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SJCPLS | JULY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ANASTASIA ISLAND ST.-JOHNS-COUNTY-PUBLIC-LIBRARY-SYSTEM

 

Anastasia Island Movie Club
Tuesday, July 2 @ 5:30pm
This month, we are showing a classic film from 1960 starring Burt Lancaster and Shirley Jones. Lancaster and Jones won Academy awards for their performances in Sinclair Lewis’ tale of a traveling salesman who becomes a preacher. For more information or the name of the film, call 209-3730 or email Harold George at hgeorge@sjcfl.us.

Nature Detective Workshops for Kids
Saturday, July 6 @ 2pm (Pre-registration required)
Children ages 6-12 are invited to become Nature Detectives and learn all about lizards and how these pollinators relate to gardening at these hands-on workshops. Every child will receive free gardening goodies, including Nature Detective notebooks, and have fun learning all about our wonderful Florida lizards and how spot to them. These workshops are designed by the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants, presented by the Garden Circles, and sponsored by the Garden Club of St. Augustine and the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Call 209-3730 or stop by to reserve your spot.

Children’s FLYP Event: Saltwater Cowgirls
Wednesday, July 10 @ 2:30pm
Bring in the kids for a fun Viva Florida 500 event and dance to the music of St. Augustine’s own Saltwater Cowgirls as they serenade us with music inspired by the ocean and sea creatures. Children of all ages may attend; please be aware, however, that Summer Reading Programs are geared toward the school-age child. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

Altered CD Teen Craft
Thursday, July 11 @ 3pm
Teens (Ages 12+) are invited to come to the library to make altered CDs. What?! You’ll be able to make cool decorations for your room or even sun-catchers out of old recycled CDs. We’ll supply all the materials, you just need to show up and use your imagination to create some original designs. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

Anastasia Island Book Club
Thursday, July 11 @ 6:45pm
A fierce competition is underway, a duel between two young circus magicians who have been trained since childhood for this purpose. This is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. All are welcome to join the discussion.

Summer Reading Program: Dig In
Wednesday, July 17 @ 2:30pm
Everyone is invited to join us for a fun Viva Florida 500 event. The “Spice Girls”,  CayANNE and Pepper (Ms. Anne and Ms. Amy from our Ponte Vedra Branch), will be here for an interactive program in our Ol’ Florida Kitchen as we “Dig In” to stories, songs, and more. Audience participation is guaranteed to get the kids involved. Children of all ages may attend; please be aware, however, that Summer Reading Programs are geared toward the school-age child.

Summer Reading Program: Magician Mark Alan
Wednesday, July 24 @ 2:30pm & 3:30pm (repeat performance)
Magician Mark Alan will amaze you with his Florida-themed magic for this special Viva Florida 500 program. Children of all ages may attend; please be aware, however, that the Summer Reading Programs are geared toward the school-age child. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

Teen Craft: Make a Sand Candle
Thursday, July 25 @ 3pm
Teens (Ages 12+) are invited to the library to make sand candles. You can make your own design since we’ll be using sand. We will supply the materials; you just need to supply the imagination. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

Summer Reading Program: Crafts & Snacks with Pete the Cat
Wednesday, July 31 @ 2:30pm
Come in to help us celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Program with the uber popular, Pete the Cat. We’ll be making some totally groovy crafts while eating some cool Pete snacks. Be sure to bring your cameras. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

Storytimes at Anastasia Island
Baby/Toddler Time: Wednesdays @ 10:15am
Little Ones Craft Time: Wednesdays @ 10:45am
Preschool Storytime Wednesdays @ 11:05am
Storytimes are every Wednesday through July 31. Baby & Toddler storytimes are aimed at children up to 18 months. Craft time is open to all children and is aimed at teaching scissor, glue and coloring skills. Preschool storytimes are open to any child who can sit for longer stories and participate in active songs. Come for songs, stories, and fun. We look forward to seeing you all. 

BARTRAM TRAIL

 

Children’s Summer Film Festival

Every Tuesday in July @ 2pm
Is it too hot to be outside? Then come on in and watch a movie on our big screen. Each week we’ll be showing a movie with a G or PG rating, so it’s fun for the whole family. Please call the Bartram Trail Branch Library at 827-6960 for movie titles and ratings. We’ll provide the snacks; bring your own drinks.

