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    Lakeland History Series

    Presenter Andria Wimberly, Chapter President of Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society of Tampa [AAHGS] will discuss resources for Afro-American genealogy and the Polk County connections to Hillsborough County.

    The AAHGS is a national organization founded in 1977 to preserve African-ancestored family history, genealogy, and cultural diversity by teaching research techniques and disseminating information throughout the community. Their primary goals are to promote scholarly research, provide resources for historical and genealogical studies, create a network of persons with similar interests, and assist members in documenting their histories.

    Thursday, February 27th
    7 PM to 8:30 PM
    Lakeland Public Library Meeting Room

    No registration is required.

    For more information contact LuAnn Mims at 863.834.4269.



  • Link to Lakeland Public Library Creativebug
    You're more creative than you think.

    Love to craft? Want to explore your creative side? 

    Meet Creativebug, your online resource for all things crafty. Learn new craft techniques for all skill levels and watch classes anytime, anywhere.

    Create a free account with your library card to enjoy unlimited access to over 1000 online art and craft classes!

    There’s no pressure, just possibilities! Get started today and explore your creative side.


  • Link to Freegal music
    Build Your Song Library

    Access millions of songs and artists. Download and keep 5 songs each week absolutely FREE! Plus, music streaming - 3 hours per day/user - is now available! Even better? 15,000+ Music videos are available too!  All you need is your library card.


  • Bookopoly

    Adult Reading Program

    Looking for a way to discover new books? Kickstart the new year with Bookopoly, an eight-week reading program for adults. Complete the reading challenges for a chance to win the grand prize!

    January 6th through February 29th

    Pick up a Bookopoly game card at your local Lakeland library! For more information, visit or contact any Lakeland library location.

  • New book clubs

    New Book Clubs for You!

    Book clubs are a great way to meet other readers and discover new favorites. We’re rolling out new book clubs in February that we think you’re going to love.

    Literar-e will meet each month at the eLibrary. In a twist on the traditional book club Literar-e invites you to pick a book that matches the monthly theme and bring it for discussion at the meeting. The first meeting is Thursday, February 20th at 6:15 PM. The theme for February is relationships.