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Library announces activities for March

By Staff | Feb 26, 2019

The Captiva Memorial Library, at 11560 Chapin Lane, is offering the following free programs for adults and youth during the month of March:


– March 6 at 2 p.m.: Pen and Ink Shark and Dolphin Drawing

Participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchbook and black art pen, but the instructor will supply a mini six-page workbook and black sharpie with appropriate handouts. Presented by artist Linda Benson. Sponsored by the Captiva Memorial Library Board.

– March 20 at 3 p.m.: Birds of the Refuge

J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Conservation Educator Sara Hallas will explain what makes a bird a bird and what types of birds may be found at the refuge. Pictures, skulls, beaks and other items will demonstrate uniqueness and adaptation of the wading birds covered in the discussion. Registration is required.

– March 27 at 2 p.m.: Woodstock Memories

Woodstock Memories features a historical perspective brought to life by the artist’s own memories and experiences. Carlene Thissen traces the social and political events that inspired the music that led up to the festival and how the music in turn inspired the movements. The multimedia experience takes the audience back to three days of peace and music and challenges viewers to change the world. Spectators are encouraged to attend in appropriate Woodstock attire. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Captiva Memorial Library Board.


– March 1-9: Celebrate Women’s History Month

(daily during operating hours)

Browse display books on women’s history including the many talented women scientists. Participate in a dancing snake STEAM activity designed to encourage future scientists.

– March 12-16: St. Patrick’s Day and Irish Tales

(daily during operating hours)

Check out the display books on St. Patrick’s Day and Irish tales. Make a funny face shamrock to take home.

– March 19-23: It is Springtime

(daily during operating hours)

Check out display books on spring and see a butterfly nursery where children can observe the butterfly life cycle. The butterflies will be released when they are ready to fly.

The Captiva Memorial Library is open Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 239-533-4890.

Check the Lee County Library System’s Web site at 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.