Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Learn how to write a business plan, and legal matters pertaining to business at this free workshop.
Do you have an idea for a business but don't know where to start? The Land O' Lakes Library wants to help. On Tuesday April 30 the library will offer the following seminar: SCORE: How To Really Start Your Own Business. Business experts will present on key issues when it comes to starting your own business, including business structure, business plans, cash flow charts and financing. Information on insurance and legal matters will also be presented. The class is free and open to the public. The seminar is offered by volunteers with the organization SCORE, a non-profit organization that provides free services dedicated to the success of small businesses nationwide. SCORE offers hands-on help to new or existing businesses including …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The fourth-annual Local Author Fair will be held Saturday, April 13, at the Land O' Lakes Library.
Lovers of language and stories, take note: Saturday, April 13, is the fourth annual Local Author Fair at the Land O’ Lakes Library. The event, held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., provides an opportunity for the 11 scheduled writers to showcase their work and chat with the public, as well as network with other authors. Many of the writers will be selling copies of their books, said Michele Laney, public services librarian. Everything from religion and mystery to cooking and couponing will be represented. “We have most of the genres,” Laney said. “It’s an assortment.” Attendees will have a chance to discuss writing and the publishing process with local authors such as Kat Heckenbach, who writes young adult fiction, fantasy, sci-fi and horror, …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Pasco County Library has two apps for readers on the go.
Need to check out a library book? There's an app for that. "LS2 Mobile is the online cataloging program that we use with the public side of our website," Land O' Lakes Library teen services manager Paul Stonebridge said. The app gives similar access to the library catalog and search features. It also allows placement of holds and other services, Stonebridge said. It is available for Apple devices and Androids. The library also offers another app, Overdrive Media Console, that allows users to access its large collection of e-books and digital audio books in a variety of formats, Stonebridge said. "We have titles compatible with Apple devices, Android, Windows Media Player, Adobe E-Pub Reader, and more," Stonebridge said. "The books can be …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
One Pasco County Commissioner would like to see this happen.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Jack Mariano wants to see libraries stay open longer and park fees go away.
Pasco County Commissioners voted Feb. 19 to allow libraries to set their own hours, but the action likely didn’t go far enough for one board member. Commissioner Jack Mariano wants the county to revisit its 40-hour-a-week policy for libraries. He also wants to see Pasco do away with many of the park fees it enacted when budget constraints made it necessary to scale back on costs and increase revenues. Tuesday’s action didn’t extend library hours. Instead commissioners gave their approval for libraries like the Land O’ Lakes branch to adjust their hours within that set 40 a week allowed since the board scaled back in 2006. “We’re getting requests from the communities to have us open at night more often,” Nancy Fredericks, chair of the …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Things got a little medieval recently.
Check out these great photos from a medieval sword demonstration held at the Land O' Lakes Branch Library. Have you attended or hosted a local event recently? Share your photos on Patch!
Friday, March 23, 2012
And it's a long one!
Local teens got together recently to create a new mural for the Land O' Lakes library. "The mural is going to line two-plus walls of the teen room, all the way across," Teen Services Manager Paul Stonebridge said. Check out the photo gallery. Did you participate? You can add your own photos to our gallery, too!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Four of the bands competing in Rockus Maximus XV performed Friday night.
The bands were separated from the crowd by a row of tiny chairs; picture books filled the shelves behind them. The Land O' Lakes library turned up the volume in the the children's section as four of the Rockus Maximus XV competitors performed Friday night. Patrons walking into the library near show time were greeted—and warned. "Are you here for the concert? I'm just making sure all the adults coming in know it's about to get loud in there," I was told. (Confession: I was a little disappointed to be recognized as a grownup.) Open Box Policy opened the show, followed by Braille & Color, Hepburn & The Hooligan and Lights At Night. Lights at Night lead singer Marina Young had strep throat, so the band improvised with instrumental versions of …
Friday, March 9, 2012
A free concert and live taping of the Library Warrior competition starts at 6 p.m. tonight.
There will be no shushing at the library tonight, so put your books down, ladies and gentlemen. And prepare to rock. Four of the eight bands that will be competing in the upcoming 15th Annual Rockus Maximus: Battle of the Bands on March 23 will be performing live, beginning at 6 p.m. this evening: Braille & Color Hepburn & The Hooligan Lights At Night Open Box Policy Once the concert wraps at about 9 p.m., you can stick around for a live taping of the Library Warrior competition, "a hilarious stunt show along the lines of Double Dare meets Fear Factor, where our bands will do battle in 5 increasingly ridiculous events," according to the Rockus Maximus Facebook page. The Rockus Maximus XV competition accepted bands that have a majority of …
Friday, March 2, 2012
It's Read Across America Day. Are you celebrating with a good book?
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday today by joining book lovers and your local school or public library for Read Across America day. The Land O' Lakes library is hosting a Love Your Library book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Titles will be offered at "bargain prices," and proceeds will suport the library. The sale is sponsored by Friends of the Land O' Lakes Library.