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Classical guitar, local authors, photography and much more at the Cape Coral Library in February

February 2, 2018
By MONICA RAHMAN (Special to The Breeze) , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Jane Rosenbohm, an accomplished classical guitarist whose passion and skill with the classical guitar is an inspiration to many, will perform on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. She has performed with various prominent musicians through participating in the Christopher Parkening Master Class and The Castellani & Andreaccio Duo Master Class in Rome.

She has also performed for West Virginia's Moun-tain Stage on public radio and also earned the Artsbridge Founder's Club Award for artistic excellence.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral library, the performance is for all age groups.

Registration is required.

A conversation with

local authors

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1 p.m. - A roundtable of local Southwest Florida authors leading up to the 19th Annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival. Open to all ages. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library.

"AFRICA" photography exhibit in library art gallery

Changing exhibits are featured in the spacious art gallery of the Cape Coral Public Library, which is located at 921 S.W. 39th Terrace. The latest show will be available for viewing during library business hours until Feb. 27.

Welcome back to photographers Claude Chalut, Estelle Chartrand, Marie Elise Mathieu, and Andre Morin who wowed everyone with their "French Connection" exhibit in the Cape Coral Library art gallery last spring. This year's show is called "AFRICA" and features new images by these four talented snowbirds who return from way up north each year to their homes in Cape Coral. Each has received numerous awards and recognition in shows at the Cape Coral Art League, where they are all members. The extraordinary work in this exhibit at the library captures the wildlife, scenery, and culture of this fascinating part of the world.

Small paintings and decorative pieces by Judith MacLaren and Jackie Marth are featured in the cases. Both artists have a wealth of experience working in different media on a wide variety of surfaces, have taught many art classes and workshops in the local area, and are active members of the Decorative Artists of Southwest Florida (DASF).

The library's gallery shows are sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library. For more information, contact Art Gallery Chairperson Monica Rahman at (239) 258-2991 or

More free programs for adults

at Cape Coral Library

n Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. (Feb. 6, 13) - It's All About You - Last two sessions of the 6-part, 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. Seating is limited, and registration is required. Please call 239-343-9264 to register.

n Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. - Book Discussion: "Behind Closed Doors" by B.A. Paris - On the surface, Jack and Grace have the perfect marriage, the perfect house, and the perfect jobs. What lies beneath the surface is something so sinister yet so believable that it will horrify most readers. What happens behind closed doors and could, or would, you believe it? This is a superb story of psychological abuse that will have your heart racing right up to the end.

Ongoing programs for adults

n Tuesdays at 6 p.m. (Feb. 6, 20, 27) and Fridays at 10 a.m. (Feb. 2, 9, 23) - English Caf - Free, informal conversation for adult ESOL/ESL students. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library.

n Thursday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. - Coloring for Grown-ups - Coloring books are not just for kids anymore. Adults have found this childhood activity to be a refreshing way to release creativity, relieve stress and meet other participants. Materials provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library.

Other free programs for adults

and also open to teens

n Mondays at 2 p.m. (Feb. 5, 19, 26) - Craft Corner: Knitting & Crocheting - A casual self-guided group of knitters and crocheters share ideas, techniques and patterns. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library.

n Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. (Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27) - Chess Anyone? - Rise to the challenge and join in the fun. Bring a personal chess set, if desired. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library.

Free programs for children

n Monday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m. - Holiday Craft Fun - Join us for some holiday fun and create a special gift for a special friend or family member in honor of Valentine's Day. All supplies will be provided by the library. Please register online. Your registration is valid up until the start of the program.

n Monday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m. - Preschool Short Film Festival - Enjoy several short films of some of the most popular and enjoyable picture books available at the library. Little ones can vote on their favorite films, and we'll have a photo station with props for your own little film star to have their picture taken. Space is limited to 15 children and 15 adults. Pick up your special movie pass at the Youth Services desk beginning Jan. 15. Tickets are for children ages 3-5.

Ongoing free programs for children

Visit the Lee County Library System website at for dates and times of Family Storytime, Preschool Storytime, Toddler Tales and Baby Rhyme Time at the Cape Coral Library or pick up a flyer at the library. See website also for dates and times of Kid's Read Down Fines.

Library Hours and General Information

The Cape Coral Library is open:

Monday thorugh Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About the Friends

of the Cape Coral Library

The Friends of the Cape Coral Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer organization that raises funds through book sales, membership dues, etc. to purchase goods and services that cannot be included in the County Library budget and to provide enhancements to the library experience. The book sales are major fundraisers and are held each April and November. Donations of books, CDs and DVDs for the sales are accepted all year round. Small quantities can be dropped off at the Cape Coral Library circulation desk. Please mention that they are donations for the Friends book sale. For large donations (Request a receipt, since they're tax deductible.) you can have books picked up at your home by calling the Friends' hotline at 239-349-2572 and leaving a message. Visit for more information about the Friends of the Cape Coral Library.

Monica Rahman is president of the Friends of the Cape Coral Library.



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