Local author Lynda Lippman-Lockhart teaching free writing class Aug. 5 at Columbus Library

Local author Lynda Lippman-Lockhart will teach a free writing class for adults called “The Elements of Writing” at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 5 at the Columbus Library at 1289 W. Mills St.

A native of St. Petersburg, Fla., Lynda Lippman-Lockhart graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in teaching and went on to earn her English degree at the University of South Florida. She was the director of a nursery school for four years and a high school English teacher for 26 years. Upon retirement, she became a professional writer. Lippman-Lockhart honed her writing skills by attending workshops at the University of Iowa, Lesley University and Eckerd College. She has published three books – Nine Minutes to Kill, Oodles of Poodles of Dark Corner and The Laundry Room.

Polk County Public Libraries has two libraries – the Columbus Library and the Saluda Library – as well as outreach services. PCPL offers books, movies, music, audiobooks and downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, as well as public computers and wireless Internet access. PCPL offers regularly scheduled programs for people of all ages. To learn more, visit polklibrary.org.