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what do you geek?

This month the Alvin Sherman Library presents many programs and events that are sure to bring out
hat you geek! If you geek history, you'll love the national traveling exhibit: The Many Faces of George Washington. We kick-off our 3rd year of Live at the Sherman, funded by the Charles P. Ferro Foundation with a performance by Artz Out Loud as they bring the American Revolution to life in its production of World Turned Upside Down. The 33rd Disabilities Expo showcases the latest technology and services available to individuals with disabilities. Last year nearly 3,000 people attended this interactive, engaging and inspiring event. There's more at the library... so remember to explore what you "geek" at the Alvin Sherman Library.

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Did you know you can donate your pre-owned textbooks, fiction and nonfiction hardcover and paperbacks, children's books, CDs, DVDs and video cassettes to the library? To make arrangements contact Lia Hemphill, Director of Collection Development, 954-262-4633.








































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Children and Tweens

Sharkey’s Storytime Fun (Ages 3-5 years with caregiver)

Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Silly stories and songs for children. First Floor, Room 1017.
October 3 - ¡Canta, baila, y ríe en la biblioteca!
October 10 - Meet the NSU Baseball Team!
October 17 - Award Winning Books!
October 24 - Don’t Forget Your Etiquette!
October 31 - Trick or Treat!

Little Minnows Storytime (Ages 18-36 months with caregiver)
Thursdays, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
October 4, 11, 18, 25
Inspire your future reader with stories and songs featuring rhythm, repetition, and rhyme.
10:30-10:50 am: Stories & Songs
11:50-11:00 am: Free Play & Family Literacy University
First Floor, Room 1017.

Starry Night Stories! (Ages 6-10)
Mondays, 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Join us on Monday nights for interactive stories and creative crafts for children ages 6-10 (younger siblings welcome). First Floor, Room 1017.

Book Buddies (Ages 6-9 years)
Mondays, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
October 8, 22

Help your children maintain their reading skills by practicing with one of our Book Buddies!  Children ages 6-9 select a library book of their choice and read aloud to one of our teen volunteers.  Sessions last approximately 10 minutes. First Floor, Room 1017.

All Star Storytime for Children Ages 3-5 Years with ASD!

Saturday, October 13, 10:30 am - 11:00 am

The Alvin Sherman Library’s All Star Storytime provides a special opportunity for parents of children ages 3-5 years who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder to experience a library storytime with their child. Pre-registration is required.Call 954-262-5477 beginning on Monday, October 1 at 9am to register your child. First Floor, Room 1017.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration & Concert for Children! (All Ages)
hispanic heritage monthSaturday, October 13, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the fun as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with live Latin music and dance by Paco Moreno & Friends! Enjoy make-n-take crafts, free refreshments, and live music. Meet Miss Mundo Latina, Ximena Raquel Alvarez!
This fun-filled event will take place in the Gallery on the second floor of the library. Second Floor, Gallery.

Live at the Sherman Library: World Turned Upside Down: Music & Stories of the American Revolution by Artz Out Loud! (All Ages)

Saturday, October 20, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thanks to a generous gift from the Charles P. Ferro Foundation, stories of the American Revolution come to life in this interactive, multi-media performance by Artz Out Loud. The World Turned Upside Down features live fife and drum music and lots of audience participation. Children will learn the music, important documents, events, and personalities of the American Revolution.

This FREE program is a great tie -in with the George Washington exhibit which will be on display at the library. Second Floor, Gallery.

LEGO Builders Club! (Ages 6 and up)
Saturday, October 27, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Build and create with our LEGO® blocks.  We provide the LEGOs – you provide the imagination! This inclusive program for ages 6 and up is for children of all ability levels. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera and take home a picture of your child’s creation.
First Floor, Room 1017.



banned books weekCelebrate Your Freedom to Read: Banned Books Bingo (Ages 13-18)
Thursday, October 4, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Brush up on your literary knowledge and celebrate 30 years of freedom to read by playing a special version of this favorite game. First Floor, Room 1017.

Teen Read Week: Edible Book Crafts(Ages 13-18)

Tuesday, October 16, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dive into delicious reads by creating edible book crafts inspired by some of your favorite titles and authors!  Participants will be working directly with edible materials including sugar and chocolate. First Floor, Room 1017.

