**Join the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative for Exciting Free Programs in July**
Welcome to the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative, where we offer a wide range of engaging and informative programs for the whole family. This July, we have an incredible lineup of events that you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re interested in uncovering your family history, exploring the world of music and drama, or discovering the wonders of science, there’s something for everyone. Keep reading to learn more about our featured programs and how you can get involved.
**Bringing Your Ancestors to Life**
Have you ever wondered about your family’s history and the lives of your ancestors? In this captivating presentation, we’ll take a case study approach to show you how to use traditional resources such as vital records, census records, land records, and newspapers to uncover fascinating details about your family’s past. Discover the experiences, stories, and even personalities of your ancestors like never before. This program is recommended for adults and will be held at various locations throughout the county. Space is limited, so be sure to arrive early to secure your ticket.
**Conservatory to Go – Introduction to Music**
Calling all young music enthusiasts! Our introductory music course is the perfect opportunity for kids aged 6-12 to learn about the basic elements of music, including melody, rhythm, and harmony. Led by our talented instructors, this program will ignite your passion for music and give you a solid foundation for further exploration. Please note that space is limited, and tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
**All Together Now – Interactive Magic Show**
Prepare for an unforgettable experience with our interactive magic show that’s fun for the whole family. Our talented ventriloquists and magicians will mesmerize you with their tricks and bring a level of excitement that’s sure to leave you wanting more. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to create lasting memories with your loved ones. Tickets are limited, so be sure to secure yours in advance.
**Conservatory To Go – Introduction to Drama**
If you’re a teenager with a flair for the dramatic, our introductory drama course is a must-attend event. Explore the fascinating world of improvisation and learn the basic elements that go into creating captivating performances. This program is recommended for teens and is sponsored by the Ruskin Friends of the Library. Be sure to mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable experience.
**Fossils: Clues of the Past**
Unearth the secrets of the Earth’s past with our hands-on fossil lab. Dive into the science of geology and learn how rocks and fossils can provide invaluable insights into our planet’s history. This program is designed for kids aged 6-12 and offers a unique opportunity to explore the wonders of the natural world. Tickets are limited, so be sure to arrive early to secure your spot.
**Talk with a Scientist: Marine Biologist Lydia Baker**
Delve into the fascinating world of marine biology with scientist Lydia Baker as she shares her research on marine animal interactions with bacteria. Gain a deeper understanding of ecology, evolution, and the significant impact bacteria have on our oceans. This program is recommended for children and offers a unique opportunity to engage with a real-life scientist. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience.
**Making Your Job Easier with ChatGPT and Generative AI**
The world is rapidly changing with the emergence of generative AI tools, and it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies. Join Professor John Licato from the USF Computer Science and Engineering department for an enlightening discussion on ChatGPT, Bard, GPT-4, and other generative AI tools. Discover how these tools can enhance productivity and gain insights into when they should not be utilized. Expand your knowledge and explore the exciting world of generative AI.
**Peter and the Wolf**
Experience the enchanting tale of “Peter and the Wolf” through an interactive performance by pre-professional and professional artists. This storybook ballet will captivate audiences of all ages and transport you to a magical world filled with adventure and wonder. This program is recommended for kids aged 6-12 and offers a limited number of tickets, so be sure to arrive early to secure your seat.
**Author Workshop with Children’s Writer Tracey Hecht**
Calling all young aspiring writers! Join us for an interactive writing workshop with acclaimed children’s author Tracey Hecht. Discover the animal science that inspired her popular “The Nocturnals” series and explore the process of developing captivating characters and author voice. Learn the ins and outs of creating fiction and nonfiction books from a seasoned professional. This program is recommended for ages 6-12 and offers a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable insights into the world of writing.
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