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New Year’s Resolutions? The Library Can Help!


Happy New Year from the Safety Harbor Public Library!  If you made some kind of resolution to kick off 2014 we think the Library can help. Visit our website: www.SafetyHarborLibrary.com or call 727-724-1525, x4112 to find the resources mentioned below and more!

LEARN:  Want to learn a language or brush up for that trip to Europe?  Visit our website, and you’ll find Mango Languages, an interactive way to learn French, Hebrew, Spanish, German or one of 33 other languages.  Do you need to hone your computer skills or just got an iPad and need some tips?  Sign up for one of our computer classes or schedule a one-on-one session.

SAVE:  If you resolved to save money and love music, we have Freegal!  Download three songs a week for free.  Did you get an e-reader for Christmas or Hanukah and want to download free e-books?  Check out 3M, Axis 360, and OverDrive for our collection of electronic and audio books.  Want to stream films?  We have IndieFlix, offering free independent movies of all genres.  Our Friends of the Library Book Store is open every day with quality books for sale for only a dollar or two.  (Sales pitch, the next Friends of the Library Book Sale is March 8, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.)

GENEALOGY RESEARCH:   If your resolution includes researching your family history, Ancestry, an online resource accessible inside any Pinellas County Library, provides access to US census data, immigration information, passenger lists, birth, marriage, death, and military records, plus tools to create family records.

HEALTH:  Did you resolve to exercise and eat better?  Check our DVDs on yoga, Zumba, or weight training, or find a new cookbook packed with healthy recipes.  If you live close to the Library, make it a walking destination and return your items on foot, burning calories and saving the fuel at the same time.

SMALL BUSINESS:  If you always wanted to start a small business or have questions about your existing enterprise, the Library has numerous books and resources, such as AtoZ Databases, to help with your marketing and business plans. You can also schedule a counseling session with a SCORE representative to get your specific questions answered.

VOLUNTEER:  If you vowed to volunteer and give back, the Library has opportunities in all facets of the Library, including tutors for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).  The next tutor training session is in February.  Visit our website or call for location and class details. 

WRITE:  Have you resolved to put your pen to paper and write the next great American novel or short story?  If so, our Creative Writers & Story Circle Group meets every third Wednesday, 6:00 pm and the Safety Harbor Writers and Poets meets fourth Thursdays, 6:00 pm.

LAND THAT JOB:  Utilize public PCs to create and print a new resume and email potential employers.  Looking to change careers?  LearningExpress prepares you for a range of career-oriented licensing and certification exams in health care, education, civil service, and more.  Find it on our website.

EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS:  Attend any number of our free programs or speakers on various topics for adults and children.  You may even make some new friends when you’re here.

Visit our website: www.SafetyHarborLibrary.com for detailed information on our programs and resources or call, 727-724-1525, x4112.  We hope to see you soon.

Highlighted January Events: 

Cartooning Class with Krishna Sadasivam: Ages 11-18.  Saturday, January 18, 10:00 am. Learn from a professional cartoonist, Krishna Sadasivam, during our monthly class.  A graduate of SCAD and a professor at the Tampa Art Institute, his meaningful instruction will help bring out the artist in everyone! January’s Topic: Character Design. Registration required call x4118.

Arts and Culture Music Series: Miller Time Jazz Band: Thursday, January 9, 6:30 pm.  Featuring American standards and jazz classics.

Self-Hypnosis Seminar: Saturday, January 11, 1:00 pm. Lighten up your inner life and learn how to use hypnosis as a tool for healing and stress release, erasing bad habits, and enforcing new ones.  Do you want to stop smoking, give up negative thinking, slow down the clock, or use alpha and theta states for creativity? Find out how to use your subconscious mind.

Tim Dorsey: Book Discussion & Signing Event: Tuesday, January 28, 7:00 pm.  Meet author Tim Dorsey as he kicks off the tour for his latest novel, Tiger Shrimp Tango. Books available for sale and signing.

Arts and Culture Music Series: Great Gatsby GALA: Thursday, January 30, 6:30 pm for a wine and cheese reception to announce the 2014 Treasures of the Harbor honorees followed by a roaring 20’s concert featuring NYC recording artist, Christiana Drapkin, on vocals accompanied by piano, bass, and drums.

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