Vol. 2 No. 1
Largo Public Library
News • Events • Stories
a Page 2019
From the 48
Director : 9 14
The Library in Your Neighborhood, C ONTENTS
affectionately know as LYN, has
arrived! A dream come true Special Events 3
probably best describes the joy we’re Adult Programs 3-5
feeling. It was a collaborative endeavor Book and Poetry Clubs
from the start, and one I hope continues English Language Learning 4
to be a galvanizing force in providing Digital Learning 6
library service. Gallery 120 7
ideaLAB and eResources 8
I envision the bookmobile as both Teen Scene 8
traditional and modern. Traditional Children’s Programs 9
library service is a framework of shared Genealogy 10-11
resources, efficient processes, and Friends of the Largo Library 12-13
highly dedicated staff. The modern Greater Largo Library Foundation 14
approach to library service seeks ways 15
to be innovative, flexible, and engaged.
Bookmobile staff will learn a lot about
our community, reporting back about
the needs for service they see. It is this
dialogue between staff and residents
that is most vital.
The team that afforded us this opportu-
nity to extend our reach is the Greater
Largo Library Foundation, Friends of the
Largo Library, many generous donors,
including business owners, civic groups,
and individuals, and the City of Largo.
Our team also includes the hard working
staff and volunteers that are bringing
the investment in this dream to life. A
heartfelt thank you to all!
Mon - Wed 9:00 - 8:00 | Thur - Fri 10:00 - 6:00 | Sat 10:00 - 5:00 | Sun Closed
Closures: Christmas Eve-Mon Dec 24, Christmas-Tue Dec 25,
New Year’s Day-Tue Jan 1, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mon Jan 21
2 Largo Public Library News • Events • Stories December/January 2019
SPECIAL EVENTS R The Great Cookie Exchange R Build a Gingerbread Bookmobile
Largo High School Madrigals Wed | Dec 12 | 6pm Mon | Dec 17 | 6pm
Children’s Program Rm
Tue | Dec 18 | 3pm
Enjoy the spirit of the holiday season with an Share your tried and true cookie recipe We are so excited to share the new Largo
afternoon of music and refreshments. Music and discover new favorites in a cookie Public Library Bookmobile with all of you!
will be provided by The Madrigals, Largo swap. Here’s how it works: by registering To celebrate the unveiling of our book-
High School’s elite vocal ensemble. Their you are committing to bake 40 cookies. mobile, we have a new take on an old tra-
a cappella performance will include holiday All 21 participants will exchange 2 cook- dition: all-ages are invited to build their
favorites as well as traditional madrigals ies with one another. You’ll get to take own bookmobile using graham crackers,
from the Renaissance era. Stop by to see home a variety of cookies and new reci- icing, and a variety of sweets—just make
these talented young ladies and gentlemen pes. Please be sure to bring your recipe sure to leave plenty of room for books!
perform in historical period costumes. so we can make copies for everyone. Limit one per family.
ADULT PROGRAMS under Medicare, SHINE may be able to
help. SHINE schedules free, unbiased,
R Wake Up with the Library Maintaining a Florida-Friendly and confidential counseling appoint-
Landscape ments each month at Largo Public Library.
Sat | Dec 1 & Jan 5 | 9am Please call to schedule your appointment
You are invited to join us for a before Tue | Dec 4 | 6:30pm between 10:00am-2:00pm.
hours tour of the Library. See what goes
on behind the scenes. The coffee is on
R Learn to Make Challah Bread Adult Sign Language
Mon | Dec 3 | 6pm Wed | Dec 5, 12, 19 & Jan 9, 16, 23, 30
Just in time for Hanukkah, learn how Join Brian Niemann, UF/IFAS Extension Fun ASL course that includes basic sign
to make this wonderfully fluffy, braided Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Agent, language vocabulary, daily phrases, and
bread. Supplies will be provided, but for an overview of how to maintain your facts about the deaf community and
please bring your own metal sheet tray or Florida-Friendly Landscape. This class culture. For more info contact Sabila
loaf pan to transport the bread dough to will provide detailed recommendations Beganovic: [email protected]
your oven. on mowing, watering, fertilization, mulch,
and pest control.
R SHINE: Serving Health
Insurance Needs Of Elders
Wed | Dec 5, 19, Jan 2, 16
Study Room 1A17
If you are celebrating your 65th birthday
this year, recently retired, or just want to
know more about your healthcare options
Registration required. Register online at LargoPublicLibrary.org -> Events or call 727.587.6715 3
Last Word Book ADULT PROGRAMS
R Painting with Watercolor R Cold Process
Wed | Dec 5 & Jan 9 | 6pm Soapmaking Workshop
Mon | Dec 10 | 6pm
Mon | Jan 7 | 6pm
Dec ~ Circling the Sun Learn the basics of painting with water- Make your own batch of cold process soap.
by Paula McLain color. This demo will explore different We’ll provide the soap batter along with the
techniques used in this fun painting colorants, fragrances, and essential oils to
Jan ~ A Man Called Ove medium. Supplies will be provided, but make it uniquely your own. Registrants are
by Fredrik Backman students are also welcome to bring their required to pay a materials fee of $6 at the
own supplies and paint along with the library circulation desk by December 31st.
