The Cauldron – Lew Paper.A very interesting history of the U.S. ambassador to Japan for 10 years before WW2, Joe Grew. It covers the details of his interaction with the U.S. state department & president Roosevelt. There was a lot of omission & deceit (lies) in information passed on to him. *****
Caste – Isabel Wilkerson. Instead of seeing racism she sees divisions as caste comparing the caste systems in India, The U.S. & Germany. The bottom rung in India is Dalits (untouchables,) In the U.S it is African American, & in Germany it is Jews. There are various castes from top to bottom & she gives many examples of the different castes in the U.S. **
The Hilarious World of Depression – John Moe. The author has a popular podcast with the same title. The book has many stories about depression & attempts to explain the many possible symptoms of depression. ***
El Jefe The Stalking of Chapo Guzman – Alan Feuer. An inside look at the people in agencies in the U.S. & Mexico attempting to capture Guzman. Interesting look at his organization, operations, 2 escapes from prison, his family & friends. Also looks at the various people trying to capture him. ****
Demystifing Hospice – Karen J. Clayton. A Hospice social worker gives many inside stories of patients & caregivers of people in Hospice care at home. ***
Anatomy of Pain – Dr. Abdul Ghaahq Lalhen. This is a tough read with a lot of medical information but very interesting. He covers a lot of methods of treating pain with new developments over the last 20 years. ****
Hunting Whitey – Casey Sherman & Dave Wedge. The inside story of Whitey Bulger, a famous Boston crime boss who committed 19 murders. It details all the places he went to & lived while being pursued by law enforcement. Covers his criminal acts from a young age to going into hiding & then getting killed in prison at 85. ****
The Last Days of John Lennon – James Patterson/Casey Sherman/Dave Wedge. A biography of Lennon & the history of the Beatles with a description of his killer’s thoughts, personality & actions prior to killing Lennon. Lots of stories about the Beatles & other musicians. *****
Let’s Never Talk About This Again – Sara Faith Alterman. Starts out slow, but becomes a really good memoir with lots of humor. Mostly about her father, but also includes many other characters in her life. Some sad parts, too, with her father dying from Alzheimer’s at the end. *****
The Spider – Barry Levine. The story of Jeffrey Epstein & Ghislaine Maxwell. A lot of new information about the details of their lives, many of their famous friends and the crimes they were involved in (traffiking young girls & women.) ***
Frontier Follies – Ree Drummond. A very good memoir of her life after marriage, living on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma. Lots of real life situations & humor. ****
Live Free Or Die – Sean Hannity. The title is overly dramatic. A review of the Trump administration with an inside look at political actions throughout government, the liberal press, and the conservative press. He goes into a lot of details behind the scenes in government. **
The Three C’s That Made America Great – Mike Huckabee/Steve Feazel. Christanity – Capitalism – Constitution. A very informative read about the 3 topics from a conservative point of few. Reasoned versions of the 3 topics without name calling or abusive language. Very educational reading for all. *****
The End of Everything (Astrophysically speaking) – Katie Mack. This is about the physics of the universe. A challenging read about the beginning of the universe to what physicists expect will possibly be the end of the universe. Lots of theories about dark space, dark energy & the solar system. Be prepared to take nap breaks ****
Talking to Goats (Greatest Of All Time) – Jim Gray. He tells about his interviews & relationships with many sports figures, including Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Mohammad Ali, Michael Phelps, Mike Tyson, Lebron James, Tom Brady, Shaq, Jack Nicholson, Ron Artest, several presidents & many others. *****
A Very Punchable Face – Colin Jost. Head writer on Saturday Night live writes a very funny memoir about his life at SNL & also various adventures with his co-workers. ****
Greenlights – Matthew McConaughey. Very well written memoir with humor & wisdom. He reveals a lot about his personal life from young to present. Also includes a lot of stories about his adventures in exotic places that he has visited & his acting career. *****
Tombstone – Tom Calvin. A well researched page turner about the early history of the west. It goes into great detail about many characters that you probably have never heard of before. It covers the personalities of them, their wives & friends. *****
Blackout – Candace Owens. An informative book on how government policies keep minorities on welfare programs, not encouraging or allowing them to lead productive, successful lives. She gives many examples of these policies & names programs & politicians that promote them. ****
Overkill – Paul A. Offit, MD. This book will blow you away with all the false claims about modern medicine. He writes about operations that really have no effect in controlled studies, The same for many prescribed medications, & most supplements. *****
Tails and Tales, Lee County Library System’s 2021 summer reading program for all ages, kicks off June 14.
Participants are encouraged to explore their imagination through reading and learning adventures about wildlife and folktales. The summer reading program offers engaging virtual events, weekly “Grab and Go” activity kits, reading and activity challenges and prizes.
For students, reading over summer break can help prevent the learning loss known as the “summer slump” and keep kids on track for the upcoming school year. The purpose of the program is to spark curiosity in even the most reluctant reader by offering activities and reading challenges that are fun and engaging.
During the six-week program, the library is offering virtual programs for pre-K, children, teens and adults.
To find out more about the Tails and Tales summer reading program, click here.
The Cape Coral Police Department, Cape Coral Fire Department, Cape Coral Yacht Club Pool and Parks and Recreation will be coordinating the Water Safety Day Event on Saturday, June 5th 2021 from 10 am – 1 pm at the Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom.
This will be the 8th Annual event which promotes all aspects of water safety in our community. We are reaching out to children and their parents in an effort to educate them in a fun and interesting way.
Sadly, the impetus for this event was the many drownings of toddlers in pools in Cape Coral. We hope by holding such an event raises awareness in our community of the dangers that go along with recreational water use, in a way that makes for a really fun day for the kids!
Some of the day’s events will be:
Paddling Safety Demo
Safety Precautions Around the Pool
Life Jacket Fittings (waiting on this)
Rescue Dive Gear
“Passport Cards” to be completed at each table where kids learn a water safety lesson
Prizes and Giveaways (Poster Contest/Passport Card Winners/Raffles)
Breath – James Nestor. This is a medical science book all about breathing and it’s effects on our health & bodies. It covers many different ways of breathing and describes the effects physically on our bodies, brains, & organs. Very interesting and informative. ****
The Book Of Humans – Adam Rutherford. This is an amazing book about the evolution of everything. In easy to understand terms, he writes about the evolution of animals, mammals, language, & humans. Some of the medical details get complicated, but the chapters on sexual behavior are a hoot. *****
Code Name Madeline – Arthur J. Magida. This is a biography of Noor Inayat Khan. Her father traveled the world teaching/preaching the Muslim Sufi religion. She was a native of India & joined the British Special Operations Executive ((SOE) as a radio operator in the French underground. Their average life there was 6-8 weeks. She lasted almost 2 yrs, killed by the Germans 3 days after D day. ***
Paper Bullets – Jeffrey H. Jackson. The story of Lucy Schowb & Suzanne Malherbe, aka as Claude Cahun & Marcel Moore. Two French lesbian women living on the British Island Jersey during WW2. They planted paper notes all over the island condemning the Nazis. They were captured & spent time as POW’s before the war finally ended. **
You Look So Much Better In Person – Al Roker. NBC Today Show weatherman & Co-host tells stories about his life from childhood through today. Many interesting stories his fans will like. Sort of a mini biography. **
The Madwoman & The Roomba – Sandra Tsing Loh. Her story of life as a single divorced mom of pre-teen & teenaged daughters. Quite a bit of humor. Probably appreciated more by women than men.***
Citizen Mack – Senator Connie Mack. A memoir by Connie Mack, a Cape Coral resident. His grandfather owned & coached The Philadelphia Phillies for MANY years. This Connie was a banker, representative in congress, then a senator. After that, the most interesting part of his life was his involvement with the Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa. ****
The Second Life of Tiger Woods – Michael Bamberger. A definite for golf fans. He covers Tiger’s life from childhood to present. More details after his comeback, including details of many different golf rounds by each hole. Also discusses his relationships with other golfers. ***
The Gutfeld Monologues – Greg Gutfeld. A collection of his monologues from the Tv program The Five. Mostly political with some sarcasm. He has added a lot of side comments in the book. **
Trumpty Dumpty – John Lithgow. This is a short book of poems slamming Trump & anyone in his administration. Some are pretty clever. **
Moms Splash Free May 8-9 with Purchase of Regular Child Admission
Sun Splash Family Waterpark is offering free admission to moms during Mother’s Day Weekend, May 8-9, with the purchase of a regular priced child or teen General Admission ticket.
In addition to regular operating hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun Splash will host its first “Family Slide Night” of the season on Saturday, May 8 with evening hours of 5 – 8:30 p.m. and special after 5 p.m. pricing.
The park will also raffle off a variety of prizes to moms during the weekend including tickets to Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre and gift certificates to Red Salon, Discount Pets and Supplies in Cape Coral, and Marker 92 at the Westin.
“We recognize that family entertainment budgets are limited, so are pleased to offer the Mother’s Day Weekend special,” said Sandie Greiner, Waterpark Manager.
“This is a fun way for families to thank moms and spend quality time together, and, with the first Slide Night of the season being on Saturday, it gives families another chance to take advantage of the savings.”
Sun Splash is currently open on Saturdays and Sundays only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The park’s seven day a week operating schedule will begin on Thursday, June 18 and run through August 9, weather permitting.
For more information about Sun Splash, admission rates and directions to the park, call (239) 574-0558 or visit www.SunSplashWaterpark.com.