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Clearwater Public Library kicks off summer reading program


Library invites young readers to kickoff event

Students can sign up for the Clearwater Public Library's summer reading program beginning Monday with a kickoff event at 2 p.m. at the downtown library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Although the city wants readers of all levels to participate, while supplies last, beginners will receive a free book at signup. Also at the main library, the Tampa Bay Rays Street Team with Raymond the mascot will be on hand promoting the ball club's reading program, the Reading with the Rays program. Other kickoff events are also planned at the following Clearwater libraries: 2 p.m., Tuesday at Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580; 2 p.m. Wednesday at East Library, 2251 Drew St.; and 3 p.m. Thursday at North Greenwood Library, 905 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. For information, call (727) 562-4970.

Class teaches ins and outs of GPS

Clearwater Flotilla 11-1 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a two-day program on how to use a GPS and read nautical charts Monday and Tuesday, at the Clearwater Sailing Center, 1001 Gulf Blvd., Sand Key. The program runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Participants are welcome to bring their GPS. The $75 fee includes materials. The program is open to both youth and adults. Call (727) 469-8895 or visit

Open house offers help with housing

A program designed to help the community with a variety of housing needs will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services Inc., 608 N Garden Ave. The open house will include lenders as well as information on foreclosure prevention and home rehabilitation information. Refreshments will be provided. For information, (727) 442-4155.

Seminars give tips on the job hunt

Susan Somers, staffing consultant for Express Employment Professionals, will present the program "Hired! Putting Your Best Face Forward," a series of one-hour business programs, at 6 p.m. on the following Tuesdays at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave.:

Tuesday: Great Cover Letters and Awesome Results.

June 16: Job Searching for Maximum Results.

June 23: Interview Techniques to Wow Potential Employers.

No registration is required. For details, call (727) 562-4970.


Learn what your antiques are worth

Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, will hold its Antique Appraisal Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Organized by the Pinellas County Historical Society, the fair includes Tampa Bay area antique experts who will be on hand to conduct appraisals (appraisal fees are $5 per item; $12 for three items). For information, visit or call (727) 582-2123.

Pinellas deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Clearwater Public Library kicks off summer reading program 06/06/09 [Last modified: Saturday, June 6, 2009 2:02pm]
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