with heavy metal rocker Gary Midnight!
First Floor, Room 1017.



Dream Catching Crafts & Jewelry (Ages 13-18)
Thursday, July 12, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Create Native American inspired natural crafts and jewelry.
First Floor, Room 1035.

Sweet Dreams & Treats Confectionary Workshop (Ages 13-18)
Thursday, July 19, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Indulge your sweet tooth! Turn everyday snacks into delicious desserts! PLEASE NOTE: Participants will be working directly with chocolate.
First Floor, Room 1017.

Midnight Magic (Ages 13-18)
Thursday, July 26, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Professional magician Gary Midnight teaches magic illusions from his bag of tricks. A deck of cards is recommended for practice.
First Floor, Room 1017.



The Book as Art
Sunday, July 1, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spend an afternoon learning to craft your own folded fore-edge stab bound book with award-winning book artist Tennille Shuster. First Floor, Room 1017.

Resume Writing Resources 101
Thursdays, July 5, 19
1:00 pm or 3:00 pm
Schedule a personal one to one overview with our librarian who helps you discover the many tools available to create a successful resume. Schedule your appointment with Sarah Cisse at:
Email: Phone: 954-262-4649 Second Floor, Lab A.

Bring the following: NSU SharkLink Account or NSU Public Card , Flash drive or a disk to download information and access to a personal email account.

Jazz in the Gallery
Sundays, July 8, 22
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

July 8: Gregory LeDon Sidberry in Concert
July 22: Rachel Perry in Concert

Sunday afternoon jazz concerts at the NSU’s Sherman Library’s Gallery. Second Floor, Gallery.

Adult Ladies’ Night Out @ The Library
Ladies Night Out
Friday, July 27, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Learn about ways to relax and unwind.Pamper yourself with your friends at a ladies-only night out at the library with refreshments and door prizes.
Registration is required. Second Floor, Gallery.

Adults Computer Camp
Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic computer skills.
Second Floor, Lab B.
Wednesday, July 11, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Pinterest
Thursday, July 12, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Computer Basics for Absolute Beginners
Saturday, July 14, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Google Docs
Wednesday, July 18, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: YouTube

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Genealogical Society of Broward County: Open Lab
Sunday, July 1, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This open lab is for anyone interested in learning about doing genealogy research using online resources. Sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Broward County. Second Floor, Lab A.

African Diaspora Genealogy Group

Saturday, July 28, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Join others interested in learning more about African Diaspora genealogy. This support group meets informally on the fourth Saturday of every month at the Alvin Sherman Library. For more information about the group contact First Floor, Room 1047.

Check out our Geneaology Library Guide for additional information.

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