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    Battle of the Books Round 2

    Books that were so good..they were turned into movies more than once!

    Which adaptation is your favorite in its category?

    1. Cast your vote by circling the movie adaptation you liked the best in each category!  Grab a voting card from the table.  When completed,  put your voting card in the orange box. 
    2. Voting for round 2 runs March 12- March 18. Results for round 2 will be posted March 19.

    3. Come back to see the results and then cast your vote for round 3!

    4. Don't forget to share it!



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    The Goods

    Find out what new books, music and movies have arrived at the Lakeland Public Library by signing up for our new email alert, The Goods.

    Each edition will be delivered to your inbox and will include 6 to 9 titles.  Choose what you want to hear about from the list below.  Each option is a separate email.  Pick as many as your inbox can handle.


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    Coffee Shop Update

    It has been a journey, but we are finally ready for construction to start here at the Lakeland Public Library (100 Lake Morton Dr.)!

    Construction begins the week of March 5th.

    Here are a few things to expect:
    1. Normal business hours- Yes! We will be open as usual the entire time.
    2. Noise - Sorry! This is a noisy process.
    3. Some dust - We are making every effort to minimize any dust but there will probably be a bit.
    4. Donated materials will not be accepted during this time.
    Thank you for your understanding!


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    Library Digital Newsletter

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    Magnificent Flyers

    Our story begins with you...what better way to tell the many stories of Lakeland and its history, than visually by showcasing highlights from our Digital Collection through Flickr and History Pin.

    Check out our featured albums:

    Magnificent Flyers Between the two World Wars, Civilian Aviation was a big part of Lakeland's history.  With the great flying weather, flat surfaces, progressive economy and a developing culture of  "air-mindedness"  poised Lakeland to be the center of aviation in Florida between 1920-1940.

     Flickr - A photograph album dedicated to the African-American Community of Lakeland and those that helped open the door of opportunity for all.

    Vanished Lakeland

     History PinView the changes that have been made to Lakeland and many of its buildings using History Pin by using the slide bar. 




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    Start your family history search here at the library! Ancestry.com offers free access to all library patrons. (In library only)