February 1, 2015

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015; 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm -- Anastasia Charalabakos

Anastasia Charalabakos, a writer and teacher of English as a second language, will be here to talk about her book From Darkness to Triumph: Creating Success Amidst Barriers, which chronicles the trials and achievements of her life as a blind person. The book shows how handicaps do not have to present insurmountable barriers and how those who live and work with the blind should not, through well-intentioned over-protection, limit the ability of the blind to achieve.

January 2, 2015

Monday, January 26th, 2015; 6:30 pm - 7:50 pm -- Mary Dresser

Mary Dresser is the author of eight historical novels covering periods from Roman times to the War of 1812.  Because it’s Gasparilla month in Tampa Bay, she will be here to talk about her book A Nest of Pirates which is about the American pirates who turned the course of the War of 1812.