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Gallery 2902: Original Artwork by Dore' Anderson

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Jimmie B. Keel
Dore' is a prolific fine artist, accomplished in a variety of mediums.  Myths, metaphors from history, formulas of color, observing nature and her poetic thirst inspire her to create each lyrical abstract piece.

Visit this collection of original artwork on display from April 1 - May 31. 



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Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library Art Gallery: The Art of David LaPensee

Sunday, May 28, 2017
Upper Tampa Bay

Outdoor and travel photographer David LaPensee captures images digitally and on film.  Employing a painterly style to his work, the Massachusetts native has captured first prize for his photos at the Easton and Mansfield art festivals.  His work has been exhibited several times at shows sponsored by the Cambridge Massachusetts Art Association.

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Gallery on the Boulevard: Christian Howard

Friday, June 30, 2017
North Tampa
Christian Heywood is an emerging local artist who works in graphite pencils, water soluble graphite, pen and ink, and digital media. By fusing traditional and digital styles, he creates visual poetry reminiscent of the Beats. His pieces are improvisational, minimalistic, yet elegant, with an inward-looking spiritual focus. His exhibition, "Searching for Character," will be on display through June.

Reception: Tuesday, June 6 at 6:00 P.M.

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Kotler Art Gallery - Asian Beauties from the East

Friday, June 30, 2017
John F. Germany
2 East

In partnership with the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA), the Kotler Gallery is proud to present Asian Beauties from the East- a stunning exhibit of the photography of renowned Japanese artist Taka Kobayashi. The exhibit explores the delicate world of geisha- capturing the graceful ceremony and ethereal beauty of these icons of traditional Japanese culture.  

 #AsianPacificHeritageMonth #libraryart

Funded by the Friends of the John F. Germany Public Library 



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One-On-One Tech Help

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
John F. Germany
The Hive (3 West)
Register for a personal technology appointment to answer your questions on computer basics, tablets, smartphones, e-books, e-readers, and more. Registration is required.
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Ruskin Knitters

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Ruskin
Pauline Dickman Lawler Community Room
Join in on the knitting and fun. Learn how to knit. Share patterns and ideas. Beginners welcome!  
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Baby Time

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Temple Terrace Public Library
For children from birth to 24 months with their caregiver. Enjoy music, board books, bubbles, and bouncing!
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Baby and Toddler Yoga

11:30 AM - 12:05 PM
Jan Kaminis Platt
Witt Community Room A & B
Ages 6 months to 5 years old. This is a great opportunity to introduce your baby or toddler to yoga. Through fun interactive song and movement, children will learn basic asana (postures) and basic pranayama (yogic breathing). Favorites like: cat, cow, cobra, tree, triangle, and down-dog all will be taught, along with much more. Through yoga, we can help our children find focus, learn something new, and best of all encourage the harnessing of that energy into a healthy activity. Classes are ½ hour and require only that you enjoy yourself!

Funded by the Friends of the Jan Platt Library.
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Tai Chi With Bonnie Birdsall

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Jan Kaminis Platt
Witt Community Room A & B
Tai Chi reduces stress while increasing flexibility and balance. Within the same class people work comfortably at varied levels, since Bonnie adapts movements to meet individual needs. Wear comfortable clothing. Funded by the Friends of the Jan Platt Library.

Funded by the Friends of the Jan Platt Library.
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End of School Games

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Jan Kaminis Platt
Multi-Purpose Room
Come play Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U and PlayStation at the library on our large projection screens. We also have board games, party games, and cards. Or, if you prefer, hang out with friends on comfy beanbags while watching a movie, sharing stories, music and more.

Funded by the Friends of the Jan Platt Library. 
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Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Charles J. Fendig
Community Room
Tai Chi reduces stress while increasing flexibility and balance. Within the same class people work comfortably at varied levels, since Bonnie adapts movements to meet individual needs. Wear stretchable clothing; bring a mat or towel. Funded by the Friends of the Charles J. Fendig Library.
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End of School Bash

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
New Tampa
Jeri Zelinski Community Room A & B
Celebrate the last day of school with games, crafts, snacks and more. For grades K-8.
Funded by the Friends of the New Tampa Regional Library.

