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Cape Library plans October activities, programs

September 29, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

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:

Adult Programs

Craft Corner: Knitting and Crocheting

3 p.m., Mondays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

A casual self-guided group of knitters and crocheters share ideas, techniques and patterns. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library.

It's All About You: Manage Your

Chronic Health Condition

9:30 a.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24

A free, six-week, research-based chronic disease self-management program developed by Stanford University. Learn to live with a chronic health condition, more easily manage medications, understand benefits of exercise and make smarter decisions related to healthy eating. Presented by Lee Health.

English Caf

6 p.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

10 a.m., Fridays, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27

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

Navigating the Medicare Maze

1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11

Medicare's yearly open enrollment period is Oct. 15 - Dec. 7. As costs, coverage and included providers and pharmacies can change yearly, it is important for recipients to review their plans and make changes to meet their needs. Alison Free will discuss the importance of this decision making process for both new and current Medicare recipients. Registration is required.

Author Timothy Jacobs

10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 12

Timothy Jacobs will discuss his book "H. E. Heitman- An Early Entrepreneur of Fort Myers, Florida." Heitman built most of First Street in the now historic district of Fort Myers. Jacobs will illustrate life in Fort Myers at the turn of the 20th century, the many businesses of Heitman and his not so businesslike behavior at times. Registration is required.

Coloring for Grown-ups

11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 20

The repetitive motion involved in coloring has a calming effect and adults have found this childhood activity a refreshing way to release their creativity, relieve stress and meet other participants. Materials provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library.

Shinto & Zen Buddhism behind Japanese Arts: Lecture and Calligraphy Workshop

1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21

Surapsari, a Japanese native and accomplished performing artist, will introduce participants to the Shinto and Zen principles through various Japanese art forms. Following the presentation, participants may try Japanese calligraphy. Supplies are limited; registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral library.

Japanese Calligraphy Workshop

2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21

Participants will learn the history of calligraphy, hear anecdotes about calligraphy masters and acquire basic knowledge of Japanese alphabets. Participants will also try writing Japanese calligraphy. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library. Supplies are limited; registration is required.

Community Classroom: Protect Against Breast Cancer

1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23

The National Cancer Institute states that about 227,000 women in the U. S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and about 40,000 women will die from it. Discussion will include common risk factors and prevention. Registration is required.

State of Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26

The mission of the Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is to improve the quality of life for all Florida long-term care residents. An ombudsman advocates for and protects the health, safety, welfare and rights of people who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. All services are confidential and free of charge. Registration is required.

Storytime

Family Storytime

10 a.m., Tuesdays,

Oct. 24, 31

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

Preschool Storytime

11 a.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 24, 31

Your preschooler will continue to build relationships with other kids, books and the library in a storytime designed specifically for them. First come, first served.

Toddler Tales

10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25

This interactive and active time for toddlers and their caregiver is designed to advance prereading and social skills. They'll experience storytelling, wordplay, felt board stories, fingerplays, puppets, singing, music making, socializing, dancing and, of course, books. First come, first served.

Baby Rhyme Time

10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 26

During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. First come, first served.

Children's Programs

Fall Craft Program

1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16

Please join us for a holiday story followed by a craft. Online registration is requested.

Kids Read Down Fines

1-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21

Children and teens can earn a $2 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. Please bring your library card.

Teen Programs

Chess Anyone?

5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Rise to the chess challenge and join in the fun. Bring a personal chess set, if desired. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library.

Kids Read Down Fines

1-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21

Children and teens can earn a $2 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. Please bring your library card.

Shinto & Zen Buddhism behind Japanese Arts: Lecture and Calligraphy Workshop**

1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21

Surapsari, a Japanese native and accomplished performing artist, will introduce participants to the Shinto and Zen principles through various Japanese art forms. Following the presentation, participants may try Japanese calligraphy. Supplies are limited; registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral library.

Japanese Calligraphy Workshop

2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21

Participants will learn the history of calligraphy, hear anecdotes about calligraphy masters and acquire basic knowledge of Japanese alphabets. Participants will also try writing Japanese calligraphy. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library. Supplies are limited; registration is required.

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. 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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