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Brit ex-pat living C Florida . Now working with a consultancy firm in the field of corporate governance on the international front , concerning economic policies . Also covering the area of finance , banking, international banking. An MBA graduate from the (LSE) and UCL (London) , M&A (mergers & acquisitions), economics , risk management & assessment . Martial artist (tae-kwondo, karate, savate , muy-thai) & an vowed sports ' fan , sports' junkie. Served in armed forces British ... Royal Marines . Taught unarmed combat to members of the military and also competed in tournaments prior to joining the Royal Marines . Also an avid motorcycle junkie & free running enthusiast . Tech geek and computer repair technician. Entertainment: Musical tastes _ reggae, r&b, soul, hip-hop, rap , jazz, classical. Film genres , Preferably thrillers , crime dramas Hobbies ..... reading biographies & anything by John Grisham Just a lil' something to make me feel comfortable ! Tophatal

Welcome Back …..

With the departure of Hurricane Irma from our midst, the Dundee Public Library will be resuming a number of their programs . This upcoming Friday, 22nd September there will be a Morning Story-time Session for the children starting at 10:00 am. Hosting this event will be our usual host, Mary-Ann Podbielski.

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Also , please note with the postponement of our Free Kids’ Movie Night Showing of “Boss Baby” which was due to have taken place on 15th September , this showing will now be rescheduled for 13th October, at 6:30 pm here at the Dundee Public Library. Please note it is required that those wishing to attend this event will have to register in advance due to the limited number seating (limited to forty-nine people) as mandated by the Dundee Fire Department and Town of Dundee regulations. Registration can be done by phone or in person here at the library .

Free drinks and other refreshments will be available for those attending.



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Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee , FL 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424

Friends of The Library Dundee Florida Inc
P O Box 1467
Dundee , FL 33838-1467

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Helping Hands , Playing Our Part Within The Community

Helping Hands , Playing Our Part Within The Community
Well , on Saturday afternoon for the better part of three and a half hours I spent my time at the local Community Center (Dundee Community Center, FL) with fellow local volunteers, which among them included Dundee Town Mayor Sam Pennant, his wife Doreen Pennant , Town Manager Deena Ware as well as Town Commissioners Rukhsana Harper and Bertram ‘Bert ‘ Goddard , as aid was provided to distressed local residents of not only the Town of Dundee , but also those from the surrounding area of our local community. Working in conjunction with Polk County Sheriffs Department, the town’s own Fire Department, the aid provided, was of considerable help to the residents in question who suffered immeasurable loss do to Hurricane Irma.


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On Sunday morning these volunteers and I will be back in action at the Dundee Community Center from 9:00 am until the designated finish time providing more aid to the residents in need within the community.

http://www.townofdundee.com


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Dundee Town Manager Deena Ware (left) is seen here with a Polk County Sherriff’s  Detective.

Back To School Supplies’ Drive & Ice Cream Party

On Wednesday, 2nd August, 2017 the Dundee Public Library in conjunction with Friends of The Library Dundee (Florida) Inc. will be hosting their Back To School Bash & Ice Cream Party at the Dundee Community Center (603 Lake Marie Drive , Dundee, Florida) from 10:00 am until 11:30 am . As part of the event , we will also be giving away school supplies. Two boys and two girls from differing age groups will also be offered the chance to win a backpack each, filled with an assortment of school supplies. To top off the morning’s event , our Ice Cream Party will give children the chance to enjoy some delicious ice cream alongside beverages and snacks. .

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Miz Daisy Show A Summer Reading Program Event …

Wednesday, July 19th will the be the next event as part of the Summer Reading Program hosted by Friends of The Library Dundee Florida (Inc) in conjunction with the Dundee Public Library. The venue for the event will be the Dundee Community Center located at 603 Lake Marie Boulevard , Dundee , Florida. Our guest performer will be Miz Daisy , performing her usual sustainable brand of entertainment , providing a great deal of fun and laughter as well as some timely magic as part of her performance.


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Beginning at 10:00 am, we would advise our patrons , guardians , parents and caregivers wishing to have their child attend , simply register that child in advance. This can be done by simply giving the information required to a library staff in person or calling the number listed below.

Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee , Florida (FL) 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424

Friends of The Library Dundee Florida (Inc)
P O Box 1467
Dundee, FL 33838-1467

Dundee Community
603 Lake Marie Drive
Dundee, FL 338383

Miz Daisy (Miz Daisy Entertainment)
Facebook : http://facebook.com/MizDaisyEntertainment


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Ronald McDonald Show : A 2017 Summer Reading Program Event ….

Another fun day for the children as the Dundee Public Library in conjunction with Friends of The Library Dundee hosted another event as part of their Summer Reading Program. Wednesday , June 28th , Ronald McDonald took center-stage as he provided the children with a morning of fun-filled entertainment. The venue for this was the Dundee Community Center , with the auditorium filled with kids, parents, guardians and custodians. Also in attendance were the children from Camp Rock , part of the Polk County Parks & Recreation’s initiative of a Summer Camp for the kids throughout the Summer.


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The volunteers from Friends of The Library would like to take this opportunity to thank Ronald McDonald for his appearance at the Dundee Community and his being able to provide the children with a great deal of entertainment on Wednesday.

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Just in case you are wondering how Ronald McDonald gets around town . Here is usual mode of transportation.

Our next presentation as part of Summer Reading Program will take place on 12th July at the Dundee Community Center at 10:00 am and will be a “ Color Your World Crayola Experience” . As usual , registration in advance will be required for the children wishing to attend the event. This can be done by phone or in person at the Dundee Library, simply leaving the information sought with a staff member.



