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Relax @ your Library in December


Looking for the Christmas gift for the person that has everything?  The library offers bookplates in memory of or in honor of someone special to you or to celebrate a milestone event.  Recognition of your gift appears on a bookplate inside the book.  What a perfect way to celebrate the holidays and recognize a friend or family member.  For more information, visit http://safetyharborfol.weebly.com/donations–book-plates.html, email shplref@cityofsafetyharbor or call 727-724-1525, x4106.

Need some great stocking stuffers and bargain gifts?  The Friends of the Library Book Sale is Saturday, December 7, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  All genres of books in good condition are available, with most items priced at only $1.

For a hometown good time, come to Safety Harbor’s Main Street and look for the Library in the Safety Harbor Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 21 at 1:00 pm.  Library staff and members will be walking down Main Street giving out bookmarks, with a dozen marked to collect a special gift.

Stressed out by all you have to do this holiday season?  Check out a sampling of our December events below and chill out with a good book.  For a complete list, visit: www.SafetyHarborLibrary.com and visit Programs.

Ride the White Horse, Author Talk and Signing: December 5, 6:30 pm. Dr. Eddie C. Donnally depicts the unseen side of Thoroughbred racing; from constant bulimia, broken bones, and betrayal of Boston’s infamous Winter Hill Gang. Redemption came in a jail cell; after 17 years of Christian ministry, he holds a Doctorate in Ministry and serves as a hospital chaplain.  Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing.

Holiday Cartooning Cards with Leah Lopez: Thursday, December 12, 2:30 pm.  Join us for holiday cartooning fun with local artist Leah Lopez.  Learn to draw with holiday flair, and design your very own special holiday card.

Words & Wine Book Club: Monday, December 16, 6:30 pm.  Join us for our book club held at Whistle Stop Bar and Grill, 915 Main Street to discuss Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt.

Creative Writers Group & Story Circle:  Wednesday, December 18, 6:00 pm.  This creative writing group, the Story Circle, is dedicated to helping you write your stories.  Facilitators Jan Golden and Sheila McNaughton provide lessons, suggestions for topics and gentle feedback.  This group writes, shares and encourages each other to preserve their life experiences.

Holiday Story Time with Mrs. Claus: (Ages 2 – 5) Wednesday, December 11, 10:30 am.  Read special holiday stories, sing songs, get crafty and enjoy some milk and cookies with a very famous person!

Wee Discoveries: (Ages 2 – 6) Thursday, December 12, 11:15 am.  Come play with age-appropriate discovery stations designed to encourage creativity in learning with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) goals in mind.  Adult participation required.

Kids Yoga & Story Time: (Ages 3 – 10) Friday, December 13, 4:00 pm. Enjoy a fun total mind and body workout with basic yoga and special holiday interactive stories for children. Don’t forget stretchy clothes and a mat if you have one! Registration required.

Tail-Waggin’ Tutors – A Dog is a READER’S Best Friend: Saturday, December 14, 11:00 am and Friday, December 20, 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  Friendly dogs are specially trained to listen patiently while a child practices reading and gains more confidence.

Gingerbread Houses Edible Craft:  (Ages 2-12) Tuesday, December 17, 3:30 pm.  Make and decorate a gingerbread house!  Bring your favorite candy to share and help decorate.  Call the Youth Services Desk at (727)724-1525 ex. 4118 to register.

Family Fun Yoga: (All ages) Friday, December 20, 4:00 pm. Exercising as a family is a great way to bond, so bring the whole bunch to the library for Family Yoga. This class is a great chance for parents and kids (ages 3 and up) to move, stretch, and breathe together.  Call the Youth Services Desk at (727)724-1525 ex. 4118 to register.

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