Poets Live! instructor. The $6 fee will cover the cost of a 1lb silicone
soap mold which is yours to keep. Ages
Read your R Sew a Pillow Cover 18 & up.
this group Tue | Dec 11 | 6pm, 6:30pm or 7pm R Traveling with Challenges
by Largo’s If you’ve never sewn a stitch, this enve- Thu | Jan 10 | 10:30am
Poet Laureate, lope pillow cover is the perfect project to When adults experi-
Wayne S. get you started! It’s a quick make that can ence new or worsen-
Williams. be completed in 30 minutes or less; sign ing physical challeng-
Wed | Dec 10 & Jan 14 | 6:30pm up for the time slot that works best for es, many believe that
1st Floor Quiet Reading Room you, and bring 1 yard of pre-washed fab- traveling away from
ric to create an 18” by 18” pillow cover. home is no longer
Booktalking with Iris possible, but this does
Ukulele Workshop not have to be true!
Listen to a talk Life Coach & Disability
on popular Wednesdays | 6:00pm
titles each Dec 12 | Strum & Sing Jam Advocate Gloria Lepik Corrigan and
month. Jan 9 | Beginner, Jan 23 | Advanced Beginner Special Needs Certified Travel Agent Jen
Hosted by the Tampa Bay Ukulele Rosa will share real-life stories and travel
Wed | Dec 12 & Jan 9 | 12pm Society, these free workshops provide an tips to provide a unique perspective on
Local History Room introduction to the ukulele. traveling with physical challenges.
Chapter Chat at Medicare 101 R EdTalks: Nailing the Job
Evermore Cafe Interview in 2019
Wed | Dec 5 & Jan 16 | 3-4pm
Wed | Dec 12 & Jan 9 | 6pm Specially trained volunteers of the SHINE Fri | Jan 25 | 11am
325 W. Bay Dr, # 4B, Largo program will provide detailed information on
the basics of Medicare, including Medicare EdTalks is a new series of one hour
Dec ~The Adventures of Huckleberry supplement insurance, Medicare Advantage seminars led by Kaiser University faculty.
Finn by Mark Twain plans, and financial assistance programs.
Jan ~ Balzac and the Little Chinese
Seamstress by Dai Sijie
4 Largo Public Library News • Events • Stories December/January 2019
ADULT PROGRAMS Top 10 Lists
Dale Mihalko will talk about successful R The Art of Pasta Making
interview strategies for job seekers. Southeast U.S.
Tue | Jan 8 | 6pm
Issues That Matter Series: Learn how to make your own fresh pasta
Drug Addiction Book Discussion dough and cut flat noodles like pap- 1. The Great Alone. Hannah, Kristin
paradelle and fettucine using a pasta 2. The Fallen. Baldacci, David
Mon | Jan 28 | 6pm machine. You’ll also get to try a variety of 3. The Woman in the Window. Finn,
According to a recent news item in the sauces to pair with pasta and take home
Tampa Bay TImes, Pinellas County is sec- what you make. A. J.
ond in the state for deaths due to drug 4. Little Fires Everywhere. Ng,
overdose. For this next installment of the R The Art of Pasta Making:
Issues That Matter Series, we will discuss Stuffed Pasta Celeste
bestselling author Jennifer Weiner’s novel 5. Origin : a Novel. Brown, Dan
All Fall Down that addresses the topic of Tue | Jan 15 | 6pm 6. The Rooster Bar. Grisham, John
prescription drug abuse and addiction. 7. The President is Missing : a Novel.
R Sew a Folded Flower Bowl Clinton, Bill; Patterson, James
8. The 17th Suspect . Patterson,
Mon | Jan 28 | 6pm
Made just with straight seams, these Your journey in pasta making continues! 9. Camino Island. Grisham, John
adorable flower bowls are super easy to Fillings and hands-on instruction will be 10. Texas Ranger. Patterson, James
sew. Supplies will be provided, but if you provided to help you make stuffed pastas
wish to bring your own fabric, a fat quar- like ravioli and tortellini. NON-FICTION
ter (18” by 21”) will be plenty.
R The Art of Pasta Making: 1. Educated : a Memoir. Westover,
R Tai Chi For Better Balance Special Diets Tara
Wed | Jan 30 | 6pm Tue | Jan 29 | 6pm 2. Hillbilly elegy : a Memoir of a
Family and Culture in Crisis.
Come learn how to improve your balance Pasta dough is normally made with flour, Vance, J. D.
through tai chi movements. This program eggs, and water, but in this class we will
can help to reduce fall-related risks and be substituting ingredients to make pasta 3. Fire and fury : Inside the Trump
frequency. All movements may be adapt- that is gluten-free or vegan. White House. Wolff, Michael
ed to seated positions. Good for all levels
of fitness. 4. A Higher Loyalty : Truth, Lies, And
Leadership. Comey, James B.
5. I’ll Be Gone In The Dark : One
Woman’s Obsessive Search
For The Golden State Killer.
6. Killers of the Flower Moon : The
Osage Murders and the Birth of
the FBI. Grann, David
7. Astrophysics For People In A
Hurry. Tyson, Neil deGrasse
8. The Life-changing Magic of
Tidying Up : The Japanese Art
of Decluttering and Organizing.
