January's roster of activities at East County Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public:
4 p.m. Mondays, January 10, 24, 31
Rise to the chess challenge and join the fun. Everyone is welcome. Bring a personal chess set, if preferred. Sponsored by the Friends of the East County Regional Library.
10 a.m. Fridays, January 14, 21, 28
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.
9 a.m. Saturday, January 15
Calling all chess enthusiasts! The Friends of the East County Regional Library is sponsoring a chess tournament for players of all ages. Five age groups will be represented. Sign up online at the library website at library.leegov.com or at East County Regional Library. Trophies will be awarded for players in grades K - 12 and gift cards given to adults.
Creating the Dream
6 p.m. Tuesday, January 25
Life Coach Debbi McIntyre will speak about setting goals, finding dreams and then following them. Come and be inspired to start the New Year in a new way! Registration is requested.
6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, January 11, 18, 25
This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes.
10 a.m. Wednesdays, January 12, 19, 26
10 a.m. Thursdays, January 13, 20, 27
Children two years old and their caregivers participate in song, fingerplays and short stories. The success of this age group depends on adult participation and encouragement. Toddler storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Baby-Parent Rhyme Time
10 a.m. Saturday, January 15
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.
Kids Read Down Fines
3-4 p.m. Saturday, January 8
4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 19
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.
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, January 12, 19, 26
10:30 a.m. Thursdays, January 13, 20, 27
Preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) attend this storytime independently while parents or caregivers wait nearby in the library building. This storytime includes activities that require more participation and a longer attention span. Each preschool storytime lasts about 30 minutes.
Calling all chess enthusiasts! The Friends of the East County Regional Library is sponsoring a chess tournament for players of all ages. Five age groups will be represented. Sign up online at the library website at library.leegov.com or at East County Regional Library. Trophies will be awarded for players K through grade 12 and gift cards given to adults.
2 p.m. Saturday, January 29
Come join us for winter stories and make-believe snow!
East County Anime Club
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 4
Join a group of teens with an interest in Anime, Manga and other aspects of Japanese culture. Snacks provided by the Friends of the East County Regional Library. Registration is required.
The East County Regional Library is located at 881 Gunnery Road in Lehigh Acres. For more information about a program or to register, 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.
Provided by Lee County Library System.