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January programs planned at Northwest Regional Library

December 28, 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

Job-Link Budgeting Class:

I'm In Trouble, Now What?

6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8

Are you behind in your payments? The best way to dig out from the debt is to know your options. Offered through Goodwill's Job-Link program.

English Caf

10:30 a.m., Thursdays,

Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31

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

New Movie Matinee

1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16

Each month we'll enjoy some popcorn and grab one of the hottest newly released DVDs to show. Movie ratings will vary and this program is primarily intended for adult audiences.

E-Book Class

10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 26

Learn how to use the library's e-book resources OverDrive, Libby, Hoopla and RBDigital. We will go over how to navigate them, the differences between each and how to add them to your device.

Tea Time Talks

6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29

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, Jan. 12

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

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.

Preschool Storytime

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

Jan. 24, 31

For ages 3 to 5 years. Please pick up a storytime ticket at the youth services desk the morning of the program. Space is limited. Your preschooler will build relationships with other children, books, and the library in a storytime designed specifically for them.

Family Storytime

10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 26

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

Toddler Tales

10:15 & 11:15 a.m., Monday, Jan. 28

For ages 18 - 36 months. Please pick up a storytime ticket at the youth services desk the morning of the program. Space is limited. Toddlers love activity and the chance to practice their growing language skills. This interactive storytime is designed to advance your toddler's prereading and social skills.

Children's Programs

On the Table Craft: Thank You Cards

Jan. 2 - 31

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

In celebration of National Thank You Card month, start the New Year by writing a special thank you card for your favorite book character. You can mail it off to them in our special mailbox.

Kids Read Down Fines

4:30 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 2, 9

10 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19

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.

Little Racers: Winter Wonderland

10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 3

Race around in our winter wonderland town here at the library. For ages 2-5. Sponsored by the Friends of Northwest Regional Library. Registration begins Dec. 6.

Super Fun Saturday

10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5

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

4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8

Kids can participate in fun activities designed to encourage kindness and help make the world a better place. This month we will have a visit from Bob Votruba and the Kindness Bus. For grades K - 5. Sponsored by the Friends of Northwest Regional Library. Registration begins Dec. 11.

Elephant & Piggie Party

10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 10

You are invited to an Elephant and Piggie party. Celebrate with fun games, silly activities and awesome crafts. Elephant & Piggie themselves will even stop by to say hello.

STEAM Club: Roller Coaster Riding

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

Get ready for fun experiments and projects as we explore the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.) Please dress for mess. For grades K - 5. Sponsored by the Friends of Northwest Regional Library. Registration begins Dec. 18.

Discovery Baby

10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 17

For babies up to 23 months. This special interactive program is a play-date designed just for babies and their caregivers. Join us to discover literacy activities, rhymes and more. Please dress babies for some messy play. Sponsored by the Friends of Northwest Regional Library. Registration begins Dec. 20.

Special Needs Sensory Storytime

10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 18

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 ages 3 - 12 with special needs.

Lego Club

2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19

Join us for a short story and Lego building activities. Legos provided for use during this program.

Art Your Way

4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22

Do you want to let out your artistic side and express yourself, but feel that art has rules? Have fun creating interesting art your way. For grades K - 5. Registration begins Dec. 18.

Nighttime Storytime

6:15 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29

On this starry night, bring out your favorite blankie, stuffed animal and, of course, your pajamas. Enjoy stories and songs and end the evening with a calm and family fun experience.

Teen Programs

Kids Read Down Fines

4:30 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 2, 9

10 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19

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 on the Table Craft: Puzzle Art

Jan. 3 - 31

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.

Add your own unique style to the Teen Zone by creating a piece for our wall puzzle. All supplies provided while they last. For teens in grades 6-12.

Teen Movie

2:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 3

Watch an epic '80s cult classic about a teen who goes back in time. For teens in grades 6-12. Light snacks will be provided.

Teen VR Roller Coaster Thrill Ride

4:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17

Virtual reality has come to the library in the Teen Zone. Build a roller coaster and take it for a spin, VR style.

Let's Talk Money

2:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24

Suncoast Credit Union will be on hand to inform teens about money management techniques that can last a lifetime. Attendees will learn to manage money effectively, prepare for common bills, open checking and savings accounts, look at investment options and establish and use credit wisely. For grades 9 12. Light snacks will be provided.

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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