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Enjoy free programs at your library this January
Enjoy free programs at your library this January

Join the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative for interesting, entertaining and informative programs for the entire family this January. For a comprehensive look at library programming, visit hcplc.org, select a library location, and view that library’s calendar of events. Be social! Like the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System on Facebook and follow @TampaHillsLib on Twitter.

Changes to library hours in the month of December:

  • Jan. 1: All libraries will be closed.
  • Jan. 21: All libraries will be closed.
  • Jan. 26: John F. Germany Public Library will be closed due to the Gasparilla events scheduled for downtown Tampa.

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Chair Yoga at the Lutz Branch Library

Wednesdays: Jan. 2 and 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road, W. in Lutz

FREE

Join instructors from Lucky Cat Yoga for this low stress, slow-movement introduction to yoga. Although geared for beginners, this half-hour session is also suitable for intermediate students.

For adults.

Funded by the Friends of the Lutz Branch Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Music Together at the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library

Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 11 a.m.

Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd. in Tampa

FREE

Music Together provides family music for children and the adults who love them. The 45-minute class uses a combination of song, music, rhythm and instrument play in a relaxed, playful, non-performance setting. Children, participating at their own pace, learn through playing and watching the example of their caregivers and other children.

For children from birth to 5 years, along with their caregivers.

Presented by certified music instructor Colleen McGrath of You and Me and Music Together. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Mah Jongg Club

  • Wednesdays: Jan. 2, 16 and 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin
  • Fridays: Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 1 p.m. at the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd. in Tampa
  • Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico

FREE

Join the Mah Jongg Club to learn and play Mah Jongg using the American rules. Spectators are also welcome. Participants should bring their own Mah Jongg set or card.

For adults.

Participants for the SouthShore Regional Library program must register in advance at the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Participants for the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library program must register in person after 12:30 p.m. Participants for the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library program must register in advance at the Ask Me Kiosk or by calling 813-273-3652. Limit of 16 participants for all locations.

Funded by the Friends of the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library and the Friends of the Bloomingdale Regional Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Lutz Area Breastfeeding Support Group at the Lutz Branch Library

Fridays: Jan. 4 and 18 at 12 p.m.

Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road, W. in Lutz

FREE

Breastfeeding is a natural process, but new moms and babies may need some help to learn. Share concerns and receive professional breastfeeding guidance and advice from a Certified Lactation Counselor.

For adult women.

Presented in partnership with the Lutz Area Breastfeeding Support Group. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Tail Waggin' Tutors

  • Friday, Jan. 4 at 4 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico
  • Saturday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road, W. in Lutz
  • Thursday, Jan. 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Drive in Brandon

FREE

What happens when children, dogs and books are brought together? The development of happy, confident children who love to read! Children take turns reading to an adorable certified therapy dog.

For children and families.

Presented in partnership with Therapy Dogs International. Funded by the Friends of the Bloomingdale Regional Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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New Tampa New Tampa Pokémon League at the New Tampa Regional Library

Saturdays: Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 10 a.m.

New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. in Tampa

FREE

Join fellow fans of the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games for fun at the library. Learn the basics of the game and perfect gaming strategies. Participants should bring their own Pokémon playing cards and Nintendo DS. Pokémon league leaders will facilitate the gaming.

For families.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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eBooks And eReaders at the John F. Germany Public Library

Saturday, Jan. 5 at 10:30 a.m.

John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa

FREE

Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which devices can download the library's FREE eBooks, and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the library's large selection of eBooks in various formats!

For adults. Participants must register in person after 10:15 a.m. Limit of 12 participants.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Family Motion Commotion at the John F. Germany Public Library

Saturday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m.

John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa

FREE

Move to the rhythm, dance to the beat! Shake and shimmy, tap those feet! Family time is motion time with this 30‐minute program that incorporates music, literacy and fitness for the whole family.

For children and families.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Saturday Matinee at the Riverview Branch Library

Saturday, Jan. 5 at 3 p.m.

Riverview Branch Library, 10509 Riverview Drive in Riverview

FREE

Come to the library for a movie adventure into an ancient and mysterious land where Princess Merida makes a decision that defies tradition and creates havoc.  Stay after this PG-rated movie for a chance to win the DVD.

