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County library system provides virtual programming

By LC LIBRARY SYSTEM - | Feb 24, 2021


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


– Today, Feb. 24: 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 before Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. Registrants will receive a confirmation email and reminder with the link to join the online discussion on GoToMeeting.

– Today, Feb. 24: Murder at the Library Book Club Author Presentation at 7 p.m.

In partnership with Sourcebooks, Baker & Taylor will host an exclusive live virtual book club event featuring Joseph Schneider discussing his debut novel, “One Day You’ll Burn.” The book is this month’s “Murder at the Library” book club selection and is available in print throughout the library system and electronically as an ebook and audiobook through Hoopla. His companion novel, “What Waits for You,” is also available on Hoopla as an ebook. Advance registration required.

– Feb. 25: Medicare Part D at noon

Join SHINE for a Lunch & Learn series about Medicare, Part D coverage and the donut hole. 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. 26: Author Series with Michelle Gable

Michelle Gable is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of numerous novels, including her recent release “The Summer I Met Jack.” 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.

– Feb. 26: Basic ESOL & Digital Literacy at 6 p.m.

Learn English and digital literacy skills in a free virtual learning series. The classes are offered in partnership with Learning Empowered, an organization dedicated to helping community members have stable housing and the education they need for lifelong success. Advance registration required. For help registering, call 727-754-3976.

– Feb. 27: Free Virtual Citizenship Classes at 9 a.m.

Are you a legal permanent resident? Do you want to become a U.S. citizen? There are several class options to choose from: Monday/Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m.; Monday/Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday/Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. The classes are offered in partnership with Learning Empowered. For more information or to register, contact James Culp at 727-244-9301 or citizenship3@learning-empowered.org or Marija Hannen at 727-222-8883 or citizenship1@learning-empowered.org.


– Today, Feb. 24: 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.