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January programs at Cape Coral Lee County Public Library

December 21, 2018
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

Coloring for Grown-ups

1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2

10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 17

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.

Employment Workshop:

Strategy vs. "Velcro"

6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2

Presented by Audrey Mayrent, SWFL Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries.

Most people look for work by sending out tons of resumes to see what will stick. Savvy job seekers set a plan for getting the job.

Employment Workshop: PresentingMe!

6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9

Presented by Audrey Mayrent, SWFL Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries.

It takes less than 30 seconds to make a great first impression. Learn how to dazzle the interviewers and present your best self.

Employment Workshop: Interview 101

6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16

Presented by Audrey Mayrent, SWFL Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries.

Ever wonder why interviewers ask the questions they do? Do you struggle with how to answer these questions or prepare for an interview? Preparation equals confidence.

Employment Workshop: Resume vs. Application

6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23

Presented by Audrey Mayrent, SWFL Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries.

Why do you have to supply information on your application that you've already included on your resume? What skills should you showcase? Use these great tools to market yourself into your dream job.

Employment Workshop: You Got the Job, Now what?

6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30

Presented by Audrey Mayrent, SWFL Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries.

You got a fantastic job. What can you do to ensure you successfully get the training you need to learn your position? How do you ace the introductory period? Make the most of your new position.

Fandoms for Adults: DC Comics

2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5

Are you a fan of DC Comics? Come to the library to chat about your favorite characters, watch funny Justice League clips and craft your own button pin on the button maker. For ages 18 and up.

Writing Club

5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 7

Join other interested writers for a writing session followed by a chance to share your work for feedback. Sharing your work is optional. For ages 11 up.

Chess Anyone?

5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 22

Rise to the chess challenge and join in the fun. Bring a personal chess set, if desired.

English Caf

6 p.m., Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 22, 29

10 a.m., Fridays, Jan. 11, 18, 25

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

Exploring Arts & Crafts: 3D Wool Felting a Snowy Owl

1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9

Create a three dimensional snowy owl out of wool using a dry felting technique. Experience with flat or 3D dry wool felting is helpful, but not required. This class is for adults only. Registration is required.

Exploring Arts & Crafts: Greeting Cards

1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11

Create special greetings cards for friends and family. Everyone is welcome to bring carpet-friendly arts and crafts supplies and work on their own projects.

Florida's Unique Fossils & Geography

2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12

Ken Follmann, an award winning sculpture artist who uses prehistoric fossils as his medium, will share his passion for paleontology and his knowledge as a professional fossil-hunting tour guide in this engaging presentation on fossils found in Florida. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library.

Game Night

5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14

Try your hand at a variety of Wii games and board games at this drop-in program for all ages.

Manage Your Chronic Health Condition Workshop

10 a.m., Tuesdays, Jan. 15, 22, 29

At this research-based Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) developed by Stanford University, attendees will learn to how to live with a chronic health condition, more easily manage medications, understand the benefits of exercise and make smarter decisions related to healthy eating. For more information or to register, please call 239-343-9264.

Book Discussion: "Circe" by Madeline Miller

2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16

In Homer's "Odyssey," we meet the witch Circe, the minor goddess who transforms Odysseus's men into swine. Or, did she merely bring out their true selves? In this feminist re-examination of the Greek myth, we hear from Circe in her own words and come to learn about the struggles, heartaches and triumphs that placed her in the path of Odysseus's epic journey and how she fared after.

An Afternoon at the Movies

2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19

The true story of an unexpected friendship between a queen and a young clerk from India. As the queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy.

Crime Prevention: Personal Safety

2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22

Presented by Crime Prevention Specialist Peggy Lince, Lee County Sheriff's Office

This free presentation reiterates common sense approaches that could keep you from becoming a victim as you go about your daily life. The presentation will also address how to handle yourself if you are ever involved in an active shooter scenario.

Exploring Arts & Crafts: Miniature Books

1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25

Explore arts and crafts through demonstrations and hands-on practice and create your own miniature book. Everyone is welcome to bring carpet-friendly arts and crafts supplies and work on their own projects.

