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Libraries Linking Lifetimes

Libraries Linking Lifetimes is a year-long intergenerational program designed
to bring children, teens and adults together focusing on a single literary theme.

Current Events

Largo Public Library (727) 587-6715  
Weird Florida for Kids!

Friday, June 8
Children's Program Room

Join us in a celebration honoring Florida and its many wonders. At this program, there will be stories, trivia, music, and a fun craft. For children ages 5-12.

Florida Jeopardy

Friday, June 8
Jenkins Room A

Do you know your state? Prove it! Come play Florida Jeopardy for your chance to win a (somewhat) fabulous prize and all-important bragging rights.

Weird Florida for Kids!

Monday, June 11
Teen Room

Spend the evening at the library hearing about kooky Florida laws, doing a funky Florida city names puzzle, and listening to some weird Florida stories while making a strange craft.
For teens ages 13-18.

Author Talk: Adele Woodyard

Saturday, June 23
Jenkins Room B

Travel to Florida's past with the author of Florida Freebies and Cheapies: 250 Daytrips for Little or No Money. This presentation will show you historical sites in the state along with relevant history.

Haunted Florida

Monday, July 23
Teen Room

Get terrified at this frightening Florida program featuring haunted stories, trivia, and other wickedly scary games.
Ages 13-18.

St. Petersburg Public Library System (727) 893-7214 North Branch

Real Deal Book Club

Join the Real Deal Book Club this summer as we go between the covers to discover Classic Florida.

Thursdays @ 6:30 pm

July 26th: The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise by Michael Grunwald

August 30th: The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean

Previous Events

St. Petersburg Public Library (727) 893-7724  
Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project

New, Extended Dates!
April 10, 24, May 1, 8
6:00 pm

The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project is an international movement to raise awareness about the condition of the world's coral reefs. In conjunction with the Florida Craftsmen Gallery, free reef-themed crochet sessions will be offered at Main Library. Participants will work on pieces to contribute to our community's May exhibit at the Florida Craftsmen Gallery.

To learn more about the project and see other works that have already been created, check out Or, read more about the Hyperbolic Coral Reef Project on the Craftsmen Gallery website by using this link:

Yarn and crochet needles will be provided. Crocheters of all levels are welcome, though children should each bring a participating adult to assist them during the session.

The Florida Craftsmen Gallery and the Friends of Main Library present:

Supermales, Sneakers & Orgies:
Sex on the Coral Reef

Thursday, May 3
6:00 pm

Free Admission!

Main Library Auditorium
3745 Ninth Avenue N.

Dr. John Ogden explores the wonder of life in a coral reef ecosystem. Learn how a reef grows and how a healthy reef supports the continuation of a wide range of ocean species. This brief lecture will be accompanied by a slide show presentation

Dr. John Ogden is an expert on the ecology and management of coral reefs and associated ecosystems. He serves as an adjunct professor at USF College of Marine Sciences and has served as a past director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography.

Seminole Public Library 727-394-6905  
Classic Movie Matinee

Fridays, 1:00pm

Free popcorn and soda courtesy of the Friends of the Seminole Library.

April 6: Follow that Dream (1962)

April 13: The Palm Beach Story (1942)

April 20: Second Honeymoon (1937)

April 27: Key Largo (1948)

Book Discussion
"Swim to Me"
by Betsy Carter

April 10, 2:00 pm

It's a fresh start for Delores Walker when she boards a Greyhound bus bound for Florida. Leaving the Bronx far behind, she's headed for sunny Weeki Wachee Springs, frayed roadside attraction in danger of becoming obsolete with the opening of Walt Disney's latest creation, only miles up the road. Always more suited for a life underwater, Delores joins a group of other aquatic hopefuls in this City of Live Mermaids, where she discovers a world of sequined tails and amphibious theme shows that even Disney couldn't dream up. It's in this fantastic place of make-believe and reinvention that Delores Walker becomes Delores Taurus, Florida's most unlikely celebrity. Bringing together an eccentric assortment of outcasts, poseurs, and underdogs, this wise and poignant novel conjures up a time in America when anything was possible, especially in the Sunshine State. A story of family, chasing dreams and finding your way, Swim To Me will have you believing the impossible, even in mermaids from the Bronx.

