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Visits from authors, agriculture talk and more at the Sanibel library

By Staff | Feb 20, 2019

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Author talks and discussion of Florida’s early agriculture at the Sanibel Public Library.

Holly Shaffer, of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, will chronicle the local history of baseball and spring training on Feb. 21, at 2 p.m.

Authors Pam Miner and Jared Beck will be present for a book signing and discussion of their book, “River & Road: Fort Myers Architecture From Craftsman to Modern,” on Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. Author Nancy Hamilton will take part in a book talk for “100 Things to Do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die” on Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.

Agricultural historian Jeff Dickey will provide an in-depth discussion on Southwest Florida’s primary industry during the late 1800s with “Cracker & Criollo: The Origins of Cattle in the Tropic Americas” on Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.

The library also hosts the following weekly programs for children:

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– Family Story Time: Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. For young readers and their caregivers, the program helps develop pre-reading skills through songs and stories.

– After-School Crew: Thursdays at 3 p.m. Children in kindergarten through third grade will enjoy favorite books, never-knew-existed books, games and crafts, with a snack provided.

– Reading to Bessie: Rain-free Thursdays from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Have fun reading to Bessie, a bearded collie and Reading Education Assistance Dog. Participants can sign up on the spot.

– After-School Clique: Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Geared for children in fourth through sixth grade, the group will craft, build, make and play, with books and a provided snack thrown in.

Library cards are available to residents of Sanibel and Lee County at no charge.

The Sanibel Public Library is open Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.

For more information, call 239-472-2483 or visit online at www.sanlib.org.

The Sanibel Public Library is at 770 Dunlop Road.