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Cape Coral Lee County Public Library announces classes, programs for August

July 20, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Next month's roster of activities at Cape Coral Lee County Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public:

Adult Programs

Employment Workshop:

Strategy vs. "Velcro"

6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1

Most people look for work by sending out lots of resumes to see what will "stick." Savvy job seekers set a plan for getting the job. Presented by Audrey Mayrent, SWFL Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries.

Chess Anyone?

5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Aug. 7, 21

Rise to the chess challenge and join in the fun. Bring a personal chess set, if desired. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library.

English Caf

6 p.m., Tuesdays, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28

10 a.m., Fridays, Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31

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

Employment Workshop:

Presenting . . . Me!

6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8

It takes less than 30 seconds to make a great first impression. Learn how to dazzle the interviewers and present your best self. Presented by Audrey Mayrent, SWFL Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries.

Exploring Arts & Crafts: Open Session

1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14

Open crafting with one-on-one demonstrations of any previous topic. Supplies provided for greeting cards, miniature books, paper flowers, sheet candles (may be limited) and paper quilling.

Knowledge Nuggets for Senior Care

1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15

Learn some helpful tips to improve your health and maintain your independence. A new topic important to seniors will be covered each month.

Book Discussion: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot

2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15

A poor Southern farmer, Henrietta Lacks was never famous but her cells have certainly become so. Essential in the development of the polio vaccine, cloning and genetic mapping, these cells have been bought and sold for millions of dollars. However, Ms. Lacks' family never saw a dime from their sale. In her New York Times best-seller, author Rebecca Skloot recounts this tale of medical ethics and racial politics in vivid and lucid detail.

Employment Workshop: Interview 101

6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15

Do you want to learn why interviewers ask the questions they do? Do you struggle with how to answer these questions or prepare for an interview? Preparation equals confidence. Presented by Audrey Mayrent, SWFL Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries.

Coloring for Grown-ups

11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 16

The repetitive motion involved in coloring has a calming effect and adults have found this childhood activity a refreshing way to release their creativity, relieve stress and meet other participants. Materials provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library.

Employment Workshop:

Resume vs. Application

6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22

Why do you have to supply information on your application that you've already included on your resume? What skills should you showcase? Use these great tools to market yourself into your dream job. Presented by Audrey Mayrent, SWFL Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries.

Employment Workshop:

Yay! I Got the Job. Now What?

6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29

You got a fantastic job. What can you do to ensure you get the training you need to learn your position? How do you ace the introductory period? Make the most of your new position. Presented by Audrey Mayrent, SWFL Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries.

Storytime

Family Storytime

10 a.m., Tuesdays, Aug. 21, 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.

Preschool Storytime

11 a.m., Tuesdays, Aug. 21, 28

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.

Toddler Tales

10 a.m., Wednesdays, Aug. 22, 29

This interactive and active time for toddlers and their caregivers is designed to advance prereading and social skills. They'll experience storytelling, wordplay, felt board stories, fingerplays, puppets, singing, music-making, socializing, dancing and, of course, books.

Baby Rhyme Time

10 a.m., Thursdays, Aug. 23, 30

During this special story time, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance.

Children's Programs

Kids Read Down Fines

1 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18

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.

Preschool Children's Film Festival

11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 27

Dress up and take in some of the best films of children's picture books. Children will get to watch five short picture-book films and cast their ballots for the best film, leading up to the awarding of Cape Coral Public Library's first Golden Book Award in December. Registration is required as space is limited to 15 children with an accompanied caregiver. Please be on time. Registration is good until start of program.

Teen Programs

Chess Anyone?

5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Aug. 7, 21

Rise to the chess challenge and join in the fun. Bring a personal chess set, if desired. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library.

Employment Workshop:

Presenting . . . Me!

6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8

It takes less than 30 seconds to make a great first impression. Learn how to dazzle the interviewers and present your best self. Presented by Audrey Mayrent, SWFL Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries.

Cigar Box Craft

4:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 13

Turn an old cigar box into a unique work of art, perfect for your school supplies. For grades 6-12. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library.

Employment Workshop: Interview 101

6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15

Do you want to learn why interviewers ask the questions they do? Do you struggle with how to answer these questions or prepare for an interview? Preparation equals confidence. Presented by Audrey Mayrent, SWFL Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries.

Kids Read Down Fines

1 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18

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.

Anime Club

4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21

For teens and tweens interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture. Watch anime and make themed crafts. For grades 6-12. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library.

Employment Workshop:

Resume vs. Application

6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22

Why do you have to supply information on your application that you've already included on your resume? What skills should you showcase? Use these great tools to market yourself into your dream job. Presented by Audrey Mayrent, SWFL Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries.

Perler Beading

4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28

Arrange peg beads into any pattern and then iron them together to make keychains or magnets. For grades 6-12. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library.

Employment Workshop:

Yay! I Got the Job. Now What?

6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29

You got a fantastic job. What can you do to ensure you get the training you need to learn your position? How do you ace the introductory period? Make the most of your new position. Presented by Audrey Mayrent, SWFL Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries.

The Cape Coral Lee County Public Library is located at 921 S.W. 39th Terrace in Cape Coral. For more information about a program or to register, please call the library at 239-533-4500. 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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