Summer Partner Programs

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From Shelves to the Shores

In partnership with the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

For six weeks this summer, the Destin Library will host the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance for a fun, hands-on activity for children! The program will kick off with planting Spartina alterniflora in salt marsh nurseries at the library. The next 4 weeks will include activities that help us learn about the Choctawhatchee Bay. The program will conclude with a restoration field trip, where we will plant these native salt marsh grasses along the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay.

Parents of children interested in participating in this program are required to register them in advance. Click here to register.

Weekly activities will occur from 9:30-10:30 on the following dates:
June 8: Salt Marsh Exploration
June 15: Adventure in the Watershed
June 22: The Crafty Oyster
June 29: Water Pollution Wipeout
July 13: Touch Tanks
July 20: Planting Field Trip

Note: This is the same program the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance offered last summer. If you participated last summer, please consider giving other children a chance to learn.

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I'm From Destin: Learning About Who We Are and How It All Began

In partnership with the Destin History and Fishing Museum

This summer the Destin Library, in collaboration with the Destin History and Fishing Museum, will provide a six-week, fun-filled, hands-on activity for young adults! The program will begin with a look back Florida’s geology and how it was formed. During the subsequent weeks young adults will be engaged in activities that will help them gain insight into the history of the place we call Destin. The program will conclude with a museum field trip, where participants will see and learn more about Destin’s history.

Parents of children interested in participating in this program are required to register them in advance. Click here to register.

Weekly activities will occur from 9:30-10:30 on the following dates:
June 6: Destin, Florida’s Geology: How our home was formed
June 13: Destin’ Archaeology: People of the Past
June 20: Early Settlers: Native Americans and Destin’s founding families
June 27: Fishing: The source of life along the Emerald Coast
July 11: Learning the Ropes: Nautical and Fishing Knots
July 18: Museum Field Trip: Destin History & Fishing Museum

Wellness: Healthy is Happy!

Summer Wellness with Christine Audler

June 7, 3:00 pm

The Destin Library is pleased to present a summer wellness event for children and young adults with author Christine Audler who founded Fight Fat Forever Inc. in 2012 at the urging of a friend who encouraged her to turn her passion for public health into a career. Christine’s interests in the field lead her to write the book, What Lou Can Do, which centers on a young girl battling obesity.

Audler’s passion for health care began when she was 15 years old and worked at Curves for Women after school and later at Ochsner's Elmwood Fitness Center in New Orleans. Because of her experiences at gyms, the meaning of the word "obesity" shifted for her.

Through readings of her book and conducting healthy living seminars at schools and local community events, Audler is taking an active hand in changing the obesity epidemic in America.

Seating for this event will be on a first-come, first-served basis, no registration required.

Tampa Taiko

June 8, 3:00 pm

The Destin Library is pleased to present a free concert with Tampa Taiko: Traditional Japanese Drumming (http://www.tampataiko.com/) on Friday, June 8th at 3:00 pm in the library’s Calhoun Room. The concert is in conjunction with this summer's Reading Program: Libraries ROCK!

Seating for this event will be on a first-come, first-served basis, no registration required.

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Animal Tales: Born to be Wild!

June 29, 3:00 pm

The animal kingdom is full of all sorts of unique noises. But why do animals make so many different types of sounds? Animal Tales: Born to be Wild! will explore these Rockin' Animal sounds to find out what they mean!

Born to be Wild will feature a variety of exotic animals from all over the globe demonstrating their unique vocal abilities. Be prepared to get up close and personal learning about these animals who were born to ROCK!

Seating for this event will be on a first-come, first-served basis, no registration required. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult to participate in this program.

Additional information on Animal Tales is available at:

Website: http://animaledzoocation.com/

Youtube Channel: http://youtu.be/vEUCEUrQbbk

LaLa Land Puppet Theater

July 13, 3:00 pm

The Destin Library will host a summer-time reading program puppet show on Friday, July 13th, at 3:00 PM. The program is free and open to the public.
The program will feature a presentation and interactive activity by Lala Land Productions – Puppet Theatre. The theme of the show will emphasize the importance of children reading during the summer months.

An avid storyteller, writer, actress and impressionist turned puppeteer of late, Lala began her acting career with the Bloomig Grove Reperatory Theatre, in New York performing in plays such as The Crucible, The Prisoner of Second Avenue and Titanic. Lala also does impressions of cartoon characters and celebrities. She believes that you are never too old to act young.

Seating for this event will be on a first-come, first-served basis, no registration required.

Anna Moo

July 26, 3:00 pm

The Destin Library is pleased to present a free concert with Anna Moo on Thursday, July 26th, (3:00 pm) in the library’s Calhoun Room. The concert in in conjunction with this summers’ Reading Program: Libraries ROCK!

Anna Moo, of Good Moos Productions, (www.annamoo.com) is an award winning songwriter, recording artist and entertainer for children and families. Anna’s concerts are fun and exciting, very educational and include audience participation. A sample video of a Anna Moo concert maybe seen on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP4xXm4JOOo .

Anna Moo takes her audience around the world with multicultural songs, colorful international costumes and characters, and extraordinary musicianship.

Seating for this event will be on a first-come, first-served basis, no registration required.