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Upcoming Events...
Early Bird Movies - Selma
Punta Gorda Library
Jul 2, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We will feature a "new release" film monthly for adults. Movie categories include: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Foreign Films, and Fantasy. Program is free but seating is limited - first come, first seated. Snacks are provided by the Friends of the Punta Gorda Library. For more information contact the library at 941.833.5460.

Meet the Author Series
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 4, 10am ? 1pm (Wednesdays, Apr. 7 - Sep. 29, 10am ? 1pm)

What would a library be without authors?  This is an opportunity to meet local author, promote local talent, and engage readers in a variety of genres available in our area.  Each week a different author will be at our open table and will be available to sell and sign their books, as well as talk to the community about their writing and experiences.  Authors can sign up for a spot by contacting the librarian at 941.833.5460

Writers' Read
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 4, 11:00 AM

This is a new opportunity to meet and hear local writers reading their work.  Supported by the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County and with the help of the Punta Gorda Library, the Charlotte Harbor Writers will meet on the first Tuesday of every month from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and read their latest works. All those interested in writing, publishing or not are welcome to attend. Just as in Dickens' time when they met in the coffee houses of London, those who wish to can eat lunch together at one of Punta Gorda's wonderful restaurants. For further information call 833.5460.

Super Summer Performers
Mid County Regional Library
Aug 4, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Registration required. Call 941.613.3166 or Register Online.
The library is the place to celebrate summer! Following our summer reading theme of Every Hero Has a Story we will have visiting performers all summer long! Watch a magic show, see some reptiles up close and much more. All ages are welcome. For more information please contact the library at 941.613.3170.

Chess Club
Englewood Charlotte Library
Aug 4, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Weekly on Tuesday)

Registration required. Call 941.681.3736 or Register Online.
All ages and experience levels are invited to drop in for a game of chess. No experience necessary. For further information call 941.681.3736.

Heroes! The Event of the Summer!
Mid County Regional Library
Aug 4, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration required. Call 941.613.3166 or Register Online.

Super Summer Performers
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 5, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Registration required. Call 941.833.5460 or Register Online.
The library is the place to celebrate summer! Following our summer reading theme of Every Hero Has a Story we will have visiting performers all summer long! Watch a magic show, see some reptiles up close and much more. All ages are welcome. For more information please contact the library at 941.833.5460.

Cafe Philo
Englewood Charlotte Library
Aug 5, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Weekly on Wednesday)

This group gathers to have stimulating dialog about the larger questions of life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others. This is a partnership program with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

Beach Story Time

Aug 6, 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Come and enjoy a holiday themed craft and story. Program is at the Englewood Beach under pavilion # 3. For further information call 941.681.3736.

The Seminole People of Florida
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 6, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In the Seminole language, Ah-Ta-Thi-Ki means a place to learn, a place to remember. Come join the Punta Gorda Library and Van Samuels, Outreach Specialist from the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum in Clewiston, Florida, to learn about the history, culture, foods, and storytelling of the Seminole people. For more information contact the library at 941.833.5460.

Early Bird Movies - Spare Parts
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 6, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We will feature a "new release" film monthly for adults. Movie categories include: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Foreign Films, and Fantasy. Program is free but seating is limited - first come, first seated. Snacks are provided by the Friends of the Punta Gorda Library. For more information contact the library at 941.833.5460.

Summer Reading Program
Englewood Charlotte Library
Aug 7, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration required. Call 941.681.3736 or Register Online.
The library is the place to celebrate summer! Following our summer reading theme of Every Hero Has a Story we will share fun stories, crafts, and activities all summer long. All ages welcome. For more information contact the library at 941.681.3736.

Cafe Philo
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 7, 11:30am (Weekly on Friday)

This group gathers to have stimulating real dialogue about the larger questions of life in an informal setting for people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others. For further information call 941.833.5460. Cafe Philo is a co-sponsored program with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

Summer Reading Program
Port Charlotte Library
Aug 7, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Registration required. Call 941.764.5562 or Register Online.
The library is the place to celebrate summer! Following our summer reading theme of Every Hero Has a Story we will share fun stories, crafts, and activities all summer long. All ages welcome. For more information contact the library at 941.764.5562.  This week's theme is "Super Hero Training Camp!"

