Adult Programs

April 2018 Programs
Craft Night Out
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Join us to create a beautiful book page decor piece perfect to give as a gift. All supplies provided. Please call to register at 813-757-9215. Funded by the Friends of the Bruton Memorial Library. 
Master Gardener: Open Forum
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Now is your chance to ask all those questions about anything and everything of concern to you and to bring in any samples of plants or problems you need identified. 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
Still Life by Louise Penny

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Join us for our Morning Book Club! We meet once a month to discuss the club's book selection for that month. Share your thoughts on the book and help select future titles! Get copies of next month's club pick at this discussion.

Locals of a small town outside of Montreal have found a well-known citizen dead in the woods and think it is just a hunting accident. However, Chief Inspector Gamache is not so sure and is ready to prove them wrong.

Find it on OverDrive: Ebook | Audiobook
Watch it on Hoopla: TV Movie
Evening Book Club
My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
Tuesday, May 15, 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.

Elsa's best friend is her 77 year old grandmother, but her grandmother doesn't appear to be the sanest of persons. Her grandmother passes away and leaves Elsa with a series of apology letters to give to the people she has wronged. These letters take Elsa on quite the journey.

Find it on OverDrive: Ebook | Audiobook
Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) Workshop
Food Industry Basics

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Focused on the food industry? Get the information you need to run a small business food enterprise. This course will cover the basic requirements for starting your own restaurant, catering business, or a mobile food dispensing cart. This program is presented in partnership with Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County.

Registration is required online or by phone:, 813-204-9267.
Author Visit: Kristen Hare
100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay Before You Die

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Don't let the tourists have all the fun! Local author, Kristen Hare, will be here to discuss her book, 100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay Before You Die. With summer fast approaching, do you have plans to keep the kiddos entertained...or yourself sane?! This book contains ideas for all of the treasures to discover in Tampa Bay.

Blood Drive
Thursday, May 22, 2018 - 12:30 PM

OneBlood will be hosting a blood donation drive right here at Bruton Memorial Library in their Big Red Bus.  Donors will be provided with juice and cookies.  For more information please call (813) 757-9215. ID required.

Upcoming Programs
Summer Reading Kick-Off: Fifth Gear Band
Every Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Get ready to rock out at the library!  Fifth Gear Band will be here helping us start off the summer with a bang.  They are a local band who has played multiple venues and will help us prove that “Libraries Rock” as they play all of your favorites from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.  Also, featuring local artist Jason Shiver.  Jason Shiver is a local artist who was involved in Disney’s newest park, Shanghai   Disney.  He also had artwork accepted into a two-city art show in Shanghai and Anaheim, California. 

Recurring Programs
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.