Activities This Week
Wednesday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. Preschool Story Hour in Kid's Place multi-purpose area
Also on Wednesday, Quilting Group from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Com Room B
Wednesday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. Using Color and the Power of Positive Thought, Com Room A
At 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, The Big Fuss About Eating, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 27, 10:30 a.m. Ukrainian Egg Decorating, Pre-register.
Also on Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Take Great Pictures with Your Digital Camera
Friday, March 28, 10:30 a.m. Apps for iPad/iPhone, Pre-register.
Monday, March 31, 10:30 a.m. Growing Orchids in Southwest Florida
Also on Monday, 1:30 p.m. Getting Started with eBooks
Colors, ideas and crystals--explore the combination with Margaret Ann Lembo on March 26.
Dorothy Rodwell, in an interactive and informative session, will explore the landscape of thoughts, behaviors and feelings related to eating. This is likely a session, on March 26, all of us could benefit from.
Ukrainian egg demo on March 27 outlines the steps and tips to consider when decorating. Pre-register.
Bring along an orchid that you'd welcome advise on to make it more vibrant and alive. Janice Kadet of the Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance will provide guidance whether you're just starting with orchids or have a few anxieties that seem to surface with some of your plants.
Wednesday, April 2, at 1:30 p.m., brings us archaeologist Theresa Schober who will share the fascinating results of excavations about Mound Key.
Those who have been asking for another astronomy session will be pleased to know that Bruce Dissett will return on April 2, at 6:00 p.m. for a guided and fun tour of the winter skies, including astronomy facts along the way. The presentation will take place in the Community Room.
Tarpoon Fishing is the focus on Thursday, April 3, with a book at the delights of tarpoons and ideas about the spinning or conventional tackle or fly used locally.
Activities in the Community Room
When a presentation or class in the Community Room says to "Pre-register," please be sure to make every effort to be in attendance. Limited class size is done for practical and educational reasons. Signing up without a show means someone else who, when size is limited, would participate has not signed up. It is discourteous to show up for a class when pre-registration has not been done and for some presenters will make it harder to do the session as effectively as otherwise possible. Handouts are often prepared for the number of people who have pre-registered to avoid wasting resources.
Using the Library
Please look for ways to leave the area you're using in the library as clean as when you arrived, and as inviting. Robert Fulghum in his All I Really Need to Know I learned In Kindergarten work notes: "Think what a better world it would be if we all always put things back where we found them and cleaned up our own mess. And it is still true, no matter how old you are--when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together."
A new feature that the library catalog now has is that you can write a review and rate a title. When locating a title, click on the title. On the left side of the title information is usually a cover photo and listed under that is Reviews. Click on add a new review, log in and write your review. You can also rate the item. The library will then review the comments, and it will likely appear in the catalog.
The Library Commons on the third floor offers Wi-Fi access and enables one to do so in a pleasant environment with a great view of the water. Use of cell phone is welcome there too, as is eating. The Cafe' is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. Support the Cafe' during your visits as it needs regular users and cannot just exist by itself.
If you have a headset, please keep your voice in moderation so that others are not bothered. We find that many times people talk louder on the cell phone than they do in regular conversation without realizing the increase in volume. Those business owners using the computer and phone are advised to limit usage to your immediate space and not to an entire area of the Library Commons. You are not paying for office space but using a service that is available to all who choose or need to use it today.
Almost on a daily basis we enjoy users who bring in books and DVDs and donate them to the library. We evaluate every title, usually discovering some treasures not part of the current collection, or giving us a chance to replace a title that has seen a lot of wear and tear.
Thank you also for the cash left in the donation boxes at the Reference desk on the second floor, in the donation box at the top of the chairs on the second floor, or in the suggestion/donation box in the foyer. We also welcome memorial gifts of $25 per title that allow us to extra title(s) to the collection in memory of a loved one or to commemorate a special occasion.
A recorder at 765-8162 gives the hours we are open if you call in when we are closed. Open hours in April are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday 9 to 7; and Saturday 9 to 1. We look forward to seeing you.