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Kotler Art Gallery - Picture the Past: The Photography of the Burgert Brothers

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
John F. Germany

In partnership with the Florida History and Genealogy Library, the Kotler Art Gallery features the visual story of early Tampa Bay with historic images taken by Al and Gene Burgert of the Burgert Brothers Studio- the premier commercial photography company in Tampa during the first half of the 20th Century. 

Reception: Friday, July 22 at 4:00 p.m.

Reception funded by the Friends of the John F. Germany Public Library.
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Ten Years: The Westchase Artists Society Presents The Anniversary Show

Sunday, September 04, 2016
Upper Tampa Bay
The members of the Westchase Artists Society invite you to join them as they celebrate the club's tenth anniversary.  The latest group show is being hosted by the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library.  The Westchase Artists Society is made up of visual artists interested in furthering the art community in the Westchase area and all of Tampa Bay.  The exhibit will feature painting, photography, sculpture and much more!
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Port Tampa City Library Quilters & Crafters

3:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Port Tampa
James G. Yeats Meeting Room

Port Tampa City Library Quilters & Crafters will be meeting every fourth Saturday of the month. Come for a fun and informal meet-up with other crafty people. Bring pieces to work on, share tips and tricks, and enjoy the company of other crafters. All skill levels welcome.

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Seffner Stitching Society

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Seffner-Mango
Community Room
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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Book Discussion: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Robert W. Saunders, Sr.
Ada T. Payne Community Room A & B

Moving his young bride to an isolated lighthouse home on Australia's Janus Rock where the couple suffers miscarriages and a stillbirth.  Tom Sherbourne, against his better judgment, lets his young wife claim a baby who is with a dead man in a boat that washes up onshore.

Copies of the book are available at the library.
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PAWS To READ

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Jan Kaminis Platt
Multi-Purpose Room

Read to a furry volunteer therapy pet from your favorite book.  Pets provided by PAWS for Friendship, Inc.'s volunteer therapy dogs.  Make dog and cat crafts too!

For children in Grades K-5.

Funded by the Friends of the Jan K. Platt Regional Library

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Sahaja Meditation

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Upper Tampa Bay
Conference 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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Sahaja Meditation

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Town 'N Country
Community Room A & B
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.
Intermediate level: 10:30 a.m.
Beginners level: 11:30 a.m.
Presented by Sahaja Meditation.
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The Hive: 3D Printing Open Lab

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
John F. Germany
Come have fun with 3D modeling and printing! Learn about the 3D printing process, see a demo of a 3D printer in action, and learn to use Tinkercad to create your own 3D objects. Recommended for ages 8 and up. 
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Maker Saturday: Intro to Lego Mindstorm Robotics

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
SouthShore
John Crawford Art Education Studio
Want to learn how to build a robot? Using Lego Mindstorms, participants will work together on robot building and coding. 

For ages 8-12. 
Class limit of 10.  
Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652.
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Anime Club

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
New Tampa
Story Time Room
Join other fans in watching and discussing the latest and greatest in the world of anime and manga. For grades 6-12.

Funded by the Friends of the New Tampa Regional Library.
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Film: The Martian

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Seminole Heights
Community Room B
Enjoy the Movie The Martian by Andy Weir. Stranded on Mars by a dust storm that compromised his space suit and forced his crew to leave him behind, astronaut Mark Watney struggles to survive in spite of minimal supplies and environmental challenges that test his ingenuity.




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Library Website

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jimmie B. Keel
Community Room C
Learn what resources are available through the library website. 

Limit of 12 computers. 
Participants must register in person after 1:30 p.m.


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Game Zone!

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Egypt Lake
Play the Wii on the big screen. Bring your friends and get in the zone!
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Maker Saturday: Intro to Lego Mindstorm Robotics

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SouthShore
John Crawford Art Education Studio
Want to learn how to build a robot? Using Lego Mindstorms, participants will work together on robot building and coding. 

For ages 13-18. 
Class limit of 10.  
Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652.
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Walk-In Tech Help

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
78th Street
Quiet Study Room

Tutoring in Microsoft software, email and the Internet.

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Block Party

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bloomingdale
Large Meeting Room
Kids use Lego building blocks to have a fun, interactive and creative afternoon. The library provides the Legos; kids provide the imagination!
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Intro to Microsoft Office

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
John F. Germany
Carmen Manis Room
Become familiar with popular elements of the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook. No registration required.
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Chess for Kids!

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
New Tampa
Story Time Room
Chess improves concentration, problem solving, and strategic planning - plus it’s fun!  Play the popular strategy game with other kids who love the game!  Learn the rules and basic moves from a volunteer. 

Drop by for informal and fun competition.  All levels of players are welcome. Limited to 24 players. For grades K-8. 
Chess boards and pieces provided.

Funded by the Friends of the New Tampa Regional Library. 

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Craft Class: Nautical Mason Jars

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jan Kaminis Platt
Multi-Purpose Room
Bring the beauty of the ocean into any home or office. Create a nautical themed candle holder in this 1 hour program.

Limit 20. Registration required.

Funded by the Friends of the Jan Platt Library.
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