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East County Regional Library presents upcoming activities

July 19, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN (news@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

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

The following activities are free to the public:

Adult programs

- Writer's Workshop

6 p.m. Aug. 1

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.

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- Book Discussion: "Right Ho, Jeeves" by P.G. Wodehouse

3:30 p.m. Aug. 7

Follow the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman's gentleman, Jeeves, in one of the greatest comic novels in the English language. Bertie must deal with Grammar School prize giving, the broken engagement of his cousin Angela and the resignation of Anatole the genius chef. Will he prevail? Only with the aid of Jeeves. Registration is requested.

- Chess Anyone?

4 p.m. Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28

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. Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28

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

- Knitting Nook

5 p.m. Aug. 9 and 23

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.

- Rock Art Craft

1 p.m. Aug. 12

Join your fellow rockers for a fun and family-friendly craft. How will you decorate your rock? Pet rock? Flowers? A Rainbow? Perhaps with a meaningful and positive message for your community? Registration is required.

- Download Drop-in

11 a.m. Aug. 14

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.

- I Can Do That! Get Organized

2:30 p.m. Aug. 19

This creative craft offers participants the chance to create desk sets, coasters and kits that aim toward uncluttering your home. Registration is required.

Storytime

- Toddler Tales

10 a.m. Aug. 23 and 30

This interactive and active time for toddlers and their caregiver is designed to advance prereading and social skills. They'll experience storytelling, wordplay, felt board stories, fingerplays, puppets, singing, music making, socializing, dancing and, of course, books.

- Preschool Storytime

10:30 a.m. Aug. 23 and 30

Your preschooler will continue to build relationships with other kids, books and the library in a storytime designed specifically for them. The stories and activities are more complex, but just as fun.

- Baby Rhyme Time

10 a.m. Aug. 24 and 31

During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance.

- Family Storytime

10:30 a.m. Aug. 24 and 31

Your whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of prereading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories.

Children's programs

- Tween Club

11 a.m. Aug. 2

Listen to school stories and create back-to-school crafts. For grades 5-6.

- R.E.A.D. to Dogs

11 a.m. Aug. 12

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.

- Rock Art Craft

1 p.m. Aug. 12

Join your fellow rockers for a fun and family-friendly craft. How will you decorate your rock? Pet rock? Flowers? A Rainbow? Perhaps with a meaningful and positive message for your community? Registration is required.

- Solar Eclipse Craft

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 21

Celebrate today's solar eclipse and make a sun craft.

- Kids Read Down Fines

10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 26

Children and teens can earn a $2 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.

Teen programs

- Writer's Workshop

6 p.m. Aug. 1

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.

- Rock Art Craft

1 p.m. Aug. 12

Join your fellow rockers for a fun and family-friendly craft. How will you decorate your rock? Pet rock? Flowers? A Rainbow? Perhaps with a meaningful and positive message for your community? Registration is required.

- Wii and Board Games

2 p.m. Aug. 14

A variety of Nintendo Wii games and board games are available at this drop in program. First come, first served. Program limited to high school students.

- Tween Saturdays: Back to School Craft

11 a.m. Aug. 19

Make your own scratch-off rainbow notebook. For grades 5-8. Space is limited to 10.

- DIY Teen Crafts

2 p.m. Aug. 21

Prepare for tonight's solar eclipse by making your own galaxy jar. Program limited to high school students. Space is limited to 10.

- East County Anime Club

4:30 p.m. Aug. 22

For teens and tweens interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture. Watch anime and make themed crafts. For grades 6-12.

- Kids Read Down Fines

10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 26

Children and teens can earn a $2 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.

- DIY Teen Crafts

2 p.m. Aug. 28

Get back into the school spirit with these back-to-school crafts. Make gel notebooks, emoji magnets, and use the button maker to make button pins. Program limited to high school students. Space is limited to 10.

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 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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