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John F. Germany Public Library

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900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
(813) 273-3652 http://hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/jfg/
The 140,000 square foot John F. Germany Public Library serves as the reference hub and resource center for all citizens of Hillsborough County, and as the flagship library of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library system.Professional staff are here to provide you with timely, accurate answers to your basic information requests and to facilitate your in-depth research-whether for school, business or personal projects. The John F. Germany Public Library is home to several comprehensive research tools and local history collections.The John F. Germany Library also serves as the local branch library for the downtown area and surrounding communities by offering popular materials such as bestsellers, music, videos, audio books, and more to customers of all ages.

Our computer labs and PCs provide a supportive environment for electronic access and learning. Meeting rooms of varying sizes are available for public use.

A variety of fun and educational programs for children and adults are presented throughout the year. These events and classes are designed to increase research and computer skills, facilitate information access, and foster the love of reading.

For art lovers, a permanent art collection enhances the ambience of the environment, including the Bella Apollonia sculpture, and rotating exhibits in the Louise & Arnold Kotler Art Gallery on the second floor of the East bulding, exhibits the work of local and regional artists.

If you like books and bargains, visit Grover’s Corners, the Friends of the Library Bookstore, located on the first floor of the East building.

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October 2019

5th Annual Family Heritage Festival (HCPLC Event)

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Join the Florida History & Genealogy Library as we host the 5th Annual Family Heritage Festival. Participate in Genealogy activities that include presentations by nationally known genealogy experts and visits with local history & genealogy societies. Topics will include: Deciphering Vital Records, Bounty Land, Probate Records, New DNA Tools and African & European Indentureships and Escheatment ...

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November 2019

Researching Women – Community Cookbooks and What They Tell Us About Our Ancestors (FGS Meeting)

November 2 @ 11:00 am EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Gena Philibert Ortega returns to FGS - Tampa in time for the start of the holidays full of family reunions and food.  So what better way to kick-off the season than with a presentation on how community cookbooks can aid our research. Community cookbooks, commonly known as fundraising cookbooks with the plastic comb binding, have ...

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