Hillsborough County Library Cooperative Art History “Lecture” Series

    So, now that my time at the Rifkind Center is coming to an end, I have some breaking news announcements to post in sequence…

    First, beginning this Saturday and through the summer months I will … well, be involved in a series of discussions about art history sponsored through a grant I received from the  Hillsborough Public Library Cooperative. It’s all kicking off at the SouthShore Regional Public Library in Ruskin.

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    The SouthShore Library has a great history of funding arts programs for the patrons in its off-the-track corner of the county and I am very grateful to receive this support and for being able to work around upcoming travel obligations. The library staff had in mind a formal sequence of talks, but the proposal I made is for something more experimental that I have had in mind for a while…

    …which is why I hesitate to call these “lectures.” Each session is going to be very interactive and will unfold in a participant-driven way, and there will be a digital component posted for downloading during and after each event.
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    Clearwater Libraries Closed as Sports Culture Rolls On


    “I’m really shocked that the city has made the decision to close the library on Friday and Saturdays,” resident June Connell said of the city’s proposal to close the Countryside Library on Fridays and Saturdays to save money. — From The St. Petersburg Times September 5, 2008, edition.

    Hey city of Clearwater residents, particularly those who voted for Amendment 1! Here’s what the closings of the Clearwater library branches are paying for: For the sprinkler system to be turned on while four city workers lay chalk lines and even up the turf at the Drew Street sports complex, commencing at 6:00 a.m. weekdays.