Jan
6
Mon
2020
Morning Tai Chi @ Destin Library Tickets
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – May 18 @ 10:30 am

Barbara Rezmer, local Tai Chi instructor, will lead the class through an hour of meditative movements to strengthen body and mind. This low-impact workout is a great way to start your day.

Jan
21
Tue
2020
Ages 3-5 Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Jan 21 @ 10:15 am

Tuesdays  (exact dates listed below)

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

Story Room

Limit 30 children each class!

 

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.

 

Jan. 7, 14  Reach For Peace

Jan. 21  Chinese New Year

Jan. 28, Feb. 4*  Bedtime *Wear pjs Feb. 4

Feb. 11  Valentines

Feb. 18, 25  African Tales

Mar. 3  Marvelous Marsupials 1

Mar. 10, 17  Leaping Leprechauns

Mar. 24  Marvelous Marsupials 2

Mar. 31, Apr. 7  Easter!

Apr. 14  Just Ducky 1

Apr. 21  Environmental Center Field Trip?

Apr. 28  Just Ducky 2

May 5, 12  Praiseworthy Parents!

 

Lapsit Storytime @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Jan 21 @ 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!

 

Adults Knitting Group @ Crestview Library Tickets
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come join a group of knitting hobbyist, make friends, and share ideas with fellow creatives! Meeting weekly!

ADULTS ONLY, no kids. Sign up at the front desk. All skill levels welcome.

Men’s Book Club @ Niceville Library Tickets
Jan 21 @ 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.

 

 

Independent Film Series @ Destin Library Tickets
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a selection of classic and independent films, sponsored by the Friends Guild of the Destin Library. These films are shown free of charge, and each showing is open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served.

January 21st: Puzzle

February 18th: Nine to Five

March 17th: The Public

April 21st: Invictus

May 19th: An Unfinished Life

June 16th: A Family Thing

3rd Tuesday Lego Free Play @ Crestview Library Tickets
Jan 21 @ 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!

Jan.21 is themed around Valentine’s Day! There will be some instructions available and all finished creations will be displayed behind the front desk!

Traveling by Cruise 101 @ Crestview Library Tickets
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Sign up is now open! Call 850-682-4432 or visit our front desk to reserve your spot!

 

Have you ever thought about taking a cruise, but didn’t know where to start? Have you tried researching for a cruise, and just got frustrated and confused? Have you taken a cruise, but think you may have missed out on the best deal? Do you need to get away, but don’t know where to go or how to get there?

Well, these and many more questions will be answered in our Cruising 101 presentation. Talk with experienced and professional travel specialists Harry and Julie LaBoeuf in a fun informative environment and have your cruising questions answered for FREE with no obligation. Take advantage of this incredible offer!

 

Jan
22
Wed
2020
Genealogy Club @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 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).

Ages 0-2 Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Jan 22 @ 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.

Jan. 8, 15  Mice

Jan. 22, 29  Feathered Friends

February 5, 12  Baby Love!

Feb. 19, 26  Food Adventures

Mar. 4, 11  Frogs and Turtles

Mar. 18, 25  Chicks & Ducklings

Apr. 1, 8  Spring & Easter!

Apr. 15, 22  Wildlife

Apr. 29  Let’s Play

May 6, 13  Praiseworthy Parents!

Storytime Class @ Niceville Library Tickets
Jan 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.

 

Ages 0-2 Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Jan 22 @ 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.

Jan. 8, 15  Mice

Jan. 22, 29  Feathered Friends

February 5, 12  Baby Love!

Feb. 19, 26  Food Adventures

Mar. 4, 11  Frogs and Turtles

Mar. 18, 25  Chicks & Ducklings

Apr. 1, 8  Spring & Easter!

Apr. 15, 22  Wildlife

Apr. 29  Let’s Play

May 6, 13  Praiseworthy Parents!

 

Crochet Mats for the Homeless with Emerald Coast Bag Ladies @ Crestview Library Tickets
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family history assistance with the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Jan 22 @ 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

“Computer Bytes” Tech Talks @ Destin Library Tickets
Jan 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn the basics of a variety of computing concepts with these “byte”-sized 30-minute presentations before our weekly Snowbird Movie Matinee movie series. No registration required; seating is first-come, first-served.

