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Cape Coral - Lee County Public Library programs for March set

March 1, 2019
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

English Caf

10 a.m., Fridays, March 1, 8, 15, 29

6 p.m., Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 26

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

An Afternoon with Johnny Heller: Award Winning Audiobook Narrator

3 p.m., Friday, March 1

Johnny Heller is one of the most sought-after audiobook narrators in the country. He is the voice of over 700 titles for adults, teens and children and has won numerous national awards. The Lee County Library System owns hundreds of works he has narrated. In this lively presentation, Johnny will share stories-often humorous-from his career in audiobook creation and narration. He will also take questions from the audience.

Download Drop-in

11 a.m., Tuesdays, March 5, 19

Receive personalized help downloading e-books, movies, music, and more from Overdrive and Hoopla, two of Lee County Library System's largest online content providers. Bring your fully charged tablets, phones, e-readers, and other digital devices for a hands-on help session.

Crime Prevention: Frauds, Scams, Cons and ID Theft

2 p.m., Tuesday, March 5

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

Do you know the difference between a scam and a con and how to protect yourself from identity theft? Learn about the many types of identity theft and how best to protect yourself from becoming a victim. Find out how to be vigilant of skimmers at gas stations and ATMs and what to do when you receive an unwanted telephone call. Free. No registration required.

Chess Anyone?

5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, March 5, 19

Rise to the chess challenge and join in the fun. Bring a personal chess set, if desired. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library.

Coloring for Grown-ups

1 p.m., Wednesday, March 6

10 a.m., Thursday, March 21

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.

Exploring Arts & Crafts:

Paper Quilling

1:30 p.m., Friday, March 8

Explore arts and crafts through demonstrations and hands-on practice. Each session will begin with a demonstration followed by an opportunity to create, practice and explore. Everyone is welcome to bring carpet-friendly arts and crafts supplies and work on their own projects. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library.

Interactive Movie

1 p.m., Saturday, March 9

Join in the action with a teenage girl as she fakes it till she makes it in the Chinese army. You'll sing, you'll dance, and be a part of all the shenanigans in this interactive movie experience.

Registration is requested. Interactive props provided. Supplies are limited and will be first come, first served.

Conservation 20/20: Land Acquisition and Stewardship

in Lee County

2 p.m., Monday, March 11

Find out more about Lee County's Conservation 20/20 program, which provides Lee County residents and visitors with access to several nature preserves for hiking, wildlife observation, kayaking and other outdoor activities. Today, nearly 30,000 acres of conservation land is protected in Lee County through the program.

Game Night

5 p.m., Monday, March 11

Play a variety of board and card games at this monthly drop-in program for all ages.

Crime Prevention: Human Trafficking

2 p.m., Tuesday, March 19

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

This modern-day form of slavery relies on force, fraud and coercion to smuggle both males and females. Human trafficking is a violation of human rights, is immoral and illegal and happens in every state and country. Learn statistics and how to recognize the signs of a person in need of help. Find out how you can help stop this third largest international criminal industry. Free. No registration required.

Adult Fandom: "Game of Thrones"

2 p.m., Saturday, March 30

Become the mother (or father) of dragons and create your own dragon egg inspired by the works of George R.R. Martin. Program intended for adults aged 18 or older.

Storytime

Family Storytime

10 a.m., Saturday, March 16

10 a.m., Tuesday, March 26

For children up to age five. Please pick up a storytime ticket at the Youth Services desk the morning of the program. 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. For children up to age 5.

Preschool Storytime

11 a.m., Tuesday, March 26

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

Toddler Tales

10 a.m., Wednesday, March 27

For ages 18 - 36 months. Please pick up a storytime ticket at the Youth Services desk the morning of the program. 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., Thursday, March 28

For babies up to 18 months. Please pick up a storytime ticket at the Youth Services desk the morning of the program. 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

Chess Anyone?

5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, March 5, 19

Rise to the chess challenge and join in the fun. Bring a personal chess set, if desired. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library.

Cape Coral Kids Book Club: "Framed!"

3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 6

When a theory of how to solve small problems lands him on the FBI's speed dial, Florian Bates finds that his problems just got a lot bigger than homework. Come along for the ride on this madcap mystery and join us at the library to discuss the book over snacks. Please come prepared by reading the book. Registration is required.

Interactive Movie

1 p.m., Saturday, March 9

Join in the action with a teenage girl as she fakes it till she makes it in the Chinese army. You'll sing, you'll dance, and be a part of all the shenanigans in this interactive movie experience.

Registration is requested. Interactive props provided. Supplies are limited and will be first come, first served.

Spring Kids Crafts

10 a.m., Monday, March 11

Create your own designs to celebrate spring and St. Patrick's Day. Multiple crafts will be provided for children of all ages. All supplies provided by the library.

Game Night

5 p.m., Monday, March 11

Come and play a variety of board and card games at this monthly drop-in program for all ages.

Homeschool Connections: Ancient Greece

11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 12

Explore a time or place, discover or rediscover art, games and more. Visit the Cape Coral Public Library for suggested reading for this very special program. Registration is requested as space is limited. Your registration is good until the start of the program. For grades K-5.

Camp Half Blood Demigod Challenge

1 p.m., Monday, March 18

Do you have what it takes to be a Demigod? For one day only, come to the Cape Coral Public Library and test your mettle with a series of challenges and see if you will be claimed by the gods. Registration is required.

Special Needs Storytime

10 a.m., Saturday, March 23

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 parents or caregivers. For children ages 3 - 12 with special needs. Registration begins Feb. 23.

Kids Read Down Fines

1 2 p.m., Saturday, March 30

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 Programs

Chess Anyone?

5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, March 5, 19

Rise to the chess challenge and join in the fun. Bring a personal chess set, if desired. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library.

Teen Book Social

4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 7

Read any good books lately? Need some recommendations from your peers? Come to our book social and share what you're reading while bonding over snacks and games. For ages 11-18.

Interactive Movie

1 p.m., Saturday, March 9

Join in the action with a teenage girl as she fakes it till she makes it in the Chinese army. You'll sing, you'll dance, and be a part of all the shenanigans in this interactive movie experience.

Registration is requested. Interactive props provided. Supplies are limited and will be first come, first served.

Game Night

5 p.m., Monday, March 11

Come and play a variety of board and card games at this monthly drop-in program for all ages.

Anime Club

4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 12

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

Writing Club

5 p.m., Monday, March 18

Do you love writing fanfiction? Poetry? Short stories, novels or essays? Then join other interested writers for a writing session followed by a chance to share your work for feedback. You are encouraged to bring your own supplies as the library has a limited number of laptops and notebooks. For ages 11 up.

Teen Advisory Group

5 p.m., Monday, March 25

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: Percy Jackson

4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 26

Do you love Percy Jackson and Camp Half-Blood? Have you read all of Rick Riordan's mythology series? See if you have what it takes to be a hero by making it through our Hero Training Camp. Crafts will also be provided. For ages 11-18.

Kids Read Down Fines

1 2 p.m., Saturday, March 30

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.

The Cape Coral Lee County Public Library is located at 921 S.W. 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 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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