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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:
July 22nd
The Good Daughters
Joyce Maynard
August 26th
American Ghost
Janis Owens
September 23rd
Widower's Tale
Julia Glass
October 28th
The Other Typist
Suzanne Ridell
December 2nd
Beautiful Ruins
Jessica Walters

January 27th
The Dove Keepers
Alice Hoffman
February 24th
The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd
March 24th
My Beloved World
Sonia Sodamayor
April 28th
Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline
May 26th
The Obituary Writer
Anne Hood

The Thursday Morning Book Discussion group meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 11AM in the Schoenoff Meeting room. Upcoming discussion  dates and titles include:
July 24th
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Alan Bradley
August 28th
The Funeral Dress
Susan Gregg Gilmore
September 25th
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Betty Smith
October 23rd
The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
December 11th
Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom

January 22nd
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Jennifer Chiaverini
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

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.

The Open Knitting & Crochet group creates and collects 7" x 9" blocks for the Warm Up America Project. The first Friday of each month is set aside to create the blocks, but they are collected at any time from anyone.

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

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


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 15 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:

Kelly 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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