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County library system providing virtual programming

By LC LIBRARY SYSTEM - | Jul 20, 2021


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


– July 22: Virtual Craft Club for Adults at 2 p.m.

Calling all crafters! Join us for a live virtual craft club for adults where we will take turns sharing our latest crafty creations. Knitters, painters and crafters of all types welcome. Advance registration required before July 22 at 2 p.m.

– July 26: Marketing: Creating a 1-Liner Business Pitch at 2 p.m.

If you are a business owner and have been asked “What do you do?”” then this is the class you have been waiting for. The live webinar will help participants develop a one-liner pitch that makes an immediate impact, will provide step-by-step instructions and prepare participants for a value-packed marketing journey. Part of the Small Business Series and hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University. Advance registration required.


– July 27: Falconry 101 at 1 p.m.

Ever wonder what it takes to hunt with a bird of prey? Learn what falconry is and how people around the world have been hunting with raptors for hundreds of years. Talk with live falconer Abbey Krumrie. Meet her raptors and learn how to make a jess strap out of felt. Grab and Go Teen Activity kits with supplies for the program are available at all libraries beginning July 24, while supplies last.


– July 21: Meet the Illustrator

Illustrator David DePasquale will share his debut picture book, “A Wisdom of Wombats,” and invites participants to explore the wonderful words used to describe groups of animals. He is also the lead character designer on “Arlo the Alligator Boy,” a new Netflix movie. DePasquale will offer some tips and tricks for future illustrators and animators.

– July 22: Meet Jim Hammond

Get ready for a roaring good time when puppet master Jim Hammond shares some backstage stories from “The Lion King” stage production and teaches participants how to be puppeteers.

– July 23: Meet Teachers of Nature

Every animal needs a superpower to survive. Cheetahs have speed, chameleons have camouflage and birds have flight. Meet real live animal superheroes in this “wild” program.

– July 26: The Smallest Show on Earth

Felix the Flea wants to join a flea circus. But when his emotions get the best of him, Page and Kenny decide to put on an actual circus to show him the ropes. They are joined by some special guests, including a real jumping spider, owner and star of Circus Kirkus and Jonathan Lee Iverson, Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey’s last ringmaster.

– July 27: Climbing Spider Craft

Grab some popsicle sticks, masking tape and yarn to create a spider that can climb up any water spout. Grab and Go Activity Kits with supplies for the craft are available at all library locations beginning July 26, while supplies last.


– July 21: 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 Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It offers curbside hold pick up on 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.