February Programs at Lakes Regional Library

Submitted By: Courtney Barr

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

Adult Crafternoon: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 – Create hand painted glasses in this fun craft program for adults. Seating is limited; registration required.

Book Discussion | “Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir: 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 – Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission – and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company. Registration is required.

English Café: 6 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 – Free informal, conversation sessions for adult ESOL/ESL students.

Florida’s First Lady of the Guitar: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 – Join Florida’s First Lady of the Guitar in concert. Jane Rosenbohm is an accomplished classical guitarist with over 46 years of experience. Jane has performed with various prominent musicians through participating in the Christopher Parkening Master Class and The Castellani & Andreaccio Duo Master Class in Rome, Italy. Registration is required.

Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants: 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 – Butterfly gardening is designed to create an environment that attracts butterflies, inviting them to lay eggs as well. Some plants are fed upon by adult butterflies and others serve as caterpillar host. Various Florida native host and nectar plants are discussed for the most common butterflies that visit Southwest Florida. Registration is required.

Edgar Allen Poe Performance: 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14 – Edgar Allen Poe is performed by actor Duffy Hudson, who brings stories of historical characters to life in a unique and memorable way. This fantastic performance will give you a whole new perspective on “The Raven,” “The Tell-Tale Heart” and more of Poe’s memorable works of poetry. Registration is required.

Birds of Southwest Florida: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16 – Join bird enthusiast Jayne Johnston for a talk about birds you can find in Southwest Florida. Her discussion will include basic bird biology, year-round and migratory species, the use of field marks to identify birds, resources and tools for recording birds and how you can be a citizen scientist. Then, we’ll move outside to find birds on the library campus. Come prepared to learn and bring your guides, binoculars and cameras if desired. Registration is required.

Download Drop-In: 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 – Receive personalized help downloading e-books, movies, music and more from Overdrive 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.


Family Storytime: 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 – For children through age 5 and caregivers. Families with young children enjoy a variety of stories, songs, rhymes and movement.

Preschool Storytime: 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 – For ages 3-5. Children attend this program independently while parents and caregivers wait nearby.

Preschool Valentine Fun: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 – Celebrate Valentine’s Day with crafts and fun. Dress for mess. For ages 2-5. Space is limited.

All-Abilities Kids Storytime: 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 – For ages 3-12 and caregivers. This story-time emphasizes books, music and sensory experiences designed for children with adaptive needs and their families. Using visual schedule boards, stories are told through multiple modalities. This creates a positive story-time experience in a quieter environment with reduced sensory stimuli. Class size is limited to 10 children, plus their parents or caregivers.

Baby Rhyme Time: 10 a.m. Mondays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 – For babies up to 18 months. Babies and caregivers wiggle and giggle in a supportive environment. Space is limited. First come, first served.

Toddler Tales: 11 a.m. Mondays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 – For ages 18-36 months and caregivers. Toddlers and caregivers move and groove during this interactive story-time.

Kids Read Down Fines: 2 – 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 – 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.

Paper Flowers: 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 – Kids can learn paper crafting and folding techniques to create beautiful paper flowers. All supplies provided. For ages 5-11.

LEGO Build and Play: 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 – Calling all aspiring architects, engineers and LEGO fans. Build and explore with LEGO bricks. For ages 6-11. Supplies provided.


Teen Leadership: 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 – Be a driving force at your local library. An exciting opportunity for teens interested in leadership and teamwork. Earn service hours while collaborating on teen programming and services with peers. Participants will earn service hours for attending and snacks will be provided. For ages 12-18.

Kids Read Down Fines: 2 – 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 – 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.


The Lakes Regional Library is located at 15290 Bass Road in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, please call the library at (239) 533-4000. Check the Lee County Library System’s website at www.leelibrary.net 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.

DISCLAIMER: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lee County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in its services, programs or activities.  To request an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a reasonable modification to participate, contact Joan LaGuardia, (239) 533-2314, Florida Relay Service 711, or jlaguardia@leegov.com.  Accommodation will be provided at no cost to the requestor.  Requests should be made at least five business days in advance.

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