January events at your Santa Rosa County Library

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Holiday Closures

The library system will close Mon., Jan. 2 in observance of New Year’s Day and Mon., Jan. 16 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


New Toddler Time – Navarre and Pace Libraries

Jan. 18 and 25, 11 a.m.

The Santa Rosa County Library System is launching a Toddler Time program for children 18 to 36 months of age who attend with a caregiver. One child and one adult register together for songs, stories, rhymes, and other fun activities. The winter session will begin January 18 for six weeks on Wednesdays, 11 to 11:20 a.m. at the Navarre and Pace libraries. Space is limited and on-site registration is required in advance. This is not a drop-in program. For details, contact Youth Services Coordinator Margaret Chatraw, 850-981-4066.


Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytime programs are presented for preschool children ages three through five and include stories, finger plays, and action rhymes. Caregivers must remain in the library during storytime; however, they may not accompany children into the programs. Please be prompt, latecomers will not be admitted. First-time visitors are encouraged to visit the library in advance to meet the storytime presenter, pick up a welcome packet, explore the children’s area, and tour of the library. Storytime will be presented during the following times from January 17 through February 24:

* 11 – 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Jay Library

* 11 – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Navarre Library

* 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Milton Library

* 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Gulf Breeze Library

* 11 -11:30 a.m. on Fridays at the Pace Library

Visit www.santarosa.fl.gov/libraries for additional details.


Friends of the Navarre Library Board Meeting

Jan 9, 10:15 a.m.

Board meetings are held the second Mon. of each month at 10:15 a.m. at the Navarre Library, located at 8484 James M. Harvell Rd. in Navarre. Visit www.facebook.com/NFONL for more information.


Winter Break Family Movies – Milton Library

Jan. 3 and 4, 4 p.m.

On January 3, enjoy a remake of a 1977 classic about an orphaned boy and his magic dragon. On January 4, meet Sophie and a big friendly giant. Both movies are rated PG and will be shown at 4 p.m. in the Milton Library meeting room, 5541 Alabama St. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Milton Library.


Friends of the Milton Library Board Meeting

Jan 5, 1:30 p.m.

The Friends of the Milton Library will hold a board meeting in the Milton Library, 5541 Alabama St., Jan. 5 at 1:30 p.m. Visit friendsofthemiltonlibrary.wordpress.com for more information.


Friends of the Pace Library Board Meeting

Jan 10, 5:30 p.m.

Friends of the Pace Library Board meetings are held at the Pace Library, 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd., at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tues. of every other month beginning with Jan with an annual meeting held in Mar. Visit www.friendsofpacelibrary.org for details.


Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D) – Navarre Library

Jan. 11, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Come, Sit, Stay & Read with a furry friend in the Navarre Library on the second Wednesday each month in the Navarre Library, 8484 James M. Harvell Rd. Registration required, contact the library, 850-981-7323, for details.


Coffee Talk Book Club – Gulf Breeze Library

Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m.

The non-fiction book club meets at the Gulf Breeze Library study room on the second Wednesday of every other month. This month the book club is discussing True Crime Addict by James Renner. For more information, call 850-981-7323 or visit the library at 1060 Shoreline Dr.


Bereavement Support – Navarre Library

Jan. 13 and 27, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Meeting are held at the Navarre Library, 8484 James M. Harvell Rd., on the second and fourth Fridays from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The sessions address grief support and offer assistance, love and listening ears to those grieving the loss of a loved one. All materials provided, no charge to attend, no reservation required.


AniManga Club – Gulf Breeze Library

Jan. 17, 4 p.m.

The AniManga Club is dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of animation, cartooning and related arts. Bring your art, discuss techniques of drawing, cartooning, anime and manga art, as well as your favorite title and artists in those genres. The club is open to youth in grades six through eight and meets on the third Tues. of each month at the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Dr. Registration not required.


Graphic Novel Book Club – Milton Library

Jan. 17, 5 p.m.

New and seasoned graphic novel readers join ;fellow enthusiasts at the Milton Library, 5541 Alabama St., the third Tuesday each month to discuss the book of the month. January’s selection is Guardians of the Louvre by Jiro Taniguchi. To register, call 850-981-7323.


Game Night – Jay Library

Jan. 17, 3-6 p.m.

Enjoy playing games? Join us for game night at the Jay Library, 5259 Booker Ln. Bring games from home, or play those provided by the library. This event is open to all ages, and game groups are welcome.


Third Fridays with UF/IFAS Extension – Gulf Breeze Library

Jan. 20, 10 a.m.

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Services presents a monthly series on a variety of topics with solutions for your life including agriculture, the environment, sustainable living, disaster preparation and recovery, 4-H youth development, family and consumer issues, and lawn and garden problems. The program is held at the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Dr.


Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library Annual Meeting

Jan 23, 7 p.m.

The Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library will hold their annual meeting in the meeting room at the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive, on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Join us for a special presentation with guest speaker Sharla Gorder, a local author who recently published her first book, My Vices Collide, A Celebration of Being a Little Messed Up. Visit www.facebook.com/friendsofgblibrary for more information.


Looking ahead to February…

Book Chat – Pace Library

Feb. 1, 4 p.m.

One of the next best things to reading a good book is chatting about it! Share your enthusiasm and join the conversation about A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman at the Pace Library, 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd.

Participation is limited and registration required; call 850-981-7323.


The Santa Rosa County Library System is a department of the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners. Libraries are located in Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, Navarre, and Pace. Find additional information at www.santarosa.fl.gov/libraries or call (850) 981-7323 (READ).

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