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September programs set at Cape Coral Lee County Public Library

August 17, 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

Chess Anyone?

5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 4, 18

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, Sept. 4, 18, 25

10 a.m., Fridays, Sept. 7, 21, 28

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

Saltwater Cowboy: Meet Local

Author Tim McBride

2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11

In 1979, Wisconsin native Tim McBride hopped into his Mustang and headed south. He was 21, and his best friend had offered him a job working as a crab fisherman in Chokoloskee Island, a town of fewer than 500 people on Florida's Gulf Coast. Easy of disposition and eager to experience life at its richest, McBride jumped in with both feet. A tale of crime and excess, "Saltwater Cowboy" is the gripping memoir of one of the biggest pot smugglers in American history. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library.

Book Signing & Discussion:

"Anhelos" by Dania Ferro

2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15

Presented in Spanish. In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Dania Ferro will be discussing and signing copies of her new book "Anhelos." Ms. Ferro has written several books in Spanish, and is well-known for her appearance on the Cristina Saralegui TV Show. The book will be available for purchase after the presentation.

Knowledge Nuggets

for Senior Care: Caregiver Burnout

1 p.m., Wednesday,

Sept. 19

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

Coloring for Grown-ups

11 a.m., Thursday,

Sept. 20

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.

Storytime

Family Storytime

10 a.m., Tuesdays,

Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25

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,

Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25

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.

Toddler Tales

10 a.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26

This interactive and active time for toddlers and their caregiver 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. First come, first served.

Baby Rhyme Time

10 a.m., Thursdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27

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

Children's Programs

An Afternoon at the Movies

1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8

A boy journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse.

Subject to change without notice. Seating is limited. First come, first served.

Escape Room: Don't Let the Pigeon

Eat All the Cookies

1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10

The Pigeon doesn't want to share his cookies so he's locked them up where no one can get them. Come to the library and help us decipher the clues and unlock the case to share some of Pigeon's favorite treats. For grades K- 3. Registration is requested as space is limited.

Kids Read Down Fines

1-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15

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.

Homeschool Connections: Read Through Time and Space

11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19

Come and explore a time or place, discover or rediscover new art, games and more. Visit the Cape Coral Public Library for suggested reading for this special program. For grades K-5. Registration is requested.

Preschool Children's Film Festival

11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 24

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.

Kids Book Club: "Ban this Book" by Alan Gratz*

3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26

For grades 3 - 5. Come prepared by reading the selected book. Meet other readers and discuss the plot, characters and more. "Ban this Book" will be available at the Youth Services desk while supplies last. Registration begins Aug. 26.

Teen Programs

Chess Anyone?

5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 4, 18

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.

Teen Book Club: "Cinder" by Marissa Meyer

4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6

Eat some snacks while chatting about "Cinder" by Marissa Meyer. This futuristic Cinderella tale features Cinder, a mechanic and cyborg who falls for Prince Kai while fixing his android. Will an evil queen's plot for world domination keep them apart? Copies of "Cinder" are available to borrow at the Children's Desk. For ages 11-18.

Galaxy Crafts

4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11

Make a nebula in a jar and some galaxy-themed magnets. For ages 11-18. All materials provided.

Kids Read Down Fines

1-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15

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.

Fandom Therapy: "Riverdale"

4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17

Do you love the "Riverdale" TV show? Join us for crafts and other activities related to your current obsession. For ages 11-18.

Anime Club

4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18

For teens and tweens interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture. Watch anime and make themed crafts. For ages 11-18.

Teen Advisory Group

4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 24

Learn about issues that affect our community and inspire change through different monthly community service projects. All materials provided, no registration needed. For ages 11-18.

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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