9. When Breath Becomes Air.
10. Alexander Hamilton. Chernow,
Registration required. Register online at LargoPublicLibrary.org -> Events or call 727.587.6715 5
Welcoming Week: ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING
of Inclusive Naturalization Information naturalization process with instruction
Communities Session in Civics & U.S. History and practice
for the Interview. Classes taught by
Welcoming Week is a national celebra- Mon | Dec 3 | 6pm Suncoast Citizenship instructors. For
tion of the growing movement of inclu- Jenkins Room B more info: 727.244.9301 or citizen-
sive communities that fully embrace new The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration [email protected]
Americans and their contributions to the Services is holding a naturalization
social fabric of the country. Communities information session at the Largo Public English Conversation Club
thrive when everyone is made to feel Library. Come learn about the process
welcome, safe and included. That’s what to become a U.S. citizen and have your Tue | 6pm-7:30pm
Welcoming Week is all about. questions answered by an Immigration Thu | 1:30pm-3pm
Officer. The presentation will cover: the ELL Classroom
This year Welcoming Week was eligibility requirements, the application Practice speaking & listening in English.
September 14-23. To recognize this, process, the interview, and the natural- Meet other ELL learners. Clubs meet
the library partnered with several refu- ization oath ceremony. weekly at the library with a trained
gee resettlement agencies and planned facilitator. Join us for a fun, informal
a month-long donation drive to help Adult English Classes gathering that’s open to all levels!
newly placed refugee families in Pinellas
County. Mon | 9:30am-1:30pm One-to-One/Small Group
Five different baskets were created: bath- Tue | 9:30am-1:30pm English Tutoring
room, kitchen, baby and mother, youth, Wed | 9:30am-1:30pm
and teens. Hundreds of new items were Thu | 10:15am-1:15pm Applications are available at the library
donated to make up the baskets, and ELL Classroom or by going to www. Largo.com/ELL.
cash donations were received. Over $470 In collaboration with Pinellas County Individuals are matched according to
was raised and 160 baskets were put Schools, this program helps adults the availability of volunteers, mutual
together. The baskets were distributed speak, write, and read English in a scheduling preferences, and waiting
to 92 refugee families from the Congo, classroom setting. Registration required list order. Instruction is based on each
Syria, Egypt, Sudan, Cuba, Iraq, and and continuous throughout four-month learner’s needs and goals. Tutors and
Colombia. semester. $30 fee. For more info: students meet two hours per week for
727.547.7872. a 6-month period. For more informa-
Many thanks to Barbara S. Ponce Public tion, call 727.587.6715 ext. 2547.
Library and UMCM Suncoast for helping Citizenship and Naturalization
make this event a success. Preparation Classes Rosetta Stone
Mon | 6pm-8pm & Wed | 6pm-8pm Take your English to the next level with
ELL Classroom Rosetta Stone. Check out a laptop
Do you want to become a U.S. computer with your library card for
Citizen? We can help! Prepare for the in-library use.
6 Largo Public Library News • Events • Stories December/January 2019
DIGITAL LEARNING Did You Know?
Basic, Microsoft, and Social Media: Computer Lab. First-come, first-served. Accessibility at
iPad/iPhone/Mac: Classes in Jenkins Wing. Registration req’d. Class size limited to 8.
Android: Jenkins Wing. No registration All Classes: Ages 18 & up Did you know there are various
accessibility options available within
BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS the library resources and on your
Mouse and Keyboarding Wed | Dec 19 | 3pm
From the library website, you can ac-
Learn the keyboard, basic navigation and how to use the mouse. cess the catalog to search for phys-
Intro to eMail and Internet ical resources, find eResources to
Wed | Jan 23 | 3pm stream and download, and research
numerous subjects in the library
Set up email account, send and receive messages, cruise online. databases. The accessibility options
vary by resource. Closed captions are
MICROSOFT APPS included in hoopla. Listen to text to
hear documents read aloud from the
Basic Excel 2013 Wed | Dec 5 | 3pm Gale databases for adults, children,
and teens. View highlighted text
Introduction to spreadsheets and making a simple budget. as the document is read aloud or
B asic Outlook Wed | Jan 9 | 3pm download the MP3 audio file. From
Learn how to log in, set appointments, create signature, manage contacts. the library catalog, you can choose
to “enable ADA” in the top-right of
Basic Word 2013 Wed | Jan 30 | 3pm the screen.
Create a document, copy & paste,change the font, save & print. On your phones and tablets, there
are accessibility options for those
SOCIAL MEDIA with hearing, vision, dexterity, and in-
teraction needs. Choose “Settings”
Prerequisite: Have active email account and password and then select “Accessibility”.
Various options are available includ-
Getting Started Linkedin Wed | Dec 12 | 3pm ing: text-to speech, high contrast
fonts, font size adjustment, flash
Create account, find ways to grow your career and make connections. alerts, closed captioning, customiz-
Getting Started YouTube able touch and interaction controls.
Wed | Jan 16 | 3pm
Create new account, learn how to upload and tag your videos.
