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Holiday Closures

 

Libraries will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.  In observance of Thanksgiving, libraries will close early at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and will be closed Thursday – Saturday, Nov. 26– 28.  Libraries will resume normal business hours on Monday, Nov. 30.  

 

 

Storytime

 

Storytime for 3 to 5 year olds who are able to attend without a caregiver will be held during the following times through Dec. 11:

 

• 11 a.m. on Mondays at the Jay Library

 

• 11 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Navarre Library

 

• 11:15 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Milton Library

 

• 11:15 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Gulf Breeze Library

 

• 11 a.m. on Fridays at the Pace Library

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Storytime will not be held on Nov. 11 due to Veterans Day closings. Storytime will also not be held during the week of Thanksgiving.

 

In consideration of all participants, programs will start promptly at the assigned times.

Please check the library website for additional details at www.santarosa.fl.gov/libraries.

 

Genealogy Research Assistance - Milton Library

Mondays 9 a.m. – noon

On Mondays from 9 a.m. – noon, library volunteers are available at the Milton Library located at 5541 Alabama St., to provide general genealogy research guidance; one-on-one assistance in using online and print genealogy resources for family researchers; and assistance in filling out ancestral charts and family group records. Beginners and seasoned researchers are invited to use these services. To ensure a volunteer is available to assist you, please call before you visit.

 

Heritage Holiday Tree - Gulf Breeze Library

Help us decorate the ultimate Gulf Breeze Holiday Tree. Drop off an ornament that represents your family and life in Gulf Breeze. Are you a big fan of fishing? Create a fun fish ornament. Do you play soccer? A soccer ball ornament with your family name on it would be great! Be sure to paint your name and the year on the ornament and let’s see how many Gulf Breeze folks we can get up on our tree. Dec. 1 is the last day to donate an ornament. The Gulf Breeze Library is located at 1060 Shoreline Drive in Gulf Breeze.

 

 Hopeful Hearts - Navarre Library

Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

A series of meetings for "Hopeful Hearts," a bereavement support group, will be held at the Navarre Library on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The weekly sessions will address grief support and offer assistance, love and listening ears to those grieving over the loss of a loved one. All materials will be provided; refreshments will be served; and no reservation is required. There is no charge to participate. The programs are held at the Navarre Library located at 8484 James M. Harvell Rd. in Navarre.

 Family Movie Favorites - Jay Library

 Nov. 3, 5 pm.

 

Based on the book “A Day with Wilbur Robinson” by William Joyce, this movie is the story of a boy with a lifelong wish to belong.  It shows what happens when he meets an incredible collection of characters who just might have the power to make his wildest fantasies come true. This program is free and open to the public. In consideration of all participants, programs will start promptly at the assigned times. The Jay Library is located at 5259 Booker Lane in Jay.

 

 Friends of the Navarre Library Book Sale – Nov. 5 – 7

 

The Friends of the Navarre Library will hold a book sale Thursday, Nov. 5 - Saturday Nov. 7. The hours are as follows:

 

·         Thursday, Nov. 5, 4 - 6 p.m. – Friends of the Navarre Library annual meeting, elections and preview sale for members. New members can join at the door and take advantage of the preview sale.

 

·         Friday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

·         Saturday, Nov. 7, 9  a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

A nice selection of books will be available for purchase. Please support your library with these great bargains!  Consider joining the Friends or purchasing a membership for a friend or family member as a Christmas gift. The Navarre Library is located at 8484 James M. Harvell Rd. in Navarre. Please see the Friends website at www.friendsofnavarrelibrary.org for more information.

 

 Friends of the Navarre Library Silent Auction

 

The Friends of the Navarre Library are hosting a silent auction of beautiful paintings that are currently on display at the library. Winning bidders will be announced on Nov. 5. The Navarre Library is located at 8484 James M. Harvell Rd. in Navarre. Please visit the Friends website at www.friendsofnavarrelibrary.org for more information.

  

Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library Book Sale – Nov. 6 - 7

 

Join the Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library for our annual Fall Book Sale in the Gulf Breeze Library meeting room. Sale dates are:

 

·         Friday, Nov. 6 from 5 – 7 p.m.

 

·         Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

There is something for everyone, so check us out. This event is free and open to the public. Support your local Friends group! Consider joining the Friends or purchasing a membership for a friend or family member as a Christmas gift. The Gulf Breeze Library is located at 1060 Shoreline Drive in Gulf Breeze. Please see the Friends website at https://www.facebook.com/friendsofgblibrary for additional details.

