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April programs planned at Northwest Regional Library

March 30, 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

April 2-30

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

Free Legal Clinic: Immigration

6 p.m., Tuesday, April 3

Florida Rural Legal Services presents a free legal information session regarding immigration laws and services.

English Caf

10:30 a.m., Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26

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

DEAR Day Celebration

9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, April 12

DEAR stands for Drop Everything and Read. To encourage a space for all ages, we are opening up a place in our library for you to enjoy a moment to just read. This event is for all ages.

New Movie Matinee

1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 18

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.

Tea Time Talks

6 p.m., Tuesday, April 24

Join us for an evening of books, fun and cookies. The last Tuesday of each month, we will be hosting a book club where everyone is welcome to stop by to discuss their favorite books. 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

Toddler Tales

10:15 a.m., Mondays, April 2, 9, 16, 23

11:15 a.m., Mondays, April 2, 9, 16, 23

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.

Baby Rhyme Time

10 a.m., Saturday, April 14

10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25

For babies ages birth 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.

Preschool Storytime

10:15 a.m., Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26

11:15 a.m., Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26

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. Space is limited to 15 children per class. Children must be registered for each class individually.

Family Storytime

10 a.m., Saturday, April 28

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

Kids Read Down Fines

10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, April 14, 28

5-7 p.m., Tuesdays, April 3, 17

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.

Super Fun Saturday

10 a.m. Saturday, April 7

Come play with us at the library. Activities change monthly and vary from dancing, storytelling, art projects and more. Fun for the whole family. Registration not required.

National Library Week Craft

Monday, April 9 - Saturday, April 14

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

Celebrate National Library Week by creating your own bookmark. We will have cardstock cut to bookmark size and then it is up to you to use the materials provided to decorate a bookmark of your very own. Available while supplies last.

Kindness Club

4 p.m., Tuesday, April 10

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 March 13.

DEAR Day Celebration

Thursday, April 12

DEAR stands for Drop Everything and Read. To encourage a space for all ages, we are opening up a place in our library for you to enjoy a moment to just read. This event is for all ages.

STEAM Club: Art Market

4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 17

For children in grades K-5. 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.

Lego Club

2 p.m., Saturday, April 21

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

Celebrate Da

11 a.m., Monday, April 30

El Da de los nios/El Da de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Da, is a celebration every day of children, families and reading that culminates on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Join us for this special storytime that includes bilingual story sharing, crafts and music. Registration requested.

Teen Programs

Kids Read Down Fines

10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, April 14, 28

5-7 p.m., Tuesdays, April 3, 17

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.

TAG - Teen Advisory Group

4:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 4

Be the change you want to see in the world. Learn about issues that affect our community and inspire change through monthly community service projects at the library. Guest speakers, materials for the service projects and snacks provided. For teens in grades 6-12. New projects every month. Registration not required.

Game On

Monday, April 9

1:30 p.m. High School Edition

4 p.m. Middle School Edition

Now's the time to settle the score. Join in the fun and challenge your friends to a variety of board games and video games. Light snacks provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library.

DEAR Day Celebration

Thursday, April 12

DEAR stands for Drop Everything and Read. To encourage a space for all ages, we are opening up a place in our library for you to enjoy a moment to just read. This event is for all ages.

Art of the Book for Teens

1 p.m., Saturday, April 14

This program is for grades 6 and up. Learn about bookbinding, the insides of a book, and various techniques used by book artists. Use recycled materials to create your own journal that focuses on function and style. Registration required, space is limited.

On the Table Teens: DIY Painted Feathers

Monday, April 16-20

Monday, April 9 - Saturday, April 14

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

For teens in grades 6-12. Feathers make a great canvas. Drop by the Teen Zone and create your own painted feather to use as a decoration, bookmark or accessory.

The Northwest Regional Library is located at 519 Chiquita Boulevard 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.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lee County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in its services, programs or activities. To request an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a reasonable modification to participate, contact Joan LaGuardia, 239-533-2314, Florida Relay Service 711, or jlaguardia@leegov.com. Accommodation will be provided at no cost to the requestor. Requests should be made at least five business days in advance.

 
 
 

 

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