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Summer Reading is here!
Check out our programs for adults, teens, and kids!


On 8/1/14 The St. Petersburg Library System is getting a new website!
The classic website will be available for your convenience during the transition.


Manga Workshop
Figure Drawing / Poses / Perspective / Layouts
Sponsored by the Friends of North Community Library
North Community Library- 861 70th Ave. North

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
@ 6:00 pm

For more information, please call 727-892-7214.

Spark A Reaction
Time is running out!
Complete your Spark A Reaction game sheet by August 6
to attend the end of summer party!

Spark A Reaction is for kids completing grades 6-12
For more information, please call 727-892-5296.

Writing a Winning Grant Proposal
West Community Library at St. Petersburg College
6700 8th Ave. N - Room LI 212
Thursday, August 7, 2014, 2:00 pm
Foundations receive thousands of proposals every year. How do they determine who to fund? Is there some magic formula? Do you have to know someone on the inside? Join us on as Foundation Center Atlanta Director Val Porter demystifies the grantmaking process and talks in real terms about what it takes to win the grant and keep the funder interested in your work.


Time is running out!
Complete your Fizz! Boom! Read game sheet by August 13
to attend the end of summer party!

Fizz! Boom! Read! is for kids completing grades K-5
For more information, please call 727-892-5296.

Speculative Fiction Book Club
Speculative Fiction Book Club
Main Library - 3745 9th Ave N
1st Tuesday - 6:30 pm

The theme for summer is...
Science doesn't kill people,
Evil aliens kill people!

Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter's Time Odyssey
June: Time's Eye
July: Sunstorm
August: Firstborn


Speculative fiction is a broad literary genre encompassing any fiction with supernatural, fantastical, or futuristic elements.

Please call 727-893-7724 for more information.

Bookmaking Program
West Community Library at St. Petersburg College
6700 8th Ave. N - RM LI101
Monday, August 18 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Learn simple handmade bookmaking, such as the pamphlet stitch and the accordion book.
Seating is limited! Call 727-341-7197 to register.

Teens and Tweens
Tabletop Game Night
Every Third Thursday of the Month
Main Library - 3745 9th Ave. N

Starting May 22nd for teens in grades 6-12
Tabletop night is a fun and casual night. Come and meet new people or bring some friends to try a new game or play an old classic.
Whether you enjoy classic board games, card games, or miniatures, we saved a seat for you.
Bring your games or borrow ours.
For more information, please call 727-892-5296.


Modern Classics Book Club
Main Library - 3745 9th Ave N
3rd Thursday - 6:30 pm

June 19: Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis July 17: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood Aug. 21: Solaris by Stanislaw Lem

Please call 727-893-7928 for more information.

Roll Over and Read Therapy Dogs
Roll Over and Read!

Practice reading with one of our our reading therapy dogs! Children can practice their reading with a patient, attentive friend in a relaxed atmosphere. Our four-legged reading tutors will help children gain confidence in their reading.
Call for more information and to sign up for a 15 minute session.


Main Library Monday, August 4 @ 3:30 pm 892-5296
Johnson Community Tuesday, August 5 @ 4:15 pm 893-7113
South Community Friday, August 1 @ 3:30 pm 893-7244
West Community Tuesday, August 19 @ 3:30 pm 341-7199

*Dogs are part of the Therapy Dogs International reading program


Reading with the Rays

Summer Reading Program

Just as school gets out, families can pick up their “Reading with the Rays: Read Your Way to the Ballpark” score cards at public libraries throughout Pinellas County. This summer reading program, presented by the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation, includes opportunities for youth to circle the bases on their game card and win great prizes, including one free ticket to a Rays baseball game once a participant has made it to Home Plate!

Along with our other major partner, the Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education department, PPLC and the Rays Foundation are promoting this program designed to emphasize the importance of continued literacy thoroughout the summer months. Join us and we "read our way to the ballpark" this summer!
Please call 892-5296 for more information

 

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