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

Events happening the week of November 8 to November 14, 2015

Please note: All libraries in the Pasco County Library System (PCLS) will be closed Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in observance of Veterans Day. All PCLS libraries will resume their regular hours on Thursday, November 12, 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

Tuesday Night Stitchers. Tuesday, November 10, 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, November 10, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Challenge your friends to Super Smash Bros or Apples to Apples! We'll have a variety of video, card, and board games available for you to choose from. Snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of Hudson Library. For grades 6-12.

Premier Healthcare Information Table for ACA Enrollment. Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. A representative from Premier Healthcare will be here to answer questions and provide information about Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act. The information table will be located in the lobby.

Silly Storytime for Toddlers. Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Join us every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. for silly stories, dancing, and more!

Silly Storytime for Preschoolers. Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Join us every Thursday at noon for silly stories, dancing, and more!

Knitters for Charity. Friday, November 13, 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.

Nature Coast Farmers' Market. Saturday, November 14, 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, November 14, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join us to discuss this month's title, Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. New faces are always welcome. For adults.

Pet Rock Day. Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. The best kind of carefree pet is a pet rock! Come to the library and decorate your own pet rock. You can even build a house for your pet. All materials will be supplied. Sponsored by the Friends of Hudson Library.


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, November 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Stories, rhymes, and activities for babies, ages 0 to 1 year.

Regency Park Library Book Club. Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Join us to discuss this month's selection, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. New faces are always welcome.

Read to your BBFFs (Bright & Beautiful Furry Friends). Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Storytime with therapy dogs for kids in grades K-5.

SCORE Seminar: Intro to Microsoft Excel. Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. This seminar will familiarize participants with spreadsheet terminology and the fundamental concepts of Microsoft Excel 2013. This is a free seminar, but registration is requested. Please register online at PascoHernando.SCORE.org.

Friday Afternoon Films. Friday, November 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Join us for tea, pastries, and an episode of a popular TV series. Please call the library for details: 727-861-3049. For adults.

Friends of the Library Book Sale. Friday & Saturday, November 13 & 14, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Friday and 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday. The Friends of Regency Park Library will be holding their Fall Book Sale. Come and get great bargains on all types of fiction and non-fiction books.

Gobblin' Goodies. Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. Join us to make a Thanksgiving-themed food craft! For 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

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) & Gaming. Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Come to our Teen Advisory Board meeting and earn volunteer hours by assisting with teen library program planning and preparation. Stay for video games after the meeting! For grades 8-12.

Paws for Friendship. Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Practice your reading skills while reading aloud to a furry friend. For grades K-5.

Coupon Clip, Save, and Swap. Friday, November 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Learn and share coupons, tips, and tricks for saving money. For adults.

Food Fun. Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Learn how to make cake for one. 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, November 10, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Crafts, songs, and stories for toddlers and their loved ones! For ages 1-5.

Lego Maniacs. Tuesday, November 10, 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 the master builders and DUPLOs for the younger ones. Grades K-5.

Baby Signing. Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. Learn everyday signs with your little one. For ages 0-2 years.

Book Club. Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Join us for a lively discussion of this month’s title, Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White. We’ll also have coffee and treats. Sponsored by the Friends of South Holiday Library. Please call the library at 727-834-3331 for more information. For adults.

Tablet Talk. Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Looking to learn more about technology? Each week we'll explore a different topic to help make you a tech pro!

Gobble Gobble Good Time. Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Join us for Thanksgiving and Fall themed crafts! 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

Master Gardener Presentation: How to Make a Rain Barrel. Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please join Pasco County Extension Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program Coordinator, Jim Moll, and Dr. Whitney Elmore, Horticulture Agent, to learn how to make your own rain barrel at the Grand Opening of the makerspace at Land ‘O Lakes Library. You’ll learn how rainwater harvesting is one of the simplest steps you can take to protect our valuable drinking water resources. Attendees will have the chance to win a rain barrel during the seminar! This seminar is free to the public. For more information, please call the UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office at 352-518-0156 or go to pasco.ifas.ufl.edu.

Teen Volunteer Training. Tuesday, November 10, 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.

SCORE Seminar: Understanding a Franchise Business. Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Learn the truths and myths regarding owning a franchise business. We’ll go into great detail about how to investigate a franchise, and we’ll give you a simple test to help you determine if you’ve got a big key to success: the motivation and drive to succeed in business. This is a free seminar, but registration is requested. Please register online at PascoHernando.SCORE.org.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Tuesday, November 10, 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. Sponsored by the Friends of Land O' Lakes Library. For grades 6-12.

