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Sanibel library to offer book talk, WWII lecture and more

By Staff | Jan 22, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED The Hot Buttered Nuggets will perform on Jan. 28 at the Sanibel Public Library's Open House.

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

The library’s Book Discussion Group will discuss “Chances Are” by Richard Russo today, 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 today, Dr. Ross Hauser and Marion Hauser will present a “Regenerative Medicine” talk at 1:30 p.m. 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 today 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.

Stop by the library’s Open House on Jan. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. to hear swing, New Orleans style Dixieland jazz, and Mississippi Delta blues with The Hot Buttered Nuggets. Members include Ruby Collins on washtub bass; Pirre Mondragon on washboard, harmonica, and musical saw; and Douglas Everton on vocals, banjo and guitar. Take a tour and learn about the services the library offers.

“The Lady is a Champ” book talk with Carol Polis will be held on Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. Polis is a cancer survivor and the theme of her presentation is “With Courage, Anything is Possible.” Polis traveled throughout the world judging title boxing fights, plus two non-title heavyweight fights – Mike Tyson and Larry Holmes. She was on TV shows “What’s My Line?” and “To Tell the Truth” and appeared in the 1990 movie “Rocky V.”

A veteran of WWII, distinguished for his service as a U.S. Navy Pilot, Ed Sieber will review his role in sinking the Japanese battleship Yamato in April 1945 on Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. Yamato, along with her sister ship Musashi, were the largest battleships ever built in history. Sieber participated in other critical missions, which ultimately led to him being awarded the Silver Star, the U.S. Navy Cross and several Distinguished Flying ribbons.

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.