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Beach resident gives yoga tips at Beach Library

February 1, 2012
By Dr. Leroy Hommerding , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Weekly Activities

Preschool Story Hour at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1

Knitting & Crochet Group meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Florida History & Conservation on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 10:30 a.m.

Journey with Yoga on Friday, Feb. 3, at 10:30 a.m.

History of Fort Myers Beach, Monday, Feb. 6, at 1:30 p.m. Pre-register.

The End Times, Armageddon or Rapture, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10:30 a.m.

Overview of the Mac, also on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

Activity Details

The more one understands what happens conservation-wise in our region, the more one can appreciate the Paradise we have. Charles LeBuff provides an informative and interesting presentation of the Ding Darling Refuge and conservation in the area on Feb. 2.

Susan Carter, registered yoga teacher and hospital administrator, shares a helpful framework and tips to make yoga a part of one's health and life. Join her on February 3.

Pre-register for History of Fort Myers Beach. These sessions are very popular so please only sign up if you are for sure coming, as it means someone else may be turned away. Mary Kaye Stevens will share the delights of what she has learned about the Beach on Feb. 6. Overflow parking is available on the other side of the church on Oak St.

Interest in The End Times continues to grow. Dr. Rudiger Holinski will share his interest related to Armageddon or Rapture and offer a visual presentation on what Old Art Masters tell us about the events in the Book of Revelation on Feb. 6.

There is a lot covered in the Overview of the Mac presentation on Feb. 7. One might wish all computer users would hear the how and why the Apple Mac computer is "different" from the standard PC. Those using the Mac or thinking about doing so will hear some of the basics of Mac operation and computer organization as well as an introduction to some of the "free" programs that come with the computer. Byron Thompson, who has taught computer topics related to the Mac for 16 years, will also offer time for specific Mac questions, suggestions and where to get additional information.

Upcoming Activities

Conversational Spanish classes are available Feb. 9, 16 and 23. Please pre-register and enjoy this time with native speaker Wilda Gastelu.

Visiting Germany is the highlight on Feb. 9 at 1 p.m.

Bringing Pictures to Life is a special delight made possible through the talent and interest of Linda and Tom Hicks on Feb. 10 at 10:30 a.m. They have fun with bringing photos to life and will offer tips and techniques for cropping, highlighting, using transitions and music to enhance them on long lasting DVDs. Living on the Beach gives them many opportunities to take advantage of the sights and capture them in photos, and the visual journey during this presentation will make it worthwhile to participate.

Growing Orchids is not as difficult as some might think. Anna Busch will offer tips and ideas on growing these plants on Feb. 10.


It's easy to see the progress as you look at the expansion. Roof work is underway and on the floors walls are going in along with electrical and plumbing. Thank you for your patience during construction. Staying open amidst all of the activity is a tribute to the Library Board of Directions, to staff and to the contractors for the careful planning to make it happen. It's also a credit to you as some adjustments are necessary in coming and going.

It's been a gratifying experience to hear the many comments of this progress. It is true that for many the library is a symbol of learning and of our communities' commitment to learning. The choice in our planning over the last ten years has not been between ancient and modern, technology and books, spirituality and materialism, learning and entertainment, information and knowledge, or any of the other dichotomies that bedevil us. It is, rather, about how to balance these factors and create something that has the best of each.

Library Hours

Call for information on 765-8163. Except for holidays, which would be mentioned on the recorder, we are open Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 to 5; and Saturday 9-1. We look forward to seeing you.



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