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

Events happening the week beginning September 16, 2018.

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

Medicare 101. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Tuesday Night Stitchers.Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 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.

Color Me Calm. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Relax your mind and color your worries away! Chocolate, coloring materials and water are provided by the Friends of the Hudson Library. This is an adult program.

Baby Storytime. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                       

Social Circle. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Come make new friends at the library! Refreshments will be served.

Silly Storytime – Toddler. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

Silly Storytime – Preschool. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 

Paws for Reading! Thursday, September 20, 2018, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Read aloud to a furry friend and practice your reading skills. Grades K-5.

Chair Yoga. Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. All are welcome to join us for chair yoga! Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support.

Knitters for Charity. Friday, September 21, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 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!

Family Lego Challenge. Saturday, September 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Build and WIN! Bring the entire family for an afternoon of Lego creativity. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative designs and everyone will leave with a small participation gift. This program is free and open to all.


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

Twisted Stitchers: Crochet Club. Monday, September 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Chess Club. Monday, September 17, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Wood Owl Craft. Monday, September 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Coding for Kids. Monday, September 17, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Learn how to design your own characters, produce animations, and create video games using the programming language Scratch! If you have a laptop you'd like to use, please bring it in. If you don't have one, you can use one of ours. This program is for kids in grades 2-7. Registration required. 

Delicious Dishes: Quesadillas. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Create simple yet delicious dishes with us at the library! This month, we'll be cooking up quesadillas and learning about a variety of Hispanic cultures in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. This program is for tweens in grades 4-7.

Makerspace Open Hours. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Mom & Baby Support Group. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Bring your children and connect with other mothers in a relaxing and supportive environment! This group meets weekly to provide free breastfeeding and mothering support to local moms. Sponsored by WIC and the Florida Dept. of Health.

Baby Storytime. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. This story time will be for children ages birth to 18 mos.  Activities will foster development in pre-reading, motor, and social skills through the use of music, movement, finger-plays, and props.  We will finish our program each week with a free-play setting that provides plenty of opportunity for socialization for caregivers and babies alike.

Toddler Storytime. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Is your little one full of wiggles, jiggles, and giggles?  This story time is for children ages 16-18 mos. to around 2 1/2 years and will feature short stories, moving and grooving, singing, and activities to enhance the topics. With plenty of fun and excitement, we will not only touch on pre-reading skills, but spatial awareness, attention, motor development, and social skills as well.

Preschool Storytime. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 11:45 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Is your child's attention span growing? Are they able to sit through slightly longer books and show signs of more interest in structured activities? Are they more easily able to make connections?  Then preschool story time is right for you!

Art Journaling for Beginners – Part 1. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Sharpie Mugs. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Create your very own, one of a kind coffee mug using Sharpies and your imagination! For teens in grades 6-12.

Color Me Happy. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Coloring Club for Adults; supplies are provided.

Exploring India. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Read to the Share Our World Therapy Dogs. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Friday Afternoon Films. Friday, September 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Jewelry Jam with Kate. Saturday, September 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Tween Book Tasting. Saturday, September 22, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Come try our version of a tween book club by sampling some of our books to see which genre best fits your taste! Restaurant atmosphere and snacks included. This program is for tweens in grades 4-7.


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 Medicare 101. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Medicare 101 presentation, conducted by the SHINE Program, will provide information on the basics of Medicare 101. A SHINE volunteer will also be available to answer questions about Medicare.

Teen Movie Fun! Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Join us for a movie and popcorn! Call to find out what this month's feature will be. 

Storytime + Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Stories and Songs and Fun Plus for Toddlers and Preschoolers.

Lego Club. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Enjoy Legos with your friends. For ages 4 and up.

Bingo! Thursday, September 20, 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, September 20, 2018, 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Read aloud to a furry friend and practice your reading skills. Grades K-5

Color Me Happy for Adults. Friday, September 21, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Be creative, relax, socialize and have fun coloring intricate designs. Registration is required for this fourth of 6 classes. For adults.

