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October programs set at Pine Island Public Library

September 25, 2013
Pine Island Eagle

Next month's roster of activities at Pine Island Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public:

ADULT

Great Calusa Blueway

6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23

Betsy Clayton, waterways coordinator for Lee County Parks and Recreation, will discuss the Great Calusa Blueway paddling trail and the upcoming Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival.

Book Discussion: The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24

Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she's had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic's doomed voyage. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men, one a roughly-hewn but kind sailor and the other an enigmatic Chicago millionaire. But on the fourth night, disaster strikes. Amid the chaos and desperate urging of two very different suitors, Tess is one of the last people allowed on a lifeboat. Tess's sailor also manages to survive unharmed, witness to Lady Duff Gordon's questionable actions during the tragedy. On dry land, rumors about the survivors begin to circulate, and Lady Duff Gordon quickly becomes the subject of media scorn and later, the hearings on the Titanic. Set against a historical tragedy but told from a completely fresh angle, The Dressmaker is an atmospheric delight filled with all the period's glitz and glamour, all the raw feelings of a national tragedy and all the contradictory emotions of young love.

FAMILY

Family Storytime

11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required.

CHILDREN

Kids Read Down Fines

4-7 p.m., Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

1-4 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26

Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Credit may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only.

Spooktacular Magic Show

4 p.m. ,Wednesday, Oct. 30

Boyles and Ghouls will laugh and scream as the Count of Hauntsville present a fun, non-scary show full of surprises. Filled with magic, comedy, music and audience participation, this spooktacular show is sure to please. Come join the fun...if you dare! Sponsored by the Friends of the Pine Island Public Library. Registration is required.

TEEN

Kids Read Down Fines

4-7 p.m., Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

1-4 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26

Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Credit may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only.

Teen Read Week

6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16

Teen Read Week welcomes in Pine Island Public Library's new Teen Readers Advisory Committee (TRAC). Join other teens in creating a display of favorite books. TRAC will meet regularly to discuss what's new in teen literature and create new displays. Here's a chance to let everyone know what you think. Pizza will be provided by the Friends of Pine Island Public Library.

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The Pine Island Public Library is located at 10700 Russell Road NW in Bokeelia. For more information about a program or to register, please call the library at (239) 533-4350. A sign language interpreter is available with 5 business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk.

Check the Lee County Library System's website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at (239) 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program.

 
 

 

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