Sanibel library to host book group, STEM Cubes and more
The Sanibel Public Library is offering a variety of programs for adults and youth.
The 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 won this year’s Kirkus Prize for fiction and was 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:
n 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.
n 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.
There is no registration required nor additional cost to participate.
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.
Bring out-of-town guests by the library for a selfie that they can email back home. The Selfie Station is in the main lobby. Take a photo posing with holiday props or use one of the station’s fun frames
Need help organizing and planning that holiday dinner? The library has a cornucopia of materials to help. For those looking for culinary inspiration, try a cookbook like “The Best of America’s Test kitchen 2020,” or the classic – yet updated in 2019 – “Joy of Cooking.” There also are magazines with holiday recipes, including “Martha Stewart Living” and “Rachel Ray Every Day.”
In addition, the Sanibel Public Library loans out cooking kits, which check out like library books or DVDs. The kits are circulated in bags with a coordinating cookbook and instructions. Some of the kits are especially handy at this time of year, like the football-shaped dip server, cookie kit or soup pot.
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.