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Book signings, special Bedtime Storytime set for the Sanibel library

March 13, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The Sanibel Public Library recently announced its upcoming programs for adults and youth.

On March 18, Mark Litzsinger will talk about his book, "Out of the Shadows: A Journey of Recovery From Depression," at 2 p.m. His book provides suggestions for patients and medical professionals, plus how families and friends can best help loved ones suffering from depression.

A book signing with Deborah Gang will take place on March 19 at 2 p.m. Gang was a practicing psychologist specializing in family relations for 30 years. "The Half-Life of Everything" is a fictional story of David, a happily-married man who watches his wife, Kate, disappear into Alzheimer's as he falls in love with someone else.

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Mark Litzsinger will talk about his book, “Out of the Shadows: A Journey of Recovery From Depression,” on March 18.

On March 20, local authors Charles LeBuff and Betty Anholt will talk about their new book, "Protecting Sanibel & Captiva - The Conservation Story," at 2 p.m. The book reviews the evolution of the islands' conservation ethic and how it perseveres even today.

Debbie Hughes, senior horticulturist for the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, will offer tips on getting higher yields in one's vegetable container gardens on March 21 at 2 p.m.

In addition, the Sanibel-Captiva Art League and Shell Island Garden Club's exhibit called "Art in Bloom" - which are floral arrangements inspired by artwork and displayed with the coordinating art - is on display today, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on March 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The library also hosts the following weekly programs for children:

n 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.

n After-School Clique: Wednesdays 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.

n 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.

n 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.

In addition, a special Bedtime Storytime will take place on March 21 at 7 p.m. For infants through elementary-age, children can wear jammies, bring a teddy bear, and enjoy stories and a few cookies.

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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