Staff Report

Join the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative for interesting, entertaining and informative programs for the entire family this September. For a comprehensive look at library programming, visit, select a library location, and view that library’s calendar of events or call 273-3652.

September is National Library Card Month. For information on how to register for a card or renew a card if it’s been more than three years, visit hcplc/account/getacard.html.

Free September Events at the Ruskin Branch Library located at 26 Dickman Dr. in Ruskin. for Beginners will take place on Friday, September 19 at 3 p.m. Learn the many facets of this most popular genealogy database. Ancestry Library Edition is free to users at any Hillsborough County Public Library. This class is for adults.

-Advanced Search Techniques for will take place on Friday, September 19 at 4:15 p.m. Discover the tricks and shortcuts that can improve the search results generated through the popular genealogy database. This class is for adults.

Free September Events at the SouthShore Regional Library located at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin.

-Writing and Publishing Seminar will take place on Friday, September 19 at 2:30 p.m. Join Penny Fletcher, author of Trial by Fire, as she discusses the ins and outs of the writing and publishing process. Fletcher has been a reporter, columnist, and Bureau Editor in Hillsborough County for over 35 years. She has worked for Amazon and has published books both traditionally and print on demand. This class is for adults.

-Celebrate Talk like A Pirate Day on Saturday, September 20 at 10:30 a.m. Using stories of pirates, magic and sea shanties guests will be off on an adventure looking for the kind of treasure that can never be lost. For children ages 5 to 12.

-Spiritual Songs: The History of the Negro Spiritual will take place on Saturday, September 27 at 2:30 p.m. This musical adventure uses powerful storytelling, historical facts and vocal performance to trace the creation and development of the Negro Spiritual as a distinct American Art Form. Spanning the 1600s to the present, Dr. Naima Johnston-Bush uses her dynamic voice to present a historical musical lecture that explores the impact of song to build faith, sustain hope and launch movements that spurred a nation to challenge oppression and overcome adversity. This event is for adults.

Classes are funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library.

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