Doctor Who Club
Englewood Charlotte Library
Aug 8, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Registration required. Call 941.681.3736 or Register Online.
All ages. Calling all Whovians! Crafts, refreshments, discussions, and screenings! Costumes and fan art welcome. Registration is requested - for more information contact the library at 941.681.3736.

Honoring Our Greatest Generation: Punta Gorda Army Air Field 1942-1945
Mid County Regional Library
Aug 10, 10 a.m.

An exhibit honoring the Punta Gorda Army Air Field and its contributions in World War II.  Featuring photos from the U.S. Cleveland collection.  On display August 10 to November 12 in the fiction area

The Fighting Bailey Brothers

Aug 11, 10:00 a.m.

Registration required. Register Online.
Guest speaker, Scot Shively presents the awe-inspiring stories of the local Bailey brothers who became national heroes. All seven Bailey brothers served in our nation’s military during WWII and the Korean War. After military service, the brothers continued to be successful leaders in their community.

 
 

Meet the Author Series
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 11, 10am ? 1pm (Wednesdays, Apr. 7 - Sep. 29, 10am ? 1pm)

What would a library be without authors?  This is an opportunity to meet local author, promote local talent, and engage readers in a variety of genres available in our area.  Each week a different author will be at our open table and will be available to sell and sign their books, as well as talk to the community about their writing and experiences.  Authors can sign up for a spot by contacting the librarian at 941.833.5460

Genealogy Round Table
Port Charlotte Library
Aug 11, 1:00 pm (Monthly on the second and fourth Tuesday, until Aug 25, 2015)

The Charlotte County Genealogy Society recognizes the importance of providing education for the genealogist at all levels. Diving into family history can be an amazing adventure - one in which the learning never ends. Whether you're a genealogy novice just looking to learn a little bit more about your ancestors of the meaning of your last name, or a more experienced researcher wanting to explore new horizons, you'll find guidance to help you on the way. For more information contact the library at 941.764.5562.

Chess Club
Englewood Charlotte Library
Aug 11, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Weekly on Tuesday)

Registration required. Call 941.681.3736 or Register Online.
All ages and experience levels are invited to drop in for a game of chess. No experience necessary. For further information call 941.681.3736.

Insurgent Book to Movie Discussion
Mid County Regional Library
Aug 11, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Registration required. Call 941.613.3166 or Register Online.

Charlotte County Master Gardeners
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 12, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Monthly on the second Wednesday)

? Have a gardening question? Master Gardeners are available to answer questions on gardening, tree and shrub care, lawn care and household pests. For information call 941.833.5460.

Cafe Philo
Englewood Charlotte Library
Aug 12, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Weekly on Wednesday)

This group gathers to have stimulating dialog about the larger questions of life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others. This is a partnership program with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

What Are You Reading Today?
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 13, 1:30 PM

Reader's Advisory Group

Cafe Philo
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 14, 11:30am (Weekly on Friday)

This group gathers to have stimulating real dialogue about the larger questions of life in an informal setting for people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others. For further information call 941.833.5460. Cafe Philo is a co-sponsored program with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

Kid's Stuff
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 15, 10:00 AM

Childrens book writing group

Teen Book to Movie Discussion
Englewood Charlotte Library
Aug 15, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Registration required. Call 941.681.3736 or Register Online.
Teens aged 13 - 19 are invited to pick up a copy of the book that inspired a Hollywood blockbuster. Then come and watch the film with us & discuss the movie afterward. Popcorn will be served! Books are available at the Information Desk. Book this month is 'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist' by Rachel Cohn.

Dog Tales
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 15, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Registration required. Call 941.833.5460 or Register Online.
?This fun program is open to children ages 4 and up. It allows children to read aloud to a pet therapy animal to build oral literacy skills while having a great time! Registration is encouraged to secure a time slot, call 941.833.5460.

Duct Tape Revolution
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 15, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Registration required. Call 941.833.5460 or Register Online.
Crafting with Duct Tape is for more than wallets!  Join us to use Super Hero Duct Tape to walk out with some amazing creations!  For teens and tweens 10 and up.  Registration is required by 8/13.  For more information contact the library at 941.833.5460.

