April 2019
Pulitzer Prize Winning Author to 
Speak at the Lake Wales Public Library

Lifelong Learning Opportunities
sponsored by Florida's Natural Growers Foundation & 
the Lake Wales Library Association

April 2019 Book Discussions

Night Owls Book Discussion 
Tuesday, April 23 , 6 p.m. 
Lake Wales Public Library
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
by Alan Bradley

Thursday Morning Book Discussion 
Thursday,  April 25, 11 a.m.
Lake Wales Public Library
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
by Lisa See


Museum Book Club - Non-Fiction Book Discussion
Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 12 p.m. 
Lake Wales Museum 
The Orchid Thief
by Susan Orlean

Books with Friends
Latt Maxcy Memorial Library - Frostproof
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
Thursday, April 4  - 3 pm

LWPL & LW Museum Book Discussion Groups are s ponsored by the 
Lake Wales Library Association - Friends of the Library.  

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April Classes & Programs
  • Yoga - Mondays & Wednesdays - 5:30 - 7 pm - Class Fee applies, pay at class  -  Yoga Class Info - Library's Schoenoff Meeting Room
  • Coloring for Adults - Wednesdays - 11:30 am - 1 pm (No registration & Free) - Library's Schoenoff Meeting Room
  • Needlework Group - Fridays - 9 am - All forms of needlework & fiber art welcome.  Bring your projects and work together.  (No registration & free) - Library's Schoenoff Meeting Room
  • Knitting & Crochet - Fridays - 5:30 pm - (No registration & Free) - Library's Schoenoff Meeting Room     
  • Genealogy at the Library - Friday, April 5 - 11:30 a.m. (No registration & free)  Please bring your personal laptop or tablet if available.  Library's Schoenoff Meeting Room
  • Preservation Week Basic Book Repair Class ~ Tuesday, April 23 - 10:30 a.m. - Registration is required.  Class is free, but limited to 10 students.  Call 678-4004 to register.   Library's Schoenoff Meeting Room
Adult Lifelong Learning Online Class - Anytime, Day or Night
    • Gale Courses - Free, online Adult Continuing Education classes, certificate at completion (requires a PCLC card) Gale Courses and click on the same.  New courses open the second Wednesday of each month.
Classes & Online Learning made possible by the generous support of -  
Lake Wales Library Association &  Florida's Natural Growers Foundation
Register by Calling 678-4005 or email LW Public Library

April Library Local Artist Gallery & Museum Exhibition

During the month of April the LW Public Library's Local Artist Gallery will feature the colorful pop art of Katie Kliffman.  Her acrylic paintings will be displayed through April 30 and may be viewed during regular Library hours.

The Lake Wales Museum's current exhibition is Postcards and Perceptions: Florida Seminoles and Tourism.  This exhibit features an overview of the Seminole Indians' history at marketing their heritage to the Florida tourist.  It is displayed in the LW Museum's Freight Room and will continue through May 31.

Cabinet of Curiosity

The Lake Wales Museum has created the Cabinet of Curiosity in the Lake Wales Public Library's main lobby.  The Cabinet of Curiosity contains examples of unusual items from the Lake Wales Museum's collection and our local history.  New items will frequently rotate into the Cabinet of Curiosity.  

Be sure to view this unusual collection from the Lake Wales Museum in the Library's main lobby.
What's Happening At the Library
 ~ Information & Assistance~
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2 to 4 p.m. - Supporting Those in Grief -  Schoenoff Meeting Room
  • Wednesday, April 3, 4 to 5 p.m. - Lake Wales City Library Board Meeting
  • Friday, April 5, 1 to 4 p.m. - Community Blood Center Bloodmobile
  • Monday, April 8, 9:30 a.m. - Amplified Phone Distribution - Schoenoff Meeting Room
Meetings subject to cancellation or rescheduling.
For a complete Library calendar of events Click Here

April Special Events

Monday, April 1 - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 'n Learn To Your Health!  - Eat Smart
This workshop will use 'My Plate' (from USDA) to help you find out how your favorite foods measure up to healthy, nutritious eating. Learn to balance your 'wants' with your 'needs' while understanding portion distortion!  