For children and families. Participants must register in advance at the Reference Desk or by calling 813- 273-3652. Limit of 50 participants.

Funded by the Friends of the Riverview Branch Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Yoga 101: Intro To Yoga For Adults at the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library

Sundays: Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 2:30 p.m.

Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S. Manhattan Ave. in Tampa

FREE

Yoga is an activity that can help heal the mind, body and soul. In this one-hour class, Erin Wheeler of Lucky Cat Yoga introduces adults to yoga. Participants will learn basic yoga postures and pranayama (yogic breathing). The class is moderately paced, allowing participants to leave with lots of energy. Participants should bring a towel or a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.

For adults.

Funded by the Friends of the Jan Platt Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Webinar: All About The Census: Becoming An Expert

Library cardholders may participate remotely from any location with Internet access (advance registration required)

  • Monday, Jan. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Town ’N Country Regional Public Library, 7606 Paula Drive, Ste. 120 in Tampa
  • Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 3:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin
  • Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa
  • Thursday, Jan. 10 at 4 p.m. at the Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road, W. in Lutz
  • Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico

FREE

Census records are invaluable sources for genealogists. This program helps researchers understand Federal census records and develop skills to work with these vital resources. This is a Web-based program.

For adults. Online access is also available for library cardholders from any remote location with Internet access. Advance registration is required for remote access.

Presented by George G. Morgan of Aha! Seminars. Funded by the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries,  or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Retirement CPR: Creating And Protecting Retirement at the North Tampa Branch Library

Monday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m.

North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Boulevard in Tampa

FREE

Retired financial consultant Jon Lynn discusses money management, factors for success, potential obstacles to overcome, and saving strategies. 

For adults.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Harry Potter Science at the Seffner-Mango Branch Library

Monday, Jan. 7 at 3 p.m.

Seffner-Mango Branch Library, 410 N. Kingsway Road in Seffner

FREE

The Harry Potter series is filled with the magic of science. Children are invited to bring their capes and wands, for this program presented by Marcey Walsh of the Institute for Pattern Literacy LLC. Harry Potter Science is fun for all: wizards and muggles are welcome!

For children.

Funded by the Friends of the Seffner-Mango Branch Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Block Party!

  • Monday, Jan. 7 at 4 p.m. at the Austin Davis Public Library, 17808 Wayne Road in Odessa
  • Monday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Boulevard in Tampa
  • Tuesdays: Jan. 8, 22 and 29 at 6 p.m. at the Temple Terrace Public Library, 202 Bullard Parkway in Temple Terrace
  • Thursday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa
  • Monday, Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd. in Tampa
  • Wednesdays: Jan. 16 and 30 at 3 p.m. at the 78th Street Community Library, 7625 Palm River Road in Tampa
  • Saturday, Jan. 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Town ’N Country Regional Public Library, 7606 Paula Drive, Ste. 120 in Tampa
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 3:30 p.m. at the C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library, 2607 E. Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd. in Tampa
  • Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico

FREE

Kids use LEGO building blocks to build a creative, fun and interactive project. The library provides the LEGOs; kids provide the imagination!

For children and families.

Funded by the Friends of the Austin Davis Library, the Friends of the North Tampa Branch Library, the Friends of the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, the Friends of the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library, the Friends of the Town ’N Country Regional Library and the Friends of the Bloomingdale Regional Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Wii Teen Game Zone at the Lutz Branch Library

  • Monday, Jan. 7 at 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m.

Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road, W. in Lutz

FREE

Teens are invited to get in the zone and join friends for some gaming fun with a variety of multiplayer  Wii games. Game on!

For teens in grades 6 to 12.

Funded by the Friends of the Lutz Branch Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

  • Mondays: Jan. 7 and 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the 78th Street Community Library, 7625 Palm River Road in Tampa
  • Thursday, Jan. 31 at 4:30 p.m. at the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S. Manhattan Ave. in Tampa

FREE

Need community service hours for college and scholarships? Join the library's Teen Advisory Board (TAB). TAB members have fun and earn service hours by creating teen programs, contributing to the library's website, creating videos and more. Refreshments will be provided.

For teens in grades 6 to 12.

