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.
BAND Books – A Concert Series in Sims Park
Your NPR Public Library is excited to announce the return of our concert series. Guests are invited to bring books to trade with friends and neighbors. No charge.
Apr. 20, 6PM – The Hummingbirds (Americana Roots Music)
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. No charge.
Apr. 18, 5PM: Job Interview/Resume Skills
May 16, 5PM: Sewing Skills
Jun. 20, 6PM: First Aid
Jul. 18, 6PM: Financial Literacy
My Plate Cooking Demonstration, Mar. 28, 10:15AM in the Courtyard
The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service Family Nutrition Program (FNP) hosts a ‘MyPlate’ food demonstration with free mango salsa and a 15 min. lesson, teaching you how to stock your plate with healthy options. Demos will be held at 10:15, 10:45,. and 11:15AM. Participants receive a free, reusable, insulated grocery bag (while supplies last).
Escape!, Mar. 30, 6PM
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 is required. 727-853-1267.
Big Ideas Programs, special Tuesdays, 4:30-6PM
Be exposed to thought shifting speakers and concepts. No charge.
Tue, Apr 11, What is Yoga? Christina Chatfield and Victoria Hawkins of Trinity Yoga, will discuss this huge topic. Come and ask yoga questions and contribute your experience to the discussion.
Tue, May 23, Journey of the Universe – See this Emmy-award winning documentary starring Astrophysicist Brian Swimme and learn about the energy we carry from the event that launched the universe. Discussion and refreshments.
Special Ribbon Cutting, Apr. 13, 12PM
Stick around after Rhymes to Readers for a ribbon cutting to showcase our new WEDU PBS Phyllis L. Ensign Library Corner! Join us for a special presentation, a visit from a PBS character and more. The library corner will include a bookshelf with a robust collection of PBS Kids books, DVDs, and CDs for the library’s lending collection. The library corners will also include a reading rug, 2 electronic tablets loaded with PBS apps, a collection of 6 turnkey activity sessions with educational materials, take-home materials including a family resource guide, activity sheets, bookmarks and more.
Save the Date! – Rain Barrel Workshop, Jun. 20, 10AM
Florida Extension service will present this workshop with take home 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.
Free WEEKLY & MONTHLY CLASSES
Chair Yoga, Every Monday, 2PM
Led by Faith Bevan of Flow Yoga
Donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society appreciated.
Meditation – Deep Yoga Stretch, Every Monday, 3:45PM
Diane from OrganicMindBodySoul.com 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.
Intro to Macs, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-7PM
(starting March 21)
Get a personalized class on computer and internet basics on a Mac laptop. Request a 30 minute appointment with our volunteer computer specialist. Appointments are made on a first come first served basis. 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
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.