Nov
7
Thu
2019
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) @ Niceville Library Tickets
Nov 7 – Nov 21 all-day

National Novel Writing Month was founded in 1999, the fiction-writing extravaganza encourages everyone in the world to spend November bashing out a 50,00-word novel.  Not for fam or fortune. But because it’s monkey-barrel’s of fun.

We’re proud to support local writers taking the plunge by offering our space as a noveling zone.  Bring a pen and paper or laptop and make yourself comfortable.

The Library will also have our smaller conference room available Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 8 pm beginning on Tuesday, November 7 – Thursday, November 21.  Snacks and water will be provided.  In addition, the Niceville Library has tables, comfortable chairs, Wi-Fi and study nooks available during our hours of operation.  

 

Nov
15
Fri
2019
Teen Time @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Summer:  rising 7th-12th graders

School year:  6th-12th graders

Enjoy games, movies, crafts, art and more!

Teen Time SMASH! @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Attention teens, parents of teens, and accompanied siblings/younger guys!

Every 3rd Friday from 2-4 PM, come enjoy Smash Bros Ultimate on the NINTENDO SWITCH!

We’ll also have Smash Bros available on the Wii U for practice rounds while you wait to duel in the ultimate battle.

Thanks to the Robinson family for volunteering for this!

Code Club @ Destin Library Tickets
Nov 15 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

It’s techy! It’s artsy! It’s fun! Code Club returns for another year of game-making, robot-building, app-developing, web-designing Fridays. Participants will be invited to design their own projects using a variety of digital platforms, including Scratch, Python, and HTML/CSS. Aspiring artists can try their hand at creating pixel sprites, digital paintings, or animations.

Registration for Code Club is closed at this time. If additiona seats become available registration will re-open.

For more information call or email Megan Fontaine, Code Club Coordinator, at mfontaine@cityofdestin.com.

Nov
16
Sat
2019
Library Class “4” Kids @ Mary Esther Library Tickets
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am

Library Class “4” Kids

Mary Esther Library

Ages 7-12 years.

Please register in advance.

Intro to Genealogy @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 16 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

SIGN UP IS OPEN NOW!

The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will be hosting a mini-seminar on Intro to Genealogy, featuring speaker Jon Sheperd.

 

The following topics will be covered in this free class:

“What’s in Your Genes?  An Introduction to Genealogy”

What is Genealogy?

How to get started

Capturing information

Kinds of records available

Documenting information

Solutions to Obstacles and Roadblocks

DNA Testing (brief introduction)

Nov
18
Mon
2019
Storytime Activities @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a fun and engaging educational based story time for children from 3 months to age 5. Each session will feature several age appropriate stories along with musical activities, puppet shows, grooving dance moves, colorful arts & crafts and other fun activities to engage the youngest library member.

Visit story time classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10AM (no story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Science Kids! Cooking Science! @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Expand your child’s scientific knowledge by attending our Science Kids program. There will be fun experiments and question & answer sessions to enjoy.

Registration is required.

This month Features: Cooking Science!
All ages welcome!

Adult Chess Club @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Attention Adult Chess Players Ages 18+!!!!

Adult Chess Club will meet every Monday evening 5-8 PM starting January 7th.

If you’re a beginner, intermediate, or chess master, come and play with us! This club will be led by community volunteer Jim Terrell.

Adult Coloring Therapy @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Do you need a relaxing way to meet new people in a calm and quiet environment? Come to Adult Coloring Therapy! Every 3rd Monday from 5-6 PM, the library will offer coloring sheets and supplies, hot tea, and soothing music. Ages 18+

 

Off for the summer.

Nov
19
Tue
2019
Ages 3-5 Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 19 @ 10:15 am

Tuesdays  (exact dates listed below)

10:15 a.m. (sign-in starts @ 10)

Story Room

 

Younger siblings (accompanied by an adult) and older children are welcome.  All children must be able to sit quietly; if your child isn’t ready for quiet sitting, please come to the 0-2 class.  It has a lot more movement!  You may stay with or drop off your age three or older child (depending on your child’s comfort and behavior).  If you stay, please model listening and participation.  If you drop off, please return by 10:30 a.m. because your child might need your help with the craft.  Crafts will be available to the first 20 (ages 3 and up) to sign in each day.

 

Aug. 13, 20  Oink!

Aug. 27, Sept. 3  Grandparents! *Bring biological/honorary grandparent(s) if you’d like!