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Information for all of our upcoming events can be found online by visiting the websites of the Dundee Public Library , Friends of The Library Dundee as well as their respective Facebook pages.

Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee, FL 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424

Friends of The Library
P O Box 1467
Dundee , FL 33838-1467

Dundee Community Center
603 Lake Marie Drive
Dundee , FL 33838

Facebook : http://facebook.com/DundeeLibraryFl
http://facebook.com/FriendsofTheLibraryDundeeFl

Back To School Supplies Drive (2017)

Friends of The Library Dundee Florida will be working in conjunction with the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in hosting and promoting their Back To School Supplies’ Drive which will be taking place at the Dundee Community Center, in Dundee Florida on the 2nd August, 2017 at 10:00 am. Donations of School Supplies can be made directly to the Dundee Public Library throughout the operating hours of the Library or at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church at the specified times indicated.


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Pastor Darriel D Brown Jr head of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and the congregation of his church welcomes all donations big or small concerning this Back To School Supplies’ Drive. Items sought are binders (folders) , pencils , markers , crayons , paper, pens, colored markers , erasers , backpacks of various sizes and rulers.

As a precursor to Friends of The Library event on the 2nd August, where FOL (Friends of The Library) will be hosting an Ice Cream Party for the children at the Dundee Community Center , Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting their Back To School Bash at their location on Saturday , 29th July . For more information concerning the church’s event in July, please call the number listed below .


 


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Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and Friends of The Library would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents and community at large for their generous response in this effort .

Dundee Public Library

202 East Main Street

Dundee , FL 33838

Telephone number : (863) 439-9424

Hours of Operation : Monday through Friday from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm

Saturday : 9:00 am until 1:00 pm

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

503 Martin Luther King Street SW

Dundee FL, 33838

Telephone number : (863) 439-3732

Facebook.com : http://facebook.com/FriendshipDundee

Dundee Community Center

603 Lake Marie Boulevard

Dundee , FL 33838

 

Summer Reading Program : Ronald McDonald Show …

Our next Summer Reading Program event will take place at the Dundee Community Center located at 603 Lake Marie Boulevard , Dundee , Florida ,33838 on Wednesday ,28th June, 2017 at 10:00 am. Guest artist will be Ronald McDonald with his self-titled Ronald McDonald Show.



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As usual we ask that parents and guardians wishing their child to attend our event , please register their names at the Dundee Public Library . Registration can be made by no later than Tuesday, 27th June at 4:00 pm . This can be done in person or by telephone at the number listed below.

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The Summer Reading Program is a co-promotional event , primarily sponsored by Friends of The Library Dundee Florida in conjunction with the Dundee Public Library .

Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee,FL 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424

Friends of The Library Dundee Inc
P O Box 1467
Dundee, FL 33838-1467

Dundee Community Center
603 Lake Marie Boulevard
Dundee, FL 33838


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Summer Reading Program : Reptile Discovery

Summer Reading Program : Reptile Discovery

In the aftermath of the first Summer Reading Program co-hosted , conducted by the Dundee Public Library and Friends of The Library Dundee Inc (Florida), the staff and volunteers would like to thank those in attended the event. A special word of appreciation and thanks to our guest presenter Bruce Schwedick of Reptile Discovery who made last Wednesday’s (14th June) event such a tremendous success. We hope that he will be making another return visit to us next year.


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Our next presentation will once again be at the Dundee Community Center , this upcoming Wednesday , 21st June , start time of 10::00 am, , themed Patriotic Craft Day.

All of our Summer Reading Program events do require pre-registration and this can be done in person or by calling the Dundee Public Library at the number listed below. Simply speak with a staff member of the library informing them of the information sought. This can also be done in person at the Dundee Public .

Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee , FL 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424

Dundee Community Center
603 Lake Marie Boulevard
Dundee, FL 33838

Reptile Discovery
Website : http://reptilediscovery.com



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Film Movie Night Recap ….

Our second monthly movie presentation here at the Dundee Public Library was the hit film ‘Sing’ . This event took place this past Friday and was heartily attended by a number of children alongside their guardians or parents. Staff members and volunteers were on hand from the library as well as Friends of The Library Dundee as co-hosts of the event. It was very clear the children were very enthusiastic and warmly received the showing of ‘Sing’ .


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The next movie presentation will take place on Friday 21st July at 6:30 pm . Free tickets will be available and do remember these tickets are on a first come first serve basis and the availability will be limited to forty-nine . So be sure to make the library staff aware of your wish to attend our next movie event. Details concerning the titled movie will be made public in due course. Be on the lookout for this online or simply call in for the information.

Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee , FL 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424

Friends of The Library Dundee Florida (Inc)
P O Box 1467
Dundee , FL 33838-1467


 

 

 

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Summer Reading Program 2017 : Reptile Discovery Show.

The first of our Summer Reading Program events will be taking place on Wednesday 14th June, 2017 at the Dundee Community Center, Dundee, Florida.


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All of the programs organized are joint conjunctive efforts by the Dundee Public Library (Florida) and Friends of The Library Dundee Florida. Our first guest presenter Bruce Shwedick who will be bringing along his menagerie of reptiles for a thoroughly enjoyable show and viewing .

As always , all of our programs throughout the Summer will require the preregistration of all the children wishing to attend. Preregistration can be done by phone , leaving the required information with a staff member of the library , or it can be done in person. Registration is required for our first event by no later than Monday 12th June , 4:00 pm .

Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee,FL 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424

Friends of The Library Dundee Florida
P O Box 1467
Dundee , FL 33838-1467
Telephone number : (407) 247-8906

Dundee Community Center
603 Lake Marie Drive
Dundee , FL 33838

Reptile Discovery
Website : http://www.reptilediscovery.com



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