New information/programs are highlighted below.Family Story Hour Learn about the Earth’s biomes at Family Story Hour with stories, activities, and more related to each biome. This month we will explore oceans.Family Story Hour will be presented during the following times this month:
- 4 p.m. on Mon., Mar. 2– Navarre Library
- 4 p.m. on Tues., Mar. 3 – Milton Library
- 5:30 p.m. on Tues., Mar. 10 – Jay Library
- 4 p.m. on Tues., Mar. 17 – Pace Library
- 3:30 p.m. on Fri., Mar. 20 – Gulf Breeze Library
Volunteers from AARP Tax-Aide will be assisting with taxes at three Santa Rosa County libraries beginning February 3. The AARP Tax-Aide program is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, providing service to millions of low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. Patrons are served on a first come–first served basis. Preregistration is not accepted, and space is limited, so arrive early.
- Gulf Breeze Library (through April 14)
Mondays and Tuesdays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Milton Library (through April 15)
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 1 – 5 p.m.
Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Navarre Library (through April 9)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Storytime programs are presented for preschool children ages three through five and include stories, finger plays and action rhymes. Caregivers must remain in the library during storytime; however, they cannot accompany children into the programs. Programs start promptly at the assigned times; latecomers are not admitted.
First timer? Visit the library to meet the storytime presenter, pick up a welcome packet, explore the children's area, and enjoy a tour of the library. Storytime will be presented during the following times Mar. 23 through May 16:
- 11 – 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Jay Library
- 11 – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Navarre and Milton Libraries
- 11 – 11:30 a.m. on Fridays at the Gulf Breeze and Pace Libraries
Check the library website for additional details at www.santarosa.fl.gov/libraries
. Toddler Time
Toddler Time is a program for children ages 18 to 36 months who attend with a caregiver. One child and one adult register together for songs, stories, rhymes, and other fun activities. This 20-minute program lasts 6 weeks.
Toddler Time requires registration; space is limited. It is not a drop-in program. Details are available at the participating libraries. You may call the Youth Services Coordinator, Angela Evans, at 981-4066 if you have any questions. Toddler Time will be presented during the following times Mar. 23 through May 1:
STEAM Makerspace – Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.Mar. 1, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2 p.m. – 5p.m.
- 11 – 11:20 a.m. on Mondays at the Pace Library
- 11 – 11:20 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Gulf Breeze, Milton, and Navarre Libraries
Mar. 14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Interested in drafting, robotics, Arduino, knitting, painting or any kind of hobby and would like a place to meet with others? The library meeting room will be available at this time for you to do so. Registration is required.Refreshing Reads Book Club – Jay Library - 5259 Booker Ln.Mar. 3, 3 p.m.
Enjoy an uplifting book club where one can talk about books in a spirit of fun and sharing.The Illustriates Book Club – Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd. Mar. 4, 4 p.m.
Sixth through 12th graders can join fellow graphic novel enthusiasts 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 “Secret Coders (Book 1)” by Gene Luen Yang. Book Chat – Pace Library – 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd.Mar. 4, 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 Dutch House” by Ann Patchett.
Registration is required. FOGBL Book Sale – Gulf Breeze Library – 1060 Shoreline Dr.Mar. 6, 4 – 7 p.m.; Mar. 7, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.The Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library will hold a book sale on Fri., Mar. 6 between 4 - 7 p.m. and on Sat., Mar. 7, between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. A variety of books will be available. Support your local Friends group.Reading with Gabby– Pace Library – 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd.Mar. 7, 10 a.m.
Kids can practice their reading skills with Gabby the Yorkie. Space is limited; registration is required.Friends of the Navarre Library Board Meeting - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.Mar. 9, 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. Book Arts – Pace Library – 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd.Mar. 10, 11 a.m.The Book Arts Group will present a workshop on bookmaking as an art form. Examples of their work will be shown and there will be instruction on a spring themed art book. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited; registration is required.Coffee Talk Book Club - Gulf Breeze Library – 1060 Shoreline Dr.Mar. 10, 12 p.m.
