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Enjoy Book Club Discussions and More with Libraries in September

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2021) - Join the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative for interesting, entertaining, and informative free programs for the entire family in September. Because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, real-time programs will continue virtually. The events listed below are only a sampling of the many scheduled. Find more listings under the "Online Events & Classes" tab at HCPLC.org.

The views expressed in these programs are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the official policies, positions, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc., which do not endorse the presenters. For more information about these and the many other programs @ your library®, call (813) 273-3652 or visit HCPLC.org. Be social! Like the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System on Facebook, and follow @TampaHillsLib on Twitter and Instagram.

Holiday Closings

Labor Day - All branches of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6.

Tech Topics Series

  • The Right to Repair, Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Microsoft Publisher Tips and Tricks, Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m.

Dip into a wide variety of short sessions under the technology umbrella. For all ages. Register through the calendar feature at HCPLC.org.

Story Strong: Community Book Club

Monday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m.

The Story Strong group discussion is designed to help empower individuals and families as they navigate the uncertainties presented by economic insecurity. Each month will include a session for adults and another for the whole family. The featured Community Book Club title for September is "A Girl is a Body of Water" by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi. Story Strong is a collaboration between the University of South Florida School of Information's Responsive Librarianship Group and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library. Parents/caregivers and kids will enjoy interactive and lively on-line discussions about books while engaging with members of the community to discover resources for critical help and support. This project was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services. For adults. Register through the calendar feature at HCPLC.org.

Story Strong: Family Book Club

Monday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m.

The Story Strong group discussion is designed to help empower individuals and families as they navigate the uncertainties presented by economic insecurity. Each month will include a session for adults and another for the whole family. The featured Family Book Club title for September is "Pea, Bee, & Jay: Wannabees" by Brian "Smitty" Smith. Story Strong is a collaboration between the University of South Florida School of Information's Responsive Librarianship Group and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library. Parents/caregivers and kids will enjoy interactive and lively on-line discussions about books while engaging with members of the community to discover resources for critical help and support. This project was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services. For all ages. Register through the calendar feature at HCPLC.org.

Celebrations Around the World: Oktoberfest

Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Take a glance at the music, food, customs, and culture of special occasions around the globe. Today's topic: Oktoberfest. For all ages. Register through the calendar feature at HCPLC.org.

One Book One Night: "The Soul of a Woman"

Friday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us as we read selections in English and Spanish from the latest work of venerated author Isabel Allende. Part essay collection and part memoir, this book is full of Allende's wit, wisdom, and insight. Register and attend this special event for a chance to win a free book. For all ages. Register through the calendar feature at HCPLC.org.

Positive Coaching for Families

Monday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.

Huddle up and get ready for life lessons from the world of sports. Through stories and strategies from those who have played the game, this experience will cover how to raise the score when faced with setbacks, mistakes, and other challenges. For all ages. Presented by The Positive Coaching Alliance and Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation. This session is a part of the Libraries Build Communities initiative - a collaboration between the University of South Florida School of Information's Responsive Librarianship Group and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library. This project was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services. For all ages. Register through the calendar feature at HCPLC.org.

Book e-Club for Kids - "Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale"

Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Let's celebrate the best parts of the book. The September title is "Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale" by Duncan Tonatiuh. For ages 5 to 7. Register through the calendar feature at HCPLC.org.

Book e-Club: New and Popular - "The Lost Book of Adana Moreau"

Thursday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Let's get together and celebrate the best parts of the book. Recommended for adults. The September title is "The Lost Book of Adana Moreau" by Michael Zapata. For adults. Register through the calendar feature at HCPLC.org.

 

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