Meet the Author Series
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 18, 10am ? 1pm (Wednesdays, Apr. 7 - Sep. 29, 10am ? 1pm)

What would a library be without authors?  This is an opportunity to meet local author, promote local talent, and engage readers in a variety of genres available in our area.  Each week a different author will be at our open table and will be available to sell and sign their books, as well as talk to the community about their writing and experiences.  Authors can sign up for a spot by contacting the librarian at 941.833.5460

Alzheimer's Education Sessions
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 18, 2:00 PM

The Alzheimer's Association of Southwest Florida will present monthly sessions on caregivers, routines, and additional topics to help those dealing with Alzheimer's in their families. The Alzheimer's Association of Florida Gulf Coast Chapter will present a caregiver workshop. For further information, call 941.833.5460

Chess Club
Englewood Charlotte Library
Aug 18, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Weekly on Tuesday)

Registration required. Call 941.681.3736 or Register Online.
All ages and experience levels are invited to drop in for a game of chess. No experience necessary. For further information call 941.681.3736.

Get Your Game On
Mid County Regional Library
Aug 18, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Registration required. Call 941.613.3166 or Register Online.
Here’s the chance for teens and tweens ages 12-18 to come into the library and play their favorite video games. Wii, PlayStation, and Xbox gaming systems are available, and teens get the opportunity to compete with others. For more information contact the library at 941.613.3170.

Cafe Philo
Englewood Charlotte Library
Aug 19, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Weekly on Wednesday)

This group gathers to have stimulating dialog about the larger questions of life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others. This is a partnership program with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

Third Wednesday Book Club
Englewood Charlotte Library
Aug 19, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come prepared to join in the discussion of I am Pilgrm by Terry Hayes.  Participants are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the featured book.. For further information call 941.681.3736.

Technology Tutors
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 20, 2:00 PM

Registration required. Call 941.833.5460 or Register Online.

Back to School Night
Englewood Charlotte Library
Aug 20, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

An introduction to library resources available to school age patrons. Program will include a library tour as well as information on using the library catalog, accessing library databases, evaluating websites, getting homework help and more. For more information contact the library at 941.681.3736.

Cafe Philo
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 21, 11:30am (Weekly on Friday)

This group gathers to have stimulating real dialogue about the larger questions of life in an informal setting for people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others. For further information call 941.833.5460. Cafe Philo is a co-sponsored program with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

Meet the Author Series
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 25, 10am ? 1pm (Wednesdays, Apr. 7 - Sep. 29, 10am ? 1pm)

What would a library be without authors?  This is an opportunity to meet local author, promote local talent, and engage readers in a variety of genres available in our area.  Each week a different author will be at our open table and will be available to sell and sign their books, as well as talk to the community about their writing and experiences.  Authors can sign up for a spot by contacting the librarian at 941.833.5460

Genealogy Round Table
Port Charlotte Library
Aug 25, 1:00 pm (Monthly on the second and fourth Tuesday, until Aug 25, 2015)

The Charlotte County Genealogy Society recognizes the importance of providing education for the genealogist at all levels. Diving into family history can be an amazing adventure - one in which the learning never ends. Whether you're a genealogy novice just looking to learn a little bit more about your ancestors of the meaning of your last name, or a more experienced researcher wanting to explore new horizons, you'll find guidance to help you on the way. For more information contact the library at 941.764.5562.

Chess Club
Englewood Charlotte Library
Aug 25, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Weekly on Tuesday)

Registration required. Call 941.681.3736 or Register Online.
All ages and experience levels are invited to drop in for a game of chess. No experience necessary. For further information call 941.681.3736.

Cafe Philo
Englewood Charlotte Library
Aug 26, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Weekly on Wednesday)

This group gathers to have stimulating dialog about the larger questions of life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others. This is a partnership program with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

Kids Got Game
Mid County Regional Library
Aug 26, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Here's the chance for kids 8 - 12 years to come into the library and play games. Wii, PlayStation 4, and Xbox 360 gaming systems are available, as well as board games and legos. Kids get the opportunity to compete against other kids, while learning skills through the selected games. For information call 941.613.3170.

