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 11 to October 17, 2015

Please note: All libraries in the Pasco County Library System (PCLS) will be closed Friday, October 16 for a pre-scheduled staff development day. All PCLS libraries will resume their regular hours on Saturday, October 17, 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 13, 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). Registration is required. 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 13, 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 Gaming. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Challenge your friends to Super Smash Bros or Apples to Apples! A variety of video, card, and board games will be available. Snacks will be provided courtesy of the Hudson Friends of the Library. This event is for grades 6-12.

SCORE Business Seminar: How to Really Start Your Own Business. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Attend this seminar for an introduction and overview of the key issues related to starting your own business. Learn about finding the right people, structuring the business, understanding cash flow, the business plan, starting out on the right foot, and more. This is a free seminar, but registration is requested. Please register online at PascoHernando.SCORE.org.

Baby Story Time. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, and more for our littlest library patrons.

Silly Story Time for Toddlers. Thursday, October 15, 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 15, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Join us every Thursday for silly stories, dancing, and more!

Author Talk with James Swain, Best Selling Crime Fiction Writer. Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Hudson Library is privileged to have national bestselling author and magician James Swain pay a visit. He will talk about his writing and his latest book, Take Down. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend.


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 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Stories, rhymes, and activities for babies, ages 0 to 1 year.

Regency Park Library Book Club. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Join us to discuss this month’s selection, China Dolls by Lisa See. New faces are always welcome. For adults.  

Toddler Story Time. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. Stories, rhymes, and activities for toddlers, ages 1-2.

Preschool Story Time. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 11:45 a.m. Stories, rhymes, and activities for preschoolers, ages 3-5.

Anime Club. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Come discuss popular anime. For teens, grades 6-12.

Read to your BBFF (Bright & Beautiful Furry Friends). Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Storytime with therapy dogs for kids in grades K-5.

SCORE Seminar: In Search of WOW. Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This two-hour workshop is for those people and businesses that want to take customer service to the next level and keep it there. Learn how to attract your customers by understanding what is important to them. This is a free seminar, but registration is requested. Please register online at PascoHernando.SCORE.org.  


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

Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Come to our Teen Advisory Board meeting and earn volunteer hours by assisting with teen program planning and preparation. For grades 8-12.

SCORE Seminar: How to Create Powerful Business Presentations. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. This seminar will equip you with a basic understanding of how to create professional presentations for your business. We will discuss identifying challenges in creating an effective presentation, the qualities of a good visual presentation, and Power Point do's and don'ts. This is a free seminar, but registration is requested. Please register online at PascoHernando.SCORE.org.

Storytime + Crafts. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. Stories, songs, and fun, plus a counting craft for toddlers and preschoolers.

Lego Club. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Enjoy Legos with your friends. For elementary-school-age children and their families.

Paws for Friendship. Thursday, October 15, 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.

Anime Club. Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Watch Anime, discuss Manga, and learn about Japanese culture. For grades 6-12.


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 13, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Crafts, songs, and stories for toddlers and their loved ones! For ages 1-5.

Lego Maniacs. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Join us Tuesdays for a Lego Block Party! We’ll have tables and tables of Lego blocks for the Master Builders, and DUPLOs for the little ones. For grades K-5.

Chat-N-Chew. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Join our Tween Book and Video Game Club! Enjoy snacks while discussing a book, and then play video games, board games, Legos, and more. This month we’ll be discussing Twerp by Mark Goldblatt. For grades 4-7.

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

Throwback Thursday. Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Let's take it back to a simpler time: Join us for coloring, chess, card games, and more retro and vintage fun! For adults, 18 and up.

Tablet Talk. Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Looking to learn more about technology? Learn how to get the most out of your tablet! Each week we'll explore a different topic to help make you a tech pro.

Zombiefied. Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. BRRRAAAIIINNNSSS! Shuffle you zombie self to the library for zombie tag, zombie food, and more undead fun! For grades 4-7.


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

Teen Volunteer Training. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. This is the training session to become a teen volunteer at the Land O' Lakes Library. If you are interested in being a volunteer please fill out the form on our website and then register yourself for one of the training sessions. If you need assistance please call the library at 813-929-1214.

Makerspace Preview and Safety Training. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Join us for our Makerspace Preview and Safety Training. This session introduces you to the Makerspace and then goes over safety procedures for working in the Makerspace. This is open to the public, ages 16 and up. Registration is required because seating is limited. Please pre-register by calling 813-929-1214. For anyone 16 and older.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. The Teen Advisory Board gathers to discuss upcoming teen library programming and volunteer opportunities. Free snacks will be provided, thanks to the Friends of Land O' Lakes Library. For grades 6-12.

Computer Basics: Coupon and Money Saving Apps. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Join the library's Emerging Technology Manager as he discusses some must-have apps for couponing and money saving! Come save some bucks by using technology you already have. No registration required.

