Novelist will visit library for book tour
Bestselling novelist Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, will visit the Clearwater Main Library on April 6. It's his only stop in Florida on his upcoming book tour. His latest book, titled The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, will be released March 22. Smith has written more than 60 books and is best known for his internationally acclaimed No. 1 Ladies series, which has been adapted as a television series by HBO. Books will be for sale, and Smith will sign books after the lecture, which begins at 2 p.m. There will be open seating, and reservations will not be taken. The library is at 100 N Osceola Ave. For more information, call (727) 562-4970.
Intersection will close for project
Cleveland Street remains closed between Missouri and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, including the north-south cross streets. Now the MLK Avenue intersection at Cleveland also will be closed to traffic starting Monday and lasting through the first week of August, due to an ongoing streetscaping project. Missouri, Myrtle and Prospect avenues are the designated north-south detour routes. To learn more about the project, visit tinyurl.com/49smqj8 or call (727) 562-4750.
Enter logo contest for art committee
The Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee is holding a logo contest. The organization is calling on artists — amateur, professional or student — to submit entries. The winning logo will be used on PAC's letterhead and on signs and banners. The entry should reflect the cultural and visual art heritage of Tarpon Springs and identify the committee's mission to support public art as well as sponsor the creation of new works of art. Submissions must be received by hard copy and on disc to Denise Manning no later than March 14 at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St., Tarpon Springs, 34689. For more information, call (727) 943-4922, ext. 10.
Tickets on sale for Art Hop, Taste Fest
Tickets are on sale for the annual Art Hop and Taste Fest for the Greater Largo Library Foundation, which will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. March 19. Participants will "hop" to shops between 6 and 8 p.m. on shuttle buses from the library. Each stop will feature an artist and offer snacks and drinks. They'll return to the library, where Lisa Casalino and the Pinellas Youth Symphony String Quartet will perform throughout the evening. Tickets are $30 in advance; $35 at the door. Purchase tickets at the library or by calling (727) 586-7398.