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Author visits, beer tap collection and more at the Sanibel library

By Staff | Mar 20, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Part of Rick Goodrich’s beer tap handles collection on display at the Sanibel Public Library.

The Sanibel Public Library recently announced its upcoming programs for adults and youth.

Today, 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, over 300 beer tappers are on display. The tap handles are part of a collection owned by Rick Goodrich, of Sanibel.

Duane E. Shaffer will review the 1941 Sinking of Bismarck & HMS Prince of Wales on April 5 at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Japanese aircraft devastated allied naval forces, sinking the battleship HMS Prince of Wales in the Pacific. Shaffer will also cover the Battle of Denmark Straits.

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.

– 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.

– 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.

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.