The July programs at the Cape Coral Library are all about summer fun for the young culminating in an End of Summer Party July 26.
The extensive list of July's excitement for teens begins early:
- Thursday, July 3, at 3 p.m.: A program on Improvisation, designed to help teens better understand how others respond to different challenges. Performing exercises of similar scenes with different games, teens first learn to master the basics of improv, then move into more complex exercises.
- Thursday, July 10, at 3 p.m.: "Forces and Motion," featuring LEGO models to understand principles of friction, force, inertia and kinetic energy.
- Thursday, July 24, at 3 p.m.: Nae Nae Dance the latest craze is available to those who sign up.
- Saturday, July 26, at 2 p.m.: End of Summer Party. Teen Bucks are required to attend this party where auctions award interesting prizes (paid for by library-earned Teen Bucks).
But the teen programs aren't the only excitement at the Cape Coral Library. Programs for all ages include:
- Wednesday, July 2, at 6 p.m.: Pop, Bang, Wow by 9th Period Show.
- Tuesday, July 8, at 2 p.m.: Cowboy Science.
- Wednesday, July 9, at 6 p.m.: Animal Stories of the Amazon Rain Forest by Katie Adams.
- Tuesday, July 15, at 2 p.m.: World of Reptiles by John Storms.
- Wednesday, July 16, at 6 p.m.: Fizz, Boom, Read! By Mad Science.
- Wednesday, July 23, at 6 p.m.: Out of My Hands Juggling by Gerard Tricarico.
As if these programs weren't excitement enough, Baby-Parent Rhyme Time and Family Story Time continue. Check Leelibrary.net for all on-going programs including English Caf, Chess Anyone? and Craft Corner. (Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library.)
In the Cape Coral Library Art Gallery
(Sponsored by the Friends
of the Cape Coral Library)
- Ralph Del Coro's egg art has been one of the longest-running, most popular, exhibits. The Friends are grateful for his generous, time-expanded exhibit.
- Beginning June 16, cross stitch art by Kathlyn (Lyn) Reeves began exhibiting in the gallery. An artist her entire life, Reeves has tried her hand at many mediums but has a passion for counted cross stitch. She has owned two art galleries, one in Cape Coral and one in Franklin, Tenn. She divides her time between the two states when she is not traveling around the world.
- And paintings by Kathi Smith are on display. Born in Virginia, raised in Ala., Smith moved from Birmingham to Sanibel in 1982. And, in 2000, moved again - this time to Pine Island, where she became a member of the Pine Island Art Associa-tion. She has received numerous awards including a first place painting, one of two Judge's Recognition Awards at the Art Council of SW Florida's 2010-2011 Winners Circle in Punta Gorda. A self-taught artist, Smith's originality flourishes. She has had a preference for oil because the medium can be manipulated - but has recently ventured into watercolor.
- Patricia Vilela displays her exquisite jewelry creations in the glass cases.
CAPE CORAL LIBRARY HOURS:
9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. (Closed July 4-5.)
Getting a library card is free and easy. Just visit library.lee-county.com to apply online or stop by your library.
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 461-4348 (TTY). Assisted living devices are available. The 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.
All of the money the Friends of the Cape Coral Library raise is through book sales, dues and other events which are used to purchase materials, furniture and other items that can not be included in the County library budget. Books, CDs, DVDs, etc. are accepted throughout the year for the two book sales, April and November, the major fundraisers. Small quantities can be delivered to the library circulation desk. Books can also be picked up at your home if you have a large donation which is tax deductible. (A receipt can be provided.) Leave a message on hotline: 349-2572 or e-mail capefriends.org.
Patty Duncan for the Friends of the Cape Coral Lee County Library; 921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral; 239-533-4500; TTY 485-1141.