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Programs for month of August at Northwest Regional Library

July 12, 2013
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

English Caf

10:30 a.m., Thursdays,

Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Practice your English with English Cafe, a free, conversation session for adult ESOL and ESL students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Participants may start at any time. Advanced registration is not necessary.

Exhibit: Vacation in Your Own Backyard, Aug. 8 31

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

In partnership with the Lee County Tourism and Convention Bureau, the exhibit showcases places in our community where family and friends can explore and enjoy our beautiful area on a budget.

Discover Lee County Parks

& Recreation

1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10

Discover the treasures of Lee County Parks & Recreation. Join us for a fun, informative introduction and overview of all that Lee County Parks & Recreation has to offer. The opportunities are endless!

The Mohawk Project & Scuba Diving in Lee County

2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14

Mike Campbell, with the Lee County Marine Services Artificial Reef Program shares opportunities for diving and fishing on the 20 artificial reefs located in Lee County. Of special interest is the USS MOHAWK Veterans Memorial Reef, sunk in July of 2012, which has become an underwater diving destination due to its variety of marine life including whale sharks. This summer the MOHAWK will double as an underwater art gallery featuring the photography of Andreas Franke.

Taste DeliciousLee

2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17

Nancy MacPhee of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau shares information on the bureau's efforts in strengthening the local tourism experience. Highlighting restaurants that serve locally sourced produce and seafood not only makes a community more sustainable, but highlights agriculture, Florida's second most important economic driver. Attendees at this presentation will enjoy a 'taste' of Lee and be entered in a drawing to win "Simply Florida" a cookbook of favorite recipes by Floridians.

Family

Baby-Parent Rhyme Time

10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, Aug. 21, 28

Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby! These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required.

Family Storytime

10:30 a.m., Thursdays, Aug. 22, 29

This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required.

Children

Kids Read Down Fines

10 a.m. 12 p.m., Saturdays, Aug. 3, 17

5 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 13, 27

Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only.

Turn On Your Brain

6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6

Rev up your brain power at this fun-filled program. Have a brilliantly good time with stories, games and crafts designed to make you think. Registration is requested.

Teen

On the Table: Locker Tube Blast

Aug. 1 16

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

Want to keep your locker organized this year? Stop by On-the-Table located in the Teen Zone and create an organizer tube using duct tape and recycled materials. Bring a friend and create.

Kids Read Down Fines

10 a.m. 12 p.m., Saturdays, Aug. 3, 17

5 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Aug. 13, 27

Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only.

Game'n

3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14

Play Wii, board games, relay races or Minute to Win It. Your choice. Join in the fun and light snacks. Registration is 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. A sign language interpreter is available with 5 business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk.

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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