Do you want to learn a new language, but don't
want to pay the big bucks? Pronunciator is a FREE library resource
available for Pinellas County library card holders. Learn up to 80
different languages! Also, for ESL speakers, Pronunciator has 50
different non-English languages to choose from.
What is an Estuary? An estuary is a body of water that forms where fresh water from rivers and streams flows into the ocean, mixing with the seawater. This is also called brackish water.
No matter where you live in the Tampa Bay Area, your actions can impact the valuable resources of Florida estuaries. There will be a free program at the Tarpon Springs Public Library on Wednesday, July 9, at 6:30 pm, where you can learn how estuaries work and what you can do at home to protect them.
Each participant that registers will receive a complimentary insulated tote bag and A Practical Guide to Estuary-Friendly Living booklet. Register at the Reference Desk at the library, or online at http://goo.gl/JLZrwZ
The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department's popular Sunset Beach Concert Series continues this summer with free concerts on Thursday nights from 7-9 pm. You can park at the High School, catch the
complimentary shuttle to the beach, enjoy the music, and take the
shuttle back. Concessions are available for purchase, or you can bring your own. Alcohol and pets are not allowed, but you may bring your own food, beverages, and chairs.
Local artist Christopher M. Still's 1994 painting Changing Tides is on loan from
the Friends of the Tarpon Springs Library to the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art as part of the exhibit The Legacy Continues in conjunction with
the George Inness, Jr exhibition An Arts Legacy: George Inness, Jr. in
We are very pleased to be able to share this painting whenever asked. Our library patrons noticed right away that a digital copy was in place and asked where "their" original has gone. We invite everyone in the community to visit the Leepa Rattner Museum over the summer to see the exhibit. It runs from May 4 to August 31, 2014.
Every year, the National Civic League recognizes ten communities for outstanding civic accomplishments. To win, the community must demonstrate civic engagement, innovation, inclusiveness, and cross-sector collaboration by describing successful efforts to address pressing local challenges.
Several members of the Friends of the Tarpon Springs Library have been working hard on submitting the city's application for this award. Watch our progress to the finals competition in Denver, CO from June 13 - 15, 2014.
Have you seen our book display yet? Don't
Judge a Book by its Cover encourages you to read something you normally
wouldn't. All you do is pick a genre you like, check it out, unwrap the
book and enjoy!
The Tarpon Springs Public Library is partnering with Florida Hospital North Pinellas to promote early literacy. A tote bag is given to each new mother containing information on the importance of reading to babies, a new book, and a coupon to redeem at the library for another new book. It's never too early to develop new reading habits!
AARP Tax Aide helps seniors and low-to-moderate income taxpayers to do their taxes at no cost. These trained volunteers will be providing tax preparation at the Tarpon Springs Library again this year every Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm until Tuesday, April 15.
Assistance is given on a first-come-first-served basis. The AARP volunteers have no affiliation with the library and cannot be contacted by phone.
January 26 is Australia Day, the official national day of Australia. It marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of Britain's First Fleet at Sydney Cave, New South Wales, and the raising of the flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. Throughout the years, the day has also been called Anniversary Day, Foundation Day, and Invasion Day. Today, Australia Day is celebrated with community and family events that recognize Australia's history and its diverse society and landscape.
The library's Youth Services Dept is celebrating Australia Day with a craft project for all ages. Come in anytime on Saturday, Jan. 25 from10:00 am to 3:00 pm to decorate a boomerang. No registration required.
Photo: Australia Day, Sydney Harbour, 2004 by Phil Whitehouse, aka Phillie Casablanca on Flickr. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Australia_Day.jpg
Avoid common mistakes and reach your goals! Attend this free seminar designed for both current
and prospective business owners on Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 pm in the Library's Friends Room. Presented by Larry Hunt of the Pinellas Chapter of SCORE. Please sign up at the Reference Desk.
The Tarpon Springs Library and the city government of Tarpon Springs will be closed on Monday, January 6, in honor of Epiphany (also called Theophany).
Epiphany is a Christian feast day that, in the Greek Orthodox church, commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. It has become a major celebration in Tarpon Springs that has garnered international recognition.