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  1. 1. January-February 2014 SAVE THE DATE!  January 2: Teens’ Themed Party (p. 3)  January 11: Showcase of Local Authors (p. 4)  January 11 to March 15: Family Winter Reading Club (p. 2)  January 25: The Pines of Pinellas (p. 4)  February 4: Valentine’s Day Card Making (p. 3)  February 7: Drum Circle (p. 3)  February 15: The Story of Palm Harbor (p. 4) Library will be closed: Wednesday, January 1 (New Year's Day) Monday, January 20 (MLK Day-Staff Development Day) Monday, February 17 (President's Day) Palm Harbor Library 2330 Nebraska Avenue Palm Harbor, FL 34683 (727) 784-3332
  2. 2. Youth Programs STORYTIMES & SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES BEGINNING READERS BOOK QUEST Saturdays, January 11 - February 22 10:30 - 11:00 A.M. Ages 4 - 8 No registration required. Meet Miss April each Saturday for hands-on fun traveling through the Beginning Readers Collection in search of great stories. TODDLER STORYTIME Mondays (closed January 20 and February 17) 10:00 - 10:30 A.M. Ages 18 months - 3 years No registration required. Stories, songs, and fun in this interactive storytime. Don’t expect to sit still - you’ll be getting all your wiggles out! LEAP INTO ART AT LEEPA-RATTNER MOTHER GOOSE RHYME TIME Wednesdays, January 29 and February 26 3:00 - 4:00 P.M. Ages 3 & up No registration required. Join Ms. Marisa at the Leepa-Rattner Museum located on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College. In January, meet Mr. Warhol at “POP Goes the Art,” then experience “Art Au Naturel” in February at these story and craft times. Admission is free for children and museum members. $6.00 for all others. Wednesdays, 10:00 - 10:30 A.M. Infant - 2 years No registration required. A weekly program for our youngest patrons filled with nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. STARBUCKS STORYTIME Tuesdays, January 14 and February 11 10:30 - 11:00 A.M. All ages No registration required. Take a coffee break and meet us at Starbucks in Palm Harbor (US 19N and Nebraska Avenue) for seasonal stories. BOOKINEER INVASION Saturday, January 11 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. Ages 3 and up CHILDREN’S SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES No registration required. Pre-registration FOR ALL SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES Join us for our Family Winter Reading Club kickoff is through the Deaf Literacy Center. celebration! Come dressed as a pirate and receive a special To register, call Rosa Rodriguez @ (727)724-1525, Ext. 120 prize! There will be pirate games in the Harbor Room and or email: drop-in crafts in the Children's Room. INFANT/TODDLER SIGN LANGUAGE FAMILY WINTER READING CLUB Mondays, 10:45 - 11:15 A.M. (closed January 20 and February 17) Learn American Sign Language with your child through stories, songs, and activities. Sign Up January 11 – February 8, Club ends March 15 Ages 3 - 6 Kids can earn prizes and a free book in this online family winter reading club! This read aloud program promotes early childhood literacy skills. Visit our website or stop by the Children’s Room for more information. SCHOOL AGE SIGN LANGUAGE Tuesdays, beginning January 7 4:15 - 5:00 P.M. Ages 6 - 12 These weekly classes teach basic American Sign Language for those who have little or no sign language experience. Age-eligible walk-ins are welcome. ART ATTACK! Tuesday, January 14 and February 11 6:00 - 7:15 P.M. Ages 6 - 12 (Parents of age-eligible children welcome.) Registration begins one month prior to each program. Join Ms. Marisa for an hour of art-themed fun! First we will discuss some famous artists and then create some artwork inspired by them. Please come dressed to get a little messy! 2
  3. 3. Youth Programs (continued) GARDEN STORIES FIRST STEPS Thursdays, January 16 and February 20 3:00 - 4:00 P.M. Ages 4 - 8 No registration required. Join Ms. Chris in our outdoor reading area for leafy garden themed stories and a nature related craft! Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, and 26 10:30 - 11:30 A.M. Ages 1 - 3 In-person registration required beginning January 4. This four-week series of fun caregiver/child workshops includes interactive play, community resource professionals, parenting materials and hands-on creative art activities. Siblings: Infants - age 4 welcome. SQUIRRELIN-AROUND DROP-IN Tuesday, January 21 3:00 - 5:00 P.M. Ages 3 and up No registration required. Join Ms. Chris and the Youth Room staff for a “squirreltastic” time as we celebrate Squirrel Appreciation Day with nutty stories, games and crafts! DRUM CIRCLE WITH GIVING TREE MUSIC Friday, February 7 3:30 - 4:30 P.M. Ages 3 and up Registration required beginning January 4. Drum, dance and learn with Steve