Email not displaying correctly? View it online. | Archive

Letter from the Editor

Welcome to 2014! We trust you and your family had an enjoyable holiday season. Now is the time to get back into the swing of things! The Alvin Sherman Library kicks off its New Year by celebrating Nova Southeastern University's 50th anniversary with a free 2014 calendar. Please come by the first floor circulation desk for your complimentary (while supplies last) 2014 NSU Alvin Sherman Library Calendar. 2014 NSU Alvin Sherman Library Calendar Cover

This month, the Alvin Sherman Library will again offer a host of programs and events for every age group. In addition, each month we feature databases available to you from your home or office computer. As a joint-use facility, you are able to access information otherwise available only to our university family.


Viktor Freso exhibit

  Helene Berr Exhibit National Historic Places Exhbiti


Click on the images below to find useful information contained in databases available from
home with your
Alvin Sherman Library Card.

You'll need your card number located on the card's back to enter the databases


Family fitness











Apply for a library card today









library hours

DirectionsFacebook Twitter YouTube Ask a Librarian




Download E-news (PDF)

Brad Meltzer Author event
Chinese New Year Celebration!Muslim Journeys: A Reading and discussion Series in America's Libraries

Brush border

Raise a Reader @ Sharkey’s Storytime (Ages 3-5 with caregiver)
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Enjoy books, songs & activities that enhance early literacy skills and explore the world online with kid-friendly websites recommended by librarians.
10:30-11:00 AM: Stories & Songs
11:00-11:15 AM: Crafts & Family Literacy University
11:15-11:30 AM: Little Learners’ Computer Lab
January 8 : One World, Many Stories!
January 15 : I Have a Dream!
January 22 : Sleepy Bears!
January 29 : On the Road!
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Raise a Reader@ Little Minnows Storytime!
(Ages 18-36 months with caregiver)
Thursdays,10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Inspire your future reader with stories and songs featuring rhythm, repetition, and rhyme. Raise a Reader: learn about early literacy skills.
10:30-10:50 AM: Stories & Songs        
10:50-11AM: Raise a Reader & Free Play
January 9, 16, 23 (SPECIAL! With Storyteller Lucrece Louisdhon), & 30.
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Afterschool S.T.E.M. (Grades 4-6)
Thursday, January 9, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Join us for fun, creative crafts and activities with a science twist. Pre-registration required, Click here or call 954-262-5477 beginning December 26 at 9 AM
First Floor - Program Room #1017

All Star Storytime (Ages 3-5 with ASD )
Saturday, January 11: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
A special opportunity for parents of children 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, December 30 at 9 am to register your child. Cick here For more information
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Live at the Sherman Library! Alice Rocks Wonderland!
(All ages with caregiver)
Saturday, January 11: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Alice Rocks at the Sherman Library Pump up the volume in this rock musical adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland performed by the Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth. The Live at the Sherman Library series is sponsored by the Charles P. Ferro Foundation.
First Floor - Public Library Services


Wags & Tales (Ages 5-12)
Monday, January 13: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wags & Tales enables children to have fun reading an age-appropriate short story to an Animal Assisted Therapy Dog. Offered in partnership with the Humane Society of Broward County. To reserve your spot,
please call 954-262-5477 or visit the Public Library Services Reference Desk starting Monday, December 30 at 9 AM.
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Live at the Sherman Library! Spectacular Seas Black LightPuppet Show!
(Ages 5 & up)
Saturday, January 18: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Black light show Bob Nathanson’s Puppets to Go will take you on an imaginary voyage into the ocean where you will meet fish, whales, and other sea creatures. This show is performed in complete darkness with puppets and props that glow in the dark. The
Live at the Sherman Library series is sponsored by the Charles P. Ferro Foundation.
Second Floor - Cotilla Gallery

Brad Meltzer Author Event
Saturday, January 18: 3:15 pm
Join us for a presentation by Brad Meltzer, #1 NY Times Bestselling Author and TV Host of Decoded on History Channel.