 

Friends of the Milton Library Book Sale – Nov 6 -7

Join the Friends of the Milton Library for their book sale. Sale dates are:

Friday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. – noon

There is something for everyone, so check us out. This event is free and open to the public. Support your local Friends group! Consider joining the Friends or purchasing a membership for a friend or family member as a Christmas gift. The Milton Library is located at 5541 Alabama Street, in Milton. Please visit the Friends website at http://friendsofthemiltonlibrary.wordpress.com/ for more information.

 

 

Friends of the Navarre Library Board Meeting – Nov. 9, 10:15 a.m.

 

Board meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 10:15 a.m. at the Navarre Library. The Navarre Library is located at 8484 James M. Harvell Rd. in Navarre. Please see the Friends website at www.friendsofnavarrelibrary.org for more information.

 

 Movie Matinee - Navarre Library

Nov. 10, 2 p.m.

This month’s movie matinee is a musical retelling of the rise and fall of England's mythical King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, Queen Guinevere, and Lancelot. Don’t miss out on the romance and intrigue.  Programs are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. and are open to the public. There is no charge or prior registration required. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Navarre Library. The Navarre Library is located at 8484 James M. Harvell Rd. in Navarre.

  

Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library Board of Director’s Meeting – Nov. 10, 5 p.m.

 

Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. at the Gulf Breeze Library. The Gulf Breeze Library is located at 1060 Shoreline Drive in Gulf Breeze. Please see the Friends website at www.facebook.com/friendsofgblibrary for more information.

 

Friends of the Pace Library Meeting – Nov. 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

 

Board meetings are held at the Pace Library at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every other month. The annual meeting is held in March.  The Pace Library is located at 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd. in Pace. Please see the Friends website at www.friendsofpacelibrary.org for additional information.

  

Coffee Talk

 

Nov. 11, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

 

This month the book club is discussing “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larsson. The nonfiction book club typically meets at the Gulf Breeze Library study room on the second Wednesday of every other month. Due to the holiday, please contact a staff member for this month's location and details. Please call the library or drop by to sign up and speak to a staff member today about reserving your copy! The Gulf Breeze Library is located at 1060 Shoreline Dr. in Gulf Breeze.

 

READ Dogs - Pace Library

 

Nov. 14, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

 

Come, Sit, Stay, and Read with a furry friend in the Pace Library on Nov. 14, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Registration is required. The program is held on the second Saturday of each month at the Pace Library located at 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd. in Pace. Contact the Pace Library for more information or to sign up.

 READ Dogs - Navarre Library

Nov. 18, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

 Come, Sit, Stay & R.E.A.D. with a furry friend in the Navarre Library from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Registration is required. The program is held on the second Wednesday each month. Due to Veteran's Day, this month, the READ Dogs will visit on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The Navarre Library is located at 8484 James M. Harvell Rd. in Navarre. Contact the Navarre Library for more information or to sign up.

  

Solutions for Your Life - Selecting and Planting Trees for Your Landscape - Gulf Breeze Library

 Nov. 20, 10 a.m.

 

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Services presents a monthly series on a variety of interesting topics with solutions for your life. This month's topic is “Selecting and Planting Trees for Your Landscape.” Properly planted and well maintained trees can add beauty, wind protection, shade, wildlife habitat, beauty, and other benefits to the landscape.  Learn best practices for landscaping with trees. This month's program is hosted by Mary Derrick, Residential Horticulture Agent/Master Gardner Coordinator, from the Santa Rosa County Extension Office and Ian Stone from the Florida Forest Service. Programs are free and open to the public. The Gulf Breeze Library is located at 1060 Shoreline Dr. in Gulf Breeze.

  

Classical Guitar Gathering - Navarre Library

 

Nov. 21, 10 a.m. - noon

 

Enjoy the elegant art of classical guitar with Jimmy Chandler and his students at the Navarre Library on the third Saturday of the month through December. Mr. Chandler is a local resident and classical guitar instructor with over 30 years of experience. He will host a series of gatherings to form a community for classical guitar enthusiasts, promote appreciation of the classical guitar, and provide opportunities for guitarists of all levels to meet, play, and learn. Music from all periods of history and countries will be presented and guest lecturers and performers will be included. The Navarre Library is located at 8484 James M. Harvell Rd. in Navarre.