Events At The Fort Myers Beach Public Library


February 27, 2020


All Day

Fort Myers Beach Public Library
2755 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Event Website

Please refer to the Fort Myers Beach Public Library website for more information on any of these events. You can also call (239) 765-8162. Some events require advance registration.

Tuesday, February 18

9:30am Voter Registration Assistance

10:30am Book Discussion

10:30am Gratitude

1:30pm Writing Workshop

Wednesday, February 19

10:30amTablet/Smartphone Photos

10:30am Knitting

10:30am Story Hour

2:30pmFamily Matinee at the Library

Thursday, February 20

10:30am Frauds, Scams, and Identity Theft

1:00pm World of Coins

1:30pm Mah Jongg

Friday, February 21

10:30am Shell Making Activity

10:30am Writing and Publishing a Book

1:30pm CROW

1:30pm Kids Can Cook

Monday, February 24

10:30am The Peoples of the Mesa Verde

1:30pm Tai Chi

Tuesday, February 25

6:30pm Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 26

10:30am Travel & Communication Using Tablets/Smartphones

10:30am Knitting

10:30am Story Hour

2:00pm Pick of the Flicks Film Series

Thursday, February 27

9:00am Memory Screenings

1:30pm Mah Jongg

 

Artist of the Month For March

Enjoy Fred Bushnell’s artwork displayed on the 3rd Floor Commons.

 

Displays

Enjoy DAR’s (Daughters of the Revolution) Vietnam Veterans display thru March 19th on the 2nd floor.

 

Story Hours this Month

Wednesday, March 4, 11, 18, and 25, 10:30am

Children can enjoy listening to stories underneath the tree, followed by working on an accompanying craft activity.

 

A Holocaust Survivor’s Story

Monday, March 2, 10:30am, Com Rm A & B

Hear Cesare Frustaci’s touching story about how he was able to stay alive on his own as a young child in Hungary after being separated from his Jewish mother who survived a death march and several concentration camps. Afterwards, she went on foot looking for and ultimately finding him on a pig farm on the Ukrainian border.

 

The Historic Mound House

Monday, March 2, 1:30pm, Com Rm A

Penny Jarrett, Education Coordinator, will be here to talk about the history of this cultural and environmental learning center. She will also talk about their outreach and expansion programs, which now include travel, water quality and native plant gardening.

 

Writing Mysteries

Tuesday, March 3, 10:30am, Com Rm A

Award winning mystery novelist and short mystery fiction writer, Terrie Farley Moran will talk about the how’s and why’s, frustrations and fun of writing mysteries. Did you know the setting in her Read ‘em and Eat Mystery Series was Fort Myers Beach?

Writing Workshop

Tuesday, March 3, 1:30-3pm, Com Rm B

Please join the group for some new and improved changes such as the addition of more exciting exercises and writing tools that Jim and Rose will be introducing to recharge and re-invent the group.

 

 

Knitting

Wednesday, March 4, 10:30am, Com Rm B

Come learn some knitting techniques to get started or boost your skills. This is a hands- on class so bring your own knitting needles and yarn. Beginner and Advanced knitters welcome.

 

 

Peace Corps Adventures in Republic of Georgia

Wednesday, March 4, 10:30am, Com Rm A

Have you ever considered joining the Peace Corps, or do you love to travel or enjoy history? Then this program is for you! Learn about the people, culture and beauty of a grand, ancient, mountainous country on the Black Sea from Patrice Robson, a 50+ Peace Corps volunteer.

 

Family Matinee at the Library

Wednesday, March 4, 2:30pm, Com Rm A

Wonder Park – Runtime 86 mins and rated PG. A 12-year-old girl stumbles upon the fantastical amusement park filled with talking animals that she envisioned as a child after her mother’s death. With the help of her newfound friends, she attempts to stop the Chimpanzombies from destroying it.

 

Alligators

Thursday March 5,10:30am Com Rm A

Join a Park Ranger from Lover’s Key State Park for an interesting talk about alligators and discover why they are an important part of our SWFL ecosystem and their natural history. Explore what you can do to safely coexist with them and how you can help protect them.

 

With God on My Side

Thursday, March 5, 1:30pm, Com Rm A

Fort Myers Beach resident and retired NY Chief of Police, Richard J. Spota talks about becoming a police officer at age 22 and the   experiences he had throughout his long and illustrious career in law enforcement. His autobiography will heighten your respect for our men and women in blue.

