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Relax @ your Library in December


Looking for the Christmas or Chanukah 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, 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 or email shplref@cityofsafetyharbor.

Need some great stocking stuffers and bargain gifts? The Friends of the Library Book Sale is Saturday, December 6, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. All genres of books in good condition are available, with most items priced at only $1.

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.

Needle Felting Holiday Designs: Wednesday, December 10, 6:00 pm. Learn how to make various needle felted holiday. Registration required.  

The Gift of Writing by Ann O’ Farrell: Thursday, December 11, 6:30 pm. Author Ann O’ Farrell will present a workshop exploring the many ways we can enjoy and share our writing, including storytelling, memoirs, and family histories.  Registration required.                              

Decorative Hand Brooms: Thursday, December 18, 5:00 pm. Learn how to preserve naturally fallen branches into a variety of beautiful crafts. Registration Required.

Safety Harbor International Film Series: Sunday, December 21, 1:30 pm. Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus.  

Holiday Story Yoga: (3-9 years) Wednesday, December 3, 4:00 pm. Enjoy fun animal and nature poses, partner games, songs, interactive stories, and relaxation!  Registration required.

Children’s Drive in Movie: Wednesday, December 10, 3:30 pm. Make your own “sleigh” and watch Polar Express. Free snacks and drinks provided.  

Music and Movement: Ballet. (Ages: 4-9). Tuesday, December 12, 4:00 pm.  An introductory ballet taught by a certified instructor from Body Altitudes.  Registration required.  

Edible Gingerbread House Craft: (Ages 10 and under) Tuesday, December 9, 4:00 pm. Make gingerbread houses at the library! Registration required.  

Holiday Story Time & Craft: (Ages: 5 and under) Wednesday, December 17, 10:30 am. Join us for a special holiday story time and craft with Spencer the Elf!  

Zumba Kids: (Ages 4-12 years) Thursday, December 18, 4:00 pm. Participate in a fun dance fitness program for kids with instructor Tiffany Palmer Godfrey.  

Family Musical Yoga: (All ages) Friday, December 19, 4:00 pm. Parents, grandparents, Care-givers, and children are invited to stretch, move, breathe, and make music together. Please bring a mat or towel and wear stretchy clothes. Registration required.

Sweet Ida Mae’s Treat Decorating Class: (Grades: 6-12) Sunday, December 14, 2:00 pm. Learn how to decorate holiday-themed treats! Registration required.  

Exam Cram: (Grades: 9-12). Monday, December 15, 3:30-8:00 pm. Need a quiet place to prepare for your exams? Visit Safety Harbor Library! Free coffee, cocoa, and snacks provided. Happy studying!  

Teen Craft: DIY Holiday Ornaments (Grades: 6-12). Thursday, December 18, 4:30 pm. Learn how to make a beautiful holiday ornament. Registration required.

Teen Holiday Party: (Grades: 6-12) Saturday, December 20, 2:00 pm. Enjoy activities and snacks as we watch the movie Elf.



  1. Due to a personal emergency by the presenter, this event has been cancelled: The Gift of Writing by Ann O’ Farrell: Thursday, December 11, 6:30 pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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