Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Free Downloadable Music

Are you looking for a free option for downloading music? Freegal is a downloadable music service offering hundreds of thousands of DRM-free songs, over 100 genres of music, and more than 50 record labels from the Sony Music Entertainment catalog. The artists available on Freegal include Ke$ha, Kelly Clarkson, and Britany Spears. You will find many of your favorites through this service. The only catch is that you are limited to 3 downloads per week and that you need a library card.

Want to give it a shot? You can visit Freegal through our Arts and Entertainment page on the library website.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Open Stage for Teens @ Jan K. Platt Regional Library [Wednesday, November 30th]

Open Stage for Teens

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens : Come check out our Open Stage event! Enjoy the café atmosphere with tea, coffee, and snacks while you watch your friends perform their favorite talent. Those that want to go on stage can sign up in advance, at the library information desk or by calling 813-273-3652, or at the door for a three minute time slot to perform a song, poem, dance, magic trick, or any other talent you want to share.

This event is hosted by the Jan K. Platt Regional Library Teen Advisory Board and funded by the Friends of the Jan Platt Library.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

College Financial Workshop @ John F. Germany Public Library

Dealing with all the steps it takes to go to college can be scary -- and confusing. Especially finding a way to pay for it. Come to the John F. Germany Library on Thursday, October 20 at 6 pm for a college financial workshop for students and their parents and get the answers to some of your biggest questions. "What are the due dates for financial aid forms?" "What scholarships am I eligible for?" "What are the application deadlines for UT and HCC?" Representatives from the University of Tampa and Hillsborough County Community College will be on hand with answers to these questions and more. Plus, you'll have a chance to win SAT tutor books. And the best part? It's all free! Can't make it on October 20? Surf over to Hillsborough County Library's "College Prep 101" website for more tips on paying for college.

Get closer to college @ your library!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Giving Tree Music - Drumming @ Jan Platt Library

Hi !

We are having a very special event at Jan Platt Library : a Giving Tree Music Drumming event on Tuesday, October 18, from 4:30 - 5:30

Connect our Global Community through Music! Drumming in a group can spark joy in an individual. We provide the drums; all you need to bring is yourself. Sing, drum, dance and laugh as we explore the magic of community and teamwork. We will learn traditional songs and stories, and how to "talk" to each other with our drums.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Son of Neptune Just Released

The book many of us have been waiting on has finally arrived. Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan has just been released this week. We will add the book to our catalog soon, but you can always read the first book of the series. The Heros of Olympus is the second series for Percy Jackson and his gang of demigods and Son of Neptune is the 2nd book in that series.

The first series was called Percy Jackson and the Olympians and started with the Lightning Thief. Some of us have only seen the movie version of the Lightning Thief, but the book is a huge improvement from the movie. If you have not read any of his books, you should check out the Lightning Thief.

The John F. Germany Public Library will also celebrate the arrival of Rick Riordan's new book with an Octoga Party for teens under the age of 15. Come dressed as your favorite Greek God or Goddess and enjoy an afternoon of Percy Jackson themed games and contests.