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East County Regional Library presents activities

August 22, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

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

Adults

- English Cafe

10 a.m. Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28

6 p.m. Sept. 10, 17 and 24

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.

- Foreign Film Series: "Gigante"

2 p.m. Sept. 8

Jara is a shy and lonely 35-year-old security guard at a supermarket on the outskirts of Montevideo. He works the night shift, monitoring the surveillance cameras of the entire building. One night Jara discovers Julia, a 25-year-old cleaning woman and is immediately attracted to her. Night after night, he watches her on the cameras while she works. Soon he starts following her after work: to the cinema, to the beach and even to a date with another man. Jara's life becomes a series of routines and rituals around Julia, but eventually he finds himself at a crossroads and must decide whether to give up his obsession or confront it.

- Book Discussion: Janet Reitman's "Inside Scientology"

3:30 p.m. Sept. 10

Join us for snacks and a lively discussion of a book that traces the history of Scientology, created in 1954 by prolific sci-fi writer L. Ron Hubbard. Scientology claims to be the world's fastest growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of "volunteer ministers" offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. The author offers a full, journalistic account that establishes the astonishing truth about the controversial closed faith which is known for harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the highest levels of the government to further its goals. The East County Book Discussion Group is open to all.

- Chess Anyone?

4 p.m. Sept. 10, 17 and 24

Rise to the chess challenge and join the fun. Chess enthusiasts of all ages are welcome! Bring your own chess set or use one of ours. Sponsored by the Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- Knitting Nook

5 p.m. Sept. 12

Join this fun, casual group of knitters and crocheters who love to get together to share project and technique ideas. Please note that this group is not facilitated by a professional knitting instructor. It is intended for the group members to learn from each other. Some materials will be provided for newcomers, or bring your own project to work on. Sponsored by the Friends of the East County Regional Library. Registration is requested.

- Poetry Room

6 p.m. Sept. 18

Poetry Lovers Unite! Join other like-minded people to talk about poetry and share what it means to you. Bring your favorite poem and listen to the poetry of others in a friendly, receptive environment. Registration is required.

- The ABC's of Alzheimer's Disease

10:30 a.m. Sept. 22

Learn about Alzheimer's Disease, normal memory changes vs. changes that indicate a problem and brain health. Presented by the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of The Alzheimer's Association. Registration is required.

Family

- Family Storytime

6:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25

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

- Toddler Storytime

10 a.m. Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26

10 a.m. Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27

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

10:30 a.m. Sept. 8

10:30 a.m. Sept. 10

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

- Preschool Storytime

10:30 a.m. Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26

10:30 a.m. Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 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. Registration is required.

- Kids Read Down Fines

3-4 p.m. Sept. 15

4:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 19

Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card.

- Arrr! It's Pirate Week!

Sept. 17-22

Available during normal library operating hours: Monday - Wednesday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ahoy, Mateys! It's Pirate Week at the library! Hunt for treasure all week long, "Talk Like a Pirate" on Wednesday, and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, play fun seafaring games and make a pirate hat.

- R.E.A.D. to Dogs

9:30 a.m. Sept. 29

Independent readers can practice reading in a fun way! Maggie, our Reading Education Assistance Dog, will be on hand to listen to you read. She's a great listener! Kids of all ages are welcome. First-come, first-served.

Teens

- East County Anime Club

4:30 p.m. Sept. 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.

- Chess Anyone?

4 p.m. Sept. 10

Rise to the chess challenge and join the fun. Chess enthusiasts of all ages are welcome! Bring your own chess set or use one of ours. Sponsored by the Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- Wii Play Wii Dance

4:30 p.m. Sept. 11 and 25

Visit the East County Regional Library and play your favorite Wii games and dance to your favorite songs. Game choice will vary from program to program. Sponsored by the Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- Teens Sharing Poetry

2:30 p.m. Sept. 12

Calling teen poetry lovers! You are invited to join other teens to talk about poetry. Bring a favorite poem or one you have penned and share it with others. Snacks provided by the Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- Kids Read Down Fines

3-4 p.m. Sept. 15

4:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 19

Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card.

- Craft It @ Your Library

2 p.m. Sept. 17

Teens, let your creativity run wild! Drop by the East County Library on your day off from school and make a keepsake, treasure, memory, or whatnot box. We'll supply the cigar boxes and basic supplies. Bring any special designs, photos, or embellishments you want. Registration is not required but the program is limited to 30 participants.

- Monster Mics

4 p.m. Sept. 18

Calling all teen rappers to the East County Regional Library. Bring your lyrics, bring your beats and share your songs and freestyles with others. Space is limited to 25 participants. Snacks provided by the Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- Game On! Board Games!

3 p.m. Sept. 24

Calling all teens and tweens! Stop by the East County Regional Library and play a variety of board games at this relaxed and fun-for-all program. Just drop in! Snacks provided by the Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- Book Discussion: Lauren Oliver's "Before I Fall"

3 p.m. Sept. 26

Teenage Samantha had it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. That Friday should have been just like any other, but it wasn't. After she dies in a car crash, Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the East County Regional Library. Registration is required.

The East County Regional Library is at 881 Gunnery Road. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 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 Web site at: www.lee-county.com/library, or pick up an events calendar on your next visit.

 
 

 

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