Feb
6
Thu
2020
Cuddlers & Toddlers Storytime @ Destin Library Tickets
Feb 6 @ 9:30 am – May 28 @ 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.

Feb
28
Fri
2020
Storytime Activities @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Feb 28 @ 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
Feb 28 @ 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.

 

Scrabble Club @ Crestview Library Tickets
Feb 28 @ 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!

Code Club @ Destin Library Tickets
Feb 28 @ 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 additional seats become available registration will re-open.

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

Living Wonders @ Destin Library Tickets
Feb 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Explore the wonders of the natural world on Friday afternoons. February’s focus field will be botany, the study of plant life. Activities will include nonfiction read-aloud, early research skills, chart creation, journaling, and hands-on exploration. This program is open to students in grades 2-5 and runs concurrently with the Teen Code Club.

Family Library Time: Beekeeping! @ Crestview Library Tickets
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Beekeeping with Bundrick Honey Farms
6:30-7:15 p.m.
Learn about beekeeping and taste local honey!

What’s the buzz all about?  Come to the Crestview Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 28 to learn about how the honeybee lives and the respectful ways of keeping honeybees!  Family Library Time lasts about 45 minutes and is designed for adults and children four years old and up.

All over America, city beekeepers are keeping a few honeybee hives in their backyards. Learn what is involved: how, when, where and what you will need to establish a hive. If you’re thinking about starting a bee hive or are just curious about what’s involved with keeping bees, then this is a great introduction for you.

This short presentation is designed for absolute beginners so no prior knowledge is required. There will be no hands-on beekeeping, so protective clothing and bravery will not be necessary.  Taste a variety of local honeys and buy if you like!  Registration is not required for this free event.

Mar
2
Mon
2020
Storytime Activities @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Mar 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).

Family Movie Event- FROZEN II @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Mar 2 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 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.

Special in March: Come join us for our Frozen II Frolic of Fun!
*Games
*Crafts
*Frozen Treats
*Costumes Welcomed!

Adult Chess Club @ Crestview Library Tickets
Mar 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
Mar 2 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 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.

 

 

Mar
3
Tue
2020
Ages 3-5 Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Mar 3 @ 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
Mar 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!

 

Adults Knitting Group @ Crestview Library Tickets
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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.

Patrick Smith’s Florida: A Land Remembered @ Destin Library Tickets
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Few, if any, books have captured the spirit and colorful history of Florida’s past as well as Patrick Smith’s A Land Remembered. Join the author’s son Rick Smith on a visual storytelling exploration of this fascinating piece of Florida history.

This program is free and open to the public. Seating will be first-come, first-served. For more information please call the library at 850-837-8572.

 

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Hablemos Espanol! Spanish Class @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Mar 3 @ 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.

Meet Your Candidates @ Mary Esther Library Tickets
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

City of Mary Esther residents!

The Friends of the Mary Esther Public Library invite you to meet and greet the candidates running for City Council in the upcoming election.

Please join the Friends.

Get Involved!   Stay Informed!   Your Vote Counts!

Light refreshments will be served.

Family Movie Night: Frozen 2 @ Crestview Library Tickets
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Venture into the unknown with your family and enjoy a free night out with Disney’s Frozen 2 (2019)!

The library will be providing popcorn and the movie on the projector screen, but feel free to bring snacks or dinner.

All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the film.

Parent-Teacher Workshop: Phonetic Reading Methods and Tips for Parents, Teachers, and Tutors @ Destin Library Tickets
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Does your child show signs of memorizing or guessing words without sound relation? Does your child seem frustrated when it comes to reading? This workshop is for you! We will focus on the work of Wanda Sanseri of the research-based Spaulding Method /Spell to Write and Read fame as well as professionals writing curriculum in the Classical and/or Charlotte Mason education framework.

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

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

Mar
4
Wed
2020
CareerSource Mobile @ Crestview Library Tickets
Mar 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
Mar 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
Mar 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
Mar 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.

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
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 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.

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
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family history assistance with the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Mar 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
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 2:30 pm

Teens join us for popcorn and a movie.

 

March 4:  Knives Out.  Rated PG-13

Cat in the Hat Party @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

The Cat in the Hat invites YOU to his party! Join us for stories and crafts!

Ages 2 and up.

No registration is required.

Mar
5
Thu
2020
Cuddlers & Toddlers Storytime @ Destin Library Tickets
Mar 5 @ 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
Mar 5 @ 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.

 

 

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

February 6—Baby Love!

March 5—Frogs & Turtles

April 2—Spring & Easter!

May 7—Praiseworthy Parents!

 

Lapsit Class @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Mar 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.

Toddlers Storytime (walkers up to age 3) @ Niceville Library Tickets
Mar 5 @ 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.

 

 

Kids’ Classics Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone @ Destin Library Tickets
Mar 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Storytime doesn’t have to stop once you can read to yourself! This read-aloud program is designed for children in grades 3-5. Snacks will be provided, and each reading will be followed by a tie-in art or craft activity. Faithful attendees will receive a gift copy of the book to keep. Registration is required, and will open in January 2020.

