Events & Classes Gasparilla 2017

Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Please note that the John F. Germany Public Library will be closed on January 28 for the parade in downtown Tampa.

Gasparilla events at the library

In partnership with the Tampa Bay History Center, libraries will be hosting a series of events that will inspire your inner pirate.

Hear the real story of Jose Gaspar, create a mermaid crown or wear an eye patch, learn to talk like a pirate and more! Arrrrrgh!

Gasparilla: Pirate Genius book

Want to learn more about the Tampa Bay area's largest and longest-running pirate-based festival?

The library has many titles on Gasparilla for your reading pleasure!

A Look at Gasparillas Past

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