February Programs at East County Regional Library | News, Sports, Jobs

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

Adult Programs

• Chess Anyone?

Mondays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 – 2 at 6 pm

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. This program is provided by the Friends of the East County Regional Library.

• Book Discussion: “Liberty” by Kaitlyn Greenidge

Monday, Feb. 7 at 3:30 pm

Coming of age as a free-born Black woman in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson struggles against her mother’s medical aspirations for her when she finds herself more drawn to a musical career that could compromise her autonomy.

• Download Drop In

Tuesdays, Feb. 8, 22 at 11 am

Receive personalized help downloading e-books, movies, music and more from Overdrive and Hoopla, two of Lee County Library System’s largest online content providers. Bring your fully charged digital device for this hands-on help session. Note: Please bring any passwords you may need for downloading apps. Kindle users will also need an Amazon account and their password for accessing it.

• The Magical World of John Russell

Thursday, Feb. 10 at 1 pm

John Russell began his interest in magic as a child with a magic kit and biweekly trips on his bicycle to his local library where he furthered his knowledge of this ancient art form. Join us as he presents his unique blend of storytelling and magic that is funny, upbeat and amazing. After the show, stick around for an extra half hour to learn some simple magic tricks that you can do.

• East County Craft Club: Pompom Dogs

Saturday, Feb. 12 at 2 pm

Create your own cute, dog-shaped ornament. This program is intended for ages 18 and up. Registration is required.

• The Crooner with Dave Deluca

Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 1 pm

A musical tribute to the romantic songs made popular by male crooners such as Engelbert Humperdinck, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Julio Iglesias, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Mel Torme, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong , Johnny Mathis and Al Martino.

Children’s Programs

• Toddler Tales

Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 at 10 a.m

For ages 18-36 months and caregivers. Toddlers and caregivers move and groove during this interactive storytime. Space is limited to 20 children. First come, first served.

• Family Storytime

Wednesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 at 10:30 am

For children through age 5 and caregivers. Families with young children enjoy a variety of stories, songs, rhymes and movement. Space is limited to 20 children. First come, first served.

• Preschool Storytime

Thursdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 at 10 am

For ages 3-5. Children attend this program independently while parents and caregivers wait nearby. Space is limited to 20 children. First come, first served.

• Kids Read Down Fines

Thursdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 at 4 – 5 pm

Saturday, Feb. 19 at 1 – 2 pm

Children and teens can earn a $2 credit on overdue fines for every 15 minutes they read in the designated area for a total of $8 in one session. Please bring your library card.

• STEAM Storytime

Saturday, Feb. 5 at 1 pm

Children in grades K-5 are invited to join us for a STEAM Storytime that will feature a story and an activity based on the aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This is a great opportunity for parents and kids to learn and get creative together.

• Chess Anyone?

Mondays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 at 2 – 6 pm

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. This program is provided by the Friends of the East County Regional Library.

• Family Valentine’s Party

Saturday, Feb. 12 at 11:30 am

Children in grades K-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for a Valentine’s Day celebration filled with music, crafts and more fun.

Teen Programs

• Library Teen Talk

Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 at 2 pm

Grab your friends and join us for a weekly discussion about current events, everyday life, library resources and more. Teens in high school will be encouraged to post an answer to a weekly question while socializing and making new friends.

• Kids Read Down Fines

Thursdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 at 4 – 5 pm

Saturday, Feb. 19 at 1 -2 pm

Children and teens can earn a $2 credit on overdue fines for every 15 minutes they read in the designated area for a total of $8 in one session. Please bring your library card.

• Chess Anyone?

Mondays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 at 2 – 6 pm

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. This program is provided by the Friends of the East County Regional Library.

• Game Day

Wednesday, Feb. 9

2pm – High School

4:30 pm – Middle School

Play board games, video games, card games and more at the library. Middle and High school teens are invited to join us for fun, games and socializing with friends after school.

• Edgar Allen Poe Anti-Valentine Performance

Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 2 pm

Edgar Allen Poe is performed by actor Duffy Hudson, who brings stories of historical characters to life in a unique and memorable way. This fantastic performance will give teens a whole new perspective on The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart and more of Poe’s memorable works of poetry.

• Middle School Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 4:30 pm

Roses are red and violets are blue, this invitation is only for you. Don’t bring a date to this soiree that celebrates the single life after Valentine’s Day. There will be crafts, games and snacks for middle school teens at this program.

The East County Regional Library is located at 881 Gunnery Road in Lehigh Acres. For more information about a program or to register, please call the library at 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 Telephone Reference at 239-479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lee County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in its services, programs or activities. To request an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a reasonable modification to participate, contact Joan LaGuardia, 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.

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