Panama City Beach Public Library Virtual Events

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Early Literacy Programs
Read, Rock, and Rhyme Time (3 – 5 years), Thursdays at 10 a.m. Enjoy songs and stories with Ms. Tania while learning your letters! Thursdays in Feb. will feature the letters P – S. Thursdays in March will feature the letters T – W.

NWRLS Storytime with Sharron (3 – 5 years), Dr. Seuss Wednesday, March 3rd at 10 a.m.
Monthly take & make craft kits available while supplies last for ages 3 – 5 years. Sponsored by the PCB Library Foundation. Feb.: Heart Tree Craft Kit: Love is like a tree branching out in the world around us. March: Dr. Seuss Thing 1 Craft Kit Craft kit celebrates Dr. Seuss’s March birthday!

STE(A)M Programs
(School Age Children)
The Real George Washington Carver, Thursday, Feb. 25th at 2 p.m. You probably think of George Washington Carver as ‘the peanut guy’—which is correct. But was he who people claimed he was? And did he really invent peanut butter? This video will shine light on the real George Washington Carver; former slave, scientist, educator, and peanut enthusiast.
DIY Sleuthy Spy Aquascope, Thursday, March 8th at 2 p.m. In observance of Women’s History Month, let’s recognize Sarah Mather’s contributions to science by building our own aquascopes—telescopes that see underwater! Let’s dive in!

Exploding Popsicle Frisbee, Thursday, March 22nd at 2 p.m. Instead of throwing away your Popsicle sticks, let’s learn how to make several flying crafts with Popsicle sticks—including an exploding Frisbee – for some Spring Break fun!

Teen Programs
(Teens 11 – 18)
Suncatcher Art: Crafts for Teens Wednesday, Feb. 24th at 2 p.m. Celebrate Black History Month and learn how to make suncatchers out of old CDs based on Alma Thomas’s art.
Upcycled Origami with Kat: Japanese Doll Festival Wednesday, March 3rd at 2 p.m. Learn all about Hina Matsuri (Girl’s Day) that takes place every March 3rd and how to make an origami Hina doll and kimono!

Friendship Bracelets: Crafts for Teens Wednesday, March 17th at 2 p.m. Learn how to make rainbow friendship bracelets out of yarn!

Clay Ammonites: Crafts for Teens Wednesday, March 24th at 2 p.m. Learn how to make your own modeling clay and ammonite fossils. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we will also learn fun facts about paleontologist Mary Anning

Adult Programs
Mardi Gras Murder Mystery, Feb. 1 – Feb. 22. Oh no, there’s been a murder at Mardi Gras! Visit https://sites.google.com/view/bcplmystery to read suspect bios and crime scene information. Collect the clues and interview statements. See if you can solve the murder before time runs out!

Beginning Photography: Stop Using Auto and Have Fun with the Camera (Zoom) Tuesday, Feb. 16th at 2 p.m. Beginner Photography Class taught by Gary Crowson. Email sburris@nwrls.com for Zoom invitation.

NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Watch Party (Zoom) Thursday, Feb. 18th at 1:15 p.m. Join us to watch the NASA live stream of the Perseverance Rover landing on MARS from home! NASA Solar System Ambassador, Khelsea Rantanen, will help answer questions in the chat. Email sburris@nwrls.com for Zoom invitation.

11th Street Dulcimers Practice (Zoom) Fridays, Feb. 19th and March 19th at 2 p.m. Email sburris@nwrls.com for Zoom invitation.

Recycled Book Club Tuesday, Feb. 23rd @ 2 p.m. Book Vase Tuesday, March 23rd @ 2 p.m. Book Page Bowl Make something new out of an old book.

Monday Morning Book Buzz Mondays at 10 a.m. Heather, BCPL Outreach Librarian, shares reading trends and buzz-worthy books! The last Monday of the month will feature climate reads for our changing planet.

Beach Book Club (Zoom), educated by Tara Westover Wednesday, March 3rd at 10:30 a.m. Zoom registration required. Email asmith@nwrls.com for Zoom invitation.

BCPL Book Club (Zoom), run by Ann Patchett Thursday, March 11th at 11:30. Zoom registration required. Email rfillingame@nwrls.com for Zoom invitation.

For more info, visit www.nwrls.com.