A light, healthy lunch will be served, the class is free, however, registration is required. Call 678-4004, ext. 221 to register.

Monday, April 15 - 12 p.m. - Lunch 'n Learn - T o Your Health! Shop Smart
Do you know what is really In the food you buy? Do you understand nutrition labeling, the long list of ingredients, and how to find the Best Buy?  This workshop will focus on food shopping, where to find the healthiest food in the store, how to read the nutrition label, ingredients, and pricing so you can get the best bang for the buck!

A light, healthy lunch will be served, the class is free, however, registration is required.  Call 678-4004 to register.

Monday, April 29 - 12 p.m. - Lunch 'n Learn - To Your Health! Plan Smart -       Re-Think What You Eat
This workshop will focus on meal planning, including how to re-purpose leftovers. With just a few staples in your pantry, you can make a tasty 'new' meal. We'll use 'My Plate' as a base for meals and snacks, while making meal prep and eating a special event!  

A light, healthy lunch will be served, the class is free, however, registration is required.  Call 678-4004,  ext. 221 to register.  Library's Schoenoff Meeting Room


National Library Week Food for Fines Program
April 8 through April 20

Bring 5 non-perishable food items to the Lake Wales Public Library and fines will be eliminated.  All donated non-perishable foods will be donated to the Lake Wales Care Center's Food Pantry.  Restrictions apply, does not apply to damaged or lost materials.  Call 678-4004, ext. 221 for details.


Saturday, April 6 - 12:30 p.m. -
3rd Annual Virginia Lassiter Leadership Luncheon
The third annual Virginia Lassiter Leadership Luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Parish Hall, 221 South Fourth Street, Lake Wales. 

The luncheon will be followed by A Conversation with Leaders of the Lake Wales Arts community: Robin Gibson, Jayne Crews-Linton and Marilyn Newell.

The Virginia Lassiter Leadership Luncheon honors Mrs. Lassiter's 58 years of dedicated service to the Lake Wales Public Library and the LW Library Association.
A limited number of tickets for the Virginia Lassiter Leadership Luncheon are available for $25 per person at the Lake Wales Public Library. This fundraising event will aid the Lake Wales Library Association's support of the library.  Call 863.678.4004, ext. 221 fpr information or visit Eventbrite Virginia Lassiter Leadership Luncheon to order tickets, 


Saturday, April 13 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. -   Digital Photography: You Can Take Pictures with Anything
Instructor and professional photographer, Beatrice, will lead students through adjusting camera or cell phone camera's exposure, lighting and cool temperature, comparing cameras and devices along with hands-on photographing.  To view Beatrice's portfolio visit The Elopement Photographer 

This class is limited to 15 registered students, there is a $5 fee.  Register at the library's front desk or call 678-4004, extension 221 for payment details.  A light lunch will be served.   Library's Schoenoff Meeting Room


Preservation Week Basic Book Repair Class

In celebration of Preservation Week the Lake Wales Public Library will host our Basic Book Repair Class.  The class begins at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 23 in the library's Schoenoff Meeting Room.
The 90-minute class will include an overview of the parts of a book, the difference between preservation, restoration and conservation. Participants will learn how to properly repair torn pages and broken spines. They will understand the tools needed to repair a book correctly.

This class is free, is but limited to 10 people.  Registration is required. Registered participants should bring one personal example of a book in need of repair.
Register by calling 678-4004, ext. 221 or visit the library.   Library's Schoenoff Meeting Room

Sarasota Chef, Warren Caterson Returns to the LW Public Library

Chef Warren will present another wonderful cooking demonstration at the Lake Wales Public Library.  The April demonstration is - Cooking Outdoors.

Chef Warren's cooking demonstrations are filled with food history, great cooking tips, money saving ideas and he prepares a dish for all to taste.  He will visit the Lake Wales Public Library, Saturday, April 20, 3 p.m.  Please call 678-4004 to register for this free class.

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