MILTON — These library events are scheduled throughout Santa Rosa County. Check the library website for additional details at www.santarosa.fl.gov/libraries.
Library locations:Milton — 5541 Alabama St. Pace — 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd. Jay — 5259 Booker Lane Gulf Breeze — 1060 Shoreline Drive Navarre — 8484 James M. Harvell Road
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DAY: 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Navarre Library, families are welcome to join us as we read cookie-related books and enjoy cookies and milk. Cookies will be provided by the Friends of the Navarre Library.
READING WITH SUMMIT: 4 p.m. Aug. 7 and 21 at the Milton Library, visit the library to read with Summit - the K-9 Literacy Dog! Space is limited; registration is required. Speak with a staff member to sign up.
SUPERHERO DAY: 2 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Milton Library, join us for games, crafts, trivia, and a photo booth! Come dressed as your favorite superhero for our costume contest (open to all ages). At 3:30 p.m. we will watch "Black Panther" (rated PG-13). Snacks and prizes provided by the Friends of the Milton Library.
FRIENDS OF THE NAVARRE LIBRARY BOARD MEETING: 10 a.m. second Mondays of each month at the Navarre Library, 8484 James M. Harvell Road, Navarre.
REFRESHING READS BOOK CLUB: 3 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Jay library, enjoy an uplifting book club where one can talk about books in a spirit of fun and sharing. Refreshing Reads meets the first Tuesday of every month. See a staff person to sign up. This month, read your favorite book and be prepared to share with the group about it.
THE INKLINGS: 5 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Milton Library, sixth through 10th graders are invited to share their ideas about the book of the month. This month’s selection is “Thunderhead” by Neal Shusterman. Speak with a staff member to register.
FRIENDS OF THE GULF BREEZE LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: 5:30 p.m. second Tuesdays at the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive. Details: www.facebook.com/friendsofgblibrary
FRIENDS OF THE PACE LIBRARY BOARD MEETING: 5:30 p.m. second Tuesdays of every other month at the Pace Library, 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd. Details: www.friendsofpacelibrary.org.
ANIMANGA CLUB: 4 p.m. third Tuesdays of each month at the Gulf Breeze Library, bring your art; discuss techniques of drawing, cartooning, anime and manga, as well as your favorite titles and artists in those genres. Open to sixth- through eighth-graders. Join us on July 17 for a special two hour meeting as we watch Miguel journey to the Land of the Dead. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library.
GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB: 5 p.m. Aug. 22 at Milton library, join fellow graphic novel enthusiasts at the Milton Library on the fourth Wednesday each month to discuss the book of the month. Members can suggest reading ideas, interests, and discuss the world of the graphic novel. This month's selection is “Hermes” by George O’Connor. Visit the library to register.
BIBLIOBABBLERS TEEN BOOK CLUB: 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Gulf Breeze library, ninth through 12th graders who are 14-18 years old can discuss the read-of-the-month with friends at the Gulf Breeze Library. Bibliobabblers meets at 6 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month. This month’s book is “Relic Master” by Catherine Fisher.
BOOK CHAT: 4 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Pace Library, one of the next best things to reading a good book is chatting about it. Join the conversation on the first Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. This month's selection is “The Man in the Crooked Hat” by Harry Dolan. Registration is required.
THE ILLUSTRIATES GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB: 4 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Navarre Library , sixth through 12th graders can join fellow graphic novel enthusiasts on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss the book of the month. Members can suggest reading ideas, interests, and discuss the world of the graphic novel. This month's selection is “The Last Kids on Earth” by Max Brallier. Speak with a staff member to sign up.
COFFEE TALK BOOK CLUB: 6:30 p.m. second Wednesdays at the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive. Call the library, 981-7323, to sign up. This month the book club is discussing "Mrs. Sherlock Holmes" by Brad Ricca.
NAVARRE AUTHORS CLUB: 4 p.m., third Wednesday of every month at the Navarre Library, 8484 James M. Harvell Road. Join other local authors; topics of discussion will include everything from the writing process to how a new author can be published.
