PASCO COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
8012 Library Road, Hudson, FL 34667
727-861-3040
Contact: Britt Dichraff
brittd@pascolibraries.org

Events happening the week of October 4 to October 10, 2015


HUDSON REGIONAL LIBRARY
8012 Library Rd, Hudson, FL 34667
Telephone: 727-861-3040
TUE: 10:00 - 8:00
WED: 11:00 - 6:00
THU: 11:00 - 6:00
FRI: 11:00 - 5:00
SAT: 11:00 - 4:00
SUN/MON: Closed

Qigong Class. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Qigong (chee-gong) is an ancient Chinese practice that combines slow, mindful postures, breathing techniques, and focused intention. We will have 4 free classes in October (Tuesday mornings at 11:00 a.m., October 6, 13, 20, and 27). This is a free class, but registration is requested. Please register in person at Hudson library or by calling 727-861-3040. Sponsored by the Friends of Hudson Library. For adults.

Tuesday Night Stitchers. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 4:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. This group instructs and shares ideas with knitters of all skill levels, beginning to advanced. New faces are always welcome. The group gathers at the tables near the New Books section.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Earn volunteer hours by helping us plan and prepare teen library programs. The more the merrier so bring your friends! Snacks and refreshments provided courtesy of Friends of Hudson Library. For grades 6-12.

Pasco Extension: Caring for Your Trees. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Trees require proper care to enhance their beauty, extend their life, and create maximum shade. This free Pasco Extension seminar will give you the skills needed to turn the trees in your yard into the pride of your landscape. Presented by a Pasco Master Gardener and certified Arborist. For adults.

Baby Story Time. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, and more for our littlest library patrons.

Premier Community Healthcare. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. A representative from Premier Healthcare will be stationed in the library lobby to answer questions about Premier’s services and to provide information about the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and other healthcare programs.

Lego Mindstorms. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Join our small team and learn to build and program robots using Lego Mindstorms. This free program is for grades 4-7.

Silly Story Time for Toddlers. Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Join us every Thursday for silly stories, dancing, and more!

Silly Story Time for Preschoolers. Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Join us every Thursday for silly stories, dancing, and more!

Knitters for Charity. Friday, October 9, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Join this fun group to knit and crochet for charity. They have donated over 15,000 items--hats, scarves, items for children, afghans, and more--to cancer patients, the needy, the homeless, and others. New faces are always welcome, and if you want to learn how to knit or crochet, they will teach you.

Hudson Film Club. Friday, October 9, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. For October's Film Club we’ll be showing a 2014 film about a WWII platoon tasked with reclaiming art stolen by Nazi thieves. Join us for a discussion of the book on which the film is based--The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel--on Saturday, October 10 at 11:00 am. For adults.

Nature Coast Farmers' Market. Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Stop by for local produce, food, art, and crafts. Vendors interested in participating in the market can call 727-645-3305.

Hudson Library Book Club. Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join us to discuss this month's selection, The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel. New faces are always welcome. For adults.

Star Wars Reads Day. Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Join us for Star-Wars-themed activities, costumed characters, refreshments, and more! This event is suitable for the whole family.


REGENCY PARK LIBRARY
9701 Little Rd, New Port Richey, FL 34654
Telephone: 727-861-3049
TUE: 10:00 - 6:00
WED: 11:00 - 6:00
THU 11:00 - 8:00
FRI: 11:00 - 5:00
SAT: 11:00 - 4:00
SUN/MON: Closed

Baby Story Time. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Stories, rhymes, and activities for babies, ages 0 to 1 year.

Tampa Bay Shipwrecks of the Civil War. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Join us for an informational, educational, and entertaining seminar presented by the Florida Public Archaeology Network.

Toddler Story Time. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. Stories, rhymes, and activities for toddlers, ages 1-2.

Preschool Story Time. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11:45 a.m. Stories, rhymes, and activities for preschoolers, ages 3-5.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Earn volunteer hours by helping us plan upcoming teen library events and programs. For teens, grades 6-12.

Read to your BBFF (Bright & Beautiful Furry Friends). Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Storytime with therapy dogs for kids in grades K-5.

Tin Can Pumpkin Craft for Adults. Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Create your own fall-themed decoration when you turn a tin can into a pumpkin. Please register to attend by contacting the library: 727-861-3049. For adults.

Friday Afternoon Films. Friday, October 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Meet for a film, cookies, and tea. For adults.

Pumpkin Padawans for Tweens. Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. It's our annual pumpkin painting program! We provide the pumpkins. Please sign up to attend by contacting the library: 727-861-3049. For pre-teens, grades 4-7.


