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Beach Library to offer memory screenings Tuesday

March 19, 2014
By Dr. Leroy Hommerding , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Weekly Activities

Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, March 19, at 10:30 a.m.

Chile & Easter Island also on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Writer's Group meets on Wednesday from 1:30. to 3 p.m.

Movie Night, Wednesday, 4 p.m.

Writing with a Purpose on Thursday, March 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Searching Public Records and Online Services on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Going Further with Your iPad & iPhone, Friday, March 21, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register.

Spring Cleaning & Declutter, Friday, 1:30 p.m.

Trooper Visits, Monday at 10:30 a.m.

Stamping Up, Monday, 1:30 p.m. Pre-register and $5 materials fee

Hiking in Ireland, Tuesday, March 25, 10:30 a.m.

Android Devices for Beginners, 10:30 a.m. Com Rm A, Pre-register.

Afternoon Movie at the Library, Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.

Memory Screenings, Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Searching Public Records and Online Services

Special presentation by Linda Doggett, Lee County Clerk of Courts on March 20, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. She will offer actual searching on the ways public records and online services can be used and accessed.

A wide range of activities will be covered from reviewing civil and criminal public records of prospective tenants or employees or even when seeking out a new doctor or contractor, biding on foreclosure properties to obtaining passport and marriage license information.

Memory Screenings

Get your memory checked. These screenings are available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25. The process takes around 20 minutes and is provided via the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida. You must sign up for a time at the Staff Assistance Station on the second floor. Be sure to be present at the reserved time. If traffic is heavy, please come early. Have a lathe in the Cafe' to be sure you're on time. Time slots will fill quickly and late arrival means no screening. Screenings will take place in the Quiet Room, 2nd Floor.

Bikers

Please use the bike racks on the corner of the building near the entrance from School Avenue or the racks in the parking garage. We appreciate when bikes are not left near the front entrance or at light poles or in landscaping where damage and inconvenience often occur.

Smokers

The library is a no-smoking, no tobacco facility and grounds. Please do not smoke on the grounds. If smoking is necessary, walk to the sideway and walk in the direction of traffic. When butts are left in the pavers and landscaping, it says something about the manners of those particular smokers.

Investigate

If you're new to the library, take some time to look around and get to know the place. Notice the signs in the building. There is a electronic directory in the foyer to the left of the front doors as you enter and also on each floor near the stairs or elevator.

Shelves and areas have signs for the types of materials that are in them.

If you can't remember any particular author, just browse the shelf. By reading the information inside the cover or on its back cover, reading the first page or more, you often will get a feel whether this will meet your need and/or interest. You can narrow your search by browsing in a particular section, genre or subject that relates to your search.

Mah Jongg

We are looking for a volunteer to facilitate Mah Jongg sessions. Please call and speak with Marsha at 765-8162.

Gift Paks

There are gift paks available on the first floor. Each pak is only $5 and consists of titles for reading or listening pleasure. Review the selection as titles are added every week.

Value

"A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert." This quote by Andrew Carnegie.has been affirmed many times by users and residents/visitors. Over 22,000 people used the library in person during February and almost 11,000 titles were checked out. There were over 2,000 people who reserved time on the Internet (we now have a system in place for tracking Wi-Fi users and will include that beginning in March).

I appreciate the many comments of praise and encouragement and notes of gratitude. I thank you also for your care in keeping the grounds litter-free and the library with as little tracking in of sand as possible.

Library Hours

When we are closed, the hours of operation are included in a recording when you call in. Stop by on Monday and Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9 and 5 ; and on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. We look forward to seeing you.

 
 

 

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