Sept. 10  Stuffed Animal Pet Show *Bring favorite stuffed animal

Sept. 17, 24  Meow

Oct. 1  Airport Field Trip  *We’ll caravan to Bob Sikes Airport from the library’s east parking lot at 10:15 a.m., or you may meet us at 5535 John Givens Rd shortly thereafter.  Check out www.emeraldcoastaviation.com for pictures and more information about the airport!

Oct. 8  Hats!  *Wear favorite hat

Oct. 15, 22*  Autumn & Halloween! *Wear a non-scary costume Oct. 22!

Nov. 5, 12  Fabulous Frogs

Nov. 19, 26  Giving Thanks

Dec. 3, 10  Wrap It Up!

Lapsit Storytime @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Nov 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Registration required! Give them a head start. Storytime increases school readiness: reading, listening and motor skills, attention span, music and rhythm, social development and so much more.  Hope to see you there!

 

Men’s Book Club @ Niceville Library Tickets
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Niceville Public Library will host a Men’s Book Club which will be meeting in the Library on the 3rd Tuesday  of each month from 1 – 2 p.m.

If you enjoy historical novels, classical literature, and best sellers, then please contact Dennis Wilson at  279-3248 for further information or you can just attend the February meeting.

 

 

3rd Tuesday Lego Free Play @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lego enthusiasts unite!

Ages 5-17 can come and play to their heart’s content with friends and family. No sign up will be required, and space will be limited to about 40 kids, though we’ll accommodate what we can. We look forward to seeing everyone again!

After School Special @ Niceville Library Tickets
Nov 19 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

After school program for kids grades 1+.  Registration is required.

November 19:  Emerald Coast Science Center presents “Pumpkin Engineering.”  Learn basic engineering concepts while building towers and learn how polymers change while making pumpkin pie scented slime.

Nov
20
Wed
2019
Genealogy Club @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Join our seasoned group of historians as we explore genealogy and the history of us.

“All About Books” Book Club @ Mary Esther Library Tickets
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

“All About Books” is a monthly book discussion group visiting all genres.  Join us the 3rd Wednesday morning of each month at 10:00 a.m. for vibrant discussion and a few good laughs!  Make some new friends or meet up with some old ones.  Light refreshments are provided.

contact Shelia Ortyl (850)243-5731

CareerSource Mobile @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Source Okaloosa Walton (CSOW) Mobile is available in front of the Crestview Library parking area to assist job seekers.

www.employflorida.com

HeartSprinkle Crochet Club @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you crochet? Join the HeartSprinkle Crochet Club. Bring your yarn project and join other crocheters for coffee, tea, and crafting.

Storytime Activities @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a fun and engaging educational based story time for children from 3 months to age 5. Each session will feature several age appropriate stories along with musical activities, puppet shows, grooving dance moves, colorful arts & crafts and other fun activities to engage the youngest library member.

Visit story time classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10AM (no story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Ages 0-2 Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 20 @ 10:15 am

10:15 a.m. (sign-in starts @ 10 a.m.) LIMIT: 20 Children 

Wednesdays (exact dates listed below)

Story Room

This class is designed for children under the age of three and their caregivers.  Older children are welcome if they want to be there!  Come each week for a new story.  The theme stays the same for two weeks so you can learn the songs and finger-plays.  Please take all conversations (including phone) and anyone screaming out of the building.

Aug. 14, 21  Colors

Aug. 28, Sept. 4  Grandparents!  *Bring biological/honorary grandparent(s) if you’d like!

Sept. 11, 18  Animal Sounds

Sept. 25, Oct. 2  All About Me

Oct. 9, 16  Piggies

Oct. 23, 30*  Autumn & Halloween!  *Wear a non-scary costume if you’d like Oct. 30!

Nov. 6, 13  On the Go

Nov. 20, 27  Thanksgiving!

Dec. 4, 11  Christmas!

Home School Group @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join our Home School Group.  This class is open to all families interested in educational topics which change monthly. You may bring a snack to share. This is open to the public.

Storytime Class @ Niceville Library Tickets
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Give them a head start: Storytime attendance increases reading, listening and motor skills, attention span, music and rhythm, social development and so much more.

For preschool children ages 3-5.

 

Ages 0-2 Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 20 @ 10:45 am

10:45 a.m. (sign-in starts after first class closes) LIMIT: 20 Children 

Wednesdays (exact dates listed below)

Story Room

This class is designed for children under the age of three and their caregivers.  Older children are welcome if they want to be there!  Come each week for a new story.  The theme stays the same for two weeks so you can learn the songs and finger-plays.  Please take all conversations (including phone) and anyone screaming out of the building.