Funded by the Friends of the 78th Street Community Library and the Friends of the Jan Platt Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Finding Funds For Nonprofit Organizations at the John F. Germany Public Library

Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m.

John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa

FREE

Adults are invited to learn how to find funding for their nonprofit organization with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool. This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's online database. Participants will learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match their organization's funding needs.

For adults.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Scrapbooking at the Brandon Regional Library

Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m.

Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Drive in Brandon

FREE

Participants can create awesome page layouts using fast and fun techniques with the latest Stampin' Up!® products. All materials will be provided.

For adults. Participants must register in advance at the Ask Me Kiosk or by calling 813-273-3652. Limit of 15 participants.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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eBook Readers 101

Library cardholders may participate remotely from any location with Internet access (advance registration required)

  • Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. at the 78th Street Community Library, 7625 Palm River Road in Tampa
  • Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico
  • Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Drive in Brandon
  • Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. at the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. in Tampa
  • Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Boulevard in Tampa
  • Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Seffner-Mango Branch Library, 410 N. Kingsway Road in Seffner
  • Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin
  • Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Temple Terrace Public Library, 202 Bullard Parkway in Temple Terrace
  • Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Thonotosassa Branch Library, 10715 Main St. in Thonotosassa in Valrico
  • Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Town ‘N Country Regional Public Library, 7606 Paula Drive, Ste. 120 in Tampa

FREE

This Web-based program teaches participants how to check out eBooks from the library and how to access FREE eBooks through a variety of safe sites on the Internet. Participants will see demonstrations of how to use their eReader to its greatest potential.

For adults. Online access is also available for library cardholders from any remote location with Internet access. Advance registration is required for remote access.

Presented by LearnSurge. Funded by the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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English-Spanish Conversation at the West Tampa Branch Library

Tuesdays: Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 3 p.m.

West Tampa Branch Library, 2312 W. Union St. in Tampa

FREE

Participants may attend any of these sessions to learn basic conversation in Spanish. Los participantes pueden asistir a cualquiera de estas sesiones para aprender Inglés conversacional básico.

For adults. Para los adultos.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Girl Power! Teen Club at the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library

Tuesdays: Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 4:30 p.m.

Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S. Manhattan Ave. in Tampa

FREE

Teen girls are invited to bring their friends to this weekly afternoon club. They can engage in discussion while exploring art, crafts, photography, dance, exercise, games, technology and more! Participants will also get to help decide on each week’s theme. Girls unite!

For teen girls.

Funded by the Friends of the Jan Platt Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Tale Spinners Storytelling Club

  • Tuesdays: Jan. 8 and 22 at 4:30 p.m. at the Austin Davis Public Library, 17808 Wayne Road in Odessa
  • Tuesdays, Jan. 22 and 29 at 4:30 p.m. at the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd. in Tampa

FREE

Fables, fairytales and legends, oh my! Learn about storytelling and how to choose a good story to tell. This program will help kids be ready to tell a story at the 33rd Annual Tampa –Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival on April 20.

For children ages 5 years and up.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Absolute Anime For Adults

  • Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library, 2607 E. Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd. in Tampa
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Temple Terrace Public Library, 202 Bullard Parkway in Temple Terrace

FREE

Do not let teens have all the fun; adults like anime too! The library will be showing a variety of anime movies on the big screen for adults to enjoy.

For adults.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Tai Chi With Bonnie Birdsall at the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library

Tuesdays: Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 6 p.m.

Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S. Manhattan Ave. in Tampa

FREE

Tai Chi reduces stress and increases alertness, flexibility and stamina. This class accommodates students of varying capabilities, from those participating from a chair due to injury to those studying in preparation to teach. Birdsall modifies each movement to meet the individual needs of each student. Participants should wear comfortable clothing.

For adults.

Funded by the Friends of the Jan Platt Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Ask-A-Lawyer: Do It Yourself Divorce at the Brandon Regional Library

Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m.

Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Drive in Brandon

FREE

Learn how the legal process involved in divorce proceedings can be simplified and managed at minimum cost.

For adults.

Presented in partnership with the Brandon Bar Association. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Kindermusik For Preschoolers at the Lutz Branch Library

Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road, W. in Lutz

FREE

Joyful Child Studio brings families together while encouraging children to grow through the power of music! This series brings music into children's daily routines to improve their ability to create, express, reason and think.