Turner of Giving Tree Music who joins us in celebrating African American History Month. VALENTINE’S DAY CARD MAKING VALENTINE’S DAY DROP-IN Tuesday, February 4 5:30 - 7:00 P.M. Ages 7-12 (Kids only) Registration required beginning January 4. Join Mrs. Marlies as she guides you through advanced techniques to create beautiful Valentine’s Day cards for your loved ones. Friday, February 14 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. Ages 3 and up No registration required. Love your library? Then be our valentine and swing by the Children’s Room for stories, crafts and games! Teen Programs ANIME CLUB TEEN MOVIE NIGHT Fourth Monday of each month: January 27 and February 24 4:30 - 5:30 P.M. Ages 11 - 16 Join our first ever anime club! Ms. Marisa and Ms. Samma will be your guides to all things anime, new and old. Come discuss your favorite characters, your least favorite story arcs, your cosplay accomplishments and frustrations, and more! This club meets once a month, so if you miss this month, try to catch them next month! Visit the Children’s Room to sign up. Thursday, February 6 5:00 - 7:45 P.M. Ages 13 - 18 This is a YAB sponsored event. Title will be announced in house and hints will be given on the teen Facebook page: PALM HARBOR LIBRARY YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD (YAB) Most Thursdays of each month: January 9, 16, 23, 30, and February 13, 20, 27 THEMED PARTY 5:00 - 6:00 P.M. Ages 13 - 18 Thursday, January 2 The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) strives to serve the Palm Harbor 6:00 - 7:30 P.M. Library and community by planning relevant programs Ages 11 - 18 for the youth of Palm Harbor. Registration required. Membership is open to all teens, (ages 13 - 18) that complete a Come ring in the New Year in style at our themed party! Dance YAB application. Attendance at weekly meetings and participation and play the evening away with fellow teens. To find out the theme in various service activities and programs is expected. Come join and what we’ll be up to, follow us on Facebook! us! Hours may be counted for Bright Futures Scholarships . 3
  4. 4. Adult Programs SHOWCASE OF LOCAL AUTHORS THE STORY OF PALM HARBOR Saturday, January 11 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. Palm Harbor Library hosts a “Showcase of Local Authors.” Come and walk from table to table talking with the authors, reviewing the books that they have written, purchasing your favorites, and enjoying the luxury of having the author sign those purchased right on the spot! Who knows? You may find a book that will serve as a Valentine’s gift for that special someone! Saturday, February 15 10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Dr. Tom Rose presents “The Story of Palm Harbor” using old maps, documents, and photographs to show how our communities have changed. Learn about Ozona and Palm Harbor as fishing villages, home building in the 1920’s in Crystal Beach, and how dredging created subdivisions along the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Tarpon. This program is co-sponsored by the Palm Harbor Museum. Books will be available for purchase at the program. MILLER TIME JAZZ BAND Saturday, January 18 2:00 - 3:30 P.M. Tom Miller’s 6-piece jazz band brings the best of American jazz right to our community. Bring a friend, and enjoy jazz for the afternoon! FRIDAY MOVIE MATINEES Friday, January 10 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. Please phone for movie title. THE PINES OF PINELLAS Saturday, January 25 10:30 A.M - 12:00 P.M. This program is presented by Cynthia "Sid" Taylor, Park Naturalist, Withlacoochee State Forest. Our county was named for extensive pine, cedar and cypress forests that provided timber utilized by early pioneers for ship building, turpentine, construction and sustaining diverse wildlife. “Sid” Taylor, will tell us about the many ways people built their livelihood with the wood that once covered Pinellas. Books featuring local history will be available for sale to benefit the Palm Harbor Museum. ORIGAMI CLASS FOR BEGINNERS Saturday, February 1 2:00 - 3:30 P.M. Matthew Giallourakis, who was twice among the winners of the Pinellas County Gold Key Award for the Arts, teaches basic “foldster” classes to those interested in learning the art of origami (paper-folding). Finished projects to come out of this first class include a stork and a flower. Come try your hand at this form of structural design and sculpture. The class is for those aged 16 and up. Registration begins on-line or at the Adult Services desk on December 2. 4 Friday, February 14 2:00 - 4:15 P.M. Please phone for movie title. Light refreshments will be served at both matinees. For additional details, phone 727-784-3332, ext. 3006. Registration begins December 2.
