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Volunteers appreciated at the Beach Library

By Staff | Oct 29, 2014

Weekly Activities

Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. featuring Spooky Tales: Boogety, Boogety Boo! by wrob

Apps for iPad/iPhone, Thursday, Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register.

Basic Computers, Monday, Nov. 3, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. Meets in Com Rm A.

Garden Club, also on Monday, Meets in Community Room B.

Getting Started with eBooks, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 10:30 a.m.

Upcoming Activities

Veterans Remembrance Day on Friday, Nov. 7, at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy taps and music program with trumpet.

Writing Class on Friday, Nov. 7, at 1:30 p.m. Many find expert guided practice in a small-group context very helpful. Strategies for writing will be facilitated by Corinne Thwing.

Decorating with Shells for the Holidays on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Pre-register and $5 materials fee.

Global Understanding

Philip and Carol Arnold will speak about their Peace Corps experience in the Ukraine. Their comments and experience will shed light on the recent developments in the Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula.

Local Understanding

Marlene and Pamela Fernandez will be the keynote speakers sponsored by the Estero Island Historic Society. They will address the story of Estero pioneers. Library Commons is open for this event even though the library proper is closed with doors and parking open at 6:30 p.m.

Look at Gift Paks

Paks of books at $5 or $10 per pak are available on the first floor of the library. Each pak has multiple titles of related works, either genre or subject-wise. Whenever a few paks are gone, they are replaced with new ones.

Recycle Ink Cartridges

We recycle ink cartridges. Please leave them in the basket on the first floor near the doll house on display. Some of the cartridges earn us credit, reducing our cost of new cartridges, while others go to a green center where they contribute to the greening of our planet instead of adding to the landfill. We thank you for this courtesy and for remembering.

Stay Current

Please keep your e-mail on your library account current and updated. We can send out hold notices or notices of overdue materials, but for them to reach you, the email must be accurate.


Each year, mystery remains the number one circulating genre in public libraries. While mystery readers have their favorite police procedural or historical thriller, we notice that at times it’s a challenge to classify a mystery as the stories seem to cross the boundaries from one genre to another. Gone Girl (M FLY) does fit easily into the mystery genre. It certainly elicits suspense and many found it easy to stay glued to the reading, but it’s also an example where the story reaches out to mystery readers as well as mainstream readers. Another example is The Good Girl (M KUB).


Karen Slaughter is a bestselling author with over 30 million copies of her books sold worldwide. Her latest, Cop Town (here in LP New M SLA and on order in regular print), is a standalone title introducing two female police officers at different points in their careers. What is unique is that Slaughter uses a setting of the 1970s. She particularly likes crime fiction because so many novels in this genre use crime to explore social themes. In Cop Town she talks about discrimination, hiring quotas, racism and sexism–current topics– but by couching them in a 1970s setting, she hopes to give the reader some remove to look at how things used to be and perhaps understand how much, and sometimes how little, things have changed.

She is well known for her love of libraries and librarians. To use her words, “I believe it’s not just a moral imperative that we have open and free access to reading but a matter of national security. America will never be able to maintain its status in the world if her citizens lack basic reading comprehension.”


Thank you for the time and energy you devote to the many tasks you do at the library. We are so much better because of you.

We also have openings for volunteer tasks -fill out an application on the first floor, Staff Assistance Station.

Library Hours

When we are closed, the hours of operation are included in a recording when you call in. Stop by Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.; on Wednesday between 9 and 7; and on Saturday between 9am and 1pm. We look forward to seeing you.