May 2019
You have access to the Lake Wales Public Library 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Ornamental Grasses in Florida Landscape - June Lunch 'n Learn
The Lake Wales Public Library's Lifelong Learning series continues in June, with a UF/IFAS Extension presentation, Ornamental Grasses in Florida Landscape.

This program begins at 12 noon, Thursday, June 13. A light lunch will be provided, registration is required. The class size is limited to 20 students.
Call 863-678-4004, ext. 221 to register

Monthly Book Discussion Groups
  • Wednesday, May 22 - 12 p.m. - LW Museum's Non-Fiction Discussion - The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moor

  • Thursday, May 23 - 11 a.m. - LW Public Library's Thursday Morning Discussion - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

  • Tuesday, May 28 - 6 p.m. - LW Public Library's Night Owls Discussion - Hillbilly Ellegy: The Memoir of a Family & Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance


Gale Courses - Free, online continuing education classes. Requires a Polk Co. Library Cooperative card. Register Here for over 300 classes.
May 2019
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 - May 3 - 11:30 a.m. Free - Please bring your own laptops or tablets if available.

Cooking Demonstration - Sarasota chef, Warren Caterson
  • Saturday, May 11 - 3 p.m. - Cooking Florida Cuisine - Free class, call 863-678-4004, ext. 221 to reserve a seat.

May's Lake Wales Public Library's Local Artist Gallery features the paintings of Katie Bell Lippert.

Katie has been painting in recent years, but her love of creating art began as a child who loved to draw horses.

She is a classically trained soprano vocalist. She resumed painting after the birth of her first child in 2012. She strives to capture moments in the lives of her children in her art work.

She is self taught, but has studied under her best friend, local artist, Blair Updike.

Katie's paintings are displayed in the LW Public Library's Local Artist Gallery through May 30. Visit the LW Public Library during regular hours of operation to view her beautiful works.
LW Public Library's
Electronic Resource of the Month
Gale Legal Forms

The Lake Wales Public Library is pleased to offer this resource to anyone with a Polk County Library Cooperative card.

Are you starting a business?, Selling property?, is your family situation changing? Do you want to create a will, or medical paperwork?

Gale Legal Forms provides downloadable legal forms, focusing on the State of Florida.

Visit the Lake Wales Public Library's web page , select "L", then Legal Forms. Enter your PCLC Library Card number and you're on your way to a variety of Florida legal forms.


Lake Wales Library Association
Help us support and enhance the services of the Lake Wales Public Library

Become a member of the Lake Wales Library Association. Your membership is tax deductible and 100% of your membership, memorial gifts or donations is tax deductible.

Membership levels begin at $10 per person. For information email the Lake Wales Library Association.

You will receive information on joining our 'friends of the library'. You may also donate through GiveWell Central Florida - Friends of the Lake Wales Public Library.
Lake Wales Public Library Closures

The Lake Wales Public Library, Polk County Library Cooperative's BMail and Bookmobile services will close in observance of Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27.

All services will reopen Tuesday, May 28.