The book being read during February and March will be Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first book in the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling.

Mar
6
Fri
2020
Closed for Staff Education Day @ Mary Esther Library Tickets
Mar 6 all-day

The Library will be CLOSED for Employee Training.

Destin Library Closed for Staff Education Day @ Destin Library Tickets
Mar 6 all-day

The Destin Library will be closed on Friday, April 12 for our annual OCPLC staff education day. We will resume normal operating hours on Saturday, March 7 at 9:00 am.

Library Closed for Staff Education Day @ Crestview Library Tickets
Mar 6 all-day

The library is closed for county-wide library staff training. We will reopen Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 10 AM.

Library Closed for Staff Education Day @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Mar 6 all-day

All Okaloosa County libraries will be closed today for staff training.

We will reopen at 9:00am on Monday, March 9th.

Library Closed for Staff Training @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Mar 6 all-day

The Fort Walton Beach Library will be closed all day on Friday, March 6, 2020 for staff training

We will reopen on Saturday, March 7, from 10AM-4PM

Niceville Library Closed for Staff Education Day @ Niceville Library Tickets
Mar 6 all-day

Niceville Library will be closed on March 6, 2020 for Staff Education Day.

Mar
7
Sat
2020
3 – 6 years old Storytime Class @ Mary Esther Library Tickets
Mar 7 @ 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
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ages 13-17.  New players welcome.

Mar
9
Mon
2020
Storytime Activities @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Mar 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).

Adult Coloring Class “All we need is Hue” @ Mary Esther Library Tickets
Mar 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Have you heard about the new relaxation trend? Coloring is not just for kids anymore! Coloring have been proven to reduce stress and anxiety. It also promotes mindfulness and allows creativity. Take a break and join this cool, judgement-free social group for coffee, cookies and coloring! You do not need to be experienced. Get ready to color away and lift your mood!

Afterschool Artist Program @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Paper mache time! We are having a 2-part art class in March. Come join me for paper mache, painting, and paper quilling.
We will be creating a colorful, whimsical fish, Fish Tail! You need to register for this event.

The class is limited to 15 participants. It will take 2 Mondays, 9th & 16th, at 4pm to complete.

Supplies are provided. If needed bring a smock, art can be messy.

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

Adult Chess Club @ Crestview Library Tickets
Mar 9 @ 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.

Live Performance by the Methodical Musician, Edwin Culver @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for an free evening of classical guitar as Edwin Culver fuses  “East and West: Ancient Music from the Orient Meets Nuevo Tango”

Mar
10
Tue
2020
Power of Music Early Explorations Workshop @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Mar 10 @ 3:30 am – 4:30 am

Boost your child’s language learning skills with song and rhyme as we travel down the road with Dan, the Taxi Man!

No registration is required!

Presented by Panhandle Parent to Parent

Ages 3-5 Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Mar 10 @ 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
Mar 10 @ 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!

 

Cover to Cover Book Club @ Niceville Library Tickets
Mar 10 @ 12:30 pm

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

Game Club @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Mar 10 @ 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.

Free Concert: Classical Guitar Music from Around the World @ Destin Library Tickets
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are the rules of music really that different around the world? Or is there something that music tries to say about all of us? Come and hear the racing dance rhythms of Argentinian tangos, the interwoven lines of a great Baroque sonata nearly lost in the bombing of Dresden, a Russian tone-painting inspired by the nuclear mysticism of Salvador DAli, brand new music composed by performer Edwin Culver himself (just by remixing the street sounds of modern China), and much, much more! And who knows, perhaps you’ll discover a part of the world you never knew existed, or maybe something about yourself that’s awakened by this resonant performance.

Hablemos Espanol! Spanish Class @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Mar 10 @ 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.

3-D Printer Training @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Mar 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Want to learn how to use the 3D printer?

Come join our 3D printer training classes on March 10th at 3:30 p.m. in the Valparaiso Creativity Lab.

Registration is required.

After School Special @ Niceville Library Tickets
Mar 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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

March 10:  “Machines that Move – Bristlebots.”  Simple Circuitry Fun.  Students create their own bristlebots for racing!

Beanstalk Brigade: Lily Bell, Worthy of Love with guest author Amanda Thackeray @ Destin Library Tickets
Mar 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

(Ages 4-7) Join us for Beanstalk Brigade as guest author, Amanda Thackeray, reads from her book Lily Bell: Worthy of Love. Enjoy this timeless fable about a dove who is unable to fly. Inspired by her friend Lily who was born with Cerebral Palsy, this story will keep you inspired to find worth and beauty in life. Children will enjoy creating a take-home nature craft.  This special event for Beanstalk Brigade is open for all elementary students.  Registration is recommended.

College Tips and Tricks for students presented by Parent to Parent @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Finding and securing financial aid is a daunting and confusing task. A representative of Northwest Florida State College, Troy University  and members of Parent to Parent will help guide parents and teens through the process. Pizza will be provided.

