Community Events

CIVIC ASSOCIATION MEETING  –   Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 PM, Port Tampa City Library, 4902 W. Commerce Street, 2nd floor Yeats meeting room. Please plan to arrive early as the meeting needs to start promptly at 6:30 PM and end before the library closes at 8PM.    Guest speaker: Commissioner Sandy Murman is scheduled.  Discussion topics:  Hurricane Irma,  TPD report, Neighborhood Watch,  and community issues.   All are welcome; if you want to qualify for voting privileges, annual dues for calendar year 2017 are $12.00 per person.

For more information on the neighborhood association, please click on the  Home tab and select from the drop-down menu CAPT  and the Membership Application or leave a comment on this site.   Email:  Find us on Facebook as Civic Association of Port Tampa-CAPT

Port Tampa City Library upcoming programs include:

Wednesdays,  4:30 – 5:00 PM – Storytime – Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction.  Dates: August 23 and 30, September 6, 13, 20 and 27.

September 20, Wednesday, 6:00 – 7:30 PM – Adults Movie Night: The best movies are based on books….or are they? This event will feature a screening of a film based on a book that will be discussed the following week (Thursday, September 28, 11:00 AM) at the Books and Movies Discussion program.  All adults are welcome to attend.

Fourth Saturday, 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Port Tampa City Library Quilters & Crafters – Port Tampa City Library Quilters & Crafters will be meeting every fourth Saturday of the month. Come for a fun and informal meet-up with other crafty people. Bring pieces to work on, share tips and tricks, and enjoy the company of other crafters. All skill levels welcome.  Dates:  Aug. 26, Sept. 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Dec. 23.

Walk-In Tech Help – 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 AM.  Drop in any time during this one-hour open lab for quick training in computer basics, tablets, smartphones, e-books, e-readers, and more.

Link for more information on Port Tampa Library programs:  For more information on Tampa-Hillsborough Library programs, log  onto:

Book Store  –  Great Bargains!   Fiction, kids’ books, large print books, romance & paranormal romance, paperbacks, children’s picture books & more! Proceeds fund children, adult and community programs sponsored by the Port Tampa City Friends of the Library (FOL).  Second floor Book Store, Port Tampa City Library, 4902 W. Commerce St.,  813.204.2670, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Wednesdays noon – 8:00 PM, closed Sundays, Mondays and national holidays.

THANK YOU to all the shoppers, our Friends of the Library volunteers, librarians and bookstore manager for making our Spring Fling Bookstore Sale a HUGE success! Great seeing repeat customers, first-timers to visit the Port Tampa City Library, and former residents making a return visit.

In case you missed it, the Friends of the Library (FOL*) organizations of the three South Tampa libraries  teamed up to offer a giant multi-branch book sale.  Sale included children’s books, picture books, fiction, romance, mystery, classics, hardcovers, paperbacks, magazines, DVDs, CDs, book totes and more.  All proceeds benefit adult and youth programs at each library.  If you missed it, all three of these libraries have a Bookstore that is open for sales during regular hours:

*FOL is a group of volunteers committed to offering a variety of services by our neighborhood library.  Learn more about the FOL:

Port Tampa City Library, 4602 W. Commerce St., 813.273.3652,

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