Taste of Sunshine Book Club for Grades 6-8. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Join us for our new Sunshine State Reader Book Club! Each month we will discuss one of the 6th-8th grade books, make an awesome craft, and enjoy a themed snack. This month we’ll discuss The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier. Registration is required. Please call the library at 813-929-1214 to register, and stop by to pick up a copy of the book. For grades 6-8.

Senior Games. Thursday, October15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Join us for fun and games at the library. Meet new people while playing cards, board games, or video games. Refreshments will be provided thanks to the Friends of Land O’ Lakes Library. For adults.

Baby Storytime. Thursday, October15, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays for children ages 0-1 year.

Makerspace Preview and Safety Training. Thursday, October15, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Join us for our Makerspace Preview and Safety Training. This session introduces you to the Makerspace and then goes over safety procedures for working in the Makerspace. This is open to the public, ages 16 and up. Registration is required because seating is limited. Please register by calling 813-929-1214. For anyone 16 and older.

Taste of Sunshine Book Club for Grades 3-5. Thursday, October15, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Join us for our new Sunshine State Reader Book Club! Each month we will discuss one of the 3rd-5th grade books, make an awesome craft, and enjoy a themed snack. Join us this month to discuss Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman. Attendance is limited and registration is required. Please call the library at 813-929-1214 to register, and stop by to pick up a copy of the book. For grades 3-5.

Paranormal Investigations. Friday, October 16, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. The library may be closed, but the spirits wait for no one! Join us for a special after hours program hosted by Kissimmee Paranormal Investigations. They will be using FLIR cameras, EMF readers, and laser thermometers to show you how to investigate and possibly debunk paranormal sightings. Sponsored by the Friends of Land O’ Lakes Library. For ages 11-18.

Toddler Time. Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Parents and toddlers can explore the world around them through stories, crafts, and play. Sponsored by the Friends of Land O’ Lakes Library.

Kids Craft: Spooktacular Creations. Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Join us on the third Saturday of each month for a story and crafts. This month's theme is Spooktacular Creations! Sponsored by the Friends of Land O' Lakes Library. For grades K-5.


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

Tween Lego EV3 Mindstorm Robots. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Join a small team that builds and programs Lego robots. We also have an all-girl group that will meet on November 3rd at 4:00 p.m. For more information please call 352-567-3576. For grades 4-8, plus adult mentors.

Baby Signing Storytime with Miss Karen. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Miss Karen will lead Storytime and teach you and your baby to sign with each other. For ages 0-2 years with guardian.

Preschool Storytime with Ms. Angela. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Enjoy stories, songs, and crafts with Ms. Angela! For ages 3-5 with guardian.

Read to Rover. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Every Wednesday, read to a sweet therapy dog before or after Storytime! It's fun, and the dogs and kids love it. For kids and families.

A Matter of Balance Class. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CARES presents this free class to help anyone concerned about balance and falls. The class meets every Wednesday through December 9 (except 11/11 & 11/25). Please register by calling Donna at 727-514-4770. For adults.

Chess Club. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Chess players of all skill levels are welcome. The group meets on the main floor. For adults, seniors, and teens.

SCORE Seminar: Understanding a Franchise Business. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This seminar will cover the key considerations and expose the myths of owning a franchise business. You'll learn and understand the potential, the issues, governance, support, resources available, and much more. This is a free seminar, but registration is requested. Please register online at PascoHernando.SCORE.org.

SHINE's Medicare Open Enrollment Workshop. Thursday, October15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Learn from an expert about the ins and outs of Medicare, whether you are new to it or just updating. This is a free program brought to you by SHINE: Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders.

Teen Gaming. Thursday, October15, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Have fun with your friends playing Wii U, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3 games. Free snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of Hugh Embry Library. For grades 8-12.


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.

Reading Buddies. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Young readers of all skill levels can practice reading aloud to a friendly therapy dog.

Toddler Storytime. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. Storytime for children ages 0 to 2 years old.

Preschool Storytime. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. Storytime for children ages 3-5.

SHINE Medicare Help. Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. A SHINE volunteer will be available to help with Medicare enrollment questions. SHINE: Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders.

Teen Gaming and Pizza. Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Come play video and board games, and eat pizza! Sponsored by the Friends of New River Library. For grades 8-12.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Earn community service hours for scholarships by helping the library choose programs for teens. For grades 6-12.

Community Garden Meeting. Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Community garden meeting for participants and for people interested in fall gardening.

Medicare 101. Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Are you turning 65? Your Medicare and Insurance questions can be answered in this program.

RPG Gaming. Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. Join our role-playing game club for adventurous fun. Sponsored by the Friends of New River Library. For grades 6 and above.

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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