Volunteers from AARP Tax-Aide will be assisting with taxes at three Santa Rosa County libraries beginning in February. The AARP Tax-Aide program is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, providing service to millions of low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. Patrons are served on a first come-first served basis. Preregistration is not accepted and space is limited, so arrive early! Please check the library website for additional details at
Toddler Time - Navarre and Pace Libraries
March 22 and 29
- Gulf Breeze Library (through April 17)
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Milton Library (through April 13)
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursdays: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Navarre Library (through April 15)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Toddler Time is a 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 spring session will begin March 22 and be held on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the Navarre and Pace libraries. This 20 minute program will last 6 weeks. Toddler Time requires registration at the Navarre Library or Pace Library. Space is limited. It is not a drop-in program. Registration is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Details are available at the participating libraries. You may call the Youth Services Coordinator, Margaret Chatraw, at 981-4066 if you have any questions.
Storytime programs are presented for preschool children ages 3-5 and include stories, finger plays, and action rhymes. Caregivers must remain in the library during storytime; however, they cannot accompany children into the programs. In consideration of all participants, programs will start promptly at the assigned times. In order to minimize distractions, latecomers will not be admitted. If this will be your first storytime visit, we invite you to come to the library before your first adventure to meet your storytime presenter, pick up a welcome packet, explore our children's area, and enjoy a tour of the library!
Storytime will be presented during the following times from March 20 through April 28:
* 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
Please check the library website for additional details at
Friends of the Milton Library Meeting
March 2, 1:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Milton Library will meet on Thursday March 2 at 1:30. This meeting is open to all. The Milton Library is located at 5541 Alabama St. Please visit the Friends website at
for more information.
Crafty Mondays in March - Navarre Library
March 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2 p.m.
Come flex your creativity with a variety of simple craft projects. Families are welcome to join us for different crafts presented by staff and volunteers. Space is limited so sign up at the desk to reserve your spot. Recommended for children age 12 to adult. All supplies will be provided by the Friends of the Navarre Library. The Navarre Library is located at 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Meet the Author: Sharla Dawn Gorder - Pace Library
March 8, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sharla Dawn Gorder, a Pensacola Beach resident and author, will be speaking and sharing from her book "My Vices Collide: A Celebration of Being a Little Messed Up." Her book is a collection of funny and inspirational stories about "being all things to all people at all times and failing beautifully." Copies of her book will be available for sale and her autograph. The Pace Library is located at 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd.
Coffee Talk Book Club - Gulf Breeze Library
March 8, 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. In honor of Women's History Month, members should read a non-fiction book about any woman and be prepared to discuss their selection. Please call the library or drop by to sign up and speak to a staff member for details. The Gulf Breeze Library is located at 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Bereavement Support - Navarre Library
March 10 and 24, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meeting are held at the Navarre Library 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 are provided and no reservation is required. There is no charge to participate. The Navarre Library is located at 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library Board of Director's Meeting
March 14, 5:30 p.m.
Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Gulf Breeze Library. The Gulf Breeze Library is located at 1060 Shoreline Dr. Please see the Friends website at
for more information.
Friends of the Pace Library Annual Meeting
March 16, 5:30 p.m.
The Friends will hold their annual meeting on March 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pace Library, located at 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd. Please visit the Friends site at
for additional information.
Friends of the Pace Library Book Sale
March 17, 18
The Friends of the Pace Library will hold a book sale at the Pace Library during the following times:
- Friday, March 17, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Saturday, March 18, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
A variety of books will be available. This event is free and open to the public. Support your local Friends group by grabbing some great bargains! The Pace Library is located at 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd. Visit the Friends website at
for additional information.
Third Fridays with UF/IFAS Extension - Gulf Breeze Library
March 17, 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. They can provide information about agriculture, the environment, sustainable living, disaster preparation and recovery, 4-H youth development, family and consumer issues, and lawn and garden problems. This month's topic is Fruit Trees for the Homeowner. The Gulf Breeze Library is located at 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Spring Break Movies - Milton Library
March 17 & 24, 2 p.m.
The Milton Library will host two movies during spring break. On March 17, enjoy a family friendly tale about the lives our pets lead when we are not home (rated PG). On March 24, you'll join a strange doctor as he learns the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions (rated PG-13). Both movies will be shown at 2 p.m. in the Milton Library meeting room. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Milton Library. The Milton Library is located at 5541 Alabama St.
Game Night - Jay Library
March 21, 3 - 6 p.m.
Enjoy playing games? Join us for game night at the Jay Library. You can bring your own games from home, or play those provided by us. This event is open to all ages, and game groups are welcome. The Jay Library is located at 5259 Booker Ln.
AniManga Club - Gulf Breeze Library
March 21, 4 p.m.
Learn and share graphic art skills in a fun environment. The club meets on the third Tuesday of each month. 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 AniManga Club is open to youth in grades 6 - 8. Registration is not required. The Gulf Breeze Library is located at 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Graphic Novel Book Club - Milton Library
March 21, 5 p.m.
Join fellow graphic novel enthusiasts at the Milton Library on the third Tuesday each month to discuss the book of the month. This club will be enjoyed by the new and seasoned graphic novel reader. Members can suggest reading ideas, interests, and discuss the world of the graphic novel. This month's selection is "Mooncop" by Tom Gauld. Please speak with a staff member to sign up. The Milton Library is located at 5541 Alabama St.
Fiction Fanatics Book Club - Navarre Library
March 25, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join us in the Navarre Library meeting room for stimulating conversations about popular works of fiction. Fiction Fanatics meets at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of every month. We will take a break in May and November. This month's selection is "Nine Women, One Dress" by Jane Rosen. Sign up is required, so drop by to sign up and speak to a staff member today about reserving your copy! The Navarre Library is located at 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.