Book Discussion -- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 27, 4:00 p.m.


Cafe Philo
Punta Gorda Library
Aug 28, 11:30am (Weekly on Friday)

This group gathers to have stimulating real dialogue about the larger questions of life in an informal setting for people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others. For further information call 941.833.5460. Cafe Philo is a co-sponsored program with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

Meet the Author Series
Punta Gorda Library
Sep 1, 10am ? 1pm (Wednesdays, Apr. 7 - Sep. 29, 10am ? 1pm)

What would a library be without authors?  This is an opportunity to meet local author, promote local talent, and engage readers in a variety of genres available in our area.  Each week a different author will be at our open table and will be available to sell and sign their books, as well as talk to the community about their writing and experiences.  Authors can sign up for a spot by contacting the librarian at 941.833.5460

Writers' Read
Punta Gorda Library
Sep 1, 11:00 AM

This is a new opportunity to meet and hear local writers reading their work.  Supported by the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County and with the help of the Punta Gorda Library, the Charlotte Harbor Writers will meet on the first Tuesday of every month from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and read their latest works. All those interested in writing, publishing or not are welcome to attend. Just as in Dickens' time when they met in the coffee houses of London, those who wish to can eat lunch together at one of Punta Gorda's wonderful restaurants. For further information call 833.5460.

Chess Club
Englewood Charlotte Library
Sep 1, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Weekly on Tuesday)

Registration required. Call 941.681.3736 or Register Online.
All ages and experience levels are invited to drop in for a game of chess. No experience necessary. For further information call 941.681.3736.

Marking the End of WWII
Punta Gorda Library
Sep 2, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 941.833.5460 or Register Online.
This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII! This presentation follows the events surrounding the official surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945 and its impact on the world.
 
 

Cafe Philo
Englewood Charlotte Library
Sep 2, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Weekly on Wednesday)

This group gathers to have stimulating dialog about the larger questions of life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others. This is a partnership program with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

How to Save Money with Couponing
Punta Gorda Library
Sep 3, 11:00 AM

Registration required. Call 941.833.5460 or Register Online.
Couponing Seminar

Early Bird Movies - Mortdecai
Punta Gorda Library
Sep 3, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We will feature a "new release" film monthly for adults. Movie categories include: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Foreign Films, and Fantasy. Program is free but seating is limited - first come, first seated. Snacks are provided by the Friends of the Punta Gorda Library. For more information contact the library at 941.833.5460.

Cafe Philo
Punta Gorda Library
Sep 4, 11:30am (Weekly on Friday)

This group gathers to have stimulating real dialogue about the larger questions of life in an informal setting for people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others. For further information call 941.833.5460. Cafe Philo is a co-sponsored program with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

Saturday Family Films--Paddington Bear
Punta Gorda Library
Sep 5, 2:00 p.m.

We will feature a "new release" monthly for children and families. Movie categories include: Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Super Heroes and Fantasy. Program is free but seating is limited.  First come, first seated. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Punta Gorda Library. For more information contact the library at 941.833.5460.

Meet the Author Series
Punta Gorda Library
Sep 8, 10am ? 1pm (Wednesdays, Apr. 7 - Sep. 29, 10am ? 1pm)

What would a library be without authors?  This is an opportunity to meet local author, promote local talent, and engage readers in a variety of genres available in our area.  Each week a different author will be at our open table and will be available to sell and sign their books, as well as talk to the community about their writing and experiences.  Authors can sign up for a spot by contacting the librarian at 941.833.5460

Chess Club
Englewood Charlotte Library
Sep 8, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Weekly on Tuesday)

Registration required. Call 941.681.3736 or Register Online.
All ages and experience levels are invited to drop in for a game of chess. No experience necessary. For further information call 941.681.3736.

Teen Advisory Board
Mid County Regional Library
Sep 8, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The teen advisory board is for teens and tweens ages 12-18. They offer book recommendations, program ideas and assistance for the library. Volunteer hours can be earned through the program with additional volunteer hours available to teens that wish to assist in hosting program at the library. For more information contact the library at 941.613.3170.

Charlotte County Master Gardeners
Punta Gorda Library
Sep 9, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Monthly on the second Wednesday)

? Have a gardening question? Master Gardeners are available to answer questions on gardening, tree and shrub care, lawn care and household pests. For information call 941.833.5460.

Cafe Philo
Englewood Charlotte Library
Sep 9, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Weekly on Wednesday)

This group gathers to have stimulating dialog about the larger questions of life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others. This is a partnership program with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

What Are You Reading Today?
Punta Gorda Library
Sep 10, 1:30 PM

Reader's Advisory Group

Cafe Philo
Punta Gorda Library
Sep 11, 11:30am (Weekly on Friday)

This group gathers to have stimulating real dialogue about the larger questions of life in an informal setting for people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others. For further information call 941.833.5460. Cafe Philo is a co-sponsored program with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

Doctor Who Club
Englewood Charlotte Library
Sep 12, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Registration required. Call 941.681.3736 or Register Online.
All ages. Calling all Whovians! Crafts, refreshments, discussions, and screenings! Costumes and fan art welcome. Registration is requested - for more information contact the library at 941.681.3736.

Meet the Author Series
Punta Gorda Library
Sep 15, 10am ? 1pm (Wednesdays, Apr. 7 - Sep. 29, 10am ? 1pm)

What would a library be without authors?  This is an opportunity to meet local author, promote local talent, and engage readers in a variety of genres available in our area.  Each week a different author will be at our open table and will be available to sell and sign their books, as well as talk to the community about their writing and experiences.  Authors can sign up for a spot by contacting the librarian at 941.833.5460

Alzheimer's Education Sessions
Punta Gorda Library
Sep 15, 2:00 PM

The Alzheimer's Association of Southwest Florida will present monthly sessions on caregivers, routines, and additional topics to help those dealing with Alzheimer's in their families. The Alzheimer's Association of Florida Gulf Coast Chapter will present a caregiver workshop. For further information, call 941.833.5460

Chess Club
Englewood Charlotte Library
Sep 15, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Weekly on Tuesday)

Registration required. Call 941.681.3736 or Register Online.
All ages and experience levels are invited to drop in for a game of chess. No experience necessary. For further information call 941.681.3736.

Get Your Game On
Mid County Regional Library
Sep 15, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Registration required. Call 941.613.3166 or Register Online.
Here’s the chance for teens and tweens ages 12-18 to come into the library and play their favorite video games. Wii, PlayStation 4, and Xbox gaming systems are available, and teens get the opportunity to compete with others. For more information contact the library at 941.613.3170.

Get Your Game On
Mid County Regional Library
Sep 15, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Registration required. Call 941.613.3166 or Register Online.
Here’s the chance for teens and tweens ages 12-18 to come into the library and play their favorite video games. Wii, PlayStation 4, and Xbox gaming systems are available, and teens get the opportunity to compete with others. For more information contact the library at 941.613.3170.

Cafe Philo
Englewood Charlotte Library
Sep 16, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Weekly on Wednesday)

This group gathers to have stimulating dialog about the larger questions of life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others. This is a partnership program with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

Third Wednesday Book Club
Englewood Charlotte Library
Sep 16, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come prepared to join in the discussion of Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King.  Participants are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the featured book.. For further information call 941.681.3736.

Technology Tutors
Punta Gorda Library
Sep 17, 2:00 PM

Registration required. Call 941.833.5460 or Register Online.

Cafe Philo
Punta Gorda Library
Sep 18, 11:30am (Weekly on Friday)

This group gathers to have stimulating real dialogue about the larger questions of life in an informal setting for people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others. For further information call 941.833.5460. Cafe Philo is a co-sponsored program with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

Kid's Stuff
Punta Gorda Library
Sep 19, 10:00 AM

Childrens book writing group

Teen Book to Movie Discussion
Englewood Charlotte Library
Sep 19, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Registration required. Call 941.681.3736 or Register Online.
Teens aged 13 - 19 are invited to pick up a copy of the book that inspired a Hollywood blockbuster. Then come and watch the film with us & discuss the movie afterward. Popcorn will be served! Books are available at the Information Desk. Book this month is 'Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life' by Bryan O'Malley.