Aug. 14, 21  Colors

Aug. 28, Sept. 4  Grandparents!  *Bring biological/honorary grandparent(s) if you’d like!

Sept. 11, 18  Animal Sounds

Sept. 25, Oct. 2  All About Me

Oct. 9, 16  Piggies

Oct. 23, 30*  Autumn & Halloween!  *Wear a non-scary costume if you’d like Oct. 30!

Nov. 6, 13  On the Go

Nov. 20, 27  Thanksgiving!

Dec. 4, 11  Christmas!

Crochet Mats for the Homeless with Emerald Coast Bag Ladies @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Needles and Hooks Knitting Club @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Nov 20 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Do you enjoy sewing and needle work, then this is the opportunity for you! Join this lively group as they explore the sewing arts and learn new techniques and make new friends. This program is opened to anyone over the age of 14.

Family history assistance with the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Are you interested in genealogy, but don’t know where to begin? Have you been researching your genealogy but gotten stuck?

Experienced genealogists are at the library and ready to help and guide you with your genealogical research!

No appointment necessary

The Vault @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Vault
Every Wednesday Night!

2pm to 4:30pm

Come join local peers and test out all the newest gaming consoles.
The Vault builds teen confidence, social skills and just some plain ol’ FUN!

Nov
21
Thu
2019
Lapsit Storytime (pre-walkers) @ Niceville Library Tickets
Nov 21 @ 9:30 am

Give them a head start: Storytime attendance increases reading, listening and motor skills, attention span, music and rhythm, social development and so much more.

Baby Bookworms: This lapsit program consists of music, stories and rhymes especially chosen to build the bond between you and your child.

 

 

Lapsit Class @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Nov 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Registration is required! Give them a head start. Storytime increases school readiness: reading, listening and motor skills, attention span, music and rhythm, social development and so much more.  Hope to see you there!

The library has Lapsit classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., excluding 5th Tuesdays and Thursdays of the month.  Registration is required, and space is limited to 45 people.  Please see Ms. Nancy to sign up.

Toddlers Storytime (walkers up to age 3) @ Niceville Library Tickets
Nov 21 @ 10:30 am

Give them a head start: Storytime attendance increases reading, listening and motor skills, attention span, music and rhythm, social development and so much more.

This storytime is for little ones who are mobile up to 3 years of age plus their parent/caregiver.

 

 

Scrabble Club @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Do you love to play board games, but chess is not your thing? Every Thursday at 11 AM, we will have some Scrabble boards set up to play!

Intro to Sewing @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

STARTING IN OCTOBER, IT WILL BE WEEKLY!!!!

If you are sewing at a beginner/intermediate level and would like to know how to use a sewing machine and the ins and outs of the craft, come try our intro to sewing class! Machine demos will be provided.

Ages 9 +

Sign up REQUIRED, 10 people per class.

 

Taught by our volunteer sewing master Dottie!

 

Beginner’s Chess Club @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 21 @ 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm

As an extension of our community-hosted chess club, we will be starting a beginner’s chess club class! If your child is ages 6+, stop on by and learn the game. Novice players can take on each other in a no-stress environment. We’ll learn basic strategies, look at various resources to build skills, and, above all, HAVE FUN!!!!

If you have a chess set, and you’d like to bring it, please do. 🙂

Mystery Book Club @ Mary Esther Library Tickets
Nov 21 @ 3:30 pm

Love a great ‘who done it’?  Join the “Mystery Book Club” for the latest in thrills and chills on the 4th Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m.

Maker Day:Coding @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Valparaiso Creativity Lab
MAKER DAY -Coding

Come to the Creativity Lab on November 21st, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.
to learn some coding while playing a game.

Registration is required.

Third Thursday Writers’ Support Group @ Niceville Library Tickets
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Writers Group at the Niceville Library. We invite you to join your fellow writers for critique, discussion, and camaraderie. Writers of all genres and experience are welcome.  Facilitator is Linda Safford who will provide monthly topics and schedule.

The goal for this group is to equip and encourage a community of writers through instruction, hands on exercises of writing, and critique so the individuals may attain the level of craft they desire whether for pleasure or to be published.

Please call the Niceville Library if you have any questions.

The group will not meet for the summer.

Nov
22
Fri
2019
Storytime Activities @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a fun and engaging educational based story time for children from 3 months to age 5. Each session will feature several age appropriate stories along with musical activities, puppet shows, grooving dance moves, colorful arts & crafts and other fun activities to engage the youngest library member.

