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Sanibel library to feature VR experiences, Teen Scene and more

By Staff | Oct 9, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED The Blu Virtual Reality experience at the Sanibel Public Library.

The Sanibel Public Library is offering a variety of programs for adults and youth.

Visitors can paint their own 3-D masterpiece in a virtual world with Google Tilt Brush on Oct. 18 from 3 to 4 p.m. Ages 8 and older; 10 minutes per user. First come, first served. No registration required.

Open to ages 12 to 18, Teen Scene “Spheros & Snacks” will be offered on Oct. 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. Come hang out, socialize, play with the library’s Spheros mini robots, and eat.

RSVP by Oct. 14 by calling Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

Witness a virtual sinking of RMS Titanic on Oct. 24. Users will leave with a greater understanding of the tragedy that unfolded in 1912. Registration is required due to the length of the experience, which is 10 to 20 minutes. To setup a time between 10 a.m. and noon, contact the library at 239-472-2483.

PHOTO PROVIDED The After-School Crew makes fall crafts at the Sanibel Public Library.

The popular “Fill-A-Bag for A Dollar” book sale will start on Oct. 25.

The sale will continue until the inventory is depleted.

On Oct. 26, a Saturday Crafterday will be held at 11 a.m. It will entail seasonal craft-making for children in third grade through eighth grade. There is no registration required to participate.

The following weekly programs are available for youth:

– Family Storytime: Most Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. with Youth Service Librarian Deanna Evans. For preschoolers and their caregivers, the program helps develop pre-reading skills through songs and stories.

– After-School Crew: Most Thursdays at 3 p.m. with Youth Service Librarian Deanna Evans. Kindergarten through fifth graders will get to meet some new books and enjoy puzzles, games, crafts and snacks.

For program dates, refer to the library’s online calendar at www.sanlib.org.

There is no registration required nor additional cost to participate.

Come play in the Think Tank on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The MagixBox projects interactive images from the ceiling to the floor. Squish mosquitoes, crush eggs or make a trail of stars. It teaches children to use modern technology and to cooperate with others.

Interested to find out who begat whom in your family? Know of a family myth and want to find out more? The Sanibel Public Library can help. The library offers access to Ancestry.com – a popular digitized genealogical search tool – for anyone who goes to the library. No library card is required.

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

Visitor library cards are available for a $10 annual fee.

The Sanibel Public Library is open Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

The Sanibel Public Library is at 770 Dunlop Road.