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November 20, 2013
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Weekly Activities

Preschool Story Hour at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Afternoon Movie on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1:30 p.m.

Apps for Your iPad/iPhone on Thursday, Nov. 21, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register.

The Edisons of Fort Myers, Friday, Nov. 22, 10:30 a.m.

Afternoon Movie on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1:30 p.m.

Activity Details

Afternoon Movie on Nov. 20 features "Three Worlds," 1 hour and 41 minutes, French with English subtitles.

Tom Smoot, native Floridian, will share historical photographs and archival resources to look at the Edison's unique place and contribution to our area on Nov. 22.

Movie on Nov. 26 highlights "Aliyah," 88 minutes, French with English subtitles.

Upcoming Events

Quilting Group meets Wednesday, Nov. 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Stan Malecki, Koreshan State Historic Site, shares Utopia and the Koreshans on Tues, Dec 3, at 10:30 a.m.

Getting Started with eBooks on Tues, Dec 3, at 1:30 p.m. Pre-register.

Jeri Diehl Cusack introduces The FDRs: a most extraordinary couple with insights into the roles they played during their long tenure in presidential politics.


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


We open promptly and close promptly. In order to make the most of your visit, give yourself time to locate materials, use the computer, browse or view exhibits, and plan to leave five minutes before closing so that staff can close the library safely.

Special Program for Children

A special program on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 10:30 a.m., will give youngsters an opportunity to hear about The Night Before Christmas in both narrative and song.


Available in the low case nearest the elevator on the second floor are sewed creations of Sandy Schofield. One can appreciate the diversity of the items for viewing there, along with the love and skill Sandy brings to the sewing steps.

Community Movie Presentation

On Dec. 9, at 3:30 p.m., celebrate with us the resilience of our community in a special movie presentation. This is the culmination of the digital storytelling project over the past few months wherein participants tell their story/reaction to select works as a community. Adult and kid stories will be shown.

Hopefully you'll be able to take in this showing to both appreciate another really fine aspect of our community and to really learn what digital storytelling is all about.


The Library was host for the Florida Southwest Library Network on Thursday. Close to 100 librarians gathered from the tri-county area to celebrate and continue the work of sharing resources and insights.

We were joined in the gathering by Florida First Lady Ann Scott, who arrived early and enjoyed a tour of the library. What was particularly edifying is that she cared and from the discussion during the tour gave evidence she is aware of how much libraries add to the community. The day also included the presence of Florida Secretary of State, Ken Detzner, who spoke to the group and took time after the event to tour the library. Both officials spoke highly of what they viewed and the accompanying services.


There are many print magazines available in the Living Room on the second floor. Current issues are in the blue binder. Please keep these issues in the binder in the Living Room at all times. There are previous issues of each publication under the shelf. These previous issues may be checked out.

To expand the range of magazines, consider also consulting the electronic Magazine Database. Go to our home page at and click on the tab near the top of the base titled 'E-Resources.' The first link under this tab is the magazines database. Follow the links and you'll be able to search over 400 full-text magazines.


When we are closed a recorder gives the hours we are open. When open, we answer the phone in person. Hours are Monday & Wednesday 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.' Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 to 5' and Saturday 9 to 1. All gates close when the library closes. We look forward to seeing you.

By Dr. Leroy Hommerding



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