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:
The AARP Smart Driver program will be starting a limited seating class with SHPL in April, 2021. In the meantime, please consider taking an easy virtual course with AARP Smart Driver Online. Call Outreach Services for further information or registration 727-724-1525 x4107.
Memories in the Making
The Safety Harbor Public Library in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association presents a virtual art correspondence course for those suffering from memory loss. In this simple course, you'll receive weekly emails with ideas and activities to explore art at home with basic materials. Join group discussions online with the Alzheimer's Association: Florida Gulf Coast Chapter volunteers. No art experience or skill is required. You will work at your own pace exploring art activities and creating your own unique artwork. To register, email Outreach@cityofsafetyharbor.com or call 727-724-1525, X4107.
SHINE(Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)
SHINE Medicare Counseling by Phone
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, call 727-724-1525 x4107 or visit the online sign-up.
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.