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May programs planned at Northwest Regional Library

April 21, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

May's roster of activities at Northwest Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public:

Adult Programs

English Caf

10:30 a.m., Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25

Free, informal conversation sessions for adult ESOL/ESL students.

New Movie Matinee

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1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 17

Join us for a showing of a newly-released-on-DVD movie each month. The audience will get to choose between two of our Most Wanted DVDs. Movie ratings will vary and this program is primarily intended for adult audiences.

Tea Time Talks

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 30

Everyone is welcome to stop by to discuss their favorite books in room B/C. Get recommendations from friends, neighbors and librarians on everything from recent releases to forgotten classics. Tea and cookies will be provided.

Storytime

Family Storytime

10 a.m., Saturday, May 20

Your whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of prereading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. Registration is requested.

Children's Programs

Family Game Night

5 p.m. ,Tuesday, May 2

All ages are welcome for this fun night at the library. Bring your own game or try one of ours. Sponsored by Friends of the Northwest Regional Library.

Kids Read Down Fines

5-7 p.m., Tuesdays, May 2, 16, 30

10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, May 13, 27

Children and teens can earn a credit for every 15 minutes they read in the designated area for a total of $8 in one session. Credit may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only and applies only to charges on overdue materials.

Discovery Art - Toddler and Preschool

11 a.m., Thursdays, May 4, 18

For ages 2-5. Children will explore the arts through themed activity stations. Registration is required, space is limited. Consider bringing an old shirt or smock. Children will be working with paint and other art media and will get messy.

Financial Literacy for Preschoolers

11 a.m., Friday, May 5

Preschool is a great age to start introducing financial literacy skills, including counting coins, understanding wants and needs and how to spend money. Preschoolers will work on each of these skills in this workshop presented by ESE Educational professional Nancy Frede. For ages 4-5. Registration is required.

Super Fun Saturday

10 a.m., Saturday, May 6

Come play with us at the library. Activities change monthly and vary from dancing, storytelling, art projects and more. Fun for the whole family.

Coding Workshop with Sylvan

4 p.m., Tuesday, May 9

In this demonstration, Sylvan will introduce children to the concept of coding using fun animation and coding blocks. Through several interactive puzzle games, students will learn coding language that prepares them to learn how to code animation, video games, music videos and more. Registration is required and begins April 10.

Discovery Baby

10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 11

This special interactive program is a play-date designed just for babies and their caregivers. Come discover lots of easy literacy activities, rhymes and art activities that can continue to be enjoyed at home. Please dress babies for some messy play. For ages up to 23 months. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Lego Club

2 p.m., Saturday, May 13

Join us for a short story and Lego-based games and activities. Children can also build and share a Lego creation. Legos provided.

Robotics Workshop with Sylvan

4 p.m., Tuesday, May 16

In this demonstration, Sylvan will encourage your child's talents with a fun, hands-on project building and animating robots. Children work together in pairs to plan and build a robot, letting their creativity and imaginations loose, all while learning STEM concepts. Registration is required.

Music Together

10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 25

Musical exploration for young children presented by Family Music Time. For ages 5 and under. Sponsored by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library. Registration is required and space is limited. Please register each child individually. Registration opens April 27.

Teen Programs

Family Game Night

5 p.m., Tuesday, May 2

All ages are welcome for this fun night at the library. Bring your own game or try one of ours. Registration not required. Sponsored by Friends of the Northwest Regional Library.

Kids Read Down Fines

5-7 p.m., Tuesdays, May 2, 16, 30

10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, May 13, 27

Children and teens can earn a credit for every 15 minutes they read in the designated area for a total of $8 in one session. Credit may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only and applies only to charges on overdue materials.

Social Justice Series: Fostering Hope

1 p.m., Saturday, May 6

For grades 4 and up. Guest speakers will present topics that focus on local needs within the foster care community. Tweens and teens will get a better understanding of what a child in foster care experiences and, perhaps, discover ways they can help. This program was developed by local Girl Scout Zoe Sedorchuk as part of her Silver Award project. Registration required.

On the Table: CD Suncatchers

May 8 - 12

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

For grades 6 and up. Upcycle old CDs into beautiful sun catchers. All supplies provided while they last. Sponsored by Friends of the Northwest Regional Library.

Money Management Skills for Teens

1 p.m., Saturday, May 20

For grades 6 and up. Teens will learn about living on a salary while budgeting for things like rent, food, clothing, entertainment, car and education. They will also learn more about banking, savings, debit, credit, money management and the beginnings of investing. Presented by Nancy Frede, an ESE Educational professional. Registration is required.

The Northwest Regional Library is located at 519 Chiquita Blvd., N., in Cape Coral. For more information about a program or to register, please call the library at 239-533-4700. 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.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lee County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in its services, programs or activities.

To request an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a reasonable modification to participate, contact Joan LaGuardia, 239-533-2314, Florida Relay Service 711, or jlaguardia@leegov.com. Accommodation will be provided at no cost to the requestor. Requests should be made at least five business days in advance.

 
 
 

 

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