January 2020
You have access to the Lake Wales Public Library 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
LW Library Association Hosts Information Meeting
Guided Tour
British Landscapes
The Lake Wales Library Association is partnering with Collette to present you with a vacation tour opportunity in the British Landscapes!

This is a 10 day trip to London, York, Edinburgh Castle, Lake District, Chester, Llangollen, Wales, and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Double occupancy accommodations are $3,599 per person. Single occupancy accommodations are $4,299 per person. Price includes round-trip airfare, hotel, and twelve meals (eight breakfasts and four dinners).

The trip will take place September 19-28, 2020.

This informational presentation will be held in the library's Schoenoff Meeting Room, Thursday, January 9, 4 p.m.

For information call LWLA President, Chip Thullbery, 863.412.0516 or email Mr. Thullbery .
Monthly Book
Discussion Groups
  • Tuesday, January 28 - 6 p.m. - LW Public Library's Night Owls Discussion - Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

  • Thursday, January 23 - 11 a.m. - LW Public Library's Thursday Morning Discussion - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

  • Wednesday, January 22 - 12 p.m. - LW History Museum's Non-Fiction Book Discussion - Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
January Lifelong Learning
Classes Highlights

Gardening Lunch 'n Learn
Florida Native Plants
Thursday, January 16 - 12 p.m.

Join us to learn about the unique flora of the Sunshine State. Trainers from UF/IFIS Master Gardening program will guide you through the care of Florida's Native Plants.
Class is limited in size.
Registration is required. Call 678-4004 or email library@lakewalesfl.gov to register.
You may also register at Eventbrite.


Sponsored by
Chef Warren Caterson
Cooking Demonstration
Soup's On
Tuesday, January 7
10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Sarasota Chef, Warren Caterson returns to the Lake Wales Public Library for another entertaining cooking demo. His January presentation will focus on soups and stews.

Please RSVP for this free program by calling 678-4004, extension 221.

Sponsored by

 Gale Courses - Free, online continuing education classes. Requires a Polk Co. Library Cooperative card. Register Here for over 300 classes.
January 2020
Yoga at the Library - Mondays & Wednesdays - 5:30 - 7 p.m. - Click here for details.

Coloring for Adults - Wednesdays - 11:30 a.m - 1 p.m. - Free - Drop in program

Needle Art Groups:
  • Friday mornings - 9 a.m.
  • Friday evenings - 5:30 p.m.
Free - Drop in program, open to all

Genealogy at the Library - 1st Friday of the Month - January 3 - 11:30 a.m. Free - Please bring your own laptops or tablets if available.

Paper & More Paper Crafters - 2nd & 4th Tuesdays - January 14 & 28 - 10 a.m. Free, drop in, no registration required.
Help for you at the Lake Wales Public Library

  • Monday, January 27, 10 a.m. - Central Florida Speech and Hearing Amplified Telephone Giveaway. Must qualify medically
January in our Local Artist Gallery

During the month of January we are pleased to feature the work of Frostproof artist, Robert A. McMillan.

Mac will exhibit his mixed media creations in the Lake Wales Public Library's Local Artist gallery through the month of January.

Our Local Artist Gallery is a wonderful way to learn about talented artists in our community.

Our Local Artist Gallery is open during the LW Public Library's  regular hours of operation


Lake Wales Library Association Has a Website

Our wonderful support group, the Lake Wales Library Association, has just gone live with a new website. Visit www.lwlibraryassoc.org to learn this organization's history, their importance to the success of our library, to become a member or make a donation and to view the calendar of upcoming library programs sponsored by the Lake Wales Library Association.
More Upcoming Events and Learning Opportunities
  • Soups On Cooking Demonstration by Chef Warren - Jan. 7, 10 until 11 a.m.
  • Spanish for Beginners Class - Saturdays, 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. - Classes begin on Jan. 18 and continue each Saturday for six-weeks, concluding on Feb. 22. $5 feel for the entire series. Must register in advance, class size is limited to 20. Call 678-4004 for details.
  • Southern Cuisine Cooking Demonstration by Chef Warren - Feb. 1, 3 p.m.
The Lake Wales Public Library no longer charges overdue fines on our materials.

We are also forgiving existing fines on our materials.

Help us spread this good news! Everyone is welcome here.
Lake Wales Public Library & Lake Wales History Museum January Closures

  • Wednesday, January 1 - New Year's Day
  • Monday, January 20 - Dr. Martin Luther King Day