Visit story time classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10AM (no story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Storytime Class @ Niceville Library Tickets
Nov 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Give them a head start: Storytime attendance increases reading, listening and motor skills, attention span, music and rhythm, social development and so much more.

For preschool children ages 3-5.

 

Teen Time @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Summer:  rising 7th-12th graders

School year:  6th-12th graders

Enjoy games, movies, crafts, art and more!

Teen Time Art! @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Once a month on , our weekly Teen TIme will have an awesome art project for teens and tweens. Depending on the project, it may be first come/first serve or sign ups, so keep an eye open!

September 27th- Sculpey Clay Take and Bake figurines!
October 25th- Halloween Hodge Podge
November 22nd- Macrame Jar Hangers- SIGN UP REQUIRED!
December 27th- TBA

Code Club @ Destin Library Tickets
Nov 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

It’s techy! It’s artsy! It’s fun! Code Club returns for another year of game-making, robot-building, app-developing, web-designing Fridays. Participants will be invited to design their own projects using a variety of digital platforms, including Scratch, Python, and HTML/CSS. Aspiring artists can try their hand at creating pixel sprites, digital paintings, or animations.

Registration for Code Club is closed at this time. If additiona seats become available registration will re-open.

For more information call or email Megan Fontaine, Code Club Coordinator, at mfontaine@cityofdestin.com.

Family Library Time: From Shelves to Shores @ Crestview Community Center Tickets
Nov 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance of Northwest Florida State College will teach us about our local waterways using touch tanks and more!  Registration is recommended and will open at the October 29 Trunk or Treat.  CBA is a non-profit organization responsible for sustaining healthy local waterways through monitoring, education, restoration, and research.  Checkout http://www.basinalliance.org for more details about CBA.

Nov
23
Sat
2019
Dungeons & Dragons Club @ Niceville Library Tickets
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Niceville Gamers Guild proudly presents a new monthly club designed to teach kids the game of Dungeons & Dragons! Whether your child has little to no experience with the D&D game, this club is for all experience levels.

FOR AGES 8 – 14 years  Registration required by September September 6.  You can register in Youth Services or call them at 279-4863 x 1514.

 

Sourdough Bread Starter Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

NOW TAKING SIGN UPS! Call 850-682-4432

Discover the healthy benefits of Sourdough Bread, even for people who have trouble with Gluten!
Make and take home Sourdough Bread Starter with instructions and recipes, sample bread, cookies & crackers.
With Instructor Brenda Brown

STEAM Class @ Mary Esther Library Tickets
Nov 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Ages 9 – 14

Sign-up required

We will be exploring different activities and crafts that center around STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics).

Overbooked Book Club @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Exciting news, readers! A community volunteer has started a Book Club, and we’re excited to be partnering up with them. This Book Club will be for adults only. If you’re interested in joining the first meeting will be on January 26th at Casbah Coffee Co. Please either email Regienne at strainglia@gmail.com or join the Facebook group Overbooked – Crestview to RSVP and get more information.

The locations will vary as such:
Jan. 26th- Casbah Coffee
Feb. 23- Crestview Library
Mar. 23- Pepper’s
Apr. 27- Crestview Library
May 25- McAlister’s
Jun. 22- Crestview Library
Jul. 27- TBA
Aug. 24- Crestview Library
Sept. 28th- You Sushi & Hibachi
Oct. 26- Crestview Library
Nov. 23- Johnny O’ Quigley’s
Dec. 28- Crestview Library

As far as the book list and borrowing copies goes… get in contact with the group first, and we’ll announce selections as we get them!

Movie Matinee: Dora and the Lost City of Gold @ Mary Esther Library Tickets
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Come out and enjoy Dora and the Lost City of Gold (rated PG)

A light snack will be provided. Please call or come in to sign-up!

Movie Overview:

“Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.”

Nov
25
Mon
2019
Storytime Activities @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a fun and engaging educational based story time for children from 3 months to age 5. Each session will feature several age appropriate stories along with musical activities, puppet shows, grooving dance moves, colorful arts & crafts and other fun activities to engage the youngest library member.

Visit story time classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10AM (no story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays).

The Holiday Vault @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Holiday Vault

November 25th, 26th, 27th – 2pm to 4:30pm

Come join your friends and test out all the newest gaming consoles and games!
The Vault builds confidence, social skills and just some plain ol’ FUN!
Ages 4 to 17.

