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The Alvin Sherman Library celebrates National Library Week this month by recognizing individuals who make a difference in our community. They all share a common love for libraries and a deep respect for their importance in a community. The Alvin Sherman Library is committed to making a difference in this community because we know that community matters.

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children and tweens programming

Sharkey’s Storytime (Ages 3-5 years with caregiver)
Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
April 3 - National Poetry Month!

April 10 - National Humor Month!
April 17 - National Library Week!
April 24 - Salty Sue the Pirate Visits Storytime!

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
April 4, 11, 18, 25
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.

All Star Storytime for Children with ASD! (Ages 3-5 years with ASD)
All Star Story Time
Saturday, April 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. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Call 954-262-5477 beginning two weeks prior to the program to register your child. For more information, visit
First Floor, Room 1017.

LEGO Builders Club! (Ages 6+)
Saturday, April 13, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Build and create with the library’s LEGOs. We provide the LEGO blocks – 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.
Call 954-262-5477 beginning on Monday, April 1 to register your child. First Floor, Room 1017.

Live at the Sherman Library! Artz Out Loud: Beowulf A Tale of Courage and Honor (All Ages)
Saturday, April 20, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Beowulf is one of the oldest works of literature to be written originally in the English language. It is also a story which appeals to upper elementary school age boys. The epic poem is based upon legends and historical characters from Denmark and Sweden. Beowulf was often performed during the Renaissance period as a musical play. In this exciting and interactive performance, children will see the legend of Beowulf come to life through the art forms of theater and music.
This program is made possible by a gift from the Charles P. Ferro Foundation.
First Floor, Room 1017.

Afterschool S.T.E.M.: Money Smart Week! (Ages 8-12)
Thursday, April 25,
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Let’s talk money!! Make your own duct tape wallet and let the savings begin!
This program is structured for children ages 8-12. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Register online or call us at 954-262-5477! First Floor, Room 1017.

Wayna: Music of the Andes - Live Music Concert for Children in Honor of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (All Ages)
Saturday, April 27, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El dia de los ninosCelebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) with a live concert featuring music from the Andes. Wayna is the Quechua word for “youth”. Andean music group Wayna consists of young family musicians playing under the direction of Paco Moreno. Wayna’s repertoire recreates traditional and contemporary sounds and melodies from the highlands of Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. In their presentations Wayna uses a wide variety of Andean traditional string, wind, and percussion instruments. Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery.


teen programming

ACT Exam Online Practice & Open Lab (Ages 14-18)
Saturday, April 6, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Use NSU’s exclusive Testing and Education Reference Center database to access ACT exam practice tests. Participants will learn how to access and log in to the database and can participate in an independent open lab in which they complete a self-directed practice test.
Participants must have an Alvin Sherman Library card and will need to bring their card to the program in order to log in.
Open to high school students ages 14-18. Online registration required.
Second Floor, Lab B.

Teen Hour: Celebrate National Poetry Month! (Ages 13 -18)
Friday, April 12, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hang out in the Teen Room and get creative with poetry themed activities.
First Floor, Room 1035.


Culture Vultures present Clara Hada: Success is a Lifestyle that Doesn’t Require Shoes
Sunday, April 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
I’ve always dreamed of the day when I didn’t have to put on shoes and go to a regular job; the day when I could be free to achieve my lifelong dream of being an artist.” Clara shares her life story, career changes and sacrifices which turned her dream into reality. Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery.

Scholarship Resources Workshop
Tuesday, April 16, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Attendees will :
Receive an overview of the library’s scholarship resources with a demonstration and open lab session utilizing a Foundation Center database,

Guidance, personal assistance and an opportunity to ask questions about using the database.

Be able to use a Foundation Center online database to locate scholarships specific to their area of study.
Basic computer skills are required. These sessions are limited to 25 attendees, reserve your spot TODAY! Registration is required.

Money Smart Week: Edible Gardening
Sunrday, April 21, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Learn about the use of rainbarrels, compost, drip irrigation, companion planting, and how money-saving a backyard food garden can be. Limited on space? Don't worry our presenter, John Shave, Urban Gardener has tips for you as well. Registration is required. Program Room 1017.

Poetry Workshop Series: The Door is Open: Personal Change and Transformation Through Writing
Sunday, April 21, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Poetry workshop with NSU Associate Professor Kate Heidelbach. Registration Required. Second Floor, Lab B.

Money Smart Week: Mortgage Planning and Credit Solutions
Tuesday, April 23, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for a presentation by Regent Bank, and have a chance to win door prizes.
Register online or call us at 954-262-5477. Second Floor, Room 2053.

Money Smart Week: Identity Theft
Wednesday, April 24, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Identity theft claims millions of victims every year. At this presentation participants will learn:
•    How to protect your vital information
•    Learn how identity thieves get your personal information
•    How to minimize the risk of identity theft
•    Warning signs that you might be a victim
•    What to do if your identity has been stolen
Presented by City County Credit Union.
Register online or call us at 954-262-5477. Second Floor, Room 2053.

National Preservation Week: Preserving Your Family Records
Thursday, April 25, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Celebrate Preservation Week by learning how to protect and preserve your valuable family records for future generations. Nora Quinlan, Director of Reference at the Alvin Sherman Library, will do a presentation on how to take care of your family papers, books and other material. Second Floor, Lab A.

Money Smart Week: Savvy Shopping
Saturday, April 27, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Looking for ways to become a savvy shopper? Puzzled about whether clipping coupons really makes a difference? Join us as Dana from Couponing With Integrity, provides some shopping insights without going to the 'extreme'. Registration is required. Second floor, Lab. B.

Poetry Workshop Series: The Jewel is in the Lotus: Meditation and Poetry Workshop
Sunday, April 28, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Poetry workshop with NSU Associate Professor Kate Heidelbach.
Register online or call us at 954-262-5477. Second Floor, Lab B.

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Computer Classes

Mobile Devices
Tuesday, April 16, 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 Basics for Absolute Beginners
Saturday, April 20, 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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Kings, Queens, Pilgrims, and Tavern Keepers: Who is in Your Family Tree?
Sunday, April 7 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Could you descend from royalty?  Perhaps you are a direct descendant of King John and the Magna Charta Barons.  Could you be one of the few that can trace their lineage back to Charlemagne?  Maybe there is a Mayflower Passenger hidden somewhere in your tree.

Debbie Duay, Ph.D. will discuss lineage societies such as Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, National Society Colonial Dames of the XVII Century, and Flagon and Trencher (Descendants of Colonial Tavern keepers), and explain how to find and document an eligible ancestor.

The Genealogical Society of Broward County’s monthly meeting is held at the Alvin Sherman Library. The program begins at 2:30 pm after the GSBC open lab (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, April 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 Second Floor, Lab A.


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