Monday, September 22, 2014

New Clubs forming @ Oldsmar Library

We have two new groups looking for members!  

The first is a new Writers Group.  An informational meeting will be held on Saturday, October 4 from 10 am to noon in the Rotary Literacy/Conference Room inside the Library.

The second is a Spanish Language Learning Conversation Group, a place for people at all levels of learning Spanish to practice their conversation skills They are hoping to meet twice monthly on the first & third Mondays beginning October 6 at 6:30 pm in the Rotary Literacy/Conference Room.

No registration is needed for either group, but please call 813-855-5006 with any questions.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Art of Being Floridian exhibit

We are happy to be hosting the Art of Being Floridian exhibit throughout August, a traveling exhibit of artist-painted plastic flamingos courtesy of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program.

The flamingos support their Be Floridian campaign which promotes Gardening Like A Floridian - including reducing the use of summer fertilizers, to protect our bays, rivers and the Gulf of Mexico.

The exhibit features 25 plastic flamingos, vibrantly and inventively painted by 20 artists from throughout the Tampa Bay region.  The painted birds, nestled in their environmental planters, are accompanied by a poster to acknowledge the artists who donated their talents and time.

To see the Fabulous Flamingos, please stop by our Childrens Department!

For more photos and information on the exhibit, visit the Be Floridian Facebook page or their Pinterest board.

Don't forget to visit the Be Floridian website for ideas on how to skip the fertilizer and have a great, Florida-friendly yard this summer!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Small Business Counseling with SCORE

SCORE business counselors provide experienced, unbiased, face to face business mentoring to small business owners & new entrepreneurs. Whether you're looking to fine-tune an existing business or achieve that new business start-up you've been dreaming about - SCORE is willing to help.

A business counselor from the Pinellas county chapter of SCORE is at the Oldsmar Library on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 10am to Noon & 1:00-3:00pm. To schedule a free 1 hour appointment call the Library's Reference desk at (813) 749-1181 or sign-up in person.

Pinellas County SCORE is a non-profit association & resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

For more information about SCORE see

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Want to win a Kindle Fire? Take our survey!

Would you like a chance to win a Kindle Fire?  We are raffling one off to a lucky participant in our Customer Satisfaction survey.

This is a brief survey to gauge how you use the Oldsmar Library and what you may like to see us improve. We're interested in input from regular library users as well as those who have never visited us, so tell your friends!  You can give us feedback anonymously, or enter your name & phone number and be entered in the drawing for the Kindle Fire.

You can take the survey online or from the Survey Monkey tab on our Facebook page.  We will also have paper surveys in-house beginning next week.  One survey per customer, please.

You can read more about the 2012 Kindle Fire's features here, though please note ours is new & factory sealed, NOT refurbished!