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Children’s art, space trivia, interactive movie, Japanese culture, summer reading at Cape Coral Library in June

May 31, 2019
By MONICA RAHMAN (news@breezenewspapers.com) , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library is located at 921 SW 39th Terrace. The Friends of the Cape Coral Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer organization that raises funds through book sales, membership dues, etc., to purchase goods and services that aren't included in the county library budget and to provide enhancements to the library experience.

The Friends sponsor the art gallery and the butterfly garden in addition to many of the programs and activities for adults, teens and children that are offered to the public free of charge and are listed below. Visit www.capefriends.org for more information about the Friends of the Cape Coral Library.

Children's artwork on exhibit in the gallery through June 28

Changing exhibits are featured in the spacious art gallery of the Cape Coral Library. For information, contact me, Monica Rahman, the Art Gallery chairperson, at 239-258-2991 or monica4608@comcast.net. A new tradition was established a few years ago, and it is one that we hope to continue in the future. This time of the year has been dedicated to exhibiting the work of young local artists.

Winning entries from the "Coloring the Earth" Con-test are on display on the alcove walls. The annual environmental art contest for local children ages 7 to 12 is now in its 14th year. The theme this time is "Let's Save the Bees." The Friends have provided frames so that the children's artwork can be displayed professionally in a gallery setting. In the hallway, there is also a noteworthy bee-themed sculpture created by local middle school students. So be sure to stop by and see it.

Artwork by children from Gulf Elementary School in Cape Coral is on exhibit in the hallway and in the cases in the library's gallery.

Featured on the walls and in the small case are works created by students who attend the Sunday Children's Art Class held at the Cape Coral Art League.

Space trivia and bingo for all ages

Saturday, June 15, from 1:30-3 p.m. -- For this year's Lee County Library System's Summer Reading Program the theme is "A Universe of Stories" and is about space. All are welcome to the Cape Library to help celebrate Summer Reading with Space and Trivia Bingo. Teams will compete to earn prizes.

Interactive movie for all ages

Saturday, June 22, 1 p.m., -- Interactive Movie: Jump into Spider-Verse and join Miles Morales on his journey to become Spider-Man. You'll be part of the action as you participate throughout the film in this fun and interactive movie experience. Supplies are limited and first-come, first-served. Movie is rated PG.

Japanese language, culture for adults & teens

Tuesdays, 3 p.m., June 11 and 25 -- Japanese: The Language and Its Culture: Learn basic phrases and writing forms (Hiragana and Katakana), using interactive exercises and games. For ages 11 and up. Advance registration is requested to guarantee your spot until the start of the program. Remaining spaces on the day of the event will be available first-come, first-served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library.

Programs for adults

Monday, June 3, 5 p.m. -- Writing Club: Join other interested writers of fanfiction, poetry, short stories, novels or essays for a writing session followed by a chance to share your work for feedback. (Sharing your work is optional.) You are encouraged to bring your own supplies, since the library has a limited number of laptops and notebooks available. For ages 11 and up.

Tuesdays at 6 p.m. (June 4, 11 18, 25) and Fridays at 10 a.m. (June 7, 14, 21, 28) -- English Caf: Free, informal conversation sessions for adult ESOL/ESL students.

Wednesday, June 5, at 1 p.m., and Thursday, June 20, at 10 a.m. -- Coloring for Grown-ups: Coloring books aren't just for kids anymore. Adults have found this childhood activity to be a refreshing way to release creativity, relieve stress and meet other participants. Coloring pages designed especially for adults plus colored pencils will be provided.

Wednesday, June 5, at 1:30 p.m. -- Exploring Arts and Crafts - Flat Wool Needle Felting: Registration is required for this particular program. Participants will learn to combine layers of colorful wool roving to create an image on a felt canvas by using a special needle. They say it's like painting with wool. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library.

Tuesdays at 11 a.m., June 11 and 25 -- Download Drop-in: Receive personalized help downloading e-books, movies, music and more from two of the library system's largest online content providers Overdrive and Hoopla. Bring your fully charged tablets, phones, e-readers, and other digital devices for a hands-on help session. Important: please be sure to bring any passwords you may need for downloading apps. Kindle users will also need an Amazon account and their password for accessing it.

Tuesday, June 11, at 11 a.m. -- Steering Clear of Scams: Registration is suggested for this program, developed and endorsed by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Learn about the various types of fraud and scams targeting older adults and how to protect yourself and others from becoming a victim. Find local resources to help if you've been scammed or if someone has attempted to scam you.

Tuesdays at 3 p.m., June 11 and 25 -- Japanese: The Language and Its Culture: Learn basic phrases and writing forms (Hiragana and Katakana), using interactive exercises and games. For ages 11 and up. Advanced registration is requested to guarantee your spot.

Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., June 11 and 25 -- Chess Anyone? Rise to the challenge and join in the fun. Bring a personal chess set, if desired. (Also open to teens and kids.) Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library.

Saturday, June 15, from 1:30-3 p.m. -- Space Trivia and Bingo: Teams will compete to earn prizes.

Monday, June 17, at 5 p.m. -- Game Night: Monthly drop-in program for all ages. Try your hand at a variety of board games.

