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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SPECIAL HAPPENINGS

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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 discuss this timely film, as the library will be celebrating the anniversary of its own seed exchange.

Sept. 5, Investigators of the Paranormal
Hear members of a local paranormal community explain how and why they investigate the paranormal. See some of the equipment they use, results of videos they make, and learn about the charity their group benefits.

 

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.

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.

Wed, Jul. 12, 6PM

 

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

Fri, Jul. 21, 12PM: Timeless Tales Theatre
Wed, Jul. 26, 12PM: Cesar Domico, Magician

 

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

Fri, Jul. 21, 7pm (elementary)

 

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! Your team will cook your way through our mystery basket and try to impress our judges. Recommended for youth ages 8 and up. A week prior to the event, we enter registered teams into a random drawing for a spot in the competition. 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.

 

Back to School Swap, Aug. 5, 10AM-2PM
Swap out gently used clothing, shoes and accessories to get some new-to-you ones!  Beginning in July, we will accept clothing and accessories for babies, kids and teens.  Please check in your items with a staff member in Youth Services.  

 

Homeschool Information Night, Aug. 22, 5:30PM
Join us for an informational evening to learn about curriculums, local co-ops and other great community resources.

 

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

 

WEEKLY & MONTHLY CLASSES  

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! Recommended 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. 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.

Summer workshops:
Jul. 18, 6PM: Financial Literacy
Aug. 15, 5PM: Public Speaking

 

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 – 727-853-1279
Have fun, meet people and learn everyday, conversational German. No charge. After Jul. 12, class will be on hiatus until Sept. 13.

 

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

 

YuGiOh! Battles, 1st Wednesdays, 4PM & Special Saturdays (7/8, 8/12), 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 and preschoolers. Jun. 1 through Aug. 10. 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 (On hiatus in June and 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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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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