Full List of Classes & Events

Your tax dollars have been wisely invested. Unless otherwise indicated, all classes, workshops and events are offered at no charge. Regular weekly and monthly programs are located mid page. One-on -one individualized classes are listed near the end.

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Build a Better World – 2017 Summer Library Challenge
Complete our Summer Library Challenge and earn prizes like books, snacks or an opportunity to help a charitable organization! Challenges are available for kids, teens and adults and will be available during the months of June and July. Build a better world while you discover how to build a better YOU!


Big Ideas Programs, special Tuesdays, 4:30-6PM
Be exposed to thought shifting speakers and concepts. Light refreshments.

Aug. 1, Seed: the Untold Story

People everywhere are waking up to the vital importance of seeds for our future. Dell DeChant, USF Professor and activist in the environmental movement, will introduce this timely film as the library celebrates the anniversary of its seed exchange.


LGBTQ Film Series
Join us for a series of films to celebrate Pride Month! Each date, two films will be shown. The films selected represent a broad range of experiences, including two comedies and one documentary.

Thurs, Jun. 15, 5PM                

Thurs, Jun. 29, 5PM


Kids Movie Mondays, Every Monday in June and July, 11AM

Join us for a fun family film! Popcorn will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own refreshments. Contact Youth Services at 727-853-1267 for specific titles.


Summer Crafts, dates and times vary

The library is the place to get creative! Come and get your craft on, all throughout the summer. Recommended for kids ages 5-12 but open to youth of all ages.

Tues, Jun. 6, 1PM

Wed, Jun. 14, 1PM

Thurs, Jun. 29, 1PM

Fri, Jul. 14, 11AM


WEDU PBS Reading Circle

Part of our WEDU PBS Phyllis L. Ensign Library Corner award! Enjoy a story and activity about one of your favorite PBS Kids characters.

Fri, Jun. 9, 12PM

Wed, Jul. 12, 6PM


Summer Performances

Wonderful shows the entire family can enjoy. Contact Youth Services at 727-853-1267 for more information.

Sat, Jun. 17, 12PM: Pinellas County Reptiles

Fri, Jun. 23, 12PM: Starlite Puppets

Tues, Jun. 27, 1PM: Mad Science (recommended for elementary age)

Fri, Jul. 21, 12PM: Timeless Tales Theatre

Wed, Jul. 26, 12PM: Cesar Domico, Magician


Intro to 3D Printing

Learn TinkerCAD to make an awesome 3D print! For youth ages 7 and up. Advanced signup is required as space is limited.

Fri, Jun. 16, 11AM

Mon, Jul. 10, 5PM




Rain Barrel Workshop, Jun. 20, 10AM

Florida Extension service presents a workshop with an information package in Meeting Room 2. Rain barrels and spigots will be distributed in the courtyard to everyone who has a ticket. Pre-registration required at http://pasco.ifas.ufl.edu or call 352-518-0156.



Library Laser Tag

After hours laser tag in the library!  Advanced signup is required as space is limited.

Fri, Jun. 23, 7pm (middle/high school)

Fri, Jul. 21, 7pm (elementary)



Recycle It! Jun. 28, 1pm

A fun workshop about recycling followed by a take home craft. Presented by Pasco County Recycling. Recommended for elementary age.


Gingerbread Beach Houses, Jul. 15, 12PM

You’ve done gingerbread graham cracker houses. Now build a beach house! It’s a summertime twist on a holiday favorite. Advanced signup is required as space is limited. Open to youth and families of all ages.


6th Annual “Chopped” Competition, Jul. 20, 5:30PM

Our 6th annual Chopped event returns this summer! Your team will cook your way through our mystery basket and try to impress our judges. Recommended for youth ages 8 and up. Signup begins June 1. A week prior to the event, we enter registered teams into a random drawing for a spot in the competition. Those who are selected will be notified. A total of 8 teams will be selected to participate in the competition. Spectators welcome.


Escape Dr. Johnson’s Lab, Jul. 25, varying time slots available

Think you could solve the puzzles in time? Guests can work as a team to find clues and escape! For youth and families of all ages. Advanced signup required.



Aug. 29, 5PM, A Life of Sorrow, the Life and Times of Carter Stanley.

Created by renowned bluegrass historian Gary Reid, A Life of Sorrow combines storytelling and music to bring the legend of Carter Stanley to life. Raised in the coalfields of Appalachia during the hardscrabble days of the Great Depression, the bright lights of a country stage called to Stanley even as a ten year old. A decade later, his musical expression of choice was the high lonesome sound that would come to be known as bluegrass. “People need to see this!” – Roddy Moore, Blue Ridge Folklife Festival Producer

Nov. 6, 6PM: Save the date for Jeni Hankins! http://jeniandbilly.com/bio/


Chair Yoga, Every Monday, 2PM
Led by Faith Bevan of Flow Yoga
Donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society appreciated but not required.

