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NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Cultural Events for the South Florida Community

 

Photo: Tango From the Streets of Buenos Aires Hispanic Heritage Dance Concert

Photo: Tango From the Streets of Buenos Aires Hispanic Heritage Dance Concert

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center (ASL), will be holding an eclectic variety of free programs and events this year in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place from September 15-October 15 each year. These include an art exhibit, tango concert, Cine Argentino film festival, family-friendly musical performances and creative cultural activities in honor of Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla. 

“The Alvin Sherman Library is not only an amazing resource of information, research and technology for all of Broward County, it also hosts a wealth of cultural activities throughout the year that educate and enrich our residents.  We are pleased to have such diverse events honoring Hispanic Heritage month this year and delight in being able to offer this cultural resource to our community,” said Lydia M. Acosta, vice president for information services and university librarian of NSU

The following programs and events will recognize Hispanic Heritage Month and are free and open to the public:

Nature, Symbolism, Mysticism, and Color Exhibit
A Celebration of Art In Honor of 2013 Hispanic Heritage Month

Artists Featured: Ingrid Kaufmann (Argentina-Swiss), Jorge Cavelier (Colombia), Sebastian Spreng (Argentina)
August 30-October 18, Curated by Adriana Bianco

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Sponsors: Nova Southeastern University (NSU), The Argentine General Consulate of Miami, Art Works, The Republic of Colombia, Broward County Florida, Broward County Florida Cultural Division, The General Consulate of the Republic of Argentina in Miami

Location: Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd Floor-Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery

 

CINE ARGENTINO
Dedicated to Colombia
Commentary by actress & journalist, Adriana Bianco
Location: Carl De Santis Building (business school) Knight Auditorium

 -Soñar No Cuesta Nada
Sept. 8 at 2 p.m.
Based on a true story, this film touches on justice and duty in life.  An Argentine-Colombian collaboration. This film is subtitled in English and is for mature audiences. Directed by Rodrigo

-El Angel del Acordeón
Sept. 15 at 2p.m.
An award-winning, touching film about a child and an accordion. Also features the Colombian musical group, Barrio Abajo. Directed by Maria Camila

-Homenaje a Gabriel García Márquez
Sept. 22 at 2p.m.
This film pays homage to Colombian writer, Gabriel García Márquez

-El Exillo de Gardel
Sept. 29 at 2p.m.
This film pays homage to the famous tango singer Carlos Gardel.  It touches on exile, politics and Argentine history. It also features singer Rodrigo Aragón.  This film is subtitled in English. Directed by Fernando Solanas.

Sponsors: Nova Southeastern University (NSU), The Argentine General Consulate of Miami, Art Works, The Republic of Colombia, Broward County Florida, Broward County Florida Cultural Division, The General Consulate of the Republic of Argentina in Miami

 

Tango from the Streets of Buenos Aires:
Hispanic Heritage Dance Concert
September 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center
Experience the drama of the Tango with live music and authentic dances performed by Oscar Caballero, Roxana Garber, and the Miami Tango Times Dance Company. The concert will include live piano, bass, bandoneon, and violin music.  Directed by conductor Anibal Berraute, with vocals by Cristina Longo. 

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Pick up your tickets with your Alvin Sherman Library card starting Wednesday, August 21 at the Alvin Sherman Library Public Library Services Desk. To sign up for your library card visit www.nova.edu/library/main

 

Sharkey’s Storytime!
Sept 25 and October 9 from 10:30 to 11:30am
Location: Alvin Sherman Library Room 1017
Ages 3 – 5 with caregivers
Enjoy books, songs & activities that enhance early literacy skills and explore the world online with kid-friendly websites recommended by librarians.

 -9/25: ¡Canta, baila, y ríe en la biblioteca!
Sing, dance and read in the library!  Stories and songs in English and Spanish.

 -10/9: Fiesta Fun!
Stories and songs in English and Spanish.

Paco Moreno & Friends: Concert for Children
October 12 from 2 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd Floor-Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery

Paco Moreno & Friends perform music and dances from Spanish-speaking countries throughout the world.  After the performance, children will be invited to play authentic Ecuadorian musical instruments which were handmade by Mr. Moreno.  Come prepared to dance and sing and celebrate Hispanic Heritage!

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About the Library: The Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center—one of the largest library buildings in the state of Florida—is a unique joint-use facility serving the residents of Broward County as well as NSU students, faculty, and staff members. Thanks to an agreement between the Broward County Board of County commissioners and NSU, the Alvin Sherman Library offers traditional public library services as well as the full academic resources of one of the nation’s major independent universities. For more information visit www.nova.edu/library/main

About Nova Southeastern University: About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 300 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with an enrollment of approximately 27,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information visit www.nova.edu

Contact:
Vera Mandilovitch
Office of Public Affairs
Office: 954-262-5309
Cell: 954-882-3570
vmandilovitch@nova.edu

 

 

 

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