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Programs, events planned at East County Regional Library

November 20, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

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

Adults

- Book Discussion: Defending Jacob by William Landay

3:30 p.m. Dec. 2

Enjoy snacks and a lively discussion of this month's book. When 14-year-old Jacob is charged with the murder of a fellow student, assistant district attorney Andy Barber is torn between loyalty and justice as facts come to light that lead him to question how well he knows his own son. The East County Book Discussion Group is open to all.

- Chess Anyone?

4 p.m. Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Rise to the chess challenge and join the fun. Chess enthusiasts of all ages are welcome. Bring a personal chess set or use the library's.

- English Cafe

6 p.m. Dec. 2, 9 and 16

10 a.m. Dec. 6, 13 and 20

Practice 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: Hospitalit

2 p.m. Dec. 7

Join the group for a screening of the Japanese film Hospitalite. It tells the story of Mikio Kobayashi who lives quietly with his family in downtown Tokyo. One day Kagawa appears, claiming to be the son of a financier who once helped Kobayashi's company. Kagawa soon ingratiates himself as a live-in employee and proceeds to comically turn the Kobayashi's monotonous life upside down with his odd behavior, unexpected visitors and bizarre schemes. Registration is required. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

- Holiday Beading Crafts

6 p.m. Dec. 10

Monika Heutmann completes her holiday craft series with a course on beading. Participants will take home beautiful beaded Christmas ornaments. Space is limited to 15 so registration is required.

- Knitting Nook

5 p.m. Dec. 11

A 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 and it is intended for the group members to learn from each other. Some materials will be provided for newcomers, or bring a project to work on.

Family

- Family Storytime

6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10

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

- Toddler Storytime

10 a.m. Dec. 4 and 11

10 a.m. Dec. 5 and 12

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. Dec. 7

10:30 a.m. Dec. 9

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. Dec. 4 and 11

10:30 a.m. Dec. 5 and 12

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. Dec. 18

3-4 p.m. Dec. 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 only.

- Holiday Crafts

3 p.m. Dec. 19

Creative crafting projects for kids to use as gifts or decorations.

- Preschool Storytime

11 a.m. Dec. 2 and 9

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.

- Read Around America: Northeast Adventures

4:30 p.m. Dec. 3

Join the library for books, games and crafts from the Northeast region of America. Explore the culture and attractions as well as learn what makes this region truly remarkable. Perfect for home-school students or anyone who loves this area of the country. For grades kindergarten to fifth.

- Special Needs Storytime

10 a.m. Dec. 7

This storytime emphasizes books, music and sensory experiences designed for children with special needs. The welcoming environment will create a positive experience for children. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver, who will be an active participant with the child. Class size is limited to 10 children, plus their parents or caregivers. Registration required. For ages 3-12 with special needs. Registration begins 3 weeks prior to event.

- Kids Read Down Fines

2-3 p.m. Dec. 14

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.

Teens

- East County Anime Club

4:30 p.m. Dec. 3

Join a group of teens with an interest in Anime, Manga and other aspects of Japanese culture. Registration is not required but program is limited to 25 participants.

- DIY Teen Crafts @ the Library

2 p.m. Dec. 11

Join a group of teens for some fun crafting events. Craft projects will vary at each program. Drop on in and let your creativity run wild. All supplies provided. Registration is not required but the program is limited to 25 participants.

- Teens Get Your Game On!

2 p.m. Dec. 17

Inviting all teens to visit the East County Regional Library to play Nintendo Wii and a variety of board games at this relaxed and fun for all program. Registration is not required but the program is limited to 25 participants.

- Kids Read Down Fines

4:30-5:30 p.m. Dec. 18

3-4 p.m. Dec. 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 only.

The East County Regional Library is at 881 Gunnery Road.

For 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.

Check the Lee County Library System's Web site at: www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations.

 
 

 

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