Monday- November 25th we will be showing Angry Birds Movie 2!

Adult Chess Club @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Attention Adult Chess Players Ages 18+!!!!

Adult Chess Club will meet every Monday evening 5-8 PM starting January 7th.

If you’re a beginner, intermediate, or chess master, come and play with us! This club will be led by community volunteer Jim Terrell.

NWFAA Astronomy Workshop @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The workshop is held as part of the NWFAA’s support for its library telescope program. We will discuss astronomical objects and events visible for the next 30 days as well recent astronomical events and general astronomy subjects. Free to all.

Nov
26
Tue
2019
Ages 3-5 Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 26 @ 10:15 am

Tuesdays  (exact dates listed below)

10:15 a.m. (sign-in starts @ 10)

Story Room

 

Younger siblings (accompanied by an adult) and older children are welcome.  All children must be able to sit quietly; if your child isn’t ready for quiet sitting, please come to the 0-2 class.  It has a lot more movement!  You may stay with or drop off your age three or older child (depending on your child’s comfort and behavior).  If you stay, please model listening and participation.  If you drop off, please return by 10:30 a.m. because your child might need your help with the craft.  Crafts will be available to the first 20 (ages 3 and up) to sign in each day.

 

Aug. 13, 20  Oink!

Aug. 27, Sept. 3  Grandparents! *Bring biological/honorary grandparent(s) if you’d like!

Sept. 10  Stuffed Animal Pet Show *Bring favorite stuffed animal

Sept. 17, 24  Meow

Oct. 1  Airport Field Trip  *We’ll caravan to Bob Sikes Airport from the library’s east parking lot at 10:15 a.m., or you may meet us at 5535 John Givens Rd shortly thereafter.  Check out www.emeraldcoastaviation.com for pictures and more information about the airport!

Oct. 8  Hats!  *Wear favorite hat

Oct. 15, 22*  Autumn & Halloween! *Wear a non-scary costume Oct. 22!

Nov. 5, 12  Fabulous Frogs

Nov. 19, 26  Giving Thanks

Dec. 3, 10  Wrap It Up!

Lapsit Storytime @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Nov 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Registration required! Give them a head start. Storytime increases school readiness: reading, listening and motor skills, attention span, music and rhythm, social development and so much more.  Hope to see you there!

 

The Holiday Vault @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Holiday Vault

November 25th, 26th, 27th – 2pm to 4:30pm

Come join your friends and test out all the newest gaming consoles and games!
The Vault builds confidence, social skills and just some plain ol’ FUN!
Ages 4 to 17.

Monday- November 25th we will be showing Angry Birds Movie 2!

Family Movie Night @ Niceville Library Tickets
Nov 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm

The Library Youth Services will be hosting the movie “Toy Story 4” in the YS program room. Rated G.

 

 

Nov
27
Wed
2019
Genealogy Club @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Nov 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Join our seasoned group of historians as we explore genealogy and the history of us.

CareerSource Mobile @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Source Okaloosa Walton (CSOW) Mobile is available in front of the Crestview Library parking area to assist job seekers.

www.employflorida.com

HeartSprinkle Crochet Club @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you crochet? Join the HeartSprinkle Crochet Club. Bring your yarn project and join other crocheters for coffee, tea, and crafting.

Storytime Activities @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a fun and engaging educational based story time for children from 3 months to age 5. Each session will feature several age appropriate stories along with musical activities, puppet shows, grooving dance moves, colorful arts & crafts and other fun activities to engage the youngest library member.

Visit story time classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10AM (no story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Ages 0-2 Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 27 @ 10:15 am

10:15 a.m. (sign-in starts @ 10 a.m.) LIMIT: 20 Children 

Wednesdays (exact dates listed below)

Story Room

This class is designed for children under the age of three and their caregivers.  Older children are welcome if they want to be there!  Come each week for a new story.  The theme stays the same for two weeks so you can learn the songs and finger-plays.  Please take all conversations (including phone) and anyone screaming out of the building.

Aug. 14, 21  Colors

Aug. 28, Sept. 4  Grandparents!  *Bring biological/honorary grandparent(s) if you’d like!

Sept. 11, 18  Animal Sounds

Sept. 25, Oct. 2  All About Me

Oct. 9, 16  Piggies

Oct. 23, 30*  Autumn & Halloween!  *Wear a non-scary costume if you’d like Oct. 30!

Nov. 6, 13  On the Go

Nov. 20, 27  Thanksgiving!