Teen Anime Club
Tuesday, July 2 @ 6pm
Teens (Ages 12+), are you looking for something different to do tonight? We’re showing a popular anime movie on our big screen. Refreshments will be provided.

Adult Crochet Group
Tuesday, July 2 @ 6pm
Adults and teens (Age 14+) are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Can’t come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop off completed blankets and any yarn you’d like to donate during regular library hours.

Chess Club for Grades 5 – 12
Wednesday, July 3 @ 4pm
Check or Checkmate? Do you play chess? Do you want to learn how to play? Wondering what the terms pins, ranks and skittles mean? If you’re in 5th through 12th grades, and would like to be part of a chess club, we have the right one for you.

First Friday Florida Book Club
Friday, July 5 @ 10:15am
We’re doing a year-long celebration of Florida literature. Our July book: Open Boat by Stephen Crane. Published in 1897, this short story is based on an actual shipwreck incident from Crane’s life.

Civil War Book Sale
Monday, July 8 – Saturday, July 13
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library will be holding a special week-long Civil War book sale. They’ve been collecting donations for the past year in anticipation of this event. More than 200 Civil War themed books will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the sale will go back to the library for things such as new book purchases and children’s programming.

Adult Crochet Group
Monday, July 8 @ 6pm
Adults and teens (Age 14+) are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Can’t come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop off completed blankets and any yarn you’d like to donate during regular library hours.

Children’s Summer Film Festival
Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, and 30 @ 2pm
Is it too hot to be outside? Then come on in and watch a movie on our big screen. Each week we’ll be showing a movie with a G or PG rating, so it’s fun for the whole family. Please call the Bartram Trail Branch Library at 827-6960 for movie titles and ratings. We’ll provide the snacks; bring your own drinks.

Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library Meeting
Tuesday, July 9 @ 6pm
Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library are invited to attend the July meeting at 6pm in the Manatee Room. Prospective Friends are invited to attend and learn more about the Friends are and what it is they do.

Children’s FLYP Event: SingleVision
Thursday, July 11 @ 10am
Held at Switzerland Community Church (2179 State Road 13)
Extinction is forever but you can help. Visit with our animal guests and learn from SingleVision how you can protect rare wildlife. Children of all ages may attend; please be aware, however, that FLYP programs are geared toward the school-age child. Strollers and street shoes will not be permitted in the building. Contact the library at 827-6960 for additional information. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

Teen Craft (Grades 6 – 12): Bracelet
Thursday, July 11 @ 2pm
Who loves bracelets? Come in to create your own beaded memory wire bracelet. Class size is limited, so call us at 827-6960 or stop by the desk to reserve your spot. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

Thursday Night at the Movies
Thursday, July 11 @ 5:30pm
What would you do if you suddenly found out that your identity had been stolen and someone was living it up at your expense? This comedy-crime flick starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy is rated R. Bring your own snacks. Please call 827-6960 for movie title.

Book Sale
Saturday, July 13 @ 9:30am – Noon
Do you love books? Do you love your library? Show your love by visiting The Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library book sale from 9:30am to noon. Books of all kinds and items such as DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and audiobooks will be available. Proceeds from the book sale support programs at the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

Genealogy Club @ Bartram Trail
Saturday, July 13 @ 2pm
Genealogy (or family research) is a very fulfilling hobby. Be a part of the club… join us on Saturday from 2pm – 4pm. For additional information, please contact the Bartram Trail Branch Library at 827-6960.

Bartram Trail Book Club
Monday, July 15 @ 7pm
Our title this month is, The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me by Bruce Feiler. Everyone is invited to attend the discussion and light refreshments are provided.

Children’s Summer Film Festival
Tuesdays, July 16, 23, and 30 @ 2pm
Is it too hot to be outside? Then come on in and watch a movie on our big screen. Each week we’ll be showing a movie with a G or PG rating, so it’s fun for the whole family. Please call the Bartram Trail Branch Library at 827-6960 for movie titles and ratings. We’ll provide the snacks; bring your own drinks.

