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325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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October 2018

Pumpkinfest

October 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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$10

PRE-REGISTER TODAY! LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE!  The City of Winter Haven Parks, Recreation & Culture Department will be hosting PUMPKINFEST at the Winter Haven Public Library Friday, October 5, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. This event is a fun night of games, activities, decorating pumpkins and dinner for school age children Kindergarten - 5th Grade. Parents for $10 per child you can have a date night or just some time off in Downtown Winter Haven with so many shops…

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Meet the Mayor

October 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Meet the City of Winter Haven Mayor and grab a free cup of coffee.

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January 2019

Walk With Ease

January 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Walk With Ease

January 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Walk With Ease

January 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Walk With Ease

January 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Walk With Ease

January 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Walk With Ease

January 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Walk With Ease

January 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Walk With Ease

January 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Walk With Ease

January 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Walk With Ease

January 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Walk With Ease

January 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Walk With Ease

January 31, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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February 2019

Walk With Ease

February 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Walk With Ease

February 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Computer Class: Microsoft Excel Part 1 of 2

February 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Professional Series: Topics include: formulas, formatting, modifying the Quick Access Toolbar, absolute vs relative cell address, insert/delete/hide columns, rows and cells, wrap text, custom date formats, Format Painter, Freeze Panes, sort lists, worksheet tabs and more. Registration Required Once you register for part 1, you will automatically be registered for part 2. Prerequisite: Participants must be familiar with the keyboard and mouse and have some computer experience. Excel is not for the absolute beginner computer user. If the class is…

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Walk With Ease

February 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Computer Class: Microsoft Excel Part 2 of 2

February 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Professional Series: Topics include: formulas, formatting, modifying the Quick Access Toolbar, absolute vs relative cell address, insert/delete/hide columns, rows and cells, wrap text, custom date formats, Format Painter, Freeze Panes, sort lists, worksheet tabs and more. Registration Required Once you register for part 1, you will automatically be registered for part 2. Prerequisite: Participants must be familiar with the keyboard and mouse and have some computer experience. Excel is not for the absolute beginner computer user. If the class is…

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Walk With Ease

February 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Walk With Ease

February 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Walk With Ease

February 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Florida: A Crash Course

February 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Computer Class: Editing Photos on Your Phone or Tablet

February 26, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Creative Series: Learn to make your digital photos look even better using Snapseed. Snapseed is a free app that has a broad collection of photo-editing tools. You will learn how to adjust color and contrast, crop, add borders, as well as other artistic enhancements. Registration Required Prerequisite: Basic computer skills a must for this class. iPads will be provided for the class If the class is full, please come anyway and write your name at the bottom of the signup…

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March 2019

Computer Class: How to Use Canva

March 22, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Creative Series: Canva is a graphic-design tool website. It uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts to help users create anything from business cards to party invitations! Registration Required Prerequisite: Participants require intermediate computer experience. If creating a new account on Canva the patron MUST have an E-mail address. If the class is full, please come anyway and write your name at the bottom of the signup sheet. No-show seats will be…

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April 2019

Computer Class: Google Chromecast

April 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Practical Series: The Google Chromecast device lets you watch online video content – like Netflix, Hulu or YouTube – right on your TV! In this class you will learn how to set up and use the basic functions of Google Chromecast including how to view videos, photos, and play games on the big screen. Registration Required Note: Google Chromecast requires use of a phone or tablet, but it is not required to bring one for this demonstration. Prerequisite: Basic computer…

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Computer Class: Get Connected with Overdrive

April 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Practical Series: Overdrive lets you checkout eBooks, audiobooks and even movies to a device - all you need is a library card! In this class you’ll learn how to download Overdrive to a device, create an account, search through content and borrow materials. The last 15 minutes of class can be spent troubleshooting any current problems you might be having with your Overdrive account. Participants are welcome to bring their own devices to class. Registration Required Participants should bring their…

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Computer Class: iPad Basics

April 26, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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FREE

