Brad Meltzer Launches His Newest Book!


A priceless book, hidden in a corpse. A family secret, handed down through generations. And a woman with no memory of her past. #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer returns with his new novel THE HOUSE OF SECRETS.

Light refreshments will be served.

We get by with a little help from our Friends!

The Circle of Friends for the NSU Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center hosted its Annual Gala and Fundraising event last Saturday, May 14th, to recognize outgoing board members, and to install new board members and officers.

Outgoing board members Laurence Maurer, President, and Rona Levitt were recognized for their devoted service. Circle of Friends also elected new additions to its Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 fiscal year: Karla Avecillas, Chuck Malkus, Greg McDermott, Charles Morton, Maggie Rogers and Janet Speth. Elected for office were Michael Greenberg as President, Lorraine C. Hoffmann as Vice-President, Ann Porterfield as Secretary, and Peter Woolf as Treasurer. Additional board members include Joan Baxt, Adolfo J. Cotilla, Jr., Jana Hanbury, Donna Horkey, Ronnie Oller, Gilbert Young, M.D., and Thomas Zimmerman. Ex-Officio Board members include Lydia Acosta, Elaine Blattner and Luis Muriel.

The evening began with almost 120 attendees enjoying cocktails and appetizers, followed by the Annual Meeting and dinner. Then, guests were treated to a performance by Across the Universe, a Beatles tribute band. The night ended on a sweet musical note with a parting gift from Hoffman’s Chocolates.

Underwriting was generously provided by Peter and Fran Woolf, Susie and Larry Maurer, Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla, Mike Moskowitz and Crawford Tracey Corporation. Many thanks to all the generous underwriting for their kind support.

Circle of Friends Annual Gala and Fundraiser

Circle of Friends Annual Gala and Fundraiser

The Circle of Friends for the NSU Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center is hosting its Annual Gala and Fundraiser to recognize outgoing board members, and to install new board members and officers.

Come together with the Circle of Friends on Saturday, May 14 while you rock to the sounds of the “Beatles” with live entertainment from the Across the Universe band.  Enjoy cocktails and dinner with great company and amazing chance auction prizes. Proceeds from this event benefit the Alvin Sherman Library.

$125 per person or $1,000 for a table of 10. You can register online by May 6 at

For more information, please call 954-262-4627, or email

Pink Powder Exhibition

Pink Powder brings together a group of artists whose work addresses the female form with an unapologetic intensity. Imagery varying from the quiet and ponderous to the raw and rebellious subvert the traditional role of the female muse within the canons of art history, literature and popular culture. Works ranging from painting and photography to neon and fiber-based works express an openness and agency towards action; The viewer is confronted with fantasies of revisionist history, personal or otherwise, which unabashedly expose the romantic, self-indulgent and at times morbid desires of the female subject. Artists in the exhibition: Kaye Donachie, Tracey Emin, Naomi Fisher, Ana Mendieta, Birgit Megerle, Christoph Ruckhaberle.

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Free and open to the public    954-262-4613
For more information, contact Nora Quinlan at
Cotilla Gallery hours:  Monday through Thursday, 9 AM – 9PM
Saturday, 9 AM – 8 PM and Sunday, 11 AM – 9 PM

Thank you for being a Friend.

This past year, your generous memberships and donations helped fund the Circle of Friends Collaborative Study Room at the Alvin Sherman Library.  Located on the 3rd floor, this is  a new kind of study room, one which offers people to work collaboratively on projects.  The room is open to the NSU community and the public.  collaborative-study-room

Do you Love Comics?

Look what we just added!  Now you can use your Alvin Sherman Library card to access thousands of digital graphic novels, comic books and manga from virtually any mobile device, tablet or PC.  At the Library, home or on the go!