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

Events happening the week beginning February 14, 2016.

Please note: All libraries in the Pasco County Library System will be closed Friday, February 19, 2016 for a Staff Development Day. All PCLS libraries will resume their regular hours on Saturday, February 20, 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, February 16, 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.

Anime Club. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Meet up with fellow fans to learn about up-and-coming anime and manga, and even sample some Japanese snacks! Permission slips are required. For grades 6-12.

Color Me Calm. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Take a break from your stress for an hour and color some intricate and tranquil designs using colored pencils or gel pens. It's an easy way to relax and be creative. All materials will be provided, as well as snacks and beverages. Sponsored by the Friends of Hudson Library. For adults.

Pretending Place. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The Pretending Place is a creative playspace for young children. Kids and parents are welcome to explore our interactive learning stations at their own pace.

Baby Story Time. Wednesday, February 17, 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, February 17, 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.

Silly Storytime for Toddlers. Thursday, February 18, 2016 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, February 18, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Join us every Thursday at noon for silly stories, dancing, and more!

Life-sized Candy Land. Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Come play a life-sized version of Candy Land! For kids and families.


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, February 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Stories, rhymes, and activities for babies, ages 0 to 1 year.

Coloring for Adults. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Rediscover the joy and relaxation of coloring in this six-week series.  To register, please contact the Information desk in person or by calling 727-861-3049. For adults.

Toddler Storytime. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. Stories, rhymes, and activities for toddlers, ages 1-2.

Preschool Storytime. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 11:45 a.m. Stories, rhymes, and activities for preschoolers, ages 3-5.

Anti-Valentine's Party. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Celebrate all things "Anti" Valentine's Day! For teens in grades 6-12.

Read to your BBFFs (Bright & Beautiful Furry Friends). Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Storytime with therapy dogs for kids in grades K-5.

Seatbelt Safety Awareness with Becky Buckle-Up. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. Join us for a fun and educational program with Ani Hudgens and her special puppet friend Becky Buckle-Up. 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

Basic Computer Skills. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Attend this class for an introduction to computers. If you have a laptop or tablet, bring it along. For adults.

SCORE Seminar: Customer Service Workshop. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. This workshop is for those people and businesses that want to take customer service to the next level and keep it there. Learn how to attract customers by understanding what is important to them and how they want to be treated, how to have great interactions, and how to develop long-term customer relationships. This is a free seminar, but registration is requested. Please register online at www.PascoHernando.score.org.

Storytime +. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. Stories, songs, and fun, plus a craft for toddlers and preschoolers.

Lego Club. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Enjoy Legos with your friends. For ages 4 and up.

Paws for Friendship. Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Practice your reading skills while reading aloud to a furry friend. For grades K-5.

Anime Club. Saturday, February 20, 2016 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, February 16, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Crafts, songs, and stories for toddlers and their loved ones! For ages 1-5.

Lego Maniacs. Tuesday, February 16, 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.

Movies with Friends. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Grab a seat each Wednesday and enjoy coffee and snacks while watching an educational documentary. Please call for more information: 727-834-3331.

Giant Game Night. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Teens are invited to play GIANT versions of classic games. For grades 6-12.

Baby Time. Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. Songs, stories, bubbles, and bouncy rhymes for you and your bundle of joy! For ages 0-2 years.

Throwback Thursday. Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Coffee, fun, and treats! Let's take it back to a simpler time: Join us for coloring, chess, card games, and more retro fun. For ages 18 and up.

Tablet Talk. Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Are you looking to learn more about technology? Each week we'll explore a different topic to help make you a tech pro!

Lego Mindstorms. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Lego Mindstorms is a programmable robotics construction set that gives you the power to build, program, and command your own Lego robots. Class space is limited; please register at the Information Desk or by calling 727-834-3331. For grades 4-7.

