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Book Discussions:
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Words & Wine Book Club: Monday, December 15, 6:30 pm.  Join us for our book club held at Whistle Stop Bar and Grill, 915 Main Street. December’s title is Constellation of Vital Phenomena, by Anthony Marra.  Limited copies of the book are available at the library.  (Please note the offsite location of this event.)  For a list of upcoming titles, visit this link.

Books & Bagels Book Club: Tuesday, December 16, 10:30 am.  Join us for our morning book club at the library.  Have some bagels and coffee as we discuss the month's book.  December's title is the The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon.  Limited copies are available at the library.

Decorative Hand Brooms:  Thursday, December 18, 5:00 pm.  Learn how to preserve naturally fallen branches into a variety of beautiful crafts.  Create your own decorative hand broom from materials provided.  Sign Up Online.

Safety Harbor International Film Series:  Sunday, December 21, 1:30 pm.  See the story of Diane Arbus, one of the most revered photographers of the 20th century.  Rated R.

Tim Dorsey's Shark Skin Suite Tour --Kickoff Event:  Tuesday, January 27, 7:00 pm.  Meet local and best selling author, Tim Dorsey, for the debut of his newest Serge Storms thriller, Shark Skin Suite.  Books will be available for sale and signing.


Creative Writers Group & Story Circle
: Wednesday, December 17, 6:00 pm.  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.

Tobacco Free Florida - Tools to Quit:  Wednesday, December 17, 6:00 pm.  This smoking cessation program provides guidance on preparing a quitting plan, end cravings, discusses physical and emotional symptoms, and provides free cessation products. Registration required. Contact Nicole Kelly via e-mail at  or by phone at (813) 929-1000 ext. 204 to register.

LinkedIn Strategies for Success:  Tuesday, January 6, 6:30 pm.  Learn how to use LinkedIn to promote your career.  Learn strategies to maintain and increase your professional network, build your brand, and take your career to the next level.

ESOL Conversation Club:  Tuesdays, January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 4:00-5:30 pm.  Join others in an informal setting and practice your English conversation skills.  Different topics of discussion will be covered each week to help you learn how to communicate in everyday situations.

The Art of Self Management: Saturday, January 10, 12:00 pm-3:00 pm.  Do you feel like friendships, family, and fun are always on the back burner?  This workshop presented by Jan Golden will help you identify what you value and how to support your goals with supportive behavior and energy. Registration required. Sign Up Online.

Begin Your Writing Journey:  Thursday, January 15, 6:30 pm.  Local author Laura Kepner will share tips on finding an agent, publisher, and what it takes to accomplish your writing goals.

SCORE: Small Business Counseling: Tuesdays, January 13 & 27.  Appointments available from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Free and confidential small business advice. Sign Up Online.

Safety Harbor Writers & Poets:  Thursday, January 22, 6:00 pm.  A writers gathering to connect with others who have similar writing goals.  Bring something to share.  If time permits, we will discuss the strengths of your work and how it may improve.

2015 Arts & Culture Series
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Here's to the Ladies Who Scat!:
  Thursday, January 29, 2015. 
6:30 pm - Cocktail Hour; 7:00 pm - Performance.
Swing with us and jazz vocalist Christiana Drapkin and her dynamic band on a joyous romp through Jazz Standards with a special nod to some of the greatest female vocalists of all time!  Enjoy music of hot scatters Ella Fitzgerald, Annie Ross, and Anita O'Day; soulful songstresses Billie Holiday, Sara Vaughn, and Carmen McRae; and cool practitioners of the craft like Peggy Lee and Blossom Dearie.

Florida Journalists:

Lane DegregoryThursday, February 19, 6:30 pm
Pulitzer Prize Winning Tampa Bay Times Feature Writer.

Jeff KlinkenbergThursday, March 19, 6:30 pm. 
Tampa Bay Times Award Winning Florida Culture Writer.

Marcia BriggsThursday, April 16, 6:30 pm
Freelance Travel and Feature Writer.

The 2015 Arts & Culture Series is sponsored by the Safety Harbor Public Library Foundation. 

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