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December programs set at Cape Coral - Lee County Public Library

November 27, 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

Writing Club

5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2

Do you love writing fanfiction, poetry, short stories, novels or essays? Join other interested writers for a writing session followed by optional sharing and feedback opportunities. Feel free to bring a writing notebook or laptop as supplies are limited. For ages 11 and up.

English Caf

6 p.m., Tuesdays, Dec. 3, 10, 17

10 a.m., Fridays, Dec. 6, 13, 20

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

Coloring for Grownups

1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4

Researchers and art therapists alike have touted the calming effects of coloring and adults have found this childhood activity a refreshing way to release their creativity, relieve stress and meet other participants. Coloring pages designed especially for adults, as well as colored pencils, will be provided.

Seniors Eating Well:

2 p.m., Wednesdays

Dec. 4: Cooking and Seasoning

with Herbs

Dec. 11: Savory Soups

This series is designed to help older adults improve their nutrition and health status. Information, tips and recipes will be shared during each session. Presented by the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences' Family Nutrition Program.

Exploring Arts & Crafts

1:30 p.m. Thursdays

Dec. 5: Paper Quilling

Dec. 19: Flat Wool Needle Felting

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. Registration is required.

Book Discussion: "Only Child"

by Rhiannon Navin

2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7

Squeezed into a closet with his classmates and teacher, first-grader Zach Taylor hears shots ring out in his school. The gunman takes 19 lives and forever changes the fabric of this close-knit community. While Zach's mother seeks justice by holding the shooter's parents responsible, Zach retreats into his hideouts and loses himself in a world of books and art. Armed with newfound understanding, Zach sets out on a journey toward healing and forgiveness.

Download Drop-in

11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10

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. Note: Please bring any passwords you may need for downloading apps. Kindle users will also need an Amazon account and their password for accessing it.

Chess Anyone?

5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10

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.

Children's Programs

Family Storytime

10 a.m., Tuesdays, Dec. 3, 10

10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7

For children through age 5. Your whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of prereading 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.

Preschool Storytime

11 a.m., Tuesdays, Dec. 3, 10

For ages 3-5. Children attend this program independently while the caregiver waits nearby. Your preschooler will continue to build relationships with other kids, books and the library in a storytime designed specifically for them. The stories and activities are more complex, but just as fun. First come, first served. Please pick up a Storytime ticket at the Youth Services desk the morning of the program.

Toddler Tales

10 a.m., Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11

For ages 18 - 36 months. 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. First come, first served. Please pick up a Storytime ticket at the Youth Services desk the morning of the program.

Baby Rhyme Time

10 a.m., Thursdays, Dec. 5, 12

For babies through 18 months. During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. Caregivers are encouraged to model proper storytime etiquette by remaining in the room and participating with baby during this program. First come, first served. Please pick up a Storytime ticket at the Youth Services desk the morning of the program.

Lego Fun at the Library

4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11

Join us for Lego building fun. Challenge cards will be provided for inspiration. Bricks provided by the library. For grades K 5.

Kids Read Down Fines

1-2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14

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.

Special Needs Storytime

10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 21

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. Registration begins Nov. 21.

Teen Programs

Writing Club

5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2

Do you love writing fanfiction, poetry, short stories, novels or essays? Join other interested writers for a writing session followed by optional sharing and feedback opportunities. Feel free to bring a writing notebook or laptop as supplies are limited. For ages 11 and up.

Anime Club

4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3

For teens and tweens interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture. Watch anime with friends and make themed crafts. For ages 11-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Public Library.

Chess Anyone?

5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10

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.

Kids Read Down Fines

1-2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14

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 SW 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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