Prerequisite: Have Apple ID and password
GLeeartntfounKanndowuseYfuolutirpsManadcBsmoaorkt and easy Thu | Dec 6 | 3pm
iBPeacodms efofarmBilieargainndnecorms fortable shortcuts.
with Thu | Dec 13 & Jan 17 | 3pm
iTPakaedbseItntetreprimctueredsi,amteul ti-task, speak text, Thu | Jan 10 | 3pm
and a whole lot more.
LiPeahronnfuensaInndtenerwmiePdhoianeteti ps and Thu | Jan 24 | 3pm
iLPeaardnsapfoprorBgeangizinatnioenr,sna2v igation tips, use Thu | Jan 31 | 3pm
Calendar and Contacts.
Prerequisite: Have email address, username, password.
Android Tablets for Beginners Tue | Dec 18 | 3pm
Learn the basics from adding apps to navigating your device.(Local History Rm)
Android Phones for Beginners 1 Tue | Jan 8 | 3pm
Learn the basics including settings and text messaging.
Android Phones for Beginners 2 Mon | Jan 14 | 6pm
Learn more basics including email and apps.
Registration required. Register online at LargoPublicLibrary.org -> Events or call 727.587.6715 7
GALLERY 120 Largo Public Library's ideaLAB is a place to develop creative ideas, try new technologies, and experiment.
Largo Public Library Classes are located in the ideaLAB and are limited to 8 participants unless otherwise noted. Adults may bring
children 8 years or older. ideaLAB is sponsored by the Greater Largo Library Foundation.
November 1 - December 31
R Illuminate Your Decorations experience virtual reality. Please bring
Pinellas Park your smartphone and install the Google
Art Society Mon | Dec 3 | 3pm | Jenkins A Cardboard app to your device before
Want to light up your holiday decora- you arrive. You will also learn how to
tions? We will use conductive thread and make your own inexpensive virtual reality
LED technology, and make ornaments. viewer at home!
Limited to 12 participants.
R Throwback Thursday:
R Intro to 3D Printing Homemade Butter and Cheese
Mon |Dec 17 | 6pm Thu | Jan 31 | 4pm | Jenkins A
Thu | Jan 24 | 4pm
View a demonstration of the library’s
3D printer and learn the basics of 3D
R Experience the
Joy of Virtual Reality
Thu | Jan 3 | 4pm
Do you wonder what the virtual reality No churn necessary, learn how to make
experience is like? Join us to try various homemade butter in minutes! Learn
viewers including Google Cardboard, to about cheesemaking and types of chees-
es. We will also make fresh cheese such
as ricotta. This class will accommodate a
larger number of registrations!
January 1 - February 28 eRESOURCES
David Largo Public Library offers a number of eResources in the form of online databases. eResources include research
Cooper tools, eBooks, eAudiobooks, downloadable/streaming music and movies, and much more! These introductory
classes are open on a first-come, first-served basis. All eResources classes are located in the Jenkins Community
Photography Wing unless otherwise noted.
New York Times Online Start the New Year with Libby!:
Needlepoint eBooks & eAudiobooks
Tue | Dec 4 | 3pm
Mon | Jan 7 | 6pm
Tue | Jan 15 | 3pm
Learn how to access and use our newest da- Learn hands-on
tabase, New York Times Online. From your how to use the
computer or the app, find the latest news, Libby app. Find
videos, book reviews, and mini crossword. eBooks to read
Bring your own device, if you have one. or listen to eAu-
bring your own
device, if you have
8 Largo Public Library News • Events • Stories December/January 2019
TEEN SCENE Keep Pinellas
Ages 12-18. All teen programs are located in the Teen Room unless otherwise noted.
Wii Warriors Exam Cram
Teen Volunteers Lend a Hand
Thu | Dec 6 & Jan 10 | 2:30pm-5:30pm Mon – Fri | Dec 17 - Dec 21
Most Saturdays, teens are catching up
Test your Wii skills at this monthly gather- Enjoy snacks, tea, and coffee while you on the sleep they so often miss out on
ing of gamers. Participate in cram for your midterms! For those during the week. If you are one, or know
a Wii tournament or play for fun! of you feeling stressed out, you can relax one, chances are
in the Teen Room with a puzzle you’re familiar
Teen Scene: Bullet Journal DIY or a funny movie. Don’t miss our friends with how over
from Pup Pals who’ll be visiting scheduled they
Mon | Dec 10 | 5pm-7pm with therapy dogs on select days after can be between
school! school, extra-cur-
Show Your Creative Side: jobs, and helping out at home.
Woven Wall Art
On October 20th Largo Library teen vol-
Thu | Jan 24 | 2:30pm-5:30pm unteers donated their Saturday morning
to help clean up Indian Rocks Beach.
The Teen Services department partnered
with Keep Pinellas Beautiful on a Coastal
Clean-up event in an effort to be more
involved with service outside the library.
