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Captiva Memorial Library presents activities for March

By Staff | Feb 25, 2020

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


– March 4: ACMA Songwriters: Robert Bidney and Ray Cerbone 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.

– March 11: Sanibel Sea School on Water Quality at 3 p.m.

Shannon Stainken, director of education at the Sanibel Sea School, will discuss local water quality, focusing on harmful algal blooms including red tide, blue-green algae and red drift algal. The program will help attendees sort out the colors, names and threats of the ocean events.

– March 18: The Good Old Days with Dave Kilbride at 3 p.m.

Dave Kilbride will journey through the hits of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s reminiscing about “the good old days.” Kilbride has been singing and playing guitar for more than 55 years.

– March 25: Florida Cuisine: Quick and Healthy Meals Using Local Ingredients at 3 p.m.

Learn how to create delicious meals using a variety of seafood, poultry and meat with locally-grown fruits and vegetables.


– Feb. 26-29: 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.

– March 3-7: Celebrate Women’s History Month

(daily during operating hours)

March is National Women’s History Month. See books about famous women on display. Make paper bag puppets to celebrate inspirational women all month long. Ruth Parker, Rachel Carson and Sally Ride are only a few.

– March 10-14: The Luck of the Irish

(daily during operating hours)

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the luck of the Irish. Books about St. Patrick and Irish tales are on display. Make a paper plate unicorn while supplies last.

– March 17-21: Paint a Rainbow with Books

(daily during operating hours)

Visit the book display that features diverse characters in many stories. Make a face of beautiful you using multicultural cutouts. Available while supplies last.

– March 24-28: Let’s Get Creative

(daily during operating hours)

See a book display featuring the arts and make a paper flower craft. Available while supplies last.

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.