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Happy Valentine's Day from Beach Library

February 12, 2014
By Dr. Leroy Hommerding , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Weekly Activities

Wednesday, Feb. 12, Preschool Story Hour, 10:30 a.m.

Also on Wednesday, Cuba By Boat at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room A

Wednesday, Quilting, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Community Room B, $2 set up fee

Wednesday, Reiki, 1:30 p.m., Community Room A

Thursday, Feb. 13, 10:30am Going Further with Your iPad/iPhone--this class is filled; check for additional openings on Feb. 19, 24 or 26. Pre-register.

Also on Thursday, Palm Frond Weaving, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pre-register & $5 materials fee.

Dog Day is on Thursday, 3 to 4:15 p.m. Pre-register.

Friday, Feb. 14, Lovin' Literature on Valentine's Day, 10:30 a.m.

Also on Friday, Visiting Galapagos at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m. Windows 8, Pre-register.

Also on Tuesday, Book Discussion Group at 10 a.m. in Community Room B.

On Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Beginners Photo Editing, Pre-register.

Activity Details

Consider the presentation on Valentine's Day. It's unique and creative. You'll likely have fun. Local author wrob will offer literature in line with our new millennium.

Miffie Greer shares the adventure of the Galapagos on Feb. 14.

Windows 8 is helpful in learning more about computers and includes a Q&A time when meeting on Feb. 18. Pre-register.

Beginners Photo Editing on Feb. 18 will have David Garney giving practical suggestions and guidance to having more command of photos and bringing out the best.

Upcoming Events

Voyage to the South Seas follows the adventures of Ken and Marianne Worden on Feb. 19, at 10:30 a.m.

Writers are encouraged to participate in the Writer's Group on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 1:30 to 3 p.m. All genres and levels welcome.

Movie Night, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m. features "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," English, 107 minutes.


Cafe is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friend's of the Library bookstore is open Monday to Saturday on the Third Floor.


According to the 2013 State of America's Libraries Report, "among Americans ages 16 years and older, 80 percent say borrowing books is a 'very important' service libraries provide, and 80 percent say reference librarians fall into the same 'very important' category. Free access to computers and the Internet finished in a virtual tie, at 77 percent."

iPad/iPhone classes

iPad classes have filled as fast as they have opened. I am happy to relate that we are scheduling three additional classes yet this month for iPad/iPhone beginner users. These classes are offered Feb 19, 24 and 26, each at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room. Pre-register. You need only to sign up for one of these classes.

Common Social Etiquette

Intrusions from cell phones, whether texts or calls, should never be taken in front of another person when you are in conversation. If you forget to turn off your phone and it rings, immediately silence it and keep talking. If it is an emergency, the best cell phone etiquette is to make excuses and head to the outside or Third Floor to take the call. Never text while in a gathering or in the middle of a conversation.


Eating and drinking are welcome in the Library Commons on the Third Floor. While it may be tempting to munch while in the library on the first and second floors, please don't do so it leaves crumbs, or messy fingers that carry over onto books or computers. Having a bottle of water on the first and second floors is fine; avoid any other liquids. If there is a spill, mention it to a staffmember so it gets cleaned up in short order.


There are select cleaning tasks that need to be done in the library or on the grounds. If you have two hours you could devote to this venture once a week, please talk with me. Day of week and time can be chosen to fit your schedule.


When we are closed a recorder gives the hours we are open. When open, we answer the phone in person. Hours are Monday & Wednesday 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 to 5; and Saturday 9 to 1. All gates close when the library closes. We look forward to seeing you.



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