Twelve teen volunteers, two staff mem-
bers, and their families made up a group
Learn some BUJO basics! We’ll be de- Using different colors and textures of of twenty-one people representing Largo
signing journals using simple layouts yarn, learn some weaving basics to Library. We hiked up and down the beach
to record and organize things like home- create hanging pieces of art. collecting plastics, garbage, and other
work, favorite lyrics/quotes, mood debris using buckets, gloves, and grab-
charts and more. Cooking the Teen Way ber tools provided to us by Keep Pinellas
Loungin’ at the Library Mon | Jan 28 | 5pm-7pm
It was great being able to make an
Thu | Dec 13 & Jan 17 | 2:30pm-5:30pm Learn simple and fun ways to make some immediate impact on the environment
Dec 13 ~ Tabletop Games of your favorite foods in this monthly and to lend a helping hand in preserv-
Jan 17 ~ Minute To Win It Games cooking program. ing Florida’s natural beauty. Since the
clean-up, teen volunteers and staff are
Bring your friends and your competitive brainstorming ways to continue helping
spirit for these fun game days! out locally. Our goal is to grow our com-
munity service focus over the next year
to include more projects in Largo and the
Registration required. Register online at LargoPublicLibrary.org -> Events or call 727.587.6715 9
Stories &Reading CHILDREN
Sign up early in the Children’s Department to Ages 12 and under. All children's programs are located in the Children's Program Room unless otherwise
receive your book and activity packet. noted. For programs that require registration, please register online or call 727.587.6715.
R Sunshine State Book Club Library Legos R Hour of Code
Tue | Dec 11 & Jan 8 | 6pm Sat | Dec 1, 8, 15, 29 & Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 | Fri | Dec 7 & Jan 4 | 4pm | Computer Lab
Grades 3 - 5 2pm-4pm Ages 8 - 12
Each month we will discuss a selec- Ages 5 - 12 Learn basic computer programming
tion from the Sunshine State Books Challenge yourself to create a new skills in this fun 1-hour class featuring
List, take a look at similar books, and LEGO masterpiece every week. All Bitsbox and other platforms. No cod-
do a related activity or two. Limited materials are provided. ing experience necessary. Limited to
to 15 children. 12 children.
Pre-K STEAM Station
Dec ~ Next Best Junior Chef: R Santa’s Holiday Revue
Lights Camera Cook! Mon | Dec 3, 10, 17 & Jan 14, 28 | 1pm
Ages 3 - 5 Mon | Dec 10 | 6pm
by Charise Mericle Harper Ms. Angela will introduce the funda- Family Program: All ages
Jan ~ Welcome to Wonderland: mental concepts and skills relating Do you know the traditions, customs,
to STEAM (Science, Technology, and folklore of Christmas, Hanukkah,
Home Sweet Motel Engineering, Arts, Math) using stories and Kwanzaa? Join us for an evening
by Chris Grabenstein and hands-on activities. This program of surprises including a free ticket (one
is specifically designed for preschool ticket for each child and one ticket for
R Bookworms Book Club children. Caregiver participation is one adult per family to accompany the
expected at all times. child) to see the stage show at Central
Tue | Dec 18 & Jan 15 | 4pm Park Performing Arts Center on Sat.,
Ages 6 - 8 R Around America Dec. 15 at 11am.
Visit the library to discuss the book,
learn about similar books, and Mon | Dec 3 & Jan 7 | 6pm R Computer Whiz Kids
complete an activity. Limited to 20 Family Program: All ages
children. Dec 3 ~ Delaware Wed | Dec 12 & 19 | 6pm | Computer
Jan 7 ~ North Carolina Lab
Dec ~ Lucy’s Holiday Surprise Explore a different state every month! Ages 8 - 12
by Ilene Cooper Discover points of interest and fun facts Did you know about 45% of 8-12 year
that make each state unique. we’ll enjoy a olds use social networking sites? In
Jan ~ Calendar Mysteries: January sample of a favorite treat that is native to this class, Garfield will help us become
Joker by Ron Roy the state. cyber-smart through comic-strip stories,
videos, and discussion. Review many of
Baby Sign Language the features of Microsoft Word! Limited
to 10 children.
Tue | Dec 4, 11, 18 & Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 |
9:30am | Homework Center R Fun Side of Math:
These interactive signing classes teach Pretzel-Mint Trees
you how to include signs naturally
while interacting with your child Fri | Dec 14 | 5pm
through daily routines, play, stories, Ages 8 - 12
and music. Participants will learn portions, ratios,
and how to derive a linear equation
Wobbly Walkers using pretzels and mints.
Tue | Dec 4, 11, 18 & Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 | Get Caught In Our Snowstorm
Ages 12 - 24 months Mon, Dec 17 through Mon, Jan 7
Join us for stories, fingerplays, music, Family Program: All ages
and movement activities. For walking Help us fill our Program Room windows
children with an adult helper. with Winter Break Reading Snowflakes!
Fill out a snowflake with your favorite
Toddler Tales book title, or the latest book you’ve
read, to be entered in a prize drawing.
Wed | Dec 5, 12 & Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 | The winner will be notified on Tue,
10:30am January 8th.
