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Friends of the Library prepare for upcoming book sale

By Staff | Feb 4, 2015

The Week’s Events

Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 10:30 a.m. in Children’s area.

Mindfulness Practice in a Stress Induced Society, 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Basic Computers, also on Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. Pre-register.

Getting Started with Your iPad/iPhone, Thursday, Feb. 5, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Pre-register.

Boats and Tales of Captain Bob, Thursday, 1:30 p.m.

The Moth, Friday, Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m.

Jewelry Making, Friday, Feb. 6, 1:30 p.m. Pre-register and $5 materials fee.

Writing Class, Friday, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Paradise Lost, Monday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.

Fractured Fairy Tales for Adults, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m. Com Rm A

Drawing on Feb. 10, at 10:30 a.m. in Com Rm B. Pre-register.

Florida’s Role in the Civil War, Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.

Activity Details

Captain Bob has many enticing sailing stories. Join him on Feb. 5.

The Moth stories presented in video or audio takes place on Feb. 6 and is well worth the time as many of the stories touch the heart and mind.

Make your own necklace and earrings on Feb 6. Each person gets a kit with the materials and instructor Tamara Lundborg will guide.

Paradise Lost

Estero Island Historic Society sponsors Jack Davis who discusses the natural history of Florida. The presentation is scheduled in the Community Room on Monday, beginning at 7 p.m.

Dr. Davis is Professor of environmental history and sustainable studies at the University of Florida. He is the author or editor of several books on Florida, including the most recent, An Everglades Providence, which won the Gold Medl in nonfiction from the Florida Book Awards.

Upcoming–Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 13, 20 and 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your sets and new comers are welcome, aided by instruction from Kathy Pfeil.

Cards are available for purchase at the Staff Assistance Station on the first floor. These are the official cards of the National Mah Jongg League and available in large print for $9. If you are comfortable enough to aid others on one table, Kathy will heartily welcome your assistance.


We find that most classes of instruction fill up quickly. To enable more to participate, we are offering two sets of the beginning and intermediate classes. One is offered by our regular resident instructor, Betsy and one by our snowbird instructor, Robin.

Non Fiction

The Non-Fiction collection has a fresh look. The titles have been divided into subjects and then labels colored that each subject has its own color. Take a walk down in the Non-Fiction section and notice Health, Arts & Crafts, Biography, Education, Graphics, History, Religion, Science, Travel and True Crime. More is to come but these subjects are finished.


The Friends of the Library are preparing for their next book sale on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We have really appreciated several large donations in recent weeks and have put aside many titles for this booksale. We found that over 1,000 titles found a home during the January booksale.


If you have a bookend that deserved to be appreciated, consider giving it to the library. We’ll add it to our inventory and then it’ll grace a particular shelf. We have received a growing number of comments from readers who are enjoying the bookends added over the past year.

While a bookend is, of course, an object designed to buttress or support an upright row of books, they are so many styles and materials that have been incorporated into bookends over the centuries, that it’s a treat to see this wide range of art and utility. The variety can be found in the childrens and non-fiction collections.


Enjoy the Cafe’ on the third floor. The manager Tara is a pleasant person, and her treats are sure to enhance eating pleasure. She has recently added smoothies all natural ingredients, no sugar.

The Cafe’ is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


There is a new, creatively designed bike rack in the third space from the front entrance. There are also parking racks on the corner of the library near the School St. entrance, and racks in the parking garage. Please always park in one of these areas.

Do not damage landscape or walls by being in such a rush that you avoid care for the environment and people.

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 9 and 1. We look forward to seeing you.