Dec. 4, 11  Christmas!

Ages 0-2 Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 27 @ 10:45 am

10:45 a.m. (sign-in starts after first class closes) LIMIT: 20 Children 

Wednesdays (exact dates listed below)

Story Room

This class is designed for children under the age of three and their caregivers.  Older children are welcome if they want to be there!  Come each week for a new story.  The theme stays the same for two weeks so you can learn the songs and finger-plays.  Please take all conversations (including phone) and anyone screaming out of the building.

Aug. 14, 21  Colors

Aug. 28, Sept. 4  Grandparents!  *Bring biological/honorary grandparent(s) if you’d like!

Sept. 11, 18  Animal Sounds

Sept. 25, Oct. 2  All About Me

Oct. 9, 16  Piggies

Oct. 23, 30*  Autumn & Halloween!  *Wear a non-scary costume if you’d like Oct. 30!

Nov. 6, 13  On the Go

Nov. 20, 27  Thanksgiving!

Dec. 4, 11  Christmas!

Needles and Hooks Knitting Club @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Nov 27 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Do you enjoy sewing and needle work, then this is the opportunity for you! Join this lively group as they explore the sewing arts and learn new techniques and make new friends. This program is opened to anyone over the age of 14.

The Holiday Vault @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Holiday Vault

November 25th, 26th, 27th – 2pm to 4:30pm

Come join your friends and test out all the newest gaming consoles and games!
The Vault builds confidence, social skills and just some plain ol’ FUN!
Ages 4 to 17.

Monday- November 25th we will be showing Angry Birds Movie 2!

Nov
28
Thu
2019
CLOSED for Thanksgiving @ Mary Esther Library Tickets
Nov 28 – Nov 30 all-day
Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Nov 28 – Nov 29 all-day

Valparaiso Library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28th, and Friday, Nov. 29th, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen on Monday, December 2nd, at 9:00am.

Library Closed @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 28 all-day
Library Closed for Thanksgiving Tickets
Nov 28 – Nov 30 all-day

The Fort Walton Beach Public Library will be closed all day Thursday, November 28, 2019, through Saturday, November 30, 2019, in observance of Thanksgiving.

We will reopen on Monday, December 2, 2019

Thanksgiving Holiday Closure @ Destin Library Tickets
Nov 28 – Nov 29 all-day

The Destin Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observation of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. We will resume normal operating hours at 9:00 am on Saturday, November 30.

Nov
29
Fri
2019
Library Closed @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 29 all-day
Nov
30
Sat
2019
Library Closed @ Crestview Library Tickets
Nov 30 all-day
Dec
2
Mon
2019
Storytime Activities @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a fun and engaging educational based story time for children from 3 months to age 5. Each session will feature several age appropriate stories along with musical activities, puppet shows, grooving dance moves, colorful arts & crafts and other fun activities to engage the youngest library member.

Visit story time classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10AM (no story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Adult Chess Club @ Crestview Library Tickets
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Attention Adult Chess Players Ages 18+!!!!

Adult Chess Club will meet every Monday evening 5-8 PM starting January 7th.

If you’re a beginner, intermediate, or chess master, come and play with us! This club will be led by community volunteer Jim Terrell.

Trivia Night @ Crestview Library Tickets
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Ages 15+

Come compete in teams for a prize! We have special categories, crazy rounds, and the best trivia game you can play FOR FREE!

First prize is $25 to Amazon. Everyone else gets a free book or movie!

Team limit is 6 people. If you’re a bigger group than that, please split into two groups for the game.

 

TRIVIA NIGHT November 4th
Round 1: Old School Disney
Round 2 (AUDIO): Movie Musicals (Re-do!)
Round 3: Famous First Lines of Novels
Round 4 (VISUAL): Ultimate Pop Culture Vs. Matchups- I’ll show you a pic or video and give you an option of two rival franchises that it belongs to, you pick the right one!
Final: Famous Archaeological Discoveries

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec
3
Tue
2019
Ages 3-5 Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Dec 3 @ 10:15 am

Tuesdays  (exact dates listed below)

10:15 a.m. (sign-in starts @ 10)

Story Room

 

Younger siblings (accompanied by an adult) and older children are welcome.  All children must be able to sit quietly; if your child isn’t ready for quiet sitting, please come to the 0-2 class.  It has a lot more movement!  You may stay with or drop off your age three or older child (depending on your child’s comfort and behavior).  If you stay, please model listening and participation.  If you drop off, please return by 10:30 a.m. because your child might need your help with the craft.  Crafts will be available to the first 20 (ages 3 and up) to sign in each day.

