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 29 to December 5, 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, December 1, 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, December 1, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Earn volunteer hours by helping us plan and prepare library programs. The more the merrier so bring your friends! Snacks and refreshments will be provided courtesy of Friends of Hudson Library. For grades 6-12.

Baby Story Time. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, and more for our littlest library patrons.

Lego Mindstorms. Wednesday, December 2, 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 is a free program sponsored by the Friends of Hudson Library. For grades 4-7.

Silly Storytime for Toddlers. Thursday, December 3, 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, December 3, 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, December 4, 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.

Silly Saturday Dance Party. Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Come dance and play the morning away!

Peter and the Wolf: A Live Performance. Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Join us for a live performance of Peter and the Wolf, the classic story of a young boy's adventure capturing a wolf. The story is brought to life through narration and wind instruments played for each character: a flute for the bird, an oboe for the duck, a clarinet for the cat, a bassoon for grandfather, and a French horn for the wolf. Don't miss this delightful performance, perfect for the holidays.


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

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

Preschool Story Time. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 11:45 a.m. Stories, rhymes, and activities for preschoolers, ages 3-5.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Earn volunteer hours and help plan upcoming teen events and programs. For teens, grades 6-12.

Read to your BBFFs (Bright & Beautiful Furry Friends). Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Storytime with therapy dogs for kids in grades K-5.

Friday Afternoon Films. Friday, December 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Join us for tea, pastries, and an episode of a popular television series. Please call the library for more information: 727-861-3049. For adults.

Lego Mania. Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Come and use your imagination and build with Lego blocks. For grades K-5.


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, December 1, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. Join the Friends of the Library for an engaging book discussion on a favorite book. For adults.

Teen Book Club. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Join us to discuss the book you are reading. For those in grades 8-12.

Storytime +. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. Stories, songs, fun, and American Sign Language, plus a paper cupcake craft. For toddlers and preschoolers.

Lego Club. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Enjoy Lego blocks with your friends. For elementary-school-age children and their families.

Whovian Friday. Friday, December 4, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Join us to relive the popular series or discover it for the first time, starting at the beginning of the reboot. So bring your friends for an evening of wibbly, wobbly, timey, wimey fun! For teens.

Elementary Let It Snowman. Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. We may be in Florida, but we can still make a snowman! This craft program is for grades K-3 and their families.


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

Lego Maniacs. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Join us Tuesdays 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) & Pizza. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Earn volunteer hours by helping us plan and prep teen library programs. Eat pizza and more! For grades 6-12.

Baby Signing. Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. Learn everyday signs with your little one. For ages 0-2 years.

Computer & Technology Class. Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Learn about Searching the Internet. Please call the library for details: 727-834-3331.

Tablet Talk. Thursday, December 3, 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.

Family Movie Night. Friday, December 4, 2015 at 5:25 p.m. Come dressed in pajamas, bring your favorite blanket, and join us on the first Friday of each month for a fun, family-friendly feature film! Popcorn and refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of South Holiday Library.

Anime & Manga Club. Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Join this lively club where anime and manga enthusiasts meet! Learn about up-and-coming anime and manga, discuss related topics, and even dress up as your favorite anime character if you wish. Enjoy pizza from Brooklyn Best Pizza. For grades 6-12.


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 Seminar – Backyard Wildlife Habitats. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Do you want to attract birds and other watchable wildlife into your yard? Come to this free Pasco Extension seminar to learn how to create a wildlife-friendly yard. For adults.

Anime Club. Tuesday, December 1, 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 Land O' Lakes Library. For grades 6-12.

Alzheimer's Association/Caregiver Support. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. To inform the community about services and support available for patients with dementia.

Social Seniors. Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Join our group of Social Seniors for coffee, cake, and conversation. Local Senior Leader, Phyllis E. Bross, Esquire, asks everyone who can to please bring a new and unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Underprivileged children who may not otherwise receive a holiday gift will be thrilled with the toy that you generously contribute! For ages 55 and up.

Baby Storytime. Thursday, December 3, 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.

Toddler Storytime. Friday, December 4, 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 years. Sponsored by the Friends of Land O' Lakes Library.

Preschool Storytime. Friday, December 4, 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.