January 8: Library Ebooks

January 15: Technology Vocabulary

January 22: Navigating Your Desktop

January 29: File Storage

February 5: Office Software

February 12: Online Safety

February 19: The Web and You

February 26: Using Email

Snowbird Movie Matinee @ Destin Library Tickets
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a selection of new-release and award-nominated films on Wednesday afternoons during January and February. This event is free and open to the public; seating is first-come, first-served.

January 8: Blinded By The Light

January 15: A Dog’s Journey

January 22: Rocket Man

January 29: Green Book

February 5: The Peanut Butter Falcon

February 12: Downton Abbey

February 19: Yesterday

February 26: Ford v. Ferrari*

 

*Showing dependent on DVD release. A substitute film may be shown.

The Vault @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Vault
Every Wednesday afternoon!

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!

Movie and Popcorn for Teens @ Niceville Library Tickets
Jan 22 @ 2:30 pm

Teens join us for popcorn and a movie.

 

January 22:  Maleficent:  Mistress of Evil.  Rated PG

Reading Education Assistance Dogs @ Niceville Library Tickets
Jan 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:45 pm

This program encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and a furry friend to read to that will lie next to them and enjoy the story being read to them. This is a great way to promote reading in a positive way. Over time your child’s reading ability and confidence can improve, which will make them enjoy reading even more. Registration is required. Please sign up in YS program room.

Jan
23
Thu
2020
Cuddlers & Toddlers Storytime @ Destin Library Tickets
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

This toddler time experience is an early exposure to storytime. Children will learn the beginnings of sitting and listening to stories and songs. Music and movement are included in this 30-minute class. Language interaction is emphasized through short read-aloud picture books, talking, listening, fingerplays, and singing. Parents are encouraged to sit next to the child and participate. Be encouraged when you see your child interacting with the songs, getting closer to the story, and practicing their sitting skills as they continue to attend. We love to hear reports of pretend play at home, children repeating the songs or rhymes, and we will celebrate with you when you share your story. Join us every Thursday morning at 9:30 am.

Lapsit Storytime (pre-walkers) @ Niceville Library Tickets
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

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!

 

Mystery Book Club @ Mary Esther Library Tickets
Jan 23 @ 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.

Coding Club @ Niceville Library Tickets
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Coding Club meets Thursdays from 4:00-5:00.  The club is open to grades 5-8, and registration is required.

Each week participants will be given a project that they may work on to build a game using Scratch.  Collaboration is encouraged but not required.  Club size is limited to 14 students as we have a limited number of laptops for participants to use.  A new sign-up sheet will be available for every meeting.

Meeting dates:  January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20.

No prior coding experience is necessary.

Jan
24
Fri
2020
Storytime Activities @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 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.

 

Color Yourself Calm: Adult Coloring Program @ Niceville Library Tickets
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Coloring is not just for kids!  If your New Year’s Resolution is to de-stress, then this program is for you.  Enjoy an hour of relaxing music as you color away your worries.  Supplies and coffee will be provided.  Space is limited, so please call 850-279-4863 ext. 1504 to reserve a seat.  For ages 18 +.

Teen Time Art @ Crestview Library Tickets
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Different monthly crafts for kids 11-17!

Jan. 24th will be mini hanging wall art. No sign up required!

PS4 Gaming @ Niceville Library @ Niceville Library Tickets
Jan 24 @ 2:30 pm

PS4 gaming in Teen Space!

Jan
25
Sat
2020
Overbooked Book Club @ Crestview Library Tickets
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This Book Club will be for adults only. 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:

January 25 Crestview Library
February 22 Casbah
March 28 Crestview Library
April 25 John O’Quigleys
May 23 Crestview Library
June 27 Member’s Home
July 25 Crestview Library
August 22 TBA
September 26 Crestview Library
October 24 Back Home Bakery
November 21* Crestview Library
December 19* Crestview Library

*Nov and Dec will be on the 3rd Saturday instead of 4th Saturday of the month

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!

