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Northwest Regional Library schedules activities for April

March 14, 2014
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:

ADULT

Exhibit: The Caloosa-Hatchee: Connecting the Everglades to our Coastal Waters

April 1- 30

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

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation presents this special exhibit. Have you ever wondered how the historically diminutive river in our backyard, named for the Calusa Indians, came to be the largest outlet for excess water from Disney in Orlando to Lake Okeechobee? In this three part exhibit, learn the history of the Caloosahatchee, the River of the Calusa, its connection to the Everglades, how it lost its waterfall, its influence on drinking water and the quality of fishing grounds and the unique and amazing wildlife that share these waters with us.

Big Red Bus - Bloodmobile

1 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 1

Save a life - donate blood at the Big Red Bus at NW Regional Library.

English Caf

10:30 a.m. Thursdays, April 3, 10

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.

Nibbles and Novels

10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 9

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

Book Discussion: Inferno by Dan Brown

2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16

Art history, ancient symbols, Dante's epic poem, cutting edge science and the ancient buildings of Florence and Venice are part and parcel of this latest thriller by best-selling author Dan Brown. Once again, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon uses his unique skills at deciphering clues to avert a disaster of unspeakable proportions.

FAMILY

Baby-Parent Rhyme Time

10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 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, April 3, 10, 17, 24

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

CHILDREN

Kids Read Down Fines

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

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. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account.

Money Matters @ The Library

4 p.m. Wednesday, April 9

Join the staff of the Northwest Regional Library for stories and crafts that will help children understand the concepts of money and saving. Registration is required.

Books-n-Bricks

with Bricks4Kidz

6 p.m. Tuesday,

April 15

Children will experience hands-on engineering fundamentals as they build motorized models (provided by the Bricks4Kidz organization) that coordinate with and enhance the fantastic stories presented by the library staff. Program is limited to 30 children in grades K-5 grade. Registration is required.

TEEN

Kids Read Down Fines

10 a.m. Noon Saturdays,

April 5, 19

5 7 p.m. Tuesdays, April 8, 22

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. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account.

On the Table: Blackout Poetry Contest

April 7 - 11

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

Put together a printed page and a marker and what do you get? Blackout poetry. By rearranging words, blackout poetry allows different meanings to be created. Have fun with this new, creative way to write poetry and enter the contest for the best poem. The winner will receive an after school soda and pizza for four.

Let's Talk Books

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein was selected by teens to be on the 2013 Top 10 book list. The story is about the friendship between two young British women in World War II a spy captured by the Nazis in German-occupied France and the pilot who brought her there. Don't miss this book. Come on in, join the group. Thanks to the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library for providing snacks.

Yu-Gi-Oh Card Gaming Tournament

2 p.m. Saturday, April 19

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

On the Table: Mother's Day Gift Vase

April 21-25

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

Make a vase. Handmade gifts are sooooo nice. This one is a recyclable, too. Transform a 2 liter bottle into a beautiful vase. Voila, now all you have to do is fill it with flowers. Mom's will love them.

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.

Check the Lee County Library System's website 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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