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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Affordable Housing and Community Development

9:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Council Chambers, 1st Floor
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: City Meeting/Event

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 "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Little Ones Music and Stories

10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Youth Program Room, 2nd Floor
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Story Times
Program Description:
Ages 2-3. 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.  Attendence is limited.  First come-first serve until we hit maximum capacity. ...

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 "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Toddler Tuesday - Motor Skills

10:30am - 11:00am
Countryside Library
Library Branch: Countryside Library
Room: Countryside Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Educational, Story Times
Program Description:
Toddler Tuesday - ages 0-3. Toddlers can utilize their fine and gross motor skills through play areas.  Registration is not required, but space is limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis.  ...

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 "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 "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs & Discussion Groups, Clubs, Spanish/En Español
Program Description:
Únase a nosotros escuchando un podcast narrativo en español que cuenta historias de América Latina.Los primeros 30 minutos escucharemos juntos una de las historias de “Clubes de Escucha” y luego tendremos una discusión en grupo a través de Zoom....

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.

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.

Music with Mr. Brad

10:30am - 11:30am
East Community Library @ SPC
Registration
Library Branch: East Community Library @ SPC
Room: East Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Live Music & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20

A high-energy music performance for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

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.

Parents/Guardians: Please register yourselves as well as your children. Thank you.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Innovation Studio Classroom, 3rd Floor
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEM / STEAM, Technology Training
Program Description:
Films,Music, Books and more. Discover your Library's online services   Your Library offers a whole range of services beyond books on shelves. Come along to discover our online services and how you can watch movies, listen to music, borrow ...

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.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Wednesday STEAM Workshops

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Countryside Library
Library Branch: Countryside Library
Room: Countryside Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Educational
Program Description:
Children can choose a make-and-take craft or invent a new structure in the block play zone. High school students will offer assistance with each station. Registration is not required, but space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served bas...

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Nuisance Abatement Board

3:00pm - 5:00pm
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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Fuse Beads and a Movie

3:30pm - 5:45pm
North Greenwood Library
Library Branch: North Greenwood Library
Room: North Greenwood Community Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Movies
Program Description:
Use fuse beads to design interesting creations while enjoying a movie!  October 6th - The Addams Family (2019) November 3rd - Remember The Titans (2000) December 1st - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)   Limited Seating A...

Disclaimer(s)

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

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Beach Book Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Beach Library
Registration
Library Branch: Beach Library
Room: Beach Banquet Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs & Discussion Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Program Description:
Please join us from the comfort of your own home on ZOOM as we discuss The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Participants will need access to the Internet, a microphone and preferably a webcam. Online registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

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.

Downtown Development Board

5:30pm - 8:30pm
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 "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: Great Explorations

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: Special Events, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Program Description:
"Global Groove – Experience culture and heritage through music from around the world. With instruments from six continents, it is a wonder the music we can make! We hope you enjoy this stunning look at various cultures, learning the science behind th...

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.

Mom and Baby Yoga

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Youth Program Room, 2nd Floor
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Program Description:
Join other moms and babies as we explore movement through songs and play, with freedom to attend to baby's needs at any time. This class is ideal for pre-crawlers and moms of all skill levels, who are medically cleared to participate in exercise. Con...

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.

Craftivity Club

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Youth Program Room, 2nd Floor
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs & Discussion Groups, Games & Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Program Description:
You are invited to explore your imagination and creativity in this monthly club. We will have games, activities, art projects or crafts along with a short read aloud story related to the monthly theme.   December: Hot Cozy Cocoa (or Tea)&n...

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.

Make Your Own Holiday 3D Decoupage Cards

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Countryside Library
Registration
Library Branch: Countryside Library
Room: Countryside Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Program Description:
Create greeting cards using the 3D decoupage technique. 3D decoupage takes one image, copied and modified, at least three times and then layered on top each other to create a 3D effect for the image. This program's theme is Winter Holiday. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.