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Encore presentation, Art in Bloom and more at the Sanibel library

February 28, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Writer J. David Truby returns to the Sanibel Public Library on March 6 at 10 a.m. with an encore presentation of his "Dark Side Sanibel" - a humorous poke at the tourists, the elected, absentee owners, and other locals who make the island so out-loud funny.

At 2 p.m. March 6, check out the "Women of Note: Forgotten Prodigy" program. Portrayed by historical actor Damaris Peters-Pike, Mozart's talented older sister - Nannerl - will "talk" about her life and how she was not given a chance for fame because of her gender.

The Sanibel-Captiva Art League and Shell Island Garden Club will exhibit "Art in Bloom" - floral arrangements inspired by artwork and displayed with the coordinating art - on March 12 from noon to 5 p.m. It can also be viewed on March 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and n March 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Writer J. David Truby returns today, March 6, with an encore presentation of his “Dark Side Sanibel.”

The library also hosts the following weekly programs for children:

- Family Story Time: Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. For young readers and their caregivers, the program helps develop pre-reading skills through songs and stories.

- After-School Crew: Thursdays at 3 p.m. Children in kindergarten through third grade will enjoy favorite books, never-knew-existed books, games and crafts, with a snack provided.

- Reading to Bessie: Rain-free Thursdays from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Have fun reading to Bessie, a bearded collie and Reading Education Assistance Dog. Participants can sign up on the spot.

- After-School Clique: Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Geared for children in fourth through sixth grade, the group will craft, build, make and play, with books and a provided snack thrown in.

Library cards are available to residents of Sanibel and Lee County at no charge.

The Sanibel Public Library is open Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.

For more information, call 239-472-2483 or visit online at

The Sanibel Public Library is at 770 Dunlop Road.



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