 

Mah Jongg

Thursday, March 5, 1:30pm, Com Rm B

Join in the fun and meet new friends. Bring your 2019 cards (and sets if you have them). Beginners are welcome as instruction can be provided.

 

Genealogy

Friday, March 6,10:30am Com Rm A

Ivan Corbin will provide an introduction on how to trace your family history and create your family tree, providing an overview of resources (free and paid) and showing examples to get you started.  

 

Putting Together a Wellness/Nutrition Plan

Friday, March 6,1:30pm Com Rm A

Come talk to Feliz Macnamara, Wellness Coach, Holistic Nutritionist and Athlete about getting started with your plan.

 

 

 

Defibrillator and CPR Training

Monday, March 9, 10:30am, Com Rm A

The Fire Department will be offering this valuable training on when and how to use   automated external defibrillators and how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation Pre-register no later than Friday 3/6. Class limited to 40 participants.

 

Sailing Grace  

Monday, March 9, 1:30pm Com Rm A

Come meet John Otterbacher, Clinical Psychologist, former State Representative, Senator and author of Sailing Grace. His award winning book is currently in development as a motion picture. John has a funny, tragic, uplifting and moving story to share with you about how dying taught him about living which will serve as an inspirational message for everyone.

 

 

Dolphins

Tuesday, March 10, 10:30am, Com Rm A

Join Monica Lynn for her presentation about these highly intelligent and fascinating mammals that live off Fort Myers Beach. Enjoy the videos and photos that she has taken while kayaking with them.

 

Dog Day

Tuesday, March 10, 2:15-3:15

Sign up children for a time to spend reading to a dog. Enjoy reading without pressure with the gentle encouragement of Zoe, our soft and fluffy poodle. Pre-register.

 

 

Knitting

Wednesday, March 11, 10:30am, Com Rm B

Come learn some knitting techniques to get you started or boost your skills. This is a hands-on class so bring your own knitting needles and yarn. Beginner and Advanced knitters welcome.

 

Pick of the Flicks Film Series presented by the Friends of the Library

Wednesday, March 11, 2 pm, Com Rm A

Showing An Art that Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell about a photographer who gains international acclaim for finding unexpected beauty in various discarded and decayed objects. There will be a brief discussion afterwards. Pre-register a least a day in advance  

 

Decorate a Shell Mirror Workshops

Thursday, March 12, 9-11am, Com Rm B

Several days are planned for these workshops so come when you can or attend all until completed. Shells will be provided or bring your favorite shells. Be sure to BRING YOUR OWN MIRROR (no bigger than 16”x 20”). There are many thrift stores in the area where mirrors are available at a reasonable price. If possible, paint the mirror’s frame white beforehand (using newspaper to cover the mirror while painting). Pre-register with a fee of $6 that covers all the March Shell Mirror workshops.

 

Geocaching

Thursday, March 12, 10:30am, Com Rm A

Roger & Jean Primus (who have over 12,000 caches) will talk about what geocaching is and how to find caches. (There is even one in the Library)! They will also share the fun they have had traveling and finding the millions of geocaches hidden around the world.

 

Mah Jongg

Thursday, March 12, 1:30pm, Com Rm B

Join in the fun and meet new friends. Bring your 2019 cards (and sets if you have them). Beginners are welcome as instruction can be provided.

 

Alzheimer’s – Quest for the Cure

Friday, March 13, 10:30am. Com Rm A

Dr. Silver, Psy.D., ABPP, NCSP and Research Associate with the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of SWFL, will inform, educate and empower you by providing the facts about this disease.

Rock and Roll with Tennis Balls

Friday, March 13, 1:30pm, Com Rm B

Sandra Dansby will show you that self-massage with tennis balls is easy, inexpensive and can bring you relief in just a few minutes. Two tennis balls placed in a sock and your weight against the floor, a wall or a chair and focused breath is all it takes. Whether it’s your back, neck, shoulder, head, legs or feet that have pain or are stressed, Tennis Ball Self Massage may be the answer for you.

 

Shrimp Fest- Saturday, March 14

The Library will be closed. Enjoy the parade.

 

Read Naked with Rick Pullen

Monday, March 16, 10:30am

Come meet local author, Rick Pullen, as he talks about how his past career led him to writing fiction and his best-selling “naked” thrillers.

