As the July "End of Summer" Party signaled a too-soon return to school, the Cape Coral Library is reminding kids to continue to plug in to their library for help with homework. Additionally, when students look for help (24/7) at Lee County Library System e-sources, they can register to win a USB flash drive gel bracelet.
Logging onto the site (leelibrary.net/esources) provides a win-win situation for students as it offers a continuous resource for homework throughout the school year - as well as an opportunity to win the prize.
For adults, Books and Banter takes a break during August. But the English Caf remains in full swing: The 90-minute sessions provide adults an opportunity to practice English with the natives on subjects from local politics to cultural events. The caf is open Tuesdays at 6 p.m.: Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27, and Fridays at 10 a.m., Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Also available Aug. 14, at 6 p.m., is a Naturalization Information Session.
Craft Corner is also available for knitting and crocheting projects Mondays at 3:30 p.m. through Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26.Materials are provided - or bring projects in progress. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library, registration is required.
Also sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library is Chess - every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27.
Kids' Read Down Fines are altered for the month of August to Mondays, Aug. 19 and 26, from 67 p.m. and Thursdays, Aug. 22 and 29, from 3:304:30 p.m.
Family and Preschool storytimes and Baby-Parent Rhyme time continue on the usual schedule throughout the month of August.
In the Library Art Gallery
Aug. 1 through Sept. 14:
Works by four members of the Cape Coral Art League are on exhibit in the Cape Coral Library beginning in August. Chartered in 1965, the Cape Coral Art League is a non-profit, continuously promoting the visual arts for Lee County and surrounding areas. Classes, workshops, gallery shows, scholarships and special events are offered throughout the year. Located at 516 Cultural Park Blvd., the league's website is www.capecoralartleague.org.
Barbara Hewitt's paintings will be on display. Her art journey began in childhood and she continues to experiment in watercolor, acrylics and collage on paper and canvas. She has won awards in Southwest Florida and in her native state of Michigan.
Analilia Clay's paintings and drawings are also displayed in the library gallery. In addition to creating the two-dimensional art displayed in this exhibit, she dabbles in a variety of media: etching, sculpture, clay and wood carving.
Randy Clay's pottery will be displayed in the library cases a well as Naldyne K. Light's glass works. Clay has been creating pottery for 40 years - creations not only known for their beauty but their function. Clay is also an award-winning photographer.
And Light's skill in glass is evident in the wide variety of pieces she will be displaying.
Cape Coral Library Hours:
The hours at the library are, 9 a.m. 8 p.m., Monday Wednesday; 9 a.m. 6 p.m., Thursday; and 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 Nov. 21.) 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 SW 39th Terrace, Cape Coral 239-533-4500; TTY 485-1141.