Career Online High School
Safety Harbor Public Library is offering qualified community members an opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School, a program brought to you by the Florida State Library and Gale, part of Cengage Learning. Career Online High School is designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare for entry into post-secondary education or the workforce.
Safety Harbor and local residents who are unable to get to the library due to COVID-19 concerns, illness, disability, or injury maybe eligible for this program. Library Home Delivery patrons can call to request information or ask for specific materials to be delivered. All library materials will be checked-out to a PPLC library card, delivered to your door, and picked up for return by a library representative. Complete Home Delivery a or call to register for Home Delivery 727-724-1525 X4107.
Pen Pals Unite:
SHPL staff would like to inspire hope and decrease feelings of isolation in our community during these unsettled times. Staff writers would love to exchange cards and letters filled with inspiration, quotations, interesting articles, poetry, funnies or simply a kind hello to homebound local residents to brighten their day. Participants are welcome to write back or can participate by simply receiving inspirational cards or letters and can remain completely anonymous if they choose. A is required to enroll in the program. Scan the form and email it back to us or mail it via USPS. Letters will be sent to participants at least once a month. Start or stop letters anytime by contacting Outreach Services by email Outreach@cityofsafetyharbor.com or call 727-724-1525 x. 4107.
AARP Smart Driver Classes:
AARP Offers the nation's first and largest refresher course for drivers ages 50 and older. Gain the skills and tools you need to drive safely on today's roads. Update your knowledge of the rules and hazards of the road. Continued driver education reduces your chances of receiving traffic violations, accident involvement, and may qualify you for an insurance discount. There are no tests to pass - just useful information to keep you safe on the road! Cost of course is $20.00 for AARP Members with card, and $25.00 for non-members. Fees are payable by check-only in class. Attendance is required both days to receive a certificate and participants should bring their driver's license. Call 727-724-1525 x4107 or register online below.
October:10/20 & 10/21, 1-4 pm. online.
Art Connects Alz
The Safety Harbor Public Library in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association presents a virtual program that encourages creative expression and social engagement for individuals in the early stages of dementia. Participants create and appreciate art in its various forms. No art experience required. Be engaged through art and have an opportunity to communicate emotions, stories, and memories. To register email Outreach@cityofsafetyharbor.com or call 727-724-1525 x4107.
SHINE(Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)
SHINE Medicare Counseling
SHINE volunteer counselors through the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco & Pinellas, Inc. provide free, unbiased one-on-one insurance counseling and information on Medicare options and prescription drug assistance for elders, their families, and caregivers. To make an appointment to speak confidentially with a local SHINE Medicare counselor by phone or via Zoom Meeting, call 727-724-1525 x4107 or visit the online sign-up.
Note: Several in-person SHINE appointment days will be available in the fall. On the following days appointments will be held in-person in the Library Smart Conference Room: 9/16, 10/19, 10/26, 10/28, 11/9, 11/10, 11/30, & 12/2. To make an appointment call 727-724-1525 x4107 or visit the online sign-up.
Medicare Basics - Saturday September 25, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Conducted by the specially trained volunteers of the SHINE program, this presentation will provide detailed information on the basics of the Medicare program. The presentation is an overview of the different parts of Medicare including Parts A and B, Medicare Advantage plans, Drug plans, Medicare supplement insurance and available financial assistance programs. SHINE volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide enrollment or benefit application assistance.
SHINE Medicare Open Enrollment - Saturday October 23, 2:00-4:00pm
Conducted by specially trained volunteers of the SHINE program, this presentation will provide detailed information on the Open Enrollment Period, which runs October 15th-December 7th. During OEP Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare Prescription Drug or Medicare Advantage Plans.
SHINE encourages beneficiaries to review their benefits each year for a variety of reasons. Individuals often experience subtle changes in their health during the course of the year, and these changes may alter the kind of care they need. This could directly affect their need for more or less health insurance, the types of prescription drugs they require or their access to particular doctors or pharmacies. Health changes can also increase costs, which can be critical for Medicare beneficiaries on fixed incomes. SHINE volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide enrollment or benefit application assistance.
Tampa Bay Ukulele Society Events:Tampa Bay Ukulele Society volunteers lead you in practice, play, and song. Grow your musical skills and share the love of music. Visit the TBUS meetup site for Zoom Open Mic Nights, Zoom Noon Jam Sessions, and other ukulele outdoor events. In-person library events are not being held at this time but check-out an SHPL Ukulele starter kit and join the fun online.
Sign-in with TBUS online: www.meetup.com/tampabayukes
Practice songs online with Dunedin Ukes: dunedinukes.weebly.com
Online Book Clubs
Too busy for a book club or have trouble getting to the meetings? You can still enjoy sharing good books by posting your comments online and browsing books trending nationwide.
American Library Association's Book Club Central is an online resource for book clubs and readers featuring book reviews, author interviews, discussion questions and more.
Goodreads--Discover and read more books that you will really enjoy. Read the reviews, share your own, and connect with others in one of the world's largest community of book lovers online.
LitLovers--Find book reviews, discussion guides, popular books, book club recipes and more.
Oprah's Book Club--Catch the latest book reviews and author interviews as well as Oprah's complete book club list online.