October 22, 2014

Star Gazing With StarSplitter Adventures at the Brandon Regional Library

Wednesday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Drive in Brandon
FREE

Enjoy a closer look at the moon and planets and learn more about our nearest celestial neighbors! Astronomy enthusiasts from StarSplitter Adventures will have telescopes set up in the parking lot near the entrance to the library so you can observe the craters of the moon, the red planet Mars, the bright cloud bands of Jupiter and other wonders of the night sky. The astronomers will answer questions and explain what can be seen though the telescope as well as with the naked eye.

For all ages.

Funded by the Friends of the Brandon Regional Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.


Author Event: Tim Dorsey at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library

Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa
FREE

Meet author Tim Dorsey, former Tampa Tribune journalist turned novelist, who will discuss his 17 zany, Florida-based mystery novels that highlight what is wild and wonderful about the state. Dorsey will also answer questions and sign copies of his books after the program.

For adults.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

Absolute Abby Workshops at these Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries

How To Win The Heart and Mind Of A Recruiter
• Tue., Nov.4, 1 p.m. @ the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin
• Sat., Nov. 8, 11 a.m. @ the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Boulevard in Tampa

Exposing The Hidden Job Market
• Tues., Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m. @ the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa
• Thurs., Nov. 6, 1 p.m. @ the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin
• Sat. Nov. 22, 2 p.m. @ the Town ’N Country Regional Library, 7606 Paula Drive, Ste. 120 in Tampa

Taking Your Job Search By Storm in 2014
• Thurs., Nov. 6, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. @ the Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McLendon St. in Plant City
• Sat., Nov 8, 3 p.m. @ the Seminole Heights Branch Library, 4711 Central Ave. in Tampa
• Nov. 19, 6 p.m. @ the Temple Terrace Public Library, 202 Bullard Pkwy. in Temple Terrace

Secrets Recruiters Do Not Want Known
• Mon., Nov. 10, 1 p.m. @ the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S. Manhattan Ave. in Tampa

The Benefit Of Being Overqualified
• Wed., Nov. 19, 1 p.m. @ the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. in Tampa
FREE

Abby Kohut, known as “Absolutely Abby” for telling job seekers the absolute truth, is a human resources professional who shares the secrets of her industry to help the unemployed. Join one of Abby's workshops this November to get started on the path to success.

For adults.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

Applied Happiness Course at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library

Monday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa
FREE

Representatives from Mutual Responsibility will discuss the Applied Happiness Course which uses the most recent and advanced scientific studies in how to sustain a feeling of lasting happiness. Participants will receive tangible skills that will enable living easier in the moment, better coping with challenges, and overcoming obstacles in a balanced way. Through an experiential learning process, using clips, games, simple assignments, and insightful Q&A’s, participants will come to understand that only by establishing the correct and supportive environment can one guarantee an individual and collective well-being.

For adults.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.


Science In The Movies at the Seffner-Mango Branch Library

Monday, November 3 at 3:00 p.m.
Seffner-Mango Branch Library, 410 N. Kings Road in Seffner
FREE

Moving pictures… what a concept! Special effects, technology, creativity makes it all happen. Presented by Marcey Walsh of the Institute for Pattern Literacy.

For grades K to 5.

Funded by the Friends of the Seffner-Mango Branch Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

Genealogy-Family History Center at the Lutz Branch Library

Monday, November 3 at 12:15 p.m.
Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road W., in Lutz
FREE

Learn ways to do a genealogical search when you visit a Family History Center. Presented by Kelly Whitelock with Tampa Bay Roots.

For adults.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

October 14, 2014

Friends Of The Library Of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. Four Seasons Author Series

Friday, October 31 at 12:00 p.m.
University Club of Tampa
One City Center 38th Floor
$30 for a single event
$100 for a one-year subscription (four events)

Ben Montgomery is an enterprise reporter for the Tampa Bay Times and founder of the narrative journalism website Gangrey.com.

Montgomery grew up in Oklahoma and studied journalism at Arkansas Tech University, where he played defensive back for the football team, the Wonder Boys. He worked for the Courier in Russellville, Ark., the Standard-Times in San Angelo, Texas, the Times Herald-Record in New York's Hudson River Valley and the Tampa Tribune before joining the Times in 2006.

In 2010, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in local reporting and won the Dart Award and Casey Medal for a series called For Their Own Good, about abuse at Florida’s oldest reform school.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 28

For reservations call 813-273-3616
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