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Northwest Regional Library announces February schedule

January 13, 2012
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:

ADULTS

English Caf

10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23

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.

CHNEP: Understanding the Salt Marsh Ecosystem

4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7

The salt marsh community of southwest Florida is one of the most unique and rare in the United States, offering numerous ecosystem services to the community, including recreational, commercial, and aesthetic values. Learn about this fascinating slice of the environment from Jim Beever of the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council. As the foundation of life to a variety of organisms, especially the 6 federally-listed and 23 state-listed animal species found there, this habitat is now in a state of flux due to changes sea level fluctuations and human-induced impacts such as dredge and fill operations, alterations of hydrology and pollution.

Nibbles and Novels

10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8

Chat about books, discover new favorites and meet other book lovers while enjoying a snack.

CHNEP: The City of Cape Coral and the Environment

4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13

Harry Phillips, with the City of Cape Coral Environmental Resources, Division will discuss environmental practices in the city that help protect the environment and how citizens can get involved in Canal Watch, cleanup efforts, removal of invasive exotic Nile monitor lizards and Brazilian peppers, and events to educate and motivate people to protect the natural environment.

Book Discussion: Abraham Verghese's

"Cutting for Stone"

2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15

An epic tale of love, abandonment, betrayal and redemption. Not a word is wasted in this saga that spans three countries; India, Ethiopia and an inner-city hospital in New York. Registration is required.

FAMILY

Baby-Parent Rhyme Time

10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15

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, Feb. 2, 9, 16

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, Feb. 4, 18

5 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7

Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card.

Cool Stuff

6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7

For tweens ages 10-12, Cool Stuff will feature activities in science, technology and fun for the creative mind. Supplies provided by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library. Registration required.

Sweetheart Storytime and Craft

6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14

Come to the library for a special Valentine's Day storytime and craft. For ages 3 to 8. Registration begins Jan. 30.

TEENS

Kids Read Down Fines

10 a.m. 12 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 4, 18

5 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7

Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card.

Cool Stuff

6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7

For tweens ages 10-12, Cool Stuff will feature activities in science, technology and fun for the creative mind. Supplies provided by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library. Registration is required.

Be My Little Cupcake

4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14

Create a sweet treat for your Valentine. Known as a fairy cake in England and a patty cake in Australia, the cupcake can be traced back to 1796. Supplies provided by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library. Registration is required.

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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 Web site at www.lee-county.com/library, or pick up an events calendar on your next visit, 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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