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Captiva Memorial Library presents activities for February

By Staff | Jan 28, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Adam Miller will present “When the World's on Fire: The Life and Songs of Woodie Guthrie” on Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. the Captiva Memorial Library.

The Captiva Memorial Library, at 11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva, is offering the following free programs for adults and youth throughout the month of February, along with the remainder of January:

ADULT PROGRAMS

– Jan. 29: ACMA Songwriters: Bill Metts and David Hintz from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

The American Community Music Association is committed to supporting original independent music and musicians with programs that expand community appreciation and education while fostering the creativity and diversity that influence Americana and Roots music.

– Feb. 5: ACMA Songwriters: Daniel Anderson and Joe Virga at 2 p.m.

The Americana Community Music Association is committed to supporting original independent music and musicians with programs that expand community appreciation and education while fostering the creativity and diversity that influence Americana and Roots music.

– Feb. 12: When the World’s on Fire: The Life and Songs of Woodie Guthrie at 2 p.m.

In a dozen years, Woody Guthrie wrote over 1,000 American songs and did not use an original melody for any of them. Adam Miller’s musical tribute received the Storytelling World Award for the story of the man who wrote one of the most widespread English language folksongs, “This Land is Your Land.”

– Feb. 19: Charles Sobczak Presents: The Changing Face of Nature at 3 p.m.

In this eco-taining discussion, author Charles Sobczak will focus on how wildlife in Florida and around the planet is steadily adapting and thriving in the least likely locations. From golf courses to suburbs, populations of many species are exploding. Uplifting and inspiring, the lecture also will suggest ways to help create new habitats on land and sea.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

– Jan. 29, to Jan. 31: Inuits – People of the Arctic

(daily during operating hours)

The Inuit people live in the far northern areas of Alaska, Canada, Siberia and Greenland. Check out the display books featuring Inuits and their culture. Make a snow goggle craft.

– Feb. 4-8: Black History Month: Slavery and the Underground Railroad

(daily during operating hours)

Explore the book display about slavery and the Underground Railroad. Make a paper square for a freedom quilt. Freedom quilts had codes that slaves used to travel the Underground Railroad.

– Feb. 11-14: Happy Valentine’s Day!

(daily during operating hours)

Make a Valentine’s Day card and browse the book display about Valentine’s Day. Youth will enjoy the sensory bin filled with rose-scented pink and red rice as they search for hearts and stickers in the rice.

– Feb. 18-22: Black History Month: Black Inventors

(daily during operating hours)

See the book display about black inventors including Garrett Morgan, who invented the traffic light in 1923. Make a paper traffic light.

– Feb. 25-29: Black History Month: Inspirational Black Women

(daily during operating hours)

Browse display books about inspirational black women. Make a poster using an inspirational quote from a famous black woman.

Stop by the Captiva Memorial Library to read a favorite magazine or newspaper; to discover a good book, DVD, or music CD; to color or create a craft; to do a puzzle; or to play a game of checkers.

The Captiva Memorial Library is open Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 239-533-4890.

Check the Lee County Library System’s Web site at leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library or Telephone Reference at 239-479-INFO (4636) for more information about a specific program.