Teen Anime Club
Tuesday, July 16 @ 6pm
Teens (Grades 6 -12), are you looking for something different to do tonight? We’re showing a popular anime movie on our big screen. Refreshments will be provided.

Adult Crochet Group
Tuesday, July 16 @ 6pm
Adults and teens (Age 14+) are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Can’t come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop off completed blankets and any yarn you’d like to donate during regular library hours.

Nature Detective Workshops for Kids
Wednesday, July 17 @ 2pm and 3:30pm (repeat program)
Class size is limited so reserve your spot now by calling the Library at 827-6960 or stopping by the Bartram Trail Branch Library Reference Desk. Children ages, 6 – 12, are invited to become Nature Detectives and learn all about lizards and how these pollinators relate to gardening. Each child will receive free gardening goodies, including Nature Detective notebooks, and have fun learning all about our wonderful Florida lizards and how to spot them. These programs are designed by the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants, presented by the Garden Circles, and generously sponsored by the Garden Club of St. Augustine and the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library. These workshops also celebrate Viva Florida 500. Please note: Children under the age of 10 must have a parent or guardian present for the duration of the program. 

Master Gardeners’ Plant Clinic
Thursday, July 18 @ 10am
Weeds? Bugs? Bad soil? Having trouble making your gardens grow? Bring your questions and get solutions at the Master Gardeners’ plant clinic.

Children’s FLYP Event: Zoo to You
Thursday, July 18 @ 10am
Join us for an exciting Viva Florida 500 event, Zoo to You. The always fantastic, Jacksonville Zoo, brings live animals to our neighborhood along with their extensive knowledge of each one. Bartram Trail’s FLYP Programs take place at 10am and are held at the Family Activities Building (FAB) at Switzerland Community Church located at 2179 State Road 13. Children of all ages may attend; please be aware, however, that FLYP Programs are geared toward the school-age child. Strollers and street shoes will not be permitted in the building. Contact the library at 827-6960 for additional information. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

Teen Craft (Grades 6 – 12): Ribbon Pillow
Thursday, July 18 @ 2pm
This fun crafting event is back by popular demand. We have all you’ll need to create your own ribbon pillow. Class size is limited, so call us at 827-6960 or stop by the desk to reserve your spot. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

Teen Gamers
Saturday, July 20 @ 5pm
Teens (Grades 6-12), bring your friends and come for an evening of gaming. We have Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Wii, PS3, or play the newest Halo game on X-Box 360. Refreshments will be served.

Adult Crochet Group
Monday, July 22 @ 6pm
Adults and teens (Age 14+) are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Can’t come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop off completed blankets and any yarn you’d like to donate during regular library hours.

Tech Tuesday
Tuesday, July 23 beginning at 12pm
12pm – iPad user group: Bring your tablet or smart phone for a group discussion about tips, tricks, and awesome apps.

4:30pm – Picasa: Are you taking a lot of vacation pictures this summer? Come learn about this free editing and organization tool from Google. You must bring your Google username and password with you to the class.

6pm – Introduction to Powerpoint 2010: Whether you’re new to Publisher or converting from an older version, this is the class to come to if you can’t find that button Microsoft hid this time.

Children’s Summer Film Festival
Tuesdays, July 23 and 30 @ 2pm
Is it too hot to be outside? Then come on in and watch a movie on our big screen. Each week we’ll be showing a movie with a G or PG rating, so it’s fun for the whole family. Please call the Bartram Trail Branch Library at 827-6960 for movie titles and ratings. We’ll provide the snacks; bring your own drinks.

Children’s FLYP Event: Magician Mark Alan
Thursday, July 25 @ 10am
Join us for this exciting Viva Florida 500 event and be prepared to be amazed by the magic of Mark Alan. Bartram Trail’s FLYP Programs take place at 10am and are held at the Family Activities Building (FAB) at Switzerland Community Church located at 2179 State Road 13. Children of all ages may attend; please be aware, however, that FLYP Programs are geared toward the school-age child. Strollers and street shoes will not be permitted in the building. Contact the library at 827-6960 for additional information. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

Teen Craft (Grades 6 – 12): Shadow Box Magnet
Thursday, July 25 @ 2pm
It’s the final teen craft of the summer and we’re making mini shadow box magnets. They’re the perfect size to hang on the fridge. Class size is limited, so call us at 827-6960 or stop by the desk to reserve your spot.This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

Master Gardeners’ Plant Clinic
Saturday, July 27 @ 10am
Weeds? Bugs? Bad soil? Having trouble making your gardens grow? Bring your questions and get solutions at the Master Gardeners’ plant clinic.

