rico and bella

Get your twenty minutes of reading in by sharing a book with our pet therapy pooches, Rico and Bella, every Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm.  And afterwards, we build with Legos and Duplos.



AARP Tax Aid at the library every Tuesday & Thursday from 10:00 - 1:30 pm. Please bring all relevant documents, social security cards, statements, etc.

Due to a budget reduction, IRS will sending out the most commonly used three forms to libraries: 1040 EZ, 1040 and 1040A. However, schedule forms and instruction booklets will not be distributed this year. Please call 1-800-829-3676 or go to www.irs.gov/formspubs to order.  



Friday, March 20, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, March 21, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hundreds of books, audio books, movies, music, puzzles… Come support your local library and all proceeds from the Big Book Sale benefit the GBPL literacy programs for children, teens, and adults.

Volunteers & donations welcome




EgmontKeyAuthor Talk: Tuesday, March 24, 3:00 pm. Egmont Key: a History by Don and Carol Thompson.

Egmont Key has been a sentinel for ships entering Tampa Bay from the Gulf of Mexico for hundreds of years. Its story reflects major events in the history of the United States and Florida, as the island played a role in the Seminole Wars, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and World Wars I and II. Its lighthouse, now automated, is still a beacon for ships. Authors Don and Carol Thompson aim to foster an appreciation of the uniqueness and beauty of Egmont Key, as well as an understanding of its place in history.


Computer classes are offered each month on a variety of topics at the library's conference room @ 1:00 pm .

All classes are free.


  • Web-based Email - 2nd Wednesday of the month (March 11 & April 8)
  • Open Forum: computer questions & answers -  (March 16 & April 20)
  • Internet Basics - 3rd Wednesday of the month (March 18 & April 15)
  • Facebook - 4th Monday of the month (March 23 & April 27)


 Winter Film Series 2015

13 week series - films to be shown on Wednesdays @ 2:30 pm beginning January 21st

  • January 21, & 28
  • February 4, 11, 18, & 25
  • March 4, 11, 18, & 25
  • April 1, 8, & 15


World of Humor Film Series

last Tuesday of the month @ 4:00 pm

  • February 24
  • March 31
  • April 28
  • May 26