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This is Charlie. He is a
                                          therapy dog who visits the
                                          library on Mondays at 3PM. He
                                          is a member of the Tail
                                          Waggin' Tutors, which is a
                                          program designed to help
                                          children increase their
                                          confidence in reading by
                                          bonding with a pup who they
                                          read to.

For more information about this program, please visit the Tail Waggin' Tutors website or call the Children's Room at 863-678-4004 x224.

Book Club

This month we are reading:


Copies of the selected titles are available to participants. A limited number of $5 new copies are provided. The remainder are library copies. For information call 863-678-4004, extension 0.

The Night Owls Book Discussion group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6PM in the Schoenoff Meeting room. Upcoming discussion  dates and titles include:

February 24th
The Good Lord Bird
James McBride
March 24th
My Beloved World
Sonia Sodamayor
April 28th
Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline
May 26th
The Obituary Writer
Anne Hood
June 23rd Dear Mr. Knightley
Katherine Realy
July 28th
Weird Sisters
Eleanor Brown
August 25
The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho
September 22nd
Day After Night
Anita Diamant
October 27th
The Descendants
Kaui Hart Hemmings
December 8th
The Snow Child
Eowyn Brown

The Thursday Morning Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 11AM in the Schoenoff Meeting room. Upcoming discussion  dates and titles include:

February 26th
The Obituary Writer
Anne Hood
March 26th
I Captured the Castle
Dodie Smith
April 23rd
My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult
May 28th
Me Before You
Jojo Moyers
June 25th
Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline
July 23rd
A Walk in the Woods
Bill Bryson
August 27th
Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout
September 24th
Light Between Oceans
M. L. Stedman
October 22nd
Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom
December 10th
Tidings of Comfort & Joy
T. Davis Bunn

Open Knitting and Crochet

The Lake Wales Public Library sponsors Open Knitting & Crochet every Friday evening at 5:30 p.m.

Opening Knitting & Crochet is a gathering of fiber crafters of all experience level who enjoy the company and encouragement of others. There is no charge for this program.

For more information Open Knitting & Crochet call the Lake Wales Public Library, 863-678-4004, extension 224.

A few of the volunteers
                                            who assembled the donated
                                            squares to Warm Up America
Donated squares to Warm
                                            Up America
Two completed blankets

Technology Classes

The Lake Wales Public Library listens to your requests for computer and technology assistance.  Services include one-on-one basic computer tutoring, weekly eReader Support training and the series of classroom instruction led by an experienced instructor.



The Lake Wales Public Library hosts two weekly yoga classes that are led by a Certified Yoga Instructor.

Classes meet each Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:45 pm in the Lake Wales Public Library's Meeting Room. Wear loose-fitting clothing and bring water if desired. No prior experience is needed. All skill levels are welcome.

Class fees are $10 for a single class, $32 for 4 classes, $60 for 8 classes or $100 for 16 classes. Class fees may be paid at the City of Lake Wales Cashier's Office, 201 West Central Avenue, Lake Wales. Cash, checks or major credit cards are accepted. Payments of cash or check may be made at class.

For information call 863 678-4004 or email

Yoga Instructor:

Kelley Bogle

Kelley Bogle has practiced yoga for over 20 years. She was certified to teach by Yoga and Health Center of Orlando in 2003. Yoga is her passion. She loves to explore different schools of thought and pulls her knowledge and practice from them. Her classes typically last 90 minutes, starting with breath training and warm up, and end always with relaxation and meditation practice.


eReader Support
This small group meets every Thursday at 2:30 PM for hands-on assistance with the library's downloadable eReader library collection, OverDrive.

If you'd like assistance in learning the basics of using your eReader, or if you'd like to learn some of the 'tricks' to using OverDrive to check out materials, join us for a half hour, small group session.

No registration is necessary. It's advisable the you call ahead to make sure the group is meeting. Before attending make sure your library membership is in good standing and has not expired due to lack of borrowing print materials. Also, Kindle users should know their login and password.


The Career Source Mobile Bus (formerly Polk Works Mobile One-Stop unit) will provide a variety of services to job-seekers each month at the Lake Wales Public Library.


The Career Source Mobile Bus will be at the library the first Tuesday of each month, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  The bus will be parked in the Lake Wales Public Library’s main parking lot.


The unit allows individuals to search for jobs online, prepare resumes and submit applications for open positions.


Career Source Polk staff will provide all services that are available in the Winter Haven and Lakeland Career Source Polk offices.  Trained job counselors will assess job-seekers’ skills, assist in job searching and application preparation as well as provide a variety of counseling services.  Additionally, Career Source Polk counselors will assist with updating unemployment benefits applications, Employ Florida profiles and other government assistance.


All Career Source Polk services are free of charge.  The Mobile Bus has a full computer lab to assist job-seekers.


For information on the Career Source Mobile Bus call (863) 508-1100.  For directions to the Lake Wales Public Library call (863) 678-4004 or visit


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