September Events at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library

This September, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, mark your calendars for the following events:
Cine Argentino 2019 Film Festival: Dedicated to Argentina and France
Sundays, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join us for a series of 4 internationally acclaimed films every Sunday in September. Argentine actress and journalist Adriana Bianco will introduce and provide commentary in Spanish about the films.
Sept. 8: A Tout De Suite (Subtitles in English) Opening Reception following the film
Sept. 15: Inseperables (Subtitles in English)
Sept. 22: Facundo Cabral (Subtitles in English)
Sept. 29. La Película del Rey( No Subtitles)

Movies will be shown at the Don Taft University Center Performance Theatre, 3301 College Ave.

Art Expression of France and Argentina EXHIBIT

Books and Brews

Come join the Circle of Friends for a special PRESALE DAY EVENT featuring Drinks, Conversation and Books at the 28th Semi-Annual Used Book Sale.  Proceeds raised help improve library services for the public and NSU communities!

Wednesday, October 23, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. 

  • FREE admission to COF Members, NSU Faculty/Staff and NSU Students.
  • $25 for non-members) Includes 1 free drink.

RSVP: or 954-262-4593

All for a good cause.

(Must be 21 + years of age and show proper ID.)

Sherman’s Golf in the Library

Themed after some of our favorite class children’s books, Sherman’s Golf in the Library, saw more than 300 people over the two day event.  Day one featured cocktails, music and dinner for sponsors and invited guests.  Day two was open to the public.  From the Wizard of Oz to Jumanji and Winnie the Pooh, the Library came to life with families enjoying 18 holes of mini-golf inside the cool air conditioning.  Sherman Golf in the Library was the Circle of Friends largest fundraising event of the year.  Thank you to our sponsors and guests and to the NSU Library staff who used their tremendous creativity to build 18 holes enjoyed by all.


Circle of Friends Annual Meeting

The Circle of Friends for the NSU Alvin Sherman Library held it’s annual meeting on Wednesday, May 1st highlighting the groups’ many accomplishments and electing its new Board.  At that meeting, the members of the COF elected its  FY 19-20 Circle of Friends Board of Directors:

Executive Board: Peter Woolf, President, Charles Morton, Vice President, Ann Porterfield, Secretary, Daniel Fleischer, Treasurer and Ronnie Oller, Immediate Past President.  New Board members include:  Vilma Lopez,  Tony DuBose, and  Peter Garcia.  Returning  Board Members: Luis Muriel, Nalene Baker, Janet Speth, Sharon Berry, Adolfo Cotilla, Bonnie Lippman, Greg McDermott, Rona Levitt, Tom Zimmerman, Diane Klein and  Jim Hutchens, VP for Information Services and University Librarian.

The meeting also included a presentation by Ronnie Shashoua, a NSU University School student and program leader for girls in Robotics, a pilot program sponsored by the Circle of Friends  in collaboration with the NSU Alvin Sherman Library, University School and South Florida Girl Scouts.  Ms. Shashoua shared with the audience the importance of offering STEM programs at an early age to girls to insure their participation later in life.


Circle of Friends Annual Meeting

Join us for a celebration of the Circle of Friends’ achievements of this past year, and the installation of incoming board members and officers.

Keynote Speaker Ronnie Shashoua, University School student and program leader for Girls in Robotics, a pilot program in collaboration with the NSU Alvin Sherman Library, University School & South Florida Girl Scouts.  Light refreshments will be served.

To register or for more information, please email us by clicking here or call 954-262-4593, or to register, click on the image below.

Life in the Deep Dark Sea

Join Dr. Tracey Sutton for a tour at the NSU Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center of the perpetually dark abyss, and come face to face with the strange lifeforms living there!

5:30 pm:   Reception, RSVP by Apr.1,
Members Free/ $20 pp non-members
7:00 pm:  Free program, RSVP by April 16

RSVP: lib.nova.ed/sea

Circle of Friends Book Sale

As a Circle of Friends member, you receive  priority entry to the NSU semi-annual Alvin Sherman Library Book Sale.  There’s lots of gently used books for young and adult readers! Cookbooks, fiction, non-fiction and more.  Just one more benefit of your membership.

Building a Better Library


The NSU Alvin Sherman Library is undergoing some exciting upgrades, thanks to two very generous donors.  Circle of Friends’ board members, Ann Porterfield (Board Secretary), and Peter Woolf (Vice President) along with his wife Fran are the first to help us update two of our 23 study rooms. The revamp is starting with new and improved furniture and the latest technology to enhance the patron’s experience. Each room has a 40” TV display which lets patrons connect their laptops or wirelessly to share and work collaboratively with others.

The Study Rooms in the NSU Alvin Sherman Library are one of the most requested and used facilities by students and patrons. These upgrades will truly enhance our students’ and community patrons’ experiences. For more information about how you too can make a difference and update a NSU Alvin Library study room, please contact Diane Klein, Director of Development at / 954-262-2171.

The Power of Today’s Glass Lecture and Reception- Sunday, April 7, 2019

Circle of Friends of the NSU Alvin Sherman Library invites you to The Power of Glass, a lecture on art glass by Davira S. Taragin. Writer, author, lecturer and curator, Ms. Taragin is one of the country’s foremost experts on art glass.

The event is in honor of Joan and Milton Baxt.  Mrs. Baxt was a lover of art glass who also served on the Board of the Circle of Friends and was a strong supporter of the library through her time and philanthropy.

Free and open to the public.  Please RSVP to: or 954-262-4593.  Reception generously sponsored by The Division of  Advancement and Community Relations. 

Meet Irit Schaffer, Author of Good Blood, Tuesday, April 2nd

Author of Good Blood: A Journey of Healing and daughter of Holocaust survivors, Irit shares her awakening to the reality of miracles and the direct connection of our mind to our physical, emotional and spiritual well being… and how letting go lets the healing in.

Book sale and signing.

Free and open to the public. RSVP: or call 954-262-4593

Presented by the NSU College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ Department of Conflict Resolution Studies and Graduate Student Government and the NSU Alvin Sherman Library.