The non-fiction book club meets on the second Tuesday of every other month for a brown bag lunch and book discussion. This month read any non-fiction book from NPR’s 2019 recommendations.
Registration is required.The Inklings– Milton Library - 5541 Alabama St.Mar. 10, 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 “Artemis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer.
Registration is required.Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library Board of Director’s Meeting – 1060 Shoreline Dr.Mar. 10, 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. Friends of the Pace Library Board Meeting – 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd.Mar. 10, 5:30 p.m.
Board meetings are held at the Pace Library at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every other month beginning with January. The annual meeting is held in March. Visit the FOPL website at www.friendsofpacelibrary.org
for details. Family Game Friday – Navarre Library – 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.Mar. 13, 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy playing games? Join the Navarre Library for Family Game Friday. Bring games from home or play those provided by the library. This event is open to all ages, and game groups are welcome.For the Win! Games Day– Milton Library – 5541 Alabama St.Mar. 14, 9 a.m.
Enjoy playing games? Come to the Milton Library for game day. Bring games from home or play those provided by the library. There will also be an on-going Dungeons & Dragons campaign. This event is open to all ages, and game groups are welcome.Family Movie Mondays – Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.Mar. 16, 3:30 p.m.
Family movies will be shown the third Monday of every month at 3:30 p.m. This month’s movie is “Wonder” (rated PG).
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Navarre Library. Game Night – Jay Library - 5259 Booker Ln.Mar. 17, 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.Mar. 17, 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. Spring Break Movies – Milton Library – 5541 Alabama St.Visit the Milton Library for Spring Break Movies. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Milton Library.
Third Wednesdays with UF/IFAS Extension – Navarre Library – 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
- Mar. 17, 5 – 7 p.m.: The Lion King (rated PG)
- Mar. 18, 5 – 7 p.m.: Dora and the Lost City of Gold (rated PG)
Mar. 18, 11 a.m.
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Services “Spring Lawn Care” by Mary Salinas, UF/IFAS commercial horticulture agent
, at the Navarre Library. Tech & Art Club – Navarre Library – 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Mar. 18, 4 p.m.
Tweens and teens ages 10-17 who are interested in robotics, coding, and art are invited to a new Tech & Art Club. Explore art using technology and various mediums. Beginners through expert level welcome. Registration is required. Lost Cities STEAM – Milton Library – 5541 Alabama St.Mar. 20, 1 p.m.Visit the Milton Library for a Lost Cities themed STEAM event. Build with Legos, make crafts, and more. See a staff member for more information. Third Fridays with UF/IFAS Extension – Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Mar. 20, 1 p.m.
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Services presents “Spring Lawn Care” by Mary Salinas, UF/IFAS commercial horticulture agent
, at the Gulf Breeze Library. Meet! Play! Learn! – Navarre Library – 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Mar. 23, 11 a.m.
Meet! Play! Learn! is an early literacy program for babies from birth to 5 years and their caregivers. Meet other parents and engage in social play time with puzzles, counting, building blocks, stories, Tumble Books, and other STEM activities. Registration is not required. Tween/Teen Tech Club – Gulf Breeze Library – 1060 Shoreline Dr.Mar. 24, 4 p.m.
Tweens and teens ages 10-17 who are interested in robotics, coding, Arduino, virtual reality, and all things tech-related are invited to a robotics and tech club. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month. Beginners through expert level welcome. Graphic Novel Book Club – Milton Library – 5541 Alabama St.Mar. 24, 5 p.m.
Join fellow graphic novel enthusiasts at the Milton Library on the fourth Tuesday 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 “Gods and Thunder” by Carl Bowen.
Registration is required. Reading Fanatics Book Club - Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.Mar. 24, 5 p.m.
Book club meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. Suggest boosk to the library club – fiction and non-fiction titles are welcome. Bibliobabblers Teen Book Club - Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Mar. 31, 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 selection is “Arcadia” by Iain Pears.