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East County Regional Library announces activities for November

November 29, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

The roster of activities for December at the East County Regional Library, at 881 Gunnery Road.

The following programs are free:

Adult programs

- Ukulele Cafe

2:30 p.m. Dec. 2

Starts with a half-hour of free ukulele lessons, followed by an hour of free-style jamming and group play. Registration is required; instruments are not provided.

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- Book Discussion: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

3:30 p.m. Dec. 4

The novel tells the story of Cora and Caesar, two slaves who make a bid for freedom from their Georgia plantations by following the Underground Railroad, which in the novel is an actual subway as opposed to a series of safe houses and secret routes. Registration is requested.

- Chess Anyone?

4 p.m. Dec. 4, 11 and 18

Rise to the chess challenge and join the fun. Bring chess set or use one of ours.

- English Cafe

6 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11

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

- Intermediate Computer Skills

10 a.m. Dec. 5

Learn intermediate computer skills with instructor guidance. Using Windows 7, this class covers a variety of topics including identifying keyboard shortcuts, using the control panel, removing programs, backing up files and more. Registration is required.

- Writer's Workshop

6 p.m. Dec. 5

Join local writers as they meet 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. Dec. 11

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

- Word and Excel Basics

10 a.m. Dec. 12

Instructor will provide a basic introduction to Word and Excel for new users. Using Office 2016, learn how to create and save documents, format pages, change fonts and create spreadsheets. Registration is required.

- Knitting Nook

5 p.m. Dec. 13 and 27

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

- Social Media Basics

10 a.m. Dec. 19

What are tweets and status updates? How do I video chat with family and friends? Instructor will teach essential skills to make use of today's top social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Skype. Registration is required.


- Toddler Tales

10 a.m. Dec. 6

This interactive and active time for toddlers and their caregiver is designed to advance prereading and social skills.

- Preschool Storytime

10:30 a.m. Dec. 6

Your preschooler will continue to build relationships with other kids, books and the library in a storytime designed specifically for them.

- Baby Rhyme Time

10 a.m. Dec. 7

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. Dec. 7

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

Child/teen programs

- Wii and Board Games

2 p.m. Dec. 5

Variety of Nintendo Wii games and board games are available in this drop-in program. Program limited to high school students.

- Writer's Workshop

6 p.m. Dec. 5

Join local writers as they meet each month to practice, share, and discuss various literary art forms.

- DIY Teen Crafts: Perler Beading

2 p.m. Dec. 6

Arrange beads into designs then iron them together to make keychains or magnets. For grades 9-12. Space is limited to 12.

- Tween Saturdays

11 a.m. Dec. 9

Arrange beads into designs then iron them together to make keychains or magnets. For grades 5-8. Space is limited to 12.

- READ to Dogs

11 a.m. Dec. 9

Reading Education Assistance Dogs companions are therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers to help improve the literacy skills of children.

- DIY Teen Crafts: Cigar Box Art

2 p.m. Dec. 11

Turn an old cigar box into a unique work of art. Program limited to high school students. Space is limited to 12.

- East County Anime Club

4:30 p.m. Dec. 12

Interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture? Watch anime and make themed crafts. Limited to grades 6-12.

- Winter Craft

2 p.m. Dec. 16

Make a craft to keep or give away during the holidays.

- Parachute Play

11 a.m. Dec. 28

Variety of parachute games.

- Kids Read Down Fines

10 to 11 a.m. Dec. 30

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 only to charges on overdue materials.

Check the Lee County Library System's website to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library or 239-479-INFO (4636) for a specific program.

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

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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