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					   October-January
               LOOK WHAT’S COMING!
       October 3-7: Diego Rivera Traveling Art Exhibit (p. 7)
           October 3-29: Halloween Costume Swap (p. 3)
     October 4, 18, November 1: Sylvan Parents Series (p. 3)
       October 22: Haunted House at PH Parks & Rec (p. 5)
               November 5: Library Garage Sale (p. 7)
              December 29: Games 2U Bus (p. 4 & p. 5)
               January 14: Early Childhood Fair (p. 4)
                 January 31: Primary Elections (p. 7)
               Clam Bayou Jazz Band Concerts (p. 7)
                            Library Closings
           Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25 (Thanksgiving)
                 Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)
             Monday, December 26 (Christmas Day observed)
              Monday, January 2 (New Year’s Day observed)
                       Palm Harbor Library
                      2330 Nebraska Avenue
                      Palm Harbor, FL 34683
                          (727) 784-3332
                     www.palmharborlibrary.org
Funding for this brochure provided by the Palm Harbor Friends of the Library
                  Youth Programs
         MOTHER GOOSE RHYME TIME                                        STARBUCKS STORY TIME
               Mondays at 10:00 A.M.                            Second Wednesday of each month at 1:30 P.M.
       (No program on 11/21, 12/19, 12/26, 1/2)                        (Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 11)
         Parent & Child (Infants - 2 years old)                                    Ages 3 & up
   Miss Sam offers nursery rhymes and songs for our                Take a coffee or cocoa break and meet us at
              youngest library members.                        Palm Harbor Starbucks, US Hwy 19 & Nebraska Ave.,
                                                                            for some yummy stories!
               INFANT/TODDLER
           SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES                                   GRANNY JANE’S STORY CORNER
                      (Fall II Sessions)                                  Every Wednesday at 3:00 P.M.
  Mondays, Oct. 24 - Dec. 5 from 10:45 - 11:15 A.M.                (no storytimes on 11/23, 12/14, 12/21, 12/28)
                    (no classes on 11/21)                   Join Granny Jane in the Children’s Room reading stories
 Learn American Sign Language with your child through                 you’ve chosen – or you can read to her!
stories, songs, and activities. This is a six-week program.
   Pre-registration through the Deaf Literacy Center is      PARTNERING WITH CLOTHES TO KIDS!
       required. To register, call Rosa Rodriguez at                The library is partnering with Clothes to Kids
 (727) 724-1525, Ext. 120 or email: rrodriguez@pplc.us                   to help provide new underwear for
                                                                        children in need in Pinellas County.
               TODDLER STORY TIME                                              WILD WEDGIE WEEK!
                Wednesdays at 10:00 A.M.                                      October 3 to October 8
        (No story times on 11/23, 12/21, 12/28, 1/4)           Bring an unopened package of children’s underwear
            Parent & Child (18 months - Age 3)              (sizes 4 - 16) to the Children’s Desk and get a free book
      Stories, songs, and fingerplays with Miss Lois!       packet along with an entry for a grand prize drawing of a
                                                             family basket including a full set of Captain Underpants
                  THE DIRTY GANG!                                  books! All donations will go to Clothes to Kids
  The FIRST Wednesday of each month at 3:00 P.M.                                  of Pinellas County.
                (Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7 & Jan. 4)
                        For Ages 5 - 8                               CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS PARTY
The Dirty Gang is a monthly nature program for children            Saturday, October 8, from 2:00 - 3:00 P.M.
   who love dirt, featuring stories with Miss Chris in our                           For Ages 6 - 9
     outdoor reading area & a simple nature activity.        Bring an unopened package of new underwear for girls
    Pre-registration required (one month prior to each                  or boys (sizes 4 - 16) or make a $3
                 session). Space is limited.                     donation as the price of admission to a fun-filled
 Parents welcome, no younger or older siblings please.          afternoon of games, activities, and crafts centering
          PARENT MUST ACCOMPANY CHILD IN                              around the Captain Underpants series.
               OUTDOOR READING AREA.                               Bring your donations the day of the program.
                                                                    Pre-registration is required (begins Sept. 6).
    LEAP INTO ART AT LEEPA-RATTNER!
  The LAST Wednesday of each month at 3:00 P.M.
            (Oct. 26, Nov. 30, Dec. 28, Jan. 25)
            Location: Interactive Gallery at the
              Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
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. Pete College at 600
      Klosterman Road (access from Belcher Road).
                No pre-registration required.

