Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Caroling on the Bayou~A uniquely “Niceville” experience

Nothing says Niceville like Boggy Bayou and community.  Imagine sitting in your lawn chair at Lion’s Park and singing Christmas carols along with hundreds of others in a community wide Carol Sing with the music broadcast across the water.

The City of Niceville and First Baptist Church of Niceville are working together to provide this wonderful family event on Wednesday, December 17th, 6:00-8:00 p. m. at Lion’s Park, in Niceville. 

The City’s fireworks barge will be fully decorated with a Christmas tree, winter-wonderland scene, lighting, risers for a choir, and will be docked at Lion’s Park.   A fifty voice choir will lead the audience in familiar Christmas carols such as Deck the Halls, Jingle Bells, The Twelve Days of Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, Joy To The World, Go Tell it on the Mountain,  We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and many more familiar  songs of Christmas.  Traditional favorites, such as Holly, Jolly, Christmas, Sleigh Ride, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel and No Eye Had Seen will be provided by 1-VOICE, a vocal ensemble from First Baptist Church.

Hot apple cider, hot chocolate, and more will be provided by First Baptist Church and Niceville’s Christmas Community Guild.  All donations will go to the Christmas Community Guild and Niceville Fireworks Fund.   

The community is invited to this free experience for people of all ages.  Bring your lawn chairs and join us as we celebrate Christmas in a uniquely Niceville way.  Free parking is available at First Baptist Church of Niceville and Lion’s Park.

For more information please contact the City of Niceville at 279-6436 ext 1001 or First Baptist Church of Niceville at 678-4621.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

December Programs at the Niceville Public Library

Adult Library Programs
The Friends of the Niceville Library and the Library Staff invite you to the Library’s Patron Appreciation Party on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  We will have lots of goodies ~ Come and Enjoy!

“Representing Yourself? Tips, Techniques, and Online Resources for those who chose not to use an Attorney” presented by local Attorneys: Robert R. Klostermeyer and David J. Oberliesen  The Niceville Library Friends in partnership with Lawyers for Libraries invite you to attend this free program on Tuesday, December 16 at 6:30 pm in the Niceville Library.  To reserve your seat please call 279-4863 x 1507.

Scrabble Anyone? @ Niceville Library    Do you enjoy playing Scrabble? If so, here’s a great opportunity to have fun, meet new people and play some Scrabble, as the small conference room at the Niceville Public Library will be set up with Scrabble boards for the adult community to play and enjoy on Wednesday, December 3 and 17 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!  For further information please phone 279-4863 x 1504.

Niceville Community Christmas Festival and Santa in the Park  Please come and join us for the Niceville Community Christmas Festival on Saturday,  December 6 beginning at 5p.m. and don’t forget to stop by and see Santa in the Children’s Park also on Saturday, December 6 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Niceville city complex on Partin Drive N.

Annual Community Christmas Parade will be at on Saturday, December 6 at 10:00 a.m.  The parade route is from John Sims Pkwy at the intersection of Palm Blvd and goes to Partin Drive where the Parade will turn and travel down Partin between the Children’s Park and Ruckel Middle School.


Book Bingo for Bikes   Visit the Youth Services area for information.

Paddington Bear Specials -  Family Movie Come join us on Saturday, December 13 in the YS program room at 10:30 am.

Winter Holiday Stories – Family Movie Come join us on Saturday, December 6 in the YS program room at 12:00 noon.

Santa in the Children’s Park   Saturday, December 6 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Niceville city complex on Partin Drive N.

Read to Baci
Baci, a Bichon Frise therapy dog, loves a good book! If you are age 7 or older and would like to read a story to Baci, join him Wednesday, December 3 @ 3:30 p.m.   Baci also is willing to sit with you while his owner, Ms. Cahill, reads a special book.  This is a first come, first served program. You may bring a book or choose from the library collection. 

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 for Prewalkers, and 10:30 for Walkers on Thursday, December 11.

Catch the Magic School Bus After School Program
“Catch the Magic School Bus” for children ages 6-12 will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the YS program room from 4:15-5:30 p.m. Every month the program will focus on a different MSB book and include fun facts, hands-on activities, cool science and of course a Ms. Frizzle mystery or two. Join us December 9 as Ms. Frizzle and the class go “MSB Holiday Special.”  Space is limited so registration is required. Please register each month in YS or call 279-4863 x1514.   

Children’s Storytime
Storytime for children ages 3 - 5 years will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays @ 10:30 am.
December 3 & 5 – All About Red
December 10 – Season’s Readings!

American Girl Book Club
Holiday Party @ 11:00 am.  To insure we have ample supplies for everyone, please register in YS or call to reserve your seat 279-4863 x1514

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.  This program encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and a furry friend to read to that will lie next to them and enjoy the story being read to them.  This is a great way to promote reading in a positive way.  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, December 16 @ 4 – 6 pm.

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 Space.  Call YS @ 279-4863 x1514 for more information or email Ms. Karen khouston@okaloosa.lib.fl.us
Disney Challenge - Thursday, Dec. 4 @ 2:30 pm
Wii Gaming - Friday, Dec. 5 @ 2:30 pm
Soap Making - Wednesday, Dec. 10 @ 2:30 pm
Teen Advisory Meeting - Thursday, Dec. 11 @ 3:00 pm
Movie & Popcorn - Wednesday, Dec 17 @ 2:30 pm
Wii Gaming - Friday, Dec. 19 @ 2:30 pm