Beating the Summer Electricity Bill Blues
Saturday, July 27 @ 10:30am
Is the summer heat affecting your electricity bill? Join Ellen Leroy-Reed from the Green Team Project as she shows you how a few changes at home can make long-term changes on your wallet, and the environment. We’ll have home energy audit kits available for you to borrow and take home. Sign up now by calling 827-6960.

Just for Babies at Bartram Trail
Tuesdays @ 11:05am
Just for Babies is every Tuesday through July 30th. Bring your child to play, socialize and learn with others their age. This is for children, birth to 15 months, and their caregivers.

Children’s Summer Film Festival
Tuesday, July 30 @ 2pm
Don’t miss seeing the last movie of the summer on our big screen. Please call the Bartram Trail Branch Library at 827-6960 for movie title and rating. We’ll provide the snacks; bring your own drinks.

Adult Crochet Group
Tuesday, July 30 @ 6pm
Adults and teens (Ages 14+) are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Can’t come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop off completed blankets and any yarn you’d like to donate during regular library hours.

Children’s FLYP Event: Meet Your Local Super Heroes and Ice Cream Party
Wednesday, July 31 @ 10am
We’ve saved our best program for last. Come out and meet your local super heroes. You can explore the fire truck and meet real firefighters then celebrate your summer reading with ice cream. Contact the library at 827-6960 for additional information. Thank you to the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library for making our summer reading program possible. This program will be held indoors in case of rain.

Family Storytimes at Bartram Trail
Wednesdays @ 10:15am
Storytimes are every Wednesday through July 31st. This program is geared toward a wide range of ages including families with toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-aged children and includes music, stories, and classroom-type interaction. Program length is 25-30 minutes.

 

HASTINGS

Computer Classes
Thursdays @ 10am
We offer group and one on one instruction on computers whether you need to learn the basics or need help with something specific. Call 827-6970 to enroll in a class or set up an appointment today.

Nature Detective Workshop for Kids
July 1 @ 10am (Pre-registration begins)
Pre-register for our Nature Detective Workshop, held Thursday, July 25 at 1pm, by calling the Library at 827-6970 or stopping by the Hastings Branch Library. Children ages 6-12 are invited to become Nature Detectives and learn all about lizards and how these pollinators relate to gardening at these hands-on workshops. Every child will receive free gardening goodies, including Nature Detective notebooks, and have fun learning all about our wonderful Florida lizards and how spot to them. These workshops are designed by the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants, presented by the Garden Circles, and generously sponsored by the Garden Club of St. Augustine and the Friends of the Hastings Branch Library. These workshops celebrate Viva Florida 500.

Teen Lounge
Tuesday, July 2 @ 3:30pm
Teens, are you looking for something to do on these hot, lazy days of summer? The Teen Lounge is available for gaming, reading, painting, practicing on the keyboard or guitar, or just plain hanging out.

Family Storytime
Friday, July 5 @ 10:30am
Join us for music, stories, puppets, and a craft. In honor of July 4th, this week’s theme is picnics and patriotism.

Stay ‘n Play
Friday, July 5 @ 11am
There’s no need to rush out after storytime. Stay and relax with other adults while your child plays. We have a variety of puzzles, games, and other toys.

Children’s FLYP Event: Florida Farm Fun
Wednesday, July 10 @ 10am
The Florida Agricultural Museum & Stable-2-Table bring you an educational program complete with live animals. Learn about what farming was like before the days of modern agribusiness. Also, see what it’s like torun your own Community Supported Agriculture business today. All of our FLYP events this summer will have a Florida flavor in honor of Viva Florida 500. Please note: This event will take place in the Hastings Recreation Center gym, located at 400 E. Harris Street. Please ensure all guests wear rubber-soled shoes.

