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

Events happening the week of December 13 through December 19, 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 15, 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.

Anime Club. Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Meet up with fellow fans to learn about up-and-coming anime and manga and enjoy Japanese snacks! Permission slips are required. For grades 6-12.

Baby Story Time. Wednesday, December 16, 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 16, 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.

Sweets & Treats with Mr. & Mrs. Claus. Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Come meet Santa and Mrs. Claus! Light refreshments will be served.

Knitters for Charity. Friday, December 18, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Join this fun group to knit and crochet for charity. They have donated over 17,000 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, December 18, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Join us for a great holiday film! Please call the library for more details: 727-861-3040. For adults.

Sweets & Treats with Mr. & Mrs. Claus. Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Come meet Santa and Mrs. Claus! Light refreshments will be served.


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 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Stories, rhymes, and activities for babies, ages 0 to 1 year.

Toddler Story Time. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. Stories, rhymes, and activities for toddlers, ages 1-2.

Preschool Story Time. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 11:45 a.m. Stories, rhymes, and activities for preschoolers, ages 3-5.

Gingerbread House Demolition. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Build a pretty gingerbread house…and then destroy it! (Or keep it intact, if you wish.) For teens, grades 6-12.

Read to your BBFF (Bright & Beautiful Furry Friends). Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Storytime with therapy dogs for kids in grades K-5.

Friday Afternoon Films. Friday, December 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Join us for tea, pastries, and a movie. Please call the library for more details: 727-861-3049. For adults.

Game Zone After Dark. Friday, December 18, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. We’ll have gaming tournaments on multiple systems, plus snacks and drinks! For teens, grades 6-12.

Winter Funderland. Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. Holiday-themed crafts for elementary-school-aged children in 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

Basic Computer Skills. Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Attend this class to learn basic computing skills. If you have a laptop or tablet, feel free to bring it along. For adults.

BINGO. Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Play BINGO to win prizes, have fun, and make new friends! For adults.

Storytime +. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. Come in for stories, songs, and fun! Plus, Santa and Mrs. Claus! Don’t forget your camera. For toddlers and preschoolers.

Lego Club. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Enjoy Legos with your friends. For elementary-school-age children and their families.

Coupon Clip, Save, & Swap. Friday, December 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Share coupons and learn tips and tricks for saving money. For adults.

Anime Club. Saturday, December 19, 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, December 15, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Crafts, songs, and stories for toddlers and their loved ones! Ages 1-5.

Lego Maniacs. Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Join us each Tuesday for a Lego Block Party! We’ll have tables and tables of Lego blocks for all the Master Builders and DUPLOs for the youngest ones. For grades K-5.

Gingerbread Games. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. It’s time for our annual gingerbread house building contest! Will your design win? Let's see if you have what it takes. For grades 6-12.

Baby Time. Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. Songs, stories, bubbles, and bouncy rhymes for you and your bundle of joy! For ages 0-2.

Throwback Thursday. Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Let's take it back to a simpler time: Join us for coloring, chess, card games, and retro fun! For ages 18+.

Tablet Talk. Thursday, December 17, 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.

Sew It Seams: Stocking. Saturday, December 18, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Each month, we'll work on completing a new project using a sewing machine. Registration is strongly encouraged. Please call the library for details: 727-834-3331.


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 Holiday Party. Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Join us for our Teen White Elephant Gift Exchange! All participants must bring an unused, wrapped gift, and all gifts will be piled together. Everyone will draw a number, and each person in turn can choose a present from the pile or choose to steal someone else's gift. For teens.

Family Night Out. Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Join us on the third Tuesday of each month for stories, crafts, and games for the whole family. A special robotics craft will be featured this month called Holiday Brushbots! Sponsored by the Friends of Land O' Lakes Library. For ages 7-12.

Adult Book Club. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. This month we’ll be discussing Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. New faces are always welcome. For adults.

Friend's Monthly Meeting. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 2:45 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend the Friends of Land O'Lakes Library’s Monthly Meeting. Learn more about how this group supports the library, and consider becoming a Friend yourself!

Senior Games. Thursday, December 17, 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.

The Foundry Ribbon Cutting. Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Join us for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for our brand new makerspace, The Foundry, at Land O' Lakes Library!  We will be giving tours of the new space and demonstrating some of the equipment.  Sponsored by the Friends of Land O' Lakes Library.

Baby Storytime. Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.    Babies under one year of age and their caregivers can come to share songs and stories.

Toddler Storytime. Friday, December 18, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. Stories, songs, and fingerplays for children ages 1-2 years. Sponsored by the Friends of Land O' Lakes Library.

Preschool Storytime. Friday, December 18, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. Stories, songs, and fingerplays for children ages 3-5. Sponsored by the Friends of Land O' Lakes Library.

Teen Game Night. Friday, December 18, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Join us for Teen Immature Game Night! Teens, kick off the holidays by playing childhood games like Red Rover, Dodge Ball, and board games. (OK, we’ll have video games as well.) For teens.

The Foundry Open Hours. Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Join us in The Foundry (our makerspace) 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.

Toddler Time. Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Parents and toddlers can come to explore the world around them through stories, crafts, and play. Sponsored by the Friends of Land O’ Lakes Library.

Sewing Basics 101. Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. In this class, become familiar with the basics of a sewing machine. Practice will include threading the machine needle and bobbin. A signed liability waiver and registration is required. For ages 9 and up.

Kids Crafts. Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join us on the third Saturday of each month for a story and crafts. This month's theme is Happy Holidays! 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. Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Enjoy knitting with others! All skill levels are welcome. For adults.

Hugh Embry Book Discussion Group. Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Join us as we discuss Marja Mills' controversial book, The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee. New members are always welcome. For adults.

Storytime with Mrs. Santa. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Children can meet Mrs. Claus and have their photo taken with her! She will also read stories to the children. Free. For ages 0-5 with parent/guardian.

Read to Rover. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Enjoy the visiting therapy dogs! Kids can read books to them, too. For all ages.

Chess Club. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Chess players of all skill levels are welcome, and skilled players can help newbies! For adults and teens.

Teen Gaming. Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Play Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii U games! We’ll have free snacks and drinks, too. Sponsored by the Friends of Hugh Embry Library. For grades 9-12.

Senior Cinema & Popcorn. Friday, December 18, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Enjoy a free 2015 film based on a book by bestselling author Nicholas Sparks. Free popcorn, too! For adults.

Free Kids Movie & Popcorn. Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Enjoy the newest film about a big, loveable elf! For kids 12 and under with parent/guardian.


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.

Email Basics. Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Learn the basics of using e-mail. Please call 813-788-6375 to register.

Santa Storytime. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. Come see Santa and listen to a story! For ages 0 to 5 years old.

Senior Social. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Come play games and make new friends. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

SHINE Medicare Help. Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. A SHINE representative will be available to answer Medicare enrollment questions. SHINE: Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders.

Gingerbread Houses. Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Come decorate your own gingerbread house. Sponsored by the Friends of New River Library. For grades 6-12.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Earn community services hours for scholarships by helping the library choose programs for teens. For grades 6-12.

Community Garden Meeting. Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Meeting for community garden participants and those interested in gardening in general.

Teen Karaoke and Games. Friday, December 18, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. Teens, come show off your karaoke skills. Sponsored by the Friends of New River Library. For grades 8-12.

RPG Gaming. Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Try our role playing game club for adventurous fun. 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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