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News Release

For immediate release - December 18, 2019

Top January events


Check out the top January events! All free.
Full calendar of all library events here.

W.T. Bland Public Library
Mount Dora Jazz Band
Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 @ 3pm
All ages
Enjoy this 13-piece band of professional musicians
from the Central Florida area. The band focuses on
tunes by Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Michael Bublé,
Harry Connick, Jr. and more.

Fruitland Park Library
Living Well With Acupuncture: Dr. Christopher Cheshire
Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 @ 12pm
Curious about acupuncture? Come to this info session,
taught by Dr. Cheshire. Dr. Cheshire is board certified
by NCCAOM in acupuncture and Chinese herbs,
and has treated over 17,000 people.

Minneola Schoolhouse Library
Story Time with PAWS Therapy Dogs
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 @ 4pm - 5pm
All ages
Bring the entire family for warm and cozy reading
sessions with our PAWS therapy dogs. Held at
Minneola City Hall: 800 US-27, Minneola, FL 34715

Paisley County Library
Children’s Story Time 
Recurring every Wednesday 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 10am 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 10am 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 10am 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 10am 
Ages 0-5 
Treat your kids to a story time with a 
professional puppet show, catchy songs
and more!

East Lake County Library
Coffee & Crafting for the Friends
Recurring every Wednesday
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 @ 10am - 12pm
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 @ 10am - 12pm
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 @ 10am - 12pm
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 @ 10am - 12pm
Calling all retirees to enjoy coffee and company
while creating crafts to sell at Friends events! Crafting
supplies will be provided. Donations are welcomed.
New craft each week.

Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library
Children's Story Time
Recurring every Wednesday
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 10:30am
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 10:30am
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 10:30am
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 10:30am
Ages 0-5
Bring the little ones for this interactive
story time, then stay for craft making.

Lady Lake Public Library
Civil War History & Artifacts
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 @ 10:30am - 12pm
All ages
Speaker Jack Ciotti will discuss the everyday soldier
and items used during the American Civil War. Mr. Ciotti
will dress in period costume and bring Civil War
artifacts. Everyone is welcome to ask questions
and join this discussion.

Fruitland Park Library
Meet & Greet with Author Pull Pullen
Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 @ 2pm - 4pm
His book “It Started at The Savoy” highlights
interesting experiences of a 52-year career
in the hotel management business.

Tavares Public Library
Share a Title Book Club
Recurring every second Saturday
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 @ 11:30am - 12:30pm
  Enjoy the perks of a book club without the
required reading. Share what you are currently reading,
or what you have recently read, with other book lovers.

Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library
Computer Class: Basic Microsoft
Recurring every first Monday
Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Join this class to learn basic tips and tricks
on how to use Microsoft Office. The instructor
is bilingual in Spanish and English.

Lady Lake Public Library
Adult Book Discussion Group
Recurring every second Tuesday
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 @ 2:30pm - 4pm
This lively group is looking for fellow
book lovers! January’s book is Florida
by Lauren Groff. Registration required.
Call the library at 352-753-2957.

Tavares Public Library
Concert Series: Troy Harris, Saxophone
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 @ 12:30pm
All Ages
Troy Harris creates a sound that captivates listeners
by giving them an experience to surely keep their
feet moving and their minds electrified by storytelling
through music.

Astor County Library
Lightsaber Class
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 @ 6pm
Ages 12+
Learn the ways of the force with Jedi Master Tristan.
Build your lightsaber, then learn to wield it. Will you
choose the light, or go to the dark side? Registration
required. Call the library at 352-759-9913.

Minneola Schoolhouse Library
Children’s Story Time
Recurring every Friday
Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 @ 11am
All ages
Our calendar features plenty of seasonal
story times, including tales about snowmen,
penguins and polar bears, oh my!

Marianne Beck Memorial Library
Meet the Artist: Jim Freitag
Recurring every third Friday
Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 @ 6pm
Jim retired from the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper
as a graphics illustrator. As a freelance artist, he draws
people, animals and a variety of themes using acrylic
paints, color pencil, ink and airbrush. Live music
will be performed. Refreshments will be served.

W.T. Bland Public Library
Blackwater Creek Bluegrass Band
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 @ 11am
Back by popular demand, this band
brings together bluegrass, Americana and
folk styling with hot picking on banjo, bass,
fiddle, guitar and mandolin!


Leesburg Public Library
Poetry Workshop with Lake County Poet Laureate Laura Sobbott Ross 
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 @ 1pm - 2:30pm 
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a study of 
Asian poetry forms and readings by Asian 
authors. Take part in a poetry activity using 
fortune cookies. Registration required. Call
the library at 352-728-9790.

Astor County Library
Punch 'N Paint
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 @ 11am
You've heard of Painting with a Twist. We're
painting with a punch! Enjoy sipping on delicious
sherbet punch while creating your very own
master piece. Free art supplies provided.

Paisley County Library
Cooking Demo: Blonde Brownies
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 @ 3pm
All ages
Rich, chewy brownie with chocolate chips
on top - sheer yum! Learn how to make this
legendary brownie. Free samples after the demo.

Fruitland Park Library
Florida Licensing On Wheels (FLOW)
Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 @ 10am - 2pm 
This mobile office brings motorist services
right to the customer! Renew a driver license,
obtain a replacement driver license, register
your vehicle and more.

East Lake County Library
Adult Book Club
Recurring every last Monday
Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 @ 6:30pm - 8pm
A different kind of book club! Instead
of an assigned book, attendees discuss the
latest book or magazine article they've read.

Cooper Memorial Library
National Puzzle Day
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 @ 10am - 12pm
All ages
Can you assemble a 300 or 500 piece
puzzle in two hours? Join us and find out!

Cagan Crossings Community Library
One Blood Drive
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 @ 10am - 4pm
Teens & Adults
The Big Red Bus will be in our parking lot. To donate,
you must be in good health, age 16+ (16 year olds
will need a signed parental consent form), and
weigh a minimum of 110 pounds.


Media contact:
Keri Lyttle
Program Specialist

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