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Wonders of Nature at the John F. Germany Public Library

Summer Reading for the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System kicks off this week!  Our summer events calendar for children is jam-packed with fun events happening at libraries throughout the county and this week you can join us at the John F. Germany Public Library for a wildlife encounter!

On Thursday, June 14, trainer, Matt Edmonds will be bringing his traveling Wonders of Nature show to the main library downtown.  Watch in amazement as a raptor gracefully flies inches above your head or laugh out loud at a parrot comedy routine!  

While working at the Lowry Park Zoo, Matt became increasingly interested in the animal training method of operant conditioning (positive reinforcement).  In 2002, he founded Wonders of Nature and began performing wildlife education shows.  Through his guidance, audience members will have many opportunities to participate and will come away from the show with a better understanding of wildlife conservation.  Matt and his crew believe that “learning is taught, but caring is caught,” and by introducing audiences to these amazing animals, he hopes to increase appreciation for nature and promote lifelong environmental responsibility.

This program will start at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium and is recommended for ages 5-12 (though we suspect accompanying adults will enjoy it too)!  Can’t make it downtown?  A number of our other libraries will be hosting this program as well, so be sure to check the events calendar for showtimes at a location near you.  Check out this video sneak peek of Matt working with one of his coworkers, a yellow-naped Amazon parrot named Moby.

You can watch additional videos and learn more about Matt and his fantastic animal crew on his website

For more information about this and other FREE programs available @ your library®, call (813) 273-3652 or visit http://www.hcplc.org/.

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June 11, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Pirates and Princesses Party

Ahoy there, mateys!

As the Tampa Bay area gears up for Gasparilla festivities, your kids can join in the fun at the John F. Germany Library’s annual Pirates and Princesses Party taking place this Saturday, January 14  from 2-3 p.m. 

With guest storyteller, Katie Adams leading the way, children can listen to pirate tales and get crafty decorating a crown or pirate hat.

Pirate and princess costumes are encouraged, so come dressed to impress!  Click here for location and parking information for the John F. Germany Public Library.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call (813) 273-3652 or visit http://www.hcplc.org/.

January 12, 2012 at 12:00 am

Octoga Party!

    

    

Toga! Toga! Toga!  The John F. Germany library hosted a Percy Jackson-themed ‘Octoga Party’ on Saturday in honor of author Rick Riordan’s latest book, the Son of Neptune. 

Participants learned about the different traits of Greek gods and used the Greek alphabet to make necklaces and decorate shields.  They competed in a Percy Jackson and Greek mythology trivia game and had fun dressing up in togas! 

This program is part of the library’s ‘Super Saturday’ programs, which take place each Saturday at 2:00.  Click HERE to learn more about upcoming Super Saturday programs as well as other children’s programming at the John F. Germany library.

For more information about these and other FREE programs @ your library®, call (813) 273-3652 or visit http://www.hcplc.org/.

October 18, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Book an Event @ Your Library

Kids'N Pets Photo Contest Winners
1st place winner, Allie Schmidt and 3rd place winner, Ryan Coughlin enjoyed a reception held in their honor at the John F. Germany Library on Wednesday.

The Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation held a reception for the winners of it’s 24th Annual Kids’N Pets Photo Contest Wednesday evening at the John F. Germany Library.

Libraries throughout the county have a variety of community and meeting  room spaces available for groups and organizations to reserve for events just like this one.  If you are interested in learning more about community and small room reservations for your group, please review information HERE as well as the documents below.

For more information about this and other FREE services and opportunities @ your library®, call (813) 273-3652 or visit http://www.hcplc.org/.

October 14, 2011 at 12:00 am

Mad Hatter Tea Party

  

 

Families celebrated their UN-birthdays in style at the John F. Germany Mad Hatter Tea Party on Saturday.  Participants decorated colorful hats, played games, heard stories and feasted on some delicious cookies and punch!

The Mad Hatter Tea Party is just one of the library’s Super Saturday programs, which are offered every Saturday at 2:00p.m.  Next Saturday, October 8, you can join your friends in the children’s room on the 1W floor to build Lego creations at the Lego My Library event!

Click HERE for the schedule of upcoming Super Saturdays and other children’s programs at the John F. Germany library.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call (813) 273-3652 or visit http://www.hcplc.org/.

October 3, 2011 at 12:00 am

Baby Time

Baby Time at the John F. Germany Library

Baby Time at the John F. Germany Library meets every Thursday at 10:15AM.

Babies and caregivers enjoyed an interactive, wild animal-themed Baby Time program at the John F. Germany library last Thursday. 

Featuring hands-on activities, songs, books, rhymes, bubbles and more, this program is geared toward children from birth to 18 months and their caregivers. 

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call (813) 273-3652 or click here for our Calendar of Events to find a Baby Time program near you!

September 21, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Lego My Library! (September)


A fun, interactive evening of creativity for all ages using Lego building blocks. A new theme each month. We provide the Legos — you provide the imagination!  Funded by the Friends of the Library

North Tampa Branch Library, 9/1/2011, 4:00-5:00PM
Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 9/8/2011, 6:00-8:00PM
John F. Germany Public Library, 9/10/2011, 2:00-4:00PM
Lutz Branch Library, 9/19/2011, 7:00-8:00PM

You can view the event calendar for this program by clicking here.

For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call (813) 273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

September 1, 2011 at 6:28 pm


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