"Step it Up!" Walking program
If you missed out on the opportunity to "Walk a Million Steps" with us this last summer, please come and walk with us in JANUARY of 2017. Look for sign-up information in December/January. First walk will be Monday, January 9th, at 9:00AM. Meet in front of the Library and we will walk every week for either one mile or two miles if you want to challenge yourself a bit. Please bring your own bottled water. The first 30 participants will get a special T-shirt.
Dunedin Community Garden: Edible Perennials
Sat, Feb 18, 10AM
Rethink food and gain an appreciation for edible perennials as a summer crop and learn how they can add more nutrients to your diet. Presented by Cathy DeFelice and Nessie Johnson.
Sat, Feb 18, 11AM
Presented by Elizabeth Faubert
Alzheimer's Education Series: Effective Communication Strategies
Tues, Feb 21, 10AM
Learn how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's.
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life
Tues, Feb 21, 7PM
Ersula Knox-Odom portrays Dr. Bethune who was the founder of Bethune-Cookman University. She served as a New Deal government official and was the founder of FDR's "Black Cabinet". This program is co-sponsored by the Dunedin Library and Friends of the Library.
Wed, Feb 22, 6PM
Grab your friends and join us at the Library for Team Trivia. Brave souls may participate solo. Sign up at the Adult Reference Desk. 727-298-3080, x1707.
Coloring for Adults (Casual Scrabble will be in same room)
Mon, Feb 27, 6PM
Casual Scrabble (Adult Coloring will be in same room)
Mon, Feb 27, 6PM
And the Winner is .... NOT!
Wed, Mar 8, 6:30PM
Patricia Bates Smith, a member of the Bay Area theatre community for over thirty years, presents the history of the great Hollywood films with a surprising list of the films and stars that did not take home the coveted Oscar.
From Hockey to Baseball: I Kept them in Stiches
Sat, Mar 11, 10AM
Ken Carson will talk about the memoir that covers his life as a sports trainer from hockey to baseball. Mr. Carson was with the Dunedin Blue Jays for over three decades and is currently the President of the Florida State League. A book signing will follow the program.
Meownow! Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return Cat Program
Tues, Mar 14, 6:30PM
Cathy Unruh, founder of the Meownow TNVR Cat program, will discuss this program which is a humane proven method of stabilizing and shrinking the community cat populations. She will also bring copies of her book, "Taming Me: Memoir of a Clever Island Cat" to sign and sell following the presentation. Unruh is host of the WEDU television program "Up Close with Cathy Unruh".
Introduction to the Ukulele! Beginner
Wed, Mar 15, 6:30PM
Presented by the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society this is a fun and easy way to pick up the uke! Bring your own or borrow one at the program. Sign up at the Adult Information Desk, or call 727-298-3080, x1707. You may also sign up at www.meetup.com/tampabayukes
Sat, Mar 18, 10AM
Our painting party is patterned after the popular "Sip and Paint" parties with art instructor, Shawn Dell Joyce. All supplies will be provided. Make sure to sign up at the Adult Information Desk, or by calling 727-298-3080, x1707.
Open Mic Night
Tues, Mar 21, 6PM (sign up begins at 5:30PM)
Calling all musicians, poetry lovers, comedians & more (18 and up). Participants may perform/read up to 10 minutes, depending on the length of the wait list. Family friendly only please :) No equipment will be provided. Acoustic instruments are ideal.
Herb Growing in Pinellas
Sat, Mar 25, 10AM
Presented by the Dunedin Community Garden with special guest speaker, Jacklyn Rhea Wildey. Learn about the right herb for the season, container and bed growing, and when to harvest.
Sat, Mar 25, 11AM
Share the benefits and experiences of regular meditation together. Leader is Elizabeth Faubert.
DIY Green Crafts Program: Wine Bottle Vases
Wed, Apr 5, 6PM
Make wine bottle vases, supplies provided. Sign up at the Adult Information Desk or by calling 727-298-3080, x1707.
Open Mic Night
Wed, Apr 11, 6PM (sign up starts at 5:30PM)
Calling all musicians, poetry lovers, comedians & more (18 and up). Participants may perform/read up to 10 minutes, depending on the length of the wait list. Family friendly please.
Guardian ad Litem Information Session
Wed, Apr 12, 10AM
Learn how you can make a powerful difference in the life of a child by becoming a Guardian ad Litem Volunteer Advocate.
The Camino de Santiago
Wed, April 12
Lynn and Roger will share the extraordinary experience that they had on the Camino Frances in Spain through a 60 minute DVD that Lynn made of their journey with photos and narration. They walked 500 miles in 51 days ... a challenge at any age, but Lynn and Roger were especially happy to have accomplished the journey at age 73. They will answer questions following the presentation.
