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Special Events
Main Library - 3745 9th Ave. North

The New Music Conflagration Presents Mikel Thomas
Sunday, May 3 - 3:00pm
The New Music Conflagration, Inc. is proud to present the hauntingly talented Mikel Thomas in solo recital. Cellist Mikel Thomas, praised for “crystal clear” interpretations, currently resides in Tampa, Florida. Experienced in many different fields of music, he is frequently featured as a chamber musician, orchestral soloist, and in solo recitals.

SunLit Festival Kickoff! Honoring St. Petersburg’s Poet Laureate
Saturday, March 7 - 2:00pm
The Friends of the Main Library will kick off the Festival and honor Peter Meinke, Poet Laureate of St. Petersburg, who will receive the first annual SunLit Festival Award for lifetime achievement in letters. Award-winning writer Sterling Watson, co-director of the Writers in Paradise conference at Eckerd College, will be keynote speaker. The Friends of the Main Library will present a collection of Mr. Meinke’s work for the Library’s collection. Mr. Meinke will read from his work.

The New Music Conflagration Presents Make Your Own Instrument // Instrument Petting Zoo
Sunday, June 7 - 3:00pm
Come join The New Music Conflagration, Inc. for a hands-on afternoon with music! We will provide many instruments from the worlds of orchestral music as well as world and electronic music for members of the public to try. Perhaps you will find your new hobby or lifelong passion! We will also have a station for children and adults of all ages to make their own musical instruments, which they can take home!

The New Music Conflagration Presents New Music On A Sunday Afternoon
Sunday, June 28 - 3:00pm
A Sunday afternoon concert at your local public library featuring works for chamber instrumentation. Doors open at 2:30pm. Music starts at 3:00pm. Light refreshments to be served following the performance.

The New Music Conflagration Presents New Music On A Sunday Afternoon
Sunday, July 19 - 3:00pm
A Sunday afternoon concert at your local public library featuring works for chamber instrumentation. Doors open at 2:30pm. Music starts at 3:00pm. Light refreshments to be served following the performance.

The New Music Conflagration Presents New Music On A Sunday Afternoon
Sunday, August 16 - 3:00pm
A Sunday afternoon concert at your local public library featuring works for chamber instrumentation. Doors open at 2:30pm. Music starts at 3:00pm. Light refreshments to be served following the performance.

Childs Park Community Library - 691 43rd St. S.

No special events at this time.

Mirror Lake Community Library - 280 5th St. North

Centennial Mirror Lake Library Celebration Presentation with James Schnur
Monday, March 9 - 5:30pm
Mirror Lake Library celebrates its 100th Anniversary! Mirror Lake, located became an early reservoir for the small settlement in the late 1800s. Author, James Schnur has more than 100 images to share that take us back through the last century as the area around Mirror Lake transformed lower Pinellas as the first cultural and educational complex of the Sunshine City, home to the first schools of St. Petersburg and the Carnegie Library that celebrates its centennial in 2015.

James Schnur is the university librarian for Special Collections at the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library and a member of the USF St. Petersburg faculty. He will bring some of his St. Petersburg Through Time books to sign.

North Community Library - 861 70th Ave. North

No special events at this time.

South Community Library - 2300 Roy Hanna Dr. South

No special events at this time.

West Community Library - 6700 8th Ave. North

Lighten Up For Good: Stop Stressing, Start Living
Tuesday, March 3 - 7:00pm ROOM LI101
Discover new ways to look at your own undue stress, how it weighs you down and prevent you from living a full and satisfied life Uncover the winning attitude necessary to beat stress and make room for greater peace and happiness

Film Screening of "Women Who Make America"
Monday, March 16 - 6:30 pm, Room LI101
Enjoy the film “Women who make America” in celebration of Women’s History Month. Light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by The Friends of the West St. Petersburg Community Library @ SPC

A Discussion With Essential Oils Guru Hillary Miller
Tuesday, March 31 - 6:30pm ROOM LI101
Find out how to use the oils for ailments such as: allergies, headaches, muscle/joint pain, stress, and much more!

Ongoing Events
Mirror Lake Community Library - 280 5th St. North

Needlecraft Club
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday - 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Please call 893-7268 for more information.

Main Library - 3745 9th Ave. North

Florida Writers Association
2nd Thursday of each month - 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Monthly meeting featuring topical speakers. Click here for speaker schedule.

St. Pete Speaks ESL @ your library
Accepting adult English language learners for no-cost tutoring. All skill levels welcome. Volunteers also needed to work one-to-one with an adult English as a Second Language student to improve conversational English. Application and registration is required.
For more information call 893-7929, email ESL.library@stpete.org or click here.

South Community Library - 2300 Roy Hanna Dr. South

Family Yarn Guild: (Ages 8 & up)
12:00pm -2:00pm - Every Second and Fourth Saturday
All attendees must bring their own yarn, needles & supplies. Crafters with all level of experience are encouraged to participate.
Please call 893-7244 for more information.

South Branch Knitting Guild: (Age 8 & up)
Thursdays - 11:00am
All attendees must bring their own yarn, needles & supplies. Crafters with all level of experience are encouraged to participate.
Please call 893-7244 for more information.

Reading Buddies
Our Reading Buddies program matches elementary age kids with adult Reading Buddies. Kids practice their reading skills by reading out loud to their Buddies.
To sign up your child for the program or volunteer to be a Buddy, please call 893-7244.

West Community Library - 6700 8th Ave. North

St. Petersburg Writer's Club - Library Multipurpose Room
1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6:30pm.
Anyone interested in writing is invited to attend. Call 341-7183 for more info.