January 2019

Life-Long Learning Opportunities in January
  • Spanish for Beginners - Lunch Hour Class - Tuesdays, 12 - 1 p.m., January 8 through February 12 - $10 supply fee for six classes - Registration required - 20 seats - 678-4004 - Library
  • Gardening Lunch 'n Learn - Container Gardening Class -Offered by UF/IFAS Polk County Master Gardeners - Thursday, January 10, 12 p.m. - Light Lunch served. Free, registration is required - 20 seats - 678-4004 - Library
  • Cypress Gardens: America's Tropical Wonderland - Florida Humanities Council Speakers Series, Speaker Lu Vickers, Thursday, January 17, 6 p.m. - RSVP, 676-1759 - Museum
  • Mountain Lake: A Look Inside Building a Legacy - Exhibit Reception - Tuesday, January 22, 6 p.m. - RSVP, 676-1759 - Museum
  • Cooking Demonstration - Spanish Cuisine - Saturday, January 26, 3 p.m.  Chef Warren Caterson will introduce everyone to Spanish Cuisine, a healthy Mediterranean diet option.  Free and open to all - 678-4004 - Library
  • History Talk: Mountain Lake Estates - Thursday, January 31, 6 p.m. - RSVP, 676-1759 - Museum
See additional Lifelong Learning opportunities below.
January 2019 Book Discussions

Night Owls Book Discussion 
Tuesday, January 22 , 6 p.m. 
Lake Wales Public Library
The Wright Brothers
by David McCullough

Thursday Morning Book Discussion 
Thursday,  January 24, 11 a.m.
Lake Wales Public Library
What Alice Forgot
by Liane Moriarty


Museum Book Club - Non-Fiction Book Discussion
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 12 p.m. 
Lake Wales Museum 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World One Child at a Time
by Greg Mortenson

Books with Friends
Latt Maxcy Memorial Library - Frostproof
A Land Remembered by Patrick Smith
Thursday, January 3  - 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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January 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, January 3 - 6:30 p.m. - Do you collect commemorative pins?  Join other collectors.  Free - Library Meeting Room
  • Genealogy at the Library - Friday, January 4 - 11:30 a.m. (No registration & free)  Please bring your personal laptop or tablet if available.  Library Meeting Room     


  • CREATE Crafting Circle - Decorative Stepping Stones - Thurs day, January 24 - 6 p.m. - Free, registration is required, class limited to 20. 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 ~ The Jahna Foundation
Register by Calling 678-4005 or email LW Public Library

January Local Artist Gallery

During the month of January the LW Public Library will feature the watercolor paintings of Lake Wales artist, Barbara Connor in the Local Artist Gallery.

Her paintings will remain on display through January 31, 2019.   Our Local Artist Gallery is open during regular library hours.  

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, January 2, 2 to 4 p.m. - Supporting Those in Grief -  Schoenoff Meeting Room
  • Monday, January 14, 9:30 a.m. - Amplified Phone Distribution
Meetings subject to cancellation or rescheduling.
For a complete Library calendar of events Click Here
Thursday, February 7, 6 p.m. - Black History Month Program - Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, 1960-2000 
Dr. Michael Butler, Professor of History, Flagler College - Lake Wales Public Library's Schoenoff Meeting Room
Thursday, February 28, 6 p.m. - An Evening with Carlton Ward, Jr.  - Award-winning Wildlife Photographer & Videographer - 
Mr. Ward's program begins at 6 p.m., February 28, at the Lake Wales Arts Center, 1099 SR 60 East, Lake Wales.

Programs are sponsored by the Lake Wales Library Association - Friends of the Library and are free and open to all.  

What the Library Staff is Reading 
  • The Complete Fables of La Fontaine by Jean Fontaine, Lisa, Books by Mail
  • A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander, Carolyn, Circulation Service
  • The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinett Kowal, Kristina, Circulation Service
  • Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston, Carol, Reference Service 
  • My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout, Dorinda, Circulation Service
  • The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans, Marcia, Reference Service
  • A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay , Melissa, Circulation Service
  • When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka , Tina, Library Administration
  • What to Read and Why by Francine Prose, Lynn, Reference Services
  • The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware, Marilyn, Reference
  • The Hazards of Time Travel by Joyce Carol Oates, Sydney, Bookmobile
Library & Museum Closures
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - New Year's Day
    • Monday, January 21, 2019 - Martin Luther King Day
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