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Sanibel library to offer WWII lecture, health presentations and more

By Staff | Jan 15, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Ozzy Flores and Jared Rook help with library apps at the Sanibel Public Library.

The Sanibel Public Library is offering a variety of upcoming programs and activities.

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.

On Jan. 20 at 10 a.m., Robin Heid and Doug Webster will present a video on their trip to the Antarctic Peninsula in 2014. Their visit included shore excursions and close-up encounters with wildlife. They will answer questions about the logistics, costs and options of traveling to the south polar region.

Dr. Brian Formolo will present “Reduce Your Risk for The Big Three: Cancer, Diabetes and Heart Disease “on Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. Learn how to significantly reduce risk for all three threats to one’s health with proactive strategies backed by scientific research.

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.

On Jan. 22 at 1:30 p.m., Dr. Ross Hauser and Marion Hauser will present a “Regenerative Medicine” talk. The Hausers and Caring Medical of Southwest Florida specialize in treating chronic pain and sports injuries with prolotherapy and regenerative injection therapy.

Reserve a spot on Jan. 22 or Jan. 23 to experience the Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality smartglasses. For available times or to make a reservation, contact the library at 239-472-2483.

Staffer Beth Jarrell will review the library’s language learning app Mango and the magazine reading app rbDigital on Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. Enjoy appetizers while learning about how to use the apps, which are available to all library cardholders at no extra cost.

On Jan. 24 at 10 a.m., learn about researching German ancestry with Ken Weaver. Weaver is a former Pennsylvania language teacher and principal, who studied and lived in Germany. Now retired in Florida, he devotes considerable time to genealogy and helping others decipher German documents.

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.