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Library to feature author talk, Stories for Grownups and more

By Staff | Feb 26, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Vicky Lettmann

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

Drop in on Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. to hear Vicky Lettmann and writers from her “Joy of Writing” class share stories, poems, and personal essays. Lettmann’s writing has appeared in Twenty-six Minnesota Writers, as well as other publications. She published “The Beach,” a collection of poems with art by her mother. She is the co-editor of “When Last on the Mountain: The View from Writers Over 50.”

Dr. Sid Simon’s popular “Stories for Grownups” will be held on March 2 at 6 p.m. Storytelling comes easy to the veteran teacher, and his stories are often based on his own life – growing older in Florida, parenting, grand-parenting, and life’s lessons. He will tell highlights from the past 18 years of “Stories for Grownups.”

On March 6 at 10 a.m., Richard Gollin will present a program on the development of the V-2 rocket; the world’s first long-range guided ballistic missile. The missile, powered by a liquid-propellant rocket engine, was developed during World War II in Germany to attack Allied cities. V-2s were launched against London, Antwerp and Lige.

In addition, the following weekly programs are available for youth:

PHOTO PROVIDED Dr. Sid Simon's “Stories for Grownups” will be held on March 2.

– 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.

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.