For children ages 2 to 5 years, along with their caregivers.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Author Talk by Ron Tanner: From Animal House To Our House: A Love Story at the John F. Germany Public Library

Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m.

John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa

FREE

Join Ron Tanner as he talks about his book, From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story. The storyline involves the risk of gambling with both love and money, in which a couple only dating for six months decides to buy a house and restore it. Family and friends warned them of the possibility of losing their money, as well as their love, in the midst of such a burdensome project.

For adults.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Internet Safety at the 78th Street Community Library

Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m.

78th Street Community Library, 7625 Palm River Road in Tampa

FREE

Learn how to surf and shop on the Internet while avoiding common scams and pitfalls that can compromise security.

For adults.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Pirates And Princesses Party at the John F. Germany Public Library

Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m.

John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa

FREE

Ahoy mateys! Celebrate Gasparilla at the annual Pirates and Princesses Party with guest magician Greg Gaulden. Take a journey on a magical pirate and princess adventure with tricks and crafts. Pirate and princess costumes are encouraged.

For children and families.

Funded by the Friends of the John F. Germany Public Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Author Talk by Dr. Lavinia Rodriguez: Mind Over Fat Matters at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library

Saturday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m.

Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa

FREE

Help out the New Year's nutrition resolutions by joining local nutrition and fitness columnist Dr. Lavinia Rodriguez in a program highlighting her newly revised weight loss and healthy lifestyle book, Mind Over Fat Matters.

For adults.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Digital Photography Workshop at the John F. Germany Public Library

Saturday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m.

John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa

FREE

Learn how to take better digital photographs. Composition, depth-of-field, lighting, point-of-view, and shutter speed are some of the topics to be covered. Then find out how to use free Web-based photo editing applications to crop, enhance and even repair photos. Mouse and keyboard skills are recommended prerequisites for this program.

For adults. Participants must register in person after 1 p.m.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Library History Roadshow at the John F. Germany Public Library

Sunday, Jan. 13 at 12 p.m.

John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa

FREE

Come to the Library History Roadshow, and bring John F. Germany Public Library photographs, memories and memorabilia to share!  The Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries will celebrate their 100th Anniversary in 2014. To prepare, the libraries have partnered with the Tampa Bay History Center to present the Library History Roadshow. The Library History Roadshow will make stops at library branches throughout Hillsborough County over the next several years, gathering and documenting the communities' library memories, photographs and memorabilia.

Staff and volunteers will work onsite at the Library History Roadshow to digitally scan photos and other printed items that residents bring, and immediately return the originals to their owners. Attendees will delight in recording video and audio stories that share their historical knowledge of and experiences at the John F. Germany Public Library.

For adults and families..

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Brendan Nolan: Music In The Library at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library

Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m.

Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa

FREE

Join Irish-born singer and songwriter Brendan Nolan for an afternoon of contemporary music, ranging from ballads to humorous ditties highlighted by his traditional Celtic style. Nolan will include tracks from his latest album and his music CDs will be available for purchase.

For adults and families.

Funded by the Friends of the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Webinar: Bring ’Em Back To Life (a genealogy program)

  • Monday, Jan. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Town ’N Country Regional Public Library, 7606 Paula Drive, Ste. 120 in Tampa
  • Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 3:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa
  • Thursday, Jan. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road, W. in Lutz
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico

FREE

In this Web-based program, learn how to create a biographical profile to organize research on a person’s character traits and decision patterns. Take this approach further to write detailed biographical sketches or novels!

For adults. Online access is also available for library cardholders from any remote location with Internet access. Advance registration is required for remote access.

Presented by George G. Morgan of Aha! Seminars. Funded by the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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No Fuss Foods: Hands On Spring Rolls at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library

Monday, Jan. 14 at 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m.

Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico

FREE

Cooking creative, delicious and nutritious meals does not need to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money. Join Rowena Sjovall of No Fuss Foods as she demonstrates how to make easy, delicious spring rolls.

For adults. Participants must register in advance at the Ask Me Kiosk or by calling 813-273-3652. Limit of 10 participants.

Funded by the Friends of the Bloomingdale Regional Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Magnets at the North Tampa Branch Library

Monday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m.

