Adult Programs

April 2018 Programs
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Relax and Chill Adult Coloring
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Join us for a night of relaxation and adult coloring. Markers, colored pencils, and coloring sheets will be provided. Funded by the Friends of the Bruton Memorial Library.
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Master Gardener: Herbs
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 6:30 PM


Learn about growing, harvesting, and using herbs grown in the Florida garden. The talk will provide an overview on the plants, their care and cultural needs, along with instruction on how to harvest and cure herbs for culinary and other uses. Participants are invited to bring a plant for the plant exchange afterwards!
Presented by the Master Gardeners of the Hillsborough County Extension Services.
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Morning Book Club
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:00 AM


Join us to discuss our April selection, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. Pick up copies of next month's club pick at this discussion.

Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.


Find it on OverDrive: Ebook | Audiobook
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Evening Book Club
Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 7:30 PM


Our Evening Book Club is led by Kim Fields. Share your thoughts on this month's book and pick up a copy of next month's selection.

"Jake Whitmore is enjoying a rare bonding moment with his sixteen-year-old son, Kurt, when disaster strikes. They get in a terrible car accident that threatens to derail not only Kurt's chances at college, but his entire future. Jake makes a split-second decision that saves his son from formal punishment, but plunges them both into a world of guilt, lies, and secrecy. Just when Jake thinks he has everything under control, a malevolent outsider comes forward with the power to expose Jake's secret and taunts him to the breaking point. Keep Quiet is the powerful and gut-wrenching tale of the unraveling--and the ultimate redemption--of a family"-- Provided by publisher.

Find it on OverDrive: Audiobook
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Money Smart Week
Personal Finance 101: Learn the Lingo

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Do you leave your investment statement unopened because you're not sure how to read it? Lori Nadglowski, MBA, CFP, walks you through the information you'll find on an investment statement. Learn how to decode your investment statement, the common terms, and what you should review each month.


Upcoming Programs
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Author Visit: Kristen Hare
100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay Before You Die

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Local author, Kristen Hare, will be here to discuss her book, 100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay Before You Die. With summer fast approaching, do you have plans to keep the kiddos entertained...or yourself sane?! This book offers fantastic ideas to do right here in the Bay Area.


Recurring Programs
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Free Tax Help from VITA
Thursday, April 5 and 12 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Sign up Thursday April 5 and 12 at 8:00 AM outside the library


The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Sign up for assistance begins at 10:00 AM and continues until the 25 available slots for that day are filled. Customers desiring assistance should review this list of recommended documents to bring to work with tax prep volunteers. This program is offered in cooperation with the Free Tax Preparation Program of Hillsborough County and coordinated through the United Way Suncoast.

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Mahjong Class
Every Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM


Whether you’re a first-time player or a seasoned expert, join us every week to play American Mahjong!


Please visit our event calendar for detailed descriptions of all upcoming adult programs.