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                    Youth Programs (continued)
                                       HALLOWEEN COSTUME SWAP!
                                              October 3 - October 29
    Bring new or gently used kids’ costumes (any size from infant to teen) to swap for a new one! Don’t have a
           costume to swap? You’re invited to make a $5.00 donation for each costume you take home
            (Limit: One costume per child). Proceeds will be used for children’s programs and supplies.
                                Costumes are on display in the Children’s Room.

                                                PUMPKIN PARADE
     Friday, October 14 at 2:00 P.M. (this is a “no school” day for Pinellas County schools) Ages 7 - 12
          Bring your own pumpkin for special decorating tips. Paints and craft materials will be provided.
                        Space is limited - pre-registration required (begins September 6).

             AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP
                              Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 - 4:30 Ages 11 - 18
A course designed by the American Red Cross to prepare youth with the training every parent wants in a babysitter:
                     safety, basic child care, safe play, first aid and critical emergency skills.
                         To register or for more information, please call (727) 446-2358.

                               MR. RAY’S CREEPY CRAWLY CREATURES
                                 Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 P.M. Ages 5 - 9
                               (parents welcome but NO younger siblings, please!)
        Come explore the life of LIVE giant hissing cockroaches, huge hairy tarantulas, deadly scorpions,
     and other creepy crawly creatures...just in time for Halloween! Pre-registration required (begins Sept. 22).

                              YAB PRESENTS: SPOOKY GHOST STORIES
                          Saturday, October 29 from 2:00 - 3:00 P.M. Ages 9 and up
      Ready to get in the Halloween spirit? Please join us for some spooky ghost stories and haunting tales.




                                HELPING PARENTS HELP THEIR KIDS!
                                PRESENTED BY SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER
             The following programs are for parents only. Pre-registration requested - space is limited!
                                                 FORGOTTEN MATH
              For parents of middle school students. Tuesday, October 4 from 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Sylvan Learning Center offers a free “Forgotten Math” seminar geared towards middle school parents. It has differ-
 ent stations that parents visit to receive instruction about different math concepts that they may have forgotten.
                                                 I HATE READING!
               For parents of children in K-2nd grade. Tuesday, October 18 from 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
       This free program helps parents find ways to help struggling readers through fun, interactive activities that
                                          promote confidence and build skills.
                                                     I HATE MATH!
              For parents of children in    K-2nd  grade. Tuesday, November 1 from 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
      This free program helps parents of students in K-2 find ways to learn math concepts through fun, interactive
                                  activities that promote confidence and build skills.


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                     Youth Programs (continued)
            FORGOTTEN ETIQUETTE                                                 WELCOME TO WINTER
    Saturday, November 19 and/or December 10                          Thursday, December 22 from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
                   10:30 - 11:30 A.M.                                                   Ages 4 & up
                        Ages 7 - 12                                A walk-in program with stories, songs, and simple crafts
 Martial Arts instructor Chad Johnson from True Way                     to celebrate the beginning of a new season!
Martial Arts teaches the non-physical part of this ancient            Stop by the Children’s Room for some wintry fun!
 art form, including listening skills, discipline, and self-
esteem. Pre-registration required (begins November 1).

          GOBBLE UP A GOOD BOOK!
          Monday, November 21 at 2:00 P.M.
                  Ages 4 - 6 (Kids only!)
 Fall fun activities and stories to celebrate the holiday!         GAMES2U BUS FOR TWEENS AND TEENS!
      Pre-registration required (begins October 3).                   Thursday, December 29 from 1:00 - 4:00 P.M.
                                                                                         Ages 9 & up
       AMERICAN GIRLS: MEET MOLLY                                  We're bringing in a truck load of video games! Literally.
           Tuesday, November 22 at 2:00 P.M.                        Games2U will be here with their mobile video game
                Ages 7 - 12 (Kids only!)                           theater, so gear up to play your favorites! Age-eligible
 Activities, games, and fun focusing on a spunky young                 participants only. No pre-registration required.
lady during World War II from the American Girl series.
   Participants must read one Molly book prior to the
 program. Pre-registration required (begins October 3).