North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Boulevard in Tampa

FREE

The library turns into a science lab in this interactive, hands-on science learning event. Children will engage in the magic of magnets by creating a magnetic field they can see by making magnets float in the air and creating their very own compass.

For children in grades K to 5.

Funded by the Friends of the North Tampa Branch Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Author Talk by Stacey Karseras: “Black Jack” To Lose Fat at the Austin Davis Public Library

Monday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Austin Davis Public Library, 17808 Wayne Road in Odessa

FREE

Join author Stacey Karseras for a talk about and signing of her book Black Jack” To Lose Fat, a simplified guide full of information about health and fitness that describes how to lose or prevent fat, build lean muscle, and increase endurance and strength.

For adults.

Funded by the Friends of the Austin Davis Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Magician: Doug Capen at the Riverview Branch Library

Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Riverview Branch Library, 10509 Riverview Drive in Riverview

FREE

Join magician Doug Capen’s crew to see ARG the Magical Pirate! Balloon making and magic will delight all who sail aboard!

For children ages 3 to 12 years, along with their caregivers.

Funded by the Friends of the Riverview Branch Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Puppet Show: Why Frog And Snake Never Play Together

  • Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico
  • Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Rey Park Recreation Center, 2312 North Howard Ave. in Tampa
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa
  • Thursday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. at the Thonotosassa Branch Library, 10715 Main St. in Thonotosassa

FREE

Young Frog and Snake enjoyed playing together until their mothers told them they were too different to be friends. Explore lessons on friendship and diversity with this delightful African puppet tale.

For children ages 4 years and up. Participants for the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library program must pick up a FREE ticket at the Ask Me Kiosk in person after 10:30 a.m.

Presented by Creative Arts Theatre of the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Regain Optimal Health: A Workshop On Managing Back Pain at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library

Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico

FREE

Join Dr. Jeffrey Langmaid, a Florida Orthopaedic Institute chiropractic physician, for an interactive workshop in which  he discusses how to treat and avoid back pain.

For adults.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Poetry Swap at the Brandon Regional Library

Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Drive in Brandon

FREE

Bring a favorite poem and share it with other poetry lovers. Read it out loud or let the librarian read the poem.

For people of all ages.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Shana Banana: Go Bananas! at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library

Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m.

Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa

FREE

Come to the library to experience Shana Banana’s Go Bananas!, a highly interactive, musical show with rhythm, rhyme, and a mighty good time. In addition to family favorites such as Head Shoulders Knees and Toes, Five Little Monkeys, and If You’re Happy and You Know It, Shana Banana sings about getting bigger, using nice words, being a helper, knowing colors, and eating healthy foods. She does this all with the help of great original songs and her two dog puppets, Hal and Henson.

For children ages 5 to 12 years and their families.. Limit of 100 participants. FREE tickets are available at the Ask Me Desk after 10 a.m.

Funded by the Friends of the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Webinar: Best Apps For Tablets

Library cardholders may participate remotely from any location with Internet access (advance registration required)

  • Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. at the Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Drive in Brandon
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. at the C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library, 2607 E. Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd. in Tampa
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. at the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. in Tampa
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Boulevard in Tampa
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. at the Seffner-Mango Branch Library, 410 N. Kingsway Road in Seffner
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. at the Thonotosassa Branch Library, 10715 Main St. in Thonotosassa
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. at the Town ’N Country Regional Public Library, 7606 Paula Drive, Ste. 120 in Tampa
  • FREE

The number of applications (apps) for tablets continues to grow! This Web-based program teaches participants how to use the app marketplace for tablets and provides tips to find the best apps for eReaders, fun, homework, kids, learning and productivity, and demonstrates some of the top apps.

For adults. Online access is also available for library cardholders from any remote location with Internet access. Advance registration is required for remote access.

Presented by LearnSurge. Funded by the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Webinar: Genealogy Orienteering

Library cardholders may participate remotely from any location with Internet access (advance registration required)

  • Thursday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico
  • Monday, Jan. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Town ’N Country Regional Public Library, 7606 Paula Drive, Ste. 120 in Tampa
  • Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 3:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin
  • Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa
  • Thursday, Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. at the Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road, W. in Lutz

FREE

This Web-based program helps researchers use maps to quickly and effectively locate the right place to conduct research.

For adults.

Presented by George G. Morgan of Aha! Seminars. Funded by the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Yoga For Well-Being at the New Tampa Regional Library

Thursdays: Jan. 17 and 24 at 6:15 p.m.

New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. in Tampa

FREE

Integrate body, breath and mind.. Join certified yoga instructor Ruben Vasquez as he presents breathing techniques, fundamental yoga postures, and guided relaxation.

For adults.

Funded by the Friends of the New Tampa Regional Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s)

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Online Living: Craigslist And eBay at the John F. Germany Public Library

Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10:30 a.m.

John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa

FREE

Come to the library for a hands‐on guide to two of the most popular sites on the Internet, Craigslist and eBay! Mouse and keyboard skills are recommended prerequisites for this program.

For adults. Limit of 12 participants.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Happy Birthday To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the New Tampa Regional Library

Saturday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m.

New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. in Tampa

FREE

Come to the library for this special story time celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For children in grades K to 2, along with their families.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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No Fuss Foods: Mediterranean Flavors at the Riverview Branch Library

Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m.

Riverview Branch Library, 10509 Riverview Drive in Riverview

FREE

Cooking creative, delicious and nutritious meals does not need to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money. Join Rowena Sjovall of No Fuss Foods as she demonstrates how to make easy Mediterranean dishes. Free samples will be available for participants to taste. Shellfish or seafood may be used in these recipes.

For adults. Participants must register in advance at the Reference Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Limit of 20 participants.

Funded by the Friends of the Riverview Branch Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Espresso Yourself at the C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library

Saturday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m.

C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library, 2607 E. Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd. in Tampa

FREE

Create works of art using tasty beverages as the medium. Painting with coffee, tea and other beverages will produce a cool, watercolor-like effect on the paper...and it smells delicious!

For adults.

Funded by the Ada T. Payne Friends of the Urban Libraries. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Computer Boot Camp: Prezi at the John F. Germany Public Library

Sunday, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m.

John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa

FREE

Participants will learn how to create online presentations with Prezi! Anyone may sign up for a free account to explore this dynamic, cloud-based presentation design tool.

For adults. Participants must register in person after 12 p.m. Limit of 12 participants.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Webinar: Sidestep Genealogy

  • Monday, Jan. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Town ’N Country Regional Public Library, 7606 Paula Drive, Ste. 120 in Tampa
  • Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 3:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa
  • Thursday, Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. at the Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road, W. in Lutz
  • Monday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico

FREE

When genealogical research on an individual starts to yield fewer new developments, it is time to introduce new resources and alternative research paths. In this program, participants explore sidestep genealogy, a technique that may help when research hits a brick wall. This is a Web-based program available at several libraries.

For adults. Online access is also available for library cardholders from any remote location with Internet access. Advance registration is required for remote access. Visit hcplc.org for details or call 813-273-3652.

Presented by George G. Morgan of Aha! Seminars. Funded by the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Decipher Census Numbers For Effective Grant Writing at the John F. Germany Public Library

Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 10:15 a.m.

John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa

FREE

Come to the library how to access Census data to address the critical elements of grant applications. Through these tools, participants will be able to identify and describe target populations and communities, and detail measurable objectives (who, what, where, when, and why) of a proposed project.

For adults. Participants must register in advance by calling 813-273-3652.

Presented by Marilyn E. Stephens of the United States Census Bureau. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Teen Card Club at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library

Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 3:30 p.m.

Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico

FREE

Join other fans of the Yu‐Gi‐Oh! Trading Card Game for fun at the library. Teens are invited to learn the basics or improve their skills, and may even sign up to be a Yu‐Gi‐Oh! leader to further share their love of the game with other Club members.

For teens ages 12 to 17 years. Participants must register in person after 3 p.m.

Funded by the Friends of the Bloomingdale Regional Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Harry T. Moore: Reception And Civil Rights Panel Discussion at the John F. Germany Public Library

Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa

FREE

Come to the library for a special panel discussion on the life and death of Florida Civil Rights leader, Harry T. Moore. The panel will feature Moore's daughter, as well as his biographer, Ben Greene. A reception will precede the event in the Kotler Art Gallery on the second floor of the library.

