News Release: 12/31/2018:Holiday Closures

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Holiday Closures
Jan. 1 & 21
All Hernando County Public Library branches will be CLOSED on Tuesday, January 1 for observance of the New Year and on Monday Januray 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
We wish our patrons a refreshed start to the New Year.
We will re-open on Wednesday, January 2 and Tuesday January 22 at 10 am. 
Additional Closures at the Main Library
Jan. 7 - 18
The Main Library branch located at 238 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, will close early on Friday, January 4, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.The branch will remain closed for building repair and maintenance from January 7 through January 18, 2019, in order for partial re-roof, HVAC and tile flooring replacement work to be performed. Patrons can receive library services during this time frame at other available library locations. Scroll down for a link to all library locations.

Learning Circles - The Science of Happiness
Every Tuesday from 3-4:30 pm starting Jan. 8 for eight weeks at the Main Library branch.
Learn new skills. Together. In the Library. For free.

We are hosting study groups for learners who want to complete online courses together, in-person. These are free, peer-supported courses designed to be taken by anybody with basic computer skills. The first course is titled "The Science of Happiness", where you will learn science-based principles and practices for a happy, meaningful life.

Offered by instructors from UC Berkeley. "The Science of Happiness" offers students practical strategies for tapping into and nurturing their own happiness, including trying several research-backed activities that foster social and emotional well-being, and exploring how their own happiness changes along the way. Adults can bring their own laptop, or a laptop will be provided for you during class.
Introduction to Ukulele
Friday, Jan.4  & 18,11am-12:30pm @ East Hernando Branch
Join Tampa Bay Ukulele Society (TBUS) guest instructor Gayle Grindey as she leads students through the basics of playing the ukulele. Guaranteed to be a lot of fun!  Bring your own instrument or use one of our class instruments. 
Register Now! 
Coding for Kids
Wednesday, January 9
4:30-5:30 pm @ West Hernando Branch

Kids, come join us and learn how to program and code. Each month, we'll go over basic programming and coding skills and then put them to the test using Scratch. Whether you have experience or not, all kids are welcome! 
Register Now! 
Author Talk: Paul Allen - When Tobacco Was King 
Thursday, January 24 from 4 - 5:30 pm @ Main Brooksville Branch
Author Paul Allen will discuss his new book When Tobacco Was King, A History of Tobacco in Canada and the United States.
The book details the true story of Paul Allen's father, whose tobacco journey took him from rural North Carolina to Canada and around the world. Paul Allen is uniquely qualified to give readers (and program attendees) a unique look at the tobacco industry through his father's personal records and his own research of the tobacco business.
The author will lead a short presentation, Q&A and book signing.  Light refreshments will be served.
Glow in the Dark Storytime
Wednesday, January 16
4:30-5:15 pm @ Spring Hill Branch
Get ready for a family storytime like you have never seen before! Using black lights and other glowing accessories, families will enjoy a storytime featuring stories, songs, crafts and more.