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Sanibel library to offer World Chess Tournament, STEM Cubes and more

By Staff | Nov 6, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Tasty Thanksgiving Decor will be held on Nov. 18 at the Sanibel Public Library.

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

Learn how to teach a robot simple commands like roll, flip, spin, and color change during Sphero programs on Nov. 7 from 3 to 4 p.m. Open to ages 6 and older, have a Sphero race against friends or drive a Sphero ball around the library. No registration is required.

Paint a 3-D masterpiece in a virtual world with the Google Tilt Brush on Nov. 15 from 3 to 4 p.m. Open to ages 13 and older, it is 10 minutes per user. First come, first served. No registration is required.

Stop by the library on Nov. 15 starting at 9 a.m. to see round four of the World Chess Tournament streamed from FIDE World Chess Grand Prix Series 2019 in Hamburg, Germany. The matches typically run for a few hours. Chess players are welcome to came and play chess; game boards are located near the West Service Desk.

Open to ages 12 to 18, Tasty Thanksgiving Decor will be held on Nov. 18 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the library. Come hang out, socialize, craft and eat. Reservations requested by Nov. 15 at 239-472-2483.

PHOTO PROVIDED The library's Book Discussion Group will hold its first meeting of the season on Nov. 20.

The library’s Book Discussion Group will hold its first meeting of the season on Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. The book to be reviewed is “The Nickel Boys,” by Colson Whitehead, which has been longlisted for the National Book Award. The book for December will be “Queen Bee,” by Dorothea Benton Frank.

Hold the solar system, explore DNA, play math games or dissect a frog with Merge on Nov. 21 from 3 to 4 p.m. with Augmented Reality STEM Cubes. Open to ages 10 and older. No registration required.

In addition, the following weekly programs are available for youth:

– Family Storytime: Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. through Nov. 21 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: Thursdays at 3 p.m. through Nov. 21 with Youth Service Librarian Deanna Evans. Kindergarten through fifth graders will get to meet some new books and enjoy puzzles, games, crafts and snacks.

PHOTO PROVIDED Youth take part in the After-School Crew program at the Sanibel Public Library.

There is no registration required nor additional cost to participate.

STEM programs for all ages have been added to the schedule.

For more information, refer to the library’s online calendar at www.sanlib.org.

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.

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. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the library is closed on Sundays.

The library will be closed on Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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

The Sanibel Public Library is at 770 Dunlop Road.