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Upcoming Events...
Meet the Author Series
Punta Gorda Library
May 26, 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
May 26, 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
May 26, 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
May 27, 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
May 27, 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.

Master Gardeners
Englewood Charlotte Library
May 28, 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 household plants.  For information call 941.681.3736.

Book Discussion -- Dreamers and Deceivers by Glenn Beck
Punta Gorda Library
May 28, 4:00 PM


Cafe Philo
Punta Gorda Library
May 29, 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
Jun 2, 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
Jun 2, 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
Jun 2, 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
Jun 3, 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.

Hero from Another Land
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 4, 11:00 a.m.

Emad Eldin, a native Egyptian, economist and historian, will be sharing an interesting story of Prophet Muhammad, a courageous man with an exemplary character who challenged the backwardness of his society of Arabia that was engulfed in the darkness of paganism and immorality and was able to heroically institute a way of life that included human rights, brotherhood and equality amongst mankind.  For more information contact the library at 941.833.5460.


Early Bird Movies - American Sniper
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 4, 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
Jun 5, 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 Kick-Off
Englewood Charlotte Library
Jun 6, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us as we get summer off to a fantastic start! We are honoring our community heroes with lots of special guests and activities. Lots of fun for the whole family! For more information contact the library at 941.681.3736.

Summer Reading Kick-Off
Port Charlotte Library
Jun 6, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us as we get summer off to a fantastic start! We are honoring our community heroes with lots of special guests and activities. Lots of fun for the whole family! For more information contact the library at 941.764.5562.

Adult summer reading programs
Mid County Regional Library
Jun 6, 2:00 p.m. (Thursdays, June 25,July 2, 23 & 30, and Tuesday, July 14, 6:00 p.m.)

Get out of the heat and attend one of our book discussions for: Unbroken or American Gods. Additionally, attend a screening of the movies: Unbroken (pg-13), Guardians of the Galaxy (pg-13), and Lucy (R) to earn up to 4 entries in our grand prize drawing of a new e-reader. Pick up your reading log to record books, audiobooks, playaways, or e-books read and/or programs attended to earn tickets.  Light refreshments to be provided.  For more information contact the library at (941)613-3160

Summer Reading Kick-Off
Mid County Regional Library
Jun 6, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us as we get summer off to a fantastic start! We are honoring our community heroes with lots of special guests and activities. Lots of fun for the whole family! For more information contact the library at 941.613.3170.

Saturday Family Films--Hero 6
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 6, 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.

Summer Reading Kick-Off
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 6, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us as we get summer off to a fantastic start! We are honoring our community heroes with lots of special guests and activities. Lots of fun for the whole family! For more information contact the library at 941.833.5460.

Meet the Author Series
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 9, 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

Read & Feed
Port Charlotte Library
Jun 9, 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday 12p.m.)

Ages 18 & under are invited to join in the Read & Feed Program. Tuesday to Friday at 12:00 p.m.  June 9 - July 31st, 2015.  Come in for a free hot meal, library card, check out materials, enjoy learning centers, sewing, crafts, games, reading incentive rewards and more.   Special activities will be planned throughout the 8 weeks of programming. Every Friday after program... children 0-18 years will be provided with a First Book Give Away while supplies last. Parents must be with children during the program. 
For more information call 941.764.5562.

Genealogy Round Table
Port Charlotte Library
Jun 9, 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.

Summer Reading Program
Mid County Regional Library
Jun 9, 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 share fun stories, crafts, and activities all summer long. Ages 7 to 12. For more information contact the library at 941.613.3170.

Chess Club
Englewood Charlotte Library
Jun 9, 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.

Charlotte County Master Gardeners
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 10, 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.

Read & Feed
Port Charlotte Library
Jun 10, 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday 12p.m.)

Ages 18 & under are invited to join in the Read & Feed Program. Tuesday to Friday at 12:00 p.m.  June 9 - July 31st, 2015.  Come in for a free hot meal, library card, check out materials, enjoy learning centers, sewing, crafts, games, reading incentive rewards and more.   Special activities will be planned throughout the 8 weeks of programming. Every Friday after program... children 0-18 years will be provided with a First Book Give Away while supplies last. Parents must be with children during the program. 
For more information call 941.764.5562.

Summer Reading Program
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 10, 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 share fun stories, crafts, and activities all summer long. All ages welcome. For more information contact the library at 941.833.5460.

Cafe Philo
Englewood Charlotte Library
Jun 10, 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
Englewood Charlotte Library
Jun 11, 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.

Young Heroes Summer Storytime
Mid County Regional Library
Jun 11, 11:00 am - 12:00 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 share fun stories, songs, and activities all summer long. Ages birth to 6. For more information contact the library at 941.613.3170.

Read & Feed
Port Charlotte Library
Jun 11, 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday 12p.m.)

