NSU Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Live at the Sherman: Free Family Concert with 3-time GRAMMY Nominee Brady Rymer!

We invite you to join us for a special livestreamed concert Sunday, September 13, 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. on the NSU Alvin Sherman Library’s Facebook page — www.facbeook.com/AlvinShermanLibrary — where individuality is celebrated and kindness wins the day. Brady Rymer’s rootsy, accordion-laced pop and rock music regularly wins critical acclaim and national awards including three Children’s GRAMMY nominations as well as numerous Parents’ Choice Gold and NAPPA (National Parenting Publications) Gold Awards, and has garnered him a growing fan base of enthusiastic families. Find out more about Brady on his website: www.bradyrymer.com LIVE @ the Sherman! explores the excitement of interactive fine-arts through music, theater and dance; recommended for ages 6 and up. This free series for children and families is generously funded by the Rockley Family Foundation. Can’t join us live? No worries! For your convenience, concerts are available for 1-month after the event.

Save the dates for our next Live at the Sherman family concerts! For more info on all our free programs for children, teens and adults, please visit lib.nova.edu/plsvirtual
Sunday, October 18, 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Matthew Sabatella’s Great American Folk Song Singalong
Saturday, November 7, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Family Concert with GRAMMY Winner Tim Kubart

 

Photo credit: Jayme Thornton

 

Live at the Sherman: Matthew Sabatella’s Great American Folk Song Sing-Along
Take a trip into America’s past as we sing folk songs together and hear stories about the people who created them on Sunday, October 18, 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Enjoy this special pre-recorded performance featured on the NSU Alvin Sherman Library’s Facebook page – www.facbeook.com/AlvinShermanLibrary — and YouTube channel. Matthew Sabatella will play a variety of instruments and sing songs that were born in the United States from the mix of people who came from around the world to live here. Learn more about the artist: www.ramblingstringband.com 
LIVE @ the Sherman! explores the excitement of interactive fine-arts through music, theater and dance; recommended for ages 6 and up. This free series for children and families is generously funded by the Rockley Family Foundation. Can’t join us live? No worries! For your convenience, concerts are available for 1-month after the event.

Save the date for our next Live at the Sherman family concert! For more info on all our free programs for children, teens and adults, please visit lib.nova.edu/plsvirtual
Saturday, November 7, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Family Concert with GRAMMY Winner Tim Kubart

 

Photo credit: Arlin Geyer

 

 

Live at the Sherman: Family Concert with GRAMMY Winner Tim Kubart
Tim Kubart, GRAMMY award winning musician and host of the only live morning show for preschoolers, “The Sunny Side Up Show,” on NBCUniversal’s Sprout channel, has written songs for Sesame Street, played tambourine for Postmodern Jukebox, performed at thousands of sold-out shows across the country and stars in a 30-minute concert filmed exclusively for the NSU Alvin Sherman Library. Hailed as a kindie breakout star and known for infusing children’s music with a pop sensibility and heartfelt sound that moves your feet and touches your heart, Tim won the 2016 GRAMMY Award for Best Children’s Album. Learn more about the artist: www.timkubart.com

This special pre-recorded concert will be featured on the NSU Alvin Sherman Library’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/AlvinShermanLibrary — and YouTube channel.
LIVE @ the Sherman! explores the excitement of interactive fine-arts through music, theater and dance; recommended for ages 6 and up. This free series for children and families is generously funded by the Rockley Family Foundation. Can’t join us live? No worries! For your convenience, concerts are available for 1-month after the event.

For more info on all our free programs for children, teens and adults, please visit lib.nova.edu/plsvirtual

 

 

Full STEAM Ahead presents My First Fine Arts: Latin GRAMMY Nominee Sonia De Los Santos

Join us on Saturday, September 26, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. as Latin-GRAMMY nominee Sonia De Los Santos shares songs in Spanish and English in a special pre-recorded concert for preschool children (ages 3 – 5 years) exclusively for the NSU Alvin Sherman Library via our YouTube channel and Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AlvinShermanLibrary  Sonia is inspired by various Latin American rhythms including son jarocho, cumbia, gaita, currulao and huayno hailing from Mexico, Colombia and Peru as well as the North American folk traditions from the United States. Messages of joyful community music making and cultural bridge building will inspire and excite children and grown-ups of all backgrounds. Click here for a sneak peek of Sonia’s sound with her Sonia en Casa series. My First Fine-Arts is generously funded by PNC Bank’s Grow Up Great initiative. This series is designed for children ages 3 – 5. Can’t join us live? No worries! For your convenience, concerts are available for 1-month after the event.