A Pirate's Life For Me

Sep 19, 1:00p.m. - 3:30p.m.

Leave the landlubbers behind and join us for a day of pirate adventure! 
Join the presentation on “Pirates, Shipwrecks & Treasure” by Cpt. Mike Daniels as he explains his most renowned discoveries including Blackbeard’s pirate ship the Queen Anne’s Revenge! Discover local legends of piracy and the history of our area during the Golden Age of Piracy!

Meet the Author Series
Punta Gorda Library
Sep 22, 10am ? 1pm (Wednesdays, Apr. 7 - Sep. 29, 10am ? 1pm)

What would a library be without authors?  This is an opportunity to meet local author, promote local talent, and engage readers in a variety of genres available in our area.  Each week a different author will be at our open table and will be available to sell and sign their books, as well as talk to the community about their writing and experiences.  Authors can sign up for a spot by contacting the librarian at 941.833.5460

Chess Club
Englewood Charlotte Library
Sep 22, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Weekly on Tuesday)

Registration required. Call 941.681.3736 or Register Online.
All ages and experience levels are invited to drop in for a game of chess. No experience necessary. For further information call 941.681.3736.

Cafe Philo
Englewood Charlotte Library
Sep 23, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Weekly on Wednesday)

This group gathers to have stimulating dialog about the larger questions of life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others. This is a partnership program with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

Kids Got Game
Mid County Regional Library
Sep 23, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Here's the chance for kids 8 - 12 years to come into the library and play games. Wii, PlayStation 4, and Xbox 360 gaming systems are available, as well as board games and legos. Kids get the opportunity to compete against other kids, while learning skills through the selected games. For information call 941.613.3170.

Cafe Philo
Punta Gorda Library
Sep 25, 11:30am (Weekly on Friday)

This group gathers to have stimulating real dialogue about the larger questions of life in an informal setting for people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others. For further information call 941.833.5460. Cafe Philo is a co-sponsored program with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

Meet the Author Series
Punta Gorda Library
Sep 29, 10am ? 1pm (Wednesdays, Apr. 7 - Sep. 29, 10am ? 1pm)

What would a library be without authors?  This is an opportunity to meet local author, promote local talent, and engage readers in a variety of genres available in our area.  Each week a different author will be at our open table and will be available to sell and sign their books, as well as talk to the community about their writing and experiences.  Authors can sign up for a spot by contacting the librarian at 941.833.5460

Chess Club
Englewood Charlotte Library
Sep 29, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Weekly on Tuesday)

Registration required. Call 941.681.3736 or Register Online.
All ages and experience levels are invited to drop in for a game of chess. No experience necessary. For further information call 941.681.3736.

Cafe Philo
Englewood Charlotte Library
Sep 30, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Weekly on Wednesday)

This group gathers to have stimulating dialog about the larger questions of life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others. This is a partnership program with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

Master Gardeners
Englewood Charlotte Library
Oct 1, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have a gardening question?  Master Gardeners are available to answer questions on gardening, tree and shrub care, lawn care and pests.

Bricks 4 Kidz! Battle Bots!
Mid County Regional Library
Oct 1, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. (October 1, November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 3)

Registration required, begins Sep 1. Call 941.613.3166 or Register Online.
 Discover robotics during B4K's Battle-Bot Workshop.  Students teams will design, build & deploy their own creations head-to-head arena style battle. This program is for ages 12 - 18.

Florida Archaeology Programs
Englewood Charlotte Library
Oct 2, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us as the Florida Public Archaeology Network speakers present a different Florida archeology topic on the first Friday of each month. This program is sponsored by the Southwest Region of the Florida Public Archeology Network and the Friends of the Englewood Charlotte Library.  Speakers are Melissa Timo and Dr. Michele Williams.
This month's topic is: Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Boat: The Archaeology of Booze and Beverages. 

Elementary STEM Fun
Englewood Charlotte Library
Oct 2, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Registration required. Call 941.681.3736 or Register Online.
Join us as we celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at the library!  Children in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade and their caregiver are welcome to experiment with us, and learn in the process.  See the graphic for the theme each month.  Space is limited and registratioin is required to guarantee a space.

