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North Tampa events beginning Feb. 4: teenage inventor; black history; James Swain

Creative teen: Teenage inventor Hunter Morera, featured on the Discovery Channel's show Pitchmen, will present an inspirational story on overcoming challenges from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave. Cost is $8 per person; $6 per MOSI member. For more information, call (813) 987-6000.

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Black history: Notable folk and blues music duo Bill and Eli Perras present a one-hour song and story program in celebration of Black History Month at 3 p.m. Saturday at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard. They intersperse original and traditional music and songs with stories of icons of the civil rights movement, such as Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the Tuskegee Airmen, Harry T. Moore, Martin Luther King Jr., and events that led up to the civil rights movement. The program is free. For more information, call (813) 273-3652.

LEGO creations: Children in first to fifth grades can use LEGO building blocks to make fun, interactive and creative projects at 4 p.m. Monday at North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard. The program is free. For more information, call (813) 273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

Author visit: Meet award-winning mystery author James Swain at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Lutz Branch Library, 101 W Lutz-Lake Fern Road. Swain, a Florida resident and national bestselling author, talks about the publication of four of his original novels as eBooks. Light refreshments will be provided. The event, for adults, is free. For more information, call (813) 273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

Tax preparation: Have your taxes prepared at no cost by certified volunteers of the Prosperity Campaign of Hillsborough County from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Children's Board's Family Resource Center in Town 'N Country, 7520 W Waters Ave., Suite 8. For more information, call (813) 356-1703.

First aid: Learn how to handle common childhood emergencies and prevent unintentional injuries in a first aid class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Children's Board Family Resource Center in North Tampa, 1401-A E Fowler Ave. Upon finishing the class, participants receive a book and completion card. The event is free; registration is required. For more information, call (813) 443-3074.

North Tampa events beginning Feb. 4: teenage inventor; black history; James Swain 02/02/12 [Last modified: Thursday, February 2, 2012 3:30am]

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