October 2019
You have access to the Lake Wales Public Library 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Creating an Herb Garden
Lunch 'n Learn
The Lake Wales Public Library's Lifelong Learning series continues in October, with a UF/IFAS Extension presentation, Creating an Herb Garden.

This program, presented by Polk County Master Gardeners, will focus on growing a thriving herb garden.

The Lunch 'n Learn begins at 12 noon, Thursday, October 17. A light lunch will be provided, registration is  required . The class size is limited to 20 students.

Please register on Eventbrite.com by clicking on Creating an Herb Garden or call 678-4004, ext. 221 for assistance.

The LWPL's Lifelong Learning programs are made possible by the generous support of the Lake Wales Library Association and The Jahna Foundation .
Monthly Book Discussion Groups
  • Tuesday, October 22 - 6 p.m. - LW Public Library's Night Owls Discussion - Dr. Mudder's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

  • Wednesday, October 23 - 12 p.m. - LW Museum's Non-Fiction Discussion - Cross Creek by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

  • Thursday, October 24 - 11 a.m. - LW Public Library's Thursday Morning Discussion - Best.State.Ever by Dave Barry
New library crafting group has formed.

Cards & More Paper Crafters
Our new group will focus on greeting cards, simple journals, and other paper crafts. They will meet twice monthly.
The inaugural meeting is
Tuesday, October 8, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join other crafters, twice a month.
Some supplies will be provided.
Call 678-4004, ext. 221, for information. No registration is required.
 Gale Courses - Free, online continuing education classes. Requires a Polk Co. Library Cooperative card. Register Here for over 300 classes.
October 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 - October 4 - 11:30 a.m. Free - Please bring your own laptops or tablets if available.

Lake Wales Library Association will hold a special October Mystery Book Sale. Celebrating Halloween, gently used Mystery books, regular print & large print will be 25 cents each in the LWLA's Used Book Corner, while supply lasts. The sale begins October 1.
Help for you at the Lake Wales Public Library

  • Wednesday, October 2, 2:00 p.m. - Grief Support Group. Open to everyone.
  • Monday, October 7, 9:30 a.m. - Central Florida Speech and Hearing Amplified Telephone Giveaway. Must qualify medically.
  • Friday, October 11, 1:00 p.m. - Blood Banks of Central Florida Blood Drive
October in our Local Artist Gallery

During the month of October we are pleased to feature the work of painter, Sam Aschenbrenner.

Please take the opportunity to view Ms. Aschenbrenner's beautiful oil and acrylic creations. Her exhibit begins Tuesday, October 1 and will continue through October 31.

Our Local Artist Gallery is open during the LW Public Library's  regular hours of operation
Lake Wales Library Association -
Friends of the Library
Annual Membership Meeting

The Lake Wales Library Association - Friends of the Library will host their annual General Membership Meeting on Thursday, October 24, 4:00 p.m.

Members and guests are cordially invited to attend. The meeting will include an overview of LWLA sponsored programs and projects from the prior year. Our Friends support the efforts of the Lake Wales Public Library through donations, volunteer support, fund raising and membership drives.

Please attend the meeting to hear about the exciting projects for the upcoming year, and how your membership dues support great things at the Lake Wales Public Library.
The Polk County's 19th Amendment Commemoration Coalition

The Lake Wales Public Library is joining other Polk County and State of Florida organizations in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution providing the right to vote to all women.

We are working with other partners through the 19th Amendment Commemoration Coalition to celebrate this anniversary in August 2020.

Many of our family members were born prior to 1920. We are searching for recollections, memories, photos and stories that can be compiled into an exhibit celebrating the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

We have created a brief questionnaire that will assist in gathering input for the Lake Wales Public Library's future exhibit. Please take a moment to answer the three questions.
Our friends at the Lake Wales History Museum
have a busy October.

  • Saturday, October 5 - 10:00 a.m. - LW History Museum Bus Tour - Registrations are required, seating is limited. Call 676-1759 to register.

Sarasota's Chef Warren
will return to the Lake Wales Public Library on Saturday, October 19, 3 p.m.

Chef Warren has visited the LW Public Library multiple times, each visit provided new and delicious information.

His topic this visit is:
Kitchen Basics: An Overview of Tools, Skills and Tricks in the Kitchen

This program is free, but RSVP's are encouraged. RSVP by calling the Lake Wales Public Library, 678-4004, or at our Main Desk.

Lake Wales Public Library October Closure

  • Friday, October 4 - City of Lake Wales Employee Luncheon - 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.