Announcements

Clearwater Public Library System's hours and services are temporarily limited.

Library hours and locations are here.

  • Patrons are expected to follow the CDC’s social distancing guidelines of staying six feet apart from others who are not in their party.
  • Patrons may use public internet computers for up to two hours per day.
  • Activities in children’s play areas are limited.
  • In-person programming may resume sometime in the fall, but capacities will be limited in order to observe social distancing. Virtual programming is offered via the library's website.
  • Materials donations (books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs in good condition) are accepted during open hours.
  • Curbside service is offered at the Beach, Main, and North Greenwood library locations during open hours.

Upcoming Events

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Drawing with Shawn Dell Joyce

11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Creation Studio, 1st Floor
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Program Description:
Learn drawing basics in this class with Shawn Dell Joyce.  No drawing experience necessary.  She will show you how to shade, sketch, and more!     Class is limited to 15 spots. Registration for this program begins 1 wee...

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Under Florida law, information provided to municipalities are public records and may be subject to a public records request.

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Please arrive on time. Late arrivals may be restricted from participating and registered spots may be given to someone on the waiting list. Repeated late arrivals and a repeated failure to notify staff of cancellation in advance may result in a restriction from participating in future programs.

Ages 16+ This program is designed and intended for patrons ages 16 and above. Programs requiring registration may limit participation to those patrons who meet the age requirement. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Community Development Board

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Council Chambers, 1st Floor
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: City Meeting/Event

Clearwater City Council Work Sessions, Council Meetings, and Advisory Board Meetings are open to the public and are held in the first floor of the Main Library, located at 100 N. Osceola Ave. Stream the meeting live and see the agenda.

Council Meetings will be broadcast live on the city's website (bit.ly/ClearwaterCityCouncilMeetings), the city's Facebook page (facebook.com/cityofclearwater) and on the city's YouTube channel (youtube.com/myclearwater) as well as on C-View TV Spectrum Channel 638, Frontier Channel 30 and WOW! Channel 15.

 

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

English for Speakers of Other Languages

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Countryside Library
Library Branch: Countryside Library
Room: Countryside Multimedia Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Literacy

English for Speakers of Other Languages conversational classes are provided by the Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas. No registration required. For more information call 727-298-3080 ext.1724 or visit http://lcup.net.

Disclaimer(s)

Under Florida law, information provided to municipalities are public records and may be subject to a public records request.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Language Exchange Cafe

4:00pm - 5:30pm
East Community Library @ SPC
Library Branch: East Community Library @ SPC
Room: East Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational, Literacy, Spanish/En Español

Practice a foreign language and experience real language and cultural exchange. One -on-one conversation is a great way to learn to speak a new language. You'll Spend half the time teaching someone to speak your language and the other half learning a new one. Join us at our upcoming language exchange meetings to practice your favorite foreign language and learn something new about another culture.

Disclaimer(s)

Under Florida law, information provided to municipalities are public records and may be subject to a public records request.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Family Story Time

10:30am - 11:15am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Youth Program Room, 2nd Floor
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Story Times
Program Description:
Family Story Time is for parents, caregivers and children, although stories and other activities will be geared toward those children ages 6 and under.  We will have stories, songs, action rhymes, puppets, fingerplays and more!!  Every prog...

Disclaimer(s)

Under Florida law, information provided to municipalities are public records and may be subject to a public records request.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Once Upon A Cuento: Bilingual Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
East Community Library @ SPC
Library Branch: East Community Library @ SPC
Room: East Program Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Literacy, Spanish/En Español, Story Times
Program Description:
Ms. Wendy and Ms. Claudia lead us in a bilingual storytime that's fun for both Spanish and non-Spanish speakers. Build language skills while enjoying stories, songs, crafts, and more. The ideal time to learn a second language is when c...

Disclaimer(s)

Under Florida law, information provided to municipalities are public records and may be subject to a public records request.

Please arrive on time. Late arrivals may be restricted from participating and registered spots may be given to someone on the waiting list. Repeated late arrivals and a repeated failure to notify staff of cancellation in advance may result in a restriction from participating in future programs.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Writing Your Life

10:30am - 12:30pm
Countryside Library
Registration
Library Branch: Countryside Library
Room: Countryside Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Program Description:
Personal stories help us make sense our lives. This class on modern memoir writing explores ways to shape your experiences into narrative form, through weekly writing exercises, reading assignments, and discussions of notable examples. An 8-week work...

