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Northwest Regional Library schedules programs, activities for March

February 23, 2018
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 Programs

Exhibit: Birds of Southwest Florida

March 1 30

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

English Caf

10:30 a.m., Thursdays,

March 1, 8, 15, 22

Free, informal conversation sessions for adult ESOL/ESL students.

Free Legal Clinic Bankruptcy

6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6

Florida Rural Legal Services presents a free legal information session regarding bankruptcy. Registration is required.

Florida's Amazing Birds

3 p.m., Saturday, March 10

Jason Boeckman of Lee County's Conservation 20/20 program discusses Florida's many feathered friends, both familiar and rare, and the more than 25,000 acres of nature preserves that exist across the county for residents and visitors to explore.

New Movie Matinee

1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 21

Join us for a showing of a newly-released-on-DVD movie each month. We'll pop some popcorn and grab one of the hottest newly released DVDs to show. Movie ratings will vary and this program is primarily intended for adult audiences.

Haunted Folklore of South Florida

2 p.m., Saturday, March 24

Have you heard the one about Calusa spirits who sing to draw people into the Manatee River? Or, was it music from a beautiful young girl kidnapped by a pirate? Join folklorist, author and legend tripper Christopher Balzano to learn the truth behind the myths and discover which of the area's ghost stories should make you shiver and which are just tall tales.

Tea Time Talks

6 p.m., Tuesday, March 27

Get recommendations from friends, neighbors, and librarians on everything from recent releases to forgotten classics. Tea and cookies will be provided. No registration required.

Storytime

Baby Rhyme Time

10 a.m. Saturday, March 10

10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, March 14, 28

For babies up to 18 months. During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. First come, first served.

Toddler Tales

10:15 a.m., Mondays, March 12, 26

11:15 a.m., Mondays, March 12, 26

For ages 18-36 months. This interactive and active time for toddlers and their caregiver is designed to advance prereading and social skills. They will experience storytelling, wordplay, felt board stories, fingerplays, puppets, singing, music-making, socializing, dancing, and, of course, books. Space is limited to 15 children per class. Children must be registered for each class individually.

Preschool Storytime

10:15 a.m., Thursdays, March 15, 29

11:15 a.m., Thursdays, March 15, 29

Your preschooler will continue to build relationships with other kids, books and the library in a storytime designed specifically for them. The stories and activities are more complex, but just as fun. First come, first served. Space is limited to 15 children per class. Children must be registered for each class individually.

Family Storytime

10 a.m., Saturday, March 24

Your whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of prereading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. First come, first served.

Children's Programs

March Madness: Cats vs. Dogs

March 1 31

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

Vote for your favorite cat and dog characters. Stop by the Youth Service Reference desk each week for a new ballot and even make a guess on who will win: cats or dogs? You will have a barking good time helping choose the purrfect winners.

Toddler-Preschool Movement

and Stretch

10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 1

For ages 2-5. Caregivers help their toddlers and preschoolers learn about movement, stretching and mindfulness in this unique class designed just for them. Please wear comfortable clothing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library. Registration begins Feb. 8.

Kids Read Down Fines

10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays,

March 3, 17, 31

5 - 7 p.m.n Tuesdays, March 6, 20

Children and teens can earn a $2 credit for every 15 minutes they read in the designated area for a total of $8 in one session. Credit may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only and applies only to charges on overdue materials. Please bring your library card.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

5 p.m., Tuesday, March 6

What happens when the library lights go out? Northwest Library is inviting all stuffed animals (and their humans) to a Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Bring a second favorite stuffed animal, listen to a story, and tuck in stuffy for the night at the library. Return the following day to pick them up and see what mischief ensued while you were away. Registration begins Feb. 6. All ages welcome.

A Reading Celebration

10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 8

For children ages 2-5.Come and celebrate the love of reading with us. Seuss inspired game and activity stations will be available for children to enjoy with their caregivers. Sponsored by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library.

Kindness Club

4 p.m., Tuesday, March 13

Join us at the library to create kindness in our community. Kids can participate in fun activities designed to encourage kindness and help make the world a better place/ For grades K-5. Sponsored by the Friends of Northwest Regional Library. Registration begins Feb. 13.

Lego Club

2 p.m., Saturday, March 17

Join us for a short story and Lego building activities. Legos provided for use during this program.

STEAM Club: Gadgets and Gizmos

4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20

For children in grades K-5.Come and Join us for fun experiments and projects as we explore the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.) Please dress appropriately for the creative process (dress for mess). Registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library.

Teen Programs

Kids Read Down Fines

10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays,

March 3, 17, 31

5-7 p.m., Tuesdays, March 6, 20

Children and teens can earn a $2 credit for every 15 minutes they read in the designated area for a total of $8 in one session. Credit may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only and applies only to charges on overdue materials. Please bring your library card.

Teen Tech Week: Libraries are for Creating

March 5 9

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

Drop by the Teen Zone and try out all of our gadgets, gizmos and resources through hands-on discovery, learning and creating.

TAG - Teen Advisory Group

4:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 7

For students in grades 6-12. Join us for fun, friends, food and some worthwhile community service.

Teen on the Table Craft:

DIY Beverage Coasters

March 12 - 16

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

Design and personalize your own beverage coaster. Use it to decorate your room and keep your furniture dry.

The Northwest Regional Library is located at 519 Chiquita Blvd., N., in Cape Coral. For more information about a program or to register, please call the library at 239-533-4700. Check the Lee County Library System's website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 239-479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program.

 
 
 

 

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