NWRLS Library Locations
Bay County Public Library
Panama City Beach
Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Library
Port St. Joe
Featured New Books and Movies
Pete the Cat: Play Ball!
by James Dean Reserve a copy
Ideal for beginning readers, this Pete the Cat story teaches youngsters that it doesn't matter who wins or loses, but how the game is played.
Oath of Office
by Michael PalmerReserve a copyA physician with a history of behavioral issues shoots and kills several people in his office before trying to take his own life. It falls to Dr. Lou Welcome, the assailant's friend and former colleague, to determine why the man went on his murderous rampage, but Welcome doesn't bargain for a conspiracy that could lead directly to the Oval Office.
Dr. Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-educated physician, refuses to accept that being a woman means feeling overwhelmed or that popping pills is the new normal. Here she shares the unique hormone-balancing program that she has used to help thousands of women reclaim wellness, verve, and optimal health.
When seventeen-year-old orphaned shapechanger Tessa Gray is kidnapped by the villainous Mortmain in his final bid for power, the London Institute rallies to save her, but is beset by danger and betrayal at every turn. Third in the Infernal Devices series.
When Beauty Tamed the Beast
by Eloisa JamesReserve a copy
Linnet Berry Thynne thinks that she will easily be able to make her fiancé, Piers Yelverton, the Earl of Marchant, who is rumored to be immune to the womanly charms, fall in love with her, but she loses her heart to him instead.
Mouse in Spaceby Geronimo StiltonReserve a copy
When an evil professor begins threatening New Mouse City with terrible inventions, Geronimo Stilton is enlisted by local authorities to embark on a top-secret mission to outer space to thwart a nefarious plot.
Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden by Bob H. Lee
Reserve a copy
With thirty years of backcountry patrol experience in Florida, Lee has lived through incidents of legend, including one of the biggest environmental busts in Florida history. His fascinating memoir reveals the danger and the humor in the unsung exploits of game wardens.
Waltz with a Stranger by Pamela Sherwood
Reserve a copy
Aurelia Newbold returns home after a year abroad to discover that the dashing stranger she has been dreaming about since he restored her self-confidence after a bad riding accident is now engaged to her twin sister.
Warm Bodies [DVD]
After a zombie infestation, a young zombie man meets a live girl and he begins to show signs of becoming alive again.
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Computer Classes at the Bay County Public Library
Join us for free computer classes at the Bay County Public Library. Instruction is hands-on and designed to be progressive. Registration is required and you'll need a library card -- sign up early by calling 850-522-2107. If you can't make the classes listed below or are interested in other topics, check out our schedule of classes (published the 15th of the month for the next month) on our Events Calendar.
Computer Basics, Part 1 of 3: October 1, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Learn to identify different devices, computer hardware, and the common elements of a Windows-based operating system. Also, learn the different functions of a mouse and how to perform those functions.
Computer Basics, Part 2 of 3: October 2, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Applying the concepts taught in Part 1, students will navigate a word processing software program to create a file and then learn how to organize that file in folders.
Computer Basics, Part 3 of 3: October 3, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Learn the basic features of the Internet Explorer web browser, learn the difference between a search box and URL box, and learn to evaluate a website's content.
Introduction to PowerPoint, Part 1: October 8, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint presentation software. Create a basic slideshow with multiple slides, content, and images. Prerequisite: Basic computer keyboard and mouse skills.
Introduction to PowerPoint, Part 2: October 10, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Setup slideshow transitions, timings, and more. Prerequisite: Intro to PowerPoint Part 1.
Connect U: Quality Health Resources Online: October 29, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Come, Connect, and Learn how to access quality health information
Bay County Public Library Spooktacular
Join us October 29th at 6:30 p.m. for this fun family program at the Bay County Public Library.
We'll have Not So Scary Stories as well as songs and crafts.
Be sure to wear a costume for the costume parade!
For more information call 850-522-2118.
Libraries Closed Oct. 14th
All Northwest Regional Library System locations will be closed Monday, October 14, 2013 for staff training.
Regular hours resume Tuesday, October 15th.