Beginner Series: Need some help getting started with your Apple iPad or iPhone? This class will take you on a tour of the basic features and functions.  This class is not for Android tablets.  Registration Required Note: Must bring your working iPhone and/or iPad and know your password to log in.  This class is not for Android devices. If the class is full, please come anyway and write your name at the bottom of the signup sheet. No-show seats will…

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May 2019

Computer Class: Editing Photos on Your Phone or Tablet

May 14, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Creative Series: Learn to make your digital photos look even better using Snapseed. Snapseed is a free app that has a broad collection of photo-editing tools. You will learn how to adjust color and contrast, crop, add borders, as well as other artistic enhancements. Registration Required Prerequisite: Basic computer skills a must for this class. iPads will be provided for the class If the class is full, please come anyway and write your name at the bottom of the signup…

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Computer Class: Microsoft Excel Part 1 of 2

May 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Professional Series: Topics include: formulas, formatting, modifying the Quick Access Toolbar, absolute vs relative cell address, insert/delete/hide columns, rows and cells, wrap text, custom date formats, Format Painter, Freeze Panes, sort lists, worksheet tabs and more. Registration Required Once you register for part 1, you will automatically be registered for part 2. Prerequisite: Participants must be familiar with the keyboard and mouse and have some computer experience. Excel is not for the absolute beginner computer user. If the class is…

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Computer Class: Microsoft Excel Part 2 of 2

May 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Professional Series: Topics include: formulas, formatting, modifying the Quick Access Toolbar, absolute vs relative cell address, insert/delete/hide columns, rows and cells, wrap text, custom date formats, Format Painter, Freeze Panes, sort lists, worksheet tabs and more. Registration Required Once you register for part 1, you will automatically be registered for part 2. Prerequisite: Participants must be familiar with the keyboard and mouse and have some computer experience. Excel is not for the absolute beginner computer user. If the class is…

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Computer Class: Get Connected with Overdrive

May 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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FREE

Practical Series: Overdrive lets you checkout eBooks, audiobooks and even movies to a device - all you need is a library card! In this class you’ll learn how to download Overdrive to a device, create an account, search through content and borrow materials. The last 15 minutes of class can be spent troubleshooting any current problems you might be having with your Overdrive account. Participants are welcome to bring their own devices to class. Registration Required Participants should bring their…

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June 2019

Computer Class: Internet Safety & Security

June 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Practical Series: In this class you’ll learn tips to create secure passwords, avoid internet scams, identify false or misleading information & shop securely online. Get advice on the best practices for browsing the web safely. Registration Required Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge is helpful. If the class is full, please come anyway and write your name at the bottom of the signup sheet. No-show seats will be filled by walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Wildlife Wednesday Webinar Series: Common Birds of Prey

June 5, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Common Birds of Prey Join UF IFAS Extension Pinellas and Polk Counties at the Winter Haven Public Library to celebrate wildlife on Wednesdays this summer! Lara Milligan and Shannon Carnevale will host four lunch-time webinars on the first Wednesday of every month (June - September). Wildlife Wednesday webinars are 45 minutes in length and highlight frequently encountered wildlife, ways to identify these different species, and discuss their role and importance in Florida ecosystems. This event will be hosted live and…

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Computer Class: Facebook 101

June 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Beginner Series: A general overview on the world’s most popular social media site. Topics include: creating a profile, connecting with friends and family, managing account security, and sharing and creating posts. The last 30 minutes of this class will be dedicated to answering specific questions for patrons who already have an account or need help creating one. Registration Required Prerequisite: Participants require some computer experience. If creating a new Facebook the patron MUST have an E-mail address. If the class…

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Computer Class: Streaming Media Devices: Chromecast & Fire TV Stick

June 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Practical Series: Devices like Google Chromecast and the Amazon Fire TV Stick let you watch online video content – like Netflix, Hulu or YouTube – right on your TV! In this class you will learn the differences between these two devices and how they can be cost-effective alternatives to cable TV. Registration Required Note: Google Chromecast requires use of a phone or tablet, but it is not required to bring one for this demonstration. Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge is helpful.…

