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Sanibel library to offer English Census, Google search programs

By Staff | Jan 9, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Beth Jarrell will lead “Better Searches: Getting Your Best Results On Google” on Jan. 10.

The Sanibel Public Library offers a variety of programs and activities for adults and youth.

“Using the English Census” with Bev Sierpina will be held on Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. She leads an English Roots Group with the Lee County Genealogical Society. Sierpina will talk about using English Census returns as a research tool. Tips and techniques will be covered, including suggestions for finding family members.

For ages 12-18, Teen Scene will be held on Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. Come hang out, socialize, play games, create and eat. Program requires registration. To register, call the library or visit online.

“Better Searches: Getting Your Best Results On Google” will be held on Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. Beth Jarrell will discuss how Google works and learn about what makes a search “good.” Learn how to find better results using keyword searches, Google shortcuts, and tips to keep personal information safe when online. Jarrell will review searching for books and other items in the Sanibel Public Library catalog.

A Saturday Family Storytime will be held on Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. Seasonal craft-making will be lead by Deanna Evans, for first-graders through sixth-graders.

PHOTO PROVIDED English genealogy Census records.

Duane Shaffer’s WWII lecture series starts with the 1942 Battle the Atlantic on Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. He will present the strategy and tactics of this brutal naval campaign involving the Convoy PQ17.

The library’s Book Discussion Group will discuss “Chances Are” by Richard Russo on Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. All are welcome. Copies of the discussion books are offered in a variety of formats, including audiobook, eBook and large print. February’s book will be “The Dutch House,” by Ann Patchett.

Also, the following weekly programs are available for youth:

– Family Storytime: 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: 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.

PHOTO PROVIDED Crafts at the Sanibel Public Library.

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

There is no registration required nor additional cost to participate.

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

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.

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

The Sanibel Public Library is at 770 Dunlop Road.