“TEE-OFF” For Fun!

Save The Date!

It was such a success last year, we’re bringing it back !  Get ready to Tee-Off” at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library. GOLFERS OF ALL AGES can have fun tackling an 18-hole mini golf course with a children’s classic books theme.

All proceeds help fund early childhood literacy programs, furniture, technology and research materials.

Are you a Craft Beer Lover?

Join us for Circle of Friend’s special event, Books and Brews on October 23rd from 4 – 7 p.m.  We’ll be featuring Funky Buddha’s Floridian Wheat, Vibin and Hopgun craft beers!  Thanks Funky Buddha.  If you are interested in learning more about craft beers, download this month’s edition of Beer and Brewing, available free from Flipster.

Books and Brews

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

NSU Faculty/Staff and Students are invited to join the Circle of Friends at Books & Brews, their highly anticipated fall event. While enjoying your complimentary food and drink, become a COF member for an annual contribution of $25.

You’ll support the library’s many educational programs, art exhibits, collaborative learning spaces, and much more.

Sign up or renew your current membership by October 23rd and receive a FREE COF tote bag! Additionally, you’ll be entered to win a certificate to a private wine tasting hosted by Total Wine – a $500 value!

  • FREE admission to COF Members, NSU Faculty/Staff and NSU Students.
  • $25 for non-members) Includes 1 free drink.
  • The fair market value of goods and services provided is $15.00 per individual.

RSVP: lib.nova.edu/BB or 954-262-4593

All for a good cause.

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


Generously sponsored by:          


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.
  • The fair market value of goods and services provided is $15.00 per individual.

RSVP: lib.nova.edu/BB or 954-262-4593

All for a good cause.

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

Generously sponsored by:

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.


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.

We’re transporting you back in time.

Back by popular demand, historian, actress Betty Steinshouer transforms into Harriet Beecher Stowe and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings in her engaging production of Florida at War: A Living History.  Come early and join our Friends group for cocktails and appetizers.  Your $20 per person cover charge helps the NSU Alvin Sherman Library.  Click here to RSVP.   Just want to come to the show?  It’s free and open to the public but we ask that you RSVP by clicking here.