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									January/February 2013
            Look What’s Coming!
                        Special Event!
     January 31 - An "artPHL" Evening (p. 6)
            Jan. & Feb.-Warm Up To A Good Book
               Family Winter Reading Club (p. 3)
              Jan. 12-Early Childhood Fair (p. 3)
Jan. 15, Feb. 19-Creative Edge Photography Workshops (p. 6)
 Jan. 19, Feb. 16-American Stage Theater Workshops (p. 6)
          Jan. 24-Conquer the Bullying Demon (p. 3)
          Feb. 14-Book Speed Dating for Teens (p. 5)
  Feb. 23-“Anansi & the Tree Of Life” Puppet Theater (p. 4)

                    Library will be closed
              Tuesday, January 1 (New Year's Day)
           Monday, January 21 (Staff Development Day)
             Monday, February 18 (President's Day)


                  Palm Harbor Library
                 2330 Nebraska Avenue
                 Palm Harbor, FL 34683
                     (727) 784-3332
                www.palmharborlibrary.org
                        Youth Programs
                                                 HOMEWORK HELP
                                           Mondays-Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 P.M.
                                                For students in grades 1-5
   Teen volunteers will be available in the Children’s Room for FREE homework help for elementary school students.
                 This service is available Mondays through Thursdays whenever school is in session.
                                Students will be helped on a first come, first served basis.

                                  STORY TIMES FOR KIDS & FAMILIES
                                          MOTHER GOOSE RHYME TIME
                                                 Wednesdays, 10:00 A.M.
                                               Parent & child (infant-age 2)
                      Your child’s FIRST library program – nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays!
                                                   TODDLER TIME
                      Mondays, 10:00 A.M. (no sessions January 21 & February 18-library closed)
                                    Parent & child (ages 18 months-3 years old)
                                      Stories and songs for toddlers to enjoy!
                                             STARBUCKS STORY TIME
                                      Second Tuesday of each month,10:30 A.M.
                                              (January 8, February 12)
                                                      All ages!
           Take a coffee break and meet Miss Chris at Palm Harbor Starbucks, US Hwy 19 & Nebraska Ave.,
                                    for some yummy seasonal and holiday stories!
                                      LEAP INTO ART AT LEEPA-RATTNER!
                                     Wednesdays, January 30 & February 27, 3:00 P.M.
                                              Families with children-ages 3 & up
Join Miss Lois for an hour of art-related stories and an art activity. The program is free for children and museum members
           (others - $5.00 admission to the museum). The museum is on the campus of St. Petersburg College
                    at 600 Klosterman Road (access from Belcher Road). No pre-registration required.
                                    CHILDREN’S SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES
              Pre-registration FOR ALL SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES is through the Deaf Literacy Center.
               To register, call Rosa Rodriguez @ (727)724-1525, Ext. 120 or email: rrodriguez@pplc.us
                                       INFANT/TODDLER SIGN LANGUAGE
                                           Parent & Child (Infants-Age 2)
                                   Mondays, January 7-February 25, 10:45-11:30
                               (no sessions January 21 & February 18-library closed)
                       Learn American Sign Language with your child through stories and songs!
                                   SCHOOL AGE SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES
                                                      Ages 6-12
                                  Beginners classes: Tuesdays from 4:15-5:00 P.M.
                                  Advanced classes: Tuesdays from 5:00-5:45 P.M.
                 Ongoing sign language classes for beginners and those with sign language experience.