Sewing Basics. Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sign up for this class to become familiar with the basics of a sewing machine. Practice will include threading the machine needle and bobbin. Registration is required, as well as completion of all makerspace forms and safety training. Please call the library at 813-929-1214 for more information. Sponsored by the Friends of Land O' Lakes Library.

Baby Storytime. Thursday, November 12, 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.

The Foundry Open Hours. Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Foundry is our new makerspace, and this is free time for you to make your own projects. Completion of all makerspace forms and safety training is required. Please call the library at 813-929-1214 for more information.

Afternoon Movie. Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 1:15 p.m. Join us for an afternoon movie. We’ll be showing critically acclaimed films, often those based on books. Genres will vary. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of Land O' Lakes Library. For more information, please contact the library at 813-929-1214. For adults.

Toddler Storytime. Friday, November 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. Stories, songs, and fingerplays for children ages 1-2. Sponsored by the Friends of Land O' Lakes Library.

Preschool Storytime. Friday, November 13, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. Stories, songs, and fingerplays for ages 3-5. Sponsored by the Friends of Land O' Lakes Library.

16+ Game Night. Friday, November 13, 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 Land O’ Lakes Library. For ages 16 and up.

SHINE: Turning 65? Your Medicare Options. Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The purpose of this program is to educate elders regarding Medicare insurance. More information can be found online at http://floridashine.org/. SHINE: Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders.

The Foundry Open Hours. Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Foundry is our new makerspace, and this is free time for you to make your own projects. Completion of all makerspace forms and safety training is required. Please call the library at 813-929-1214 for more information.

STEAM Program: Creating Innovative Structures to Combat Nature. Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Have you ever wondered how buildings, tents, statues, and other structures are able to withstand the powerful forces of nature? We’ll discuss structural design, and then build a model and test it against hurricane force winds! Registration is required, as is the completion of the makerspace liability waiver. For more information, please call the library at 813-929-1214.

Pre-Teen Gaming. Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Do you want to come to all those teen game nights you see advertised but just aren’t old enough yet? Now we have an event just for you! Join us to play all the latest video games and some classic board games! Sponsored by the Friends of Land O’ Lakes Library. For ages 9-12.

Beginning Japanese. Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Join us to learn the basics of Japanese. Sponsored by the Friends 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

Medicare Open Enrollment with SHINE. Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. A SHINE volunteer will be available to help citizens sign up for Medicare. Open enrollment ends December 7, 2015. Shine will be located in the Library meeting room. This is a free program, brought to you by SHINE: Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders.

Tween LEGO EV3 Mindstorms Robots. Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Join a small team that builds and programs robots. Please call the library and ask for Branch Manager Angelo Liranzo: 352-567-3576. For tweens, grades 4-8 with adult mentors.

What is the Cloud? Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ever wondered what this "cloud" is all about? Come and learn at this free class! For adults.

Friends of Hugh Embry Library Used Book Bazaar. Friday & Saturday, November 13 & 14, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Be thankful for the Friends of Hugh Embry Library and visit the book bazaar! You’ll find great deals on gently-used books, DVDs, and more. All proceeds support programs at your library.

Please note: There will be no Toddler & Preschool Storytimes or Chess Club on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 because the library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day. These events will return the next week on Wednesday, November 18!


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, November 10, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades K-3 can practice their reading skills by reading to a friendly therapy dog.

SHINE Medicare Help. Thursday, November 12, 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.

SCORE Seminar: How to Finance Your Business. Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. This workshop focuses on the individual requirements of the participants, including start-ups, mature businesses, and the purchasing of existing businesses. Loan sources for amounts from $5,000 to $5,000,000 will be covered, as well as business plans to accompany loan applications. This is a free workshop, but registration is requested. Please register online at PascoHernando.SCORE.org.

Teen Art Competition. Friday, November 13, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. Enter your creations in the Teen Art Competition! Submissions can include drawings, paintings, and/or photography. Prizes will be awarded in two age groups: there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for grades 6-8 and for grades 9-12. All submissions are due by November 12. For kids in grades 6-12.

Lego Club. Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. This program includes Lego Mindstorms for tweens and We Do Lego kits for younger kids. Learn how to build and program your creations. For grades K-8.

Children's Craft Corner. Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Children can make a fun craft and take it home! 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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