Teen Read Week (Ages 13-18)
Saturday, October 20

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Author Skype Visit with Pete Hautman

Join award-winning author Pete Hautman via Skype as he discusses his book, Blank Confession, a Florida Teens Read nominee, and offers advice to aspiring young authors. First Floor, Room 1017.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Mysteries of the Mind

Join Nova Psychology professor Dr. Leanne Boucher as she delves into the mysteries of one of the most complex organs of the human body—the brain.  This program will feature an introduction to the complexities of the mind and demonstrations of visual, tactile and perceptual illusions.  Candies and beverages will be served for taste testing!



33rd Disabilities Expo
Saturday, October 6, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

One-of-kind exposition filled with health information, educational seminars, exhibits, and sports.

Learn about great new products, attend free workshops and participate in fun events for the whole family!
For general information call 2-1-1 (Voice) or 954-537-0211 or 954-735-0963 (TTY)
For exhibitor information please visit
First Floor, Library Lawn.

I Love Yarn Day
Friday, October 12, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

 l Love Yarn Day

If you knit, crochet, or craft with yarn (or have always wanted to learn how) join us for a drop-in informational program all about yarn. Bring your favorite project to work on or learn how to get started for the first time! Attendees with also learn about items they can create and donate to cancer patients in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Needlearts of the Eighteenth Century; Broderie Perse and Whole Cloth Quilting
Sunday, October 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn about sewing techniques and needlework done by women in the eighteenth century. Nora Quinlan, Director of Reference, will lead a demonstration workshop on the art of Broderie Perse (chintz applique) and whole cloth quilting.

This program  is part of a series of programs held in conjunction with the Alvin Sherman Library exhibit, The Many Faces of George Washington. Third Floor, Room 3018.

Culture Vultures present East Meets West
Sunday, October 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy the sounds of Ashlee M, singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and violinist. In 2009, she was a winner at the world famous Apollo Theater. Her music is a fusion of Bollywood of India and American Pop, a direct result of embracing her heritage and growing up in America.
Second Floor, Gallery.

Grant-Seeking Basics
Tuesday, October 16, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this session, attendees will be introduced to the Foundation Center’s resources by viewing the Grant-Seeking Basics webinar, followed by an open lab session utilizing the Foundation Center database.  Attendees will have guidance and an opportunity to ask questions about use of the database. The Open Lab period will allow attendees to use the Foundation Center online database to locate grants specific to their area of interest.

Basic computer skills are required. These sessions are limited to 25 attendees, reserve your spot TODAY! Registration is required. Second Floor, Lab A.

Adults - Gothic Tales
Sunday, October 21, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dressed in 19th century costume, Nora Quinlan, Director of Reference at NSU, will read gothic tales by authors Jane Austen, Sarah Orne Jewett and others.
Second Floor, Gallery.

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Computer Classes

Computer Basics Class
Tuesday, October 9, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Designed for the absolute beginner, learn how to use the mouse and keyboard. Other topics include working with windows and establishing an e-mail account.
Please register online or call us at 954-262-5477.
Second Floor, Lab B.

Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Saturday, October 20, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Gain confidence and experience in using the basic features of Word. Explore templates and the Ribbon menu interface. Prerequisite: Competence in using keyboard and mouse. Please register online or call us at 954-262-5477. Second Floor, Lab B.

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Foreign Policy in the Early Republic
Tuesday, October 23, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Professor David Kilroy of Farquhar College, NSU, will give a talk on the the early beginnings of United States foreign policy during the Washington presidency.

This program  is part of a series of talks held in conjunction with the Alvin Sherman Library exhibit, The Many Faces of George Washington. Second Floor, Room 2046.

First President: How George Washington Created the Office of the President
Tuesday, October 30, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Pofessor Tim Dixon of Farquhar College, NSU, will give a talk on George Washington and how he shaped and formed the office of president of the United States.

This program  is part of a series of talks held in conjunction with the Alvin Sherman Library exhibit, The Many Faces of George Washington. Second Floor, Room 2046.


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GSBC Program: Books, Bytes and more - Genealogy Resources at the Alvin Sherman Library
Sunday, October 7, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Nora Quinlan, Director of Reference, for a tour of the former GSBC (Genealogical Society of Broward County) Library, now part of the Alvin Sherman Library collections. In addition, learn more about the Libraries' non-genealogy database resources that can still help you in your genealogy research.

This program will be followed by an update about Genealogy Day to be held on Sunday, November 11.

The program begins at 2:30 pm after the GSBC open lab (12 noon - 2 pm.) and the Genealogical Society of Broward County business meeting (which begins at 2 pm) Sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Broward County. Second Floor, Lab A.

African Diaspora Genealogy Group
Saturday, October 27, 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 1046.

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