Next month's roster of activities at East County Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public:
Book Discussion: Jamie Ford's "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" 3:30 p.m. Monday, August 2 Read "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford and discuss it with fellow community members. The East County Book Discussion Group is open to all.
Save Your Home!
6 p.m. Wednesday, August 4
Join Dawn Russell from the Consumer Credit Counseling Service for this free, informative program offering options available to prevent foreclosure.
10 a.m. Fridays, August 6, 13, 20, 27
Practice your English with English Cafe, a free, conversation session for adult ESOL and ESL students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Participants may start at any time. Advanced registration is not necessary.
Baby-Parent Rhyme Time
10 a.m. Saturday, August 14
Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby! These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants.
Children's Drama Workshop - Libba Cotten and the Rumbling Freight Train
4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25
Rehearsal and practice attendance is mandatory. Based on "Libba Cotten and the Rumbling Freight Train: A Musical Drama." This is the true story of the little girl who wrote the world-famous song. For ages 5 - 16. Registration is required.
Kids Read Down Fines
3 p.m. Saturday, August 21
Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only.
2 p.m. Saturday, August 28
Learn about Florida's animals through stories and puppets. Presented by the Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA).
The East County Regional Library is located at 881 Gunnery Road in Lehigh Acres. For more information about a program or to register, please call the library at (239) 533-4200. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk.
Check the Lee County Library System's Web site at
library.leegov.com, or pick up an events calendar on your next visit, 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.