Happy New Year from the Safety Harbor Public Library! If you are like most of us, you made some kind of resolution to kickoff 2013. If you did, the Library can help…
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 thirty-three other languages. Do you need to hone your computer skills? Sign up for one of our computer classes, or schedule a one-on-one session with a student tutor.
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 OverDrive, our collection of electronic and audio books. 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 big Book Sale is scheduled for March 9th.)
GENEALOGY RESEARCH: If your resolutions included researching your family history, Ancestry, an online resource accessible in 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 Reference USA, 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. Join us on January 24, at 6:00 pm for a SCORE workshop; Marketing Your Business Online.
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).
WRITE: Have you resolved to put your pen to paper and write the next great American novel? If so, our Story Circle Writers Group meets monthly to work on writing techniques. Check our website for other writing workshops frequently held.
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.cityofsafetyharbor.com/library for detailed information on our programs and resources or call, 727-724-1525, x112. We hope to serve you soon.
Highlighted January Events:
Smarter Comedy with Robin Savage: Thursday, January 10, 6:30 pm. Comedienne Robin Savage will teach you the different types of comedy, the structure of jokes and about the fundamental skills, principles, and techniques used by great stand-up comics. Ages 18 and older. Call (727) 724-1525 ext 112 to register.
Native American Style Flute Concert: Thursday, January 17, 6:30 pm. Join us for a night of enchanting Native American flute music performed by seasoned multi-instrumentalist, Mark McGourley. All ages welcome.
How to Successfully Self-Publish: Saturday, January 19, 1:00 pm. Meet Harry Steinman, best-selling author of Little Deadly Things, as he demonstrates how Kickstarter can be used to raise funds for publication and how to market your novel on Amazon.
The Rip Tide Ultra-Glide with Tim Dorsey: Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 pm. Meet local author, Tim Dorsey for the debut of his newest Serge Storms thriller.
Astronomy for Everyone- Size & Scale of the Universe: Thursday, January 31, 6:30 pm. Former NASA consultant and astrophysicist Kevin Manning will share his knowledge in this family program about the universe, stars, and other celestial wonders. Weather permitting a telescope viewing of the night sky will cap off the evening.
Timeless Tales Theatre Presents Snow White: Friday, January 18, 1:00 pm. A classic fairy tale performed by the talented actors of Timeless Tales Theatre for kids of all ages.
Pirates and Princesses Invasion! (Ages 2 - 6 years) Wednesday, January 23, 10:30 am. Get into the spirit of Gasparilla with this special Pirates and Princesses themed party story time!
Kids Yoga & Story Time: (Ages 3 - 10 years) Friday, January 11, 3:30 pm. Enjoy a fun total mind and body workout with basic yoga and interactive stories for children.