 

Shell Mirror Workshop (Continued from March 12)

Monday, March 16, 1-3pm, Com Rm B

 

Shell Making Activity – License Plate Frame

Tuesday, March 17, 10:30am, Com Rm A

Even if you don’t come dressed in green, enjoy making a decorative license plate frame that will have you driving around in style on St. Patty’s Day.

Pre-register with a $5 materials fee.

 

Book Discussion

Tuesday, March 17, 10:30am, Com Rm B

Discussion of Arcadia by Lauren Groff. Newcomers welcome. Supported by the Friends of the Library.

 

Writing Workshop

Tuesday, March 17, 1:30-3pm, Com Rm B

Please join the group for some new and improved changes such as the addition of more exciting exercises and writing tools that Jim and Rose will be introducing to recharge and re-invent the group.

 

Aseop Fables Modernized

Wednesday, March 18,10:30am, Com Rm A

Mary Lou Williams will revisit some of the most famous of Aesop’s fables, giving them a modern twist while retaining the universal truths that have made them timeless, and will discuss why they are still relevant after 2500 years.

 

Knitting

Wednesday, March 18, 10:30am Com Rm B

Come learn some knitting techniques to get you started or boost your skills. This is a hands- on class so bring your own knitting needles and yarn. Beginner and Advanced knitters welcome.

 

Family Matinee at the Library

Wednesday, March 18, 2:30pm, ComRm A

Ralph Breaks the Internet – Runtime 112 mins and rated PG. Video game villain Wreck-It-Ralph must brave the Internet to help Vanellope fix her game Sugar Rush.

 

Internet Safety

Thursday, March 19, 10:30am, Com Rm A

Safeguarding your computer against viruses and malware is only part of internet safety. Learning what not to post, what is safe to look at and how to or how not to present yourself while interacting with your internet community could impact your personal safety and assets. This presentation, given by Peggy Lince with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, is not designed to teach you technology, but how to use technology in a manner that protects your family from too much exposure.

 

100 Things to Do in Fort Myers and Sanibel Before You Die

Thursday, March 19, 1:30pm, Com Rm A

Meet Nancy Hamilton, local author, who will present some highlights from her recent book.

 

Mah Jongg

Thursday, March 19,1:30pm, Com Rm B

Join in the fun and meet new friends. Bring your 2019 cards (and sets if you have them). Beginners are welcome as instruction can be provided.

 

Shell Mirror Workshop (Continued from March 12)

Friday, March 20, 9-11am, Com Rm A

 

Piano Music

Friday, March 20, 10:30am, Com Rm B

Come in, relax, get a cup of coffee and enjoy listening to pianist Julie Wenger, as she plays and shares her love of the classics.

 

Wave of Vitality

Friday, March 20,1:30pm Com Rm A

Feliz Macnamara, Wellness Coach, Holistic Nutritionist and Athlete, will talk about the new nutrition club on Fort Myers Beach which provides residents and visitors with fitness activities and healthy alternatives for their weight loss journey.

 

Giant Book Sale and Silent Auction

Saturday & Sunday, March 21 & 22, 9-2pm Giant Book Sale and Silent Auction, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Minimal prices and lots to select from on the tables in the parking garage.

 

Travel Planning

Monday, March 23, 10:30am, Com Rm A

Janet Michell shares tips from her book for those planning a trip, whether flying, cruising or on the road. She will cover everything you need to think about as you prepare, from packing suggestions, banking issues and useful travel websites.

 

 

Shell Mirror Workshop (Continued from March 12)

Monday, March 23, 11am-1pm, Com Rm B

 

Surviving and Enjoying Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania

Tuesday, March 24, 10:30am, Com Rm A

Larry and Charlotte Davenport of Fort Myers will share highlights from their recent “Down Under” cruise and how they were impacted by the fires.

 

Sea Turtles on Fort Myers Beach

Tuesday, March, 24,1:30pm, Com Rm A

Mary Rose Spalleta, a volunteer with Turtle Time, will share her vast knowledge and experience with these amazing creatures. She will also talk about the record breaking turtle nesting season we had in 2019.

 

Library Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 24,6:30pm

Members will meet to discuss issues and review Library activities.

 

Memory Screenings

Wednesday, March 25, 9am-3pm, Quiet Rm

Dr. Silver, Psy. D., ABPP, NCSP, licensed Psychologist in Florida, Board Certified in Clinical Psychology and Nationally Certified as a School Psychologist and Research Associate/Rater for the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of SWFL, will be here to provide 30 minute screenings for you. Pre-register w/ fee of $3.

