PASCO COUNTY LIBRARY COOPERATIVE
8012 Library Road, Hudson, FL 34667
727-861-3020
Contact: Bob Harrison
roberth@pascolibraries.org

Events happening the week beginning January 14, 2018.

**Please note all library branches will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Monday, January 15th.

HUDSON REGIONAL LIBRARY
8012 Library Rd, Hudson, FL 34667
Phone: 727-861-3040
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

Tuesday Night Stitchers. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 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.

Anime Movie Night. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. For grades 6-12, join us for snacks and an anime film!

Friends of the Library Meeting. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Silly Toddler Storytime. Thursday, January 18, 2018, 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Join us every Thursday at 10:15 a.m. for silly stories, dancing and more!

Silly Storytime for Preschoolers! Thursday, January 18, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Join us every Thursday at 11 a.m. for silly stories, dancing and more!

Chair Yoga. Friday, January 19, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Details coming soon.

Knitters for Charity. Friday, January 19, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Join this fun group to knit and crochet for charity. They have donated over 14,000 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!

Pre-Teen Galaxy in a Jar Craft. Saturday, January 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Details coming soon.

Family Movie Matinee. Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Come enjoy a recently released family friendly movie.  Popcorn and a drink provided by the Friends of the Hudson Library.  Please call 727-861-3040 for the movie title.


REGENCY PARK LIBRARY
9701 Little Rd, New Port Richey, FL 34654
Phone: 727-861-3049
Mon: 10:00 – 8:00
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: Closed

Tween Taste Test Challenge. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Can you taste the difference between store brand and name brand cookies, soda, and other snacks? Can you guess the different flavors of chips just by taste alone? Come put your taste buds to the test at the library, and become the ultimate taste-test champion! For tweens in grades 4-7.

Toddler Storytime. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Stories, activities, and songs for toddlers, ages 1-2.

Preschool Storytime. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 11:45 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Stories, activities, and songs for toddlers, ages 3-5

Chair Yoga. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Teen Taste Test Challenge. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Can you taste the difference between store brand and name brand cookies, soda, and other snacks? Can you guess the different flavors of chips just by taste alone? Come put your taste buds to the test at the library, and become the ultimate taste-test champion! For teens in grades 6-12.

Coloring Club. Thursday, January 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Color, make new friends and socialize at this weekly event for adults.

Read to the Share Our World Therapy Dogs. Thursday, January 18, 2018, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Share a story with the Sharing Our World Therapy Dogs. This activity is for elementary-aged children in grades K-5.

Signing for Every Day Living. Friday, January 19, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Family Magic Show. Saturday, January 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Join Elliott the Magician for an enchanting, interactive Magic Show at the library! This highly visual show includes lots of humor and audience participation, so come with open eyes and an open heart. You might even get chosen to be the Magician's assistant! For children in grades K-5 and their families.


CENTENNIAL PARK LIBRARY
5740 Moog Rd, Holiday, FL 34690
Phone: 727-834-3204
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

SHINE: Turning 65: Medicare Assistance. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 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/.

Teen Movie Fun. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Grab your friends and watch a fun movie. Treats provided by the Friends of Centennial Park Library. For those in grades 8-12.

Storytime+. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Stories and Songs and Fun Plus for Toddlers and Preschoolers.

Lego Club. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Enjoy Legos with your friends. For ages 4 and up.

Bingo! Thursday, January 18, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Play bingo to win prizes, have fun and make new friends. Courtesy of the Friends of the Centennial Park Library. Age: Adult.

Barking Good Reads. Thursday, January 18, 2018, 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Read aloud to a furry friend and practice your reading skills. Grades K-5.

Celebrating Our Seniors. Friday, January 19, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Learn more from a  variety of organizations providing services to seniors in our community. There will be representatives from Pasco Senior Services, Veterans Services, CARES, United Way, SHINE, Humana, Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department, PCPT, Community Services, Human Affairs Lighthouse for the Blind, Deaf Service Center and Colonial Hills Civic Association.

Make & Create: Marblized Rocks. Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Make and create a new craft every month. This month we are marblizing rocks. For those in grades K - 3 and their families.