Teen Game Night. Friday, December 4, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Join us to play all your favorite video games like Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Wii, and more! There will also be a free Mini Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament with card pack prizes. Free snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of Land O’ Lakes Library.

Digital Photography. Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 10:15 a.m. This first class in a series will enable you to perform simple edits that can result in significant improvements to your digital photos. The Quick and Guided edit modes are automatic edits that you can easily apply to any digital image. We will also address Expert mode tools that are easy to use and provide basic adjustments and control of your images. Finally, we will discuss preparing your images for printing, whether you print them at home or send them out. Class space is limited: please call 813-929-1214 to register.

Popcorn and a Movie with Santa. Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Join us on the first Saturday of each month to watch a newly released G or PG rated film. This month enjoy free popcorn and juice with Santa as our special guest. 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

Knitting Club at Hugh Embry. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month to knit at the library! Bring your supplies and a bag lunch if you wish. For adults.

Hugh Embry Mystery Book Discussion Group. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Please call 352-567-3576 to join. New members are always welcome.

All Girl Programming Club. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Use Snap, Scratch, and Dreams to program our Finch Robot. For girls in grades 4-8, plus mentors.

Toddler Storytime. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays with your child. Early reading helps give children a great head start in life. For ages 1-2 with parent or guardian.

Read to Rover. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Before and after Storytime, your little ones can read to a friendly therapy dog. Kids love it! Take a photo of your child or grandchild reading to Rylee or Buttons.

Preschool Storytime. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Enjoy stories, songs, and crafts with your child. Early reading helps give children a great head start in life. For ages 3-5 with parent or guardian.

A Matter of Balance Class. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. This class is designed to help people manage their concerns about falls, which allows them to increase physical activity. Older adults learn positive coping methods to reduce fear of falling and remain active and independent.

Chess Club. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Chess players of all skill levels can meet and play chess at the library. You may bring your own chess set or use one from the library. For adults and teens.

Watercolor Postcards (Etegami). Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Etegami are simple hand-painted postcards with few words (sometimes with humor included) meant to be mailed to cheer someone else. This is a free program and all supplies will be provided. Class space is limited and registration is required. Please call 352-567-3576 to sign up. Sponsored by the Friends of Hugh Embry Library.

Web Privacy. Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Learn how to protect your privacy on the Internet.

Teen Anime. Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Enjoy the latest anime, manga, and jpop. Even try foods from Japan! This is a free event sponsored by the Friends of Hugh Embry Library. For grades 6-12.

SHINE's Medicare 101 with Jan Rauer. Friday, December 4, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Open Enrollment for Medicare ends December 7. Get free enrollment help in this 1-hour workshop. SHINE: Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders.

Tween Yu-Gi-Oh! Friday, December 4, 2015 from 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Play this fun card game from Japan. Certified YGO judge Donovan R. will show you how. We’ll have tournaments with prizes each month! We’ll also have extra cards and free snacks, so bring a friend. For grades 4-8.

Lego Kid-struction Day. Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Come build and create with our Lego blocks, Keva Planks, puzzles, and more! For grades K-5.


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: Plants for Winter Color. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Winter does not have to be colorless and boring. Learn which plants like cooler temperatures. There are many plants just waiting to add sparkle and color to your yard. Please come to this free University of Florida Pasco Extension seminar. For more information, please call 352-518-0156.

Storytime. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. Storytime for children ages 0 to 5 years old.

Healthy Eating on a Budget. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Gulfside Hospice will present a program about healthy eating and grocery shopping on a budget.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Club. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.  Come learn how to play Yu-Gi-Oh! A certified instructor will teach you how.  There will be a tournament with prizes later in the month. For grades 4-8.

SHINE Medicare Help. Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. A SHINE volunteer will be available to help seniors with Medicare enrollment questions. SHINE: Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Earn community service hours for scholarships by helping the library choose programs for teens. For grades 6-12.

Anime Club. Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Watch and discuss anime and manga. For grades 6 and above.

Computer Virus Protection. Friday, December 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Learn how to protect your computer from viruses.

First Saturday Book Club. Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Join us to discuss this month's selection, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. New faces are always welcome.

Friends of the Library Meeting. Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting of the Friends of New River Library, a non-profit organization that supports library programming. Learn more about the Friends and consider becoming a Friend yourself.

Gaming Club. Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Join us for video games, board games, and RPGs. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the 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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