BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 27 and on the second and fourth Fridays at the Navarre Library, 8484 James M. Harvell Road. For those grieving the loss of a loved one. All materials are provided; there’s no charge to attend.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Programs will be presented, as follows, from Jan. 17 through Feb. 24:


11-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Jay Library
11-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Navarre Library
11:15-11:45 a.m. Wednesdays at the Milton Library
11:15-11:45 a.m. Wednesdays at the Gulf Breeze Library
11-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Pace Library


Preschool storytime programs are presented for children ages 3 through 5 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. First-time visitors should meet the storytime presenter in advance, pick up a welcome packet, explore the children's area, and tour of the library.

GAME NIGHT: 3-6 p.m. Jan. 17 at theJay Library, 5259 Booker Lane. Bring games from home or play those provided by the library. Open to all ages, and game groups are welcome.

TODDLER TIME: 11 a.m. Jan. 18 and 25, Navarre and Pace Libraries.For children 18 to 36 months of age who attend with a caregiver. One child and one adult can register together for songs, stories, rhymes and other activities. Space is limited and on-site registration is required in advance. This is not a drop-in program. Details: Youth Services Coordinator Margaret Chatraw, 981-4066.

THIRD FRIDAYS WITH UF/IFAS EXTENSION: 10 a.m. Jan. 20, Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive. 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.

FRIENDS OF THE GULF BREEZE LIBRARY ANNUAL MEETING: 7 p.m. Jan 23, Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive. Featuring 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 for more information.

BOOK CHAT: 4 p.m. Feb. 1, Pace Library, 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd. Discuss “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman. Participation is limited and registration required; call 981-7323.