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Digital Bookmobile will stop at library
A nationally touring Digital Bookmobile will make a stop today at the Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road.
This free event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., includes interactive demonstrations on downloading eBooks, audiobooks, music and video.
Visitors can use computers in the Digital Bookmobile — a 74-foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer packed with high tech devices — to search the library system's digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample eBooks, audio books, music and video.
Pasco library patrons can download digital books anytime from the library's Web site: www.pascolibraries.org.
Digital files can be enjoyed on a computer or transferred to supported mobile devices, such as mp3 players. At the end of the lending period, titles automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection; there are never any late fees or damaged items.
Eagles Club hosts charity dinner today
There will be a fundraising dinner for a missing children's charity from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Zephyrhills Eagles Club, at 4249 New River Road on the corner of State Road 54.
The cost is $7 per person, with proceeds going to the A-Z Missing Children's Outreach Center Inc., which is run by two parents of abducted children. One is the family of Zachary Bernhardt, 9, who vanished from his Savannah Trace apartment in Clearwater in 2000. He has never been found. The other is the family of Amanda Brown, who was kidnapped from her mother's Seffner home and murdered in 1998. She was 7.
The center offers education on keeping children safe, outreach to law enforcement and support for families who have lost children, including a 24-hour support line.
For information, visit www.azmissingchildrensoutreachcenter.org or call (813) 715-6060 or toll-free 1-888-705-2929. The e-mail contact is firstname.lastname@example.org and the address is 7618 Shannon Lane, Zephyrhills, FL 33540.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Farm Share Holiday Food Giveaway Friday
The annual Farm Share Holiday Food Giveaway will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, providing free food to families in need.
The giveaway, which includes fresh food donated by Florida's farmers, will be in the North Trinity Self Storage parking lot at Little Road and Old State Road 54 (4124 Little Road).
Low-income families, Medicaid, SSI and food stamp recipients are eligible to participate in the giveaway.
"We are once again blessed to work with farmers throughout Florida to provide food at this special time of the year," said state Sen. Mike Fasano, who hosts the annual food giveaway with state Rep. John Legg and the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
For information, call Fasano's office at (727) 848-5885 or toll-free 1-800-948-5885.