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Kotler Art Gallery - Coalition of Hispanic Artists- De Mi Tierra Bella

Saturday, October 15, 2016
John F. Germany

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. As part of this recognition, the Kotler Gallery will showcase the artwork of local artists from the Coalition of Hispanic Artists (CHA). From My Beautiful Land/ De Mi Tierra Bella will feature works in oils, acrylics, and vibrant watercolors celebrating the rich, diverse language of Hispanic artistry. 

Reception: September 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

#hispanic_heritage #libraryart


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Ten Years: The Westchase Artists Society Presents The Anniversary Show

Friday, September 30, 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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Gallery @ 2902: Abstract Paintings by Teri Navajo

Monday, October 31, 2016
Jimmie B. Keel
Native Tampa artist Teri Navajo, founder of The Creative Life Project, believes that art is the center of her soul.  Her unconventional methods of painting creates a personal connection to her work but also to the people who enjoy viewing her work.  Navajo was selected as one of 15 finalists in the 46th Annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.  Her work will be on display through October 31, 2016.
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STEM Fair Extravaganza @ Your Library!

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
New Tampa
Computer Lab
The STEM Fair is quickly approaching! Join us and learn how to find books, access library databases, and locate appropriate reference websites that will help you succeed at the science fair. Bring your laptop or tablet. 

For children in grades 3-5 with a caregiver. 

Limited to 15 participants. Register at hclpc.org or by calling 813-273-3652. 


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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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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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Learning and Research Resources

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
John F. Germany
Carmen Manis Room
Learn how to access e-government, research databases, and other resources on the HCPLC homepage. No registration required.
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Craft Class: Beading 101

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Jan Kaminis Platt
Multi-Purpose Room
Learn the basics of beading and jewelry making. Create a long strand necklace with eclectic bead mix or a wire wrap bracelet with large bead variety and beaded dangles. No experience necessary. 

Limit 15. Registration required.

Funded by the Friends of the Jan Platt Library.
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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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Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: Florida Licensing on Wheels

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Bloomingdale
Genealogy Room

Florida Licensing On Wheels brings the following motorist services directly to the customer: first time licenses, convert out of state license, renewals, replacements for lost or stolen license, address/name changes, ID cards, reinstatements, emergency contact information registration, vehicle registration renewals, disabled parking placard issuance and renewals. Fees may vary. Please visit the GatherGoGet website (gathergoget.com) for a complete listing of documents needed.

This program is in partnership with Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

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Hooks & Sticks: Needle Crafters Meet-up

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Riverview
Community Room

Calling all knitters, crocheters, cross-stitchers, embroiderers and quilters! Join other needle crafters for a fun and informal meet-up at the library. Bring pieces to work on, share tips and tricks, and enjoy the company of other stitchers. All ages and skill levels welcome.

#NCM

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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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Toddler Time

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Brandon
Room 1
Stories, finger plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness.  For children ages 18 months to 3 years & their caregivers.
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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.  Limited to 20 children per session.
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Toddler Time

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM
Upper Tampa Bay
Community Room A
Stories, finger plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness.

For children 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers.
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Baby Time

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
John F. Germany
Children's Area (1 West)
Early literacy begins at birth.  bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lap-sit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development.  For children ages 0-18 months and their caregivers.

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Business Plan in a Day Part 1

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
North Tampa
Community Room 1
In this 2-part series, you will receive the critical, time-tested information and tools you need to develop a well-constructed and effective business plan. Part 1 will take place from 10:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. and Part 2, from 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration is required online or by phone: http://bit.ly/HCSBIC, 813-204-9267

This program is presented in partnership with the Florida Small Business Development Center at Hillsborough County.
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Fiber Arts Group

10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Upper Tampa Bay
The Hive @ Upper Tampa Bay
Gather with friends to knit or crochet.  Share your ideas and projects.  All levels of expertise are welcome.
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Gmail – Attachments and Address Book

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jan Kaminis Platt
Witt Community Room A & B
Learn about sending attachments and creating an address book using Gmail. 
  • Sending and opening attachments. 
  • Creating and using address books. 
  • Email options. Email safety tips.
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Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Brandon
Room 1
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 to 5 years & their caregivers.
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Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
C. Blythe Andrews, Jr.
Matthew Gregory 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. #SR

For children ages 3-5.
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Baby Sign Language

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
John F. Germany
Children's Area (1 West)
Baby Sign Language is a way to communicate with babies as young as six months old. Accelerate communication skills, reduce frustration and enhance early literacy skills by giving babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak!
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Baby Time

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Upper Tampa Bay
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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Book Discussion: Sherman Alexie

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Jan Kaminis Platt

Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie combines off-beat humor with often disturbing situations.  Born on the Spokane reservation, Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian won the National Book Award. Choose this story or others to discuss.

Funded by the Friends of the Jan Platt Library.

Copies of the book are available at the library.

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Mah Jongg @ The Library

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
New Tampa
Jeri Zelinski Community Room A & B
Learn and play this popular table game using the American Rules. Beginners are welcome.

Funded by the Friends of the New Tampa Regional Library.
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