| | | |

Celebrate National Libraries Week

The Northwest Regional Library System will be hosting programming in honor of National Libraries Week 2023 between April 23 and April 29.

 Libraries are full of stories in a variety of formats, from picture books to large print, audiobooks to ebooks, and more. 

But there’s so much more to the story. Libraries of things lend items like musical instruments, cake pans and telescopes. The Gulf County library locations have a seed library where you can receive five seed packets a month. Library programming brings communities together for entertainment, education and connection through book clubs, storytimes, movie nights, crafting classes and lectures. Library infrastructure advances communities, providing internet and technology access, literacy skills and support for businesses, job seekers and entrepreneurs. This is the week to celebrate your local library and to provide appreciation for all that libraries do!

The Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Library is located at 110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe. The hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (10 a.m. – 6 p.m. EDT) and Friday and Saturday (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. EDT).  For more information, call the library at 850-229-8879 or visit www.nwrls.com.

The Charles Whitehead Public Library is located at 314 North Second Street, Wewahitchka. The hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CDT).  For more information, call the library at 850-639-2419 or visit www.nwrls.com.

National Library Week programming in Gulf County

Origami: The Japanese art of paper folding (Teens & Adults)

Charles Whitehead Public Library in Wewahitchka

Friday, April 28 at 3:30 p.m. CDT

Join us in discovering the art of paper folding! Instructions and special paper will be provided to create a variety of sculptures!

Busy Bee Readers Book Club (Adults)

Charles Whitehead Public Library in Wewahitchka

Monday, April 24 at 2 p.m. CDT

April Book: Double Exposure by Michael Lister

New York Times Bestselling local author, Michael Lister, will be joining in on April’s Book Club!

Chess Club (All Ages)

Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Port St. Joe

Mondays at 3:30 p.m.

Learn new strategies, improve problem solving skills, meet new people, and have fun playing the game of Kings and Queens! All levels and ages are welcome. Chess boards and instruction provided.

Writers Group (Adults)

Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Port St. Joe

Second and fourth Fridays at 10:30 a.m. ET

Find inspiration, share a sense of accountability and meet other writers at this informal discussion-based writing group.

Seaside Stitchers (Adults)

Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Port St. Joe

Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET

We offer a warm, seaside welcome to anyone who is interested in needle arts. Bring your latest project and join us as we knit together a more vibrant community!

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.