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East County Regional Library announces activities for November

By Staff | Nov 29, 2017

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.

– 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 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 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