March 2019

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

March 2019 Book Discussions

Night Owls Book Discussion 
Tuesday, March 26 , 6 p.m. 
Lake Wales Public Library
A Place for Us
by Fatima Mirza

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


Museum Book Club - Non-Fiction Book Discussion
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 12 p.m. 
Lake Wales Museum 
East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart
by Susan Butler

Books with Friends
Latt Maxcy Memorial Library - Frostproof
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet by Jamie Ford
Thursday, March 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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March 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, March 7 and March 21 - 6:30 p.m. - Do you collect commemorative pins?  Join other collectors.  Free - Library Meeting Room
  • Genealogy at the Library - Friday, March 1 - 11:30 a.m. (No registration & free)  Please bring your personal laptop or tablet if available.  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

March Library Local Artist Gallery & Museum Exhibition

During the month of March the LW Public Library's Local Artist Gallery will feature the photography of Laurel LeMaistre.  Her photographs will be displayed through March 30 and may be viewed during regular Library hours.

The Lake Wales Museum's current exhibition is The Freedom Riders.  This exhibit features a history of the early Civil Rights Movement in the United States.  It is displayed in the LW Museum's Freight Room and will continue through March 20.

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, March 6, 2 to 4 p.m. - Supporting Those in Grief -  Schoenoff Meeting Room
  • Wednesday, March 6, 4 to 5 p.m. - Lake Wales City Library Board Meeting
  • Monday, March 11, 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

Thursday - April 11 - 6 p.m. Lake Wales Public Library - Pulitzer Prize Winning Author - Dr. Jack Davis will discuss his acclaimed book, Gulf: The Making of an American Sea  - Free and open to all

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

Monday, April 15 - 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 lunch will be served, the class is free, however, registration is required.  Call 678-4004,  ext. 221 to register.

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.
From the founding of the of the Lake Wales Library Association in 1953 until her death in  2012, Virginia Lassiter continuously served as a volunteer, board member, fund raiser and supportive  voice of the Lake Wales Public Library.
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. 

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 March demonstration is - Cooking Florida Cuisine.

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, March 23, 3 p.m.  Please call 678-4004 to register for this free class.
Creators Crafting Circle - CREATE! Wine Bottle Lanterns

Free!  Please register at Library's Front Desk or by Calling 863.678.4004, ext. 221.

All supplies will be provided.
Library & Museum Closures
  • Saturday, March 2, 2019 - The LW Public Library & the LW Museum will close at 12 Noon.  To provide additional parking for the LW Mardi Gras Parade.
  • Friday, March 8, 2019 - Library & Museum will close from 11:45 a.m. until 2 p.m. for the City of Lake Wales Spring Employee Luncheon.

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