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                              Youth Programs (continued)
        NEW YEAR…NEW PROGRAMS FOR JANUARY!
          PARENTS AS READING PARTNERS:                                            GASPARILLA PIRATE FEST!
            “WARM UP TO A GOOD BOOK”                                         Wednesday, January 16, 2:00-4:00 P.M.
           FAMILY WINTER READING CLUB                                                        Ages 3 & up
  Read aloud at home with your family, write reviews of the           As part of the Florida Viva 500 Kids series, stop in to the
 books you've read, and receive prizes and an invitation to a           Children's Room for pirate games, activities and fun
      special program (“Jiggleman!”) JUST FOR YOU!                                 in celebration of Gasparilla Day!
         This read-at-home winter reading club is for                  No registration is necessary for this drop-in program.
              families with children ages 3 & up.
Register online or in-person at the Children's Desk, beginning               CONQUER THE BULLYING DEMON!
         January 2 (registration ends February 16).                             Thursday, January 24, 6:30 P.M.
         Stop in for your book bag of activity sheets                                For parents and caregivers
           and "freebies" once you've registered.                 Dr. Richard Horowitz, of Growing Great Relationships, LLC,
  Complete the simple requirements by March 9 to attend          and his wife, Jane, a relationship coach for over 25 years, will
                our special event on March 16.                      present an outstanding program for parents that cover all
                                                                     aspects of bullying and ways to deal with this pervasive
CAN’T GET TO THE LIBRARY TO CHECK OUT BOOKS                      problem. Learn to recognize the signs and how to protect your
                FOR THE READING CLUB?                                 children. Registration is requested (begins January 2)
      Try TUMBLEBOOKS, our free e-books for kids!                                      since space is limited.
 Tumblebooks, an online collection of animated talking books,
 are accessible through the “kids” link at the library’s webpage        AMERICAN GIRLS WINTER CELEBRATION
 (www.palmharborlibrary.org) and are NOW AVAILABLE FOR                       Saturday, January 26, 10:30-11:30 A.M.
               IPADS AND MOBILE DEVICES!                                              Ages 7-12 (KIDS ONLY)
                                                                   Join us for games, crafts and fun as we celebrate the eight
        LEGO NECKLACE CRAFT WORKSHOP                              original American Girls as well as newer friends in the book
          Wednesday, January 9, 3:30-4:30 P.M.                       series: Marie-Grace, Cecile, Caroline, Rebecca & Julie.
                    Ages 9-12 (KIDS ONLY)                                   Registration is required (begins January 2).
        Cute Lego necklaces are a new fashion trend!
               Make one for yourself or a friend.                                  WINTER ART HAPPENING
  NOTE: Epoxy glue has fumes that may affect some users.                     Wednesday, January 30, 4:00-5:00 P.M.
               Registration begins December 3.                                         Ages 5-9 (KIDS ONLY)
                                                                 Crafts to celebrate winter holidays and special events – some-
                                                                            thing for everyone! Registration is required
                                                                                         (begins January 2).

                EARLY CHILDHOOD FAIR                                 FIRST STEPS PARENT/CHILD WORKSHOP SERIES
            Saturday, January 12, 10:30-12:30 P.M.                 Wednesdays, January 30-February 20, 10:30-11:30 A.M.
            For families of toddlers and preschoolers                             For parent and child, Ages 1-3
   Meet with representatives from local preschools, county                       (Siblings to age 4 are welcome)
   agencies, and early childhood programs to learn what is       A four-week series of parent/child workshops that includes play,
 available for your preschooler in the Palm Harbor community!        community resource professionals, parenting materials,
             This is one-stop shopping for parents!                      and an opportunity to have fun with your child.
                                                                       Required IN-PERSON registration begins January 2
                                                                                     in the Children’s Room.


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                           Youth Programs (continued)
                        FEBRUARY FUN FOR ALL AGES!
                                       BOOKS ARE NOT FOR THE BIRDS!
                                            Saturday, February 2, 11:00 A.M.
                                    Family program - ages 3 & up (no younger siblings)
          Soar with books and birds - a hilarious bird-themed story time followed by a fabulous "Pigeons Rock"
                     interactive program with live pigeons! Registration required (begins January 2).

                                               DROP-BY GAME PLAY!
                            Thursday, January 10 & Thursday, February 7, 4:00-5:00 P.M.
                                                     Ages 10-16
Board games, role-playing games, Nintendo…and more! You never know what games you’ll find at these drop-by programs.
                             Offered by the Youth Advisory Board. No registration required.

                          PAINTING CLOTHES & SHOES…FOR FUN AND PROFIT!
                                          Saturday, February 9, 1:00-2:00 P.M.
                                                        Ages 11-16
       Jane Martin has been decorating clothes and shoes for decades and is ready to share her skills and talents!
                    She will demonstrate her original painting techniques in this interactive workshop.
                        Bring a pair of canvas shoes or a plain shirt that needs a burst of pizazz!
                            Registration is required (begins January 2) since space is limited!