CENTENNIAL PARK LIBRARY
5740 Moog Rd, Holiday, FL 34690
Telephone: 727-834-3204
TUE: 10:00 - 8:00
WED: 11:00 - 6:00
THU: 11:00 - 6:00
FRI: 11:00 - 5:00
SAT: 11:00 - 4:00
SUN/MON: Closed

Friends Book Club. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. Join the Friends of the Library for an engaging book discussion on Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. For adults.

Teen Book Club. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Join us to discuss the book you’re reading! For grades 8-12.

Storytime + Puzzles. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. Stories, songs, puzzles, and American Sign Language for toddlers and preschoolers.

Color Me Happy for Adults. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Be creative, relax, socialize, and have fun coloring intricate designs. Registration is required. Please call to register: 727-834-3204. For adults.

Lego Club. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Enjoy Legos with your friends. For elementary school age children and their families.

Paws for Friendship. Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Young readers of all skill levels can practice reading aloud to a friendly therapy dog. For grades K-5.

Tween Craft Fun. Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Learn how to make braided t-shirt bracelets. For grades 4-7.


SOUTH HOLIDAY LIBRARY
4649 Mile Stretch Dr, Holiday, FL 34690
Telephone: 727-834-3331
TUE: 10:00 - 6:00
WED: 11:00 - 8:00
THU: 11:00 - 6:00
FRI: 11:00 - 5:00
SAT: 11:00 - 4:00
SUN/MON: Closed

Storytime. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Crafts, songs, and stories for toddlers and their loved ones! For ages 1-5.

Lego Maniacs. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Join us Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. for a Lego Block Party! We’ll have tables and tables of Lego blocks for all the Master Builders and DUPLOs for the younger ones. For grades K-5.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Earn volunteer hours! Plan & prep library programs! Eat pizza from Slice of Heaven Pizza and more! For grades 6-12.

Baby Signing. Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. Songs, stories, bubbles, and bouncy rhymes for you and your bundle of joy! For ages 0-2.

South Holiday Library Book Club. Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Join us for a lively book discussion with coffee and treats! This month we'll be discussing The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg. New members are always welcome. For more information, please call 727-834-3331. For adults.

Tablet Talk. Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Learn how to use different apps to get the most out of your tablet! Each week we'll explore a different topic to help make you a tech pro.

Star Wars Reads Day. Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Star Wars Reads Day is back! The fourth annual celebration of reading and a galaxy far, far away will storm South Holiday Library on October 10th.

Spooky Crafts & Sweet Treats. Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Wear a costume and join us for some spooky crafts and sweet treats! For grades K-5.


LAND O’ LAKES LIBRARY
2818 Collier Pkwy, Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639
Telephone: 813-929-1214
TUE: 10:00 - 8:00
WED: 10:00 - 6:00
THU: 10:00 - 6:00
FRI: 10:00 - 5:00
SAT: 10:00 - 5:00
SUN/MON: Closed

Makerspace Preview and Safety Training. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. This preview and training session will introduce you to the Foundry and cover safety procedures for working within the space. This session is open to the public--ages 16 and up--and is required if you wish to use power tools within the space at a later date. Please pre-register by calling 813-929-1214. Limit 10 people per session.

Anime Club. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. This is the latest and greatest meeting of the Land O' Lakes Japanese Anime & Manga Club, or LOLJAM. Come discuss a variety of topics about Japanese culture, youth society, fashion, art, cosplay, toys, history, anime, manga, and more! Try new foods from Japan every meeting and watch the latest in anime releases, some new to America. Club membership is limited and prior registration is required. Visit the library and ask at the reference desk for more info! Sponsored by the Friends of the Land O' Lakes Library. Grades: 6-12.

Alzheimer's Association/Caregiver Support. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Learn about services and support available for patients with dementia.

Baby Storytime. Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays for children ages 0-1 year. Sponsored by the Friends of Land O' Lakes Library.

Makerspace Preview and Safety Training. Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This preview and training session will introduce you to the Foundry and cover safety procedures for working within the space. This session is open to the public--ages 16 and up--and is required if you wish to use power tools within the space at a later date. Please pre-register by calling 813-929-1214. Limit 10 people per session.

Afternoon Movie. Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 1:15 p.m. Join us to watch some great films, often those based on books. Genres will vary. Please contact the library at 813-929-1214 for more information. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of Land O' Lakes Library. For adults.

Toddler Storytime. Friday, October 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays for children ages 1-2. Sponsored by the Friends of Land O' Lakes Library.

Preschool Storytime. Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays for ages 3-5. Sponsored by the Friends of Land O' Lakes Library.

Young Adult 16+ Game Night. Friday, October 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Do you enjoy coming to the Teen Game Nights but feel a little too old for that crowd? Join us for our new Young Adult Game Night! Enjoy all the same awesome games and snacks but with a more mature audience. Sponsored by the Friends of the Land O’ Lakes Library. For ages 16 and up.