Wednesday, June 19, at 2 p.m. -- Hurricane Preparedness Seminar: Learn how to plan and prepare for hurricane season. Receive information about the Special Needs Program, volunteering with Emergency Manage-ment, family emergency plans, evacuation routes, public shelters, emergency supply kits, evacuation zones and resources available during a disaster.

Saturday, June 22, at 1 p.m. -- Interactive Movie: Jump into Spider-Verse and join Miles Morales on his journey to become Spider-Man. You'll be part of the action as you participate throughout the film in this fun and interactive movie experience. Supplies are limited and first come, first served. Movie is rated PG.

Summer Reading: theme is SPACE -- "A Universe of Stories"

Lots of great programs for teens and kids

There are so many programs for youngsters that there isn't enough space to fully describe all of them here! Visit the Lee County Library System website at www.leelibrary.net, click on "Programs & Events," then "Cape Coral" for monthly calendar with descriptions and for registration information. (Or pick up a flyer at the Youth Services desk at the library.) Listed below are the dates and times for programs and events broken down by age group.

Exciting programs and events for teens

Teen Programs are open to ages 11 to 18. No registration may be required or suggested for some teen activities. Space is limited; arrive early to reserve your spot. Visit www.leelibrary.net for details.

June 3-8, Six Word Memoir.

Monday, June 3, at 5 p.m. -- Writing Club.

June 10-15, Make a Star Finder.

Tuesdays at 3p.m., June 11 and 25 -- Japanese Language and Its Culture; registration requested.

Thursday, June 13, at 2 p.m. -- Alien Invasion; registration requested.

Saturday, June 15, from 1:30-3 p.m. -- Space Trivia and Bingo.

June 17-22, Post-it Note Art Gallery.

Monday, June 17, at 5 p.m. -- Game Night.

Thursday, June 20, at 2 p.m. -- Marvel Escape Room -- for grades 6-12; registration requested.

Saturday June 22, at 1 p.m. -- Interactive Movie -"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" Rated PG.

June 24-29, Blackout Poetry.

Thursday, June 27, at 2 p.m. -- "Stranger Things" Season 3 Release Party -- for grades 6-12; registration requested.

Fun programs & events for kids

All of the programs for kids are free, but registration may be required. Please be sure to visit www.leelibrary.net or the library for details and registration info.

June 3-8, Home on the Moon Portrait.

Monday, June 3, at 1 p.m. -- Summer Reading Kick-off Party.

June 10-15, Build a Droid.

Monday, June 10, at 2 p.m. -- Joey and Alex Magic. Grades K-5; registration requested.

Saturday, June 15, from 1:30-3 p.m. -- Space Trivia and Bingo.

June 17-22, Paper Airplane Design Challenge.

Monday, June 17, at 2 p.m. -- Super Science - Grades K-5; registration requested.

Monday, June 17, at 5 p.m. -- Game Night.

Saturday June 22, at 1 p.m. -- Interactive Movie -"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" Rated PG.

June 24-29, Solar System Mobile.

Storytimes for children and families

Listed here are the dates, times and descriptions for storytimes for this month. For ongoing storytimes, visit monthly the Lee County Library System website at www.leelibrary.net to see schedules of Family Storytime, Preschool Storytime, Toddler Tales, Baby Rhyme Time and Special Needs Storytime at the Cape Coral Library or pick up a flyer at the library. Also please refer to the website or flyer for any registration or ticket requirements.

Saturday, June 8, at 10 a.m. -- Family Storytime - For ages birth to 5 years: The whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of pre-reading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. First-come, first-served. Please pick up a Storytime ticket at the Youth Services desk the morning of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library.

Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., (June 12, 19, 26) -- Baby Rhyme Time - For ages birth to 18 months: During this storytime you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library.

Wednesdays at 11 a.m., (June 12, 19, 26) -- Family Storytime: This storytime will take place in the meeting room and is open to a larger number of patrons. Paper tickets are not required. However registration is strongly suggested and guarantees your seat until the start of the program. A craft or activity will also be included after the storytime. Please dress for mess and plan to assist your child as necessary if you intend to stay for this program extension. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library.

Saturday, June 29, at 10 a.m. -- Special Needs Storytime: 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 3 to 12 years old with special needs; registration is required.

Library general information

and regular hours

Phone number for Cape Coral Library: 239-533-4500

To register for programs and for information: www.leelibrary.net.

The Cape Coral Library is open:

Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To donate books for the Friends'

book sale fundraisers

The book sales, which raise funds to support library programs, are held each April and November. Donations of books, CDs and DVDs for the sales are accepted all year round. Small quantities (one box or less) can be dropped off at the Cape Coral Library circulation desk. Please mention that they are donations for the Friends' book sale. For donations of 2 or 3 boxes, you may be asked to drive around to the back door of the library to drop them off. For large donations, request a receipt, since they're tax deductible. You can have books picked up at your home by calling the Friends' hotline at 239-349-2572 and leaving a clear message with your phone number, so someone can call you back.

Monica Rahman is the Publicity Chair & Immediate Past President of the Friends of the Cape Coral Library

 
 
 

 

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