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Gallery @ 2902: Story Telling by Thread

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Jimmie B. Keel
Some people express themselves in words and others in paint; but members of the Feather Princesses Art Quilt Group are sharing their stories with needle and thread. Small art wall quilts will hang in the library's Gallery @ 2902 during the month of January. The exhibit, called "Story Telling by Thread," showcases the exceptional talent of the Feather Princesses, an applique quilt guild located in Tampa. Local quilters will share their thread stories with the public, as their quilts are displayed for everyone to enjoy. 

This exhibit will be on display January 1-January 31.
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Kotler Art Gallery: Florida in the Raw by Erin Howlett

Saturday, March 03, 2018
John F. Germany
Erin Howlett is a Tampa Bay native who uses photography as her primary medium. She focuses on capturing abandoned places, nature and patterns. This exhibit features a collection of photographs on Florida wildlife and places.

Reception: February 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
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Kotler Art Gallery: The Art of Krista Folmer

Saturday, March 03, 2018
John F. Germany
Krista Folmer is an artist living in Tampa who experiments in new art forms. This exhibit demonstrates the different techniques of acrylic pouring. This collection draws inspiration from her favorite foods and beverages.

Reception: February 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
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Come Write In: Introduction to Memoir

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
John F. Germany
The Hive (3 West)
Explore the bones of narrative nonfiction, new journalism, and memoir. Join writers of all ages and experience levels for an introduction to setting your life's story down in print! Registration limited to 12; each participant must register separately.
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Distaff Day: Celebrating Needle Arts

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
SouthShore
Community Room 1 & 2

Bring a project! Spinners, knitters, crocheters, weavers, and all other needle arts lovers come together for a day of fun and fellowship. 


Funded in part by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library.

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Teen S.A.T. Math Club

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jimmie B. Keel
Community Room D
Achieve higher scores on the math section of the S.A.T. exam by doing practice problems on a regular basis. In each session of this class students will solve between 30-35 problems. These two hour sessions place emphasis on Grid-In/Student Produced Response, an approach that encourages students to be more precise and eliminates guessing.
For teens ages 14-16.
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Yoga 101 For Adults

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Jan Kaminis Platt
Witt Community Room A & B
Learn basic yoga postures and pranayama (yogic breathing) with an instructor from Lucky Cat Yoga. The moderate pace allows adults to leave with renewed energy. Wear comfortable clothing: bring a mat or towel.

Funded by the Friends of the Jan Platt Library.
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Pokemon

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Bloomingdale
Large Meeting Room
Calling all Pokemon fans and trainers. Bring your cards and learn to play from a Pokemon League Leader. Share, trade and play Pokemon with other enthusiasts! All skill levels, beginner to Master, are welcome.
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Outside the Lines

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
North Tampa
Computer Lab
Think coloring is just for kids? Join the hottest trend for adults! Relieve stress and boost creativity with art, fun and mellow music to help you release your inner artist. 
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Seffner Stitching Society

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Seffner-Mango
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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Story Time

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Jimmie B. Keel
Storytime Room
Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.
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Toddler Yoga

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Brandon
Room 1
Kids benefit from yoga too! In this program, Lucky Cat Yoga introduces yoga to toddlers with basic yoga postures. Bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Funded by the Friends of the Brandon Regional Library.
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Baby Time

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Maureen B. Gauzza
Community Room A
Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development.

For children 0 to 18 months and their caregivers.

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Fiber Arts Group

10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Maureen B. Gauzza
The Hive @ Maureen B. Gauza Library
Gather with friends to knit or crochet.  Bring your supplies and share your latest project with the group.  All levels of expertise are welcome.
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Walk-in Tech Help

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jan Kaminis Platt
Witt Community Room A & B
Drop in any time during this one hour open lab for quick training in computer basics, tablets, smartphones, e-books, e-readers, and more.

#tech101
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Preschool Coloring Book

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Jimmie B. Keel
Storytime Room
Enjoy book based preschool activity sheets, alphabet coloring pages, and literature extension coloring sheets to encourage literacy and make reading fun. For children ages 3-5 and their caregiver(s). Funded by the Friends of the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library. 
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Toddler Yoga

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Brandon
Room 1
Kids benefit from yoga too! In this program, Lucky Cat Yoga introduces yoga to toddlers with basic yoga postures. Bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Funded by the Friends of the Brandon Regional Library.
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Walk-In Tech Help

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
North Tampa
Computer Lab
Drop in any time during this one hour open lab for quick training in computer basics, tablets, smartphones, e-books, e-readers, and more.
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Yoga for Beginners

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Town 'N Country
Community Room A & B
Join certified yoga instructor Ruben Vasquez as he offers instruction on fundamental techniques to reduce stress, increase flexibility, and strengthen breathing capacity through yoga. Attend this session in comfortable exercise clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel.
Funded by the Friends of the Town 'N Country Regional Library.
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Book Discussion: A Million Fragile Bones

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Jan Kaminis Platt
Multi-Purpose Room

A Million Fragile Bones, by Connie May Fowler. Near sand dunes and shorebirds, Fowler’s modest home off the Gulf of Mexico was her sanctuary. Her long sought peace gave way to shock at the devastation of the BP oil disaster. Natural Florida played a vivid role in Fowler's acclaimed novels, bringing a special poignancy to this memoir.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Jan Platt Library.

Copies of the book will be available at the library.

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Mah Jongg @ The Library

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
New Tampa
Computer Lab
Calling all Mah Jongg players!  Looking for a place to play regularly and meet fellow Mah Jongg enthusiasts?  Join the New Tampa Regional Library Mah Jongg Club!  Whether you are new to the game or have been playing for years, come learn and play this popular table game.  

Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg card.
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Floss and Friends

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
SouthShore
Study Room 2
Join our needlework group to share techniques, tips, and experiences about fiber and fabric arts. Bring a project and ask questions. 
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Creative Writers Group

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
SouthShore
John Crawford Art Education Studio
Connect with fellow writers to inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas about the writing process. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If you've ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome.

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Story Time

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Austin Davis
Community Room

Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30 minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.


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Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Jimmie B. Keel
Community Room C and D
Join instructor, Bonnie Birdsall, in this Tai Chi class that includes qigong stretching, balance, and meditation to help reduce stress and increase stamina and flexibility. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.

For adults.  Limited to 50 participants. Sign in at the information desk no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the start of the program to reserve a seat. 

Funded by the Friends of the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library.
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