Crazy Horse Family History @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Floyd Clown Sr, the Crazy Horse family elder, will discuss his family and their history. He will discuss why his family kept quiet for so long and also why they have decided to now speak openly.

Following Mr. Clown’s talk will be a Q & A, book signing, and photo opportunities

Movie Matinee: Maleficent Mistress of Evil @ Mary Esther Library Tickets
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Come out and enjoy Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (rated PG)

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

Movie Overview:

“Everyone’s favorite villainess is about to make a ravishing return. Maleficent’s darling godchild, Aurora, is all grown up and believes she has found love. But Maleficent, wary of the girl’s impending union, suddenly finds herself falling into old patterns. Aurora’s new love has a mother who’s a match for Maleficent when it comes to wits and gamesmanship. But at the end of the day, all Aurora wants is to be happy. The question is whether her eccentric godmother will allow it.”

Jan
27
Mon
2020
Family History Research & Digitization Day @ Destin Library Tickets
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This event is hosted in partnership with the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County (GSOC).

Your history matters! Patrons are invited to bring their family history documents to scan and save in digital format using the library’s new high-resolution document and film scanner. We will also have equipment available to photograph and preserve images of items like family Bibles or small heirloom objects. Library staff will walk participants through the process of scanning and/or photographing their materials.

Appointments are required, and will be scheduled every 30 minutes. Please call the library to reserve your appointment. Due to the limited time available for each appointment please plan to bring no more than 20 items to digitize.

Volunteers from the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County (GSOC) will offer several family history mini-workshops you can attend while you wait for your appointment:

10:00 am: Introduction to Family History Online

11:30 am: Protecting Your Photos and Documents

1:00 pm: Introduction to Family History Online

2:30 pm: Protecting Your Photos and Documents

These mini-workshops require no registration, and are free and open to the public. You do not have to have a digitization appointment to attend the mini-workshops.

Storytime Activities @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Jan 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).

Family Movie – Maleficent: Mistress of Evil @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

We will be showing a newly released, kid’s movies for the entire family to enjoy. All the movies at the library are presented on our big 12 foot screen and features digital stereo surround-sound. Refreshments will be served.

January featured movie: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Adult Chess Club @ Crestview Library Tickets
Jan 27 @ 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.

Crestview Writer’s Group Tickets
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Published and aspiring authors are encouraged to share their work and experience. This group is for writer’s seeking to give or receive support and feedback on their works.

For more information email Tami Kidd at tamilynnkidd@gmail.com

 

Jan
28
Tue
2020
Ages 3-5 Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Jan 28 @ 10:15 am

Tuesdays  (exact dates listed below)

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

Story Room

Limit 30 children each class!

 

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.

 

Jan. 7, 14  Reach For Peace

Jan. 21  Chinese New Year

Jan. 28, Feb. 4*  Bedtime *Wear pjs Feb. 4

Feb. 11  Valentines

Feb. 18, 25  African Tales

Mar. 3  Marvelous Marsupials 1

Mar. 10, 17  Leaping Leprechauns

Mar. 24  Marvelous Marsupials 2

Mar. 31, Apr. 7  Easter!

Apr. 14  Just Ducky 1

Apr. 21  Environmental Center Field Trip?

Apr. 28  Just Ducky 2

May 5, 12  Praiseworthy Parents!

 

Lapsit Storytime @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Jan 28 @ 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!

 

Adults Knitting Group @ Crestview Library Tickets
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come join a group of knitting hobbyist, make friends, and share ideas with fellow creatives! Meeting weekly!

ADULTS ONLY, no kids. Sign up at the front desk. All skill levels welcome.

Game Club @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Calling all board game players and card enthusiasts! The Fort Walton Beach Library is starting a Games Club.

On the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, join other like-minded players for a variety of board and card games.

