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Northwest Regional Library plans programs for March

February 14, 2014
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:

ADULT

Exhibit: Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization (ECHO)

March 1 18

Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday - 10 a.m.

to 6 p.m.; Tuesday - noon to 8 p.m.;

Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ECHO is a nonprofit organization located on a demonstration farm in North Fort Myers. ECHO is dedicated to fighting world hunger through innovative options, agricultural training and networking with community leaders and missionaries in developing countries. ECHO seeks to find sustainable options for families growing food under difficult conditions. ECHO will be exhibiting techniques useful to subsistence farmers in developing countries. Appropriate technologies can include water purification, energy solutions, food preservation, urban gardening and more.

English Caf

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

Practice your English with English Caf, 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.

Nibbles and Novels

10:30 a.m. ,Wednesday, March 12

Enjoy a snack while chatting about books with other book lovers. Come join us.

Book Discussion:

'Quiet: The Power of Introverts

in a World That Can't Stop Talking'

by Susan Cain

2 p.m., Wednesday, March 19

This fascinating best-seller calls for a QUIET revolution in which introverts are heard and their contributions valued. A self proclaimed introvert, Cain cites solid research and gives real life examples to help us understand how we can work together for a successful and more satisfying life. Take the test and find out where you stand on the extro-introvert spectrum!

Exhibit: The Caloosa-Hatchee: Connecting

the Everglades to our Coastal Waters

March 2031

Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday - 10 a.m.

to 6 p.m.; Tuesday - noon to 8 p.m.;

Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation presents this special exhibit. Have you ever wondered how the historically diminutive river in our backyard, named for the Calusa Indians, came to be the largest outlet for excess water from Disney in Orlando to Lake Okeechobee? In this three-part exhibit, learn the history of the Caloosahatchee, the River of the Calusa, its connection to the Everglades, how it lost its waterfall, its influence on drinking water and the quality of fishing grounds and the unique and amazing wildlife that share these waters with us.

FAMILY

Baby-Parent Rhyme Time

10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 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. Thursday, March 27

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

CHILDREN

Kids Read Down Fines

10 a.m. Noon Saturdays, March 8, 22

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. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account.

Books-n-Bricks with Bricks4Kidz

6 p.m., Tuesday, March 18

Children will experience hands-on engineering fundamentals as they build motorized models (provided by the Bricks4Kidz organization) that coordinate with and enhance the fantastic stories presented by the library staff. Program is limited to 30 children in grades K-5 grade. Registration is required.

TEEN

Let's Talk Books

4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 5

Let's talk books. What could be better than sipping hot chocolate, munching a great cookie and talking about favorite books or movies? Come on in, join the fun. Thanks to the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library for providing snacks.

Kids Read Down Fines

10 a.m. noon, Saturdays, March 8, 22

57 p.m., Tuesdays, March 11, 25

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. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account.

On the Table: Keyboard Rings

Monday, March 10 Friday, March 14

Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday - noon to 8 p.m.;

Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate Teen Tech Week by creating a simple keyboard ring. Supplies provided by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library. See the YA librarian on duty for materials.

Game'n

2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27

How many books can you balance on your head and walk 20 feet? Can your team win the coconut broom race? Do you enjoy board games, card games or electronic games? Your choice. Join in the fun and light snacks.

The Northwest Regional Library is located at 519 Chiquita Blvd., N., in Cape Coral. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at (239) 533-4700. A sign language interpreter is available with 5 business days notice to library staff.

 
 
 

 

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