 

Aug. 13, 20  Oink!

Aug. 27, Sept. 3  Grandparents! *Bring biological/honorary grandparent(s) if you’d like!

Sept. 10  Stuffed Animal Pet Show *Bring favorite stuffed animal

Sept. 17, 24  Meow

Oct. 1  Airport Field Trip  *We’ll caravan to Bob Sikes Airport from the library’s east parking lot at 10:15 a.m., or you may meet us at 5535 John Givens Rd shortly thereafter.  Check out www.emeraldcoastaviation.com for pictures and more information about the airport!

Oct. 8  Hats!  *Wear favorite hat

Oct. 15, 22*  Autumn & Halloween! *Wear a non-scary costume Oct. 22!

Nov. 5, 12  Fabulous Frogs

Nov. 19, 26  Giving Thanks

Dec. 3, 10  Wrap It Up!

Lapsit Storytime @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Dec 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Registration required! Give them a head start. Storytime increases school readiness: reading, listening and motor skills, attention span, music and rhythm, social development and so much more.  Hope to see you there!

 

Tuesday Evening Book Club @ Niceville Library Tickets
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm

If you are interested in joining this book club, please call Lora.

Dec
4
Wed
2019
Genealogy Club @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Dec 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Join our seasoned group of historians as we explore genealogy and the history of us.

CareerSource Mobile @ Crestview Library Tickets
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Source Okaloosa Walton (CSOW) Mobile is available in front of the Crestview Library parking area to assist job seekers.

www.employflorida.com

HeartSprinkle Crochet Club @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you crochet? Join the HeartSprinkle Crochet Club. Bring your yarn project and join other crocheters for coffee, tea, and crafting.

Storytime Activities @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a fun and engaging educational based story time for children from 3 months to age 5. Each session will feature several age appropriate stories along with musical activities, puppet shows, grooving dance moves, colorful arts & crafts and other fun activities to engage the youngest library member.

Visit story time classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10AM (no story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Ages 0-2 Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Dec 4 @ 10:15 am

10:15 a.m. (sign-in starts @ 10 a.m.) LIMIT: 20 Children 

Wednesdays (exact dates listed below)

Story Room

This class is designed for children under the age of three and their caregivers.  Older children are welcome if they want to be there!  Come each week for a new story.  The theme stays the same for two weeks so you can learn the songs and finger-plays.  Please take all conversations (including phone) and anyone screaming out of the building.

Aug. 14, 21  Colors

Aug. 28, Sept. 4  Grandparents!  *Bring biological/honorary grandparent(s) if you’d like!

Sept. 11, 18  Animal Sounds

Sept. 25, Oct. 2  All About Me

Oct. 9, 16  Piggies

Oct. 23, 30*  Autumn & Halloween!  *Wear a non-scary costume if you’d like Oct. 30!

Nov. 6, 13  On the Go

Nov. 20, 27  Thanksgiving!

Dec. 4, 11  Christmas!

Ages 0-2 Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Dec 4 @ 10:45 am

10:45 a.m. (sign-in starts after first class closes) LIMIT: 20 Children 

Wednesdays (exact dates listed below)

Story Room

This class is designed for children under the age of three and their caregivers.  Older children are welcome if they want to be there!  Come each week for a new story.  The theme stays the same for two weeks so you can learn the songs and finger-plays.  Please take all conversations (including phone) and anyone screaming out of the building.

Aug. 14, 21  Colors

Aug. 28, Sept. 4  Grandparents!  *Bring biological/honorary grandparent(s) if you’d like!

Sept. 11, 18  Animal Sounds

Sept. 25, Oct. 2  All About Me

Oct. 9, 16  Piggies

Oct. 23, 30*  Autumn & Halloween!  *Wear a non-scary costume if you’d like Oct. 30!

Nov. 6, 13  On the Go

Nov. 20, 27  Thanksgiving!

Dec. 4, 11  Christmas!

Last Word Book Club @ Niceville Library Tickets
Dec 4 @ 11:30 am

If you are interested in joining this book club, please call Lora.

Crochet Mats for the Homeless with Emerald Coast Bag Ladies @ Crestview Library Tickets
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Needles and Hooks Knitting Club @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Dec 4 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Do you enjoy sewing and needle work, then this is the opportunity for you! Join this lively group as they explore the sewing arts and learn new techniques and make new friends. This program is opened to anyone over the age of 14.

