Duane Shaffer’s WWII talk is on January 4 in the morning with encore that afternoon
Duane Shaffer’s WWII talk is on January 4 in the morning with encore that afternoon
As Sanibel Public Library continues the next phase of “Your Library Reimagined” remodel project, parts of the Library are being renovated as the facility is open for normal operating hours.

Weekly Children’s Schedule Runs through Jan. 23:
Special holiday craft programs for children in Kindergarten through sixth grade, will meet at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3. Learn about books, create something new, plus snack provided.

Geared specifically for children in fourth through sixth grade, the “After-school Clique” will meet on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. The group will be crafting, building, and playing—with books and a snack.

Storytime for preschoolers and their caregivers will be held on Wednesdays at 11 a.m., and repeated at 11 a.m. on Thursdays. This program helps develop pre-reading skills through songs and stories.

The “After-School Crew,” (for children in Kindergarten to third grades) will meet at 3 p.m. on Thursdays. Books, crafts, plus snack provided. If you love dogs and books, you might enjoy reading to Bessie, a bearded collie and trained Reading Education Assistance Dog. At 3:45 p.m. on rain-free Thursday afternoons, kids can sign-up on-the-spot, program finishes by 5 p.m.

Lovers of dogs and books might enjoy reading to Bessie, a bearded collie and trained Reading Education Assistance Dog. At 3:45 p.m. on rain-free Thursday afternoons, kids can sign-up on-the-spot, program finishes by 5 p.m. Weekly Children’s programs are listed on the Library’s online calendar.

On Friday, Dec. 28 experience the “Apollo 11 Lunar Mission in Virtual Reality,” a recreation of the events which took place in the summer of 1969. Registration is required due to session length. This 10 to 20-minute VR experience is for age 10 and older. Call 239-472-2483 to setup a time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

This season’s Author Series begins with Hampton Sides—the bestselling author of On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle. Sides will speak at Sanibel Public Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Online ticket requests begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, and will be accepted for 24 hours. To submit your ticket request, go to the homepage of the Library’s website at www.sanlib.org.

Duane Shaffer’s popular WWII lecture series kicks off with “1940 Raid on Taranto,” which begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 4 at the Library. He will repeat his program at 2 p.m. that afternoon. Shaffer will review the battle that took place between the British Royal Air Force and Italian Naval forces in the Mediterranean Sea off Taranto, Italy.

For more information about the Sanibel Public Library, call (239) 472-2483 or visit online at www.sanlib.org. Sanibel Public Library cards are available to all residents of Sanibel and Lee County, Florida, at no charge.