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Niceville Library events and activities for March

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The Niceville Public Library features a variety of activities for all ages. Here is the activities calendar for the remainder of the month of March 2016:
Mar 2-4
Children’s Storytime
– Storytime for children ages 3 – 5 years will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Featuring Dr. Seuss
Mar 10
Teen Space – Make your voice heard! The library Teen Advisory Council is looking for new members to help plan programs for the Teen Space! Here’s your chance to share your ideas, plan teen programs and meet new friends. Plus, you can earn community service hours for Bright Futures Scholarships. Remember every Tuesday is Quiet/Study day In the Teen. Program Ideas? Stop by The Teen Office or e-mail Ms. Karen at khouston@okaloosa.lib.fl.us. Featuring Video Game Tournament at 3 p.m. Sign Up is required
Mar 10
Baby Bookworms – This lapsit program consists of music, stories and rhymes especially chosen to build the bond between you and your child. The program is suited for children from birth to age 3. Please meet in YS program room 9:30 a.m. for Prewalkers, and 10:30 a.m. for Walkers on Thursday.
Mar 10
Shelves to Shores – The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) and Niceville Library partner for “From Shelves to Shores: Winter Reading Challenge” which is a service-learning project for local children. Once a month, CBA will host an activity for children at the Niceville Library. The activities will include growing Spartina alterniflora in salt marsh nurseries and learning about the Choctawhatchee Bay through hands-on experiences. The program’s goal is to enhance our community’s understanding of the bay, their environment, and community service. Thursday at 4 – 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 26 at 11 – 12 noon.
Mar 9-11
Children’s Storytime – Storytime for children ages 3 – 5 years will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Featuring Food Fun.
Mar 11
Theatrical Performance: A Life of Sorrow, the Life and Times of Carter Stanley – The Niceville Public Library and the Friends of the Library are pleased to present the one-man play called A Life of Sorrow, the Life and Times of Carter Stanley portrayed by Gary Reid. This free theatrical performance will be held on Friday at 2:30 pm in the Niceville Community Center, 204 Partin Drive N, adjacent to the Library. Along with his brother, famed Appalachian performer Ralph Stanley, they were known as the Stanley Brothers, he fronted a bluegrass-styled band from 1946 until his untimely passing at the age of 41 in 1966. For further information email Lora at lglass@okaloosa.lib.fl. or call the Niceville Public Library at 850-279-4863 ext. 1504. See story for more details.
Mar 12
Book Club Girls’ Edition – For girls ages 9 – 12 years. To insure we have ample supplies for everyone, please register in YS or call to reserve your seat 279-4863 ext.1514. Registration is required. Saturday at 10 a.m. – 12 noon.
Mar 15
Gardening Program: Antique and Heritage Roses – The Niceville Library and our Friends of the Library will be hosting a free program on Heritage and Antique Roses with Okaloosa County Master Gardener, Karen Kirk-Williams at 10:30 a.m. in the Niceville Community Center. If you love roses and would like to learn tips on how to incorporate them into your existing landscape then don’t miss this informative program. Karen Kirk-Williams will provide information on the best antique roses for our area, where to find them, and when to plant, and how to maintain them. Without a lot of maintenance your garden will become the envy of the neighborhood! For more information call the Niceville Public Library at 279-4863 ext. 1504 or email Lora at lglass@okaloosa.lib.fl.us. See flyer for more details.
Mar 15
Reading Education Assistance Dogs – Reading is a wonderful opportunity for a child to build his or her imagination and begin to build skills for his or her future. Libraries are a wonderful resource, and Therapy Dogs can be a great way to help children discover how much fun their local library can be. Over time your child’s reading ability and confidence can improve, which will make them enjoy reading even more. Registration is required. Please sign up in YS program room. Reading will be on Tuesday at 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Mar 16
Teen Space – Make your voice heard! The library Teen Advisory Council is looking for new members to help plan programs for the Teen Space! Here’s your chance to share your ideas, plan teen programs and meet new friends. Plus, you can earn community service hours for Bright Futures Scholarships. Remember every Tuesday is Quiet/Study day In the Teen. Program Ideas? Stop by The Teen Office or e-mail Ms. Karen at khouston@okaloosa.lib.fl.us. Featuring Teen Advisory Council Meeting at 2:30 p.m.
Mar 16-18
Children’s Storytime – Storytime for children ages 3 – 5 years will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Featuring Shamrocks and Rainbows.
Mar 16
Scrabble Anyone? – The Niceville Public Library will be set up with Scrabble boards for the adult community to play and enjoy on Wednesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. Please keep in mind that you don’t have to be an expert to participate and all skill levels are welcome. So bring your friends or come on your own and join in the fun!
Mar 17
Baby Bookworms – This lapsit program consists of music, stories and rhymes especially chosen to build the bond between you and your child. The program is suited for children from birth to age 3. Please meet in YS program room 9:30 a.m. for Prewalkers, and 10:30 a.m. for Walkers on Thursday.
Mar 18
Legos at the Library – Friday from 4 – 5 p.m. for ages 7 – 12 in our Youth Services program room. This month our theme will be Star Wars. Space is limited so registration is required. Please sign up in Youth Services or call 279-4863 ext.1514.
Mar 18
Teen Space – Make your voice heard! The library Teen Advisory Council is looking for new members to help plan programs for the Teen Space! Here’s your chance to share your ideas, plan teen programs and meet new friends. Plus, you can earn community service hours for Bright Futures Scholarships. Remember every Tuesday is Quiet/Study day In the Teen. Program Ideas? Stop by The Teen Office or e-mail Ms. Karen at khouston@okaloosa.lib.fl.us. Featuring Wii Gaming 2:30 p.m
Mar 19
Family Movie – The Library Youth Services will be hosting a movie for ages 6 + in the YS program room on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Mar 22
Color Yourself Calm!! – Join us for this free program for adults ages 18 +. This program will be in the Library on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Supplies will be provided as well as light refreshments and relaxing music. Space is limited so registration is required. Please call 850-279-4863 ext.1504 or email Lora @ lglass@okaloosa.lib.fl.us. See flyer for more details.
Mar 26
Shelves to Shores – The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) and Niceville Library partner for “From Shelves to Shores: Winter Reading Challenge” which is a service-learning project for local children. Once a month, CBA will host an activity for children at the Niceville Library. The activities will include growing Spartina alterniflora in salt marsh nurseries and learning about the Choctawhatchee Bay through hands-on experiences. The program’s goal is to enhance our community’s understanding of the bay, their environment, and community service. Saturday at 11 a.m. – 12 noon.
Mar 30
Teen Space – Make your voice heard! The library Teen Advisory Council is looking for new members to help plan programs for the Teen Space! Here’s your chance to share your ideas, plan teen programs and meet new friends. Plus, you can earn community service hours for Bright Futures Scholarships. Remember every Tuesday is Quiet/Study day In the Teen. Program Ideas? Stop by The Teen Office or e-mail Ms. Karen at khouston@okaloosa.lib.fl.us. Featuring Celebrate Anime at 2:30 p.m.
Mar 31
Baby Bookworms – This lapsit program consists of music, stories and rhymes especially chosen to build the bond between you and your child. The program is suited for children from birth to age 3. Please meet in YS program room 9:30 a.m. for Prewalkers, and 10:30 a.m. for Walkers on Thursday.
Mar 31
Children’s Storytime – Storytime for children ages 3 – 5 years will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Featuring April Fool’s Day and Silly Stories.
Mar 31
Nonie’s Ark Recycle Program – This special program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required.
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