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February is Library Lovers Month!

February marks the start of Black History Month, but it is also National Library Lovers Month! And what better way to celebrate these two holidays than visiting the Safety Harbor Public Library and picking up a book about Martin Luther King Jr or Harriet Tubman. Looking for great Library events? Read on for this month's offerings and contests. We hope to see you this month, Library Lovers!

New Exhibits in our City Galleries

Have you seen our new galleries this month? At the Library, we are featuring art by Alan Manning. Manning took up art after he was diagnosed with Alzheimers. All of the proceeds from his art sales go to benefit Alzheimer's research.

At City Hall, we have art from the Highwaymen, including RL Lewis, Mary Ann Carroll, Al Black, Willie Reagan and Rodney Demps.

At the Museum, along with our Bay Area Rock Art exhibit, we are featuring Herbert Scott Davis' one of a kind art that celebrates the rich culture of African Americans. 

Visit our website for more details! 

Museum Events and Classes

Be sure to sign up before class starts to secure your spot! Just click the title of the class and you will be directed to our online registration website. 
Make & Take Crafts Thu 2/1 | 6-7pm | $5/person
Charcoal Workshops: Still Life Sat 2/3 |
10:30am-12:30pm | $25/person
Zen Brush Tue 2/6-2/27 | 11am-12:30pm | $60/person
Fine Art Thu 2/8-2/22 | 4:30-5:30pm | $40/person
Painting with IMI Thu 2/8 | 7:15-9:15pm | $25/person
Woodcarving Fri 2/9-3/2 | 9:30am-12pm| $28/person
Drawing Basics Sat 2/17-3/3 | 10:30am-12pm | $45/person
Family Fun Night Tue 2/20 | 6-7pm | $5/person
Painting with Pikasso Tue 2/27 | 6-8pm | $25/person

Artist Reception for Bay Area Rock Art Creators

On February 16 from 6-7:30pm at the Safety Harbor Museum we are holding a reception for the featured artists in our latest exhibit 'Bay Area Rock Art'. This art movement started with the idea in mind to make someone smile by painting, hiding & finding these unique rock art pieces. The reception is a chance to talk to the artists about their motivations and to learn how you can get involved.

Are you interested in making your own rock art masterpiece? We are holding a Make & Take Crafts class for parents and their children this Thursday, February 1st from 6-7pm for $5/person. Bring the whole family along on Tuesday, February 20th from 6-7pm for our Family Fun Night. It is sure to be a rockin' good time for all ages!

Safety Harbor Public Library Events

Visit the Library's website for more information on these events.

Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher Sun 2/4 | 2pm | Free
Cut the Cable Thu 2/8 | 6:30pm | Free
Terez Hartmann: Laws of Attraction Thu 2/22 | 6:30pm | Free

SHPL Announces Bike Rack Design Contest

The Safety Harbor Public Library and the Friends of the Safety Harbor Library are seeking design submissions for new, artistic bike racks. Two ordinary library bike racks at the library will be replaced with an extraordinary design combining public art with functionality. The winner will receive design recognition and a $50 gift card to a local Safety Harbor restaurant. Applications and more information can be found at the Library's website. Submissions are due by 6pm on Friday, March 2.

The SHPL Foundation Seeks Artists for their Art on Canvas Fundraiser

The Safety Harbor Library Foundation is seeking artists of all ages and anyone creative to paint and donate a creative canvas for their Art on Canvas Fundraiser.   
There is no artist or entry fee. Group, family, and club entries are also encouraged. Artists supply their own canvas of any size. Artists will not be paid for their time or materials, however artists and group names will be honored in the Library and on the Foundation website where pictures of each donated canvas can be viewed. Prizes will be awarded for the Most Creative, Staff Favorite, and People’s Choice. For more information, visit the Library's website!

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