Duct Tape Crafts.  Saturday, September 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fun with duct tape! For those in grades 4 - 7.


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, September 18, 2018, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 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, September 20, 2018, 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Storytime for Ages 2-5. Storytime for Ages 2-5. Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and maybe a game or a craft or bubbles!!! Thursday at 11:15 AM.  This week we'll be celebrating "Talk Like a Pirate Day" and we'll be making a treasure chest craft!  Call 727-834-3331 for more details.

Teen: TBD. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Come sew a tiny house in a tiny village. Limited availability. Registration required.

Baby Time (ages birth-2). Friday, September 21, 2018, 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Books, bubbles & bouncy rhymes for you and your bundle of joy! Ages birth-2

Ice Cream Tween! Saturday, September 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tweens in grades 4 through 7 join us for ice cream crafts including making your own ice cream!!!


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

Alicia’s Play with Paint. Monday, September 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Come and join us and paint your own Dot Mandalas. Registration begins two weeks prior to class date. 

Foundry Open Hours. Monday, September 17, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 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. 

Read with Charlie.Monday, September 17, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., and 4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Join our newest reading dog, Charlie! Reading dogs help children develop the skills they need to read in a relaxed environment. You can bring your own book or read one of ours. Please call the library at 813-929-1214 to schedule your spot. Charlie will be available for 15-minute increments. A signed waiver is required. Registration opens weekly.

Inviting Autumn Essential Oils. Monday, September 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Join us for another essential oils class! This class will focus on what Essential Oils are.  We will incorporate some diffuser combination favorites and two food recipes using essential oils. Ages 16+. Registration and a signed waiver required. 

Tai Chi. Monday, September 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Join us for our all new Tai Chi classes! Bonnie’s Tai Chi Class brings all your physiological systems from digestion, cardiovascular, respiration, immunity and mental activity up to a higher level in a gentle and low impact manner. No movement is too difficult or strenuous as Bonnie modifies each movement to fit every student’s needs. Many of her students can work at different levels within the same class whether you are doing chair work due to an injury or studying in preparation to teach. Greater flexibility, core stability, improved balance, less fatigue, and reduced stress aid in the ability for her students to prevent and deal with issues such as Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, Arthritis, Joint Replacement, Lowering Blood Pressure, Depression, Anxiety and Breathing. Ages: Adult. A signed liability waiver is required.

Foundry Open Hours: Scroll Saws. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Join us in The Foundry for open hours. On Tuesday mornings through September we will have instruction on the scroll saw during our open build sessions. Completion of all forms and safety training is required. Please call the library at 813-929-1214 for more information.

Chair Yoga. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Join our volunteer teacher for an all new Chair Yoga program! A signed liability waiver is required. The fitness goals for this program are to improve balance and increase endurance, flexibility, and range of motion. The class is taught in seated and standing positions using a chair as a prop. Research shows that people with Parkinson's Disease can benefit from activities such as Chair Yoga. Please bring water and wear comfortable clothing. If you wish to relax on the floor for the final pose, feel free to bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket.

Read with Charlie. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Join our newest reading dog, Charlie! Reading dogs help children develop the skills they need to read in a relaxed environment. You can bring your own book or read one of ours. Please call the library at 813-929-1214 to schedule your spot. Charlie will be available for 15-minute increments. A signed waiver is required. Registration opens weekly.

Chess Club. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Join us every Tuesday for our weekly chess club meeting! Each week participants will meet to learn the basics of the game and practice playing. If you register for one class, you will be automatically registered for each week. Ages: 12+

Tinkering Tuesdays – STEM September. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Join us one Tuesday evening a month for our "Tinkering Tuesdays" program series! Each month we will explore a different theme using crafts and STEAM activities designed to help young learners explore the world around them! Grades: K-5

Beginner Mahjong. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Join us to learn how to play Mahjong. This class is designed for beginners. Please call 813-929-1214 to register. Registration is required.

Crochet for Beginners. Wednesday, September 19, 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. 

Intermediate Mahjong. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 12:00 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.

