Community Events

CIVIC ASSOCIATION FIRST 2018 MEETING  –   Wednesday, January 24, 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 and end before the library closes at 8:00 PM.   Nominations will be accepted for three Board of Directors two-year terms; voting by qualified CAPT members at the February 28 meeting.  All are welcome to attend CAPT meetings.  If you want to qualify for voting privileges, annual dues for calendar year 2018 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: president@porttampa.org.  Find us on Facebook as Civic Association of Port Tampa-CAPT  https://www.facebook.com/groups/port.tampa.CAPT/.

Rough Rider’s Dedication, Sat. Nov. 4, 10:00 AM, Spanish-American War Memorial Park –  Shout-out to the Port Tampa City Woman’s Club and the Rough Riders for again making improvements to Port Tampa City’s Spanish-American War Memorial Park and their generosity to the Port Tampa City community.

Sponsored by the Port Tampa City Woman’s Club, speakers included City Councilman Harry Cohen, PTC Woman’s Club President Maria Chesser, and Rough Riders Club founder Charlie Spicola.

The Rough Riders continue their history of support of the Port Tampa City community. They have refurbished the original marker dedicated to the memory of veterans encamped in our neighborhood in preparation for embarkment to Cuba for the Spanish-American War in 1898.  The Rough Riders previously rededicated the Spanish-American War Memorial Park in 1998, refurbished the historic marker “Tampa as Embarkation Point for the Spanish American War”, and rebuilt the park’s gazebo in 2013.

For more information on the Rough Riders, visit https://tamparoughriders.wixsite.com/rrevents.

Facebook page for the Port Tampa City Woman’s Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/199466250072104/ .

Port Tampa City Library upcoming programs include:

Holiday Closings All Day:  November 10 & 11 Veteran’s Day, November 23 & 24 Thanksgiving.  Early closing days: November 20, 21 and 22 Library closes at 6:00 PM.

November 17, Friday, 3:00 – 5:00 PM  – Movies at the Library: A Dog’s Purpose.  A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.  Funded by the Friends of the Port Tampa City Library.

Thursdays,  4:30 – 4:50 PM – Toddler Time – Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers..  No Toddler Time on Nov. 23 (holiday closing).

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:  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:  http://www.hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/ptm/  For more information on Tampa-Hillsborough Library programs, log  onto:  http://hcplc.evanced.info/signup/eventcalendar.aspx?&lib=23

Library Book Store  –  Great Bargains!  Did you know that you can buy gently used books and more at bargain prices in the Port Tampa City Library? 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: https://foltampa.org/

Port Tampa City Library, 4602 W. Commerce St., 813.273.3652, http://www.hcplc.org/hcplc

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