Guest Speaker: Sinfonia Gulf Coast Pre-Concert Talk @ Destin Library Tickets
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join assistant conductor of Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Aaron King Vaughn, on Tuesday, January 28 at 2 p.m. for an engaging pre-concert discussion for the upcoming Feb. 1 “Classical Collusions (with Russia)” concert featuring Daniel Hsu on piano and two icons of Russian orchestral music: Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

There is no cost to attend this presentation. Seating will be first-come, first-served, no registration required.

About Mr. Aaron Vaughn the presenter:

Aaron King Vaughn is an exciting and versatile emerging American conductor. Recently appointed as assistant conductor of Florida’s Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Vaughn was also named a 2019 Chicago Sinfonietta Project Inclusion Freeman Conducting Fellow, has been invited to the PRISMA Conducting Fellowship, the International Institute for Conductors, and was an assistant conductor finalist for the National Repertory Orchestra.

 

Family Movie Night @ Niceville Library Tickets
Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm

The Library Youth Services will be hosting the movie “Abominable” in the YS program room. Rated PG.

 

 

NWFAA Astronomy Workshop @ Crestview Library Tickets
Jan 28 @ 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.

Jan
29
Wed
2020
Genealogy Club @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 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.

Jan. 8, 15  Mice

Jan. 22, 29  Feathered Friends

February 5, 12  Baby Love!

Feb. 19, 26  Food Adventures

Mar. 4, 11  Frogs and Turtles

Mar. 18, 25  Chicks & Ducklings

Apr. 1, 8  Spring & Easter!

Apr. 15, 22  Wildlife

Apr. 29  Let’s Play

May 6, 13  Praiseworthy Parents!

Storytime Class @ Niceville Library Tickets
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 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.

Jan. 8, 15  Mice

Jan. 22, 29  Feathered Friends

February 5, 12  Baby Love!

Feb. 19, 26  Food Adventures

Mar. 4, 11  Frogs and Turtles

Mar. 18, 25  Chicks & Ducklings

Apr. 1, 8  Spring & Easter!

Apr. 15, 22  Wildlife

Apr. 29  Let’s Play

May 6, 13  Praiseworthy Parents!

 

Crochet Mats for the Homeless with Emerald Coast Bag Ladies @ Crestview Library Tickets
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family history assistance with the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Jan 29 @ 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

“Computer Bytes” Tech Talks @ Destin Library Tickets
Jan 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn the basics of a variety of computing concepts with these “byte”-sized 30-minute presentations before our weekly Snowbird Movie Matinee movie series. No registration required; seating is first-come, first-served.

January 8: Library Ebooks

January 15: Technology Vocabulary

January 22: Navigating Your Desktop

January 29: File Storage

February 5: Office Software

February 12: Online Safety

February 19: The Web and You

February 26: Using Email

Snowbird Movie Matinee @ Destin Library Tickets
Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a selection of new-release and award-nominated films on Wednesday afternoons during January and February. This event is free and open to the public; seating is first-come, first-served.

January 8: Blinded By The Light

January 15: A Dog’s Journey

January 22: Rocket Man

January 29: Green Book

February 5: The Peanut Butter Falcon

February 12: Downton Abbey

February 19: Yesterday

February 26: Ford v. Ferrari*

 

*Showing dependent on DVD release. A substitute film may be shown.

The Vault @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Vault
Every Wednesday afternoon!

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!

Board Game Day @ Niceville Library @ Niceville Library Tickets
Jan 29 @ 2:30 pm

Board Game Day in Teen Space.

Jan
30
Thu
2020
Library Closed for maintenance @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Jan 30 all-day

The Fort Walton Beach Library will be CLOSED on Thursday, January 30.

Cuddlers & Toddlers Storytime @ Destin Library Tickets
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

This toddler time experience is an early exposure to storytime. Children will learn the beginnings of sitting and listening to stories and songs. Music and movement are included in this 30-minute class. Language interaction is emphasized through short read-aloud picture books, talking, listening, fingerplays, and singing. Parents are encouraged to sit next to the child and participate. Be encouraged when you see your child interacting with the songs, getting closer to the story, and practicing their sitting skills as they continue to attend. We love to hear reports of pretend play at home, children repeating the songs or rhymes, and we will celebrate with you when you share your story. Join us every Thursday morning at 9:30 am.