                                             JUST DANCE! Wii PARTY
                                          Friday, February 22, 5:00-7:00 P.M.
                                                       Ages 11-18
            The steps are all there…you just need to dance! Great exercise and an excuse to eat lots of pizza!
                                       Registration required (begins January 2).

                           “ANANSI AND THE TREE OF LIFE” PUPPET THEATER
                                           Saturday, February 23, 2:00-3:00 P.M.
                                    Family program – ages 3 & up (no younger siblings)
                      A celebration of Black History Month with Katie Adams Make-Believe Theater!
           A collection of African tales told with full size puppets, shadow puppets, and audience participation!
                          Fun for the whole family! Registration begins January 2–don't miss out!

                                            AMAZING LIBRARY RACE!
                                     Wednesday, February 27, 3:30-5:00 P.M.
                                                      Ages 9-12
                    You’ve seen the TV version of this competition – now try the library adaptation!
      How does it work? Teams will compete to find a succession of items in the library and to navigate the detours.
                       Post-race snacks are provided. Registration required (begins February 1).




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                      Teen Programs
      All teen programs are for ages 13-18 unless otherwise noted.
                                       DROP-BY GAME PLAY!
                    Thursday, January 10 & Thursday, February 7, 4:00-5:00 P.M.
                                              Ages 10-16
  Board games, role-playing games, Nintendo…and more! You never know what games you’ll find at these
            drop-by programs. Offered by the Youth Advisory Board. No registration required.

                 PAINTING CLOTHES & SHOES…FOR FUN AND PROFIT!
                                    Saturday, February 9, 1:00-2:00 P.M.
                                                  Ages 11-16
 Jane Martin has been decorating clothes and shoes for decades and is ready to share her skills and talents!
              She will demonstrate her original painting techniques in this interactive workshop.
                 Bring a pair of canvas shoes or a plain shirt that needs a burst of pizzazz!
                      Registration is required (begins January 2) since space is limited!

                               BOOK SPEED DATING FOR TEENS
                                 Thursday, February 14, 3:00-5:00 P.M.
                                      A different kind of Valentine party!
         You need to read FAST because you only have FIVE minutes to choose your perfect book!
                     This a safe and fun way to meet new people and find new books.
                                        Refreshments will be served.
                     Registration is required (begins January 2) since space is limited!

                                     JUST DANCE! WII PARTY
                                   Friday, February 22, 5:00-7:00 P.M.
                                                Ages 11-18
                             The steps are all there…you just need to dance!
                             Great exercise and an excuse to eat lots of pizza!
                                Registration required (begins January 2).



                                 YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD (YAB)
                             Meets every Thursday at 5:00-6:00 P.M.
The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) serves the Palm Harbor Library and community by planning programs,
    completing volunteer projects, and having a voice in materials selections and the Teen Room.
                 Membership is open to all teens who complete a YAB applications.
                        Hours can be used for Bright Futures Scholarships.
        For more information, contact Teen Librarian Diane Colson at (727) 784-3332 x3018.