Save the date for our next My First Fine Arts event! For more info on all our free programs for children, teens and adults, please visit lib.nova.edu/plsvirtual
Saturday, October 24, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Music and Art – música y arte – with Mi Amigo Hamlet

Photo Credit: Krysta Brayer

 

Full STEAM Ahead presents My First Fine Arts: Music and Art – música y arte – with Mi Amigo Hamlet
On Saturday, October 24, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. visit the NSU Alvin Sherman Library’s Facebook page — www.facebook.com/AlvinShermanLibrary —  to enjoy a bilingual enrichment program for early childhood that incorporates Spanish and English songs to explore music and art with Mi Amigo Hamlet, a Guatemalan-born artist, producer, songwriter and musician. Hamlet will curate a multimedia experience around his song, Azul, introducing the primary colors. Hamlet’s sound, a unique integration of Latin and world music influences, and his years of experience in the fields of early childhood and fine-arts, make him uniquely qualified to introduce preschool-age children to art, music and more. Learn more about the artist: www.miamigohamlet.com

 

My First Fine-Arts is generously funded by PNC Bank’s Grow Up Great initiative. This series is designed for children ages 3 – 5. Can’t join us live? No worries! For your convenience, concerts are available for 1-month after the event. For more info on all our free programs for children, teens and adults, please visit lib.nova.edu/plsvirtual

 

 

Photo Credit: Conrad Quitoviera

Canciones y Cuentos, Songs and Stories

Every Thursday this fall, families explore a joyous blend of traditional and original songs and new interpretations of folktales in English and Spanish with award-winning, internationally-touring family musician and teaching artist Alina Celeste in a special livestream performance on the NSU Alvin Sherman Library’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AlvinShermanLibrary  This program will align with Sunshine State Standards for Music and World Languages for kindergarten through 3rd grade, and Alina will suggest extension ideas that will align with visual arts standards (among others) as well. Learn more about the artist: www.alinaceleste.com This program is made possible with the generous support of the Erwin and Barbara Mautner Charitable Foundation.

Can’t join us live? No worries! For your convenience, these videos will be available after the event on the NSU Alvin Sherman Library Facebook page. For more info on all our free programs for children, teens and adults, please visit lib.nova.edu/plsvirtual

Photo Credit: Conrad Quitoviera

 

 

The Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center Invites You to a Discussion on “John Lewis: Good Trouble”

This month, remember the life and legacy of the Freedom Rider and Congressman, Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree and the conscience of a nation – Representative John Lewis. Join audiences from across the country for a nationwide watch of the riveting new documentary “John Lewis: Good Trouble” followed by a live virtual panel featuring the film’s director and civil rights advocates.

 

Good Trouble: A Virtual Cinema & Online Panel Discussion

Mon, Sep. 21 | 7:00 P.M.

RENT THE FILM

First, rent the film here anytime now through September 21.
This rental allows you exclusive access to two other videos: Film of an interview Congressman Lewis gave to Oprah Winfrey shortly before his death earlier this year, as well as a one-hour panel, recorded in July, between the film’s director, Dawn Porter, and two of the other original Freedom Riders, Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton.
Your rental also includes a $5 donation to the Broward Center’s
Road to Recovery Fund.

Then, join us for a live virtual panel on Sep 21 at 7:00 PM
with director Dawn Porter, Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark, NJ, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Director of the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project, and Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. US Senator from New Jersey, Cory Booker, will provide opening remarks.

Register for the live virtual panel here.
(Interactive Zoom session limited to 10,000 participants; if the panel is full,
you can still watch the discussion on our Facebook Live feed.)

Join The Marine Environmental Education Center Webinar Series

The Marine Environmental Education Center has always striven to bring the ocean to the classroom! In this webinar series, we will be collaborating with different marine scientists to cover a variety of environmental topics every Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm. These webinars are appropriate for students ages 10 and up, but all are welcome! Just click the link at the scheduled time to join.
Email us at meec@nova.edu with any questions!

 

*LIVE* The Lingering Lionfish
Carley Todd
September 3, 2020   1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Carley grew up in Long Island, NY surrounded by water. She achieved her BS in Biology from Salisbury University on the eastern shore of Maryland and has worked a variety of environmental education positions, both marine and aground. She is currently the MEEC’s Education Coordinator, and this week will conduct a LIVE presentation on the invasive Lionfish, including a dissection! Join us to learn about the Lionfish and their anatomy!

Link: https://nova.zoom.us/j/95651413704?from=msft

 

How Seafood Choices Impact Ocean Health
Sarah Curry
September 8, 2020   1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Sarah grew up playing with crawfish in Louisiana, which propelled her aquatic career. She was SCUBA/dive certified at age 14, and after college, worked on commercial fishing boats as a fisheries observer. She is also the founder of Sereia films (Sereia meaning “mermaid” in Portuguese). Join us this week to discuss how human seafood dietary choices effect our oceanic health!