Dave DeLuca Rat Pack Flashback

1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26

Dave DeLuca is an accomplished singer, songwriter, disc jockey and musician who has been performing for over 30 years. In this one-man show, "Rat Pack Flashback," Dave celebrates the hits of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Storytime

Family Storytime

10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12

10 a.m., Tuesdays, Jan. 22, 29

For children up to age five. Space is limited. Your whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of prereading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories.

Preschool Storytime

11 a.m. - noon, Tuesdays, Jan. 22, 29

For ages 3-5. Your preschooler will continue to build relationships with other kids, books and the library in a storytime designed specifically for them. The stories and activities are more complex, but just as fun.

Toddler Tales

10 a.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 23, 30

For ages 18-36 months. Space is limited. 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.

Baby Rhyme Time

10 a.m., Thursdays, Jan. 24, 31

For babies up to 18 months. Space is limited. During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance.

Children's Programs

Superhero Training Academy

1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 3

Answer the call and train with your fellow superheroes in a series of activities geared to help you become the best hero you can be. Sponsored by Friends of the Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library. Registration is required.

Chess Anyone?

5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 22

Rise to the chess challenge and join in the fun. Bring a personal chess set, if desired.

Game Night

5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14

Try your hand at a variety of Wii games and board games at this monthly drop-in program for all ages.

Homeschool Connections: Ancient China

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16

Explore a time or place, discover or rediscover art, games and more. Visit the Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library for suggested reading for this very special program. Reg-istration is requested, as space is limited. For grades K-5.

Bubble Disco

10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 17

If you love bubbles, dancing and music, this is the event for you. Dance to all your favorite tunes amid a bubble wonderland.

Special Needs Storytime

10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19

This storytime emphasizes books, music and sensory experiences designed for children with special needs. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver who will be an active participant in the program. Class size is limited to 10 children, plus their parents or caregivers. For children age 3 - 12 with special needs. Registration begins Dec. 19.

Cape Coral Kids Book Club: "Tuesdays at the Castle" by Jessica Day George

3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23

Travel far, far away to a kingdom where the castle isn't just magical, it's alive and helping the royal children outwit a group of scheming invaders. Join us for snacks while we discuss this fantastical story. For grades 3 5. Registration is required.

Kids Read Down Fines

1-2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26

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.

Pre-K Superhero STEM

10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 28

Hero up and get to the library in a flash for super-powered activities. Registration is required.

Teen Programs

Writing Club

5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 7

Join other interested writers for a writing session followed by a chance to share your work for feedback. Sharing your work is optional. For ages 11 up.

Chess Anyone?

5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 22

Rise to the chess challenge and join in the fun. Bring a personal chess set, if desired.

Florida's Unique Fossils & Geography

2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12

Ken Follmann, an award winning sculpture artist who uses prehistoric fossils as his medium, will share his passion for paleontology and his knowledge as a professional fossil-hunting tour guide in this engaging presentation on fossils found in Florida. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library.

Game Night

5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14

Try your hand at a variety of Wii games and board games at this monthly drop-in program for all ages.

Anime Club

4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15

For teens and tweens interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture. Watch anime together and make themed crafts. For ages 11-18.

Positivity Jars

4:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17

Start 2019 on an uplifting note by making a positivity jar. Each day of 2019, you can leave a positive note in the jar, to be read Jan. 1, 2020, or any time you need a pick-me-up. For ages 11-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library.

Teen Book Club: "Alex & Eliza" by Melissa de la Cruz

4:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24

Eat some snacks while chatting about "Alex & Eliza" by Melissa de la Cruz. This fiction novel is based on the life of Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. For ages 11-18.

Kids Read Down Fines

1-2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26

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 Advisory Group

4:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28

Need volunteer hours? Want to give back to your community? Join us each month for a different service project at the library. All materials provided. For ages 11-18.

Fandom Therapy: DC Comics

4:30 p.m., Tuesday,

Jan. 29

Can't get enough of Justice League? Share your love of DC Comics by making a terrarium for your favorite DC character. For ages 11-18.

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.

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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