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                                   Adult Programs
                         An "artPHL" Evening - Thursday, January 31, 6:00-8:30 P.M.
  A unique fundraising event that will feature work and demonstrations by a variety of local artists, live
 music, food, and beverages. Proceeds will benefit Palm Harbor Library's programs and services. Tickets
 are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Semi-formal attire is recommended. Tickets go on sale January 2.
           EXPLORING THE POWERS OF GARLIC                                                CLAM BAYOU JAZZ BAND
               Thursday, January 8, 6:00 P.M.                                   Friday, January 18, 2:00 P.M.: Band Favorites
  Trina Clickner, author of the book A Miscellany of GARLIC,                Friday, February 15, 2:00 P.M.: Mardi Gras Tunes plus
        shares her knowledge of this remarkable herb.                          special selections by renowned black jazz artists.
  The presentation will be filled with facts, trivia, and recipes.                       Don’t miss this library favorite!
                    Book signing will follow.
                                                                        AMERICAN STAGE THEATER WORKSHOPS
                   MANAGING YOUR MONEY                                         Saturday, January 19, 10:00 A.M.
       Thursday, January 3 and February 7, 5:30 P.M.                         Appreciating Dramatic Literary Work
 Monday, January 15 and Tuesday, February 19, 1:00 P.M. Representatives of the American Stage Theatre Company in St.
Florida Master Money Mentors is presenting a series that helps    Petersburg highlight some of the most well-known and
  you establish financial goals and get control of your money.  respected plays from the past as well as plays from up and
   These workshops will cover evaluating wants and needs,       coming playwrights. Anyone interested in American theater
         steps to building a spending and savings plan,                   should NOT miss this interactive workshop!
           and using a money management calendar.                        Registration is required (begins December 8).
 Participants in the class can request a Florida Master Money
  Mentor – your own personal money coach to help with your           Saturday, February 16, 10:00 A.M.: Shakespeare
                money questions. Register today at              This American Stage workshop focuses on Shakespeare's
        http://pce-familiesandconsumers.eventbrite.com/        plays and how actors approach the text in order to bring it to
                                                                    life. Students will get the opportunity to try their hand
                    FOREIGN FILM FRIDAYS                                      at some scenes and/or monologues.
On Foreign Film Fridays, enjoy an Award-Winning film followed Registration is required (begins January 12). Space is limited!
    by a round table discussion. Light refreshments served.
                                                                             CONQUER THE BULLYING DEMON
                  Friday, January 11, 2:00 P.M.                                Thursday, January 24, 6:30 P.M.
                  Friday, February 8, 2:00 P.M.                 Dr. Richard Horowitz, of Growing Great Relationships, LLC,
For film titles, please phone the staff at the Reference Desk    and his wife, Jane, a relationship coach for over 25 years,
                at 727-784-3332, extension 3017.                present an outstanding program for parents and caregivers
                                                                                that covers all aspects of bullying
                                                                         and ways to deal with this pervasive problem.
                                                               Learn to recognize the signs and how to protect your children
                                                                          Registration is required (begins January 2).
                                                                                               APPETITE FOR ART
                                                                                        Tuesday, February 26, 12:00 P.M.
     CREATIVE EDGE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS                                     Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art presents a program on the
            Tuesday, January 15, 6:30 P.M.                                    special exhibition Tableaux, Metaphors and Passages:
        Improve Shooting & Photo Techniques                               Environments that is on display in the museum from February
              Tuesday, February 19, 6:30 P.M.                            24-April 21. This exhibition brings together three contemporary
                      Photoshop Basics                                   artists: Maria Albornoz, a Tampa ceramist and installation artist;
         Learn all of the basics to shooting like a pro                      Jack King, University of Tampa art professor and sculptor;
          from local photographer, Paula Kreutzer.                                 and Randall Smith, Winter Park photographer.
  Registration is required (one month prior to each session).                           Bring a brown bag lunch and join us.