Link: https://nova.zoom.us/j/97296581974?from=msft

 

Mangrove Ecosystems
Jenny Smith
September 10, 2020   1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Jenny is a Professional Wetland Scientist who was enrolled in the first graduating class of Jupiter High School’s Environmental Research and Field Studies Academy (JERFSA) magnet program in Palm Beach County. She then obtained a BS in Environmental Science at the University of Florida and a Masters in Business Administration at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Join us this week as Jenny discusses the importance of Mangrove Ecosystems!

Link: https://nova.zoom.us/j/95460793364?from=msft

 

Shorebirds
Audrey Albrecht
September 15, 2020   1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Audrey grew up in Connecticut and in college studied Wildlife Conservation Biology at the University of Rhode Island. She currently works with shorebird and sea turtle species on the beach, emphasizing conservation awareness. As the MEEC is turtle-focused, we welcome all to Sarah’s enlightening discussion on shorebirds this week!

Link: https://nova.zoom.us/j/96997587459?from=msft

 

Sea Turtles Do What??
Rebecca Mott
September 15, 2020   1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Rebecca is a Fort Lauderdale native whose passion for the ocean was fostered from a young age. Once in college studying Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida, she learned of Florida’s sea turtle species habitation, which amplified her reverence for all sea turtle species and propelled her career. Her mission is to bring sea turtle research to the public, with a focus on classroom education. Join us this week as Rebecca discusses how sea turtle conservation is essential for marine ecosystems!

Link: https://nova.zoom.us/j/95203233414?from=msft

 

Lesser Known Sharks
Paul Clerkin
September 17, 2020   1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Paul grew up in Sacramento, California and attended Sacramento City College at 14; in 2007, he transferred to Cornell to earn his BS degree, which he finished in 2009. After obtaining his BS, he spent a year working in Alaska, where he learned a great deal about commercial fishing and sampling deign. He received his MS from Moss Landing Marine Labs, and is now starting his PhD at VIMS, studying lesser known shark species. He has also been fortunate to be featured on Discovery Shark Week and work with the FAO/UN in different countries. Join us this week as Paul discusses deep sea sharks!

Link: https://nova.zoom.us/j/92053757312?from=msft

 

Knowing the World – The History & Importance of Taxonomy
Matthew J. Scripter
September 24, 2020   1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Matthew is an environmental consultant that focuses on marine ecosystems and freshwater insects. He is a Florida native, born to migrant workers who has spent his life as an avid angler in upstate NY and south Florida. He graduated with a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Marine Biology from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL. He’s also wrestled alligators, hugged sharks, caught venomous snakes, bats, & monitor lizards, and loves to identify tiny animals under the microscope! Join us this week as Matthew discusses Taxonomy!

Link: https://nova.zoom.us/j/97492920093?from=msft

 

Freshwater Turtle Research & the Implications on the Current Illegal Pet Trade
Mike Mills
September 29, 2020   1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Mike is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. He studied sea turtles in Costa Rica, King Cobras in Thailand, and for the last year has been studying Box Turtles in Florida. He is currently receiving his MS in Conservation Biology at University of South Florida, using the Florida box turtle project. Join us this week as Mike discusses freshwater turtle research and what his findings imply regarding the illegal pet trade!

Link: https://nova.zoom.us/j/98885767535?from=msft

 

NSU Alvin Sherman Library Presents: YOU GOT THIS! Virtual Workshops 

Presented by the NSU Alvin Sherman Library and sponsored by SunTrust Foundation, these workshops are designed to inspire and educate you to become financially successful.

Reserve your spot at lib.nova.edu/yougotthis. Zoom link will follow in an email before each program.

 

Social Media for Business
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Social media is not rocket science but does take commitment and a game plan. Learn from media experts on how to implement a social strategy to grow you audience, humanize your brand and increase customer engagement. Holly Svekis, Director of Premium Accounts, for the Sun Sentinel will take you through a journey of basic social media platforms, how to begin incorporating best practices, avoid pit falls and build a blueprint for a successful social game plan.

 

SEO, the Hidden Secret to Your Online Success
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Learn to leverage people looking for your business. Search Engine Optimization is a digital marketing channel that allows you to attract website visitors who are searching for your goods and services on search engines like Google and Bing. Discover the theory and basics of this strategy that can contribute to your success as a business owner. Learn from the experts at Lamark Media.

