Libraries to close Tuesday to boost automated service
St. Petersburg public libraries will be closed Tuesday, as staffers check in materials that were received during the library system's offline week and restock shelves.
The catalog and automation system will have been offline for eight days while holdings from north county libraries were added to the database.
Materials returned during the offline period will be checked in when the system is back up.
Libraries will reopen on their normal schedule Wednesday.
Crime Watch groups extend welcome
The annual "National Night Out" is from 6 to 8 Tuesday.
Visit two new Crime Watch groups:
• Historic Roser Park, grassy area at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street S and Ninth Avenue.
• Euclid Heights, First Alliance Church, 5000 10th St. N.
The event will include free child identification kits for the first 100 kids. The St. Petersburg Police Department canine unit and McGruff the Crime Watch Dog will also be there.
For information, call Officer Johnny Harris at 893-7559.
Candidates to air views Monday night
The NAACP will host a Candidates Forum at 7 p.m. Monday at the NAACP St. Petersburg Branch, 1501 16th St. S.
Candidates will include Charles McKenzie and Darryl Rouson, who are running for state House District 55; Jim Coats and Randall Jones, running for Pinellas County sheriff; Neil Brickfield, for county commissioner at large District 1; and Rene Flowers and Darden Rice, county commissioner at large District 3. Call 898-3310.