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County library system provides virtual programming

By LC LIBRARY SYSTEM - | Feb 10, 2021

LEE COUNTY

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

ADULT PROGRAMS

– Feb. 11: Medicare Scams & Covid-19 at noon

Join SHINE for a Lunch & Learn series about Medicare and Covid-19, and Covid-19 scams to be aware of. 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.

– Feb. 16: Financial Assistance for Prescription Costs at 10 a.m.

Join SHINE for a Lunch & Learn series about financial assistance. Are you living on a fixed income? You could be eligible to save money on out-of-pocket medical and prescription drug expenses. Learn about cost-saving programs. 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.

– Feb. 16: Hidden History of the Dry Tortugas: Writings on the Walls at 4 p.m.

Fort Jefferson is one of the most extensive and ambitious permanent coastal fortifications ever constructed by the U.S. Army during the 19th Century and many details of its construction and military history are well documented. Many other aspects of the history of the place are still being researched and documented, including the diverse human experiences that span centuries. The structure in the Gulf of Mexico has attracted different groups of people throughout time as varied as the color of the bricks. The purpose of the visitors range from military duty and human migration, to day tripping pleasure seekers. Throughout time many inscriptions have been left behind marking the arrivals. The presentation will highlight a project that focused on several inscriptions spanning the first few decades of the 20th Century to modern times. Advance registration required.

TEEN PROGRAMS

– Feb. 23: Live Teen Author Presentation at 7 p.m.

In partnership with Sourcebooks, Baker & Taylor will host an exclusive live virtual book club event for teens featuring New York Times best-selling author Ryan La Sala discussing his latest LGBTQ novel, “Be Dazzled.” The book is available electronically as an ebook using OverDrive or Libby. Advance registration required.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

– Today, Feb. 10: 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.