               PARENTS DAY OUT!                                                   JUNIOR KNIT WITS!
   Saturday, December 10 from 12:30 - 3:30 P.M.             Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24 from 5:00 - 6:00 P.M.
                     Ages 4 - 9 only!                                        Ages 9 - 12 (Kids only!)
Drop the little ones off for an afternoon of games, crafts A three-session workshop series that teaches the basics
 and movies while you shop or nap! Sponsored by the         of knitting; all materials will be provided free of charge.
YAB, all proceeds go towards teen library services. Sug-        Space is limited and pre-registration is required
 gested donation: $4.00 per child. Registration begins                         (begins December 5).
                           Nov. 7.
                                                                              EARLY CHILDHOOD FAIR
              CREATIVE CERAMICS                                          Saturday, January 14 from 10:30 - 12:30
             HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS                                      Meet with representatives from local preschools and
                 Saturday, December 3                              early childhood programs to learn what is available for
11:00 - 12:00 for ages 6 - 8; 1:00 - 2:30 for ages 9 - 12          your preschooler in the Palm Harbor community - one-
          (These are KIDS ONLY workshops!)                         stop shopping for parents! No pre-registration required.
  Make a beautiful holiday gift for a family member, a
     friend, or yourself! In-person registration only.                   FIRST STEPS PARENT/TODDLER
     $6.00 non-refundable materials fee payable at                            WORKSHOP SERIES
           registration (begins November 1).                   Wednesdays, January 25, February 1, 8, 15
                                                                          from 10:30 - 11:30 A.M.
                                                                                  Ages 1 - 3
       COOKIES AND MILK WITH SANTA!                          A four-week series of parent/child workshops that
   Wednesday, December 14 from 3:00 - 5:00 P.M.              includes play, community resource professionals,
                        Ages 3 - 8                        parenting materials, and an opportunity to have fun with
  Santa’s taking time out from his busy schedule to visit      your child (Siblings: Infants - Age 4 welcome).
the library. Register IN-PERSON for a time slot between In-person preregistration required (begins December 5).
  3:00 & 5:00 P.M (registration begins November 21).
  Remember to bring your cameras and lists for Santa!

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                    Teen Programs
             ALL TEEN PROGRAMS ARE FOR AGES 13-18 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
                                         FORGOTTEN MATH
            For parents of middle school students. Tuesday, October 4, from 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Sylvan Learning Center offers a free “Forgotten Math” seminar geared towards middle school parents. It has differ-
 ent stations that parents visit to receive instruction about different math concepts that they may have forgotten.
                              This program is for parents only. Registration requested.
                 AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP
                           Saturday, October 15, 10:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
    Need money for the holidays? We are offering a Babysitting Certificate Program. Must be between the ages
                    of 11-18. To register or for more information, please call (727) 446-2358.
                                        ANNUAL HAUNTED HOUSE!
                                    Saturday, October 22, 6:30 - 9:00 P.M.
                               at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center
Palm Harbor Library Youth Advisory Board is putting on our ever popular Haunted House. Are you ready for a night
of screams? $2.00 requested donation per ticket. Ages 10 and up (younger children welcome at parents’ discretion).
                                         NATIONAL GAMING DAY
                         Saturday, November 12, 2:00 - 4:30 P.M. in the Teen Room
Who doesn’t like to play games? We will have board games, card games, video games galore. Come and get your
                                          game on!!! Ages 12 and up.
                                     A TEEN LOCK-IN NIGHT OF FUN
                                  Saturday, November 12, 5:30 - 9:30 P.M.
       A thank you to all of the YAB volunteers for all of the hard work that you do for us throughout the year.
                                   Let your hair down, have fun, let us wait on you!!!
      This is only for the YAB teens. You must have attended at least 4 meetings to be eligible for the lock-in.
 The teen lock-in is one of the great perks of being on the Youth Advisory Board (YAB). They meet every Thursday
                  night at 5:00 P.M. YAB strives to serve the Palm Harbor Library and community by
planning programs for the youth of Palm Harbor, completing volunteer projects, and choosing material for the young
       adult library collection. Membership is open to all teens (ages 13-18) who complete a YAB application.
                                 Hours may be counted for Bright Futures Scholarships!
                                         TEEN HOLIDAY CRAFTS
                                   Saturday, December 3, 1:00 - 2:30 P.M.
     Would you like to lighten and brighten up your holidays? We will be making luminaries and painting glass
              ornaments. If room permits, twelve-year olds will be able to sign up for this program
                              at the Adult Services desk two weeks prior to the event .
                                               GAMES2U!
                                  Thursday, December 29, 1:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Bored during your holiday break? We have just the thing for you…a truck load of video games. Games2U will be at
Palm Harbor Library with their mobile video game theater, so get ready to play your favorite games! Ages 9 and up.
                                                SHOW AND TELL
                                     Saturday, January 14, 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
 Who doesn’t love Show and Tell? Are you an artist, musician, scrapbooker, card maker, jewelry maker, knitter, or
do crochet? Are you interested in putting together model cars? Please bring with you a project that you are waiting
to start or something you are already working on. Get ideas and inspirations from others and, who knows, you might
                   just pick up another hobby!! Ages 11 and up. Register beginning December 5.


