Black History Month: Events

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Wikipedia Editathon: Caribbean Culture

Saturday 02/03/18, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate and learn about the rich culture of the Caribbean by using library resources to enhance Wikipedia articles. Learn how to become a Wikipedia editor, from setting up your user account to evaluating sources to use as citations. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, Lab A, 2nd Floor. Call 954-262-5477

SHARKEY’S STORYTIME SPECIAL: Celebrate African Music and Culture with Positively Africa!

Tuesday 02/07/18, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Have fun with the African fusion band, Positively Africa, as they share songs, dances and stories of Africa. Julius and Julia Sana, founders of Positively Africa, will perform authentic songs, dances and stories from the Luo and Zigua tribes of Africa. Stay after the performance to experience hands-on exploration of authentic instruments and homemade toys from Africa.  This free program is for children of all ages with caregiver. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, Public Library Services, First Floor. Call 954-262-5477.   Recommended for children of all ages

Jazz in the Gallery

Saturday 02/18/18, 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

We are celebrating Black History Month with an explosion of jazz music performed by the Broward College Jazz Combo.  Location: Alvin Sherman Library, Cotilla Gallery, 2nd Floor. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.

‘Let’s Speak Truth’ Poetry and Spoken Word Night

Friday 03/02/18, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Audre Lorde wrote, “Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives.” Poetry is an intimate affair and the best way to experience it is to see it performed in person. Come out and listen to MC Quick the Poet as well as local spoken word artists and poets during this celebration of creativity. Sponsored by the Alvin Sherman Library and NSU’s Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, Cotilla Gallery, 2nd Floor. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.



Back to Black: African Diaspora Influences in Art and Culture

Grand Opening Reception Thursday, February 8, 2018 6:30-8:30PM

This year’s exhibition, “Back to Black: African Diaspora Influences in Art and Culture” features representations of black cultural experiences by artists of African descent. Opening Reception will be held in the Don Taft University Center and includes music, entertainment, a fashion show, and more. The exhibition, which runs through March 12, will be unveiled at 8:00 pm in the Alvin Sherman Library, Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery. Sponsored by the NSU Division of Public Relations & Marketing Communications.   To RSVP, visit   For more information call 954-262-5357.  

Located in the Cotilla Gallery.

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