Family history assistance with the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Are you interested in genealogy, but don’t know where to begin? Have you been researching your genealogy but gotten stuck?

Experienced genealogists are at the library and ready to help and guide you with your genealogical research!

No appointment necessary

The Vault @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Vault
Every Wednesday Night!

2pm to 4:30pm

Come join local peers and test out all the newest gaming consoles.
The Vault builds teen confidence, social skills and just some plain ol’ FUN!

Dec
5
Thu
2019
Ages 0-3 Early Steps Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Dec 5 @ 10:15 am

10:15 a.m. (sign-in starts @ 10 a.m.)

Thursdays (exact dates listed below)

Story Room

Limit 15 children each class!

 

This class is designed for children enrolled in Early Steps (under the age of 3) and their caregivers.  Children not enrolled in Early Steps are also welcome!  Please take all conversations (including phone) and anyone screaming out of the building.

August 1—Sky Trek

September 5—Grandparents!

October 3—All About Me

November 7—On the Go

December 5—Christmas!

Lapsit Class @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Registration is required! Give them a head start. Storytime increases school readiness: reading, listening and motor skills, attention span, music and rhythm, social development and so much more.  Hope to see you there!

The library has Lapsit classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., excluding 5th Tuesdays and Thursdays of the month.  Registration is required, and space is limited to 45 people.  Please see Ms. Nancy to sign up.

Scrabble Club @ Crestview Library Tickets
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Do you love to play board games, but chess is not your thing? Every Thursday at 11 AM, we will have some Scrabble boards set up to play!

Mystery by the Book Club @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A book club for mystery lovers, Mystery by the Book meets at 12 noon on the first Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted).  All are welcome!  Coffee and tea will be served.

Upcoming Discussion Dates: 

July 11: Weep no more, my Lady by Mary Higgins Clark

 

Intro to Sewing @ Crestview Library Tickets
Dec 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

STARTING IN OCTOBER, IT WILL BE WEEKLY!!!!

If you are sewing at a beginner/intermediate level and would like to know how to use a sewing machine and the ins and outs of the craft, come try our intro to sewing class! Machine demos will be provided.

Ages 9 +

Sign up REQUIRED, 10 people per class.

 

Taught by our volunteer sewing master Dottie!

 

Beginner’s Chess Club @ Crestview Library Tickets
Dec 5 @ 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm

As an extension of our community-hosted chess club, we will be starting a beginner’s chess club class! If your child is ages 6+, stop on by and learn the game. Novice players can take on each other in a no-stress environment. We’ll learn basic strategies, look at various resources to build skills, and, above all, HAVE FUN!!!!

If you have a chess set, and you’d like to bring it, please do. 🙂

Dec
6
Fri
2019
Storytime Activities @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a fun and engaging educational based story time for children from 3 months to age 5. Each session will feature several age appropriate stories along with musical activities, puppet shows, grooving dance moves, colorful arts & crafts and other fun activities to engage the youngest library member.

Visit story time classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10AM (no story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Teen Time @ Crestview Library Tickets
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Summer:  rising 7th-12th graders

School year:  6th-12th graders

Enjoy games, movies, crafts, art and more!

Code Club @ Destin Library Tickets
Dec 6 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

It’s techy! It’s artsy! It’s fun! Code Club returns for another year of game-making, robot-building, app-developing, web-designing Fridays. Participants will be invited to design their own projects using a variety of digital platforms, including Scratch, Python, and HTML/CSS. Aspiring artists can try their hand at creating pixel sprites, digital paintings, or animations.

Registration for Code Club is closed at this time. If additiona seats become available registration will re-open.

For more information call or email Megan Fontaine, Code Club Coordinator, at mfontaine@cityofdestin.com.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Holiday Tea with the Friends @ Mary Esther Library Tickets
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come and enjoy a classic English High Tea Saturday December 7th from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. There is a suggested donation of $10 per person or your best donation.

There will be a silent auction and raffle held to benefit the Friends of the Mary Esther Library December 2nd – 7th.

Harry Potter Yule Ball @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wizards, witches, squibs, and muggles, of all ages, are cordially invited to the Yule Ball! Join us for an evening of music, games, and magic!

Dec
9
Mon
2019
Storytime Activities @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a fun and engaging educational based story time for children from 3 months to age 5. Each session will feature several age appropriate stories along with musical activities, puppet shows, grooving dance moves, colorful arts & crafts and other fun activities to engage the youngest library member.

Visit story time classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10AM (no story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays).