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Introductory Computer Training Classes
The library offers free introductory computer training classes to the public utilizing a laptop computer lab. Please note: due to the limited number of lab computers, pre-registration is required for these classes.

Book Discussion Groups
A limited number of books for both groups are available to check out at the Check Out counter.
Call for availablility: 727-369-0669.

Evening Book Club  Afternoon Book Club 
Wednesday
October 11, 2017
6:30pm
NOS4A2
by Joe Hill
Thursday
Oct. 19, 2017
2:00pm
Practical Magic
by Alice Hoffman
Book List Book List
 

Welcoming Baskets for Refugee Families
Through September 30, 2017

Barbara S. Ponce Public Library is participating in a supply drive to help refugee families in need. Many of these families were forced to leave their homes with little warning and don't have the necessities.

Through September 30th, please help us create "welcoming baskets" by donating toiletries, toilet paper, washcloths, diapers, paper towels, baby clothes, bottles, kids' toys, and kitchen utensils. Bring these items to the library and give them to a staff member or place them in the donation box by the display near the Information desk.

See this flyer for more information.


American Sign Language Classes - Fall Series
Thursdays, September 7 - December 14, 2017
** No classes on November 23rd **
ASL Tutoring (All Ages): 4:30 - 5:30PM
Level I: 6:00 - 7:00PM
Level II: 7:00 - 8:00PM

Free ASL classes presented by the Pinellas County Deaf Literacy Center. These classes provide the opportunity to interact with Deaf individuals and to learn about the Deaf culture.

  • ASL Tutoring is for all ages.
  • Level I includes basic vocabulary, daily phrases and facts about the Deaf community and culture.
  • Level II includes conversational Sign Language, stories, songs and skits.

One-on-One Technology Clinic
Tuesdays: 3:00 - 4:00PM
Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:00PM


Bring your SPECIFIC questions about your e-reader, tablet, and/or laptop and we’ll do our best to answer your technology-related queries. Help is offered on a first-come-first-served basis. This is a drop-in service and begins exactly at 3pm on Tuesdays and 6pm on Thursdays. 


Registration is not required.

Click here for a full list of computer classes.   


Computer Class: Introduction to Windows 10
Monday, September 25, 2017
2:00PM 

The focus of this class is to show individuals the differences between Windows 10 and previous versions of Windows. (Computer skill level : Beginner)

Please call to register if you would like to use one of the library's laptops during the class: 727-369-0667. If you have your own laptop to bring, then registration is not required.

Click here for a full list of upcoming computer classes.


Color Your Cares Away
** Ages 16+ **
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:00PM 

Remember the coloring books from your childhood? Well, they have matured too. Join us for a calming, stress-relieving coloring session. 

All materials provided or bring your own.

Ages 16+.


Re(Up)Cycle: Lip Balm
Wednesday, September 26, 2017
6:00PM

** This program is full. Call to be added to the wait list: 727-369-0667. **

Don't just recycle, upcycle! Upcycling is taking an old object and transforming it into something more valuable than the original. 
 

This time, create lip balm from household ingredients.


90s Trivia Night
** Ages 18+ **
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
7:00 - 8:30PM 

Free. Relive the last great decade with trivia about the history and pop culture of the 1990s. There will be refreshments for all and prizes for top-scoring participants. Ages 18+

Get a question and answer in advance when you call to RSVP: 727-369-0667.Walk-ins on the day also welcome.


 Afternoon Movies
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
10:00AM  

With war raging a world away, Diana, princess of the Amazons leaves her homeland convinced that she can put an end to the threat. Once there, she soon discovers her full powers along with her true destiny. Our film for the month of October will be the DC spectacular Wonder Woman (2017). Join us for film, trivia, refreshments and camaraderie.

Rated PG-13


A Tale of True Crime
Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:30PM

Learn what law and order is really like in Pinellas Park. Local officer Sgt. Mike Lynch will profile a previous case. Registration is not required.


The Socrates Society
Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm   

Everyone is invited to this conversation group. Suggest subjects to discuss in an informal, friendly environment and exercise critical thinking skills. Meets twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays.


Ukulele Jam Session with the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
6:30PM

Meet other local "uke" enthusiasts and play songs that bgeinners can handle. A limited number of ukuleles will be available to play or you can bring your own. Come to strum, sing, and smile!

Registration is required. Please call: 727-369-0667.


Evening Book Club
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6:30PM 

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill


Haunted House
Friday, October 13, 2017
7:00PM

All ages are invited to our Stephen King-themed haunted house. Expect to be scared, these ghosts have real spirit! Families with young children can also enjoy age-appropriate Halloween activities.


PPK Writers Group
Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm  

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. Talk shop with this group of enthusiastic writers in an encouraging atmosphere. Bring your writing to get critiqued by the group. Newcomers always welcome. Registration is not required.

Optional prompt (What's a prompt?): 
a drop of water

This group is intended for adults ages 18+. Click here for information on our Teen Writers Group.


Buying and Selling Online Basics
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
2:00PM 

Do you want to sell your used items or handmade crafts online? Learn the basics of eBay, PayPal, and the Amazon Marketplace at this free class. Please call to register: 727-369-0667.


The Socrates Society
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm   

Everyone is invited to this conversation group. Suggest subjects to discuss in an informal, friendly environment and exercise critical thinking skills. Meets twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays.


Re(Up)Cycle: Pumpkin Carving
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:00PM

Adults ages 18+ are invited to join us for pumpkin carving. Please BYOP: bring your own pumpkin. Decorating materials will be provided. Registration is required. Please call: 727-369-0667.


PPK Writers Group
Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm  

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. Talk shop with a group of enthusiastic writers in an encouraging atmosphere. Bring your writing to get critiqued by the group. Newcomers always welcome. Registration is not required.

Optional prompt (What's a prompt?): 
a drop of water

This group is intended for adults ages 18+. Click here for information on our Teen Writers Group.


RBdigital Magazine Workshop
Date: TBA

In this workshop, guests will learn about our free RBdigital database which can be used to view magazines on a PC or tablet device. Attendees will learn how to register an account, download magazines, and search for issues. Handouts with details on the registration process will also be provided for guests to take home. Participants are encouraged to bring their library cards and computer/tablet devices, but a valid email that is unassociated with Zinio is required to create an account.

Instruction on how to use your laptop or other device is not part of this workshop, though participants are welcome to stay after class to share tips and advice with one another.


E-book Training Workshops 
Date: TBA

During this workshop, you'll learn about the library's services that give you access to our free e-book and downloadable audio collection. You'll learn how to search for titles, how to place a request, and how to check out a title. 

A brief presentation of the download process will be provided along with user-friendly handouts for future reference. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their library cards.
 
Instruction on how to use your laptop or other device is not part of this workshop, though participants are welcome to stay after class to share tips and advice with one another.