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Northwest Regional Library plans activities for September

August 17, 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

Saturday Cinema

1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1

Enjoy an afternoon out of the house and away from the kids. We'll show a popular movie you might have missed from the last year while snacking on popcorn. This program is for adults only and movie ratings will vary.

English Caf

10:30 a.m., Thursdays, Sept. 6, 20, 27

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

Job-Link Budgeting Class: Set Some Goals

6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11

A goal without a plan is a dream. Einstein said it best. "Failing to plan is planning to fail." Map your way to success. Offered through Goodwill's Job-Link program.

Redesign a Book Cover Contest

Sept. 17 29

Available during normal library operating hours: Tuesday: 12 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. 6 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. 5 p.m.

Pick a favorite book (or even one you hate) and create a cover that really represents the book inside. Submit your artwork Sept. 17 - Oct. 19. Judging will take place the week after and award the first, second and third place winners with a ribbon and prize.

New Movie Matinee

1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19

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, Sept. 25

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.

Artsy Adult Craft: String Art

1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29

Join us for another artsy adult craft. Put straight pins into corkboard in fun shapes. Then, use colored string to wrap around the pins to create a string art wall hanging. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required.

Storytime

Baby Rhyme Time

10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26

10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8

During this special storytime for babies up to 18 months, caregivers and babies learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance.

Preschool Storytime

10:15 & 11:15 a.m., Thursdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27

Your preschooler will build relationships with other children, books and the library in a storytime designed specifically for them. Space is limited to 15. Children must be registered for each class individually. Registration is required.

Toddler Tales

10:15 & 11:15 a.m., Mondays, Sept. 10, 17, 24

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.

Registration is required. Seating is guaranteed until the start of the program only.

Family Storytime

10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22

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

Children's Programs

Kids Read Down Fines

10 a.m. - noon, Saturdays, Sept. 1, 15, 29

5-7 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 4, 18

Children and teens earn a $2 coupon or 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 and applies only to overdue charges.

On the Table Craft: Grandparents Day Cards

Sept. 4 8

Available during normal library operating hours: Tuesday: 12 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. 6 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. 5 p.m.

Create a fun card for your grandparent(s) for Grandparents Day on Sept. 9.

Speak Out! Favorite Challenged Books

Sept. 4 29

Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 12 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday:

9 a.m. 5 p.m.

In honor of Banned Books Week, participate in a voting contest to find our favorite challenged book of all time. Please join us each week for a new ballot. The winner will be posted on the board until Oct. 15.

Family Game Day

10 a.m. 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10

Come and have a fun time with the family. Carts full of board and card games will be available for your entertainment. Borrow one from our desk and play the game in the YS Room. All we ask is that you return it upon completion.

Kindness Club

4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11

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. This month we will be making cards for first responders. For grades K-5. Sponsored by the Friends of Northwest Regional Library. Registration begins Aug. 14.

Dot Day Celebration

10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 14

Join us at the library to celebrate International Dot Day, based on Peter H. Reynolds' book "The Dot." Preschoolers are encouraged to make their mark with art. Dress for mess. Sponsored by the Friends of Northwest Regional Library. For ages 2 - 5. Registration begins Aug. 17.

Lego Club

2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15

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

On the Table Craft: Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 17 - 29

Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 12 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday:

9 a.m. 5 p.m.

Create a tissue paper flower to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. While supplies last.

STEAM Club: Fantastic Flyers

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

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.) This program is for children in grades K-5. Registration is required.

Teen Programs

Kids Read Down Fines

10 a.m. - noon, Saturdays, Sept. 1, 15, 29

5 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 4, 18

Children and teens earn a $2 coupon or 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 and applies only to overdue charges.

Teen Movie Night

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

For teens in grades 6 -12. Let's have some snacks while we hang out and watch a movie.

On the Table Craft: Stress Balls

1 5 p.m., Thursdays - Saturdays in September

For teens, grades 6-12. Feeling a little stressed out lately? Need to squeeze your feelings out? Not to worry; We've got you covered. Stop by the Teen Zone and create your new best friend, Mr. or Ms. Squishy Stress Ball. All supplies are provided while they last.

Teen Advisory Group

4:15 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6

Teens, 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.

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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