The Friends of the Cape Coral Library invite you to become a member of the group. They meet bi-monthly in the Cape Coral Library meeting room at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays for a social hour, a short business meeting, and an interesting program. Come and meet friendly people with shared interests. All of the money the Friends accumulate through book sales, dues, and other fund raising campaigns are used to purchase materials, furniture and other items that cannot be included in the County Library budget. We recently purchased a refrigerator for the library meeting room.
Cape Coral Library hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed Sunday.
Art Gallery exhibits: Sponsored by volunteers and funded by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library. This month we continue to feature a husband and wife team.
John Merchant, - writer and artist. His activities in the visual arts have been spasmodic, though he has drawn and painted since childhood. His formal art training was acquired through a succession of vocational classes, spread over many years, and included five years as a part time student at the College of Art in Sheffield, England. His creative efforts have centered on clay and on stone abstract sculpture.
Sands Fay Mark - artist. While completing her Master of Arts in psychology at the New School for Social Research in Manhattten, she also took courses in art therapy. After reading about the Center for the Arts in Bonita Springs, she and her husband decided to join and began classes. Her paintings are in mixed media and display her love of color.
Petra Kaiser - glass artist. For 12 years Petra has been able to work in glass full time. Specializing in creating and developing new forms, she combined interesting design with high quality standards. Her inspiring glass will spark your curiosity, transforming your perspective every time you look at them. With minimalist designs and subtle effects, the pieces change depending on light reflection, or your position and mood at the time.
Programs sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Chess: Participants enjoy an evening of chess at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Everyone is welcome. Bring a personal chess set if preferred. Registration is requested.
Summer reading program. Friends of the Library will once again sponsor the popular Summer Reading Program. What better way to keep kids of all ages busy and entertained during the hot summer days. It isn't too late to register for the July events. If you don't have a library card getting one is free and easy. Just visit Library.lee-county.com to apply on line, or just stop in to the library.
Gaming for Tweens. Wii Sports Spectacular! Thursday, July 7, 2 p.m. Celebrate Chinese culture by creating your own picture and then framing it using chopsticks. Registration required..
Creative Jewelry Workshop, Monday 6 p.m. July 11. Join us and create the latest fashion accessory. Make a junk drawer bracelet or woven leather and bead bracelet using unique items to create a funky design. We will provide the supplies, you bring your own creativity and style to make the design your own. Registration required.
Rock n' Roll Over Dead, Thursday, July 14, 2 p.m. The music librarian has been found dead. Can the "Battle of the Bands" go on without the librarian? Help us solve the mystery. Registration required.
Book Arts Workshop - Hand Bound Journals, Monday July 18, 6 p.m. Hand bind a blankbook using a simple long stitch binding. Then, make your book unique by collaging the cover with beautiful papers colorful yarn, unusual pictures, charms and beads. Bring a copy of a personal photo, special letter or poem if you'd like to include one in your collage. Registration required.
End of Summer Party and Auction, Saturday, July 30, 3 p.m. You have read, you have watched, now it's your time to win it. Bring all your Teen Bucks and join us as we have our end of summer party and auction for cool prizes. You must have Teen Bucks to attend end of summer party
Tales From India, by Katie Adams, Tuesday, July 5, 2 p.m.
Sunny days, by the Battersby Due, Wednesday, July 6, 6 p.m.
Japanese Drumming by Tampa Taiko, Tuesday July 12, 2 p.m. (Sponsored by the Friends of the Library) Tickets available July 5.
Out of my Hands Juggling by Gerard Tricarico, Wednesday, July 13, 6 p.m. (Sponsored by the Friends of the Library) Tickets available July 5. .
Native American Culture by Ed Winddancer, Tuesday, July 19 1 p.m. (Sponsored by the Friends of the Library)
Adventures Here, There and Everywhere by Showtime for Kids, Wednesday, July 20, 6 p.m. (Sponsored by the Friends of the Library) Tickets available July 11
Jiggleman by Erik Helfrich, Tuesday, July 26, 2 p.m. (Sponsored by the Friends of the Library) Tickets available July 18
Explore the World by Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Wednesday, July 27, 6 p.m. Tickets available July 18.
All Lee County Library System programs are free and open to the public. A sign language interpreter is available with 48 hours notice. Call the Deaf Service Center at 461-0334 (voice) or 461-0438 (TTY). Assisted listening devices are available. Lee County Library System also offers free access to books, DVDs videos, books-on-CD electronic resources and other items from a vast collection.
The Lee County Library System makes it possible for people who ordinarily couldn't visit the library to enjoy reading through the Bookmobile, Books-By-Mail, Talking Books and Literacy programs. There's something for everyone at the libraries.
Joyce Lyons for the Friends of the Cape Coral Library, 921 S.W. 39th Terrace. Voice, 533-4500-TTY 485-1141.