The Lake County Library System will partner The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) to present a series of programs designed to educate and inform the public on life enriching topics. Julie England, an Extension Agent specializing in educational programming in health, nutrition and financial management, will present the October programs. The first will be held at the Lady Lake Public Library on Wednesday, October 7th at 2 p.m. Managing in Tough Times will address what to do during tough financial times. It will cover creating a spending plan; building an emergency fund and debt management. Managing in Tough Times will be repeated on Wednesday, October 14th at 10 a.m. in the W.T. Bland Public Library and October 21st at 2 p.m. in the Leesburg Public Library.
In November learn how to avoid holiday spending “hangovers” with Holidays on a Shoestring. This program will feature tips on how to reduce holiday stress and present ideas on inexpensive gifts. Keep your holiday traditions for less! Ms. England will be at the Helen Lehmann Memorial Library on Thursday, November 5th at 6 p.m.; the Cooper Memorial Library on Wednesday, November 18th at 2 p.m.; and again at the Umatilla Public Library on Thursday, November 19th at 10 a.m.
December Healthy Holiday Eating will be featured with great information on how to lighten up your holiday foods. You will receive ideas for eating healthy and get tips on eating out and making smart choices at parties. There will be special recipes for healthier holiday foods. The Marianne Beck Memorial Library will host a lunchtime “brown bag” program on Wednesday, December 2nd at 12:00 p.m.; the City of Tavares Public Library will hold a holiday open house featuring this program on Thursday, December 3rd at 7 p.m.; and the Fruitland Park Library will offer the program on Monday, December 14th at 6 p.m.
The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Lake County Extension provides education to adults and youth in Lake County in the areas of Family and Consumer Sciences, Residential and Commercial Horticulture, Fruit Crops, Livestock, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Development.
The public is invited to attend any or all of these educational programs. Visit the library website at http://www.mylakelibrary.org for a complete list through May, 2010.