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Northwest Regional Library plans programs, activities for February

January 18, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

February's roster of activities at Northwest Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public:

Adult Programs

Famous Friends Display:

Edison & Ford

Feb. 1-28

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

Come and enjoy these historic photographs of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford taken throughout their lives.

Family Coloring Drop-In

3-5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5

Welcome in the Year of the Pig by dropping in for a Chinese New Year-themed coloring extravaganza. All materials provided.

Black History Movie Special

5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5

Join us for a special feature film screening for Black History Month. Popcorn will be provided.

Books & Bagels

10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6

Join us for a morning of books, fun and bagels. Get recommendations from friends, neighbors and librarians on everything from recent releases to forgotten classics. Bagels and coffee will be provided. No registration required.

English Caf

10:30 a.m., Thursdays, Feb. 7, 21, 28

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

Artsy Adult Craft

1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9

Come join us as we recreate a Pinterest craft. Supplies will be provided, so just bring yourself and some creativity. Registration is required.

Job-Link Budgeting Class:

Budgeting for Meals

6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12

Don't have time to clip coupons? That's OK. Plan your family meals based on the flyers from your local supermarket. Offered through Goodwill's Job-Link program.

New Movie Matinee

1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20

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 primarily is intended for adult audiences.

Tea Time Talks

6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26

Join us for an evening of books, fun and cookies. The last Tuesday of each month we will be hosting a book club where everyone is welcome to stop by to discuss their favorite books. 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

Toddler Tales

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

Mondays, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

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.

Baby Rhyme Time

10:30 a.m., Wednesdays,

Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 9

During this special storytime for babies, ages birth to 18 months, caregivers and babies learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and babies in the neighborhood.

Preschool Storytime

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

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

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, Feb. 23

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

Children's Programs

OTT Craft: Tinker Table

Feb. 1-28

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

Put those STEAM skills to practice because we are all about innovations and inventions this month. Each week, we will put out different materials for you to create the next big invention. Available while supplies last.

Super Fun Saturday

10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2

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.

Family Coloring Drop-In

3-5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5

Welcome in the Year of the Pig by dropping in for a Chinese New Year-themed coloring extravaganza. All materials provided.

Kids Read Down Fines

4:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13

10-11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16

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 and applies only to overdue charges.

Hogwarts Fortnite Adventure

4:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7

Are you a Fortnite fanatic? Are you obsessed with all things Harry Potter? Get ready to fire at Voldemort and Dolores Umbridge with Nerf guns, create art with squirt guns and build and defend your own Hogwarts House fort. Parents: we will be using small Nerf guns and squirt guns in this program. For grades K- 5. Registration begins Jan. 10.

Kindness Club

4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12

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. This month's Kindness Club will be in celebration of National Random Acts of Kindness Day. For grades K - 5. Sponsored by the Friends of Northwest Regional Library. Registration begins Jan. 15.

Special Needs Sensory Storytime

10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 15

This storytime emphasizes books, music and sensory experiences designed for children with special needs. The library's welcoming environment will create a positive experience for children. 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, Feb. 16

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

STEAM Club: Coding 101

4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19

Be ready for fun experiments and projects as we explore the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.) Please dress appropriately for the creative process (dress for mess). For grades K - 5. Registration begins Jan. 22.

Family Fort Night

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19

The sheets are ready. We are waiting for you to build some old-school forts. Stories, sheets and fun all provided. For ages 2 - 12.

Pajama Storytime

6:15 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26

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 fun family experience.

Teen Programs

Teen OTT Craft:

(Un)Valentine Monsters

1-5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1

& Saturday, Feb. 2

You have heard of pet rocks, but how about a pet monster? Now is the time to come to the Teen Zone and create your own monster to be around when nobody else is. All supplies are provided while they last. For teens, grades 6-12.

Teen: COAL

2:30 p.m., Tuesdays,

Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

High School students, do you need service hours? Northwest Regional Library has a solution. COAL is a new program available for teens discussing relevant topics, introducing presenters and connecting with the community. Light snacks will be provided.

Family Coloring Drop-In

3-5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5

Welcome in the Year of the Pig by dropping in for a Chinese New Year-themed coloring extravaganza. All materials provided.

Kids Read Down Fines

4:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13

10-11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16

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 and applies only to overdue charges.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

4:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7

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

Whodunit?

Tuesday, Feb. 12

4 p.m., High School Edition

(grades 9-12)

5:30 p.m., Middle School Edition (grades 6-8)

There's been a tragedy at the library and every one is a suspect. The question is, was it you? Prizes will be awarded for creativity and sleuthing abilities. Light snacks provided. For teens in grades 9-12.

UNO Tournament

Thursday, Feb. 21

2:15 p.m., High School Edition

4:15 p.m., Middle School Edition

Do you consider yourself a champion UNO player? Come put you skill (and luck) to the test against you friends and "Frenemies" at the Northwest Regional Library Teen UNO Tournament.

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.

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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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