Thursday, December 14, 2017
Education

Library notes, Sept. 15-21

Library notes

Centennial Park, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday (727) 834-3204

Anime Club, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades 6-12.

Hudson Regional, 8012 Library Road (727) 861-3040

• Teen Game Day, 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Grades 6-12.

• Teen Game Night, 5-7:45 p.m. Friday. Grades 6-12.

• Tween Time: Snow Cones & Sidewalk Art, 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Hugh Embry, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City (352) 567-3576

• Tween-Teen YuGiOh! Club, 4 p.m. Wednesday. Grades 5-12.

• Teen Pathfinder Game., 4 p.m. Thursday. Grades 6-12.

• Family Movie Matinee, 2 p.m. Saturday. For kids 10 and under with parent or guardian.

Land O'Lakes, 2818 Collier Parkway, (813) 929-1214

• Teen Inter-Tube Night, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Grades 6-12.

• Family Night Out: Camping Adventure, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Ages 5-12.

• Taste of Sunshine Book Club, 5 p.m. Wednesday. For students in grades 3-5 who are reading the Florida Sunshine State books.

• Teen After-hours Event: Martial Arts Demonstration, 6 p.m. Friday.

• Reading Buddies. Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., by appointment. Elementary school readers gather for reading practice with a friendly volunteer. Bring your favorite book or choose one from the library. Call to register.

• Young Adult Book Share, 10 a.m. Saturday. Ages 18 and up.

• Kids Crafts: Pirate/Princess Party, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades K-5.

New River, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills (813) 788-6375

• Teen Advisory Board, 6 p.m. Thursday. Officer elections will be held at this meeting. Grades 6-12.

• Minute to Win It for Teens, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Grades 6-12.

• Tween Hedgehog Craft, 11 a.m. Saturday. Grades 4-7.

• RPG Gaming Club, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades 4 and above.

Regency Park, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey (727) 861-3049

• Minute to Win It for Teens, 4 p.m. Wednesday. Grades 6-12.

• Tail Waggin' Tutors, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday. Elementary grades.

• Wee Games, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades K-5.

South Holiday, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday (727) 834-3331

• LEGO Maniacs, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Grades K-5.

• Miniature Golf, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades 4-7.

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