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                              Adult Programs (continued)
                    PHIL’S BOOK CLUB                                                         SOCRATES CAFE
    Tues., Jan. 8, 7:00 P.M. & Mon., Jan 14, 11:00 A.M.:                 First Thursday of each month, 6:00 P.M. (Jan. 3, Feb. 5)
         The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings                       Third Thursday of each month, 1:00 P.M. (Jan. 17, Feb. 21)
   Mon., Feb. 11, 11:00 A.M. & Tues., Feb. 12, 7:00 P.M.:                       If you need intellectual stimulation and like to
           Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg                         your opinion on a variety of subjects, you will enjoy this group!
      Copies of each book are available at the library.                          TAI CHI FOR MOVEMENT AND BALANCE
  THRILLING TALES! A STORY TIME FOR ADULTS                            Join us for a fall-prevention program for seniors, developed at the
  Offered the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 P.M.                                    Oregon Research Institute.
   Join us for a selection of oral readings for your listening                                 Intermediate Class
pleasure from a variety of well-known and lesser-known short                  Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 P.M.
                                                                                No classes on January 2, 21, or February 18.
story authors. Just bring your imagination and an hour of your
           time. Light refreshments will be served.                                     “A MATTER OF BALANCE”
                  No registration necessary!                                Mondays and Wednesdays, January 7-February 6
          Thursday, January 3: “A Winter Chill”                                             from 2:00-3:00 P.M.
 The Wind by Ray Bradbury – A meteorologist returns from                              No classes on January 21, or 30.
      Tibet where he has discovered a valley where the                       Kris Scholz educates seniors on the importance of
                                                                                 exercise and staying active to prevent falls.
           winds gather to plan man’s destruction.
                                                                                         Registration is necessary.
Winter Run by Edward D. Hoch – A nice little crime drama with
                       a nasty twist!                                                     ADULT SIGN LANGUAGE
            Thursday, February 7: “Love Hurts!”                                        Adult Beginner’s Sign Language
The Boarded Window by Ambrose Bierce – Murlock believes                           Tuesdays at 6:00 P.M. No class January 1.
    that his seemingly dead wife has returned as a ghost!                     No experience is necessary! This course introduces
                                                                             adults to basic American Sign Language in a relaxed,
 Fingers on the Back of the Neck by Margaret Mahy – Ivor’s
                                                                               informal atmosphere. No registration is required.
great-grandmother has an annoying habit of stroking his neck
              with her arthritic, "knobbly" fingers.                                Adult Intermediate Sign Language
                                                                                Tuesdays at 7:00 P.M. No class January 1.
           MASTER GARDENER PLANT CLINIC                                        A fun course for those with some experience in
       Every Wednesday from 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.                             American Sign Language. No registration is required.
            The Pinellas County Master Gardeners
     provide a weekly gardening help desk for the public.                           SUNCOAST GENEALOGY SOCIETY
       Bring your gardening and landscaping questions                              Saturdays, January 26 and February 16
                   as well as plant samples.                                       Roots Magic User’s Group at 1:00 P.M.
                                                                                   Attendees are assisted in the use of online
               MASTER GARDENER SERIES                                                genealogy resources and repositories.
 The Pinellas County Master Gardeners gardening programs
                                                                                       General Meetings at 2:00 P.M.
         Thursday, January 10, 2:00 & 6:15 P.M.:
                                                                                   Monthly meetings include discussions and
                    Vegetable Gardening                                             special presentations on various topics.
        Thursday, February 14, 2:00 & 6:15 P.M.:
                     Butterfly Gardening                                                 Genealogy Assistance
 Admission is free, but space is limited. Call Pinellas Country          Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
       Extension at (727) 582-2603 to reserve a seat.                      Members of the Suncoast Genealogy Society are here
                                                                                 to assist you with genealogy research.
                      CHESS GATHERING                                                 This service is free of charge!
       Second and fourth Thursdays of each month,
                                                                                                  ART ALCOVE
            12:30-2:30 P.M. and 5:30-7:30 P.M.                        January: Local artist Patricia Hunter will be showing her bold paintings
       NO evening chess on January 10 or January 24                   that display a unique style influenced by her Peruvian heritage.
        Chessboards and light refreshments provided                   February: Cathy Koutsoumbaris of the “Mini Hearts Together” miniature
 All ages and skill levels welcome No registration necessary          society will be displaying a collection of handmade dollhouse miniatures.

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                                    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.
 Mango
   language learning database
 Tumblebooks
  animated e-books for children on our webpage
 Freegal
  free and legal downloadable music
 Overdrive
  downloadable books for your e-reader devices, including Kindle
 Kindle devices
  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
 Volunteer Opportunities
  contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (727) 784-3332, extension 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 ($5 per exam); scanning (25¢ per page)
 Friends of the Library Book Store
   tremendous bargains on books, magazines, and videos
 Free Medicare Services by SHINE
   Every other Monday beginning January 7, 1:00-4:00 P.M. by appointment only.
   Call 1-800-963-5337 or register at the Adult Services desk
 Free Wi-Fi
   throughout the library
 Free Genealogy Help
   Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-4:00 P.M.
 Hablamos Español

                                                            LIBRARY HOURS OF SERVICE:
  Palm Harbor Library                                            Monday 10 AM-6 PM
 2330 Nebraska Avenue                                           Tuesday 12 PM-8 PM
                                                               Wednesday 10 AM-6 PM
 Palm Harbor, FL 34683
                                                                Thursday 12 PM-8 PM
     (727) 784-3332                                              Friday 12 PM-5 PM
www.palmharborlibrary.org                                       Saturday 10 AM-5 PM
                                                                  Closed Sundays

								
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