 

9th Entrepreneur Summit Virtual Conference

NSU is proud to partner with Hispanic Unity of Florida’s (HUF) 2020 Entrepreneur Summit. The learning and networking event showcases the variety of businesses that contribute to South Florida’s economy. In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s E-Summit will be conducted as a virtual event.

Components of this year’s E-Summit will be held every Wednesday in August from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For a complete schedule and to register for the virtual sessions, visit: www.hufesummit.org.

NSU Art Museum Launches Online Collection with Access to Over 2,000 Works

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale today announced the launch of the first phase of its new online collection catalogue that offers unprecedented access to over 2,000 of the 7,500 objects in its permanent collection. Now accessible on the NSU Art Museum website, nsuartmuseum.org, the online collection is part of the Museum’s efforts to enhance its digital resources and make them widely available to the public, scholars and students.

 “With our new online collection we are opening our doors even wider and inviting the world to explore the exceptional scope and depth of NSU Art Museum,” said Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator. “During the 1970s, the founders of the Museum sought to represent South Florida’s diversity in the art works collected and exhibited. The collection continued to grow with this goal in mind.”

 Today, NSU Art Museum is known for its significant collection of Latin American art, contemporary art with an emphasis on women, Black and Latinx artists, and African art that spans the 19th to the 21st-century, as well as works by American artist William Glackens, Danish artists who resisted German occupation during World War II and the international CoBrA group of artists that emerged in the war’s wake. The Museum draws from its collection for exhibitions exploring issues that resonate with the South Florida community and contribute to productive discussions that address identity, inequalities and injustices, encourage empathy and compassion, and inspire wonder.  

 The online site features a searchable database of a wide variety of media, along with curator notes, exhibition histories and bibliographic information. Visitors can submit their own search criteria or choose to browse among works displayed. They can also send queries directly from object pages to NSU Art Museum’s curatorial department. The Museum’s curatorial staff will continue adding entries to the online collection catalogue over the next two years.

 NSU Art Museum’s online collection is made possible thanks to support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sansom Foundation, Stanley and Pearl Goodman, Linda Marks, and Joan and Stephen Marks.

 Image credits (l to r): William J. Glackens, Sledding in Central Park, c. 1912. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale; bequest of Ira D. Glackens. Philip Guston, Afloat, 1975. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale; gift of Musa Guston. Mickalene Thomas, Portrait of Mama Bush 1, 2010. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale; promised gift of David Horvitz and Francie Bishop Good. Wifredo Lam, Sans titre (Untitled), 1959. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale; promised gift of Pearl and Stanley Goodman.

 

NSU Clinic Offering Online COVID-19 Support Groups

If you are feeling stressed out by COVID-19, free online support groups are available from one of the clinics at the College of Psychology’s Psychology Services Center. The support groups, which meet on Zoom, are offered by the Healthy Lifestyles Guided Self-Change Clinic (GSC).

For additional information about the support groups, please call (954) 262-5922. For information on other GSC programs, visit https://www.nova.edu/gsc/.

The Alvin Sherman Library to Host Happy Hour Book Club

Book Club host Happy Hour for adventurous readers.

Grab your favorite drink or snack and join Sarah the Librarian for an entertaining hour of books and games. We’ll discuss a new book each month – from spooky ghost stories, to exciting space operas, to spicy romance novels, and more genres beyond your imagination. Cheers to a literary good time!

June’s book is Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.  Registered participants will receive a Zoom meeting invite via email prior to the event date.

 To join or learn more about the Book Club @ NSU Alvin Sherman Library, visit http://nsufl.libguides.com/bookclub

https://nova.libcal.com/calendar/websitecalendar/bookclubhh

NSU Alvin Sherman Library’s Summer Reading Program for 2020 Goes Digital

NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library is pleased to once again offer the Summer Reading Program for Kids, Teens and Adults. Sign up today, track your reading, participate in lots of fun programming, and earn rewards! You can register as an individual, family, class or group and log activity separately for each reader. Everyone will receive a prize pack upon completion of the program.  Why delay the fun – sign up now! Happy Reading!

For more information and to register, please click here.

The Alvin Sherman Library to Host Library 101: Fake News

Getting reliable news is always important, and is especially so in an election year.

In this 30 minute workshop on June 11 at 4:00 p.m., we will:

  • identify common traits of Fake News
  • discuss the real-world impact of Fake News
  • practice using the SIFT method for evaluating news

Click here to register for this event.

This workshop is part of the Library 101 Workshop Series.

This session will be recorded. The recording will be uploaded to the library’s workshops page within a week of the live session.

Here’s the link:  https://nova.libcal.com/event/6719103

Workshops page link: https://sherman.library.nova.edu/sites/workshops-and-instruction/

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