Ages 18 & under are invited to join in the Read & Feed Program. Tuesday to Friday at 12:00 p.m.  June 9 - July 31st, 2015.  Come in for a free hot meal, library card, check out materials, enjoy learning centers, sewing, crafts, games, reading incentive rewards and more.   Special activities will be planned throughout the 8 weeks of programming. Every Friday after program... children 0-18 years will be provided with a First Book Give Away while supplies last. Parents must be with children during the program. 
For more information call 941.764.5562.

What Are You Reading Today?
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 11, 1:30 PM

Reader's Advisory Group

Robin Hood - The Puppet Show
Englewood Charlotte Library
Jun 12, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration required. Call 941.681.3736 or Register Online..
Watch heroes come to life through the magic of puppetry!  Join us as we are swept away by these amazing creations.  Presented by Puppet World.  All ages are welcome. For more information please contact the library at 941-681-3736.

Cafe Philo
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 12, 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.

Read & Feed
Port Charlotte Library
Jun 12, 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday 12p.m.)

Ages 18 & under are invited to join in the Read & Feed Program. Tuesday to Friday at 12:00 p.m.  June 9 - July 31st, 2015.  Come in for a free hot meal, library card, check out materials, enjoy learning centers, sewing, crafts, games, reading incentive rewards and more.   Special activities will be planned throughout the 8 weeks of programming. Every Friday after program... children 0-18 years will be provided with a First Book Give Away while supplies last. Parents must be with children during the program. 
For more information call 941.764.5562.

Super Summer Performers
Port Charlotte Library
Jun 12, 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 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 941.764.5562.

Dog Tales
Mid County Regional Library
Jun 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration required. Call 941.613.3166 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. For more information contact the library at 941.613.3170.

Doctor Who Club
Englewood Charlotte Library
Jun 13, 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
Jun 16, 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

Read & Feed
Port Charlotte Library
Jun 16, 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday 12p.m.)

Ages 18 & under are invited to join in the Read & Feed Program. Tuesday to Friday at 12:00 p.m.  June 9 - July 31st, 2015.  Come in for a free hot meal, library card, check out materials, enjoy learning centers, sewing, crafts, games, reading incentive rewards and more.   Special activities will be planned throughout the 8 weeks of programming. Every Friday after program... children 0-18 years will be provided with a First Book Give Away while supplies last. Parents must be with children during the program. 
For more information call 941.764.5562.

Super Summer Performers
Mid County Regional Library
Jun 16, 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.

Alzheimer's Education Sessions
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 16, 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
Jun 16, 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
Jun 16, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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.

Read & Feed
Port Charlotte Library
Jun 17, 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday 12p.m.)

Ages 18 & under are invited to join in the Read & Feed Program. Tuesday to Friday at 12:00 p.m.  June 9 - July 31st, 2015.  Come in for a free hot meal, library card, check out materials, enjoy learning centers, sewing, crafts, games, reading incentive rewards and more.   Special activities will be planned throughout the 8 weeks of programming. Every Friday after program... children 0-18 years will be provided with a First Book Give Away while supplies last. Parents must be with children during the program. 
For more information call 941.764.5562.

Super Summer Performers
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 17, 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
Jun 17, 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
Jun 17, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come prepared to join in the discussion of Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis Participants are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the featured book.. For further information call 941.681.3736.

Read & Feed
Port Charlotte Library
Jun 18, 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday 12p.m.)

Ages 18 & under are invited to join in the Read & Feed Program. Tuesday to Friday at 12:00 p.m.  June 9 - July 31st, 2015.  Come in for a free hot meal, library card, check out materials, enjoy learning centers, sewing, crafts, games, reading incentive rewards and more.   Special activities will be planned throughout the 8 weeks of programming. Every Friday after program... children 0-18 years will be provided with a First Book Give Away while supplies last. Parents must be with children during the program. 
For more information call 941.764.5562.

Technology Tutors
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 18, 2:00 PM

Registration required. Call 941.833.5460 or Register Online..

Summer Reading Program
Englewood Charlotte Library
Jun 19, 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
Jun 19, 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.

Read & Feed
Port Charlotte Library
Jun 19, 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday 12p.m.)

Ages 18 & under are invited to join in the Read & Feed Program. Tuesday to Friday at 12:00 p.m.  June 9 - July 31st, 2015.  Come in for a free hot meal, library card, check out materials, enjoy learning centers, sewing, crafts, games, reading incentive rewards and more.   Special activities will be planned throughout the 8 weeks of programming. Every Friday after program... children 0-18 years will be provided with a First Book Give Away while supplies last. Parents must be with children during the program. 
For more information call 941.764.5562.

Summer Reading Program
Port Charlotte Library
Jun 19, 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.