Ages 24 - 36 months
Encourage early literacy with themed R Build a Gingerbread
stories, music, and extended story Bookmobile
Mon | Dec 17 | 6pm
Family Program: All ages
For a new take on an old tradition,
10 Largo Public Library News • Events • Stories December/January 2019
CHILDREN TINKER LAB
Ages 12 and under. All children's programs are located in the Children's Program Room unless otherwise R Wed | Dec 5, 12, 19 & Jan 9, 16,
noted. For programs that require registration, please register online or call 727.587.6715. 23, 30 | 4pm
all-ages are invited to design their own Coding Games...Unboxed! R Thu | Dec 6, 13, 20 & Jan 10, 17,
bookmobile. See pg. 3 under Special 24, 31 | 4pm
Events for more information. Thu | Jan 3 | 2pm-4pm
Ages 5 - 12 Ages 6 - 12
R Snack With Santa We were good library workers and were Join your young inventors as we get
rewarded this holiday season with some their creative juices flowing in this
Wed | Dec 19 | 10:30am new toys...robots and coding games! Learn weekly STEAM workshop designed
Ages 12 - 36 months how to play with these special treats. to unleash children's imaginations
The tree is up. The lights are aglow. It’s time with science experiments, build-
to celebrate. With someone you know! Winter Brain Games ing challenges, and arts & crafts
Join Ms. Angela for a morning of holiday activities.
stories followed by a snack with a special Fri | Jan 4 | 2pm-4pm
guest. Ages 5 - 12 The same themed class is offered
Beat the winter break boredom by joining twice a week. Limited to 20 children
R Junior Coders us for brain teasers, board games, and for each date. Parent participation
mind-stimulating activities. Come join the fun! is required, and only registered chil-
Fri | Dec 21 & Jan 18 | 4pm | Computer Lab dren may attend.
Ages 5 - 7 Timeless Tales Presents “Frosty
Learn basic computer programming skills the Snowman” Dec 5/6 ~ Bubbles, Bubbles, and
1-hour class for younger coders featuring More Bubbles – Square bubbles, big
Bitsbox and other platforms. No coding Mon | Jan 7 | 1pm bubbles, small bubbles, and even
experience necessary, but basic comput- Ages 3 - 8 bubbles in a sock.
er skills are recommended. Limited to 6 In this fun-filled winter tale a lovable
children, with an adult helper. snowman comes to life and shows every- Dec 12/13 ~ Apple Cinnamon
one the true meaning of friendship. Science – Learn about apple chemis-
R Winter Wonderland try and then make a crafty card.
R Typing Kids
Sat | Dec 22 | 2pm-4pm Dec 19/20 ~ Presents for Pets
Family Program: All ages Wed | Jan 9 & 23 | 6pm Pets like presents, too! Make a toy
We’ve decked the halls with boughs of Computer Lab ball for a pet you know and love.
holly. Now it’s time for family fun and folly! Jan 9 ~ Ages 5 - 7 with adult helper
Travel through our life-size storybook Jan 23 ~ Ages 8 - 10 Jan 9/10 ~ DNA in a Bottle
featuring The Missing Mitten Mystery. It’s time to mousercize and start typing! Chemically separate DNA from
Children will end by decorating a special Practice your mouse manipulation. Learn pea soup into your own take home
treat. how to place your fingers and improve bottle.
your knowledge of keyboard layout.
Book Bingo and Beads Limited to 8 children. Jan 16/17 ~ Powered Propulsion
Let’s get moving with different things
Thu | Dec 27 | 2pm-4pm R Fun Side of Math: Picture This that move.
Ages 5 - 12
How much do you know about the books Fri | Jan 11 | 5pm Jan 23/24 ~ Identified Flying
you read? How fast can you piece together a Ages 8 - 12 Objects – Float metal with a magic
book cover? Join us at this program for some Participants will see math all around them static wand.
book-themed Bingo games and bead crafts. by taking snapshots of their surroundings
by way of a scavenger hunt. Jan 30/31 ~ Newton’s Cradle
Winter Craft Craziness Make an energy-in-motion machine.
Fri | Dec 28 | 2pm-4pm
Ages 5 - 12 Mon | Jan 14 | 6pm
Snowflakes, snowballs, and, even, snow- Family Program: All ages
people will be made at this winter-themed Following recipes helps to build reading
craft program. comprehension and vocabulary. Join us
as we read stories, followed by a special-
Snow Day, Snow Play ly-themed snack. It’s fun for the whole family!
Wed | Jan 2 | 2pm-4pm R Pup Pals Reading Dogs
Ages 5 - 12
It’s beginning to look a lot like winter... Sat | Jan 26 | 10am-Noon
maybe not here in Florida, but we can Ages 5 - 12
fix that. We will make snow globes and Improve your reading skills and make a new
enjoy a special yummy treat. furry friend by reading to therapy-trained dogs.
Mon | Jan 28 | 6pm
Ages 5 - 12
This family program will combine in-
teresting stories and trivia with a bingo
game of the same theme.
Registration required. Register online at LargoPublicLibrary.org -> Events or call 727.587.6715 11
GENEALOGY: CLASSES & GROUPS
Genealogy classes are free and open to the public. Class duration is 60-90 minutes. No reservations are needed. Classes are located in the Local History Room unless
otherwise noted. For more information, email Bob Bryan at [email protected] or call 727.595.4521.
