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At the Library: March programs at the Captiva Memorial Library

By Staff | Mar 2, 2016

Adult Program Series: Afternoon Sojourns:

All programs start at 4 p.m. open to the public, free of charge, seating subject to room capacity – no reserve seating. Doors open at 3:45 p.m. Support for Captiva Memorial Library’s Afternoon Sojourns is provided by the Lee County Library System, the Captiva Memorial Library Board and the Captiva Civic Association.

Wednesday, March 9, at 4 p.m.: Retro Art of Myra Roberts

Artist Myra Roberts’s retro postcard-pop paintings capture the whimsy of old Florida tourism and vintage imagery. Her oil paintings have sold internationally, as well as locally.

Wednesday, March 23, at 4 p.m.: Florida Gulf Coast Symphony Quartet

A traveling quartet from the symphony will perform. Founded in 1996 by its current music director and conductor, Dr. Andrew Kurtz, the Gulf Coast Symphony is the premier community orchestra of Southwest Florida and one of the most dynamic community orchestras in the United States. They are recognized for their high-quality symphonic performances, as well as their active community engagement and commitment to arts education. The traveling quartets perform in a variety of locations, including schools, as part of the symphony’s community outreach.

Wednesday, March 30, at 4 p.m.: Us and Them: Mankind’s Unique Relationship With Nature

Noted Sanibel Island environmentalist and author Charles Sobczak discusses understanding the animal in whose hands the healing, and the hurting of the planet now relies upon.

Kids and Families!

Saturday, March 5, at 3 p.m.:Rainbows!

Learn fun facts about rainbows. Perform science experiments with light. Then make your very own rainbow.

Saturday, March 12, at 2 p.m.: Family Movie Time

Enjoy a free family movie (rated G) and light refreshments at the Captiva Memorial Library. This movie is free of charge and open to the public. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver who can judge the suitability of the film for the children in their charge. For more information, call the Captiva Memorial Library at (239) 533-4890.

Saturday, March 26, at 3 p.m.: Kamishibai Story Theater – Little Crab and other ocean tales

Join Ms. Naomi for Kamishibai Story Theater and make a crab out of a cupcake liner. “Kamishibai endured as a storytelling method for centuries, but is perhaps best known for its revival in the 1920s through the 1950s. The gaito kamishibaiya, or kamishibai storyteller, rode from village to village on a bicycle equipped with a small stage. On arrival, the storyteller used two wooden clappers, called hyoshigi to announce his arrival. Children who bought candy from the storyteller got the best seats in front of the stage. Once an audience assembled, the storyteller told several stories using a set of illustrated boards, inserted into the stage and withdrawn one by one as the story was told. The stories were often serials and new episodes were told on each visit to the village.”

-Senior Librarian Ann Bradley is branch manager Captiva Memorial Library.