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East County Regional Library presents upcoming programs

December 5, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

The roster of activities at the East County Regional Library for December offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public:

Adults

- Chess Anyone?

4 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17

4 p.m. Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27

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. Sponsored by the Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- English Cafe

6 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17

10 a.m. Dec. 7, 14 and 21

Practice your English with English Cafe, a free, conversation session for adult ESOL and ESL students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Participants may start at any time.

- Beaded Holiday Ornaments

6 p.m. Dec. 11

Monika Heutmann concludes her popular craft series with beautiful beaded ornaments. They're easier than they look and will wow your friends and family. Sponsored by the Friends of the East County Regional Library. Registration is required.

- Knitting Nook

5 p.m. Dec. 12

Join this fun, casual group of knitters and crocheters who love to get together to share project and technique ideas. Please note that the group is not facilitated by a professional knitting instructor, and is intended for group members to learn from each other. Some materials will be provided for newcomers, or bring your own project to work on. Sponsored by the Friends of the East County Regional Library. Registration is requested.

- Library Books for E-readers

2 p.m. Dec. 13

Learn how to check out e-books and audiobooks to read on your Nook, Kindle and other e-readers or listen to on your portable device. You are welcome to bring your device, but it is not required. Registration is required.

- Poetry Room

6 p.m. Dec. 18

Poetry Lovers Unite. Join other like-minded people to talk about poetry and share what it means to you. Bring your favorite poem and listen to the poetry of others in a friendly, receptive environment. Registration is required.

Family

- Family Storytime

6:30 p.m. Dec. 11

This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes.

- Toddler Storytime

10 a.m. Dec. 5 and 12

10 a.m. Dec. 6 and 13

Children 2 years old and their caregivers participate in song, fingerplays and short stories. The success of this age group depends on adult participation and encouragement. Toddler storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Children

- Preschool Storytime

10:30 a.m. Dec. 5 and 12

10:30 a.m. Dec. 6 and 13

Preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) attend this storytime independently while parents or caregivers wait nearby in the library building. This storytime includes activities that require more participation and a longer attention span. Each preschool storytime lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required.

- Kids Read Down Fines

3-4 p.m. Dec. 8

4:30-5:30 p.m. Dec. 19

Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card.

- Holiday Crafts

2 p.m. Dec. 15

Happy Holidays. Make and take a seasonal ornament.

- R.E.A.D. to Dogs

10:30 a.m. Dec. 29

Independent readers can practice reading in a fun way. Maggie, our Reading Education Assistance Dog, will be on hand to listen to you read. She's a great listener. Kids of all ages are welcome. First-come, first-served.

Teens

- Chess Anyone?

4 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17

4 p.m. Dec. 7, 13, 20 and 27

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. Sponsored by the Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- Wii Play Wii Dance

4:30 p.m. Dec. 5

4:30 p.m. Dec. 18

Visit the East County Regional Library to play your favorite Wii games and dance to your favorite songs. Game choice will vary from program to program. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- Kids Read Down Fines

3-4 p.m. Dec. 8

4:30-5:30 p.m. Dec. 19

Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card.

- Game On. Board Games.

3-5 p.m. Dec. 10

3-5 p.m. Dec. 19

Calling all Teens and Tweens. Stop by the East County Regional Library to play a variety of board games at this relaxed and fun-for-all program. Drop in. Registration is not required. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- Monster Mics

3 p.m. Dec. 11

Calling all teen rappers. Bring your lyrics, bring your beats and share your songs and freestyles with others. Registration is not required but the program is limited to 25 participants. Snacks provided by the Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- Teens Sharing Poetry

2 p.m. Dec. 12

Calling teen poetry lovers. You are invited to join other teens to talk about poetry. Bring a favorite poem or one you have penned and share it with others. Snacks provided by the Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- Teen Gifts to Make and Take

3-5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17

Teens, do you have a friend that you would like to give a gift to for the Holidays? Then this is the program for you. We will be making cards and small gifts to give to your BFF or parent. Just drop in. Registration is not required. Supplies will be provided and the program is free.

The East County Regional Library is at 881 Gunnery Road in Lehigh Acres. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at (239) 533-4200.

Check the Lee County Library System's Web site 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.

 
 

 

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