Family Tree Maker User Group Maps in Genealogy Research: Family Tree Maker 2017
Sat | Dec 1 | 10am This series
Q&A and a demonstration of how to Mon | Dec 17 | 6pm consists of
use the Family Tree Maker genealogical This class deals with road, political, migra- five sequential
database software. tion, city directory, and insurance maps. classes. The
series will start
Brick Walls Irish Genealogy Interest Group with the basics
and go through
Mon | Dec 3 | 10am Thu | Dec 20 | 1pm some of the advanced features of this
This class will offer some ideas and Topics vary monthly. This months dis- powerful genealogy software program.
suggestions for overcoming dead ends in cussion will feature trades in Ireland and Basics: Part 1 ~ Tue | Jan 8 | 6pm
your family history research. the counties of Cavan, Monaghan, and Basics: Part 2 ~ Tue | Jan 15 | 6pm
Donegal. Basics: Part 3 ~ Tue | Jan 22 | 6pm
Facebook for Genealogy
German Genealogy Interest RootsMagic
Tue| Dec 4 | 10am Group
Learn how to use this very popular social This series
networking site for genealogy. Fri | Dec 21 | 10:30am consists of
This group discusses resources and five sequential
Genealogy Photos: Organizing, techniques for researching your German classes. It’s intent
Managing and Enhancing ancestry. is to take the
student from the basics of initial entry of
Mon | Dec 10 | 6pm RootsMagic User Group information to more detailed topics of
incorporating images, citing sources, and
Using Picasa, this class will demonstrate Sat | Dec 22 | 10am generating various reports.
how to organize and manage your digital Q&A and a demonstration of how to use RootsMagic: Part 1 ~ Mon | Jan 7 | 6pm
genealogy photos so they can be easily the RootsMagic genealogy database RootsMagic: Part 2 ~ Mon | Jan 14 | 6pm
found and enhanced. software. RootsMagic: Part 3 ~ Mon | Jan 28 | 6pm
Loyalists of the American Franco-American Discussion For all the latest information about
Revolution Group PGS activities be sure to check out
the blog at flpgs.blogspot.com and
Tue | Dec 11 | 10am Fri | Dec 28 | 10:15am
Learn information about the Loyalists Discussion revolves around the geo- the website at
and discover what records may exist to graphic areas of Europe (primarily, but pinellasgenealogysociety.com
support your genealogy research. not limited to, France), Eastern Canada,
and the United States. You’ll find the monthly newsletter,
Computers in Genealogy current class lists and news about
Immigration Records and Ships
Sat | Dec 15 | 10am | Jenkins Wing Passenger Lists upcoming events.
Question and answer session on the use
of computers in genealogy research and Thu | Jan 3 | 10:30am
record keeping. Learn about these records and how to
Might Our Ancestors Have Met?
Family Tree Maker User Group
Sat | Dec 15 | 11am | Jenkins Wing
Sat | Jan 5 | 10am
Q&A and a demonstration of how to
use the Family Tree Maker genealogical
12 Largo Public Library News • Events • Stories December/January 2019
Naturalization Records Genealogy and DNA: the Basics Annual PGS
Thu | Jan 10 | 10:30am Tue | Jan 22 | 11am | Jenkins Wing
This class explains the naturalization Learn about the types of DNA tests used Scheduled for
process, what information can be found for genealogy and popular testing com- February 2019
in the records, and where those records panies. We compare the benefits of each
can be found. type of test and each company’s database. Featured Speaker
D. Joshua Taylor
Irish Genealogy Interest Group DNA Interest Group
The Annual Pinellas Genealogy Society
Thu | Jan 17 | 1pm Tue | Jan 22 | 1pm | Jenkins Wing Seminar, co-sponsored by the Largo
Topics vary monthly. This months discussion Share your DNA knowledge and discuss Public Library, is scheduled for 23
will feature Northern Ireland Records and your results with others who are interest- February 2019 at the library from 8 am
the counties of Derry, Antrim, and Tyrone. ed in making DNA connections. This is a to 4 pm. This is a way off, but given that
group for DNA novices to learn together. it is an all-day event, we thought some
German Genealogy Interest advanced information would be useful.
Group Eastern European Research
The event features four presentations by
Fri | Jan 18 | 10:30am Thu | Jan 24 | 10:30am renowned genealogist, lecturer, edu-
This group discusses resources and techniques Get help with how to start research- cator, and author D. Joshua Taylor, the
for researching your German ancestry. ing your Eastern European ancestors. primary speaker, as well as presentations
Specifically ancestors who came from from three breakout speakers. In addi-
Computers in Genealogy Galicia/Halychyna, Bukovina, Poland, tion to the speakers, the event boasts a
Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, Hungry, continental breakfast, box lunch, door
Sat | Jan 19 | 10am | Jenkins Wing Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Germans from prizes, book sale, and plenty of time to
Question and answer session on the use Russia, Rusyns, and Boykis. network with guest organizations and
of computers in genealogy research and other researchers.
record keeping. Franco-American Discussion
Group For detailed information about the semi-
Genealogy Clues in Family nar and a registration form, see the PGS
Photos Fri | Jan 25 | 10:15am Blog at flpgs.blogspot.com.
Discussion revolves around the geo-
Sat | Jan 19 | 11am | Jenkins Wing graphic areas of Europe (primarily, but
not limited to, France), Eastern Canada,
Workshop Tour of the and the United States.