SOUTH HOLIDAY LIBRARY
4649 Mile Stretch Dr, Holiday, FL 34690
Phone: 727-834-3331
Tue: 10:00 – 6:00
Wed: 10:00 – 8:00
Thu: 10:00 – 6:00
Fri: 10:00 – 5:00
Sat: 10:00 – 5:00
Sun/Mon: Closed

Lego Maniacs. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. It's a brick party every Tuesday! LEGO bricks will be provided to all Master Builders. DUPLO blocks for the younger crowd.

Storytime. Thursday, January 18, 2017, 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Storytime for Ages 2-5. Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and a craft Thursday at 11:15 a.m. Call the library to find out this week's theme 727-834-3331.

Teen Program. Thursday,  January 18, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Baby Time (Ages Birth-2). Friday, January 19, 2018, 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Books, bubbles & bouncy rhymes for you and your bundle of joy! Ages birth-2.

Sew It Seams. Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sew What? Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


LAND O’ LAKES LIBRARY
2818 Collier Pkwy, Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639
Phone: 813-929-1214
Mon: 10:00 – 8:00
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: Closed

Teen Volunteer Training. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 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 (pascolibraries.org) and then call the library at 813-929-1214 to register for a training session. Training sessions are limited to 10.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Join us on the third Tuesday of every month to plan upcoming teen programs and learn about volunteer opportunities! Ages: 12-18.

Beginner Mahjong. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Join us to learn how to play Mahjongg. This class is designed for beginners. Please call 813-929-1214 to register. Registration is required.

Crochet for Beginners. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Join us in The Foundry to learn the basics of crocheting. Participants will practice by making a small item to take home. Ages: 9+ *Registration starts 1/3/17.* Completion of all forms and safety training is required. Please call the library at 813-929-1214 for more information.

Intermediate Mahjong. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m. Join us for Intermediate Level Mahjong. This session is designed for those who already know how to play or who have attended our beginner classes. Please call 813-929-1214 to register. Registration is required.

LOL Book Club. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Join us for our book discussion on My Enemy's Cradle by Sara Young - 2008. Pick up a copy from the library at the checkout desk when available.

English for Speakers of Other Languages Coffee and a Chat. Wednesday, January 17, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Join library staff and volunteers to practice English as a second language. We will have coffee, snacks, and conversation.  Ages: 16+.

Senior Games. Thursday, January 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Join us for fun and games at the library. Meet new people while playing cards, board games, or challenging video games. Ages: Adult Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Land O’ Lakes Library.

Baby Storytime. Thursday, January 18, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. A lap-sit program to instill the love of reading in children ages birth-1yr. On the fourth Thursday of the month we will focus on learning Sign Language with our stories.

Tech Talk. Thursday, January 18, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Join our volunteer teachers for a series of talks on technology. Ages: 16+

AARP Safe Driver Course. Friday, January 19, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. AARP Safe Driver Course, please contact Eugene Pool to register. 813-949-8585.

Toddler Storytime. Friday, January 19, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Children and their caregivers gather to sing, dance, and share stories. This story time is geared towards children ages 1-2 years.

Preschool Storytime. Friday, January 19, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Children and their caregivers gather to sing, dance, and share stories. This story time is geared towards children ages 3-5 years.

Canning 101. Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Join us in The Foundry for our very first canning and preserving class! In this class you will learn how to preserve food by using the process of vinegar pickling.   Ages: 16+ *Registration starts 1/6/17* Proper dress code and a signed liability waiver is required. Please call 813-929-1214 to register. 

Play, Make, Discover! – Silly Dance Party. Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Join us for our "Little Makers" program series. On select Saturdays we will have a different program for toddlers and preschoolers to play, make, and discover! The first and third Saturday of each month is our Silly Dance Party! Come dance and play the morning away! Toddlers and Preschooler.

Foundry Open Hours. Saturday, January 20, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Join us in The Foundry for open hours. This is free time for you to make your own projects. Completion of all forms and safety training is required. Please call the library at 813-929-1214 for more information.

Kid’s Crafts. Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join us on the third Saturday of each month for a story and crafts. This month our crafts will be "Happy to be Hibernating"! Sponsored by the Friends of the Land O' Lakes Library. Ages: Elementary K-5.