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                    Adult Programs
               PHiL’s BOOK CLUB                                SUNCOAST GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
  The second Monday of each month at 11:00 A.M.               Howard Smith teaches an eight-week-long seminar
 and the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M.            entitled Genealogy Basics, Saturdays at 2:00 P.M.
       Library Director Gene Coppola leads this                            Begins September 10
             lively book discussion group.
                                                              Join us on Oct. 29, Nov. 26, and Jan. 28 at 1:00 for
 October 10 & 11: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
                                                            Roots Magic Users’ Group. Attendees will be assisted in
  November 8 & 14: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
                                                            the use of online genealogy resources and repositories.
  December 12 & 13: The March by E.L. Doctorow
  January 9 & 10: Seabiscuit: An American Legend         And at 2:00 P.M. for Genealogy General Meetings which
                  by Laura Hillenbrand                   include discussions on research techniques, tools, and a
  (Copies of each book are available at the library.)           special presentation that varies each month.
                                                              Oct. 29: Mini Seminar with speaker Drew Smith.
                                                         Topics: “Beyond Database Programs: Technology Tools
       MASTER GARDENERS SERIES                           to Help Manage Your Research” and “Where is the Book
October 13: Managing Pests and Diseases in Vegetable                         with My Family in It?”
          Gardens at 2:00 P.M. & 6:15 P.M.                 Nov. 26: Nancy Allen shares her “Great Explorations”
       November 10: Herbs at 2:00 P.M. only.                              Jan. 28: To be announced
                No December Seminar.
January 12: Roses, Types that Grow Well in Florida and
    How to Care for Them at 2:00 P.M. & 6:15 P.M.
  Admission is free, but space is limited. Call Pinellas
 County Extension at (727) 582-2100 to reserve a seat.                     THRILLING TALES!
                                                                           A Story Time for Adults
    MASTER GARDENER PLANT CLINIC                           Offered the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 P.M.
 Wednesdays: October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2,           October 6, November 3, December 1, January 5
          9, & 16 from 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.               A selection of oral readings from a variety of well-known
             Clinic resumes on January 4.                  and lesser-known short story authors for your listening
   Bring your gardening and landscaping questions        pleasure. Just bring your imagination and an hour of your
       as well as plant samples for our experts!                   time. Light refreshments will be served.
                                                            October: Edgar Allan Poe; November: Ray Bradbury;
                                                             December: Holiday Stories; January: Isaac Asimov
                   CHESS CLUB                                          ADULT SIGN LANGUAGE
    Thursdays, 12:30-2:30 P.M. and 5:30-7:30 P.M.                        Beginning Sign Language
     Chessboards and light refreshments provided.                           Tuesdays at 6:00 P.M.
          All ages and skill levels welcomed.                               No class Jan. 31, 2012
               No registration necessary.                   No experience necessary! This course introduces adults
                                                            to basic American Sign Language in a relaxed, informal
                SOCRATES CAFÉ                                        atmosphere. No registration required.
     You don’t need to know philosophy to join this
    discussion group. If you need some intellectual                     Intermediate Sign Language
    stimulation and want to share your opinion on a                         Tuesdays at 7:00 P.M.
      variety of subjects, you will enjoy this group.                       No class Jan. 31, 2012
                                                               A fun course for those with some experience in
     First Thursday of each month at 6:00 P.M.                American Sign Language. No registration required.
  October 6, November 3, December 1, January 5                    For further information on either program,
     Third Thursday of each month at 1:00 P.M.                contact Rosa Rodriguez @ (727) 724-1525 x 120.
October 20, November 17, December 15, January 19

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                    Adult Programs (continued)
  TAI CHI FOR MOVEMENT AND BALANCE
 Every Monday and Wednesday from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.                        GOLDEN AGE OF BASEBALL
      (instructor will advise of holiday closings).           Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
   Join us for a fall-prevention program for seniors,       Calling all baseball enthusiasts…Elliot Satinoff, “Baseball
     developed at the Oregon Research Institute.              Maven,” presents a program on the “golden age” of
               No registration necessary.                               baseball in the 1950’s in New York.