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Computer Basics - Mouse and Keyboard Practice

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Riverview
Community Room
Need help using the mouse and keyboard? Practice makes perfect! Learn fun ways to practice using these important input devices. Part two of a four-week series.

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Computer Boot Camp: Managing Media

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Jimmie B. Keel
Community Room C
Do you need to learn about computers starting from scratch? Come to our four week Computer Boot Camp. In this class, learn about saving files using cloud storage and USB devices. Learn how to transfer and download digital content.

Limit of 12 computers.
Participants must register in person after 3:30PM.
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Fourth Friday Downtown Tampa

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
John F. Germany
The Hive - Flex Space (3 West)
Going to the library is an awesome way to celebrate Fourth Friday in Downtown Tampa. Everyone will get a free wristband to enjoy discounts at Downtown restaurants and other participating locations. 

Funded by the Friends of the John F. Germany Library 




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Chess Club at the Library

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Seffner-Mango
Community Room

Learn and play the game of chess with Coach Ted McNair! Benefits of this classic and fun game include improved memory, concentration, and problem-solving skills.  Ages 5 and up and all skill levels are welcome.

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Raizes do Brasil

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Seminole Heights

Interested in learning the Brazilian Portuguese language or about their culture?  Please come and register with Raizes do Brasil for their one hour interactive classes.

 For children 1 to 15 years of age.

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Seffner Stitching Society

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Seffner-Mango
Computer Lab
Do you crochet, knit, cross stitch, embroider or sew? Share techniques, tips and experiences with fellow stitchers as you work on projects. All skill levels are welcome.
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Build It! Saturday

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Jan Kaminis Platt
Witt Community Room A & B

Build It! Saturday

Join us for play using your engineering and artistic minds with a variety of interactive objects such as Legos, blocks, art materials, and other creative building materials.  Recommended for families and their children in grades K-5.

Funded by the Friends of the Jan Platt Library.

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Legal Fiction Book Club: The Wrong Man by David Ellis

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
James J. Lunsford Law
Meeting Room 2
This legal thriller by David Ellis was a runner-up for the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. Attorney Jason Kolarich must defend a war veteran accused of a murder he didn't commit as a conspiracy unfolds against himself and his client.  This program is a part of the Programs @ Lunsford series. Print and digital copies of the book are available for checkout from the library.  For adults only. 
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Sahaja Meditation

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Upper Tampa Bay
Maureen Gauzza Community Room

Sahaja meditation is a simple, time-honored meditation technique that reduces stress and increases wellness. It brings better focus and helps participants to become more centered and balanced.

Presented by Sahaja Meditation.

Beginners Level: 10:30 a.m.
Intermediate Level: 11:30 a.m.
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Sahaja Meditation

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Bloomingdale
Room 7
Sahaja meditation is a simple, time-honored meditation technique that reduces stress and increases wellness. It brings better focus and helps participants to become more centered and balanced.
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Weekend Tales

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Upper Tampa Bay
Community Room A
Make reading a family affair. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy for stories, songs and activities during this 30-minute program. For ages 3-5 and their caregivers. 
Event Type(s): Children's
Age Group(s): Children
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Book Roundtable: "Fences" by August Wilson

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Temple Terrace Public Library
Meeting room
Troy Maxson is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be to survive. Troy Maxson has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black is to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the 1950s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960s, a spirit that is changing the world Troy Maxson has learned to deal with the only way he can, a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less.
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The Hive: Pokemon Club

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
John F. Germany
The Hive - Flex Space (3 West)
Calling all Pokemon fans and trainers: Come the library and enjoy an afternoon of Pokemon related activities!  Bring your games and cards to battle with other trainers! All skill levels, beginner to Master, are welcome. For ages 8 and up.
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