Monday, August 8, 2011
The first Teen Advisory Board meeting is set for Aug. 9.
Land O’ Lakes area teenagers who are looking for a way to get active in the community need only visit the library this Tuesday to get their chance. The Land O’ Lakes Library’s first Teen Advisory Board meeting of the new school year is set to start at 6 p.m. Youth ages 11 to 18 are invited to attend and get active in volunteering and planning events for the library. “It’s really the best chance for kids to get legitimate service hours for school,” said Paul Stonebridge, the Pasco County Library System’s teen services manager. TAB members have a big say in what happens at the library throughout the year, he added. “(Members) actually have a voice,” he said. “The TAB helps us plan all the events at the library.” The library has relied on its…
Monday, July 18, 2011
Did we catch you on camera during the two-day convention?
Teens from all over Pasco County converged on the Land O' Lakes Library July 16-17 for the third annual Library Anime and Manga Enthusiasts Convention. LAMEcon celebrated Asian culture, art, food and more. Featuring costume contests, panel discussions, vendors and more, the festival is designed to give teens a free, local alternative to other similar events in Tampa and elsewhere. Click through the gallery to see images from the event. If you were there, add your own photos to the gallery.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
The convention doors open just after 9 a.m.
The Library Anime and Manga Enthusiasts Convention, or LAMEcon for short, kicked off its two-day run yesterday with a dance and costume contest. The convention continues today, starting just after 9 a.m. Featuring panel discussions, artwork, vendors and more, the third annual event is a celebration of Asian culture. LAMEcon takes place at the Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, until 7 p.m. tonight. There is no charge to attend.
Friday, July 15, 2011
The third annual convention includes two days of festivities.
Move over Metrocon, LAMEcon is coming to Land O’ Lakes this weekend. Short for the Library Anime and Manga Enthusiasts Convention, LAMEcon is a two-day event that features costume contests, panel discussions, vendors and artists. It’s a celebration of Asian art, culture, food and entertainment, explained Stephanie Kempe, one of the organizers. Sponsored by the Pasco County Library System and staged at the Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, the festival grew out of the teen program, but is meant to attract anyone with an interest in Asian culture, Kempe said. “It’s really an everybody kind of thing,” she said. “(It’s) a flea market of Asian culture.” LAMEcon gets under way Saturday, July 16, at 7 p.m. with a dance that runs until …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Find out what's happening at the library this week.
Here's a look at the schedule of events at the Land O' Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Pky., for the week of July 12-17
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Find out what’s happening this weekend.
Trying to keep up with everything going on around town during a summer weekend is no easy task. To help you out, we’ve put together a few ideas that might be of interest: Grateful Dead Tribute When/Where: This weekly event takes place at Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, in Tampa Thursday at 8 p.m. Why Go: Check out Uncle John’s Band as it plays some of the best Grateful Dead classics. Price: $7 Designed Interpretive Paddle/Kayak Event When/Where: This water event takes place at Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park, 9120 Old Post Road in Port Richey Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Why Go: Enjoy a 2-mile paddle route through the state park. Price: Free for members of the Salt Springs Alliance and $5 for nonmembers. Kayaks can be reserved and …