Adult Programs

A Land Remembered Tour
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 7:00 PM

See "A Land Remembered" and Patrick Smith's other books come to life through a truly unique multimedia show produced by his son Rick (Patrick Jr.). The presentation explores the author's colorful life as a writer and how he came to write his books.

Please call (813) 757-9215 to reserve a seat.
Funded by the Friends of the Bruton Memorial Library.

Master Gardener: Dragonflies
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Learn about the "flying dragons" of the garden - dragonflies and damselflies. These beautiful and unusual insects are extremely beneficial predators of mosquitoes, gnats, and flies. This talk will cover common dragonfly and damselfly species found in our area, fun facts about these fascinating aerial acrobats, and ways to attract them to our gardens. Participants are invited to bring a plant for the plant exchange afterwards!
Presented by the Master Gardeners of the Hillsborough County Extension Services.
Morning Book Club: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Join us to discuss our March selection, The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg. Pick up copies of next month's club pick at this discussion.

"For the past six months, Arthur Moses's days have looked the same: He tends to his rose garden and to Gordon, his cat, then rides the bus to the cemetery to visit his beloved late wife for lunch. The last thing Arthur would imagine is for one unlikely encounter to utterly transform his life. Eighteen-year-old Maddy Harris is an introspective girl who visits the cemetery to escape the other kids at school. One afternoon she joins Arthur--a gesture that begins a surprising friendship between two lonely souls. Moved by Arthur's kindness and devotion, Maddy gives him the nickname "Truluv." As Arthur's neighbor Lucille moves into their orbit, the unlikely trio band together and, through heartache and hardships, help one another rediscover their own potential to start anew. Wonderfully written and full of profound observations about life, The Story of Arthur Truluv is a beautiful and moving novel of compassion in the face of loss, of the small acts that turn friends into family, and of the possibilities to achieve happiness at any age."--Dust jacket flap.
Evening Book Club: Deep Shadow by Randy Wayne White
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Our Evening Book Club is led by Kim Fields. Share your thoughts on this month's book and pick up a copy of next month's selection.

Many dangers lurk in the deep-the worst of them are human.Thirty minutes into what should have been an easy, beginner-level dive in a remote Florida lake, the rim of a cave collapses, trapping two of Doc Ford's friends. Ford himself manages to escape and quickly surfaces to find help but that's when his troubles only begin. Two men are waiting for him on the shore, and they are not the kind of men you want to meet at any time. Murderers and ex-cons, they're intent on diving to the bottom of the very deep lake and uncovering the remains of a legendary plane wreck there, supposedly loaded with Cuban treasury gold. Ford's expertise is just what they need. And if he doesn't want to help? He can die. His friends? They can die, too. In fact, they can die right now. As the hours tick away, two mortal struggles unfold simultaneously, one above and one below. Neither outcome is certain, no man is safe and in the deep shadow, only death awaits.
Craft Night Out
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Adults, join us for a fun night of crafting! Create a piece of spring time flair to add to your home décor! Sign up at the library or by calling (813) 757-9215. We hope to see you there!

Understanding Credit
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Learn how your personal credit affects your business and how you can use it as a positive financial tool. Registration is required online or by phone: http://bit.lyFloridaFSBDCHC, 813-204-9267

This program is presented in partnership with Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County

Free Tax Help from VITA
Thursdays - 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Sign up Thursdays at 8:00 AM outside the library

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Sign up for assistance begins at 10:00 AM and continues until the 25 available slots for that day are filled. Customers desiring assistance should review this list of recommended documents to bring to work with tax prep volunteers. This program is offered in cooperation with the Free Tax Preparation Program of Hillsborough County and coordinated through the United Way Suncoast.

Mahjong Class
Every Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Whether you’re a first-time player or a seasoned expert, join us every week to play American Mahjong!

Please visit our event calendar for detailed descriptions of all upcoming adult programs.