RootsMagic User Group
Sat | Jan 19 | 12:30pm
Join us for a tour of the Genealogy Sat | Jan 26 | 10am
Center and learn about the many genea- Q&A and a demonstration of how to use
logical research resources we have. the RootsMagic genealogy database
Registration required. Register online at LargoPublicLibrary.org -> Events or call 727.587.6715 13
Friends of the Largo Library
Christina Baker Kline to Visit March 2019 Shalit Short Story
A Piece of the World is LTAP Community Read Title
Largo Turns a Page 2019, the library’s annual com-
munity read program sponsored by the Friends, will
present renowned author Christina Baker Kline on
Saturday, March 9, 2019. A reception and book signing
will be followed by the author’s discussion of her most
recent book, A Piece of the World.
The novel explores the real-life relationship between L-R: Casey McPhee, Library Director, Carlos J. Bonilla
the artist Andrew Wyeth and the subject of his best- III, Carson Covington, Quinlyn Dalyander, Holly Basara,
known painting, Christina’s Siddharth Mohan, Dhairyam Sherdiwala, Alana Samson,
World. An instant New York Times bestseller, A Piece of the Emma Weiser
World was awarded the 2018 New England Prize for Fiction, 1st Place: Emma Weiser, Unzipped,
the 2018 Maine Literary Award, and a Silver Nautilus Award. Belcher Elementary, Grade 5
2nd Place: Carlos J. Bonilla III, The
Book, Audiobook and eBook editions of A Piece of the World, Traveling Adventures of Senor Fluffy,
as well as Orphan Train and the author’s other works, will be Admiral Farragut Academy, Grade 5
available for checkout in the library in January. Registration for 3rd Place: Alana Samson, The Hidden
the author’s talk will open on January 15th. Register online: World, Ridgecrest Elementary, Grade 5
largo.evanced.info/signup or call 727.587.6715.
Save the Date! Ruta Sepetys Film, Holly Basara, Samantha and the Enchanted
Ashes in the Snow, Adventure, Home Schooled, Grade 4
The Friends Annual Meeting will in Theatres Soon Carson Covington, The Backpack Not
be held on January 16, 2019 at the From Here, AdmiralFarragutAcademy,Grade5
Palms of Largo at 12:30 p.m. Ruta Sepetys’ young adult historical nov- Quinlyn Dalyander, Pebbles, Ridgecrest
el, Between Shades of Grey, was adapted Elementary Grade 5
The invitation will arrive in the for the film, Ashes in the Snow which will Siddharth Mohan, The Cool Life of Ninja’s
December Newsletter. Space is be in local theatres this year. Backpack, Ridgecrest Elementary, Grade 5
limited. Dhairyam Sherdiwala, The Mysterious
Ruta was the library’s 2017 LTAP author Backpack, Ridgecrest Elementary Grade 5
and was in the process of adapting the Congratulations to the young authors!
book for the movie during her visit that
Katherine E. Porter Bookstore
The author of Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys Thu-Sat 10am-4:30pm
(second from left), on the set of her novel’s film
adaptation Ashes in the Snow. Sun Closed
Closings: Dec 24-25, Jan 1, Jan 21
14 Largo Public Library News • Events • Stories December/January 2019
Greater Largo Library Foundation
The Bookmobile Arrives! The Largo Public Library Bookmobile
Reveal Party opened to great fanfare on
Thursday, November 15th. The Largo
High School Band of Gold marched to the
library to give a rousing welcome to the
new Bookmobile and the many individuals
and groups who contributed to its becom-
ing a reality.
From left: Paul McCarthy, Friends of the Largo Library Treasurer, Rebecca Falanga, GLLF The Largo High School Band of Gold performs.
President, Casey McPhee, Library Director, Henry Shubert, Largo City Manager, and
Barbara Murphy, Former Library Director, take part in the ribbon cutting ceremony. The Bookmobile will bring library services
to underserved populations and areas of
Largo and will begin regularly scheduled
operations in January.
Customers of all ages will find a variety of
materials on board from which to choose.
The Bookmobile can carry approximately
2,500 items. Children and teens will see a
mix of classics and new books, and adults
will have access to current bestsellers and
some perennial favorites. The latest DVD
releases will be available for checkout as
well as audiobooks and CDs.
From left: Casey McPhee with Former City From left: Rebecca Falanga and Casey Library staff
Manager Mac Craig and Mary Black McPhee present the key to the bookmo- will provide
bile to Mayor Wood Brown. programs
stops in or-
der to build
Programs may include storytimes, book
talks, book club support, and information-
al programs about services available at the
From left: Ellen Cotton, Kay Tiedemann, Three Bookmobile Open Houses for
Lynda Campbell and Kay Sherman the public will be held at the library in
December: Monday, Dec. 3rd from 9:00
Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and sweets a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17th
prepared by R.G’s Cafe. from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Tuesday,
Dec. 20th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Registration required. Register online at LargoPublicLibrary.org -> Events or call 727.587.6715 15
Bookmobile Open Houses
Monday | December 3 | 9am - 12pm
Monday | December 17 | 4pm - 6pm
Thursday | December 20 | 1pm - 3pm