Special Movie Presentation
"Ulee's Gold"

April 25, 2:00 pm

Ulee Jackson is a widowed Florida beekeeper whose son Jimmy is in prison following a botched robbery. Jimmy's wife Helen has abandoned their two daughters and is living somewhere in Orlando. Ulee's stubborn independence prevents him from asking for help, and as the movie begins he has his hands full running his business and acting as surrogate parent to his granddaughters Casey and Penny. Casey is a rebellious teenager and Penny is a timid 10-year-old who seems confused by her parents' absence and the tension at home.

Directed by Victor Nuzez. Starring Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson, Christine Dunford, Tom Wood, Jessica Biel, Vanessa Zima. 1997 * 113 minutes * Rated R (language, violence)

Winner or nominee of numerous awards * Filmed in the Florida panhandle at Apalachicola, Port St. Joe, and Wewahitchka

Seminole Public Library Youth Services Department Display Case: I Spy Florida

Tuesday, 4/3

10:30am: Toddlers Storytime

11:00am: Preschool Storytime

6:30pm: Twilight Tales Storytime

Thursday, 4/5

10:30am: Toddlers Storytime
Florida Birds

Tuesday, 4/10

10:30am: Toddlers Storytime

11:00am: Preschool Storytime

6:30pm: Twilight Tales Storytime

Thursday, 4/12

10:30am: Toddlers Storytime

11:00am: Walk in the Park with Professor Kelli (Toddlers and Preschoolers)