Brad's brand-new children's book series tells the real life stories of ordinary people who became heroes to us all. Books will be available for purchasing and signing. First Floor.

LEGO Builders Club for Children with Special Needs (Ages 6 and Up)
Thursday, January 16, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Children with special needs can build and create with the library’s LEGOs gaining experience with social interactions while encouraging creativity, cooperative play and fine motor skills. Bring your camera to photograph your child’s creations. To reserve your spot, please call 954-262-5477 or visit the Public Library Services Reference Desk starting starting January 2 at 9 AM.
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Afterschool S.T.E.M. (Grades 1-3)
Thursday, January 23: 4:00 PM -4:45 PM
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Pre-registration required. Register online or call 954-262-5477 starting January 9 at 9 AM.
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Brush border


Chinese Lantern Art (Teens 13-18)
Friday, January 31: 5:30 PM -6:30 PM

Ring in the Year of the Horse! Decorate a paper lantern to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Location: 1017, 1st Floor


Brush border

Film Showing: De Hollywood a Nuremberg
Sunday, January 5: 1:00PM - 3:00 PM

Film: De Hollywood a Nuremberg

A documentary by Christian Delage produced in France in 2012.
Three of the greatest American filmmakers, John Ford, George Stevens and Samuel Fuller, filmed the horrors of World War II including documentation of the liberation of the concentration camps. Their films were used during the Nuremburg Trials as evidence of the atrocities of the war.

The experience of these three war filmmakers is unique in the history of Hollywood. Stevens and Ford ran two special units, one under the authority of General Eisenhower and the other for the OSS (forerunner of the CIA). Fuller was a simple rifleman in the first division of infantry of the U.S. Army who shot footage with his own camera.

This presentation will include a faculty led discussion about the film.
Film running time: 54 minutes. Faculty Presentation: 60 minutes. The film will be shown in English.

Shown in conjuction with the exhibition: Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life.
The exhibition, Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life, was curated by Karen Taïeb and Sophie Nagiscarde, and was designed, created, and circulated by Mémorial de la Shoah (Paris, France) and made possible through the generous support of SNCF.

Dancing Lanterns into the Chinese New Year
Sunday, January 12: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Song, dance and music highlight this performance by the Palm Beach Chinese Performing Arts Group in celebration of Chinese New Year.
Second Floor - Cotilla Gallery

American Promise
Sunday, January 19: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
American Promise POVJoin us for an advanced screening of a Point of View documentary that discusses “issues of race, class, and opportunity”. In American Promise, African-American parents Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson film their son and his friend, who attend one of the country’s most prestigious private schools. American Promise is a Winner of the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV. Running Time: 142 minutes.
Please register online by clicking here or call 954-262-5477.
First Floor - Program Room #1017

Let's Talk About it: Muslim Journeys: A Reading and Discussion Series in America's libraries
Led by Timothy Dixon, J.D., Associate Professor, NSU Farquhar College of Arts and Science
Session 1: Tuesday, January 21; 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Room 2046
When Asia Was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors and Monks Who created "Riches of the East" by Steward Gordon

Brush border

Borrowing E-books
Friday, January 10: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how to search for online resources, download an e-book onto your computer, and transfer that e-book to your device. Prerequisite: An e-mail account and basic computer skills. When you register, please tell us which device you use to read e-books. (Example, Name: John Doe -Sony Reader, Name: Jane Doe - Nook Color) Spaces are limited. Please click here to register or call us at 954-262-5477.
Second Floor - Lab B

Computer Basics for Absolute Beginners
Saturday, January 18, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn basic computer skills in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere.
Spaces are limited. Click here to register or call us at 954-262-5477               Second Floor- Lab B

Tuesday, January 21: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Discover websites that match your selected interests. Prerequisite: Facebook or email account
Spaces are limited. Click here to register or call us at 954-262-5477.
Second Floor - Lab B

Brush border


To unsubscribe send an email to with the words “signoff librarynews” in the body of the message

Subscribe | Unsubscribe

broward county library Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library