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September programs at Northwest Regional Library

August 17, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Next month's roster of activities at Northwest Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public:

ADULTS

Exhibit: Hemingway in Florida and Cuba

Sept. 1 14

Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 12 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. 5 p.m.

Hemingway in Florida and Cuba features photographs of Hemingway's life from 1929 to 1960, illustrated with text highlighting key events of this time.

Sponsored by the Florida Center for the Book of Broward County.

English Caf

10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27

Practice your English with English Cafe, a free, conversation session for adult ESOL and ESL students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Participants may start at any time. Advanced registration is not necessary.

Hemingway's Boat: The Real Story of the "Pilar"

Presented by Hilary Hemingway

11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8

During Ernest's Hemingway's time in Cuba, his boat, the "Pilar," was very special to him. Hilary Hemingway reveals the innovations made by Ernest that we still find in our modern sport fishing boats. In addition, her recent exclusive access to the restoration of the "Pilar" in Cuba finally provides an answer to the mystery of the Cuban "Pilar": Is it the original or a copy?

Exhibit: Picturing America

Sept. 19 Nov. 2

Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 12 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. 5 p.m.

Northwest Regional Library is proud to present a fascinating visual display of our nation's history and culture, as seen through masterpieces of American art. High quality reproductions of paintings, sculpture, architecture, fine crafts and photography bring the past alive for people of all ages. This exhibit is made possible by the "We the People" program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which strives to promote citizenship through a fresh appreciation and understanding of the American experience.

FAMILY

Baby-Parent Rhyme Time

10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26

Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby! These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required.

Family Storytime

10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27

This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required.

CHILDREN

Kids Read Down Fines

10 a.m. 12 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 1, 15

5 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11

Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card.

Reading Academy

4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27

Reading, spelling, puppets and games! Get a reading boost with this fun-filled program. For grades K-5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library. Registration is required and begins August 6th.

Minute to Win It

6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18

Based on the TV game show "A Minute to Win It," competing individuals will attempt a series of challenges to win prizes. Gamers, judges, and audience participants welcome. For ages 7 - 12. Registration is required and begins on Sept. 1

TEENS

Kids Read Down Fines

10 a.m. 12 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 1, 15

5 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11

Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card.

It's Where? - Scavenger Hunt

1 p.m. 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19

The challenge: Find all the answers to the Back-to-School photo scavenger hunt. The prize: awesome headphones. Test your library knowledge, find the answer and then take a photo on your cell. Winners will be selected by random drawing from those with the correct answers. Headphones provided by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library.

TEEN ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY

Lauren Oliver's "Before I Fall" Challenge:

Write a New Ending

Sept. 10 Oct. 15

Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 12 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. 5 p.m.

Would you change the ending of Lauren Oliver's "Before I Fall"? What would your ending be like? Using just 250 words max, re-write the ending and submit your entry to the Teen Zone reference desk for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. Entries must be submitted by 6 p.m. on October 15. The winner will be announced October 31.

TEEN ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY

Lauren Oliver's "Before I Fall" Trivia

Sept. 10 Oct. 20

Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 12 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. 5 p.m.

Watch the Teen Zone TV screen for "Before I Fall," trivia questions. Get the right answer and win a mini-prize.

TEEN ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY

Lauren Oliver's "Before I Fall" Book Discussion

and Author Interview

3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19

What's the story behind "Before I Fall," Lauren Oliver's Top Ten Teen Book winner for 2011? Teenage Samantha had it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. That Friday should have been just like any other, but it wasn't. After she dies in a car crash, Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself.

Join us and watch a YouTube interview with Lauren Oliver and chat about this book.

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The Northwest Regional Library is located at 519 Chiquita Boulevard N. in Cape Coral. For information about a program or to register, please call the library at (239) 533-4700.

 
 

 

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