 

Knitting

Wednesday, March 25,10:30am Com Rm B

Come learn some knitting techniques to get you started or boost your skills. This is a hands- on class so bring your own knitting needles and yarn. Beginner and Advanced knitters welcome.

 

Pick of the Flicks Film Series, presented by the Friends of the Library

Wednesday, March 25, 2 pm, Com Rm A

Showing The Guilty. Alarm dispatcher and former police officer, Asger Holm, answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. There will be a brief discussion afterwards. Pre-register a least a day in advance  

 

Shell Mirror Workshop (Continued from March 12)

Thursday, March 26, 9-11am, Com Rm

 

Lover’s Key State Park- The Past , Present and Future of this FL Treasure

Thursday, March 26, 10:30am, Com Rm A

Did you know there could have been condos and golf courses instead of the Park? It almost happened. Come discover the intriguing history of the Park, which has tales of pirates, fish camps, manatees, coconut trees and, most importantly, how this SWFL treasure was preserved for future generations. Explore the unique and diverse habitants of the Park and find out what the future holds for this gem.

 

Balance University I

Thursday, March 26, 1:30pm, Com Rm A

Did you know falls are the #1 cause of injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans? Join Chris Williams, CPT with Emeritus Health, for this popular program. He will show and explain various strength, posture, flexibility and balance exercises that enables all participants the greatest opportunity to improve their balance.

 

Mah Jongg

Thursday, March 26, 1:30pm, Com Rm B

Join in the fun and meet new friends. Bring your 2019 cards (and sets if you have them). Beginners are welcome as instruction can be provided.

 

Piano Music

Friday, March 27, 10:30am, Com Rm B

Come in, relax, get a cup of coffee and enjoy listening to pianist, Julie Wenger, as plays and shares her love of the classics.

 

Tai Chi

Friday, March 27, 1:30pm, Com Rm B

Sandra Dansby, instructor with AHA (a holistic approach center for Health and Harmony), will talk about this Chinese martial art and holistic system of coordinated body postures, movements, breathing and mediation. These ancient practices have led to improved health, fitness, well-being and longevity for countless individuals. (Wear loose fitting clothing to participate in movements, breathing and mediation exercises)

 

Modern Day Treasure Hunting

Monday, March 30, 10:30am, Com Rm A

Come learn about this fun outdoor recreational activity from Roger & Jean Primus (who have found over 12,000 buried treasures or caches hidden all around the world). Bring your smartphone if you have one.

 

Shell Making Activity – Picture Frame

Monday, March 30, 1-3pm, Com Rm B

Come relax and enjoy making a decorative picture frame for your favorite 4×6 photo.

Pre-register with a $5 materials fee.

 

Balance University II

Monday, March 30, 1:30pm, Com Rm A

Chris Williams, CPT with Emeritus Health and author of Balance University, will return to show participants how to establish their Position of Confidence (POC) and the process needed to prevent falls and stay mobile for the rest of your life. (Attendance at Balance University I on March 26th is not a prerequisite)

Pie Baking Made Easy

Tuesday, March 31, 1:30pm, Com Rm A

Learn how to make flaky pie dough from a county fair blue-ribbon award winner, Patrice Robson, just in time for Easter. Patrice won’t be baking a pie but, through a hands-on demonstration and pre-baked samples, she will show us tips and techniques to make a tasty and delicious pastry.

 

Writing Workshop

Tuesday, March 31, 1:30-3pm, Com Rm B

You are invited to join the group for some new and improved changes such as the addition of more exciting exercises and writing tools that Jim and Rose will be introducing to recharge and re-invent the group.

This event runs from February 18, 2020 to March 31, 2020.

Upcoming Dates:
  • February 26, 2020 | All Day
  • February 27, 2020 | All Day
  • March 2, 2020 | All Day
  • March 3, 2020 | All Day
  • March 4, 2020 | All Day
  • March 5, 2020 | All Day
  • March 6, 2020 | All Day
  • March 9, 2020 | All Day
  • March 10, 2020 | All Day
  • March 11, 2020 | All Day
  • March 12, 2020 | All Day
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  • March 16, 2020 | All Day
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  • March 18, 2020 | All Day
  • March 19, 2020 | All Day
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  • March 26, 2020 | All Day
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  • March 30, 2020 | All Day
  • March 31, 2020 | All Day