Kid's Stuff
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 20, 10:00 AM

Childrens book writing group

Teen Book to Movie Discussion
Englewood Charlotte Library
Jun 20, 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 'Henry V' by Shakespeare.

Dog Tales
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 20, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Registration required, begins Jun 1. 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.

Teen Summer Program
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 20, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Registration required. Call 941.833.5460 or Register Online..
The library is the place to celebrate summer! Join us to create awesome summer projects. For teens and tweens aged 12 - 18. For more information contact the library at 941.833.5460.

Meet the Author Series
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 23, 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

Read & Feed
Port Charlotte Library
Jun 23, 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday 12p.m.)

Ages 18 & under are invited to join in the Read & Feed Program. Tuesday to Friday at 12:00 p.m.  June 9 - July 31st, 2015.  Come in for a free hot meal, library card, check out materials, enjoy learning centers, sewing, crafts, games, reading incentive rewards and more.   Special activities will be planned throughout the 8 weeks of programming. Every Friday after program... children 0-18 years will be provided with a First Book Give Away while supplies last. Parents must be with children during the program. 
For more information call 941.764.5562.

Summer Reading Program
Mid County Regional Library
Jun 23, 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 share fun stories, crafts, and activities all summer long. Ages 7 to 12. For more information contact the library at 941.613.3170.

Chess Club
Englewood Charlotte Library
Jun 23, 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.

Read & Feed
Port Charlotte Library
Jun 24, 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday 12p.m.)

Ages 18 & under are invited to join in the Read & Feed Program. Tuesday to Friday at 12:00 p.m.  June 9 - July 31st, 2015.  Come in for a free hot meal, library card, check out materials, enjoy learning centers, sewing, crafts, games, reading incentive rewards and more.   Special activities will be planned throughout the 8 weeks of programming. Every Friday after program... children 0-18 years will be provided with a First Book Give Away while supplies last. Parents must be with children during the program. 
For more information call 941.764.5562.

Summer Reading Program
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 24, 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 share fun stories, crafts, and activities all summer long. All ages welcome. For more information contact the library at 941.833.5460.

Cafe Philo
Englewood Charlotte Library
Jun 24, 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
Jun 24, 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.

Beach Story Time
Englewood Charlotte Library
Jun 25, 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.

Young Heroes Summer Storytime
Mid County Regional Library
Jun 25, 11:00 am - 12:00 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 share fun stories, songs, and activities all summer long. Ages birth to 6. For more information contact the library at 941.613.3170.

Read & Feed
Port Charlotte Library
Jun 25, 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday 12p.m.)

Ages 18 & under are invited to join in the Read & Feed Program. Tuesday to Friday at 12:00 p.m.  June 9 - July 31st, 2015.  Come in for a free hot meal, library card, check out materials, enjoy learning centers, sewing, crafts, games, reading incentive rewards and more.   Special activities will be planned throughout the 8 weeks of programming. Every Friday after program... children 0-18 years will be provided with a First Book Give Away while supplies last. Parents must be with children during the program. 
For more information call 941.764.5562.

Adult summer reading programs
Mid County Regional Library
Jun 25, 6:00 p.m. (Thursdays, June 25,July 2, 23 & 30, and Tuesday, July 14, 6:00 p.m.)

Get out of the heat and attend one of our book discussions for: Unbroken or American Gods. Additionally, attend a screening of the movies: Unbroken (pg-13), Guardians of the Galaxy (pg-13), and Lucy (R) to earn up to 4 entries in our grand prize drawing of a new e-reader. Pick up your reading log to record books, audiobooks, playaways, or e-books read and/or programs attended to earn tickets.  Light refreshments to be provided.  For more information contact the library at (941)613-3160

Book Discussion -- Dear Zari by Zarghuna Kargar
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 25, 4:00 p.m.


Book Discussion
Mid County Regional Library
Jun 25, 6:00 pm

This book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand focuses on the story of Louie Zamperini, a troubled youth who transforms himself into an Olympic runner. During World War II, Louie is captured and imprisoned by the Japanese. His heroic survival of this unthinkable ordeal provides the soul and inspiration of this book. Limited copies of this book are available on a first-come first-served basis. For more information contact the library at 941.613.3166

Crazy Baloon Show
Englewood Charlotte Library
Jun 26, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration required. Call 941.681.3736 or Register Online..
Have some summer fun with a baloon show.  Karen Climer, master baloon twister, will make some amazing creations.  Join us as she brings baloons to life while performing.  All ages are welcome. For more information please contact the library at 941.681.3736.

Cafe Philo
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 26, 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.

Read & Feed
Port Charlotte Library
Jun 26, 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday 12p.m.)

Ages 18 & under are invited to join in the Read & Feed Program. Tuesday to Friday at 12:00 p.m.  June 9 - July 31st, 2015.  Come in for a free hot meal, library card, check out materials, enjoy learning centers, sewing, crafts, games, reading incentive rewards and more.   Special activities will be planned throughout the 8 weeks of programming. Every Friday after program... children 0-18 years will be provided with a First Book Give Away while supplies last. Parents must be with children during the program. 
For more information call 941.764.5562.

