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‘Dream Big READ!’ events under way at library

June 22, 2012
By PATTY DUNCAN - Friends of the Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library , Cape Coral Daily Breeze


Special to The Breeze

The "Dream Big READ!" events for the summer at Cape Coral Library continue. Anyone completed the Bingo Cards? These cards require the completion of creative acts for prizes (while they last). For instance, Baby Bingo requires moms and dads to engage in such fun activities as "while giving baby a bath, recite a nursery rhyme."

July programs at the

Cape Coral Library

In addition to the activities listed on Baby Bingo cards, there is also a Baby-Parent Rhyme Time which takes place Thursdays at 10 a.m., July 12, 19 and 26.

For ages 3, 4 and 5, there are still Bingo Cards to complete. Parents can "Check out a wordless picture book. Have your child tell the story from the pictures." Prizes are still being awarded.

For ages baby through 5, there is a Family Story Time on Wednesdays at 10 a.m., July 11, 18 and 25.

Ages 5 12 programs, sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral-Lee County Library, include:

n Tuesday, July 1, at 2 p.m., Katie Adams entertains with "Star Stories.'"

n Tuesday, July 17, at 2 p.m., Ed Winddancer performs "Moccasins in Motion."

n Wednesday, July 18, at 6 p.m., "Creatures of the Night" will appear - from the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

n Tuesday, July 24, at 2 p.m., Gerard Tricarico will perform "Out of My Hands Juggling."

Teen programs take place on Thursdays at 2 p.m.:

n Beginning July 12, the program is titled "Zombification," a lesson in Zombie make-up.

n July 19 presents a thriller.

n July 28, Saturday, is the End of Summer Party and Auction (do you have your Teen Bucks for bidding on auction items?). Teen Bucks are required for the party. And remember: leftover Teen Bucks can be used to pay down library fines through Aug. 31.

BAGELS, BOOKS AND BANTER: Tuesday, July 2, at 9:30 a.m. BB&B will provide an "Open Forum." Bring a book or mention a favorite author and discuss the reasons these works (and writers) resonate. Sponsored by Friends of the Cape Coral Library.

CRAFT CORNER: Knitting and Crocheting: Mondays at 3:30 p.m. Come and learn or come to share your expertise. Registration is not required. This program is also sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library.

ENGLISH CAF: Tuesdays at 6 p.m., July 17, 24 and 31, and Fridays at 10 a.m., July 20 and 27. The Caf provides 90-minute sessions for adults to practice English. Using topics of everyday situations, current events and cultural ideas, participants can attend at any time. Registration is not required. This program is also sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

July exhibits in

the Library Art Gallery

Three talented artists continue to display:

n Dee Cooper is a jewelry artist who creates beautiful pieces in glass.

n Lois Johnson is an award-winning kiln-formed glass artisan, her creations now shown in many local art galleries. Prior to relocating in Florida, she worked as a commissioned artist, known for her portraits, botanicals and stained glass. While in New Jersey, she taught classes in various arts, including weaving and use of the spinning wheel.

n Patty Sole has sold paintings to collectors in Germany, London, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Portugal and all across the U.S. Working in acrylics and oil, she currently teaches at the Cape Coral Art League and Pine Island Art Association as well as the Landings community.

Cape Coral Library hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. If you don't have a library card, getting one is free and easy. Just visit to apply online or stop by your library.

All Lee County Library System programs are free and open to the public. A sign language interpreter is available with 48 hours notice. Call the Deaf Service Center at 461-0334 (voice) or 461-4348 (TTY). Assisted living devices are available. The Lee County Library System also offers free access to books, DVDs, videos, books on CD, electronic resources and other items from a vast collection.

The Lee County Library System makes it possible for people who ordinarily couldn't visit the library to enjoy reading through the Bookmobile, Books-by-MAIL, Talking Books and Literacy programs.

The Friends of the Cape Coral Library invite you to join them. Bi-monthly meetings take place in the Cape Coral Library at 9:30 a.m. An upcoming program - Nov. 10 - features local author Henry Hoffman, who will discuss his book "Bridge to Oblivion," a novel about the collapse of the Tampa Bay Sunshine Skyway bridge in 1980.

All of the money the Friends of the Cape Coral Library raise is through book sales, dues and other events used to purchase materials, furniture and other items that can not be included in the County library budget. We are always accepting books, CDs, DVDs, etc. for the book sale, our major fundraiser.

Small quantities can be delivered to the library circulation desk. We will also pick up books at your home if you have a large donation which is tax deductable. (We'll be glad to provide a receipt.) Leave a message on our hotline at 349-2572 or send an e-mail to

Patty Duncan for the Friends of the Cape Coral Lee County Library; 921 SW 39th Terrace, Cape Coral 239-533-4500; TTY 485-1141.



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