County library system providing virtual programming
The Lee County Library System, which includes the Captiva Memorial Library, is offering the following free virtual programming for all ages:
– Jan. 13: What’s New with Medicare in 2021? at 10 a.m.
Join SHINE in a virtual classroom and learn what’s new with Medicare in 2021. The class is designed to help attendees make an informed decision about their Medicare. 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.
– Jan. 14: Weight Loss Secrets from China at 2 p.m.
Join author Winslow “Bud” Johnson, who has traveled extensively throughout China for the past 30 years and has written seven books comparing Chinese and western cultures. The discussion will be about a muscle you have that when strengthened is the key to weight loss. Specifically, attendees will learn: methods of losing weight that nobody ever talks about, how you can train your brain for better weight management, how certain breathing techniques can be used for weight control, how Taoist priests resist short-term gratification, and how Shaolin monks can stick to a goal, no matter how hard. Advance registration required.
– Jan. 16: Genealogy Webinar, Finding Ancestors in Ireland Before and After the Famine at 10 a.m.
Special presentation by Donna Moughty, from Irish Family Roots Inc. Emigration from Ireland began as far back as the 1600s. The economy, political unrest, and religious differences were major factors long before the potato famine. The lecture will examine these issues and their impact on the process. Advance registration required.
– Jan. 19: Tales of Southwest Florida, Archaeology of the Calusa at 4 p.m.
The Florida Public Archaeology Network presents “Tales of Southwest Florida: Archaeology of the Calusa.” The Calusa were called “the fierce people” in part because they held off Spanish domination for almost 200 years, but is the nickname really warranted? Learn about the engineering, trade and power that made the Calusa a dominating force in Southwest Florida long before the Spanish arrived. Advance registration required.
– Jan. 20: Medicare 101 at 2 p.m.
Join SHINE in a virtual classroom and learn the basics of Medicare and important enrollment periods. The class is designed to help attendees make an informed decision about their Medicare. 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.
– Jan. 22: Author Series with Susan Zurenda
Susan Beckham Zurenda taught English for 33 years and now works as a book publicist for Magic Time Literary Publicity. A recipient of several regional awards for her fiction, including The South Carolina Fiction Project, The Porter Fleming Literary Competition and The Southern Writers Symposium, she has also published numerous stories and nonfiction pieces in literary journals. “Bells for Eli” is her debut novel. 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.
– Jan. 27: Learn about Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period at 9 a.m.
Join SHINE in a virtual classroom and learn about Medicare Advantage options, as well as the opportunity to make a change during the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period from January through March. 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.
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.
The Captiva Memorial Library is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The branch will be closed on Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
It continues to offer curbside hold pick up Tuesday through Saturday.
To contact the island branch, call 239-533-4890.
Additional questions can be directed to 239-479-4636, text 239-204-5321, chat at leelibrary.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Services are available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
The Captiva Memorial Library is at 11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva.