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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Nova Southeastern University
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Calling all Franklin Fans: New Exhibit is All About Benjamin & His Search for a Better World – Oct. to Dec. 2011

Get to know the original American patriot, journalist, diplomat, scientist, entrepreneur, inventor, humorist, and philanthropist at FREE exhibit open Oct. 5 through Dec. 2011

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Ever wonder who the real Benjamin Franklin was, and how he helped influence so much of America’s culture? Then don’t miss out on a special series of events in his honor at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, during the upcoming “Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World” exhibition.

The FREE exhibit examines the remarkable life and achievements of one of America’s most beloved personalities. Franklin was a diplomat, journalist, scientist, entrepreneur, inventor, humorist and philanthropist whose wisdom and wit continue to inspire and entertain more than three hundred years after his birth.

The exhibit will run from Oct. 5 through Dec. 2011 in the library’s Second Floor Gallery, at 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd. in Davie. It will include numerous events for Franklin fans of all ages, such as The Real Lives of Revolutionary War Soldiers with Continental and British soldiers in costume on Oct. 30; a Colonial Party with Ben Franklin featuring tea treats, parlor games and old-fashioned crafts on Nov. 19; and a Tavern Night with Ben Franklin for adults on Nov. 19, featuring a Franklin re-enactor and period entertainment.

The exhibit is FREE and open to the public during the following hours:

  • Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Here is the complete schedule of exhibit-related events:

Children & Families:

  • Sharkey’s Storytime Fun: Don’t Forget Your Etiquette!
    Wed. Oct. 19 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., ages 3-5 years with caregiver, FREE

    Ben Franklin believed etiquette was an essential social skill. Enjoy books about being a neater eater and saying please and thank you.
  • Kite Making Workshop
    Sat. Oct. 22 from 2-3:30 p.m., ages 6-9, FREE

    Ben Franklin sure loved flying kites! Learn the art of kite making with artist DiVitto Kelly. Registration is required. Call 954-262-5477 to reserve your spot.
  • Sharkey’s Storytime Fun: Salute the Troops!
    Wed. Nov. 2 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., ages 3-5 years with caregiver, FREE

    Get ready for Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11) and make a card for a vet! Cards will be delivered to the Paralyzed Veterans Association of Florida.
  • Sharkey’s Storytime Fun: Scampering Squirrels
    Wed. Nov. 9 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., ages 3-5 years with caregiver, FREE

    Did you know Ben Franklin had a pet squirrel? Celebrate fall with silly stories and songs about squirrels.
  • Sharkey’s Storytime Fun: Firefighters @ Storytime!
    Wed. Nov. 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., ages 3-5 years with caregiver, FREE

    Ben Franklin was a huge supporter of firefighters, and even created his own company! Enjoy meeting firefighters from the town of Davie, learn about fire safety, and see a real fire truck.*If the firefighters have to leave to respond to an emergency call, we will read books about fire fighters
  • Little Minnows Storytime: Firefighters @ Storytime!
    Thu. Nov. 17 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., ages 1-5 with caregiver, FREE

    Ben Franklin was a huge supporter of firefighters, and even created his own company! Enjoy meeting firefighters from the town of Davie, learn about fire safety, and see a real fire truck.*If the firefighters have to leave to respond to an emergency call, we will read books about fire fighters
  • Come Meet Ben Franklin at a Colonial Party!
    Sat. Nov. 19 from 2 to 3 p.m., ages 7 and older, FREE

    Party like it’s 1765! Explore the Benjamin Franklin exhibit with Benjamin Franklin and learn about everyday life in Colonial America. Enjoy tea treats, play parlor games, and make old-fashioned crafts. Make an old-fashioned quill feather pen and a newspaper pressman’s hat! Meet colonial artists and learn about quilting, hornbooks, and calligraphy. Pre-registration required. Call 954-262-5477 to reserve your spot.
  • Sharkey’s Storytime Fun: Turkey Tales
    Wed. Nov. 23 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., ages 3-5 years with caregiver, FREE

    Get ready for Thanksgiving with tales about turkeys, including I’m a Turkey by Jim Arnosky and Gobble, Gobble Crash! by Julie Stiegmeyer. Make your own Thanksgiving centerpiece!
  • Sharkey’s Storytime Fun: Inventions & Imagination
    Wed. Nov. 30 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., ages 3-5 years with caregiver, FREE

    Celebrate Ben Franklin, one of American’s most famous creative thinkers and inventors, with a storytime about imagination and inventions!

Adults:

  • Lunch and Learn Series
    Thu. Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, Dec. 8, from noon to 1 p.m. FREE

    Bring your lunch and learn! Featuring NSU speakers on the life, work and impact of Benjamin Franklin.
  • Culture Vultures: Virtuosity and the Violin
    Sun. Oct. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Second Floor Gallery, FREE

    Violinist Monty Bloom showcases his brilliant technique and sweet, powerful sound in a program encompassing music written throughout the golden age of the violin, including music by Wieniawski, Sarasate and Kreisler.
  • 15th Annual Slightly Used Book Sale
    Thu. Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Fri. Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Sat. Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Pre-owned textbooks, fiction, nonfiction, hardcover, paperbacks, children’s books, CDs, DVDs and video cassettes. Cash and checks only.
  • The Real Lives of Revolutionary War Soldiers
    Sun. Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. in the Second Floor Gallery, FREE

    Discover the different lifestyles, equipment and uniforms of a Continental soldier and a British soldier during the American Revolution. A presentation by local re-enactors Robert, John and Cathy Feeney.
  • Tavern Night with Ben Franklin
    Sat. Nov. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Second Floor Gallery

    The Alvin Sherman Library’s Circle of Friends invite you to imbibe and dine with Benjamin Franklin, America’s first journalist, printer, politician, sage, scientist, diplomat, raconteur, iconoclast, ladies man and, most of all, patriot. Presentation by reenactor, Art Yeaman. Complimentary for Circle of Friends members. $20 for non-members and guests of members

For more information on any of the events listed above, please visit www.nova.edu/library/main or call 954-262-5477. For more information about the exhibit, please call 954-262-4613.

About the Library: The Alvin Sherman Library is a joint-use facility, which is the result of an innovative agreement between NSU and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. The five-story Library, Research, and Information Technology Center is Florida’s largest library building at 325,000 square feet. It serves the residents of and those who work in Broward County, as well as NSU students, faculty, and staff members. For more information visit www.nova.edu/library/main/. To sign up for a library card, visit www.nova.edu/library/card.

About Nova Southeastern University: Located in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited Florida University dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs of distinction from preschool through the professional and doctoral levels. NSU has more than 29,000 students and is the eighth largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally. The University awards associate’s, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, specialist, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, early childhood, psychology and other social sciences.  Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU was also awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification in 2010 for the University’s significant commitment to and demonstration of community engagement.   For more information about NSU visit www.nova.edu.

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