Upcoming Events at NSU: Mystery writers, Pulitzer Prize-winner, and a WWII lecture series

Mystery Writers Jilliane Hoffman & Deborah Sharp Visit NSU Library as Part of 2009 Author Series

The Circle of Friends of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center has announced the group’s 2009 Author Series: Mystery Uncovered. Join the Circle of Friends for these upcoming literary events:

  • Jilliane Hoffman, author of Plea of Insanity
    Tuesday, Nov. 10
    5:30-6:30 p.m. – Reception with the author, open to Circle of Friends members only.
    6:30-7:30 p.m. – Author discussion and book signing, open to the public.
  • Deborah Sharp, author of Mama Rides Shotgun: A Mace Bauer Mystery
    Tuesday, Dec. 8
    5:30-6:30 p.m. – Reception with the author, open to Circle of Friends members only.
    6:30-7:30 p.m. – Author discussion and book signing, open to the public.

These programs are FREE to Circle of Friends members, but cost $50 for non-members (which includes a one-year Circle of Friends membership.) All programs will be held at the Alvin Sherman Library on NSU’s main campus at 3301 College Ave. in Davie. The Circle of Friends is a diverse group of individuals who share the common goal of furthering the intellectual resources of the Alvin Sherman Library. For more information, or to join the Circle of Friends, please call 954-262-4627, email jmcbean@nova.edu or visit www.nova.edu/library/main

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Reporter Discusses Debut Novel Chronicling One Woman’s Search for Her Cuban Identity

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center is now home to the Culture Vultures, which is a group dedicated to bringing art, culture and thought-provoking programs to the residents of Broward County.

The next FREE event in the fall Culture Vultures series will be:

  • Memory and Imagination – Writing Reclaiming Paris
    Sunday, Nov. 8, from 2-4 p.m.
    Pulitzer Prize winning news reporter, Fabiola Santiago, will discuss her debut novel, Reclaiming Paris. Described as a romantic ode to Cuba, the book chronicles a Miami woman’s search for her lost island and her identity. Santiago will share personal and professional experiences from nostalgic tales of a grand homeland, to her reporting on the Cuban exile community in Miami.

This program is FREE and open to the public, and will be held at the Alvin Sherman Library on NSU’s main campus, at 3301 College Ave. in Davie.

NSU genealogy expert and historian to lead sessions exploring major WWII milestones, focused on collecting additional first-hand oral history accounts

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center has partnered with the City of Pembroke Pines and the Pembroke Pines Historical Museum to present a lively three-part “G.I. Jive: World War II Across Three Theaters” lecture series. The series is FREE and open to the public and features NSU historian and genealogy expert, Kim Garvey. The series will commemorate several major WWII milestones. Another goal of the series will be to collect “living history” oral accounts from veterans, Garvey said. “We need to capture these first-hand memories while we still can,” said Garvey, Outreach & Instructional Librarian for Genealogy at NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library. “And then to instill that information in the next generation so that it doesn’t become lost.”

The FREE series will appeal to history buffs, Veterans and the whole community, and includes:

  • D-Day Remembered for Veteran’s Day
    From 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7
    D-Day marks the Normandy Landings on Tuesday, June 6, 1944. This was an important WWII milestone, with the largest sea invasion in history. About 195,700 Allied personnel in more than 5,000 ships were involved. This maneuver helped lead to the German surrender 10 months later.
  • Pearl Harbor Remembered
    From 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5
    As President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941 is “a date which will live in infamy.” On this day, the Japanese navy conducted a surprise attack on the United States’ naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which later resulted in the U.S. becoming militarily involved in World War II. More than 2,402 U.S. personnel were killed and 1,282 wounded.
  • China-Burma-India
    From 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30
    Established in 1942, the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater is often referred to as “the forgotten theater of WWII.” America’s role in CBI was to support China by providing war materials and manpower. The Flying Tigers fought the Japanese in the air over China and Burma, and Merrill’s Marauders and the Mars Task Force fought through the jungles of Burma, while Army engineers built the Ledo Road to open up a land supply route.

All lectures in the series will take place at the Walter C. Young Resource Center’s Jim Davidson Theatre of the Performing Arts, at 901 NW 129th Ave. in Pembroke Pines. For more information, please call 954-262-4575 or visit www.nova.edu/library/genealogy.

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