Monday, April 23, 2018
Education

Library notes

Library notes

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

• Lego Club, 4 p.m. Wednesday. For kids of all ages and their families.

• Paws for Friendship, 4 p.m. Thursday. Grades K-5.

• Popcorn and a Movie, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades K-5.

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

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

• Silly Saturday Dance Party, 11 a.m. Saturday. For ages 1-7.

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

Kids' Book Bingo & Crafts, 2 p.m. Saturday. Ages 10 and under.

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

• In Be-tweener Movie Night, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Ages 9-12.

• Teen Game Night, 6 p.m. Friday. Ages 11-18.

• Reading Buddies, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday by appointment. Elementary school readers can sign up for reading practice with a friendly volunteer. Bring a favorite book or choose one from the library. Call the library at (813) 929-1214 to register. Elementary grades.

• Beginning Mandarin Chinese, 10 a.m. Saturday. Ages 10 and up.

• Popcorn and a Movie, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades K-5.

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

• Homework help for grades 1-5, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

• Teen Advisory Board, 6 p.m. Thursday. Grades 6-12.

• Anime Club, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Grades 6 and above.

• Tween Gaming Club, 1 p.m. Saturday. Grades 4 and above.

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

• Movie and Popcorn, 4 p.m. Wednesday. Grades 6-12.

• Reading to Your BBFFs, 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Reluctant readers (and readers of all skill levels) can practice reading aloud to a friendly therapy dog. Elementary grades.

• Lego Mania, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades K-5.

South Holiday, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, (727) 834-3312.

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

• Family Movie Night, 5:30 p.m. Friday. Come dressed in pajamas, bring your favorite blanket and join us for a fun, family-friendly feature film! Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

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

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