If you miss the "Dig into Reading" kick-off at the Cape Coral Library, Wednesday, May 29, you'll still be able to register in the youth service area for some interesting upcoming summer programs. Fun events are in place for youth of all ages, from babies to teens and even adults.
Here are the highlights for kids ages 6 and older:
- June 4 (Tuesday) at 2 p.m.: Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library, Cedar Domico presents "Comedy Magic."
- June 5 (Wednesday) at 6 p.m., John Storms will reveal the "World of Reptiles."
- June 11 (Tuesday) at 2 p.m., "The Last Dinosaur" appears, thanks to Puppets to Go. Brought to you by The Friends of the Cape Coral Library.
- June 12 (Wednesday) at 6 p.m., "The Pirate Treasure Adventure" is at the library, by Showtime for Kids.
- June 18 (Tuesday) at 2 p.m., Karen Climer's Crazy Balloon Show will be the focus of excitement for kids.
- June 26 (Wednesday) at 6 p.m., the "Tomb Reader" is on stage by 9th Period Shows.
Summer programs for teens this year are very creative:
- June 6 (Thursday) at 3 p.m., teens are invited to make a bracelet out of pop tops. The basics will propel participants to create unique designs, adding beads, string, ribbon and other recycled materials. All of the supplies will be provided.
- June 13 (Thursday) at 3p.m., teens are invited to create a mono-print by rolling ink onto plexiglass, then wiping away areas to create a design to be printed on paper. There's a summer theme, "Beneath the Surface." Images related to the subject will be discussed.
n June 20 (Thursday) at 3 p.m., Curious about magicians' magic? There's a workshop with professional magician James Chartier who will show some tricks of the trade, such as making objects disappear, reading someone's mind and doing things with objects found around the house. The Friends of the Cape Coral Library are proud sponsors of this event.
- June 27 (Thursday) at 3 p.m., "got duct tape," a presentation of all the jazzy new colors and patterns for duct tape. Teens and tweens are encouraged to attend and make a duct tape craft. Again, all materials are provided.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library.
And, of course, regular programs include:
- Family Story times at 10 a.m., Thursdays, June 20 and 27.
- Baby-Parent Rhyme time (birth to 24 months, with adult) 10 a.m., Wednesdays, June 19 and 26.
- Read Down Fines take place Mondays, June 10, 17 and 24, from 6 7 p.m., and Wednesdays, June 12, 19 and 26, 3:30 4:30 p.m.
- ENGLISH CAF: Tuesdays at 6 p.m., June 4, 11, 18 and 25, and Fridays at 10 a.m., June 7, 14, 21 and 28: These 90-minute sessions provide adults a venue to practice English with the natives. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library.
- Mondays at 3:30 p.m., the CRAFT CORNER hosts a knitting and crocheting opportunity. Materials are provided or bring your own materials if you have a project in progress. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library.
In the library gallery
Artists from last month: Alicia Schmidt, Megan Kissinger and Angela Aradia will continue their displays through June 15.
June 17 through July 31: Florence Keen Sansom.?Born on the Edison estate where her father was the groundskeeper, Sansom attended Beauty College in Lakeland, Fla., and worked as a cosmetologist for many years before turning to painting, in 1950. Her artwork has been featured locally throughout the years. Her life story and reproductions of her award-winning art are included in Edisonia Native Girl, by Denege Patterson.
Pamela Cupp. Raised in Dayton, Ohio, before moving to California and working in television advertising, Cupp waited until she retired to begin her oil painting career. Favorite subjects are trees, animals and beach scenes, images she spreads across large canvases with bright colors. She has recently begun painting whimsical animal faces on palm fronds which has created a great deal of interest.
Alex Chung. A local clay artist whose work will be displayed in the gallery cases, Chung's background is engineering. Nevertheless, he most enjoyed working with his hands. The beautiful teapots, cups, jars, candleholders and other functional art includes strictly decorative pieces utilizing a variety of techniques.
Cape Coral Library Hours
9 a.m.8 p.m., MondayWednesday; 9 a.m.6 p.m., Thursday; 9 a.m.5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. If you don't have a library card, getting one is free and easy. Just visit library.lee-county.com 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.
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. Books, CDs, DVDs, etc. are accepted throughout the year for the book sales, the major fundraisers. (Next one beginning November 21st.) Small quantities can be delivered to the library circulation desk. Books can also be picked up at your home if you have a large donation which is tax deductable. (A receipt can be provided.) Leave a message on hotline: 349-2572 or e-mail capefriends.org.
Patty Duncan for the Friends of the Cape Coral Lee County Library; 921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral 239-533-4500; TTY 485-1141.