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October programs set at Northwest Regional Library

September 21, 2018
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 Programs

English Caf

10:30 a.m., Thursdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18

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

Saturday Cinema

1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6

Enjoy an afternoon out of the house and away from the kids. We'll show a popular movie you might have missed from the last year while snacking on popcorn. This program is for adults only and movie ratings will vary.

The Art of Budgeting

6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9

Budgeting can be more of an art than a science. Learn how to create an achievable budget. Offered through Goodwill's Job-Link program.

Haunted Folklore

2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13

Join folklorist, author and legend tripper Christopher Balzano to learn the truth behind the myths and discover which of the area's ghost stories should make you shiver and which are just tall tales.

New Movie Matinee

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

Join us for a showing of a newly-released-on-DVD movie each month. Movie ratings will vary and this program is primarily intended for adult audiences.

Artsy Adult Craft:

Wind Catcher/Chime

1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27

Tie ribbon and strings of beads around a ring to create a shabby chic wind catcher or chime. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required.

Tea Time Talks

6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30

Join us for an evening of books, fun and cookies. Get recommendations from friends, neighbors and librarians on everything from recent releases to forgotten classics. Tea and cookies will be provided. No registration required.

Storytime

Baby Rhyme Time

10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13

10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, Oct. 24, 31

During this special storytime for babies up to 18 months, caregivers and babies learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance.

Toddler Tales

10:15 & 11:15 a.m.,

Mondays, Oct. 22, 29

This interactive storytime is designed to advance your toddler's prereading and social skills. Please model proper storytime behavior by participating along with your child during the program. This program is for ages 18-36 months. Registration is required.

Preschool Storytime

10:15 & 11:15 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 25

Your preschooler will build relationships with other children, books and the library in a storytime designed specifically for them. For ages 3 5.

Family Storytime: Day

of the Dead Celebration

10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27

Your whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of prereading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories that are themed around the Day of the Dead.

Children's Programs

On the Table Craft: Hispanic Heritage Month, Oct. 1-13

Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 12 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. 5 p.m.

Stop by and create a papel picado flag to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. While supplies last.

Let's Fiesta!

6:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2

Join us for a Hispanic Heritage Fiesta Celebration. We will have crafts, games and more. Festival dress is encouraged. For ages 2 - 12. Sponsored by the Friends of Northwest Regional Library. Registration begins Sept. 4.

Kids Read Down Fines

4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 10

10-11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20

Children and teens earn a $2 coupon or 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 and applies only to overdue charges.

Messy Baby Play Day!

10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 4

Babies up to 23 months and their caregivers are invited to an exciting exploration of art and sensory play. Please come dressed for mess. Sponsored by the Friends of Northwest Regional Library. Registration begins Sept. 6.

Super Fun Saturday

10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 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. Registration not required.

Kindness Club

4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9

Join us at the library to create kindness in our community. Kids can participate in fun activities designed to encourage kindness and help make the world a better place. For grades K - 5. Sponsored by the Friends of Northwest Regional Library. Registration begins Sept. 11.

Goosebumps Adventure

6:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9

Do you love the "Goosebumps" book series? Can't get enough of those chills and thrills? Well, then you have come to the right place. For grades K - 5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library. Registration begins Sept. 11.

Fall Festival

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

Join us for crafts and activity centers designed around the season of autumn. For children up to age five. No registration is required.

STEAM Club:

Ghoulish Golfing

4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16

Join us for fun experiments and projects as we explore the world of STEAM (Science, Technol-ogy, Engineering, Art and Math.) Please dress appropriately for the creative process (dress for mess). For grades K - 5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library. Registra-tion begins Sept. 18.

Discovery Art: Five Senses Exploration

10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 18

Your preschooler will explore art through themed activity stations. Please dress for mess; children will be working with paint and other art media and will get messy. For ages 2 - 5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library. Registration begins Sept. 20.

Not Your Mummy's Magic Show

6:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23

Join Master Magician Joey Evans and Alexandra Evans as they take you on a hilarious journey through some of Halloween's greatest characters and stories. The show features magic, comedy, music and eye-popping balloon creations in a twisted air adventure.

Drop-In Coloring Fun

2-4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31

Drop in for Halloween themed coloring fun. All materials provided. No registration needed. For all ages.

Teen Programs

Kids Read Down Fines

4:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 10

10-11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20

Children and teens earn a $2 coupon or 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 and applies only to overdue charges.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

4:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4

Be the change you want to see in the world. Learn about issues that affect our community and inspire change through monthly community service projects. Guest speakers, materials for the service projects and snacks provided. For teens in grades 6-12. New projects every month. Registration not required.

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. 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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