June Programs at Riverdale Public Library

Next month’s roster of activities at Riverdale Public Library offers topics for adults and children. The following activities are free to the public: 

Adult Programs 

Knit and Stitch 

1 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 19 

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. 

Book Discussion: “Our Moon” by Rebecca Boyle 

10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 6 

An acclaimed journalist takes us on an incredible cultural and scientific tour throughout history to reveal the intimate role that our 4.5-billion-year-old cosmic companion has played in our biological and cultural evolution, showing us that the Moon belongs to everybody and nobody at all. 

Be Red Cross Ready 

11 a.m. Saturday, June 8 

The American Red Cross will present this course designed to teach people how to prepare for and respond appropriately to disasters likely to occur in their community such as hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and more. 

Curiosity Connection: Virtual Reality 

10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 12 

This month, we’ll dive into virtual reality with a hands-on experience with the Meta Quest 2 VR headset. Curiosity Connection offers adults in our community the opportunity to explore a new subject each month in arts, culture, science, and technology by combining interactive presentations and hands-on experiences with open and engaging discussions. Participants will have the opportunity to shape future programs by providing monthly subject suggestions. 

Beginner’s Tech Workshop: Navigating the Digital Realm 

10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13 

This workshop is tailored to empower participants with the essential knowledge and skills required to navigate the intricacies of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies, as well as to master effective web browser navigation. This program will serve as a bridge to enhance digital literacy, ensuring participants can confidently engage with modern technology, seamlessly connect devices and browse the web securely. 

Rivers of Time: The Caloosahatchee Story with Ranger Rob 

10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15 

Join naturalist Ranger Rob as he discusses the Caloosahatchee’s transformation from its early days, including its significance to the Calusa Indians and early settlers, to the impactful engineering projects that reshaped its course and ecosystem. Learn about the unique ecosystems and biodiversity supported by the river, highlighting the delicate balance of freshwater and saltwater habitats and the species that depend on its waters. 

BARD Drop-In Session 

10 a.m. Tuesday, June 18 

Registered users of BARD, the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download, can get personalized assistance and learn how to access books, magazines and music materials in audio and electronic braille. Join us for expert guidance on utilizing BARD or BARD Express. Bring your fully charged devices for a hands-on help session. Please bring any passwords you may need for downloading apps. 

Children’s Programs 

Summer Reading Program Kickoff Event 

1 p.m. Saturday, June 1 

This summer “Adventure Begins at Your Library.” We are kicking off our Summer Reading Program with fun activities such as a professional face painter, rock painting craft and a sensory slime station. Receive a free book and learn how you can sign up for this summer’s reading adventure. 

Adam’s Animal Encounters for Kids 

2 p.m. Thursday, June 13 

Learn more about animals living in Southwest Florida with wildlife biologist Adam Pottruck. This hands on, interactive summer reading program gives an up-close perspective on wildlife management, rescue and conservation. For ages 6 – 11 years. 

Water Safety Storytime with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 

10 a.m. Friday, June 14 

Learn about water safety with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and their mascot Bobber the Water Safety Dog. This summer reading program is designed for children through age 5 years and their caregivers to learn how to stay safe when making a splash. 

Magically Ever After 

2 p.m. Thursday, June 20 

Spend a magical afternoon with ChaChing the Amazing Bunny and her best friend, James the Unbelievable. Mixing equal parts imagination, storytelling and magic, “Magically Ever After” is a colorful fun-filled program packed with laughter, silliness and lots of audience participation. For ages 6 – 11 years. 

Explore Aquadoodle Mats 

10 a.m. Friday, June 21 

Aquadoodle Mats encourages open-ended creative play, allowing children to express themselves freely through art. Whether they’re doodling their favorite animals, creating imaginary worlds or practicing writing their names, children will unleash their creativity in a supportive environment. This program is designed for children ages birth – 5 years old and their caregivers. Registration is not required, but space is limited. First come, first served. 

Joshua J. Superstar Show 

2 p.m. Thursday, June 27 

The Joshua J. Superstar show fuses side-splitting comedy, nail-biting circus stunts and tons of audience participation. Audiences will be dazzled by his charm, awestruck by his rugged good looks, and confused by his overconfidence. Josh has performed for Britney Spears, the Today Show and currently headlines for Disney Cruise Lines. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a living legend in action at this summer reading program. For ages 6 – 11 years. No registration is required, but space is limited.

Fourth of July Pre-K Painting 

10 a.m. Friday, June 28 

Little artists will create their very own fireworks masterpieces. Using safe and child-friendly painting materials, they’ll learn different techniques to mimic the bursts of color and light that fill the night sky on the Fourth of July. 

Teen Programs 

Be Red Cross Ready 

11 a.m. Saturday, June 8 

The American Red Cross will present this course designed to teach people how to prepare for and respond appropriately to disasters likely to occur in their community such as hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and more. 

Anime Hour 

2 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 

Enjoy an hour of anime entertainment, creative expression and lively discussions. This program is specially curated for anime enthusiasts to indulge in their passion for Japanese animation while hanging out among like-minded peers. Snacks provided and cosplay encouraged. 

Nintendo Switch Teen Tournament 

2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 

Calling all teen gamers and adventure seekers to this special summer reading program. Get ready to embark on an epic gaming journey. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or just starting out, this program is designed to showcase your gaming prowess in friendly challenges that test your strategy, reflexes and creativity. 

Bunny Yoga and Mindfulness 

2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 

This summer reading program begins with a 10 minute vibe check where we introduce mindful breathing and check-in with our bodies and minds. Practice includes various movements, songs/chants and deep breathing, with the last 10 minutes being full relaxation. Bunnies will be free-roaming and you will be able to gently pet and interact with them. Dress for comfort. For ages 12 – 18 years. Registration is required. 

The Riverdale Public Library is located at 2421 Buckingham Road in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, please call the library at (239) 533-4370. Check the Lee County Library System’s Web site 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. 

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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 requester. Requests should be made at least five business days in advance. 

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