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.
To register for Home Delivery, complete the online home delivery application or call 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 registration questionnaire form is required to enroll in the program. Letters will be sent to participants at least once a month. Start or stop letters anytime by contacting Outreach Services by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-724-1525 x4107.
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. Continued driver education reduces your chances of receiving traffic violations, accident involvement, and may qualify you for an insurance discount.
To register for in-person classes, visit our events calendar or call 727-724-1525. The course is also available as an online course that can be taken at any time.
Alzheimer's Association: Florida Gulf Coast
Art Connects Alz, Mondays at 1pm (Virtual program)
The Safety Harbor Public Library, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, presents a fun creative program that encourages self 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.
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. All SHINE in-person events have been cancelled at this time due to COVID 19 and variant risks.
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. In-person library events are now available, check our library events and programs calendar. Need a Ukulele? Check-out a Ukulele instrument starter kit and start learning today. A family friendly program.
Sign-in with TBUS online: www.meetup.com/tampabayukes.
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.
- PBS Great American Read Book Club on Facebook. Celebrate America's greatest reads and share your own voice.