PAGE TURNERS: 1 p.m. Aug. 10, the fiction book club meets at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of every other month for a brown bag lunch and book discussion. This month's selection is “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult. There is a limit of 20 participants, so call or visit the library to sign up.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. second and fourth Fridays, Navarre Library, 8484 James M. Harvell Road.
UF-IFAS EXTENSION: 10 a.m. every third Friday at the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences presents a monthly series on a variety of topics including agriculture, the environment, sustainable living, disaster preparation and recovery, 4-H youth development, family and consumer issues, and lawn and garden problems. The next series will be "Wildlife in Your Landscape" by John Atkins.
FICTION FANATICS BOOK CLUB: 4 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Navarre library, join the Fiction Fanatics for stimulating conversations about popular works of fiction, at 4 p.m. on the fourth Friday of every month (except May and November). This month's selection is “The Night the Lights Went Out” by Karen White. Speak to a staff member to reserve a copy.
RED SHOE BOOK CLUB: 8:30 a.m.; The club meets the third Monday of each month at the Navarre Library. The club will discuss First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. She was the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Each person reads their own selected book and/or gathers information from the internet for the discussion.
The club will meet at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast at Bistro 98 in Gulf Breeze before the 10 a.m. meeting. Bistro 98 is on Highway 98 just west of Highway 399.
In order to provide sufficient seating for breakfast, RSVP to Dianne Palio by April 15 at 602-4890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIRD THURSDAYS WITH YOUR COUNTY MASTER GARDENER: 11 a.m. Aug. 16, the county master gardeners will present a monthly series on a variety of interesting topics with solutions for your gardening life. This month’s topic, “9 Principles for Florida-Friendly Landscaping,” will be presented by Mary Salinas.
THIRD FRIDAYS WITH UF/IFAS EXTENSION: 1 p.m. Aug. 17, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Services presents “Water Your Body” by Ginny Hinton, UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County family and consumer sciences agent, at the Gulf Breeze Library.
FAMILY MOVIE MONDAYS: 3 p.m. Aug. 20, family movies will be shown the third Monday of every month at 3 p.m. We will take a break in June. Join us this month as we watch Simba’s journey to become king (rated G). Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Navarre Library.
ROBOTICS FOR KIDS: 4 p.m. July 17 at Pace Library, kids ages 6 - 11 are invited to play with and learn very basic coding to make a robot move, spin and dance. Space is limited; speak with a staff member to sign up.
CODING ROBOTICS FOR KIDS—THE MOVING ROBOTS: 5:30 p.m. July 18 at Gulf Breeze Library, kids ages 6 - 11 are invited to play with and learn very basic coding to make a robot move, spin and dance. Space is limited; see a staff member to register. Preference will be given to those who attended the "Robotics for Kids" program that was held in May, as this program builds off the concepts learned during that session.
ROBOTICS AND TECH FOR TWEENS AND TEENS: 4 p.m. July 31 at Gulf Breeze Library, tweens and teens ages 10-17 who are interested in robotics, coding, Arduino, virtual reality, and all things tech-related are invited to join us for an information session concerning forming a robotics and tech club. Come and be a founding member of a great new club. Beginners through expert level welcome.
STEM CAMP: 3 p.m. July 24 and 31 at Pace Library, STEM camp is for youth in grades K - 5. Listen to stories and music to gain inspiration to build and craft at the library. All supplies are provided. Registration is required; visit the library to register or to obtain additional information.
READ WITH A RANGER: 1 p.m. Aug. 1, Milton Library
The Blackwater Heritage State Trail presents their “Read with a Ranger” series. The topic for this session is “Scatventures.” Speak with a staff member for more information.
SUMMER MOVIES: 4 p.m. Aug. 1 and 8 at Milton Library, Join us on Aug. 1 as we watch six young ninjas defend their island home of Ninjago (rated PG). On Aug. 8, we will watch Rey receive her Jedi training from Luke Skywalker, while the resistance battles the first order (rated PG-13). Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Milton Library.
HARRY POTTER PROGRAM: 2 p.m. July 31 at Navarre Library, join us as we celebrate all things Harry Potter! Dress up as your favorite Harry Potter character and enjoy Harry Potter themed crafts and games. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Navarre Library.