Adults

Many of the Library sponsored and non-sponsored programs have been suspended until further notice. Others programs are available virtually.

We will be posting updates on our website and on social media.  Call (727) 784-3332 x 3006 for more details.

Book Clubs

Book Clubs are being held virtually. Please email phlref@gmail.com for login information.

 

PHiL’s Book Club: Selected Mondays from 11:00 am – 12:00pm

May 17th-change Henry Himself by Stewart O’Nan
June 14th Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon
July 12th Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

PHil’s Book Club List

 

Ales and Tales Book Club: 2nd Thursday from 6:00 – 7:00 pm

May 13th Casey: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
June 10th Maria: The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Choksi
July 8th Gene: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier

Ales and Tales Book Club List

 

ABC (Art, Books, and Community) Reading Club: The last Monday of every other month at 11:30 am 

May 24 Villa Air-Bel: World War II, Escape, and a House in Marseille by Rosemary Sullivan

ABC Book Club List

 

Pick-Up-A-Packet Programs 2021

Our monthly Pick-Up-A-Packet Programs 2021 ~ ask at the Information Desk.

May 2021 adult programming is:

  •     My Fav 60’s TV – The Monkees
  •     Puzzlers – Sherlock
  •     Greeting Cards – Birthday
  •     Cozy Mystery Author highlight – Maggie Sefton
  •     Take & Make @Home – Tea Party in a Bag
  •     Tea fiction/non-fiction display

While supplies last!

Genealogy

Suncoast Genealogy Society

The Suncoast Genealogy Society (SGS) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the teaching of modern and ethical genealogy research techniques to the membership and general public through the use of meetings, workshops, lectures, field trips, and other educational activities.  Founded in 1983, SGS serves Northern Pinellas and Southern Pasco Counties.

SGS offers genealogy research assistance at the Palm Harbor Library each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Closed for the time being due to COVID-19

Meetings Schedule

SGS meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m. The public is always welcome at our meetings.

Board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m. Check the Events calendar on the SGS website for the latest dates and times.

Upcoming Virtual Meeting

SGS Meeting May 22, 2021, starting at 1:00pm.

Presentation: “Do You Have An Artificial Brick Wall?”

Speaker: Robin Smith

https://www.palmharborlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/20210522-BrickWalls-Robyn-Smith.pdf

 

SGS Membership Application and Renewal Form

Visit our website at sgsfl.com.   Find us on Facebook or email us for more information at suncoastgensoc@gmail.com.

SGS Executive Board

  • President: Debbie Smyth
  • Vice President: Bob Pierro
  • Vice President/Programs: Marianne Bradley
  • Vice President/Membership: Shari Harmon
  • Treasurer: Kathleen Teaze
  • Secretary: Judy Bishara
  • Past President: Jean Van Horn
  • Director: Rosanne Bender
  • Director: Beth Bleich
  • Director: John Matthews

SGS Committees & Others

  • Newsletter/Editor: Beth Bleich
  • History/Historian: Ann James
  • SGS Help Desk: Marianne Bradley
  • Education Co-Chair: Jean Van Horn
  • Education Co-Chair: Ann James
  • Publicity Chair: Rosanne Bender
  • Facebook Chair: Julie Rodriguez
  • Sunshine Chair: Julie Rodriguez
  • Web Chair: John Matthews
  • Library Liaison: Vacant
  • Registered Agent: Shari Harmon

Genealogy Assistance

Suspended until further notice. Previously held on Tuesday & Wednesday & Thursday 1:00-4:00 pm (Wednesdays only in July & August)

The Suncoast Genealogy Society offers genealogy research assistance at the Palm Harbor Library. No registration required.

Master Gardeners’ Plant Clinic

Suspended until further notice. Previously held on Wednesday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm The Pinellas County Master Gardeners provide a weekly gardening help desk for the public. Bring your gardening and landscaping questions as well as plant samples. No registration required.

Master Gardeners Seed Library

Seed Library

The Master Gardeners, part of the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences(IFAS) Cooperative Extension Services of Pinellas County create seed packets of plants that grow well in Central Florida and place those packets in the drawers of an old card catalog for people to ‘check-out’.

This is housed in the Adult Services Department, just south of the public computers. There is a limit of three packets a week. The check-out procedure is to write your name and the names of the seed packets in the Master Gardeners notebook, available at either Information Desk. No library card is necessary for these items.

seed library

 

 

 

 

 

Medicare Consults

1st & 3rd Tuesday 1:00, 2:15, 3:30 pm – by appointment virtually. Joyce Janczak, SHINE representative, meets with seniors to assist them in better understanding Medicare. Registration is necessary. 

Sign Language

Suspended until further notice. Previously held on Beginner – Tuesday 6:00-7:00 pm    Advanced – Tuesday 7:00-8:00 pm Come learn American Sign Language in this free and fun weekly class. No registration required. 

Socrates Cafe

Suspended until further notice. Previously “Call for days and times (727) 784-3332 x3006 This discussion group is open to the public on a multitude of topics. If you need intellectual stimulation, you will enjoy Socrates Cafe. No registration required. ”

Tai Chi

Suspended until further notice. Previously held on Beginner – Monday & Wednesday 2:00-3:00 pm   Advanced – Monday & Wednesday 1:00-2:00 pm. Join us for a fall-prevention program for seniors, developed at the Oregon Research Institute. Kris Scholz educates seniors on the importance of exercise and staying active to prevent falls. Call for details (727) 784-3332 x3006.