Learn the ins and outs of e-books at library
The Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, will hold e-books training from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the Jenkins Community Wing. Participants will learn how to download, browse, place a hold and check out e-books from the digital catalog. For more information, call (727) 587-6715
Black cats are focus of October animal special
Stop Pet Overpopulation Together is celebrating Halloween through the month with neutering of black cats for $25, spaying for $35. To set up an appointment at the clinic at 4403 62nd Ave., call (727) 329-8657 or visit spotusa.org.
St. Pete Catholic invites former players, coaches
St. Petersburg Catholic High School invites all former football coaches and players to an evening of fun and reminiscing at the school's home game Oct. 28. The event will start at 6 p.m. with a reception for former players and their families; the game begins at 7 p.m. There will be a recognition ceremony at halftime. RSVP by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eckerd faculty, staff art exhibit in Elliott Gallery
The Eckerd College Residential Visual Arts Faculty and Staff Exhibition will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 2 in the Elliott Gallery on campus, 4200 54th Ave. S. The opening reception will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today. For more information, call (727) 631-2447.
Agency in need of jeans and shoes for boys
Clothes to Kids has an urgent need for boys jeans sizes 6 to 12, young men's jeans sizes 28 to 36, and shoes for boys and young men in all sizes. Drop off clothes at 3251 Third Ave. N in St. Petersburg, or 1059 N Hercules Ave. in Clearwater, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cash donations are needed for new undergarments. Visit clothestokids.org or call (727) 441-5050.
Halloween event goes to the dogs … in good way
Gulfport's Doggie Halloween Party and Costume Contest will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Art Village Courtyard, at Beach Boulevard and 29th Avenue S. Dogs must be on a leash and are welcome with or without a costume. The contest begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be judged in three categories: small, medium and large. Food and drink specials will be available from T and Me Tea Company and Yummy's Casual Cafe in the Courtyard.
For more information or to donate, contact Lynda Shehan at No1Ringmaster@aol.com or (727) 323-3892.
Historical society takes a different view of city
The past is what the Seminole Historical Society is all about. But its next program will feature insight into the Seminole's present and future. Mark Ely, community development director since 2006, will speak to the group about what's happening now, and what the future may hold for the city at the meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 210B in the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. For more information, call (727) 391-1433.
Oktoberfest activities to aid preservation fund
The St. Petersburg Woman's Club is hosting an Oktoberfest dinner and evening of fun at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. Cost is $18. Proceeds will benefit the Historic Building Preservation Fund. For more information or to make a reservation, call (727) 321-6230.
'The Seagull's Laughter' is library's featured film
The Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, hosts its World of Humor Film at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The Seagull's Laughter will be featured. For more information, call (727) 391-2828.
Hospital seeks help in gift shop, patient care
St. Petersburg General Hospital, 6500 38th Ave. N, needs volunteers for weekend hours in the gift shop and patient care. Call Anita Brown at (727) 341-4848 or stop by the information desk for an application.
Public library has new hours starting Monday
The St. Petersburg Public Library System begins new hours on Monday.
• Main Library will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
• Childs Park Branch will be open 10 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
• Johnson Branch will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays.
• Mirror Lake Branch will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
• North Branch will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays.
• South Branch will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays.
Hours at the West St. Petersburg Community Library will remain unchanged. Services on the library's website, splibraries.org, including audio and e-books, specialized databases and the online catalog, will not be affected by this change.
Donated items will be sent to troops overseas
Troops in the Middle East need candy, cookies, microwave popcorn, peanut butter, crackers, canned fruits and meats, flavored soft drink mix, beef jerky, small microwavable products, women's hygiene products, baby wipes, lip balm, sunscreen, bandannas, socks, resealable plastic food-storage bags and cotton swabs. Donations can be dropped off at: the Army Recruiting Office, 11223 78th Ave. N., Seminole; American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater; and Extra Space Storage, 4319 Duhme Road, Madeira Beach. Cash donations are also needed to cover shipping. Checks should be made payable to UPS Store and mailed to Joe Tapp, P.O. Box 86223, Madeira Beach, FL 33738. For more information, contact Joe Tapp at (727) 432-1057.
Vigil for those lost to drugs, alcohol is set
The third annual candlelight vigil to remember those who have died as a result of drug and alcohol overdoses will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Largo Central Park, 105 Central Park Drive. The event is hosted by the Pinellas County Chapter of Narcotics Overdose Prevention Education, or NOPE, and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.