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Adult Computer Class

Adult Computer Class

Bartow, Florida-- The Bartow Public Library offers a computer class for adults.

One takes place on Monday, May 14, and the other takes place on Monday, May 21. 

Both classes begin at 1 p.m. 

For more information, visit the City of Bartow website

Adult Computer Class

Adult Computer Class

Bartow, Florida-- The Bartow Public Library offers a computer class for adults.

One takes place on Monday, May 14, and the other takes place on Monday, May 21. 

Both classes begin at 1 p.m. 

For more information, visit the City of Bartow website

Eight-week lane closure on Old Highway 37

Eight-week lane closure on Old Highway 37

Polk County, Florida-- According to a recent release from the Polk County Board of County Commissioners, residents should prepare for an eight-week lane closure on Old Highway 37.

While the county works to replace a water main, residents will have to avoid the mile stretch between Ewell Road and Shepard Road .

The closure begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 16 and should should be completed by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 15. 

For additional information contact Trent Taylor-Hill in the Traffic Engineering and Operations Division at 863-534-7334.

Fun day for the kids at Bartow Library Thursday

Fun day for the kids at Bartow Library Thursday

Bartow, Fla. -- Thursday is going to be a fun day for the little ones at Bartow's Public Library.

The morning event, Fun with Miss Melissa, features stories, finger plays, music, crafts, games, and films, for 18 months to 2 year olds.

It all takes place 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at the Bartow Public Library, located at 2150 South Broadway Avenue.

For more information, call (863) 534-0131.

Free GED course offered in Bartow

Free GED course offered in Bartow

Bartow, Fla. -- A high school diploma can be a valuable tool toward getting a job, especially in this tight job market.

Now, people hoping to land their GED can take free classes at the Bartow Public Library.

The next class takes place Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Library, which is located at 2150 South Broadway Avenue.  The class is free, but participants must purchse textbooks from Library for $10.

Register at the Circulation Desk.

For more information call: (863) 534-0131

'Rowdy' Gaines Olympic Pool closed for repairs

'Rowdy' Gaines Olympic Pool closed for repairs

Winter Haven, FL -- The 'Rowdy' Gaines Olympic Pool, at the Chain O'Lakes Complex, is getting a facelift!

The popular pool, used for lifeguard training, scuba diving training, a practice spot for the Winter Haven Stingrays Swim Team, and recreational swimmers, is going to be closed for two weeks beginning today, Jan. 11 while the pool liner is replaced.

The $76,875 project will be done by Aquatic Renovations Systems, Inc.

The Winter Haven Stingrays competitive swim team will practice in Lakeland until the work is done.

Busy library closing for maintenance

Busy library closing for maintenance

Winter Haven, Florida -- The Winter Haven Public Library will close for two days in December for building maintenance.

On Dec. 9 & 10, the library will be closed. Some of the projects slated to be accomplished during the 2-day closure include carpet and tile cleaning and pressure washing of the roof.

The Winter Haven Library had more than 750,000 visitors last year.

The Library will re-open Dec. 12 for regular business hours.