Last One Standing. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Do you have what it takes? Take part in a series of 60-second challenges using items commonly found around the library. A prize will be awarded to the Last One Standing! 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

Friends of Land O'Lakes Library Monthly Meeting. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Come and meet with the group that brings all of the fantastic programs to the Land O' Lakes Library. We are always seeking new members!

Foundry Open Build Hours. Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. During makerspace open hours, you can work on your own projects using all of our tools and equipment! A signed liability waiver is required and the makerspace dress code must be followed for safety. For more information, please call 813-929-1214. For ages 16 and up.

Jewelry Making for Beginners. Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This month we will be making a pair of Japanese chain mail earrings. All supplies are provided free of charge by the library. A signed liability waiver and registration is required for this program. Please call 813-929-1214 to register. For ages 9 and up.

Senior Games. Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 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 video games. Refreshments will be provided thanks to the Friends of Land O’ Lakes Library. For adults.

Baby Storytime. Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. A lap-sit program for mothers and babies. Introduce your child to the joy of books and reading. For ages 0-1 year.

Young Adult Game Night. Friday, February 19, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Game night for ages 16+. ID required.

SHINE Medicare Assistance. Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The purpose of this program is to educate citizens regarding Medicare insurance. More information can be found online at http://www.floridashine.org/. SHINE: Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders.

Toddler Time. Saturday, February 20, 2016 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.

Jr. Engineers. Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Join the Land O' Lakes Library for a STEAM based engineering program designed for kids ages 9-15. (STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) A signed makerspace liability waiver is required, and dress code guidelines must be followed for safety. Please call 813-929-1214 to learn more and to register. For ages 9-15.

Pre-Teen Gaming. Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Want to come to all those teen game nights you see advertised but just aren’t old enough yet? Now we have a 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.


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

Toddler Storytime Tuesday: New Day and Time. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays with Ms. Angela. For ages 1-2 with parent.

Preschooler Storytime Tuesday: New Day and Time. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Enjoy stories, crafts, and songs with Ms. Angela. For ages 3-5 with parent.

Kids Read to Rover. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Kids love reading to Button, the visiting therapy dog! For kids and families.

Knitting Club. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome! For adults and seniors.

Hugh Embry Book Discussion Group. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Author Madonna Wise will join us to discuss her book, Dade City. New faces are always welcome. For adults and seniors.

Tween Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. We have new decks you can use, and certified judge Donovan Rummel will be on hand. Free snacks, too, thanks to the Friends of Hugh Embry Library. For grades 4-8.

Chess Club. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Chess players of all skill levels are welcome, and skilled players will help new players! For adults and teens.

Teen Gaming. Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. We have PS4 Star Wars Battlefront, Minecraft, Wii U, and more. Free snacks, too! For grades 9-12.

Free Family Popcorn & Movie. Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join us for a new, family-friendly movie about a spooky hotel! For kids 10 and under with parent or 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.

Fungi, Molds, Mildew, Mushrooms, and Man. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. From world religions to plant and human diseases to foods and culture, fungi have shaped our world. See how these poorly understood beings make it possible for humans to exist.

Reading Buddies. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Children can practice reading aloud to a friendly therapy dog. For kids and families.

Story Time. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Story time for children ages 0 to 5 years old.

Senior Social. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Come play games and make new friends! Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Free Wi-Fi Access on the Go. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Raymond Arias will give a presentation on discovering apps-- what you should know, phone banking, bill pay, and finance.

SHINE Medicare Help. Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. A SHINE representative will be available to answer Medicare enrollment questions. SHINE: Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders.

Chocolate Fondue. Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Come join us for another fun teen program: Chocolate Fondue! For grades 6 and above.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Thursday, February 18, 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.

Community Garden Meeting. Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. The Community Garden meeting isn’t just for participants in the library’s garden: anyone with an interest in gardening can attend! This month special guest Whitney Elmore will give a talk about keyhole gardening.

RPG Gaming. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Join 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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