7:00pm: Teen Thursday- Key Lime Pie

Saturday, 4/14

2:00pm: Family Movie: Hoot

Florida Alligator

Tuesday, 4/17

10:30am: Toddlers Storytime

11:00am: Preschool Storytime

6:30pm: Twilight Tales Storytime

Thursday, 4/19

10:30am: Toddlers Storytime

Saturday, 4/21

2:00pm: Gator Adventure Productions

Florida Florida Sea Life
Dolphins, Manatees, Sea Turtles, Sea Shells and More

Tuesday, 4/24

10:30am: Toddlers Storytime

11:00am: Preschool Storytime

6:30pm: Twilight Tales Storytime

Thursday, 4/26

10:30am: Toddlers Storytime

Clearwater Main Library (727) 562-4970  
Florida Cowboys: Keepers of the Last Frontier Oct 25, 2PM Author Carlton Ward will present "Florida Cowboys; Keepers of the Last Frontier." Carlton is an environmental photojournalist who promotes conservation of natural environments and cultural legacies. His stories and photography have appeared in Smithsonian and National Wildlife magazines. Click HERE to view some of his photos.
North Greenwood Branch    
Kids program Oct 14, 3PM A Taste of Florida Citrus for kids
Teen program
Oct 18, 4:30 PM
Frame It! Make a Florida Seashell Frame
Adult program Oct 14, 11AM A Taste of Florida Citrus
Oldsmar Public Library (813) 749-1182  
Classic Florida
Dec 8, 2011, 4:00-5:00 PM Adele Woodyard, author of several books & articles on Florida travel, will present A Walk Through Florida's Past, a fun photo tour of historically important Florida locations that make for great daytrips. Program with brief Q&A and signings of Ms. Woodyard's new travel book to follow.
Palm Harbor Public Library
(727) 784-3332  
Children's Programs    
After School Special Sept 6 & Sept 13, 4:00 PM Take a break from school and homework and join us in the reading zone for family story time. No pre-registration necessary.
Stories Across the Miles! Sept 10 ALL DAY In honor of Grandparents Day, grandparents are invited to read aloud to our videographer in a specially decorated Story Corner. They will then receive a video disk of their session to send to their grandchildren across the miles. In-person registration at the Children's Desk begins August 1st. Sessions will be 20-minutes each — register early for the best time for you!
WHATCHAMACALLITS & THINGAMAJIGS Sept 10, 2:00 PM This is an intergenerational hour of fun for school age children and their grandparents in honor of Grandparent's Day, featuring an "old time items" guessing contest, stories and vintage games.
4's and 5's Community Helpers! Sept 12, 3:00 PM Celebrate Patriot Day with stories, games, and a simple craft to honor those who serve and protect us! For KIDS ONLY (Ages 4 & 5) — Pre-registration required!
Snips & Scraps Scrapbooking Sept 6 & Sept 13, 4:30 PM Bring your vacation or family photos, ticket stubs, any special mementos. Join us to learn the ins and outs of scrapbooking. This is a two-session workshop.
Adult's Programs    
Exploring Florida's Big Bend Gulf Coast Sept 9, 2:00 PM Captain Rick Rhodes has written nine books and offers five educational-travel programs. He will be visiting our Palm Harbor Library on Friday September 9th at 2 PM to take us along for a boating cruise along Florida's Big Bend Gulf Coast. This part of Florida — from Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola — is the second oldest part inhabitant by the Europeans.
Florida Cemeteries Sept 16, 2:00 PM Howard Smith presents on Florida cemeteries. Learn how to track your ancestors and how to research cemeteries.
A Land Remembered Sept 23, 2:00 PM Join us for a book discussion on Patrick Smith's "A Land Remembered.
Pinellas Park Public Library (727) 441-9958  
Memories of Pinellas Park
Event will be held in the Meeting Room
Nov 9, 6:30 PM Did you know that the City of Pinellas Park will turn 100 years old in 2014? Did you know that sugar cane and dairy farming were important to the early history of the City, and that many of the earliest residents came from Pennsylvania? Join us as members of the Pinellas Park Historical Society share their memories and stories of the people and events that shaped the City's past.
Florida Legal Graffiti Nov. 14, 7:00 p.m. What does living in Florida mean to you? Help decorate the Teen Lounge's glass walls with Florida graffiti and enjoy some key lime pie. Please register beginning Oct. 31st.
Safety Harbor Public Library (727) 724-1525  
Pre-School Storytime Aug 24, 11:00 AM Tales of Classic Florida and Fauna. Ages 0-5
A Clash of Cultures: An account as told by a Tocobaga Indian Woman Aug 18, 6:30 PM This presentation of a fictitious tale told in the character of Moving Clouds by Nan Colton of Solo Productions, is based on research of archaeologists and historians, along with folklore and stories of local Indian tribes to enhance this intriguing, poetic narration. At the conclusion of the program, learn how to make a pinch pot, an ancient form of pottery making, with St. Petersburg mixed media artist Karen-Mitchell Tremmel. Sponsored by the Safety Harbor Library Foundation.
Dunedin Public Library (727) 298-3080  
Cypress Gardens, America's Tropical Wonderland: How Dick Pope Invented Florida Jan 18, 2012 7PM Dr. Lucinda Vickers, Tallahassee Community College Professor and author, will present a slide narrative of her book on Cypress Gardens, the 70 year old attraction that closed in 2009. The book is a tribute to the classic Florida roadside attraction—and its founder, Dick Pope. A book-signing will follow the program.
Circus Carnival Jan 21, 2012, 2PM-4PM Immerse yourself in everything Circus! Come for balloons, corn dogs, popcorn, lemonade and a cake walk involving Twinkies. Try your hand at bean bag booths, ring tosses or the wii with circus games! Art activities include a clown face painting booth, an elephant and clown-ruffled collar crafts. Enjoy circus performers throughout the afternoon.
St. Petersburg Public Library (727) 893-7724  
Meet Anna Lillios
author of Crossing the Creek
St. Petersburg Main Library

March 24, 2012 2:00 pm

The Friends of the Main Library invite you to meet Anna Lillios, author of Crossing the Creek, the literary friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

During the 1940s, Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings began a friendship that lasted until the end of their lives. They exchanged ideas, supported each other, and crossed racial boundaries in their quests to become notable American authors.

Ms. Lillios is an associate professor of English at the University of Central Florida. She serves as the editor of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature. She is the director of the Zora Neale Hurston Electronic Archive as well as executive director and trustee of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society.

For more information, please contact Paula Godfrey at the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative office at (727) 441-8408.



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