Monday, May 13, 2013
New counters, floors and tiles were installed in the library's bathrooms recently.
The Upper Tampa Bay Library isn't the only library in the neighborhood getting renovated. If you've stopped by the Austin Davis Library recently you may have noticed the bathrooms have been renovated. The library, located at 17808 Wayne Road, received renovations to its bathrooms in April. The library, built in 1993, had not undergone any renovations since its construction, county officials say. The renovations ensured the bathrooms met ADA standards, and included new counters, floors, wall tiles, partitions, fixtures and sinks. The bathrooms were renovated one at a time to ensure library goers could use the facilities. The entire construction cost about $61,000 and took a month to complete. The Austin Davis Library bathroom renovations is…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative is taking its catalog online.
Upper Tampa Bay and Austin Davis library patrons will soon be able to surf collections, pay fees and find materials for kids right from their smartphones and home computers. The Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative has announced plans to switch to a new online catalog system on April 29. Called Polaris, the new system will “enhance the Cooperative’s management of library resources, reduce costs, boost productivity, and is expected to improve customer satisfaction,” according to a media release from the library system. Right now, the plan calls for starting to migrate to the new system starting on April 8. Once Polaris is online, library patrons will be able to: What You Need to Know As the library system makes the upgrade, there …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Tale Spinners Storytelling Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Austin Davis Library.
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Thursday, February 14
Prepare to tell a story at the Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival in April. The Tale Spinners Storytelling Club for ages 5 and up will meet Tuesdy, Feb. 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Austin Davis Library, 17808 Wayne Rd., Odessa. According to an event listing posted by the library, children will learn the art of storytelling and how to choose a good story. See more here. Got an event of your own? Post word of it for free in the Westchase Patch events calendar. ______________ Westchase Patch is an interactive community site, and we want you to get involved. Post a comment at the bottom of any story. Upload your photos to our Pics & Clips gallery. Post an Announcement to share your news, or add an Event to our calendar. Post a blog in …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Figure out the identities of famous African-Americans.
Who discovered 300 uses for the peanut? Who founded the Underground Railroad? In honor of Black History Month, children are invited to sleuth out the identities of famous African-Americans as they explore a favorite library resource, World Book Online for Kids. For details, see the event listing posted by the Austin Davis Public Library, 17808 Wayne Rd., Odessa, where the Black History Month Scavenger Hunt will take place Monday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. Got an event of your own? Post word of it for free in the Westchase Patch events calendar. ______________ Westchase Patch is an interactive community site, and we want you to get involved. Post a comment at the bottom of any story. Upload your photos to our Pics & Clips gallery. Post an …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
This free workshop will be offered at the Austin Davis Library.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Learn about the body's largest organ - skin.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Branches throughout the county lost internet service today, but officials say it's back on.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Library officials say the Internet has been restored at county-wide libraries. According to the library system, a power outage at the main library in downtown Tampa occured earlier today and caused spotty Internet access at branches throughout the county. In addition, the library system’s website, hcplc.org, was also down. Despite the Internet glitches, libraries remained open, according to a media release. Visitors can still select and check out books and other materials.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
This weekend the neighborhood is the place to be for fine wine and gourmet food, plus a little fun for the kids.
Friday, July 20 Friday Night Wine Tasting: Join the wine lovers and wine newcomers alike at Napa Flair for their weekly wine tasting. Owner Luann Schapiro takes tasters on a guided tour of great selections. Tasting is from 5pm-8:30pm. 11967 Sheldon Road. For more information call: 813-449-1831. Saturday, July 21 Afternoon at the Movies: Swing by Austin Davis Library for a relaxing afternoon during their free viewing of a movie. Movie time is 2:30pm-4:15pm in the community room. Call ahead for movie title. 17808 Wayne Rd. Odessa, FL 33556. 813-273-3652. Sunday, July 22 DIY Canning & Salsa: Learn the step-by-step techniques to prepare tomato sauce and salsa using fresh summer ingredients and how to can them during this free Williams Sonoma…
Monday, July 9, 2012
Dress like a cow, play with Legos, watch a movie under the stars...all this week in Westchase!
1. Razzmatazz Entertainment - Laugh and learn with comical puppets, ventriloquism, and amazing magical tricks. Ages 5-12. Monday, July 9, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd, Tampa, Fl 33626. 2. Lego My Library - This fun, interactive program is back. Kids will use Legos to create and express themselves. This month's theme is Space. Tuesday, July 10, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Austin Davis Library, 17808 Wayne Rd., Odessa, Fl 33556. 3. Espresso Yourself - Create works of art using tasty beverages as the medium. Painting with coffee, tea, and others beverages will produce a cool, watercolor effect on paper; and it smells delicious! Ages 12-18. Thursday, July 12, 4:30pm-5:30pm. Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public…
Saturday, July 7, 2012
What's happening in our neighborhood that you and the family can enjoy for free!
Silly Sam the Music Man - Head over to the library where this free performance includes an interactive music show that gets kids up dancing, singing and learning. With musical instruments to play, silly songs to sing and a little magic thrown in the mix, the children become part of the show! 2:30pm-3:15pm Austin Davis Library, 17808 Wayne Road Odessa, FL 33556. DIY Canning: The Basics - Learn the basics of canning at this Williams Sonoma technique class to store all of your favorite eats from vegetables to fruits. Call for class time and RSVP by calling: 813-920-6939. Westfield Citrus Park Mall. 8021 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa, FL 33625.