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East County library announces programs

May 31, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN (news@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

The roster of activities for June at the East County Regional Library offers topics for all ages.

The following activities are free to the public:

Adult programs

- Prehistoric Snowbirds

2 p.m. June 3

The Florida Public Archaeology Network offers an overview of the history of humans in Southwest Florida until the Spanish arrived in the 1500s.

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- Book Discussion: "Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland" by Dave Barry

3:30 p.m. June 5

Sure, there was the 2000 election and flying insects the size of LeBron James. But Barry is going to show you why Florida is a great state. And whatever else you think about Florida, you can never say it's boring.

- Chess Anyone?

4 p.m. June 5, 12, 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.

- English Cafe

6 p.m. June 5, 12 and 19

Free, informal conversation sessions for adult ESOL/ESL students.

- Writers' Workshop

6 p.m. June 6

Join local writers as they meet each month to practice, share, and discuss various literary art forms. Meetings may vary to include classes, speakers and readings. Registration is requested.

- Download Drop-in

11 a.m. June 12

Receive personalized help downloading e-books, movies, music, and more from the library's online library. Bring your tablets, phones, e-readers, and other digital devices for a hands-on help session.

- Knitting Nook

5 p.m. June 14 and 28

A casual, self-guided group of knitters and crocheters share ideas, techniques and projects. Attendees should bring their own projects, however basic materials are available for newcomers.

Teen/children programs

- Writers' Workshop

6 p.m. June 6

Join local writers as they meet each month to practice, share, and discuss various literary art forms. Meetings may vary to include classes, speakers and readings. Registration is requested.

- R.E.A.D. to Dogs

11 a.m. June 10

R.E.A.D. companions are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team to help improve the literacy skills of children.

- Kids Read Down Fines

10-11 a.m. June 24

Children and teens can earn a credit for every 15 minutes they read in the designated area for a total of $8 in one session. Credit may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only and applies only to charges on overdue materials.

Storytime

- Family Storytime

10 a.m. June 8, 15, 22 and 29

Your whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of prereading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. An age appropriate craft will be provided following the storytime.

The East County Regional Library is at 881 Gunnery Road.

For more information about a program or to register, call 239-533-4200.

Check the Lee County Library System's website 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 more information about a specific program.

To request an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a reasonable modification to participate, contact Joan LaGuardia at 239-533-2314, Florida Relay Service 711 or jlaguardia@leegov.com.

Accommodation will be provided at no cost to the requestor; requests should be made at least five business days in advance.

Source: Lee County Library System

 
 

 

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