To register for programs, please call the host library or sign up at your local library. Library phone numbers and addresses can be found on the last page.
Pine Island Public Library
Boat Goat: Memories of Pine Island Sound Florida 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1 "Boat Goat's descriptions of the islands, schools, a fl oating hotel, the telling of A Hurricane Tale, and
a pirate story, help paint a picture of what life was like for folks in this isolated paradise." Come drift along with author, Capt. Kirk Walter, as he recounts his process of writing this fascinating book.
Art with Mel 11 a.m. Friday, May 11 Local artist Mel Meo will be at the Pine Island Public Library teaching and demonstrating her unique artistic style.
Book Discussion: Patricia Wood’s “The Lottery” 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24 Meet Perry L. Crandall, a mentally challenged man who
wins 12 million dollars in the lottery. This delightful, sweet, man-child, who assures you he is not retarded, is far smarter than those with acquired degrees. In Perry's world, we should all get what we want, and while life is not always that way, he makes us see how simple it is to get that which is truly worthwhile.
South County Regional Library
English Café 6 p.m. Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & June 6, 13, 20, 27 See page 5 for information.
Book Discussion: Tea Obreht’s “The Tiger’s Wife” 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10 With the former Yugoslavia now split in two, Natalia,
a doctor practicing in one country, crosses the border looking for answers to her grandfather’s death. Memories of Natalia’s childhood with him and his wife, a Muslim woman, haunt her as she remembers their time together. Through fl ashbacks, Obreht brings home the horror of war and its aftermath.
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS The Lee County Library
System encourages Kids & Teens to participate in another summer of fun-fi lled reading and exciting activities. The annual summer reading programs run from June 4 to July 28. Check your library for more details
HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR
3 p.m. Thursday, May 10 Captiva Memorial Library
1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14 East County Regional Library
2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 Lakes Regional Library
2 p.m. Thursday, May 3 North Fort Myers Public Library Not sure what to do if a hurricane is headed your way?
Join Lee County Emergency Management to fi nd out how to protect and prepare yourself, your home and pets during a hurricane.
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South County Regional Library
Foreign Film Series: “Eldorado” 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12 Yvan is a quick-tempered 40-year-old vintage car dealer while Elie is a young burglar and
ex-junkie. One day Yvan catches Elie trying to rob him. Instead of beating him up, he becomes strangely attached to him. Yvan and Elie are both nostalgic about lost relationships, which is what leads them to undertake a bizarre journey. Both are trying to fi nd the pieces of a puzzle that they want to put back together, but it might be too late.
Foreign Film Series: “August the First” 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9 It is the morning of Tunde's graduation party and things
are unraveling. Tunde has alienated his sister, Simisola. His older brother, Ade, persistently plagues him with criticism, and their mother has started drinking again. Unbeknownst to most, Tunde has orchestrated the return of his long estranged father, resurrecting unresolved family anguish against the backdrop of Tunde's celebration. As the day turns to night, old wounds are re-opened. Layer by layer, deception and half-truths are peeled away as secrets are uncovered.
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