August Programs at East County Regional Library

Submitted By: Courtney Barr

Next month’s roster of activities at East County Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public:


  • English Café – 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    Free informal conversation sessions for adult ESOL/ESL students.
  • Chess Anyone? – 2 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28
    Rise to the chess challenge and join the fun. Chess enthusiasts of all ages are welcome. Bring your own chess set or use one of ours.
  • Book Discussion: “Jacqueline in Paris” by Ann Mah – 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7
    In August 1949, Jacqueline Bouvier arrives in postwar Paris to begin her junior year abroad. Evocative, sensitive and rich in historic detail, “Jacqueline in Paris” portrays the origin story of an American icon.
  • Download Drop-In- 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 8, 22
    Receive personalized help downloading e-books, movies, music and more from Overdrive/Libby and Hoopla, two of Lee County Library System’s largest online content providers. Bring your fully charged digital device for this hands-on help session. Note: Please bring any passwords you may need for downloading apps. Kindle users will also need an Amazon account and their password for accessing it.
  • Knit and Stitch – 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 9, 23
    A casual, self-guided group of knitters and crocheters that join together to share projects, ideas and techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring their own projects and tools. Basic materials and supplies are available for newcomers.
  • Lehigh Acres Job Fair – 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9
    Visit the job fair, meet employers and learn abQout opportunities. This event is free and open to the public. Presented by Goodwill SWFL in partnership with East County Regional Library.
  • Phone and Email Etiquette – 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9
    Here for the job fair? Drop in for our phone and email etiquette workshop. Learn about personal versus professional etiquette to enhance your work performance.
  • East County Craft Club: Beach Towel Tie-Dye – 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12
    Learn and practice different tie-dyeing techniques and create unique designs on white towels. This program is intended for ages 18 and up. Registration is required.
  • Stretch Your Grocery Dollars – 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18
    There are many ways to save on food and eat well without breaking the bank. Learn about budgeting in this session presented by Humana.


  • Kids Read Down Fines – 2 – 6 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 | 1 – 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19
    Children and teens can earn a $2 credit on overdue fines for every 15 minutes they read in the designated area for a total of $8 in one session. Please bring your library card.
  • Read to Dogs – 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12
    Join us at the library for reading to dogs. The dogs are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team to help improve the literacy skills of children. Children can read down fines or just develop a love of reading through reading to dogs.
  • Bubble Dance Party – 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17
    Families with children through age five are invited to dance, sing and play with bubbles.
  • Preschool Play Date – 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24
    Children through age five and their caregivers are invited to this special play date. Meet new friends while developing early literacy skills through free play with games, toys and music.
  • Family Movie – 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26
    Start the weekend with a movie. Children ages 6-11 and their caregivers are invited to join us for a family-friendly movie. You bring the snacks and we will provide the movie. Call the library for the movie title before the event. The movie shown will be rated G or PG.
  • Little STEAM Explorers – 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31
    Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers will have the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts through activities, stories and crafts.


  • Kids Read Down Fines – 2 – 6 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 – 1 – 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19
    Children and teens can earn a $2 credit on overdue fines for every 15 minutes they read in the designated area for a total of $8 in one session. Please bring your library card.
  • Library Teen Talk – 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 15, 22, 29 | 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 |  2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17
    High school teens are invited to the library for a discussion about current events, everyday life, library resources and more. Teens will be encouraged to post an answer to a weekly question while socializing and making new friends.
  • TAG: Teen Advisory Group – 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29
    Be a part of the East County Regional Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and help make your library’s teen area the place to be. TAG members assist with program planning, suggest book titles and help create displays in the teen area. Service hours and light snacks provided. For teens, ages 12-17.


The East County Regional Library is located at 881 Gunnery Road in Lehigh Acres. For more information about a program or to register, please call the library at (239) 533-4200. Check the Lee County Library System’s website at 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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