  5. 5. Adult Programs (continued) FLORIDA FANFARE BRASS MEDICARE ASSISTANCE Saturday, February 15 2:00 - 3:30 P.M. UFO spotted in Palm Harbor! This UFO (unusually fine opportunity) has been seen on the Palm Harbor Library calendar. It is a FREE musical event in February that celebrates both Mardi Gras with some Dixieland and Valentine's Day with ballads from the heart. Come enjoy the brass quintet with percussion in their second appearance at your library this winter. The show should be outta this world! Mondays: January 13, 27; February 10, 24 1:00 - 5:00 P.M. SHINE representative, Torrey Craig, meets with seniors one-on -one to assist them in better understanding Medicare. He is available in Study Room 5 every other Monday beginning January 13. Make an appointment by phoning 1-800-963-5337 or by stopping at the library’s Adult Services desk. CONVERSATION CLASSES SPONSORSED BY PALM HARBOR LITERACY COUNCIL FRANCHISING 101 Thursdays Thursdays: January 30 and February 20 6:30 - 7:30 P.M. 5:30 - 7:30 P.M. The Palm Harbor Literacy Council invites you to join them in “How to Find a Business that Fits” practicing your English conversational skills with other students Who doesn't love the idea of being his own boss, controlling and volunteers from the literacy department. These classes are his own destiny? This seminar is a first step for anyone who is open to anyone who is learning English as a second language. thinking about going into business for him/herself! Monthly meetings include discussions and SCORE representative, Pat Deering, facilitates the seminar. special presentations on various topics. Registration begins December 2. Contact Pat at or call 727-946-4843 for information about future programs through SCORE. FLORIDA MASTER MONEY MENTORS MANAGING YOUR MONEY Tuesday, January 7 and Thursday, February 13 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. "Managing Your Money" is presented by Florida Master Money Mentors from the Pinellas County Extension Office. The program offers free financial coaching to people age 18 and older. To register, go to: or phone: 727-582-2103. DID YOU KNOW…? The Palm Harbor Literacy Council is an all volunteer outreach program of the Palm Harbor Friends of the Library. We serve adults who read below eighth grade level or for whom English is a second language. It is our belief that we can make a difference by improving an adult’s ability to read, write, and speak English through one-on-one tutoring. How We Do It A tutor works with only one student at a time. They meet twice a week for 1.5 hours each lesson. Scheduling is at their mutual convenience. Student and tutor books are loaned by the Friends of the Library. If You Can Read, You Can Teach! In addition, tact, patience, and caring are required. You MUST complete a training workshop to be certified as a tutor. Stop by the Adult Services desk for an application. ONE-ON-ONE FINANCIAL COUNSELING Thursdays, January 23 and February 25 JOHN BROCK ART ALCOVE 5:30 - 7:30 P.M. We are pleased to exhibit the art of Theresa Villani of Palm Florida Master Money Mentors offer one-on-one financial Harbor in the John Brock Art Alcove during January and counseling to interested individuals. Appointments, conducted February. Ms. Villani's wood assemblages were inspired by the at Palm Harbor Library, may be scheduled for discarded wood of her newly constructed home. 5:30 or 6:30 P.M. time slots. The non-representational sculptures reflect human emotions Phone 727-582-2103 to schedule an appointment. and suggest a story to incite viewer engagement. 5
  6. 6. Adult Programs (continued) TAI CHI FOR MOVEMENT AND BALANCE PHIL’s BOOK CLUB Join us for a fall-prevention program for seniors, developed at the Oregon Research Institute. Second Monday of each month at 11:00 A.M. and Second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. Library Director Gene Coppola leads this lively book discussion group. Intermediate Class Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 13 and Tuesday, January 14: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel Beginners Class Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00 - 3:00 P.M. Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan Copies of each book are available at the library. No classes on January 1, 8, 20 or February 12, 17 Kris Scholz educates seniors on the importance of exercise and staying active to prevent falls. Registration (in class) is necessary. ADULT SIGN LANGUAGE Adult Beginner’s Sign Language Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. No experience is necessary! This course introduces adults to basic American Sign Language in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. No registration is required. DID YOU KNOW…? Your Palm Harbor Library has “Book Clubs to Go!” Each kit comes in a rolling tote and holds ten books in varying formats (regular-sized print, large print, and a CD book whenever possible), a binder of discussion materials, and a journal