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Beach Library seeks volunteer greeters

March 4, 2015
By Dr. Leroy Hommerding , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

This Week's Activities

Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. in Kid's Place

Forensic Scientist & Author, Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.

Calusa History, Pirates & Sailors, Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.

Getting Started with your iPad/iPhone, Thursday, March 5, 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Pre-register.

Visiting India & Nepal, Thursday, 10:30 a.m.

Visiting Australia & New Zealand, Thursday, 1:30 p.m.

Basic Computers, Friday, March 6, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. Com Rm A

Mah Jongg Players, Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Com Rm B

Writer's Group, Friday, 1:30 p.m., Com Rm B

Jewelry Making, Friday, 1:30 p.m., Com Rm A. Pre-register and $5 materials fee.

Understanding the Ukraine, Monday, March 9, 10:30 a.m.

Windows 8, Monday, 1:30 p.m., Com Rm A. Pre-register.

A New Florida Dream or Sunset, Mon,day 7:00 p.m.

Getting Started in Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating, Tuesday, March 10,10:30 a.m. Com Rm A

Drawing, Tuesday, March 10, 10:30 a.m., Pre-register. In Com Rm B.

Art Demo, March 10, 11:00 a.m. Library Commons

Jewelry Shell Crafts, March 10, 1:30 p.m. Com Rm B

Getting Started with eBooks, March 10, 1:30 p.m. Com Rm A

Event Details

Lisa Black shares the adventure of forensic science in her best selling writings on Mar 4.

John Paeno demonstrates many of the artifacts and creations that the Calusa made possible and used in their life on Mar 4.

Alex King shares perspectives and insights during his visits to Indian and Nepal on Mar 5.

Pat Smith will talk about her visits to Australia & New Zealand on Mar 5.

Mah Jongg Players gather on March 6. Bring your cards and sets. Beginners are welcome--instruction will be provided.

In Jewelry Making on March 6, Tamara Lundborg will guide as each person makes their own necklace and earrings. Pre-register and $5.00 materials fee.

Philip and Carol Arnold talk about their Peace Corps experience in the Ukraine on March 9.

What Does Florida's Future Hold?

Dr. David Colburn will discuss how Florida has grown and what the future may hold in store as America's third largest state. This event, at 7 p.m. on March 9, is sponsored by the Estero Island Historic Society in the library's Community Room even though the Library Proper is closed.

Colburn has dedicated his career to understand modern Florida. He is a native New Englander, a Vietnam veteran and a University of Florida historian, dean and provost. His writings include Florida's Gubernatorial Politics in the 20th Century, Florida Megatrends, and From Yellow Dog Democrats to Red State Republicans.

Book Sale

We were delighted with the many who participated in last Saturday's booksale. We took to heart the satisfied comments and notes of gratitude. The next booksale will be in the parking garage on March 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ukrainian Eggs

Eggs decorated in the Ukrainian style follow a process where each egg is written on and the design planned, often with many pencil points, before any dyeing or wax is put on the egg. The Ukrainian word for writing is pysanky which is why Ukrainian egg decorating is called pysanky.

A demo of how an egg is prepared and how it is written in steps will be shown on March 10. Included will be tips to keep in mind as you consider this writing, or have a better appreciation of what goes into this art.


We are seeking volunteers to assist in greeting library users. One advantage is that you get to know the library quite well, and also come to enjoy many of the library patrons and users. Check with Angie regarding available openings and days. It's a four-hour slot one day a week. This can be done for just a few months if desired.

The same is true for assisting in Beachcombers Books, the Friend's bookstore on the third floor. We need people to help staff the store and keep the doors open. Shifts are either 9 to 1 or 1 to 5. Leave a note for Pat and she'll call you or send an e-mail to and one of the Friend's will get in touch with you.

Loved Ones/Special Event

Memorials in the amount of $25, $50, $75, $100, etc. can be made in honor of a loved one or to commemorate a special event. Acknowledgements are sent to the donor and can also be sent to the person/family remembered or honored. If you are very satisfied with the library's services, try to leave a donation in the donation box in the foyer or on the top of the stairs on the second floor. Even coins are welcome, and multiple hands make a difference.

Library Hours

When you call 765-8162 or 765-8163 during closed hours, a message gives the open hours. Open hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5p.m.; Wednesday 9 to 7; and Saturday 9 to 1.



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