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January programs set at Northwest Regional Library

December 15, 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

Exhibit - The Long March: Herblock and the Civil Rights Era,

Jan. 3 Feb. 9

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

The Civil Rights Movement was one of Herblock's chief concerns. He illustrated the history and dialogue of this turbulent era in American society. His cartoons show us who we were as Americans, as well as the lessons to be learned from the Civil Rights Movement. Looking at Herblock's political cartoons over seven decades we realize he was one of those people that fought long and hard to make us a better people. Herblock's cartoons continue to resonate and will speak to us about these crucial events in our history for many generations to come.

Nibbles and Novels

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9

Enjoy a snack while you chat about books with other book lovers. Come join us.

English Caf

10:30 a.m., Thursdays,

Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31

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.

Book Discussion:

Ann Patchett's State of Wonder

2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16

Dr. Marina Singh, a corporate pharmaceutical scientist, journeys into the Amazon rain forest to investigate a field team led by her former mentor. Why has the team been silent for two years and, just what is the nature of the mysterious wonder drug they are developing? Author Ann Patchett takes Marina and the reader through the heart of darkness, in both mind and body, to a place beyond imagining.

FAMILY

History of Editorial Cartooning

4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8

Doug Macgregor, local editorial cartoonist and children's book author and illustrator, will present a brief history of editorial cartooning. This lecture and chalk talk coincides with the exhibit featuring the work of Herbert L. Block, famously known as Herblock. Mr. MacGregor will also demonstrate cartoon drawing techniques and will share his cartooning career knowledge with children and adults.

Baby-Parent Rhyme Time

10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 16, 23, 30

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, Jan. 17, 24, 31

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

CHILDREN

Reading Academy

4:30 p.m., Thursdays,

Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Reading, spelling, puppets and games! Get a reading boost with this fun-filled program. For kids in grades K-5. Children participating are expected to know how to read and write. Registration is required. Please register online or in person at the library before the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library. Registration is required.

Kids Read Down Fines

10 a.m. Noon, Saturdays, Jan. 5, 19

5 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8

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. Please bring your library card.

Coastie the Safety Boat

6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15

Join the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Coastie the Safety Boat to learn about boating and water safety. Please register online or at the library before the event.

Lego Story Lab

6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22

Visit the library for Lego fun! Lego Story Lab, a program for grades K-5, incorporates hands-on activities and literacy. With Legos, you can build anything you can imagine and tell any story you can dream up. Come to the Lego Story Lab to hear, see, make and create different stories, all while building with Legos! We provide the Legos, just bring your creativity. This program is being sponsored by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library. The Lego Story Lab is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Tween Book Discussion: Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee

6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22

You can't help but love Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee. Join in a book discussion all things Dork with a special emphasis on the newest book, Tales From a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All. Gather in the YS Storytime Room. Light snacks included.

TEENS

Wii Just Dance 2

2 p.m. Thursday, January 3

Join friends for an afternoon of Wii Just Dance 2. Games like chess, Monopoly and Sorry will also be available. Light snacks provided by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library.

Kids Read Down Fines

10 a.m. noon, Saturdays, Jan. 5, 19

5 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Jan. 8

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. Please bring your library card.

Teen English Caf

10 a.m., Saturdays, Jan. 12, 26

Practice your English at teen English Cafe, a free, conversation session for teen ESOL and ESL students. Each 90-minute session provides teen learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Meet in the Youth Services Story Room.

Yu-Gi-Oh Card Gaming Tournament

noon 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12

Gather with like-minded Yu-Gi-Oh card players and have fun. Tournament, prizes and light snacks provided by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library.

Recycled Super Bowl Art

Monday, Jan. 28 Friday, Feb. 1

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

Form a team and create a piece of book shelf end panel art, using recycled materials. The theme, of course, is the Super Bowl. Judging will be Friday, February 1. Reserve your panel beginning January 28 and begin work immediately. The prize: pizza, soda and ice cream on the patio. Materials provided.

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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.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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