Healthy Soil, Happy Garden
Sat, April 15
Presented by the Dunedin Community Garden with special guest speaker, Pam Brown. Learn how to create heathy, productive soil organically and the best types of fertilizers for growing vegetables.
Fascinating Stories from our National Parks
Tues, April 18, 6:30PM
Freelance writer and performer, Penny Musco will share intriguing facts about our National Parks in this hour-long slide narrative. Her book, Life Lessons from the National Parks, will be available for sale following the program. You may remember Ms. Musco from her well received one-woman performance here last year called Steal Away.
Wed, Apr 19, 6PM
Grab your friends and join us at the Library for team trivia. Brave souls may participate solo. Sign up at the Adult Information Desk or by calling 727-298-3080, x1707.
Ukulele Workshop: Advanced Beginner
Wed, Apr 19, 6:30 PM
Presented by the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society this is a fun and easy way to pick up the uke. Bring your own or borrow one at the program. Sign up at the Adult Information Desk or call 727-298-3080, x1707. You may also sign up at www.meetup.com/tampabayukes.
Mon, Apr 24, 6PM
Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring. All supplies provided, or bring your own. Music and refreshments too. No instruction. Just have fun and be creative.
Cowabunga! It's like, 80's Night at the Library.
Tues, April 25, 6:30PM
More info to come ... get stoked!
Sat, Apr 29, 11AM
Share the benefits and experience of regular meditation together. Leader is Elizabeth Faubert.
CONTEMPORARY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
4TH TUESDAYS AT 7pm (unless otherwise posted)
CLICK HERE for more details on the group and selected titles.
February 21, 7PM
Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb
March 28, 7PM
An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS
Free preliminary memory screenings are being offered on the 4th Monday of the month from 10AM-4PM at the Library. Report to the Adult Information Desk. For more information or to schedule an appointment call Amanda at the Alzheimer's Association at 727-578-2558.
CASUAL SCRABBLE CLUB - Meets the first and third Mondays from 6-7:45PM in Meeting Room B unless otherwise posted. Bring your own board. Adults and teens high school and up are welcome! The coloring program will meet simultaneously on the third Monday. Check Library calendar or call 727-298-3080, x1707 for date changes.
CHESS CLUB - Tuesdays, 5-7PM in the Reading Room, unless otherwise posted. Ages 10 and up are welcome.
COLORING FOR ADULTS - Third Mondays in Meeting Room B unless otherwise posted. Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring. All supplies are provided, or bring your own. Music and refreshments too. No instruction. Just have fun and be creative. The Casual Scrabble group will be meeting simultaneously. Check Library calendar or call 727-298-3080, x1707 for date changes.
FREE MEDICARE COUNSELING
Get free, unbiased, one-on-one Medicare counseling with a representative from The Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE Agency on Wednesdays from 10AM-2PM or 2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 4:30PM-7:30PM, here at the Library. Call 298-3080, x1707 for an appointment, or sign up at the Adult Information Desk. Expanded hours are available during open enrollment, October - December.
Genealogy help (free) is available every Thursday, year round, from 1-3PM. No appointment is necessary. Members of the Caladesi Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Berkeley Plantation Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVII Century, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants are on hand to help with general questions, or for prospective members. For more information, contact Cindi Russo, registrar for DAR, at 727-772-6262 or Anne B. Watkins, registrar for Colonial Dames, at 727-712-9056.
Meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month, 10AM-Noon. Based on the idea that we learn more when we question and question with others, Socrates Café meetings are community gatherings where we explore philosophical questions. All are welcome!
THE DUNEDIN WRITERS GROUP
Fridays at 9:30 AM
Open to all serious writers, the Dunedin Writers Group focuses on novels, short stories, articles, children's books, synopsis for agents, presentation letters, plays and scripts.
THE CHILDREN'S WRITERS GROUP
3rd Wednesday from 10-noon
The Children's Writers Group is an affiliate of the Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators and focuses on supporting members through critique of each writer's work, cooperative writing projects and promotng writing skills. If you are interested in writing for children, please join.
THE LITERACY COUNCIL OF UPPER PINELLAS
Unlock the door to success by helping someone learn to read, speak and write English. Volunteer with the Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas. Attend training for just 4 hours to be assigned a student. For more info call 727-298-3080, x1724. Want to learn more about LCUP? Go to the website at www.lcup.net
The Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas, with the support of the Dunedin Friends of the Library, hosts a Conversation Club each Wednesday evening from 5:45-7:30PM. Adult learners of English are welcome to attend and bring along their children. Refreshments are served at 5:45, with class beginning at 6:00 PM. The club meetings give learners the opportunity to practice speaking English with other ESL students under the direction of highly qualified teachers and their assistants. Child care is provided for pre-school and school-age children, with homework help available from an adult volunteer and teen helpers in the adjacent story time room. To learn more about other Conversation Clubs in North Pinellas County, visit www.lcup.net for a schedule.