Lapsit Storytime (pre-walkers) @ Niceville Library Tickets
Jan 30 @ 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.

 

 

Toddlers Storytime (walkers up to age 3) @ Niceville Library Tickets
Jan 30 @ 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
Jan 30 @ 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
Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

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!

 

Coding Club @ Niceville Library Tickets
Jan 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Coding Club meets Thursdays from 4:00-5:00.  The club is open to grades 5-8, and registration is required.

Each week participants will be given a project that they may work on to build a game using Scratch.  Collaboration is encouraged but not required.  Club size is limited to 14 students as we have a limited number of laptops for participants to use.  A new sign-up sheet will be available for every meeting.

Meeting dates:  January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20.

No prior coding experience is necessary.

Local History Guest Lecture: Early Days of West Florida @ Destin Library Tickets
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Destin historian, author, and speaker Hank Klein will present an engaging and entertaining lecture about the early history of West Florida. Who were the original European colonizers of the Panhandle, and how many times did the land change hands? When did the Territory of Florida become property of the United States? How big was that territory? And just how accurate is the nickname Lower Alabama? Attendees will learn the answers to these questions and many more during Klein’s one-hour presentation. No registration required; seating will be first-come, first-served.

Jan
31
Fri
2020
Storytime Activities @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Jan 31 @ 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
Jan 31 @ 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
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Summer:  rising 7th-12th graders

School year:  6th-12th graders

Enjoy games, movies, crafts, art and more!

Family Library Time: Bear Hunt @ Crestview Library Tickets
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

6 or 6:45 p.m.
Ages 3 & up
30 children/session.
Registration will start soon!
Wear pjs.
Bring teddy bear, flashlight & 4 cookies to share

Feb
1
Sat
2020
3 – 6 years old Storytime Class @ Mary Esther Library Tickets
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am

Storytime Class

10:00 am – 11:00 am. Mary Esther Library.

3-6 year olds.

Fun stories, activities and crafts. A yummy snack, too!

Registration is requested.

Teen Dungeons and Dragons @ Crestview Library Tickets
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ages 13-17.  New players welcome.

Feb
3
Mon
2020
Storytime Activities @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Feb 3 @ 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).

Afterschool Artist Program @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Feb 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

After School Artist will be doing a group project with Chihuly’s Macchia on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 4pm. We will be recreating the glass flowers he is famous for by using coffee filters, markers, and starch! These will be displayed in the library. All supplies are provided. If you need a smock, please bring one.

Registration is required. NOTE: Class size is limited so please sign up early.

Adult Chess Club @ Crestview Library Tickets
Feb 3 @ 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
Feb 3 @ 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.

 

Feb
4
Tue
2020
Ages 3-5 Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Feb 4 @ 10:15 am

Tuesdays  (exact dates listed below)

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

Story Room

Limit 30 children each class!

 

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.

 

Jan. 7, 14  Reach For Peace

Jan. 21  Chinese New Year

Jan. 28, Feb. 4*  Bedtime *Wear pjs Feb. 4

Feb. 11  Valentines

Feb. 18, 25  African Tales

Mar. 3  Marvelous Marsupials 1

Mar. 10, 17  Leaping Leprechauns

Mar. 24  Marvelous Marsupials 2

Mar. 31, Apr. 7  Easter!

Apr. 14  Just Ducky 1

Apr. 21  Environmental Center Field Trip?

Apr. 28  Just Ducky 2

May 5, 12  Praiseworthy Parents!

 

Lapsit Storytime @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Feb 4 @ 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!

 

Adults Knitting Group @ Crestview Library Tickets
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come join a group of knitting hobbyist, make friends, and share ideas with fellow creatives! Meeting weekly!

ADULTS ONLY, no kids. Sign up at the front desk. All skill levels welcome.

Hablemos Espanol! Spanish Class @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Feb 4 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Want to learn Spanish with your child?
Beginning on Tuesday,February 4th at 2:30p.m. the Valparaiso Community Library will start a 6-week interactive Spanish class for parents/caretakers and their children (ages 5-12).
Registration is required.

