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Library to feature WWII programs, musical performance and more

By Staff | Feb 6, 2020

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

Brooks Robbins will present a multimedia program on Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. on Italian and German prisoners of war held in the United States during World War III.

The library’s Duane Shaffer will present his World War II lecture series each month, with the next one on Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. titled “1942 Battle of Midway.” Shaffer has also curated a WWII memorabilia display upstairs near the East Service Desk.

On Feb. 11 at 10 a.m., singer Dave Kilbride will return with his guitar to perform favorites from the 1950s and 1960s.

Betty Anholt will discuss her new book, “Turtle Coast,” on Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. with a book sale and signing to follow. A long-time student of Florida’s natural and social history, particularly that of Southwest Florida and the islands, she has published six books and works in reference and cataloging at the library.

On Feb. 13 at 2 p.m., learn how to borrow, place holds, and listen or read eBooks using Overdrive-Libby and Hoopla at “In Apps With Apps: How to borrow eBooks and Audiobooks.” The two apps are available to all library cardholders at no extra cost.

For ages 12 to 18, Teen Scene will be held on Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. Hang out, socialize, play games, create and eat. Event requires registration; call the library or go to the sanlib.org online calendar to enroll.

The VITA Program of United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties is available to help residents prepare and e-file their tax return if their 2019 household income was $66,000 or less. To make an appointment for one of the sessions at the library, contact 211 or 239-433-3900 or register online at UnitedWayLee.org.

In addition, 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. No program will be held on Feb. 6.

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.