Fall Adult Programs:
DUE TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) PRECAUTIONS THERE WILL BE NO PROGRAMS OR EVENTS AT THE LIBRARY THROUGH THE MONTHS OF JUNE AND JULY.
Summer Reading online programs will be available starting June 1st. Sign up to be entered into a raffle and win a prize!
Every week (from June 1st through July 27th) a winner will be picked to receive a small prize for reading. Apply either online by using the form below (found at the very bottom of this page), call in (727-298-3080 ext: 1707 - limit to 5 submissions per call) or turn in a paper slip at the Reference desk. Watch our website and Facebook page for updates!
Stay safe and healthy!
Ongoing Programs (The following group meetings listed below are cancelled until further notice. Please continue to check our website for updates - Updated 5/27/2020):
Contemporary Book Discussion Group
4th Tuesdays at 7 PM (unless otherwise posted)
On Tuesday, June 23rd, we will offer a virtual meeting of the Contemporary Book Club. To participate, send an email to Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will send out a ZOOM invite for you to join the group. You can participate in a Zoom meeting with a computer, Mac, tablet or smart phone.
If you have not used the Zoom virtual meeting platform before, take a look at this video: https://youtu.be/hIkCmbvAHQQ. Also, we can practice with Zoom beforehand so that you feel comfortable with the technology.
Details about the book for June will come soon.
CLICK HERE for more details on the group and selected titles.
Casual Scrabble Club:
Meets the first and third Mondays from 6-7:45 PM in Meeting Room B unless otherwise posted. Bring your own board. Adults and teens/high school and up are welcome! Check the Library calendar or call 727-298-3080, x1707 for date changes.
Mondays, 2-5 PM & Tuesdays, 5-7 PM in the Reading Room. Ages 10 and up are welcome.
The Children's Writers Group:
1st Wednesday of the month 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 promoting writing skills. If you are interested in writing for children, please join.
The Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas, with the support of the Dunedin Friends of the Library, hosts a Conversation Club each Wednesday evening from 5:45-7:30 PM. 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.
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.
2nd Thursdays at 3 PM
1.To foster the writing and reading of poetry
2.To read and critique our poetry in a supportive atmosphere
3.To appreciate and promote the value of poetry in our community
4.To refine our capabilities and become better poets
5.To perform our poetry in public and publish (not obligatory)
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 10 AM-2 PM or on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 4:30 PM-7:30 PM, 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 1-3 PM. 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.
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 free training for just 6 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. www.volunteermatch.org
Meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month, 10 AM-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!
On Saturday, June 6th, at 10 AM we will have a Virtual Socrates Café hosted by the Dunedin Public Library. Using the online meeting platform, Zoom, we will continue our thoughtful discussions. We will have the questions up at 9:30 AM for you to vote on them using the Zoom Chat function.
To join in, please email Mark at email@example.com or Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org for an invite.
If you have not used Zoom before and would like some instruction on how to use it, mention that in the email and we will send a training video and we can Zoom beforehand to make sure you are comfortable with the platform, if you would like.
Also, if you have a question for the discussion, please send it to us.
Due to the nature of this new venture, we must cap the size of the group to 20. So send in your request soon.