Teen Lounge
Thursday, July 11 @ 3:30pm
Teens, are you looking for something to do on these hot, lazy days of summer? The Teen Lounge is available for gaming, reading, painting, practicing on the keyboard or guitar, or just plain hanging out.

Family Storytime
Friday, July 12 @ 10:30am
Why do crickets sing? How many legs does a spider have? Who has ants in their pants? We’ll explore these questions and others at this week’s storytime on “bugs.” Join us for stories, puppets, music, dancing, and a craft.

Stay ‘n Play
Friday, July 12 @ 11am
There’s no need to rush out after storytime. Stay and relax with other adults while your child plays. We have a variety of puzzles, games, and other toys.

Teen Book Club
Saturday, July 13 @ 10am
What haunts you when you lie in bed at night? For thirteen-year-old Conor, fear comes in the form of dread about the illness of his mother. It also comes in the very real form of an ancient monster outside his bedroom window. A Monster Calls is both a fantasy story and a darkly funny, moving narrative. Join us for a relaxed discussion and snacks. New members are always welcome.

Teen Lounge
Saturday, July 13 @ 1pm
Teens, join us for gaming on the Xbox, PlayStation or Wii, play board games, paint, or just hang out with your friends in a fun, friendly environment. Guitars and a keyboard are available if you feel like getting musical.

Teen Lounge
Tuesday, July 16 @ 3:30pm
Teens, join us for gaming on the Xbox, PlayStation or Wii, play board games, paint, or just hang out with your friends in a fun, friendly environment. Guitars and a keyboard are available if you feel like getting musical.

FLYP Summer Reading Program: Dig In
Wednesday, July 17 @ 10am
Everyone is invited to us for a fun Viva Florida 500 event. The “Spice Girls” CayANNE (Ms. Anne) and Pepper (Ms. Amy), of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, will present an interactive program in our Ol’ Florida Kitchen as we “Dig In” to stories, songs, and more. Audience participation is guaranteed to get the kids involved. All of our FLYP events this summer will have a Florida flavor in honor Vival Florida 500. Please note: This event will take place in the Hastings Recreation Center gym located at 400 E. Harris Street. Please ensure all guests wear rubber-soled shoes.

Hastings Book Club: The Year of Detective Fiction
Thursday, July 18 @ 10am
Arthur Conan Doyle introduces Sherlock Holmes, the “greatest detective of all time,” in A Study in Scarlett (1887). Although it is said that “Holmes possessed a singular style unlike any detective seen before,” book club readers will note the startling similarity between Holmes and Poe’s detective Auguste Dupin (Murders in the Rue Morgue, 1841). The genius of Conan Doyle was reflected in Holmes’ formidable intelligence, turning crime solving into a science. His ever-reliable sidekick, Dr. Watson, brought the intimidating deductive powers of Holmes back down to earth with the soothing voice of reason. Do you agree? Let’s discuss.

Family Storytime
Friday, July 19 @ 10:30am
Join us for stories, a craft, music, and dancing centered around the theme of water. We’ll learn about the water cycle with George Ella Lyon’s All the Water in the World and follow the journey of a ball as it floats on the surface of the ocean in Molly Bang’s The Yellow Ball.

Stay ‘n Play
Friday, July 19 @ 11am
There’s no need to rush out after storytime. Stay and relax with other adults as your child plays. It’ll be fun for the both of you.

FLYP Summer Reading Program: Musician Tom Santoni
Wednesday, July 24 @ 10am
Come listen to a selection of great rock ‘n’ roll music from the 50s and 60s by some of its pioneers including Fats Domino, Bill Haley and the Comets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, and Florida’s own Bo Diddley. We’ll learn about where the music and the term “Rock ‘n’ Roll” came from and why it became so popular, what instruments were used, and how the library can help you learn more about the music. All of our FLYP events this summer celebrate an aspect of Florida in honor of Viva Florida 500, so c’mon over and rock out with us. Dancing is encouraged. Please note: This event will take place in the Hastings Recreation Center gym located at 400 E. Harris Street. Please ensure all guests wear rubber-soled shoes.

