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East County Regional Library presents November programs

November 14, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

The November 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. Nov. 16 and 30

6 p.m. Nov. 19 and 26

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.

- Chess Anyone?

4 p.m. Nov. 19 and 26

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.

- Knitting Nook

5 p.m. Nov. 14

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

- Introduction to Computers

2 p.m. Nov. 15

This class will present an overview of computer fundamentals. Learn the basics of using the mouse, understanding the desktop and some basic programs and search engines. You will also discover some of the library's great online resources. If you have a laptop, feel free to bring it. Registration is required.

- Poetry Room

6 p.m. Nov. 20

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.

- Iris Folding Holiday Cards

6 p.m. Nov. 20

Monika Heutmann, our master of crafts, continues her craft series with another favorite - iris folding. This is a very simple craft that any beginner can do and walk away with beautiful holiday cards with that homemade touch. Limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.

- Making Paper Holiday Ornaments

6 p.m. Nov. 27

Our craft series continues with bright and cheery holiday ornaments made from paper. You will be amazed at the beautiful ornaments you may bring home from this crafty program with Monika Heutmann. Registration is required.

Family

- Toddler Storytime

10 a.m. Nov. 15 and 29

10 a.m. Nov. 14 and 28

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.

- Family Storytime

6:30 p.m. Nov. 27

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

Children

- Preschool Storytime

10:30 a.m. Nov. 15 and 29

10:30 a.m. Nov. 14 and 28

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

4:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 28

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. Bring your library card.

- Thanksgiving Craft

2 p.m. Nov. 17

Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Make and take a craft to celebrate the day.

- R.E.A.D. to Dogs

10:30 a.m. Nov. 24

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

- Chess Anyone?

4 p.m. Nov. 19 and 26

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.

- Kids Read Down Fines

4:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 28

3-4 p.m. Dec. 8

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.

- Crafty Teens: Bead Sprites Invade

3-5 p.m. Nov. 14

Make your favorite 8-bit character into a magnet or key chain Bead Sprite. All materials provided. All you need to do is drop in. Registration is not required.

- Game On, Board Games

3-5 p.m. Nov. 19

Calling all Teens and Tweens. Stop by the East County Regional Library to play a variety of board games at this relaxed and fun-for-all program. Drop in. Registration is not required. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- Teen Dream Catcher Craft

3-5 p.m. Nov. 26

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by constructing your very own dream catcher. These are traditionally hung over your bed and only good dreams can come through the center opening. Who couldn't use a few good dreams?. Drop in. Registration is not required.

- Monster Mics

3 p.m. Nov. 27

Calling all teen rappers. Bring your lyrics, bring your beats and share your songs and freestyles with others. Registration is not required but the program is limited to 25 participants. Snacks provided by the Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- TeenReads Book Club: Sherman Alexie's "Diary of a Part-Time Indian"

2 p.m. Nov. 28

Celebrate Native American Month by discussing, with other teens, Sherman Alexie's "Diary of a Part-Time Indian." This coming of age story is about budding cartoonist Junior and his decision to leave his troubled Indian Reservation school to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the East County Regional Library. Registration is required.

- Teens Sharing Poetry

2 p.m. Nov. 29

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.

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.

Check the Lee County Library System's Web site 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 information about a specific program.

 
 

 

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