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May programs planned at Northwest Regional Library

April 19, 2019
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

Books & Bagels

10 a.m., Wednesday, May 1

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.

Water Quality and Harmful

Algal Blooms

1 p.m., Saturday, May 11

The Sanibel Sea School will offer a presentation on harmful algal blooms including red tide, blue green algae and red drift algae, helping attendees to sort out the colors, names and threats of these ocean events.

Job-Link Budgeting Class

6 p.m., Tuesday, May 14

Make and take inexpensive, environmentally friendly and effective cleaning items for your home such as spray cleaners, dryer sheets and laundry detergent. Offered through Goodwill's Job-Link program.

New Movie Matinee

1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15

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.

Artsy Adult Craft: Bad Art Edition

1 p.m., Saturday, May 18

Help us use up some remaining supplies from previous programs. Create anything you want with the supplies without any pressure. Just have fun. Or, do one of the previous crafts again. Clothes for painting are recommended. Supplies will be provided, so just bring yourself and some creativity. Registration is required.

Basic Computer Class

10 a.m., Wednesday, May 22

Bring your fully charged tablets, phones, e-readers, and other digital devices for a hands-on help session. Get help with basic and general computer questions, library databases or e-books. A few laptops will be available, but it is strongly recommended to bring your own if you have one.

Note: Please bring any passwords you may need.

Tea Time Talks

6 p.m., Tuesday, May 28

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.

Children's Programs

Baby Rhyme Time

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 1

10 a.m., Saturday, May 11

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. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and babies in the neighborhood.

Preschool Storytime

10:15 & 11:15 a.m., Thursday, May 2

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

Super Fun Saturday

10 a.m., Saturday, May 4

May the 4th be with You. Don't let Darth Vader draw you to the dark side, but join us for Star Wars-themed activities and crafts.

STEAM Club: Stomp Rocket Mania

4:30 p.m., Monday, May 6

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 April 16.

Kindness Club

4 p.m., Tuesday, May 7

Join us at the library to create kindness in our community. Kids can participate in fun activities designed to encourage kindness & help make the world a better place. Registration is required.

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Party

10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 9

Get ready for a Grrr-ific time at our party with all things Daniel Tiger. Registration is not required.

Special Needs Sensory Storytime

10 a.m., Friday, May 10

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.

Mommy and Me Yoga

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 29

Come stretch, play and have fun with your little one during this Mommy and Me Yoga class with Shanna Bryant of Kids Yoga. Create healthy, happy memories with your child through music, movement and creativity. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a large towel or yoga mat and a bottle of water. For children ages 6 to 24 months with their caregivers. Registration begins May 1.

Teen Programs

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

4:15 p.m., Thursday, May 2

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 at the library. Guest speakers, materials for the service projects and snacks provided. For teens in grades 6-12. New projects every month.

Teen: COAL

2:30 p.m., Monday, May 6 Thursday, May 9

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

The Carnival is Coming, 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 28

No rides will be on premises but there will be games galore. Come celebrate the end of school by trying your luck and winning prizes. No money or tickets needed and everyone leaves a winner. Find out information on our Summer Reading Program. For teens in grades 6-12.

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 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 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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