Next month's roster of activities at Cape Coral Lee County Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public:
10 a.m., Fridays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
6 p.m., Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27
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.
Craft Corner: Knitting and Crocheting
3:30 p.m., Mondays, May 5, 12, 19
3:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 27
Get creative and make a handmade treasure. Instruction and materials will be provided for newcomers, or bring a project to work on. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library.
5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27
Rise to the chess challenge and join in the fun. Bring a personal chess set, if preferred. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library.
So You Want to Be a Contractor
3 p.m., Friday, May 9
Unemployment is at an all time high, yet the U.S. government continues to grow and needs support from contractors. Learn the basics of working in government defense contracting.
Download Library e-Books to the iPad
1 p.m. Tuesday, May 13
Library staff will demonstrate how to download e-books to the iPad. Patrons need to bring their iPad, Apple password and username and USB cord as well as their library card and pin number. Registration is required.
Reader's Choice Book Discussion:
"The Winter Palace"
by Eva Stachniak
2 p.m. Wednesday, May 14
From award-winning author Eva Stachniak comes this passionate novel that illuminates, as only fiction can, the early life of one of history's boldest women. The Winter Palace tells the epic story of Catherine the Great's improbable rise to power - as seen through the ever-watchful eyes of an all-but-invisible servant close to the throne.
Books & Banter
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 27
This is an open forum book discussion. Come and share a favorite book or author. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library.
Baby-Parent Rhyme Time
10 a.m. Thursday, May 1
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.
Kids Read Down Fines
3:304:30 p.m., Thursdays, May 1, 15
6-7 p.m., Mondays, May 5, 12, 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.
The Cape Coral Lee County Public Library is located at 921 SW 39th Terrace in Cape Coral. For more information about a program or to register, please call the library at 239-533-4500. 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.