February 2019

The Lake Wales Library Association - Friends of the Library will hold their annual Love Your Library Membership Drive Monday, February 11 through Friday, February 15.

Volunteers will will host Love Your Library tables at the library's main entrance and Children's Room entrance each day, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  

All memberships, new or renewals, received by 3 p.m. Friday, February 15 will be placed in a drawing for one of our gift baskets.  

Gift baskets are donated by Norby's Steaks & Seafood Restaurant, L'Incantro Italian Restaurant and Crazy Fish Seafood Restaurant. In addition to some pretty cool swap, the gift baskets include gift certificates for these restaurants.

Take an opportunity to fill out a  Love Your Library Valentine.  Tell us why you love libraries!  
For information call 678-4004, ext. 221.

February 2019 Book Discussions

Night Owls Book Discussion 
Tuesday, February 26 , 6 p.m. 
Lake Wales Public Library
by Geraldine Brooks

Thursday Morning Book Discussion 
Thursday,  February 28, 11 a.m.
Lake Wales Public Library
by Fredrik Backman


Museum Book Club - Non-Fiction Book Discussion
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12 p.m. 
Lake Wales Museum 
Notes of a Native Son
by James Baldwin

Books with Friends
Latt Maxcy Memorial Library - Frostproof
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Thursday, February 7  - 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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February Classes & Programs
  • Yoga - Mondays & Wednesdays - 5:30 - 7 pm - Class Fee applies, pay at class  -  Yoga Class Info - Library Meeting Room
  • Coloring for Adults - Wednesdays - 11:30 am - 1 pm (No registration & Free) - Library Meeting Room
  • Needlework Group - Fridays - 9 am - All forms of needlework & fiber art welcome.  Bring your projects and work together.  (No registration & free) - Library Meeting Room
  • Knitting & Crochet - Fridays - 5:30 pm - (No registration & Free) - Library Meeting Room.     
  • Pin Trading Club - Thursday, February 21 - 6:30 p.m. - Do you collect commemorative pins?  Join other collectors.  Free - Library Meeting Room
  • Genealogy at the Library - Friday, February 1 - 11:30 a.m. (No registration & free)  Please bring your personal laptop or tablet if available.  Library Meeting Room 

  • Museum Town & Country Bus Tour - Saturday, February 2 - 10:00 a.m. - Registration required & fees apply.  Call 676-1759 for information.  Museum    

  • CREATE Crafting Circle - Valentine & Spring Greeting Card Class - Saturday , February 2 - 2 p.m. - Supply fee $5, registration is required, class limited to 12. Library Meeting Room     
  • Finding Your Lettering Style - Saturday, February 9 - 2 p.m. - Instructor & Graphic Designer, Kelly Geniott, will teach lettering for your individual style.  Supply fee $5, registration is required, class is limited to 15 students.  Each student will receive a take home kit.  Library Meeting Room       
  • Lunch Hour Spanish - Level 2 - Tuesdays,  beginning February 19 and continuing each Tuesday for 6 weeks - 12 - 1 p.m. - Must have basic Spanish language skills, Registration required, $10 class fee for entire series. Library 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 - Friends of the Library ~
Florida's Natural Growers Foundation
Register by Calling 678-4005 or email LW Public Library

February Local Artist Gallery

During the month of February the LW Public Library will by filled with artwork created by the amazing students from the Ridge.  

We are honored to host The Lake Wales Student Art Show for the 3rd year.

The Lake Wales Student Art Show is held in conjunction with the Lake Wales Art Council's 2019 Art Festival.  

This wonderful exhibit features works created by kindergartners though 12th graders from Lake Wales' public and private schools, Haines City High School, Frostproof Middle & Senior High School as well as homeschool students.

Don't miss the opportunity to see this exhibit that literally fills every corner of the library!

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~
  • Monday, February 4, 9:30 a.m. - Amplified Phone Distribution - Schoenoff Meeting Room
  • Tuesday, February 5, 1 to 4 p.m. - Community Blood Center Blood Drive
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2 to 4 p.m. - Supporting Those in Grief -  Schoenoff Meeting Room
  • Wednesday, February 6, 4 to 5 p.m. - Lake Wales City Library Board Meeting
Meetings subject to cancellation or rescheduling.
For a complete Library calendar of events Click Here

Lake Wales Public Library & Lake Wales Museum Celebrates Black History Month

Thursday, February 7, 6 p.m. - Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida - 1960-2000 
Dr. Michael Butler, Professor of History, Flagler College and Author
Lake Wales Public Library's Schoenoff Meeting Room

Thursday, February 21, 6 p.m. - Strange Fruit in Florida
Dr. Tameka Hobbs examines the history of lynching and racial violence in Florida.
Lake Wales Museum's Freight 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.  February's topic - Cooking with Wine.

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, February 16, 3 p.m.  Please call 678-4004 to register for this free class.

Library Closure
  • Monday, February 18, 2019 - Polk County Library Cooperative Staff Training Day
  • Saturday, March 2, 2019 - Library closes at 12 noon - Mardi Gras Parade
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