Super Summer Performers
Port Charlotte Library
Jun 26, 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 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 941.764.5562.

Dog Tales
Mid County Regional Library
Jun 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration required. Call 941.613.3166 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. For more information contact the library at 941.613.3170.

Meet the Author Series
Punta Gorda Library
Jun 30, 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

Read & Feed
Port Charlotte Library
Jun 30, 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday 12p.m.)

Ages 18 & under are invited to join in the Read & Feed Program. Tuesday to Friday at 12:00 p.m.  June 9 - July 31st, 2015.  Come in for a free hot meal, library card, check out materials, enjoy learning centers, sewing, crafts, games, reading incentive rewards and more.   Special activities will be planned throughout the 8 weeks of programming. Every Friday after program... children 0-18 years will be provided with a First Book Give Away while supplies last. Parents must be with children during the program. 
For more information call 941.764.5562.

Genealogy Round Table
Port Charlotte Library
Jun 30, 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
Jun 30, 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.

Read & Feed
Port Charlotte Library
Jul 1, 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday 12p.m.)

Ages 18 & under are invited to join in the Read & Feed Program. Tuesday to Friday at 12:00 p.m.  June 9 - July 31st, 2015.  Come in for a free hot meal, library card, check out materials, enjoy learning centers, sewing, crafts, games, reading incentive rewards and more.   Special activities will be planned throughout the 8 weeks of programming. Every Friday after program... children 0-18 years will be provided with a First Book Give Away while supplies last. Parents must be with children during the program. 
For more information call 941.764.5562.

Cafe Philo
Englewood Charlotte Library
Jul 1, 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.

Make a Book Safe
Punta Gorda Library
Jul 2, 11:00 a.m.

Registration required. Call 941.833.5460 or Register Online..

Hide your valuables from the evil villains with this homemade book safe that upcycles old books for a new purpose.  Sign-up is required.
 


Read & Feed
Port Charlotte Library
Jul 2, 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday 12p.m.)

Ages 18 & under are invited to join in the Read & Feed Program. Tuesday to Friday at 12:00 p.m.  June 9 - July 31st, 2015.  Come in for a free hot meal, library card, check out materials, enjoy learning centers, sewing, crafts, games, reading incentive rewards and more.   Special activities will be planned throughout the 8 weeks of programming. Every Friday after program... children 0-18 years will be provided with a First Book Give Away while supplies last. Parents must be with children during the program. 
For more information call 941.764.5562.

Adult summer reading programs
Mid County Regional Library
Jul 2, 6:00 p.m. (Thursdays, June 25,July 2, 23 & 30, and Tuesday, July 14, 6:00 p.m.)

Get out of the heat and attend one of our book discussions for: Unbroken or American Gods. Additionally, attend a screening of the movies: Unbroken (pg-13), Guardians of the Galaxy (pg-13), and Lucy (R) to earn up to 4 entries in our grand prize drawing of a new e-reader. Pick up your reading log to record books, audiobooks, playaways, or e-books read and/or programs attended to earn tickets.  Light refreshments to be provided.  For more information contact the library at (941)613-3160

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.

Film Screening - Unbroken
Mid County Regional Library
Jul 2, 6:00 pm

This movie directed by Angelina Jolie, chronicles the life of Olympic runner Louie Zamperini, who survives a plane crash and then is captured by the Japanese and sent to a prisoner of war camp. For more information contact the library at 941.613.3166.

All Staff Training - Libraries Closed
Library Administration
Jul 3,

All Library Locations Closed for staff training.

Fourth of July Holiday - Libraries Closed
Library Administration
Jul 4,

All Library locations closed for 4th of July Holiday

Meet the Author Series
Punta Gorda Library
Jul 7, 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
Jul 7, 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.

Read & Feed
Port Charlotte Library
Jul 7, 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday 12p.m.)

Ages 18 & under are invited to join in the Read & Feed Program. Tuesday to Friday at 12:00 p.m.  June 9 - July 31st, 2015.  Come in for a free hot meal, library card, check out materials, enjoy learning centers, sewing, crafts, games, reading incentive rewards and more.   Special activities will be planned throughout the 8 weeks of programming. Every Friday after program... children 0-18 years will be provided with a First Book Give Away while supplies last. Parents must be with children during the program. 
For more information call 941.764.5562.

Super Summer Performers
Mid County Regional Library
Jul 7, 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
Jul 7, 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.

Charlotte County Master Gardeners
Punta Gorda Library
Jul 8, 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.

Super Summer Performers
Punta Gorda Library
Jul 8, 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
Jul 8, 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.

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