Preschool Academy
Mid County Regional Library
Oct 5, 10:30 - 11:30 (October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14, January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11)

Registration required, begins Sep 1. Call 941.613.3166 or Register Online.
Preschool Academy is for children 3 to 5 years of age. We will be focusing on developing school readiness skills, as well as fostering a love of literature. Academy includes a combination of stories, rhymes, songs/finger plays, craft, and special guests. Your child must be 3 years old by September 1, 2015 to register.

Bouncing Baby's Birth to walkers with an adult. Music, movements, games and fun.
Mid County Regional Library
Oct 6, 10:15 to 10:45 (October 6,13,20,27 November 10,17 January 5,12,19,26 February 9,16,23 March 1,15,22,29)

Registration required, begins Sep 1. Call 941.613.3166 or Register Online.

Toddler Time Children 2 to 3 years old with afavorite adult are encouraged to come and share books, music and activities related to early childhood literacy.
Mid County Regional Library
Oct 6, 11:15 - 11:45 (October 6,13,27 November 10,17 January 5,12,19,26 February 9,16,23, March 1,15,22,29)

Registration required, begins Sep 1. Call 941.613.3166 or Register Online.

Cafe Philo
Englewood Charlotte Library
Oct 7, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This group gathers to have stimulating dialog about the larger questions of life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others. This is a partnership program with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

Bricks 4 Kidz: Lego Engineering Program.
Mid County Regional Library
Oct 7, 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. (October 7, November 4, December 2 January 6, February 3, March 2, April 6, May 4)

Registration required, begins Sep 1. Call 941.613.3166 or Register Online.
Build exciting models with moving parts out of Legos! This program for kid's ages 5 to 11 builds their imagination and creativity as they assembe amazing Lego kits.

Master Gardeners
Englewood Charlotte Library
Oct 8, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have a gardening question?  Master Gardeners are available to answer questions on gardening, tree and shrub care, lawn care and pests.

Pre-School Story Time!
Mid County Regional Library
Oct 8, 11:00 - 11:45 (October 8,15,22,29 November 12,19 January 7,14,21,28 February 11,18,25 March 3,17,24,31)

Registration required, begins Sep 1. Call 941.613.3166 or Register Online.
This program, for children 4 to 6 years old, is designed to improve listening and group interaction skills through stories, movement activities, music and dramatic play.

Preschool Learning Adventure
Englewood Charlotte Library
Oct 9, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Registration required. Call 941.681.3736 or Register Online.
Children ages birth to 6 years with a favorite adult have fun with engaging books, songs, and activities as they build pre-literacy skills.  Registration required.

Star Wars Reads Day
Englewood Charlotte Library
Oct 10, 10:00 AM

Join us for an event that's bound to be Out of This World!

Doctor Who Club
Englewood Charlotte Library
Oct 10, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Registration required. Call 941.681.3736 or Register Online.
All ages. Calling all Whovians! Crafts, refreshments, discussions, and screenings! Costumes and fan art welcome. Registration is requested - for more information contact the library at 941.681.3736.

Bouncing Baby's Birth to walkers with an adult. Music, movements, games and fun.
Mid County Regional Library
Oct 13, 10:15 to 10:45 (October 6,13,20,27 November 10,17 January 5,12,19,26 February 9,16,23 March 1,15,22,29)

Registration required, begins Sep 1. Call 941.613.3166 or Register Online.

Toddler Time Children 2 to 3 years old with afavorite adult are encouraged to come and share books, music and activities related to early childhood literacy.
Mid County Regional Library
Oct 13, 11:15 - 11:45 (October 6,13,27 November 10,17 January 5,12,19,26 February 9,16,23, March 1,15,22,29)

Registration required, begins Sep 1. Call 941.613.3166 or Register Online.

Charlotte County Master Gardeners
Punta Gorda Library
Oct 14, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Monthly on the second Wednesday)

? Have a gardening question? Master Gardeners are available to answer questions on gardening, tree and shrub care, lawn care and household pests. For information call 941.833.5460.

Cafe Philo
Englewood Charlotte Library
Oct 14, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This group gathers to have stimulating dialog about the larger questions of life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others. This is a partnership program with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County.

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