Social Security Information Session @ Crestview Library Tickets
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Social Security Questions?

We’ve Got Answers.

Please join Diana Kovacs, Financial Advisor for Edwards Jones at our library for this free information session.

Social Security will likely be the foundation of your
retirement income. Before you retire, it’s important to
understand your options and the impact your decisions
have on your retirement.
Join us for our presentation Social Security: Your Questions
Answered. We’ll discuss:
• How does Social Security fit into my retirement
income plan?
• When should I start taking benefits?
• What about taxes?

We hope you will join us. Feel free to bring friends
and family.

Tuesday Evening Book Club @ Niceville Library Tickets
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm

If you are interested in joining this book club, please contact the Niceville Library.

Feb
5
Wed
2020
CareerSource Mobile @ Crestview Library Tickets
Feb 5 @ 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
Feb 5 @ 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
Feb 5 @ 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
Feb 5 @ 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.

Jan. 8, 15  Mice

Jan. 22, 29  Feathered Friends

February 5, 12  Baby Love!

Feb. 19, 26  Food Adventures

Mar. 4, 11  Frogs and Turtles

Mar. 18, 25  Chicks & Ducklings

Apr. 1, 8  Spring & Easter!

Apr. 15, 22  Wildlife

Apr. 29  Let’s Play

May 6, 13  Praiseworthy Parents!

Ages 0-2 Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Feb 5 @ 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.

Jan. 8, 15  Mice

Jan. 22, 29  Feathered Friends

February 5, 12  Baby Love!

Feb. 19, 26  Food Adventures

Mar. 4, 11  Frogs and Turtles

Mar. 18, 25  Chicks & Ducklings

Apr. 1, 8  Spring & Easter!

Apr. 15, 22  Wildlife

Apr. 29  Let’s Play

May 6, 13  Praiseworthy Parents!

 

Last Word Book Club @ Niceville Library Tickets
Feb 5 @ 11:30 am

If you are interested in joining this book club, please contact the Niceville Library.

Crochet Mats for the Homeless with Emerald Coast Bag Ladies @ Crestview Library Tickets
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family history assistance with the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Feb 5 @ 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

“Computer Bytes” Tech Talks @ Destin Library Tickets
Feb 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn the basics of a variety of computing concepts with these “byte”-sized 30-minute presentations before our weekly Snowbird Movie Matinee movie series. No registration required; seating is first-come, first-served.

January 8: Library Ebooks

January 15: Technology Vocabulary

January 22: Navigating Your Desktop

January 29: File Storage

February 5: Office Software

February 12: Online Safety

February 19: The Web and You

February 26: Using Email

Snowbird Movie Matinee @ Destin Library Tickets
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a selection of new-release and award-nominated films on Wednesday afternoons during January and February. This event is free and open to the public; seating is first-come, first-served.

January 8: Blinded By The Light

January 15: A Dog’s Journey

January 22: Rocket Man

January 29: Green Book

February 5: The Peanut Butter Falcon

February 12: Downton Abbey

February 19: Yesterday

February 26: Ford v. Ferrari*

 

*Showing dependent on DVD release. A substitute film may be shown.

The Vault @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Vault
Every Wednesday afternoon!

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!

Feb
6
Thu
2020
Cuddlers & Toddlers Storytime @ Destin Library Tickets
Feb 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

This toddler time experience is an early exposure to storytime. Children will learn the beginnings of sitting and listening to stories and songs. Music and movement are included in this 30-minute class. Language interaction is emphasized through short read-aloud picture books, talking, listening, fingerplays, and singing. Parents are encouraged to sit next to the child and participate. Be encouraged when you see your child interacting with the songs, getting closer to the story, and practicing their sitting skills as they continue to attend. We love to hear reports of pretend play at home, children repeating the songs or rhymes, and we will celebrate with you when you share your story. Join us every Thursday morning at 9:30 am.

Ages 0-3 Early Steps Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Feb 6 @ 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.

February 6—Baby Love!

March 5—Frogs & Turtles

April 2—Spring & Easter!

May 7—Praiseworthy Parents!