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

Events happening the week beginning January 3, 2016


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, January 5, 2016 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, January 5, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Join the Teen Advisory Board to help plan and prepare library programs for teens. Earn volunteer hours for school. For teens.

Premier Healthcare Information Table for ACA Enrollment. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Premier Healthcare will be here to answer your questions and provide information about Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act. The information table will be located in the library lobby.

Pasco Extension: Spring Vegetable Gardening. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Now is the time to decide what to plant, when to plant, and how to maintain delicious spring vegetables. Plan to attend this free University of Florida Pasco Extension seminar to find out how to get ready for the spring season. For more information, please call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Baby Story Time. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, and more for our littlest library patrons.

Senior Social. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Join us for coffee, games, and conversation. Make new friends, discuss common interests, and play cards or board games. For seniors and all adults.

Lego Mindstorms. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 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.

Silly Storytime for Toddlers. Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Join us every Thursday for silly stories, dancing, and more!

Silly Storytime for Preschoolers. Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Join us every Thursday at noon for silly stories, dancing, and more!

Beginning Tai Chi. Friday, January 8, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Taoist Tai Chi Society returns to introduce us to this gentle form of exercise. Please consult with your physician before starting any exercise program. Space is limited and sign up is required. Please see the reference desk for more information or call 727-861-3040. For adults.

Knitters for Charity. Friday, January 8, 2016 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.

Teen Game Night. Friday, January 8, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Join us for after-hours gaming fun! Free pizza and refreshments will be served courtesy of the Hudson Friends of the Library. For teens in grades 6-12.

Nature Coast Market. Saturday, January 9, 2016 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, January 9, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join us for a discussion of Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Moran. New faces are always welcome.

Post-It Note Art. Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Come create some cool pictures on our walls and windows using Post-It Notes!


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 Storytime. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Stories, rhymes, and activities for babies, ages 0 to 1.

Toddler Storytime. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. Stories, rhymes, and activities for toddlers, ages 1-2.

Preschool Storytime. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11:45 a.m. Stories, rhymes, and activities for preschoolers, ages 3-5.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Wednesday, January 6, 2016 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, January 7, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Storytime with therapy dogs for kids in grades K-5.

Friday Afternoon Films. Friday, January 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Join us for tea, pastries, and an episode of a popular television series. Please call for more details: 727-861-3049. For adults.

Board Game Bash. Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. Come play some of your favorite board games. For tweens, 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

Friends Book Club. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. Join the Friends of the Library for an engaging book discussion on The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. New faces are always welcome. For adults.

Teen Book Club. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Join us to discuss the book you are reading! For grades 8-12.

BINGO. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Play BINGO to win prizes, have fun, and make new friends. For adults.

Storytime +. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. Stories, songs, and fun, plus American Sign Language for toddlers and preschoolers.

Lego Club. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Enjoy Legos with your friends. For children ages 4 and up.

Paws for Friendship. Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Practice your reading skills while reading aloud to a furry friend. For those in grades K-5.

Color Me Happy for Adults. Friday, January 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Be creative, relax, socialize, and have fun coloring intricate designs. Registration is required. Please call 727-834-3204 to register. For adults.

Whovian Friday. Friday, January 8, 2016 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. Bring your friends for an after-hours evening of wibbly, wobbly, timey, wimey fun! For teens.

Tween String Theory. Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Tweens, join us to make a cool string art craft! 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, January 5, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Crafts, songs, and stories for toddlers and their loved ones! For ages 1-5.

Lego Maniacs. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 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 youngest ones. For grades K-5.

Teen Meeting + Pizza. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Earn volunteer hours for school by helping us plan and prepare library programs for teens. Eat pizza and more! For grades 6-12.

Baby Signing. Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. Learn everyday signs with your little one. For ages 0-2 years.

Computer & Technology Class. Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Learn the basics of Microsoft Office. Please call the library for details: 727-834-3331.

Tablet Talk. Thursday, January 7, 2016 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! For adults.

Lights, Camera, Action! Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Have you ever wanted to make a great movie, but thought it was too complicated? That's all about to change! Join us and learn how to make your very own movies. 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

Foundry Open Hours. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Come in to the Foundry (our makerspace) during open hours to work on your own projects.  A signed liability waiver is required, and dress code guidelines must be followed for safety. Please call 813-929-1214 for more information.

Exploration Station. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Come learn how to use a banana as a piano, make a bird robot move, and draw your own circuits! A signed liability waiver is required, and dress code guidelines must be followed for safety. Please call 813-929-1214 to register. For ages 9-15.

Anime Club. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Teens and adults are welcome in the Anime Club to learn about the latest and greatest manga and anime.

Hand Tools, Power Tools, and More. Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Sign up for this class to learn how to use basic woodworking tools. A signed liability waiver is required, and dress code guidelines must be followed for safety. Please call to register: 813-929-1214. For ages 16+ for this specific program.

Senior Social. Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Join our group of Social Seniors for coffee, cake, and conversation. You can get involved at the library by offering programming suggestions, or take this time to meet new friends, discuss common interests, and engage in recreational activities. Occasional workshops on topics of interest may be scheduled. For older adults.

Baby Storytime. Thursday, January 7, 2016 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, January 8, 2016 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, January 8, 2016 at 11:30 p.m. Stories, songs, and fingerplays for children ages 3-5. Sponsored by the Friends of Land O' Lakes Library.

16+ Game Night. Friday, January 8, 2016 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+.

Introduction to Soldering. Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Learn to safely use a soldering iron to join electrical components and wires. A signed liability waiver is required, and dress code guidelines must be followed for safety. To register, please call 813-929-1214. For ages 16+.

Pre-Teen Gaming. Saturday, January 9, 2016 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 gaming 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, January 9, 2016 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

Knitting Club at Hugh Embry. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Come and knit at the library! Bring your supplies and a bag lunch if you wish. The group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.

Hugh Embry Mystery Book Discussion Group. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. New members are always welcome! Please call 352-567-3576 to join. For adults.

All Girl Programming Club. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Use Snap, Scratch, and Dreams to program the Finch Robot. For girls in grades 4-8, plus mentors.

Toddler Storytime. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 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, January 6, 2016 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, January 6, 2016 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.

Chess Club. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 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.

Friends of Hugh Embry Library Used Book Bazaar. Friday & Saturday, January 8 & 9, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. You'll find great bargains on books in many genres. DVDs are often available too! All Book Bazaar proceeds help fund programming for all ages at Hugh Embry Library.


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.

Dealing with Dementia. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Patricia Sutton of Gulfside Hospice will give a presentation about dealing with dementia.

Reading Buddies. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Children can practice reading aloud to a friendly therapy dog.

Story Time. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Story time for children ages 0 to 5 years old.

SHINE Medicare Help. Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. A SHINE representative will be available to answer Medicare enrollment questions. SHINE: Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Earn community service hours for scholarships by helping the library plan and prepare programs for teens. For grades 6-12.

Anime Club. Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Watch and discuss anime and manga. For grades 6 and above.

Lego Club. Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Build and program your Lego creations. This program includes Lego Mindstorms and WeDo kits.

Children's Craft Corner. Saturday, January 9, 2016 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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