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County library system providing virtual programming

By LEE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM - | Oct 6, 2020

LEE COUNTY

The Lee County Library System, which includes the Captiva Memorial Library — which reopened to the public today, Oct. 6 — is offering the following free virtual programming for all ages:

FANDOM FEST

– Oct. 7, through Oct. 10: Sword & Sorcery

This week’s lineup includes Family Fun Harry Potter Trivia Contest, Virtual Escape Room: League of Legends, Cosplay DIY Workshop with Closet Chloe: “How to Make Fairy Wings,” Virtual Princess Party with the Ice Queen, Kids Harry Potter Crafts Video Demo, Teen/Adult Dragon Egg Ornament Craft Video Demo, view or submit work to the Fandom Art Gallery and enter the All Ages and Pets Costume Contest. For more information, visit www.leegov.com/library/fandom-fest.

– Oct. 11-17: Asian & Pop Culture

This week’s lineup includes Family Fun Anime and Manga Trivia Contest, Virtual Escape Room: Animal Crossing, Cosplay DIY Workshop with Closet Chloe: “Lights, Camera, Cosplay,” Virtual Princess Party with the Arabian Princess, Kids Trolls Magnet Craft Video Demo, Teen/Adult Zine-Making Craft Video Demo, view or submit work to the Fandom Art Gallery and enter the All Ages and Pets Costume Contest. For more information, visit www.leegov.com/library/fandom-fest.

– Oct. 18-24: Space

This week’s lineup includes Family Fun Space Fandoms Trivia Contest, Virtual Escape Room: Stargate Rescue Operation, Cosplay DIY Workshop with Closet Chloe: “Cosplay Hair, Don’t Care,” Virtual Princess Party with the Mermaid Princess, Kids Rocket Ship Craft Video Demo, Teen/Adult Galaxy Pendant Craft Video Demo, view or submit work to the Fandom Art Gallery and enter the All Ages and Pets Costume Contest. For more information, visit www.leegov.com/library/fandom-fest.

– Oct. 25-31: Superheroes & Villains

This week’s lineup includes Family Fun Marvel Avengers Trivia Contest, Virtual Escape Room: Break Out Batman!, Cosplay DIY Workshop with Closet Chloe: “Quarantine Halloween,” Virtual Princess Party with the Beauty Princess, Kids Superhero Wrist Cuff Craft Video Demo, Teen/Adult Comic Book Keychain Craft Video Demo, view or submit work to the Fandom Art Gallery and enter the All Ages and Pets Costume Contest. For more information, visit www.leegov.com/library/fandom-fest.

ADULT PROGRAMS

– Oct. 23: Author Series with Jeffrey Blount

Jeffrey Blount is the award-winning author of three novels, including “The Emancipation of Evan Walls,” winner of the 2019 Readers Favorite Book Award, the 2019 American Bookfest Best Book Award and a Shelf Unbound 2019 Notable Book. He is also an Emmy award-winning TV director and a 2016 inductee to the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. During a 34-year career at NBC News, Blount directed a decade of Meet The Press, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News and major special events. The presentation is part of an author series provided by the Florida Library Association, featuring award-winning and best-selling authors of various genres to inform, educate and entertain. Authors will spend time chatting about various topics, including: how they became a writer, their writing process, how libraries have impacted their career and audience Q&A.

– Oct. 28: Murder at the Library Book Club Author Presentation from 7 to 8 p.m.

In partnership with Sourcebooks, Baker & Taylor will host an exclusive live virtual book club event featuring best-selling author Caroline B. Cooney discussing her latest book, “Before She Was Helen.” The book is this month’s “Murder at the Library” book club selection and is available in print throughout the library system and electronically through OverDrive and Libby as an ebook. Advance registration required.

– Oct. 30: Medicare Annual Election Period from 2 to 3 p.m.

Join SHINE in its virtual classroom to learn about Medicare options, how to save on Part D costs and prepare for the Open Enrollment Period. The presentation is offered in conjunction with the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving seniors and adults with disabilities. Advance registration required.

TEEN PROGRAMS

– Oct. 27: Live Teen Author Presentation from 7 to 8 p.m.

In partnership with Sourcebooks, Baker & Taylor will host an exclusive live virtual book club event for teens featuring featuring best-selling author Kate Moore discussing her latest book, “Radium Girls.” The title is available in a Young Reader’s Edition and in multiple formats. It can be instantly streamed or downloaded through Hoopla. Advance registration required.

CHILDREN PROGRAMS

– Oct. 7: Stay At Home Fandom Storytime at 10 a.m.

Available via the Lee County Library System’s YouTube page.

– Oct. 14: Stay At Home Fandom Storytime at 10 a.m.

Available via the Lee County Library System’s YouTube page.

– Oct. 21: Stay At Home Fandom Storytime at 10 a.m.

Available via the Lee County Library System’s YouTube page.

– Oct. 28: Stay At Home Fandom Storytime at 10 a.m.

Available via the Lee County Library System’s YouTube page.

For more information or to register for a program, visit leelibrary.librarymarket.com.

Download books, stream video and other online content at www.leelibrary.net.

While closed to visitors, the Captiva Memorial Library is offering contact-less holds pickup and the exterior book drop is open. For more information, visit www.leegov.com/library/branches/cv.

For questions, call 239-479-4636 or text 239-204-5321.

The Captiva Memorial Library is at 11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva.