August Events at Your Santa Rosa County Library
Read with a Ranger – Milton Library – 5541 Alabama St.
Aug. 1, 1 p.m.
The Blackwater Heritage State Trail presents their “Read with a Ranger” series. The topic for this session is “Scatventures.” Speak with a staff member for more information.
Summer Movies – Milton Library – 5541 Alabama St.
Aug. 1 & 8, 4 p.m.
Join us on Aug. 1 as we watch six young ninjas defend their island home of Ninjago (rated PG). On Aug. 8, we will watch Rey receive her Jedi training from Luke Skywalker, while the resistance battles the first order (rated PG-13). Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Milton Library.
The Illustriates Graphic Novel Book Club – Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Aug. 1, 4 p.m.
Sixth through 12th graders can join fellow graphic novel enthusiasts at the Navarre Library on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss the book of the month. Members can suggest reading ideas, interests, and discuss the world of the graphic novel. This month's selection is “The Last Kids on Earth” by Max Brallier. Speak with a staff member to sign up.
Book Chat – Pace Library – 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd.
Aug. 1, 4 p.m.
One of the next best things to reading a good book is chatting about it. Join the conversation at the Pace Library on the first Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. This month's selection is “The Man in the Crooked Hat” by Harry Dolan. Registration is required.
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day – Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Aug. 4, 11 a.m.
Families are welcome to join us as we read cookie-related books and enjoy cookies and milk. Cookies will be provided by the Friends of the Navarre Library.
Refreshing Reads Book Club – Jay Library - 5259 Booker Ln.
Aug. 7, 3 p.m.
Enjoy an uplifting book club where one can talk about books in a spirit of fun and sharing. Refreshing Reads meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Jay Library. See a staff person to sign up. This month, read your favorite book and be prepared to share with the group about it.
Reading with Summit – Milton Library – 5541 Alabama St.
Aug. 7 & 21, 4 p.m.
Visit the library to read with Summit - the K-9 Literacy Dog! Space is limited; registration is required. Speak with a staff member to sign up.
Friends of the Pace Library Board Meeting – 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd.
Aug. 7, 5:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Pace Library will hold a special meeting this month to plan their fall book sale. Please visit the FOPL web-site at www.friendsofpacelibrary.org for details.
Page Turners - Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Aug. 10, 1 p.m.
The fiction book club meets at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of every other month for a brown bag lunch and book discussion. This month's selection is “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult. There is a limit of 20 participants, so call or visit the library to sign up.
Friends of the Navarre Library Board Meeting - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Aug. 13, 10 a.m.
Board meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Navarre Library. Visit the Friends’ website at www.facebook.com/NFONL for more information.
The Inklings– Milton Library - 5541 Alabama St.
Aug. 14, 5 p.m.
Sixth through 10th graders are invited to share their ideas about the book of the month. The Inklings Book Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. at the Milton Library. This month’s selection is “Thunderhead” by Neal Shusterman. Speak with a staff member to register.
Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library Board of Director’s Meeting – 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Aug. 14, 5:30 p.m.
Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Gulf Breeze Library. Visit the Friends’ website at www.facebook.com/friendsofgblibrary for more information.
Navarre Authors Club - Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Aug. 15, 4 p.m.
Join other local authors at the Navarre Library on the third Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. Topics of discussion will include everything from the writing process to how a new author can get published.
Third Thursdays with Your County Master Gardener – Navarre Library – 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Aug. 16, 11 a.m.
The county master gardeners will present a monthly series on a variety of interesting topics with solutions for your gardening life. This month’s topic, “9 Principles for Florida-Friendly Landscaping,” will be presented by Mary Salinas.
Third Fridays with UF/IFAS Extension – Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Aug. 17, 1 p.m.
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Services presents “Water Your Body” by Ginny Hinton, UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County family and consumer sciences agent, at the Gulf Breeze Library.
Family Movie Mondays – Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Aug. 20, 3 p.m.
Family movies will be shown the third Monday of every month at 3 p.m. Join us this month as we watch Simba’s journey to become king (rated G). Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Navarre Library.
Game Night – Jay Library - 5259 Booker Ln.
Aug. 21, 3 p.m.
Enjoy playing games? Bring games from home or play those provided by the library. All ages and game groups are welcome.
AniManga Club – Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Aug. 21, 4 p.m.
Visit the Gulf Breeze Library on the third Tuesday of each month to learn and share graphic art skills in a fun environment. The AniManga Club is dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of animation, cartooning, and related arts. The club is open to youth ages 11 – 17.
Graphic Novel Book Club – Milton Library - 5541 Alabama St.
Aug. 22, 5 p.m.
Join fellow graphic novel enthusiasts at the Milton Library on the fourth Wednesday each month to discuss the book of the month. Members can suggest reading ideas, interests, and discuss the world of the graphic novel. This month's selection is “Hermes” by George O’Connor. Visit the library to register.
Fiction Fanatics Book Club - Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Aug. 24, 4 p.m.
Join the Fiction Fanatics for stimulating conversations about popular works of fiction, at 4 p.m. on the fourth Friday of every month (except May and November). This month's selection is “The Night the Lights Went Out” by Karen White. Speak to a staff member to reserve a copy.
Superhero Day – Milton Library – 5541 Alabama St.
Aug. 28, 2 p.m.
Join us for games, crafts, trivia, and a photo booth! Come dressed as your favorite superhero for our costume contest (open to all ages). At 3:30 p.m. we will watch "Black Panther" (rated PG-13). Snacks and prizes provided by the Friends of the Milton Library.
Bibliobabblers Teen Book Club - Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Aug. 28, 6 p.m.
Ninth through 12th graders who are 14-18 years old can discuss the read-of-the-month with friends at the Gulf Breeze Library. Bibliobabblers meets at 6 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month. This month’s book is “Relic Master” by Catherine Fisher.
The Santa Rosa County Library System is a department of the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners. Libraries are located in Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, Navarre, and Pace. Find additional information at www.santarosa.fl.gov/libraries or call (850) 981-7323 (READ).