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County library system providing virtual programming

By LC LIBRARY SYSTEM - | Jan 20, 2021

The Lee County Library System, which includes the Captiva Memorial Library, is offering the following free virtual programming for all ages:

ADULT PROGRAMS

– Today, 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.

– Jan. 27: Virtual Book Discussion for Adults at 10 a.m.

Calling all readers! A live virtual book discussion for adults. There is no assigned title. Instead, participants take turns sharing about the latest books that they have read. Advance registration required. Registrants will receive a confirmation email and reminder with the link to join the online discussion on GoToMeeting.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

– Today, Jan. 20: Storytime Anytime!

Enjoy storytime at home or on the go with Storytime Anytime! This is a condensed version of the in-person storytimes and includes a variety of songs, stories, rhymes and caregiver tips designed to promote and reinforce early literacy and language development.

– Jan. 27: Storytime Anytime!

Enjoy storytime at home or on the go with Storytime Anytime! This is a condensed version of the in-person storytimes and includes a variety of songs, stories, rhymes and caregiver tips designed to promote and reinforce early literacy and language development.

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.

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 askalibrarian@leegov.com. Services are available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

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