in which participants can record their opinions to share with members from book clubs that follow. The kits check out for 56 days. This is a great way to finally start your own book club or try some new titles! Adult Intermediate Sign Language Tuesdays from 7:00 - 8:00 P.M. A fun course for those with some experience in American Sign Language. No registration is required. For further information on either program, contact Rosa Rodriguez @ (727) 724-1525, ext. 120. MASTER GARDENER PLANT CLINIC Wednesdays beginning January 8 from 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. The Pinellas County Master Gardeners provide a weekly gardening help desk for the public. Bring your gardening questions and plant samples. Our titles: MASTER GARDENER SERIES Programs resume in May. SOCRATES CAFE First Thursday of each month from 6:00 - 7:45 P.M. January 2 and February 6 Third Thursday of each month from 1:00 - 2:45 P.M. January 16 and February 20 THINK This is one of our most popular programs! If you need intellectual stimulation and want to discuss a variety of subjects, you will enjoy this group. 6 The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society The Help My Sister’s Keeper Norah’s Children One Thousand White Women The Reader The Red Tent The Secret Life of Bees Snow Flower and the Secret Fan A Thousand Splendid Suns Three Cups of Tea To Kill a Mockingbird Water for Elephants The Devil in the White City The Island The Road
  7. 7. Adult Programs (continued) GENEALOGY BEGINNER’S CLASS Saturdays: January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 15; March 1 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. This six-week series is for the person interested in his/her family history, with no experience in genealogy. It will cover the basics: how to start, filling in a pedigree chart, family group sheets, where to find information, various records available, using the census, and other on-line databases. A non-refundable $20.00 fee is due upon registration for class materials. Registration begins December 2. SUNCOAST GENEALOGY SOCIETY ROOTS MAGIC USER’S GROUP Saturdays: January 25, February 22 1:00 - 1:45 P.M. Attendees are assisted in the use of online genealogy resources and repositories. SUNCOAST GENEALOGY SOCIETY GENERAL MEETINGS Monthly meetings include discussions and special presentations on various topics. DNA ROUND TABLE Saturday, January 25 2:00 - 4:30 P.M. Members discuss experiences with DNA testing. President, John Mangan is today’s facilitator. SYLVANUS TRAVISES ALL OVER MY GENEALOGY! WHICH ONE IS MY SYLVANUS? Saturday, February 22 2:00 - 4:30 P.M. Resolve conflicts and validate your genealogy by creating timelines and charts using word processing programs. Jean Van Horn is today’s facilitator. GENEALOGY ASSISTANCE Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00 P.M. Members of the Suncoast Genealogy Society are here to assist with genealogy research. This service is free of charge! ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER INSTRUCTION Available after 2:00 P.M until closing each day. Whether you need help surfing the net, creating a Word document, or setting up an e-mail account, our teen techs can help. Call 727-784-3332, ext. 3017 to check availability. 7
  8. 8. Did You Know About...  “Out-of-the-Box” Library to Go bestselling books and DVDs available for members with valid library cards; this service is only available during hours that the library is closed.  S.T.E.A.M. Kits science, technology, electricity/engineering, art and math in a box! The kits include activities, experiments, materials, activity sheets, DVDs, and books.  Mango language learning database  Tumblebooks animated e-books for children on our webpage  Downloadable e-books e-books for your e-reader devices, including Kindle  Kindles for loan to library members 18 and older  Toys and Tools to Go a collection of adaptive toys for children and adults with special needs  First Steps to Go themed kits for our youngest library members that include books, toys, puzzles, and more  Volunteer Opportunities contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (727) 784-3332, ext. 3005  Online Registration for library programs on our web page “events” calendar  Free Meeting Space for local nonprofit groups  Funding Opportunities naming rights, “Name Your Day,” Library Foundation gifts and bequests  Fee Based Services for Your Convenience outgoing faxes ($1 per page); proctoring ($10 per exam); scanning (25¢ per page)  Friends of the Library Book Store tremendous bargains on books, magazines, and videos  Video Games games for kids and adults to checkout  Jigsaw Puzzles for kids and adults to checkout  Free Wi-Fi throughout the library Palm Harbor Library 2330 Nebraska Avenue Palm Harbor, FL 34683 (727) 784-3332 LIBRARY HOURS OF SERVICE: Monday 10 AM-6 PM Tuesday 12 PM-8 PM Wednesday 10 AM-6 PM Thursday 12 PM-8 PM Friday 12 PM-5 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM Closed Sundays