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Escape the Ordinary Summer Reading Program

Escape the Ordinary Adult Summer Reading Program: Monday, June 8 to Friday, July 17 
Read or listen to a book, fill out an entry slip at the library or submit the online entry form
and become eligible to win one of six weekly prizes! For ages 18 and over.

Enter once per week with a book you've read this summer - a drawing will be held every Friday to win weekly gift bags that include a gift certificate to a local restaurant. The grand prize drawing for a KINDLE FIRE HD 6 will be held July 17. Each participant can have up to six entries in this drawing (one per week), so be sure to enter each week! Happy reading!


Real Food:  Thursday, July 9, 6:30 pm
Real food is food that has withstood traditions.  Kristin Marr of Live Simply will explain the benefits of whole foods and how you can best enjoy them in their unprocessed state.  

Nan Colton presents: The Zebra’s Stripes:  Thursday, July 16, 6:30 pm
A special selection of myths, legends, fables, and facts presented in the oral tradition of ancient Africa by storyteller Nan Colton.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Safety Harbor Library.

Heart & Soul Cinema:
 Sunday, July 19, 1:30 pm
The Judge. 2014, Warner Bros., Rated R.
Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.  

READ LOCAL: Safety Harbor Public Library's Local Author Fair:
Saturday, September 26, 11am - 2pm
We are currently working on putting together our first local author fair. We are now taking registrations for authors via the online form. More information to come so make sure you enter a valid e-mail address so we can send you any future information. 

Book Discussions

July Book Clubs
Words & Wine Book Club: Monday, July 20, 6:30 pm 
Join us for our book club held at Whistle Stop Bar and Grill, 915 Main Street. June’s title is The Ocean at the End of the Laneby Neil Gaiman.  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, July 21, 10:30 am
Join us for our morning book club at the library.  We'll have coffee and bagels as we discuss June's title, The Dinner, by Herman Koch. Limited copies are available at the library.  View the monthly reading list.


SCORE: Small Business Counseling: Tuesdays, July 14 & 28
Appointments available from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Free and confidential small business advice. 
Sign up online.

Creative Writers Group & Story Circle:  Wednesday, July 15, 6:00 pm 
Facilitators Jan Golden and Sheila McNaughton provide lessons, suggestions for topics, and gentle feedback.

Take a Break! De-Stress @ the Library:  Saturday, July 18, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm  
Learn how to quiet your mind and gain powerful coping skills, such as power naps, mindfulness, and meditation, to de-stress your life.  Presented by Jan Golden.  Registration required. Sign up online.

Safety Harbor Writers & Poets Library Group:  Thursday, July 23, 5:30 pm
Are you looking for a writers and poets critique group that encourages you and helps you to become your best?  Then bring one poem, chapter, essay, short story or whatever you are working on and we will help you to make it shine.  No writing experience required.

ESOL Conversation Club: Tuesdays, May 19 through July 7, 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.

Outreach Services

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders):  Counseling starts July 2.  Trained volunteers can assist you with your Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance questions.  SHINE services are free, unbiased, and confidential.  SHINE counseling is available on the first and third Thursday of each month, by appointment. Sign-up online.

AARP Driver Safety Course: Friday, August 28, 1:00-6:00 pm.  Gain the skills and tools you need to drive safely on today's roads. All age drivers are welcome.  Registration is required.  $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Sign-up online

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