East County Regional Library announces activities for November
The roster of activities for December at the East County Regional Library, at 881 Gunnery Road.
The following programs are free:
– 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.
– 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.
– 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 at:www.leelibrary.net 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 email@example.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