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Updated: 02/19/2015 06:26:24PM

Interested in volunteering at the library?

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Ashley Elliott

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The election is over and Thanksgiving is fast approaching. To help you pass the time we have plenty of activities planned this week. Always remember, it is all free at your library.

Monday will be the Nook Class at 1 p.m. This is a chance to learn how to set up your Nook and be able to use Overdrive to download free ebooks. Spaces are still available. Call today to sign up.

Plan to spend your lunch break Tuesday with us. The Brown Bag Music Program is back. Starting at noon, listen to Bartow High School students play while enjoying a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided and the program generally last about an hour.

Attention little pilgrims and Indians. Thursday afternoon is a special story time and craft in honor of Thanksgiving. Learn the real story behind the holiday and make some table decorations for your own Thanksgiving feast. This program is designed for ages 6-8 and begins at 4 p.m.

Halloween may be over, but vampires are still popular. Thursday afternoon will be a showing of “Breaking Dawn Part 1” for teens. The movie will begin at 3 p.m. and popcorn will be provided. Stop in for a refresher on the plot before Part 2 hits theaters.

Next Saturday will be a full day of fun for the family. Paws to Read therapy dogs will be stopping in for a visit at 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages can read to the sweet animals and receive a free sticker and book. Stick around for the Polk Museum of Art Family Project that is going on upstairs. It is free to the public and all supplies will be provided by the museum. This will begin at
11:30 a.m. If you still haven’t had your fill of the library, stay for Disney’s “Brave.” The movie starts at 2:30 p.m and runs for 100 minutes. The movie is rated PG. Popcorn, drinks and candy will be served for a small charge.

The Bartow Public Library is looking for one or two individuals that would have the experience and the time to help here at the Bartow Public Library. The AARP provides volunteers training for this kind of service, but we currently have no volunteers from Bartow. If you are interested, please contact Roxann at the Bartow Public Library at 863-534-0131.