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Library to feature V-2 rocket talk, Doris Day program and more

By Staff | Mar 4, 2020

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

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.

The library’s Duane Shaffer will present his World War II 1942 program about the Soviet Naval Base at Sevastopol on March 13 at 10 a.m. The Soviet naval base at Sevastopol was a valuable target. Its importance as a potential naval and air base would enable the Axis to conduct far-ranging sea and air operations against Soviet targets and protect the important Romanian oilfields to the southwest.

Demaris Peters Pike will return with her program, “Que Sera, Sera – Remembering Doris Day,” on March 16 at 10 a.m. Demaris will recount Day’s youth in Cincinnati, her start as a big band singer and rise to stardom in movies, including several songs associated with the star such as “It’s Magic,” “My Secret Love” and “Sentimental Journey.”

Bring your own phone, tablet or laptop to the library on March 17 at 10 a.m. for a one-hour session to learn how to use social media, led by Librarian Beth Jarrell. Class will includes do’s and don’ts of Facebook and Instagram settings, and how to keep personal data secure. Also learn how to make phone calls on Facebook messenger, send a private message and post photos.

Licensed insurance professionals from Informed Choice will present a program about Medicare on March 17 at 1 p.m. Whether you are turning 65 or are 65-plus and still working, it will help you make an informed decision about Medicare options. Presenter is not connected with the Federal Medicare program. Food will be provided. To register, call 239-208-7090.

Dr. Brian Formolo will discuss how to lose weight – and keep it off – by optimizing your metabolism on March 20 at 10 a.m. A Sanibel resident, he has 23 years of experience as a holistic chiropractic physician.

For ages 12 to 18, Teen Scene will be held on March 26 at 6 p.m. Hang out, socialize, play games, create and eat. Registration required; call the library or visit the online library calendar to enroll.

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. No program on March 11-12.

– 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 on March 12.

For more information, refer to the library’s online calendar at www.sanlib.org.

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, hop over to the Sanibel Public Library to see hundreds of beer tap handles, pilsners and brew ephemera on loan from Rick Goodrich.

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.