Disclaimer(s)

Under Florida law, information provided to municipalities are public records and may be subject to a public records request.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Círculo de Lectura

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Conference Room, 1st Floor
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs & Discussion Groups, Spanish/En Español
Program Description:

Spanish-language book discussion group. For more information and book titles, please call (727) 562-4970.

Spanish-language book discussion group. For more information and book titles, please call (727) 562-4970. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Under Florida law, information provided to municipalities are public records and may be subject to a public records request.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Círculo de Lectura Zoom

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs & Discussion Groups, Spanish/En Español
Program Description:

Spanish-language book discussion group. For more information and book titles, please call (727) 562-4970.

Spanish-language book discussion group. For more information and book titles, please call (727) 562-4970. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Under Florida law, information provided to municipalities are public records and may be subject to a public records request.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Municipal Code Enforcement Board

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Council Chambers, 1st Floor
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: City Meeting/Event

Clearwater City Council Work Sessions, Council Meetings, and Advisory Board Meetings are open to the public and are held in the first floor of the Main Library, located at 100 N. Osceola Ave. Stream the meeting live and see the agenda.

Council Meetings will be broadcast live on the city's website (bit.ly/ClearwaterCityCouncilMeetings), the city's Facebook page (facebook.com/cityofclearwater) and on the city's YouTube channel (youtube.com/myclearwater) as well as on C-View TV Spectrum Channel 638, Frontier Channel 30 and WOW! Channel 15.

 

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Intoduction to Music production at home

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Innovation Studio Classroom, 3rd Floor
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEM / STEAM, Technology Training
Program Description:
Introduction to Music production at home Making music from home is becoming more and more common, no longer do you need a studio to make, mix , and produce your own music. Come along for an introduction to what you'll need to turn your music...

Disclaimer(s)

Ages 16+ This program is designed and intended for patrons ages 16 and above. Programs requiring registration may limit participation to those patrons who meet the age requirement. 

This event is in the "Children" group.

Mad Science @ C'side

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Countryside Library
Registration
Library Branch: Countryside Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Program Description:
Mad Science visits for a fun, interactive and inquiry–based approach to science! Participate in a hands-on workshop full of science exploration. This program is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Clearwater Library Foundati...

Disclaimer(s)

Under Florida law, information provided to municipalities are public records and may be subject to a public records request.

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Please arrive on time. Late arrivals may be restricted from participating and registered spots may be given to someone on the waiting list. Repeated late arrivals and a repeated failure to notify staff of cancellation in advance may result in a restriction from participating in future programs.

Children under seven (7) years old are welcome to attend with parent supervision throughout the program.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Community Cross-stitch

4:00pm - 5:30pm
East Community Library @ SPC
Registration
Library Branch: East Community Library @ SPC
Room: East Program Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Program Description:
Come cross-stitch with us one Wednesday a month. Pattern and materials provided. Registration required. Unable to attend? Reserved kits will be available for pick-up at the service desk and drive-through for one week past the program date. Share y...

Disclaimer(s)

Under Florida law, information provided to municipalities are public records and may be subject to a public records request.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Craft and Create

4:00pm - 5:30pm
North Greenwood Library
Library Branch: North Greenwood Library
Room: North Greenwood Community Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Join us to create amazing crafts! Each month will feature a different awesome item that you can make and take home. Recommended ages 8+  Space is limited and is first come, first served.   October 20th: Spooky Step-by-Step painti...

Disclaimer(s)

Groups of 10 or more must call and register with a staff member at (727) 562-4970.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Lego WeDo Wednesdays

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Youth Program Room, 2nd Floor
Age Group: Children
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Program Description:
Enjoy this introduction into the world of robotics.  Build a creature using LEGO bricks then learn to code it to move and make noises. Please register online.  For children ages 7-12. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Under Florida law, information provided to municipalities are public records and may be subject to a public records request.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Creation Studio, 1st Floor
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Your kids have plans, now what?  Well, come on down to the Creation Studio on the 1st floor and we will make some pretty fun DIY projects.  Each class will be a different project or activity. To participate, you must be a caregiver of one o...