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Computer Class: How to Use Canva

June 19, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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FREE

Creative Series: Canva is a graphic-design tool website. It uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts to help users create anything from business cards to party invitations! Registration Required Prerequisite: Participants require intermediate computer experience. If creating a new account on Canva the patron MUST have an E-mail address. If the class is full, please come anyway and write your name at the bottom of the signup sheet. No-show seats will be…

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Computer Class: “Alexa, What Can You Do?” An Intro to Amazon Echo

June 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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FREE

Practical Series: Amazon Echo is the smart speaker which utilizes the smart assistant “Alexa.” In this class we’ll take a look at the Amazon Echo to showcase how it functions, how it works with other smart devices and discuss some practical uses. Get the skills and discover how Alexa can help you plan your day! Registration Required If the class is full, please come anyway and write your name at the bottom of the signup sheet. No-show seats will be…

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July 2019

Wildlife Wednesday Webinar Series: Living with Alligators

July 3, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Living with Alligators Join UF IFAS Extension Pinellas and Polk Counties at the Winter Haven Public Library to celebrate wildlife on Wednesdays this summer! Lara Milligan and Shannon Carnevale will host four lunch-time webinars on the first Wednesday of every month (June - September). Wildlife Wednesday webinars are 45 minutes in length and highlight frequently encountered wildlife, ways to identify these different species, and discuss their role and importance in Florida ecosystems. This event will be hosted live and a…

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Computer Class: iPad Basics

July 10, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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FREE

Beginner Series: Need some help getting started with your Apple iPad or iPhone? This class will take you on a tour of the basic features and functions.  This class is not for Android tablets.  Registration Required Note: Must bring your working iPhone and/or iPad and know your password to log in.  This class is not for Android devices. If the class is full, please come anyway and write your name at the bottom of the signup sheet. No-show seats will…

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Computer Class: Streaming Media Devices: Chromecast & Fire TV Stick

July 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Practical Series: Devices like Google Chromecast and the Amazon Fire TV Stick let you watch online video content – like Netflix, Hulu or YouTube – right on your TV! In this class you will learn the differences between these two devices and how they can be cost-effective alternatives to cable TV. Registration Required Note: Google Chromecast requires use of a phone or tablet, but it is not required to bring one for this demonstration. Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge is helpful.…

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Computer Class: Facebook 101

July 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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FREE

Beginner Series: A general overview on the world’s most popular social media site. Topics include: creating a profile, connecting with friends and family, managing account security, and sharing and creating posts. The last 30 minutes of this class will be dedicated to answering specific questions for patrons who already have an account or need help creating one. Registration Required Prerequisite: Participants require some computer experience. If creating a new Facebook the patron MUST have an E-mail address. If the class…

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Computer Class: YouTube for Beginners

July 17, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Beginner Series: Learn how to search and play videos on Youtube.com as well as how to like and share a video with your friends & family, and even make personalized playlists! Registration Required Prerequisite: Basic computer skills are required for this class. If the class is full, please come anyway and write your name at the bottom of the signup sheet. No-show seats will be filled by walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Computer Class: How to Use Canva

July 18, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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FREE

Creative Series: Canva is a graphic-design tool website. It uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts to help users create anything from business cards to party invitations! Registration Required Prerequisite: Participants require intermediate computer experience. If creating a new account on Canva the patron MUST have an E-mail address. If the class is full, please come anyway and write your name at the bottom of the signup sheet. No-show seats will be…

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Computer Class: “Alexa, What Can You Do?” An Intro to Amazon Echo

July 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Practical Series: Amazon Echo is the smart speaker which utilizes the smart assistant “Alexa.” In this class we’ll take a look at the Amazon Echo to showcase how it functions, how it works with other smart devices and discuss some practical uses. Get the skills and discover how Alexa can help you plan your day! Registration Required If the class is full, please come anyway and write your name at the bottom of the signup sheet. No-show seats will be…

