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893-1074 or fax 344-6386

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Technology Programs

One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays ONLY, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. First come, first served.  

Beginning iPad Class: Thursday, August 7, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Learn how to both enjoy and benefit from your new technology. Pre-registration required. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call 727-893-1073. 

Adult/All Ages Programs

Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm.  FMI: Call 727-360-9069.

Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers).

Gulfport Toastmasters: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. FMI, call 727-827-7875. 

Women’s AA Club: Fridays, 5:45 – 6:45 pm. FMI, call 893-1073.  

Meditation Classes: Fridays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Ted Leitho leads the group in a series of six relaxing sessions on Fridays ending August 15. Bring a notebook & a pillow to sit on the floor if you wish, and explore the wisdom of Katha Upanisad, translated by Swami Lokeswarananda. Includes 7 Keys to Healing. FMI, call 727-893-1073.

Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, July 17, 11:00 am. Discussion of: Hallucinations, by Oliver Sacks, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073 FMI. 

SCORE Counseling: Tues., July 22, Free & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. 

Home Gardening Class: Sat., July 26, 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Just launched in May, meeting on the 4th Saturday of the month to provide expert guidance & support. This month’s topic: Building a Hanging Garden Planter. Create some space for additional growth! Pre-registration required. FMI, call 727-893-1073. 

Acoustic Jam Session with Alex: Mon., July 28, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Join in and get in touch with your musical self. FMI, call 893-1073 & ask for Alex.  

Suddenly in Command! Sat., August 2, 12:30 – 3:30 pm. Circumstances while boating can suddenly change, thus promoting a passenger to captain. How should you react if placed in this situation? Reps from the USCG Auxiliary will lead the discussion of how best to deal with emergencies when the captain is "out of commission." Call (419) 260-3592 FMI.

Children/Family Programs

Summer Reading Program: Mondays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm. Lots of fun activities for grades K-5. This year’s theme, Fizz, Boom, Read! is focused on the fun & cool stuff you can do with science!  Earn prizes for reading throughout our seasonal celebration!

Storytime: Join Cailey every Thursday morning for stories & activities selected for toddlers & preschoolers. Sing songs, play instruments and meet other caregivers in the community. Thursdays, 10:30-11am. 

Free Family Movie Day: Sat., July 19, two movies, starting at 10:30 am and 1:30 p.m. Join us as for this popular monthly program. Enjoy flicks with popcorn provided by our Circle of Friends. For movie titles, call 727-893-1074. 

Teen Programs  

Teen Summer Reading Program: Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Lots of cooool activities for teens. Make awesome Darth Vader stuff at our July 23rd  program -- Star Wars Day! Don’t miss our last weekly program before our End of Summer Teen Bash on July 30th at 7:00 pm. Earn prizes for reading throughout our seasonal celebration!

Teen Anime Club: Friday, August 8, 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Get together once a month to screen fun flicks and to network with other fans. FMI, call 893-1133 FMI.


Open Monday-Friday: 10 am-7 pm 

Saturday: 10 am-4 pm

All meetings and programs are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.




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& Saturday: 10 am-4 pm

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