For adults and families. Limit of 105 participants.

Funded by the Friends of the John F. Germany Public Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Jump, Jive And Jam! at the Lutz Branch Library

Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 10:15 a.m.

Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road, W. in Lutz

FREE

Children will Jump, Jive And Jam! in this fun and funky high‐energy movement class incorporating the right amount of fitness, fun and music to stimulate both the body and the mind.

For children ages 3 to 6, along with their caregivers.

Presented by Michelle Pinto. Funded by the Friends of the Lutz Branch Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Anime And Manga Club at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library

Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico

FREE

Teens will watch some of the latest anime, discuss what is hot in the world of manga, and create and share their own art and comics with other otaku (fans of anime and manga).

For teens in grades 6 to 12.

Funded by the Friends of the Bloomingdale Regional Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Webinar: Advanced eBook Readers

Library cardholders may participate remotely from any location with Internet access (advance registration required)

  • Thursday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico
  • Thursday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Drive in Brandon
  • Thursday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa
  • Thursday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. at the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. in Tampa
  • Thursday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Boulevard in Tampa
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  • Thursday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Seffner-Mango Branch Library, 410 N. Kingsway Road in Seffner
  • Thursday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin
  • Thursday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Thonotosassa Branch Library, 10715 Main St. in Thonotosassa
  • Thursday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Town ’N Country Regional Public Library, 7606 Paula Drive, Ste. 120 in Tampa

FREE

eBook readers can be used to do more than download titles from the library or reader’s bookstore. This Web-based program teaches participants how to download FREE eBooks from the Web, store personal documents, the pros and cons of digital management, and more!

For adults. Online access is also available for library cardholders from any remote location with Internet access. Advance registration is required for remote access.

Presented by LearnSurge. Funded by the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Intro To Computers at the 78th Street Community Library

Saturday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m.

78th Street Community Library, 7625 Palm River Road in Tampa

FREE

Come to library to learn the basic functions and parts of computers, as well as computer terminology.

For adults.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Computer Boot Camp: iOS at the John F. Germany Public Library

Sunday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m.

John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive

FREE

Learn how to use iOS, the operating system that powers Apple iPads®, iPhones® and iPod Touches®. This program will help new users understand how their new iDevices work and how to interact with them.

For adults. Participants must register in person after 12:30 p.m. Limit of 12 participants.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Introduction To Genealogy at the 78th Street Community Library

Monday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m.

78th Street Community Library, 7625 Palm River Road in Tampa

FREE

Participants will learn research strategies to get on the right path to find their ancestors.

For adults.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Medieval Times at the North Tampa Branch Library

Monday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m.

North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Boulevard in Tampa

FREE

Members of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism will be on hand to lead the kids in fun arts and activities that teach about medieval times!

For children.

Presented in partnership with the Barony of Wyvernwoode Chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Storytelling Workshop at the Town ’N Country Regional Public Library

Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m.

Town ’N Country Regional Public Library, 7606 Paula Drive, Ste. 120 in Tampa

FREE

The 33rd Annual Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival will be held at Hillsborough High School on April 20. Young people interested in performing at the festival should attend this first of five workshops to learn to become a festival-quality storyteller.

For grades K to 12.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

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Discover Tampa Bay’s Waterways And Explore The Florida Aquarium at the North Tampa Branch Library

Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m.

North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Boulevard in Tampa

FREE

Come to the library to discover aquatic plants and animals native to Florida and from around the world! Florida Aquarium dive master Jim Igler will lead participants to the wonderful world of aquatic animals that live in Tampa Bay and along its shores. Through Igler’s presentation, participants will learn about alligators, dolphins, coral reefs, mangroves, otters and sharks.

For adults.

For more information about this and other FREE programs@ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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Employment Options: Where The Jobs Are And How To Get Them at the Austin Davis Public Library

Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Austin Davis Public Library, 17808 Wayne Road in Odessa

FREE

In this program, Paula Vieillet of My Employment Options will describe changes in the job market, identifying declining and growing occupations with specific information on where jobs are located. Participants will receive tips on how to talk about gaps in employment. Resume preparation and free assistance are available.

For adults.

Funded by the Friends of the Austin Davis Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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