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August 2019

Vermicomposting 101 (Composting with Worms)

August 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Did you know that worms will compost your kitchen scraps and make a wonderful soil amendment? Join us to learn about this unique and easy method of using worms to compost. Instructions on how to care for a worm farm, harvest castings, and how to use those castings in your garden. Workshop is presented by the UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Master Gardeners. If, after you register, you find you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration by using the…

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Family Digital Literacy Workshop

August 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Florida Polytechnic University will be giving participants tips and resources on safeguarding your family online. Topics that will be discussed at this workshop include: Online Privacy & Security Cyber-bullying Social Media Online Gaming Register Now For more information, please contact the Winter Haven Public Library at 863-291-5880 or the Polk County Library Cooperative at 863-519-8524.

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Wildlife Wednesday Webinar Series: Florida’s Big Cats

August 7, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Florida's Big Cats Join UF IFAS Extension Pinellas and Polk Counties at the Winter Haven Public Library to celebrate wildlife on Wednesdays this summer! Lara Milligan and Shannon Carnevale will host four lunch-time webinars on the first Wednesday of every month (June - September). Wildlife Wednesday webinars are 45 minutes in length and highlight frequently encountered wildlife, ways to identify these different species, and discuss their role and importance in Florida ecosystems. This event will be hosted live and a…

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Computer Class: Get Connected with Overdrive

August 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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FREE

Practical Series: Overdrive lets you checkout eBooks, audiobooks and even movies to a device - all you need is a library card! In this class you’ll learn how to download Overdrive to a device, create an account, search through content and borrow materials. The last 15 minutes of class can be spent troubleshooting any current problems you might be having with your Overdrive account. Participants are welcome to bring their own devices to class. Registration Required If the class is…

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Computer Class: iPad Basics

August 14, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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FREE

Beginner Series: Need some help getting started with your Apple iPad or iPhone? This class will take you on a tour of the basic features and functions.  This class is not for Android tablets.  Registration Required Note: Must bring your working iPhone and/or iPad and know your password to log in.  This class is not for Android devices. If the class is full, please come anyway and write your name at the bottom of the signup sheet. No-show seats will…

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Computer Class: Internet Safety & Security

August 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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FREE

Practical Series: In this class you’ll learn tips to create secure passwords, avoid internet scams, identify false or misleading information & shop securely online. Get advice on the best practices for browsing the web safely. Registration Required Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge is helpful. If the class is full, please come anyway and write your name at the bottom of the signup sheet. No-show seats will be filled by walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Computer Class: Editing Photos on Your Phone or Tablet

August 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Creative Series: Learn to make your digital photos look even better using Snapseed. Snapseed is a free app that has a broad collection of photo-editing tools. You will learn how to adjust color and contrast, crop, add borders, as well as other artistic enhancements. Registration Required Prerequisite: Basic computer skills a must for this class. iPads will be provided for the class If the class is full, please come anyway and write your name at the bottom of the signup…

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Computer Class:

August 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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FREE

Practical Series: Amazon Echo is the smart speaker which utilizes the smart assistant “Alexa.” In this class we’ll take a look at the Amazon Echo to showcase how it functions, how it works with other smart devices and discuss some practical uses. Get the skills and discover how Alexa can help you plan your day! Registration Required If the class is full, please come anyway and write your name at the bottom of the signup sheet. No-show seats will be…

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September 2019

CANCELLED Wildlife Wednesday Webinar Series: Florida’s River Otters

September 4, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Florida's River Otters Join UF IFAS Extension Pinellas and Polk Counties at the Winter Haven Public Library to celebrate wildlife on Wednesdays this summer! Lara Milligan and Shannon Carnevale will host four lunch-time webinars on the first Wednesday of every month (June - September). Wildlife Wednesday webinars are 45 minutes in length and highlight frequently encountered wildlife, ways to identify these different species, and discuss their role and importance in Florida ecosystems. This event will be hosted live and a…

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October 2019

Election Office Outreach

October 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Supervisor of Elections Office staff will be at the Winter Haven Public Library to assist citizens with registering to vote, questions, etc.  Persons not already registered to vote, must do so before the October 7 book closing date in order to vote in the next City election November 5, 2019.

