There is plenty in store this month at the Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka Public Libraries.

There is plenty in store this month at the Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka Public Libraries.

Here is a rundown of the new and the familiar.

New: Stories and More on Fridays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Geared for children and parents 3 years old and up, this program will include stories, songs, and science.

New: Tuesdays at 2: Beginning Jan. 10 and running through February we will have a variety of speakers and presentations on Tuesday afternoons.

This month, come hear:

Jan. 10: Katy Mackay presents My Journey with Alzheimers.

"It's been more than a decade since my mother missed our rendezvous and I was awakened to the reality of Alzheimer's. In those years, we have marched through every stage of the disease, mastering practical solutions, overcoming mistakes, and using creativity to navigate advancing dementia."

If you are touched by this difficult disease, join Katy to explore practical tips, creative coping mechanisms, and even the lesson-filled failures that served her and her mother along their journey.

Jan. 17: Ann Robbins, a fifth-generation Floridian, presents the early history of Old St. Joe.

Jan. 24: Anita Grove visits from the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center to share information on Bay Friendly Landscaping.

Jan. 31: Sacred Heart’s Care Manager, Deborah Maulding, RN, shares advice on Managing Chronic Health Conditions.


New: Science Seed Programs: Join us for hands-on learning experiences for ages 3 and up. Thanks to a sponsorhip from the Junior Service League, this program will be available at both Gulf County branches. Each branch will have two sessions each month from January through April.

Dates for January:

Port St. Joe- Saturday, Jan.14 at 11 a.m. and Friday, Jan. 20 at 12:30 p.m. EST

Wewahitchka- Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m. CT

Seating is limited, so come early!

And, of course we have our regular ongoing programs:

Tuesday Tales: Join us each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for stories, songs and movement. This adult/child shared time is geared towards young ones from birth to three years old.

First Friday Colorfest: Jan. 6 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Adults, join us and rediscover the joy and relaxation found in coloring. But these are not your kids' coloring books! Intricate designs provide a challenge. We'll supply coloring sheets, pens, and colored pencils; you can bring your own supplies (if you want) and snacks!

Jan. 21: Adult Art Class: Weaving 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Everyone enjoyed these classes so much that Kathryn is doing more in 2017. Space is limited so please register to hold your space.

Jan. 23: Library Book Club: A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg. Book club meets at 10:30 a.m. for an hour. Coffee or tea and a fun discussion provided.

All library programs are free and open to the public!