Disclaimer(s)

Under Florida law, information provided to municipalities are public records and may be subject to a public records request.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Preschool Pals Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Countryside Library
Library Branch: Countryside Library
Room: Countryside Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Story Times
Program Description:
An active story time designed for toddlers. Each week we will explore a new theme with fun songs to dance to and sing, lots of movement, and stories. Ages 3+ Registration is not required, but space is limited and offered on a first-come-first...

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Groups of 10 or more must call and register with a staff member at (727) 562-4970.

Children under seven (7) years old are welcome to attend with parent supervision throughout the program.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Budding Bookworms

10:30am - 11:15am
East Community Library @ SPC
Library Branch: East Community Library @ SPC
Room: East Program Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Educational, Story Times
Program Description:
Help your toddler get ready to read! Join us weekly for a fun, interactive, early literacy program designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years old. Build language skills while enjoying stories, songs, crafts, and more. We encourage active pa...

Disclaimer(s)

Under Florida law, information provided to municipalities are public records and may be subject to a public records request.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Homeschooler's Club: TBA

10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Youth Program Room, 2nd Floor
Age Group: Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs & Discussion Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15

Disclaimer(s)

Under Florida law, information provided to municipalities are public records and may be subject to a public records request.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Nan Colton presents Virginia Woolf

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Countryside Library
Library Branch: Countryside Library
Room: Countryside Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Live Music & Performances
Program Description:
Join us for a live character performance as performing artist-in-residence, Nan Colton, presents A Portrait of Virginia Woolf. The legendary author talks about how people see one another as she explains the process of having her portrait pa...

Disclaimer(s)

Under Florida law, information provided to municipalities are public records and may be subject to a public records request.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Teen Room, 2nd Floor
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEM / STEAM
Program Description:
Calling all Teens!  Join us in the lab for myth buster science experiments, drones and artistic fun! . Registration is not required, but space is limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Under Florida law, information provided to municipalities are public records and may be subject to a public records request.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

City Council Meeting

6:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Council Chambers, 1st Floor
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: City Meeting/Event

Clearwater City Council Work Sessions, Council Meetings, and Advisory Board Meetings are open to the public and are held in the first floor of the Main Library, located at 100 N. Osceola Ave. Stream the meeting live and see the agenda.

Council Meetings will be broadcast live on the city's website (bit.ly/ClearwaterCityCouncilMeetings), the city's Facebook page (facebook.com/cityofclearwater) and on the city's YouTube channel (youtube.com/myclearwater) as well as on C-View TV Spectrum Channel 638, Frontier Channel 30 and WOW! Channel 15.

 

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Need Legal Help?

All Day
North Greenwood Library
Registration
Library Branch: North Greenwood Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business & Entrepreneurship, Educational, Health & Human Services, Money & Finance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Program Description:
Volunteer lawyers are standing by to help you with your legal issues for FREE. (Excludes criminal, personal injury, immigration or traffic violations.) PLEASE NOTE: Legal consultations will be conducted virtually through ZOOM or telephone only,...

Disclaimer(s)

Under Florida law, information provided to municipalities are public records and may be subject to a public records request.

By registering for this program, you acknowledge that you understand that this program may be recorded (both audio and/or video) and posted for public viewing on the library's online platforms.

The information contained in the multimedia content (“Video Content”) posted represents the views and opinions of the original creators of such Video Content and does not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the City of Clearwater (“City”). The Video Content has been made available for informational and educational purposes only. The City does not make any representation or warranties with respect to the accuracy, applicability, fitness, or completeness of the Video Content. The City does not warrant the performance, effectiveness or applicability of any sites listed or linked to in any Video Content. The City hereby disclaims any and all liability to any party for any direct, indirect, implied, punitive, special, incidental or other consequential damages arising directly or indirectly from any use of the Video Content, which is provided as is, and without warranties.

Ages 16+ This program is designed and intended for patrons ages 16 and above. Programs requiring registration may limit participation to those patrons who meet the age requirement. 

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Coding Concepts for Little Ones-Session 2

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Youth Program Room, 2nd Floor
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: STEM / STEAM, Story Times
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Program Description:
This is a traditional storytime with a twist. We will be introducing beginning coding concepts in the structure of a storytime with books, songs, activities and hands on fun. This session we will explore spatial reasoning and collaboration. For ages ...

Disclaimer(s)

Under Florida law, information provided to municipalities are public records and may be subject to a public records request.