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I need to brush up on my computer skills. Can the Library help? -- Rusty C.
Yes! The Bay County Public Library offers day-time technology training classes covering Computer Basics, Email, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. We also have monthly evening classes covering Microsoft Word and online library resources. The schedule and content varies each month and all the classes are free! All you have to do is call 850-522-2107 to sign up. For a schedule of the classes and other Library events:
- Go to the Library web page at http://www.nwrls.com
- Click on Events
- Click on Calendar
And don't forget...librarians and staff in all of our branches can provide one-on-one computer assistance.
I went to the Library Catalog to view my account, but it won't let me log in. The message said something about my card being expired. Now what? -- Pete in Port St. Joe
Kudos to you for using our Library Catalog (http://ls2pac.nwrls.lib.fl.us
) to view your account! To keep our records current, we renew all Library Cards every year. You can renew your card by visiting or calling the main Circulation Desk (850-522-2100) or the library facility closest to you. The Library Staff will ask you a few questions to confirm your patron information and renew your card.
It's time for science & history fairs and both my kids are going to need help finding resources. They have been told not to use Wikipedia. Please help. -- Concerned Dad
Dear Concerned Dad,
This is a great time for you and your kids to visit one of our eight libraries! Being told not to use Wikipedia is not a problem because we have lots of print and electronic resources appropriate for all ages and information needs.
Doing a science project? We have subject-specific encyclopedias, such as Encyclopedia of Science & Technology that might help get you started.
Preparing for a history fair? Encyclopedia of American History might be just what you need to choose a topic.
In addition, you have 24/7 access to our excellent collection of online subject-specific reference resources and full-text articles via the Florida Electronic Library! But most importantly, you have access to librarians and staff who are very willing to help. Come on by, give us a call, or send us an email and let us help you and your kids! (850-522-2100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Events at the Panama City Beach Public Library|Beach Bums Book ClubThe first Monday of each month at 12 noon. Let's talk!
October: Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier
November: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
December: Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Let's knit -- cross stitch, embroidery, knitting, crocheting!
Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 to 5)
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Stories, music, and crafts! Registration is not required.
Mondays at 10 a.m. Reading, Singing, Playing = Learning! Registration is not required. Let's get ready to read!For more information, contact (850) 233-5055.
Book Babies (Ages 0 to 2)
Events at the Bay County Public Library
Book Babies (Birth to 17 months with caregiver)
Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Terrific Tots (18 to 36 months with caregiver)
Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Preschool Storytime (3 to 5 years old)
Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
BCPL Book Club
The 2nd Thursday of each month at 10 a.m.
October: Wild by Cheryl Strayed
November: The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
December: Every Day by the Sun by Dean Faulkner Welles
For more information, contact 850-522-2100.
Firewise Landscaping Class
Join us at the Bay County Public Library on October 2, 2013 to learn landscape techniques to create a more defensible space around your home in the event of a wildfire.
Please register with UF/IFAS Bay County Extension Office by calling 850-784-6105 or emailing email@example.com.
Classes are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested so that we have enough handouts for everyone.
|October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.
According to StopBullying.gov, a website provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, parents, school staff, and other caring adults have a role to play in preventing bullying by talking about what bullying is and how to stand up to it safely.
The Northwest Regional Library System has resources available for use in bullying prevention. Below is a list of some of these resources. To request the item, just click on the title.
Stop Bullying Now: Take a Stand, Lend a Hand (DVD)
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (DVD)
Arthur Stands Up to Bullying (DVD)
It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living by Dan Savage and Terry Miller
Jay McGraw's Life Strategies for Dealing with Bullies by Jay McGraw
The New Bully Free Classroom: Proven Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Teachers K-8 by Allan L. Beane
Sexual Harassment and Bullying: A Guide to Keeping Kids Safe and Holding Schools Accountable by Susan L. Strauss
A Smart Kid's Guide to Online Bullying by David J. Jakubiak
Sticks and Stones: The New Problem of Bullying and How to Solve It by Emily Bazelon
Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Bullying by Carrie Goldman