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Encore presentation, Art in Bloom and more at the Sanibel library

By Staff | Feb 28, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Writer J. David Truby returns today, March 6, with an encore presentation of his “Dark Side Sanibel.”

Writer J. David Truby returns to the Sanibel Public Library on March 6 at 10 a.m. with an encore presentation of his “Dark Side Sanibel” – a humorous poke at the tourists, the elected, absentee owners, and other locals who make the island so out-loud funny.

At 2 p.m. March 6, check out the “Women of Note: Forgotten Prodigy” program. Portrayed by historical actor Damaris Peters-Pike, Mozart’s talented older sister – Nannerl – will “talk” about her life and how she was not given a chance for fame because of her gender.

The Sanibel-Captiva Art League and Shell Island Garden Club will exhibit “Art in Bloom” – floral arrangements inspired by artwork and displayed with the coordinating art – on March 12 from noon to 5 p.m. It can also be viewed on March 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and n March 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The library also hosts the following weekly programs for children:

– 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.

PHOTO PROVIDED Historical actor Damaris Peters-Pike will present “Women of Note: Forgotten Prodigy” today, March 6.

– 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.