Tuesday, April 18, 2017

New E-mail Newsletter-Sign up now!

As part of our ongoing efforts to keep you informed about everything we offer, we're starting a new e-newsletter. As a subscriber, you'll get a message around once a week spotlighting our programs, events, services, databases and news!

To sign up, please visit this page on the City's website & follow the directions to subscribe to the Library News list (HTML e-mails are suggested). You'll receive an e-mail with a confirmation link from listserv@civicplus.com.

We promise not to spam you or sell your e-mail address! 😊 For more information on the City of Oldsmar's privacy policies, please visit: http://myoldsmar.com/privacy.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Rock Painting - Oldsmar Rocks April 8

(picture from Oldsmar Rocks Facebook Group)

Attention crafters of all ages - our April 8th Crafty Saturday will be dedicated to the new painted rock trend!

People all over the country have been decorating & hiding rocks since an Oregon mother began the trend in 2014, you can read more about it here.

An Oldsmar Rocks Facebook group was recently started for local folks to share pictures & stories of the rocks they've painted as well as their finds around town.  We've seen pictures of rocks on the Library grounds, and we're excited to be joining in the fun!

Crafty Saturday
Saturday, April 8
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
All ages drop in program
Storytime Room
Drop in craft program for all ages (adults & kids)
All craft supplies provided.

We'll have enough rocks & other needed supplies for everyone to create a rock to keep (if they wish) and another one to hide around town.

Crafty Saturday is a themed monthly drop-in craft program designed to bring out the creativity of all from the youngest to the oldest!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

English Conversation Classes starting in April

Tuesday evenings beginning on April 4, the Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas will be hosting informal English Conversation Classes in our Rotary Literacy/Conference Room from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

These classes/conversation practice sessions will be free & open to all adults who are learning English as a second language. They are a great way to practice and develop skills in American English in a supportive and friendly environment!

No registration needed, feel free to bring children if childcare is an issue.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Additional Storytime Added

We have added an additional Preschool Storytime, aimed at children ages 3 to 5, on Thursdays at 3:00 pm. The first program will be January 5.

This program will duplicate the 10:00 am Preschool Storytime and will offer an entertaining lineup of children's stories and an animated short film, followed by a fun and easy craft project that children can make and take home.

Our storytimes don't require registration, but if you have any questions please call our Children's Department at 813-749-1179.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Overcoming Clutter workshop

Is "get organized" on your list of New Year's Resolutions?  We have a program that can help with that!
Overcoming Clutter Workshop
Thursday, January 5
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Clutter can be paralyzing. Whether you’re surrounded by loose paper, dirty dishes, memorabilia, laundry, or any other form of clutter, it can negatively impact your health and your relationships with others.

This presentation will teach you effective techniques to become more organized, reduce stress, and have more time to do the things you enjoy!

Presented by Dani Brahm of Simply Refreshing Organizing Solutions. No registration needed.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Little Free Library #2

We're pleased to announce that our second Little Free Library has been installed at the Environmental Education Center at Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve on Lafayette Boulevard. We'd especially like to thank our artists Janet Gurney and Library Assistant Nancy Verderosa.

A Little Free Library is a free book exchange where users are encouraged to "take a book, leave a book". Library staff will fill the library initially & check it periodically, but all are welcome to help make sure it's stocked.

The box was paid for by the Friends of the Oldsmar Library.  Our first Little Free Library is still in front of Cypress Forest Recreation Center, and you can see pictures of it here.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

New-Community Poetry Post

The new Arts Coordinator for the City of Oldsmar is working on a fun new project for the Library! Please read the note below from Samantha to see how you can contribute:
Poetry has the visceral power to deeply touch our lives. When given proper attention, it can shake us out of our waking-sleep and into a precious moment of inspiration. The Community Poetry Post is an exciting new project designed to allow the community to be heard through poetry.

For the month of November, you are invited to send poems to the Post containing strong elements of gratitude. The poetry you choose to submit could be written by an acclaimed poet or something you have written yourself. 

To submit, email the poem(s) to SDemmi@myoldsmar.com

The Post is a bulletin located in the Oldsmar Public Library’s arcade, so please choose poems that are family-friendly and feel free to stop by and see what others have chosen to share. I am excited to see what you send my way!

S. Demmi