Stay ‘n Play
Friday, July 26 @ 11am
There’s no need to rush out after storytime. Stay and relax with other adults as your child plays. It’ll be fun for the both of you.

Teen Lounge
Saturday, July 27 @ 1pm
Teens, are you looking for something to do on these hot, lazy days of summer? The Teen Lounge is available for gaming, reading, painting, practicing on the keyboard or guitar, or just plain hanging out.

FLYP Summer Reading Program: Firefighters to the Rescue
Wednesday, July 31 @ 10am
Meet your local and state firefighting heroes and learn what they must do every day to keep us safe. Explore the vehicles and equipment of the St. Johns County Fire Rescue and learn what you can do stay safe, too. Also, learn what it’s like to work for the Florida Forest Service during a fire emergency. All of our FLYP events this summer will have a Florida flavor in honor Viva Florida 500. Please note: This event will take place in the Hastings Recreation Center gym located at 400 E. Harris Street. Please ensure all guests wear rubber-soled shoes.

  

MAIN

 

Understanding Your Unconscious Mind with Dave Shave
Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, & 22 @ 5:30pm
The conscious mind is a remarkable thing but there’s a whole other level of awareness that, when tapped, can greatly expand your abilities and allow you to achieve your goals in life. Join writer Dave Shave for this free, four-part workshop. Shave is the author of several books including Small Talk-Big Cure and Emotional Problems and Their Big Deceptions. He will share information on exploring your unconscious in order to improve your life and the way you feel.  Please call 827-6940 to sign up for this workshop. Participants will benefit most by coming to all four sessions.

Tai-Chi: Enter the Healing Journey
Tuesday, July 2 @ 10:30am
You are cordially invited to begin a pleasant and enjoyable journey in the ancient Chinese healing exercise, as you learn and practice Tai-Chi. In class, students will perform soft, continuous movements that will allow them to receive many positive aspects of renewed health, while developing internal stillness. Some of the benefits of Tai-Chi include: relief from muscular tension and anxiety, increased concentration and memory, enhanced sensory awareness, and improved balance. This free workshop is presented by Hector M. Ruiz, Jr., a certified instructor in Tai-Chi and Qi Gong.

Basic PC Class
Wednesday, July 3 @ 10am
Not all mice eat cheese… come learn about the kind that don’t with Mr. Bob. This class is perfect for the beginning computer user. Call 827-6940 to sign up for this class.

Blood Drive @ Main Library
Monday, July 8 from 10am – 1pm
Did you know that just one unit of donated blood can save up to three lives? Book it to the library and be more than someONE’s hero! The Blood Alliance Bloodmobile will be parked in front of the library. Call 827-6940 to make an appointment.

Foreclosure Prevention Workshop
Monday, July 8 @ 1:30pm
Are you behind on your mortgage and facing foreclosure? Let the St. Johns Housing Partnership help you avoid scams and save your home. At this free workshop you’ll learn about various government-funded programs and their eligibility requirements. The St. Johns Housing Partnership is a non-profit organization, and there is never a charge to the homeowner for any of their services. Please call 819-1266 with questions and to sign up for this workshop.

Tai-Chi: Enter the Healing Journey
Tuesday, July 9 @ 10:30am
You are cordially invited to begin a pleasant and enjoyable journey in the ancient Chinese healing exercise, as you learn and practice Tai-Chi. In class, students will perform soft, continuous movements that will allow them to receive many positive aspects of renewed health, while developing internal stillness. Some of the benefits of Tai-Chi include: relief from muscular tension and anxiety, increased concentration and memory, enhanced sensory awareness, and improved balance. This free workshop is presented by Hector M. Ruiz, Jr., a certified instructor in Tai-Chi and Qi Gong.

Internet Class
Wednesday, July 10 @ 10am
Come take a drive on the information superhighway with Mr. Bob. No seatbelt required. Please call the Main Library at 827-6940 to sign up for this great beginner’s class.

It’s a Groundbreaking Movie
Wednesday, July 10 @ 5:30pm
Join us for an evening out at the movies at your neighborhood library. We’ll show a new release film to celebrate our Adult Summer Reading Program, Groundbreaking Reads. Enjoy popcorn & refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County. Movie will have a rating of PG or PG-13.