LOL Book Club. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. LOL Book Club, this month we will be discussing "In the shadow of the Dragon's Back" by Rachel Longstaff, local author.

English for Speakers of Other Languages Class. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Join our certified ESOL teacher as she teaches a class on English as a second language. Ages: 16+

Classic and Card Games. Thursday, September 20, 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, September 20, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., and 1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  A lap-sit program to instill the love of reading in children ages birth-1yr. 

Read with Charlie. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., and 4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Join our newest reading dog, Charlie! Reading dogs help children develop the skills they need to read in a relaxed environment. You can bring your own book or read one of ours. Please call the library at 813-929-1214 to schedule your spot. Charlie will be available for 15-minute increments. A signed waiver is required. Registration opens weekly.

Teen Photography Class. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. In this class, we'll learn the basics of photography. If you have a DSLR camera, please bring it along to get the most out of this class.

AARP Safe Driver Course. Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. AARP Safe Driver Course, please contact Eugene Pool to register.  813-949-8585

Come Play Canasta! Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Join our all new canasta group for cards and fun!

Toddler Storytime.Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Children and their caregivers gather to sing, dance, and share stories. This storytime is geared towards children ages 1-2 years.

Preschool Storytime. Friday, September 21, 2018, 1:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Children and their caregivers gather to sing, dance, and share stories. This storytime is geared towards children ages 3-5 years.

Play, Make, Discover! – Silly Dance Party! Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 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, September 22, 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.

Pre-Teen Craft. Saturday, September 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join us for our pre-teen craft program!  This month we will be doing a hedgehog book craft!


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

Ukulele Practice Session. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Have you taken our Ukulele classes?  Do you want more practice?  Join us for these practice sessions at the library.  Note: there will not be an instructor at these sessions.

Knitting Club at Hugh Embry.Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Bring your supplies and a bag lunch if you wish. 

3rdTuesday Book Club. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. This month we will be watching the 'Book Club' movie (on DVD), and having a discussion party.

Hands-on Ukulele Class. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. This is a three-part series of classes for all ages. Please call the library at 352 567-3576 to register.

Toddler Storytime. Wednesday, September 19, 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, September 19, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Ages 3-5. Enjoy Stories, songs, crafts with Miss Angela. 45 mins.

Chair Yoga. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Chair yoga is a fun, non-strenuous way to exercise.  Please call the library at 352 567-3576 to reserve your spot.

Wired Wednesday – (Grades 4-7). Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Learn the basics of coding with Tynker, and create a game you and your friends can play.

Chess Club. Wednesday, September 19, 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!

Technology Class – Social Media. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Mahjong. Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. We're starting a Mahjong club at the library - all skill levels are welcome. We have sets, or bring your own.

Senior Cinema & Popcorn. Friday, September 21, 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, September 22, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Come and read to these gentle Therapy Dogs before the start of our family events.

Free Family Movie & Popcorn. Saturday, September 22, 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, Wesley Chapel, 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

Fiber Arts. Monday, September 18, 2018, 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 

Tai Chi Tuesdays. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Join us for an hour of Tai Chi! Wear comfortable clothes and bring a bottle of water.

Master Gardeners: 1stTime Vegetable Garden. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Toddler Story Time. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Story Time for toddlers ages 1-2.

Preschool Story Time. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Story Time for preschoolers ages 3-5.

Senior Social. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join us for games, conversation, and refreshments. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

SHINE Medicare 101. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. A SHINE representative will be available to answer Medicare enrollment questions.

Teen Advisory Board. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 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.

Teen Comic Club. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. A classic book club except we'll only discuss comics/graphic novels, there's no assigned book, and it's only for teens. Refreshments will be provided.

Post-TAB Hang. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A time to hang out and relax. Play games, do crafts, watch movies, eat snacks, do whatever you want to do!

Sewing. Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration is required.


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

AARP Driver Safety. Friday, September 21, 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.

One-on-One Tech help by Appointment only. Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Call the library at 813-780-0064 for an appointment for your technology questions.

 

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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