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Welcome to a new year! It's difficult to believe it's 2013. As you begin a new year, we continue to ask the question, What do you geek? What is your passion? What do you love? We'd love to hear from you. Click here and let us know and you could win a What do you geek? t-shirt. Please visit the library and pick up your free 2013 What do you geek? calendar.

It offers you a snapshot of upcoming programming and it's a reminder of all of the great resources available to you. We hope you continue to explore the Alvin Sherman Library.

Tuesday. Jan. 1: closed
Wednesday, Jan. 2 Thursday, Jan. 3
Friday, Jan. 4
7 am - 11:00 pm

Monday, Jan. 21: closed

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children and tweens programming

Sharkey’s Storytime (Ages 3-5 years with caregiver)
Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
January 9 - One World, Many Stories

January 16 - Princess Reads-A-Lot
January 23 - I Have a Dream
January 30 - What Lives in Florida?
Enjoy books, songs & activities that enhance early literacy skills and explore the world online with kid-friendly websites recommended by librarians.
First Floor, Room 1017.

Little Minnows Storytime (Ages 18-36 months with caregiver)
Thursdays, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
January 10, 17, 24, 31
Inspire your future reader with stories and songs featuring rhythm, repetition, and rhyme.
10:30-10:50 am: Stories & Songs
10:50-11:00 am: Free Play & Family Literacy University
First Floor, Room 1017.

Live at the Sherman Library! Miami Momentum Dance Company: The Carnival of Animals (All Ages)
Saturday, January 5, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
The Carnival of the Animals is one of the most famous works by classical composer Camille Saint-Saëns which illustrates a series of silly animal stories. Like Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, The Carnival of the Animals provides children with an entertaining introduction to classical music. American poet Ogden Nash wrote a series of poems based on the animal story-songs of Camille Saint-Saëns.
The Miami Momentum Dance Company brings the animal stories to life through the art of modern dance. In addition, children will experience the whimsical side of poetry and classical music. This program is made possible by a gift from the Charles P. Ferro Foundation.

All Star Storytime for Children (Ages 3-5 years with ASD)
Saturday, January 12, 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. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Call 954-262-5477 beginning on Monday, October 29 at 9am to register your child. For more information, visit

LEGO (R) Builders Club! ( Ages 6+)
Saturday, January 12, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Build and create with the Library's LEGOS. Pre-registration required. First Floor, Room 1017.

Wags & Tales: Read to a Dog! ( Ages 5 - 12)
Monday, January 14,
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Read to a dogThis program enables children to read an age-appropriate short story to an Animal Assisted Therapy Dog making reading fun and boosting the a child's confidence in reading out loud. Registration begins on January 2nd. Click here or call us at 954-262-5477.
First Floor, Room 1017.

Afterschool S.T.E.M.( Ages 8 -12)
Thursday, January 17, 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Science Technology, Engineering and Math! Drop in and join us for fun, creative crafts and activities with a science twist. Pre-registration required. First Floor, Room 1017.

Live at the Sherman Library! Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth: The Pied Bag-Piper of Hamelin (All Ages)
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2:00-3:00 pm
Robert Browning’s poem The Pied Piper of Hamelin was published in 1888, and it is based on a German legend which is said to have originated in the 1200’s. The Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth brings the story to life through musical theater. In this program which brings literature to life, children will experience the art of theater and poetry, and they will learn about the classic folktale, The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
This program is made possible by a gift from the Charles P. Ferro Foundation.

teen programming
Chinese Calligraphy Workshop, Ages 13 -18
Saturday, January 12, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Start the Chinese New Year early and get hands on experience using brush and ink to create original Chinese symbols!. No previous experience with calligraphy is required; all materials will be provided.
First Floor, Room 1017

Dream Board Workshop, Ages 13-18
Saturday, January 26, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Use pictures, magazine clippings and book covers to create a collage representative of your dreams and goals.  All materials will be provided.  Bringing personal pictures to cut and glue is recommended.
First Floor, Teen Room 1035


Celebrate Chinese New Year: Traditional Chinese Music and Instruments
Sunday, January 13, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Introduces the audience to popular traditional Chinese music with live band performance of traditional musical instruments, such as Guzheng, Er Hu, and Zhongruan.

Audience will have an opportunity to sing a Chinese song, “Happy New Year”, with the accompaniment of the band.

Dream Board Workshop
Saturday, January 26, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Start your new year off right by creating a dream board. Combine pictures and words to help set and reach your goals. All materials provided. Register for this Event or call us at 954-262-5477.

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Computer Classes

Windows Skydrive
Tuesday, January 8, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Learn how to use Microsoft’s SkyDrive, an online file storage service that lets you create, upload and share Office documents. Pre-requisites: Basic computer skills and Windows Live ID (Hotmail or Messenger account). Register online or call us at 954-262-5477. Second Floor, Lab B.

Mobile Devices
Tuesday, January 22, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Learn how to download library materials to devices such as smart phones and tablets.  An Alvin Sherman Library card  and Broward County library card is recommended to take advantage of this class. Register online or call us at 954-262-5477. Second Floor, Lab B.

Computer Basic Class for Absolute Beginners
Saturday, January 26, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This computer class is for absolute beginners who would like to learn basic computer skills in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Register online or call us at 954-262-5477. Second Floor, Lab B.

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Genealogical Society of Broward County
Sunday, January 6, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Genealogical Society of Broward County's monthly meeting for January is a special inauguration luncheon held at a local restaurant. For more information contact the GSBC.


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