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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.
But that's not all. Click here for more technology-related classes and workshops.
Book Discussion Groups
A limited number of books for both groups are available for checkout at the Checkout Desk.
Call to check availablility: 727-369-0669.

Evening Book Club  Afternoon Book Discussion 
Wednesday
May 10, 2017
6:30pm
Motherless Brooklyn
by Jonathan Lethem
Thursday
May 18, 2017
2:00pm
Justice: What's the Right
Thing to Do?

by Michael Sandel
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American Sign Language Classes - Spring Series
Thursdays, January 26 - May 25, 2017
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.  


Trivia Night
** Ages 18+ **
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
7:00 - 8:30PM 

Calling all know-it-alls ages 18+ to our free trivia night. Questions will be general knowledge. 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, May 3, 2017
2:00PM 

On the first Wednesday of the month the library presents a free showing of the latest and/or greatest film. Join us for refreshments, trivia, and discussion.

Set immediately before the events of A New Hope, Rogue One (rated PG-13) follows a group of rebels on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star, the Galactic Empire's superweapon.


Computer Class: Mouse Basics
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
2:00PM 

This class is for individuals who have little or no knowledge of computers.The main focus of this class is to show individuals the basic function of the mouse and how it is used to give commands to the computer.

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.


Evening Book Club

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
6:30PM 

Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem


Computer Class: Introduction to Windows
Monday, May 15, 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.


Beginner Ukulele Workshop
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
6:30PM

Learn the basics of the ukulele: how to hold, strum, and play a song. A limited number of ukuleles will be available to play or you can bring your own. Presented by the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society (TBUS). Registration is required. Please call: 727-369-0667.


Buying and Selling Online Basics
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
2:00PM 

Do you have a bunch of perfectly good stuff laying around that you know someone else could use? Learn the basics of eBay, Amazon, and PayPal.

Registration is not required.


Computer Class: Introduction to Gmail
Monday, May 22, 2017
2:00PM 

This course is intended to provide basic training in the use of the E-Mail service Gmail. Patrons will be able to sign up for a Gmail account for free. Topics include areas such as: composing an e-mail message, sending e-mail, creating folders, organizing messages, and working with attachments. (Computer skill level: Intermediate)

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.


Auto 101 for Women
Monday, May 22, 2017
6:30PM 

Everyone is welcome to learn more about auto maintenance at this free class geared toward the mechanically clueless. Better auto maintenance means less trips to the mechanic, and learning a bit about how the various systems work puts you in the driver's seat at the repair shop. Michele Mancini, who worked for many years in her family's full-service auto shop, will be on hand to show you the basics and answer questions.

Registration is required. Please call 727-369-0667 or stop by the information desk to sign up.


Computer Class: Technology Q&A
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
2:00PM 

You have technology-related questions, and we have answers. This a great time to ask what kind of device is right for you, how to do something specific on the internet or with a program, broaden your knowledge of computer security, etc.

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.


PPK Writers Group
Saturday, May 27, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm  

Talk shop with this group of enthusiastic writers in an encouraging atmosphere. Typical agenda includes an off-the-cuff writing session, writing tips, and group critique. Bring your writing to get critiqued by the group, time permitting. Newcomers always welcome. Registration is not required.  

Optional prompt (What's a prompt?): 
Shadows don't usually scare me...

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


Facebook Basics
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
2:00PM 

Learn the basics of Facebook: how to create an account, find friends and family, manage your news feed, and view/upload photos.

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.


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. 


Zinio Digital Magazine Workshop
Date: TBA

In this workshop, guests will learn about our free Zinio 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.