Open Mic Poetry Night @ Crestview Library Tickets
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Conversation and snacks start at 6PM

Open mic for poetry and music starts at 6:30PM

Everyone is welcome!

 

Mar
11
Wed
2020
CareerSource Mobile @ Crestview Library Tickets
Mar 11 @ 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
Mar 11 @ 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
Mar 11 @ 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
Mar 11 @ 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
Mar 11 @ 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
Mar 11 @ 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!

 

Friends of the Mary Esther Library Meeting @ Mary Esther Library Tickets
Mar 11 @ 11:15 am

Come out and join the Friends of the Library!

Family history assistance with the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Mar 11 @ 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
Mar 11 @ 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!

Mar
12
Thu
2020
Cuddlers & Toddlers Storytime @ Destin Library Tickets
Mar 12 @ 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
Mar 12 @ 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
Mar 12 @ 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
Mar 12 @ 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.

 

 

PS4 Gaming @ Niceville Library @ Niceville Library Tickets
Mar 12 @ 2:30 pm

PS4 gaming in Teen Space!

Board Game Club @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Mar 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Do you enjoy all types of games? This program will feature both board games such as Catan, Exploding Kittens, Carcassonne, Codenames, and Monopoly Deal.

All ages invited to play and challenge their skills.
Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Kids’ Classics Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone @ Destin Library Tickets
Mar 12 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Storytime doesn’t have to stop once you can read to yourself! This read-aloud program is designed for children in grades 3-5. Snacks will be provided, and each reading will be followed by a tie-in art or craft activity. Faithful attendees will receive a gift copy of the book to keep. Registration is required, and will open in January 2020.

The book being read during February and March will be Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first book in the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling.

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Storytime Activities @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Mar 13 @ 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).

Page Turners @ Fort Walton Beach Library Tickets
Mar 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The FWB library will be closed all day on March 6 due to staff day

Page Turners will meet the following Friday, March 13, instead.

The title to be discussed will be The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Storytime Class @ Niceville Library Tickets
Mar 13 @ 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.

 

Scrabble Club @ Crestview Library Tickets
Mar 13 @ 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!

Teen Time @ Crestview Library Tickets
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Summer:  rising 7th-12th graders

School year:  6th-12th graders

Enjoy games, movies, crafts, art and more!

Rock Painting Class @ Mary Esther Library Tickets
Mar 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come out and enjoy a relaxing and fun filled time painting with friends and family!

 

 

Legos @ Niceville Library Tickets
Mar 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Let the imagination begin!  Get away from the screens with Lego® at the Niceville Library!  Children ages 7 – 12 years.  Class size is limited.  Registration is required.

 

¡Cuentos en Español! @ Destin Library Tickets
Mar 13 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Este programa es para niños de 3 a 7 años con sus padres. Disfruta de cuentos, poesías y canciones en dos lenguas: ¡español e ingles!

No es necesario registrarse para asistir. Los asientos serán por orden de llegada.

 

This program is for children ages 3 to 7 and their parents. Enjoy stories, poems, and songs in two languages: Spanish and English!

Registration is not required. Seating will be first-come, first-served.

Code Club @ Destin Library Tickets
Mar 13 @ 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 additional seats become available registration will re-open.

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

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Movie Matinee: Frozen II @ Mary Esther Library Tickets
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Come out and enjoy Frozen II (rated PG)

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

Movie Overview:

“They used to fear Elsa’s magic, now it’s their only hope. Following the events of Frozen, Elsa discovers a powerful threat that looms over their home in Arendelle. It appears to be coming from an autumnal forest full of new magic and strange creatures. With the help of Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, they must delve deep into the strange forest, stop the mysterious force, and discover the truth behind Elsa’s own powers.”

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Storytime Activities @ Valparaiso Library Tickets
Mar 16 @ 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
Mar 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Paper mache time! We are having a 2-part art class in March. Come join me for paper mache, painting, and paper quilling.
We will be creating a colorful, whimsical fish, Fish Tail! You need to register for this event.

The class is limited to 15 participants. It will take 2 Mondays, 9th & 16th, at 4pm to complete.

Supplies are provided. If needed bring a smock, art can be messy.

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

Adult Chess Club @ Crestview Library Tickets
Mar 16 @ 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 @ Crestview Library Tickets
Mar 16 @ 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! Every 3rd Monday from 5-6:30 PM, the library will offer coloring sheets and supplies, hot tea, and soothing music. Ages 18+

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Ages 3-5 Ready Reader Class @ Crestview Library Tickets
Mar 17 @ 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
Mar 17 @ 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
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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
Mar 17 @ 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
Mar 17 @ 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

UWF Emerald Coast Representative April Leake @ Crestview Library Tickets
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Find out about the University of West Florida degrees available in Okaloosa County, the NWF2UWF program, or ask general UWF questions. To learn more, contact April Leake at 729-4903 or visit the UWF Emerald Coast webpage at www.uwf.edu/emeraldcoast

3rd Tuesday Lego Free Play @ Crestview Library Tickets
Mar 17 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 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!

Monthly themes with some instructions available and all finished creations will be displayed behind the front desk!