Book signings, special Bedtime Storytime set for the Sanibel library
The Sanibel Public Library recently announced its upcoming programs for adults and youth.
On March 18, Mark Litzsinger will talk about his book, “Out of the Shadows: A Journey of Recovery From Depression,” at 2 p.m. His book provides suggestions for patients and medical professionals, plus how families and friends can best help loved ones suffering from depression.
A book signing with Deborah Gang will take place on March 19 at 2 p.m. Gang was a practicing psychologist specializing in family relations for 30 years. “The Half-Life of Everything” is a fictional story of David, a happily-married man who watches his wife, Kate, disappear into Alzheimer’s as he falls in love with someone else.
On March 20, local authors Charles LeBuff and Betty Anholt will talk about their new book, “Protecting Sanibel & Captiva – The Conservation Story,” at 2 p.m. The book reviews the evolution of the islands’ conservation ethic and how it perseveres even today.
Debbie Hughes, senior horticulturist for the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, will offer tips on getting higher yields in one’s vegetable container gardens on March 21 at 2 p.m.
In addition, the Sanibel-Captiva Art League and Shell Island Garden Club’s exhibit called “Art in Bloom” – which are floral arrangements inspired by artwork and displayed with the coordinating art – is on display today, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on March 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.
The library also hosts the following weekly programs for children:
n 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.
n After-School Clique: Wednesdays 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.
n 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.
n 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.
In addition, a special Bedtime Storytime will take place on March 21 at 7 p.m. For infants through elementary-age, children can wear jammies, bring a teddy bear, and enjoy stories and a few cookies.
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.