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East County Regional Library lists monthly programs, activities

March 29, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN , Lehigh Acres Citizen

The roster of activities at East County Regional Library for April offers topics for all ages.

The following activities are free to the public:

Adult programs

- Prehistoric Snowbirds

2 p.m. April 1

The Florida Public Archaeology Network offers an overview of the entire history of humans in Southwest Florida up until the Spanish arrived in the 1500s.

- Book Discussion: "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley

3:30 p.m. April 3

On a foggy summer night, 10 privileged passengers and one down-on-his-luck painter depart Martha's Vineyard before plunging into the ocean. With only two survivors remaining, odd coincidences begin to point to a conspiracy: Was it merely dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work?

- Chess Anyone?

4 p.m. April 3, 10, 17 and 24

Rise to the chess challenge and join the fun. Chess enthusiasts of all ages are welcome. Bring your own chess set or use one of ours. This program is provided by Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- English Cafe

6 p.m. April 3 and 24

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

- Intermediate Computer Skills

10 a.m. April 4

Learn intermediate computer skills with the guidance of a technology instructor. Using Windows 7, this class covers a variety of topics including identifying keyboard shortcuts, using the control panel, removing programs, backing up files and more. Space is limited and registration is required.

- Download Drop-in

11 a.m. April 4 and 18

Receive personalized help downloading e-books, movies, music and more from the library's online library. Bring your tablets, phones, e-readers and other digital devices for a hands-on help session. Registration is required.

- Writers' Workshop Presents: Author Peter Adam Salomon

6 p.m. April 4

Award winning author Peter Adam Salomon shares his experiences in writing horror novels for young adults, editing poetry anthologies and being nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. Registration is required.

- Beginning Computer Skills

Part 1: 10:30 a.m. April 7

Part 2: 10:30 a.m. April 14

A technology instructor will cover a variety of topics including using a mouse, establishing an email account and using library online resources. Space is very limited and registration is required.

- I Can Do That! Craft - Teddy Bear Picnic

2:30 p.m. April 8

Attendees will dress up stuffed bears with jewelry and make cards to go with them. Registration is required.

- Word and Excel Basics

10 a.m. April 11

A technology instructor will provide a basic introduction to Word and Excel for new users. Using Office 2007, learn how to create and save documents, format pages, change fonts and create basic spreadsheets. Space is very limited and registration is required.

- Knitting Nook

5 p.m. April 12 and 26

A casual, self-guided group of knitters and crocheters share ideas, techniques and projects. Attendees should bring their own projects, however basic materials are available for newcomers. Sponsored by Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- Social Media Basics

10 a.m. April 18

A technology instructor will teach essential skills to make use of today's top social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Skype. Space is very limited and registration is required.

- Holocaust Remembrance: Survivor Steen Metz

6 p.m. April 19

Steen Metz tells his story of survival as a young boy in Nazi-occupied Denmark when he and his family were arrested and deported to the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in Czechoslovakia in 1943. Registration is requested.

- Savings and Budgeting Workshop

12:30 p.m. April 25

In honor of Money Smart Week, Fifth Third Bank will present a free savings and budgeting workshop.

Storytime

- Toddler Tales

10 a.m. April 5, 19 and 26

This interactive and active time for toddlers and a 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.

- Preschool Storytime

10:30 a.m. April 5, 19 and 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.

- Baby Rhyme Time

10 a.m. April 6, 20 and 27

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

- Family Storytime

10:30 a.m. April 6, 20 and 27

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

Children's programs

- R.E.A.D. to Dogs

11 a.m. April 8

R.E.A.D. companions are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team to help improve the literacy skills of children.

- Sidewalk Chalk

10 a.m. April 13

Use chalk provided by the library to create art, play games or participate in other fun activities.

- Kids Read Down Fines

4-5 p.m. April 13, 27

10-11 a.m. April 29

Children and Teens can earn a 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.

- Wii for Kids

2 p.m. April 17

Enjoy your last day of spring break by playing some Wii on our big screen.

- El Da de los Nios/El Da de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day)

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29

We're celebrating Da all day long with coloring sheets, activities and booklists. Stop by anytime to join in the fun.

Teen crafts

- DIY Teen Crafts

2 p.m. April 3

A variety of crafts will be available, from Shrinky Dinks to photo frames to DIY coasters. Program limited to high school students. Sponsored by Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- Movie Screening

2 p.m. April 4

Take a break after school and watch a movie that explains what our pets do when we are not at home. Rated PG. Program limited to high school students.

- Writers' Workshop Presents: Author Peter Adam Salomon

6 p.m. April 4

Award winning author Peter Adam Salomon shares his experiences in writing horror novels for young adults, editing poetry anthologies and being nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. Registration is requested.

- Kids Read Down Fines

4-5 p.m. April 13 and 27

10-11 a.m. April 29

Children and teens can earn a 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.

- Tween Saturdays

11 a.m. April 15

Test out Ozobot and Sphero robots and play around with coding. For grades 5-8. Sponsored by Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- East County Anime Club

4:30 p.m. April 18

For teens and tweens interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture. Program limited to grades 6-12. Sponsored by Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- Holocaust Remembrance: Survivor Steen Metz

6 p.m. April 19

Steen Metz tells his story of survival as a young boy in Nazi-occupied Denmark when he and his family were arrested and deported to the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in Czechoslovakia in 1943. Registration is requested.

- Savings and Budgeting Workshop for Teens

2 p.m. April 25

In honor of Money Smart Week, Fifth Third Bank will present a free savings and budgeting workshop for teens.

The East County Regional Library is at 881 Gunnery Road.

For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 239-533-4200.

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.

To request an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a reasonable modification to participate, contact Joan LaGuardia at 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.

Source: Lee County Library System

 
 

 

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