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Pumpkinfest – October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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$10

PUMPKINFEST 2019! Parents/Guardians enjoy a Date Night or stroll down to South Central Park for Main Street's Oktoberfest! Drop your child(ren) off at the Winter Haven Public Library from 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM, for just $10/child they will enjoy pizza, crafts, scavenger hunt, virtual reality, minecraft and games. NEW! Costume Contest, this year send your child(ren) in their Halloween Costume, Best Costume will win a prize! Location: Winter Haven Library (325 Avenue A NW) Fees: $10/child Ages: Kindergarten -…

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November 2019

Computer Class: Personal Computing for Beginners

November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Beginner Series: Learn basic computer tips and tricks such as: printing, copy and paste, Microsoft suite examples and more. Registration Required

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Computer Class: iPad Basics

November 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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FREE

Beginner Series: Need some help getting started with your Apple iPad or iPhone? This class will take you on a tour of the basic features and functions.  This class is not for Android tablets.  Registration Required Note: Must bring your working iPhone and/or iPad and know your password to log in.  This class is not for Android devices. If the class is full, please come anyway and write your name at the bottom of the signup sheet. No-show seats will…

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Computer Class: “Alexa, What Can You Do?” An Intro to Amazon Echo

November 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Practical Series: Amazon Echo is the smart speaker which utilizes the smart assistant “Alexa.” In this class we’ll take a look at the Amazon Echo to showcase how it functions, how it works with other smart devices and discuss some practical uses. Get the skills and discover how Alexa can help you plan your day! Registration Required If the class is full, please come anyway and write your name at the bottom of the signup sheet. No-show seats will be…

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Computer Class: Building Websites with Wix

November 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Practical Series: Wix is a free and easy-to-use tool that takes the coding out of website creation allowing you to focus on content and design. This class will cover the basic steps to create a website or blog using Wix including choosing themes, adding text and images, adding new pages and publishing a site. Registration Required Prerequisites: Participants should have intermediate computer skills and be comfortable using the internet.

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Computer Class: YouTube for Beginners

November 21, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Beginner Series: Learn how to search and play videos on Youtube.com as well as how to like and share a video with your friends & family, and even make personalized playlists! Registration Required Prerequisite: Basic computer skills are required for this class. If the class is full, please come anyway and write your name at the bottom of the signup sheet. No-show seats will be filled by walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis.

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February 2020

Computer Class: Streaming Media Devices: Chromecast & Fire TV Stick

Tuesday, February 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Practical Series: Devices like Google Chromecast and the Amazon Fire TV Stick let you watch online video content – like Netflix, Hulu or YouTube – right on your TV! In this class you will learn the differences between these two devices and how they can be cost-effective alternatives to cable TV. Registration Required Note: Google Chromecast requires use of a phone or tablet, but it is not required to bring one for this demonstration. Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge is helpful.…

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Computer Class: File Management with Windows 10

Wednesday, February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Beginner Series: Understanding how and where files are saved is an essential computer skill. Using Windows 10, you'll learn how to navigate file explorer, understand file extensions, how to save images and documents from the internet to your computer, and how to view and save files using a USB drive. We'll also discuss tips and techniques for organizing and maintaining your documents, folders and subfolders. Registration Required Prerequisite: Basic mouse and keyboard skills are required. If the class is full, please…

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Computer Class: Appy & Healthy

Wednesday, February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winter Haven Library, 325 AVE A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Practical Series: Want to start living a healthier lifestyle? There's an app for that! In fact, there are a ton of health and wellness apps available in today's digital marketplace. In this class we'll take a look at a few apps that encourage healthy habits and provide motivation to help you keep active. We'll look at apps available on mobile devices, smart home assistants, and wearable tech like smartwatches. Registration Required iPads will be provided, but feel free to bring…

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