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.

Dive into the Deep Black Sea – Wednesday, April 17, 2019

We are heading into the deep blue sea with Tracey Sutton, Ph.D., of Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Nova Southeastern University.  He’ll share his research experience with us from  the surface of the sea to the perpetually dark abyss.  You’ll  come face to face with the strange lifeforms living there. Discover how animals have adapted to their environment, and how humans are altering it.

5:30 pm: Reception– RSVP by Apr. 10                                                            Complimentary for Circle of Friends Members, $20 pp for non-members

7:00 pm: Free Program at – RSVP by Apr. 16

Reservations required: RSVP to

NSU Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center
8000 N. Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, FL 33004
For directions to the Oceanographic Center click here or call  954-262-4593



Storyfest March 10, 2019

Circle of Friends for the NSU Alvin Sherman Library is proud to once again be a sponsor of this year’s Storyfest. Join us with your children or grandchildren for an exciting day of family fun, or register to be a volunteer! Just click on the image above for more information.

Circle of Friends Presents The Nights of Our Lives: Why We Sleep & Dream – Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019

Join us for an eye opening evening as Dr. Tartar shares her research findings about sleep and dreams with us.

Meet and greet reception at 5:30 pm
Complimentary for Circle of Friends members
$20 for non-members
Reservations required – RSVP by Feb. 13, 2019
To register for the reception and free program, please click here.

Free public program follows at 7 pm
Reservations required – RSVP by Feb. 19
To register for the free program only click here.

Parking in the Library garage is $1/hr.

For more information: 954-262-4593 /

Thanksgiving 2018

We are grateful for our Circle of Friends members!

The NSU Alvin Sherman Library will be closed November 22 – 23 for the Thanksgiving Holiday and will resume operation on Saturday, November 24, 2018.