Secret Book Safe. Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Join us in The Foundry to make your own hallowed out, secret, book safe! Then take it home and use it to store all your prized possessions. Ages: 9+ *Registration starts 1/6/17* Proper dress code and a signed liability waiver is required. Please call 813-929-1214 to register.


HUGH EMBRY LIBRARY
14215 Fourth St, Dade City, FL 33523
Phone: 352-567-3576
Tue: 10:00 – 6:00
Wed: 10:00 – 8:00
Thu: 10:00 – 6:00
Fri: 10:00 – 5:00
Sat: 10:00 – 5:00
Sun/Mon: Closed

Knitting Club at Hugh Embry. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Bring your supplies and a bag lunch if you wish. Meets every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. 60 mins.

Hugh Embry Book Discussion Group. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. This month we will be discussing 'Under a Wide and Starry Sky' by Nancy Horan.  New members are always welcome!

Toddler Storytime. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 10:15 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Ages birth-2. Enjoy stories, songs, & fingerplays with your child & Miss Angela. 40 mins.

Preschool Storytime. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Ages 3-5. Enjoy Stories, songs, crafts with Miss Angela. 45 mins.

Teen Gaming. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Gr 6-12, WiiU, Playstation, XBox & more!

Chess Club. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Main floor. Beginners to advanced. We have chess sets. Bring your own time clock if you wish. If you're new to chess, they'll help you learn!

Astronomy For Everyone – Movers in the Sky: Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Join returning astronomer Kevin Manning as he gives us a guided tour of space, then step outside and look at the stars through his custom-made telescope.

3D Printing. Thursday, January 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Teens Create. Thursday, January 18, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Unleash your creative side while meeting new friends.

Senior Cinema & Popcorn. Friday, January 19, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Adults, enjoy newly released films with free popcorn. Call 352-567-3576 for title.

Read to Rover. Saturday, January 20, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Come and read to these gentle Therapy Dogs.

Free Family Movie & Popcorn. Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Kids 12 and under w/parent guardian, enjoy a recently released movie, popcorn, and juice!


NEW RIVER LIBRARY
34043 State Rd 54, Zephyrhills, FL 33543
Phone: 813-788-6375
Tue: 10:00 – 6:00
Wed: 10:00 – 6:00
Thu: 10:00 – 8:00
Fri: 10:00 – 5:00
Sat: 10:00 – 5:00
Sun/Mon: Closed

Succulents and Cacti. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Crape myrtles are a popular small tree for home landscapes because of their prolific summer flowers, heat tolerance and draught resistance. Master gardener, Virginia Overstreet, will discuss how to select and care for those versatile trees.

Story Time. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Story time for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Medicare 101. Thursday, January 18, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. A SHINE representative will be available to answer Medicare enrollment questions.

Teen Advisory Board. Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Get volunteer hours for scholarships and school clubs by attending the Teen Advisory Meetings (TAB)! TAB members help to plan and run teen library programs. This program is for grades 6-12.

Community Garden Meeting. Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Interested in learning about gardening? All are invited to join us for our monthly community garden meeting.


ZEPHYRHILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY
5347 8th Street, Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Phone: 813-780-0064
Tue: 9:00 – 7:00
Wed: 9:00 – 7:00
Thu: 9:00 – 7:00
Fri: 9:00 – 7:00
Sat: 9:00 – 12:00
Sun/Mon: Closed

Art in the Afternoon. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Develop your talent or offer tips to others in this supportive group of local artists. Bring your own supplies or borrow a few to have fun being creative! This group is open to all levels of art enthusiasts. Ages: teens-seniors.

Lunch and Learn with Moffitt. Thursday, January 18, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Learn about food choices, exercise, and simple ways to make lifestyle changes to reduce our risk of cancer and other diseases. Call to register. 780-0064.

Healthy Eating Produces Healthy Living. Thursday, January 18, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Series of 10 book reports followed by informal discussions.  This free series presents an understanding of what creates health & how you can be an active participant.  Each week builds on information presented from previous weeks.  Call for reservation. 813-780-0064.

AARP Driver Safety. Friday, January 19, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Refresh your driving skills with AARP's Smart Driver Course!  There are no tests and you could receive an insurance discount. Workshop fee $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. To register call Bev Cogdill: 813-907-3908.

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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