Turning 65: Your Medicare Options. Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. The purpose of this program is to educate elders regarding Medicare insurance. More information can be found online at http://www.floridashine.org/.

Star Wars Reads Day. Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Join us to celebrate Star Wars Reads Day with appearances by characters from the 501st, Star Wars-themed crafts, and games! Sponsored by the Friends of Land O' Lakes Library. For ages 9-12.

Beginning Japanese. Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Join us to learn the basics of Japanese. Sponsored by the Friend of Land O' Lakes Library. For ages 10 and up.


HUGH EMBRY LIBRARY
14215 Fourth St, Dade City, FL 33523
Telephone: 352-567-3576
TUE: 10:00 - 6:00
WED: 11:00 - 8:00
THU: 11:00 - 6:00
FRI: 11:00 - 5:00
SAT: 11:00 - 4:00
SUN/MON: Closed

Knitting Club. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome to join the club. For adults, seniors, and teens.

Mystery Book Discussion Group. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Join us to discuss Well Read, Then Dead by Terry Farley Moran. New members welcome. For adults.

Toddler Storytime with Ms. Angela. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Enjoy wonderful stories, songs, and fingerplays with Ms. Angela. For ages 0-2 with guardian.

Preschool Storytime with Ms. Angela. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Enjoy stories, songs, and crafts with Ms. Angela! For ages 3-5 with guardian.

A Matter of Balance Class. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CARES presents this free class to help anyone concerned about balance and falls. This is a free class, but registration is required. Please register by calling Donna at 727-514-4770. Class meets Wednesdays through December 9 (excluding 11/11 & 11/25). For adults.

Chess Club. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Chess players of all skill levels are welcome to gather and play chess at the library. The group will meet on the Main library floor. For adults, seniors, and teens.

Etegami: Japanese Watercolor Postcards. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Enjoy painting simple watercolor postcards to be mailed to loved ones. This is a free class, but registration is required. Please call 352-567-3576 to register. One set of cards will go to a local charity. For adults.

Friends of Hugh Embry Library Used Book Bazaar. Friday & Saturday, October 9 & 10, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The deals you'll find on gently-used books and DVDs are downright spooky! Get your treats at our monthly book bazaar. All proceeds support library programs.

Kids' Magazines. Parents and grandparents: Did you know you can check out kids' magazines at the library? We have many wonderful ones to choose from, like American Girl, Boys' Life, Chickadee, Ranger Rick, Sports Illustrated for Kids, and more. Many reluctant readers will give magazines a try!


NEW RIVER LIBRARY
34043 State Rd 54, Zephyrhills, FL 33543
Telephone: 813-788-6375
TUE: 10:00 - 6:00
WED: 11:00 - 6:00
THU: 11:00 - 8:00
FRI: 11:00 - 5:00
SAT: 11:00 - 4:00
SUN/MON: Closed

Beginning Computer Tutoring for Seniors. By appointment only. Seniors, sign-up to get one-on-one basic computer tutoring. To schedule an appointment, please call 813-788-6375. For ages 50 and over.

Pasco Extension Seminar: Florida Native Plants in the Home Landscape. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Learn about the advantages of using Florida native plants in your landscape. Not only do they create a beautiful environment, but they can save you time, money, and energy, while also attracting birds and butterflies. This free seminar is brought to you by the University of Florida Pasco Extension. For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156. For adults.

Toddler Storytime. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. Storytime for children ages 0 to 2.

Preschool Storytime. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. Storytime for children ages 3-5.

Senior BINGO. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Patricia Sutton of Gulfside Hospice and Pasco Palliative Care will host a BINGO game for older adults. Come join the fun!

SHINE Medicare Help. Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. A SHINE volunteer will be available to help answer Medicare enrollment questions. SHINE: Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders.

Resumes in Microsoft Word. Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Learn how to create resumes in Microsoft Word. Class space is limited and registration is required. Please call 813-788-6375 to register. For adults.

SCORE Business Seminar: Legal Choices for Small Businesses. Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. It’s important to be informed about the strengths and weaknesses of each type of business entity.  This seminar will cover the general aspects of business entities in Florida, including sole proprietor, partnership, S-Corp, C-Corp, and LLC. The seminar will also introduce copyright and patent law concepts for entrepreneurs. This is a free seminar, but registration is requested. Please register at PascoHernando.SCORE.org or by calling 727-842-4638.

Tween Lego Robotics. Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Join a team to build and program Lego robots. For more information please call the library at 813-788-6375. Sponsored by the Friends of New River Library. For grades 4-8.

Children's Craft Corner. Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Children can make a fun craft and take it home. All supplies will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of New River Library. For grades K-3.

Please note: All event dates and times are subject to change without notice. It's a good idea to confirm event details with the hosting library prior to attending any program.

 

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