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February’s roster of activities at Lehigh library

February 8, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen

February's roster of activities at East County Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public:


English Caf

10 a.m. Fridays, February 11, 18, 25

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.

Chess Anyone?

4 p.m. Mondays, February 7, 14, 21, 28

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.

Sewn Card Making

6 p.m. Tuesday, February 8

Monika Heutmann, an East County Library favorite crafter, continues her craft

series with an old favorite - stitching cards. This method produces lovely

results and is great for beginners! Registration is required.

Making Christmas Ornaments & Paper Folding Mini Lanterns

6 p.m. Tuesday, February 15

series with two new crafts. She will have several styles of ornaments and mini

lanterns for you to make. Registration is required.

Rock Around the Clock to Music of the 40s, 50s and 60s

2 p.m. Saturday, February 19

Enjoy the music of Dave Kilbride. He plays a lively guitar and sings tunes

that you may remember. Sit back, relax and remember the good times!

Registration is required.

Making Beaded Christmas Ornaments

6 p.m. Tuesday, February 22

Monika Heutmann, an East County Library favorite crafter, completes her craft

series with beautiful beaded Christmas ornaments. Don't miss this one!


Family Storytime

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, February 8, 15

This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes.

Toddler Storytime

10 a.m. Wednesdays, February 9, 16

10 a.m. Thursdays, February 10, 17

Children 2 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, February 12

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.

Be My Valentine

2 p.m. Saturday, February 12

We'll provide the supplies for you to make a special card for your valentine!


Preschool Storytime

10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, February 9, 16

10:30 a.m. Thursdays, February 10, 17

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.

Kids Read Down Fines

4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 16

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



4 p.m. Mondays, February 14, 21, 28

Book Discussion: Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon"

2:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 8

"The Maltese Falcon is not only probably the best detective story we have ever

read, it is an exceedingly well written novel." -The Times Literary Supplement


"Hammett's prose [is] clean and entirely unique. His characters [are] as

sharply and economically defined as any in American fiction. " -The New York


Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts: Big Read and the Hendry

County Library Cooperative. Refreshments 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, please call the

library at (239) 533-4200. A sign language interpreter is available with 5

business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available;

request at desk.

Check the Lee County Library System's Web site at, 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.



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