             MEDICARE SEMINARS                                              LIBRARY GARAGE SALE
        Tuesday, September 27: Medicare 101                        Saturday, November 5 from 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
    Thursday, October 6: Medicare Advantage Plans                 The library is holding a garage sale to raise money for
     Tuesday, October 11: Understanding Medicare                library programs and services. Help your library and pick
              Prescription Drug Coverage                                up some great bargains at the same time!
    Each seminar to be held from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M.                                      Leftovers Sale
The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco/Pinellas will advise              Monday, November 7 from 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
 seniors on the ins and outs of the Medicare system as                                All items 50% off!
 they prepare for the Medicare Annual Election Period                          APPETITE FOR ART
          (October 15 through December 7).
                                                                         Tuesday, November 29 at 12:00 noon
                  DIEGO RIVERA                                     Bring a brown bag lunch and join docents from the
             October 3 through October 7:                             Leepa-Rattner Museum for a stimulating and
     Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month!                               enjoyable art discussion.
    A traveling exhibit of replicated mural pieces by                   TRAVELING HEROES EXHIBIT
    Mexican artist Diego Rivera will be on display.
                                                                        Wednesday, December 7 at 1:00 P.M.
        PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP                                     Join us on Pearl Harbor Day as the Traveling Heroes
          Saturday, October 8 at 11:00 A.M.                        Exhibit brings WW II artifacts and knowledgeable
   Jeff Donald with the Florida Center for Creative               costumed re-enactors to present an unforgettable
Photography will instruct interested members on how to             experience. Included will be a lecture and digital
 get more out of their cameras. No prior photography                   presentation of interviews with veterans.
experience is necessary. Registration is recommended                   Question-and-answer sessions to follow.
       since space is limited. Register online at                             PRIMARY ELECTIONS
  www.palmharborlibrary.org or call (727) 784-3332.
                                                                   Tuesday, January 31 from 7:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
                                                                     Palm Harbor Library serves as a polling site.

                                                                              COMPUTER CLASSES
          CLAM BAYOU JAZZ BAND                                                    To Be Determined
A library favorite, this group offers performances on the          Please ask for details at the Adult Services desk.
         third Friday of each month at 3:00 PM.
               October 21: Swing Into Fall                                JOHN BROCK ART ALCOVE
November 18: World War I & II, A Sentimental Journey                September and October: Seven photographers
             December 16: Christmas Tunes                            associated with the Florida Center for Creative
        January 20: Clam Bayou Band Favorites                      Photography will display their photos. Some of the
                                                                         photos are of familiar landmarks and
                                                                          others are nature shots or scenery.

              LITERACY COUNCIL                                   November and December: The pottery of John Brock
                 New Tutor Training                               will be on display. These pieces are the product of a
October 15 & November 12 from 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.               unique talent and skilled hands. The loan of these
               Literacy Tutor Tune-up                             exhibition pieces is made possible by Robert Barker,
      November 17 from 6:00 P.M . - 8:00 P.M.                        former business partner of the deceased artist.



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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
                                              Tumblebooks
                   animated e-books for children on our webpage
                                                Freegal
                            free and legal downloadable music
                                               Overdrive
                   downloadable books for your e-reader device
                          Support our Shelves Coupon Books
      discount coupons to area businesses with proceeds benefitting library
                                     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
                           On-Site Small Business Services
              for individuals starting or running a small business
                                     Funding Opportunities
      naming rights, “Name Your Day”, Library Foundation gifts and bequests
                                    The Holiday Giving Tree
                                  to support the Haven of RCS
                  Fee Based Services for Your Convenience
outgoing faxes ($1 per page); proctoring ($5 per exam); scanning (10¢ per page)
                           Friends of the Library Book Store
            tremendous bargains on books, magazines, and videos




                                                      LIBRARY HOURS OF SERVICE:
  Palm Harbor Library                                      Monday 10 AM-6 PM
 2330 Nebraska Avenue                                     Tuesday 12 PM-8 PM
 Palm Harbor, FL 34683                                   Wednesday 10 AM-6 PM
                                                          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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