Meditation – Deep Yoga Stretch, Every Monday, 3:15PM
Faith Bevan of Flow Yoga offers a class to balance your mind and body, mixing deep slow-release yoga stretches with mindful meditation. No charge

Writers Workshop, Every Monday, 5PM
Sharpen your writing skills and meet like-minded friends. No charge.

Build Me a Story Workshop, Last Mondays, 5PM
Use LEGOs to create your story! For ages 4-12. No charge.

Books 2 Movies Discussions, 3rd Mondays, 5PM
Discuss monthly book selections, see a related film and enjoy refreshments. No charge.

Tasty Tuesdays, Every Tuesday (rain or shine), 10-12PM
Purchase from local growers, and check out non-GMO heirloom seeds from the library. We accept EBT/SNAP benefits! http://www.tinyurl.com/tastytuesdays

Kids Yoga Class, Every Tuesday, 11AM
A yoga class for you and your little one. Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel. No charge.

Life Hack Academy, 3rd Tuesdays, times may vary
Monthly workshops designed to help you learn to “adult.” Classes are open to middle and high school students.

Big Ideas Programs, selected Tuesdays, 4:30-6PM
Be exposed to thought shifting speakers and concepts.

SCORE Small Business Class Series, Selected Tuesdays, 5:30PM
Volunteers help small businesses succeed, pascohernando.score.org/localworkshops

Guten Tag! Every Wednesday, 2PM, sign up required – 727-853-1265
Have fun, meet people and learn everyday, conversational German. No charge.

“Everyday English” Class, Every Wednesday, 6-7PM
Have fun, meet people, and practice speaking English in a small group. No charge.

Qi Gong, Every Wednesday, 7-8PM
Aligning breath, movement and awareness, a healing meditative exercise. No charge.

YuGiOh! Battles, 1st Wednesdays, 4PM & Special Saturdays (2/18, 3/18), 10AM
Think you could hold your own in a YuGiOh! battle? Ages 8 and up. No charge.

Messy Art Club, 3rd Wednesdays, 4-5:30PM
Recommended for ages 5-12, no registration required. No charge.

Rhymes to Readers Class, Every Thursday, 11AM
Songs and stories for toddlers, followed by activities for preschoolers. No charge.

Bonjour Mes Amis, Every Thursday, 2PM
Practice conversational French in a small friendly group. No charge.

Game Days, 2nd Thursdays, 4PM
Test your open gaming skills on Wii or PS4! Dance Central or Mario Kart. No charge.

Bon AppéTeens Class, 3rd Thursdays, 3-5PM (No class in June or July.)
Teens, improve your kitchen skills! Sign up in Youth Services. No charge.

Blockbuster Matinee, 1st Fridays, 12PM
Bring refreshments and see a new release on the big screen No charge.

Kids Dance Party, Last Fridays, 11AM
Songs to get kids up and moving (and a little silly, too)!  No charge.

Tech Connect 101, by appointment
Learn what you need, whether it’s formatting a resume, setting up an email address, posting photos on Facebook, filling out an online job application, or using Word. Education Librarian, Stephanie, welcomes you to try a private class designed with you in mind. Schedule now at nprlibraryclasses.youcanbook.me  or call Member Support at 727-853-1279. No charge.

Research Instruction 101, by appointment
Need help researching a topic or learning how to do the research? Learn how to use Ancestry, Lynda, or any of your NPR Library’s other online research tools.

eLibrary 101, by appointment
Do you have a tablet or eReader and don’t know what to do with it? Learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks from Overdrive and Axis 360 onto your eReader.

Computer Skills Resource Class, by appointment
Want to improve your PowerPoint presentation, create Excel charts, build a website, or edit photos? Learn about our exciting resource, Lynda. Basic computer skills required.

GED Preparation Class, by appointment
Learn the skills needed for the GED test through practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks. Basic computer skills and a library card are required.

Business Skills Class, by appointment
Learn more about marketing your business or improving your customer service skills? Learn to use your NPR Library’s Lynda.com subscription to reach your goals.

World Languages Resource Class, by appointment
Learn to communicate in one or more of over 60 languages, including English, through the Mango Languages program.

Genealogy – Ancestry Class, by appointment
Trace your ancestors’ unique stories and start your family tree with your NPR Library’s Ancestry subscription. Basic computer skills and a library card are required.

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Books by Mail
Your NPR library offers books by mail to homebound patrons. To enroll please call our circulation department at 853-1268. Once your application is on file, simply contact the circulation department to order titles (3 at a time). When available they will be mailed to you with a postage paid return envelope. This program is funded through State Aid to Libraries Grant dollars.

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