Children’s FLYP Event: BATastic, Fabulous Florida Bats
Thursday, July 11 @ 3pm
Join bat advocate, Marcia Daniels, as she teaches us about the amazing bats found in our area, and why they need our help. Bats are amazing bug eaters with important roles to play in our local ecosystem. Discover the wonderful world of bats through this interactive family program. View and listen to bats as they emerge from local bat houses. We’ll even have a BATastic craft to remind us that bats are our friends. This program is sponsored in partnership with the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.

Gentle Stretch with Gina Marie
Friday, July 12 @ 10:30am
This free class emphasizes stretching, coordination of breath with movement, and attention to alignment. The class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility. Stretching is great for those who are experiencing joint sensitivity, or overall stiffness. Wear loose clothing, bring a towel & mat. This class is presented by yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.

Literary Lions Book Club: Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands
Saturday, July 13 @ 10:30am
Here is one of those rare and remarkable debuts that herald the appearance of a major new talent on the literary scene. Inspired by real events, this historical novel by Susan Carol McCarthy, is a wise and luminous story about a northern family, a southern town, and the senseless murder that sparks an extraordinary act of courage. Join us and share your thoughts of the book, while enjoying coffee and refreshments provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.

Red Cross Summer Water Safety for Kids
Monday, July 15 @ 3pm
Summer is the perfect time to refresh all those important rules for safe swimming. Join the American Red Cross as they share Longfellow’s WHALE Tales (Water Habits Are Learned Early). Discover the safest way to have fun while swimming at the pool or beach this summer.

Tai-Chi: Enter the Healing Journey
Tuesday, July 16 @ 10:30am
You are cordially invited to begin a pleasant and enjoyable journey in the ancient Chinese healing exercise as you learn and practice Tai-Chi. In class, students will perform soft, continuous movements that will allow them to receive many positive aspects of renewed health, while developing internal stillness. Some of the benefits of Tai-Chi include: relief from muscular tension and anxiety, increased concentration and memory, enhanced sensory awareness, and improved balance. This free workshop is presented by Hector M. Ruiz, Jr., a certified instructor in Tai-Chi and Qi Gong.

Relax with Raindrop Therapy
Tuesday, July 16 @ 6pm
Give your feet a treat with Raindrop Therapy using therapeutic oils. Inspired by the Lakota Indians, Raindrop Therapy has been used for years as a highly effective method for balancing and rejuvenating the mind and body. When properly applied to the neck, back and feet, these essential oils can bring about electrical alignment and help relieve a variety of discomforts caused by imbalances in the body. This free program is presented by licensed massage therapist, Gina Mercado.

Basic PC Class
Wednesday, July 17 @ 10am
Not all mice eat cheese… come learn about the kind that don’t with Mr. Bob. This class is perfect for the beginning computer user. Call 827-6940 to sign up for this class.

Spine Strengthening with Gina Marie
Wednesday, July 17 @ 10:30am
Did you know strengthening the muscles that support your spine help keep your back and upper body stable? Keeping these muscles strong can relieve back pain and prevent injuries. This simple workout is specifically designed to stretch and strengthen the back with a mix of dynamic and static stretches. This free class is presented by yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.

Children’s FLYP Event: Underwater Archaeology
Thursday, July 18 @ 3pm
This program uses the book, Shipwreck: Fast Forward, to explore how underwater sites form and the excavation processes used to retrieve information about them. Kids can try their hand at using Cartesian coordinates by playing an adapted version of Battleship to “map” each other’s shipwrecks. They’ll also get to map a real, 100-year-old anchor. Presented by the Florida Public Archaeology Network, which is dedicated to the protection of cultural resources, both on land and underwater, and to involving the public in the study of their past. This program is sponsored in partnership with the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.

Adult BINGO for Books
Thursday, July 18 @ 3:30pm
Do you love free books and playing Bingo? Come on out, make new friends, and win adult fiction and non-fiction books by playing Bingo. Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Book prizes are generously donated by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County. Everyone is welcome and it’s free.

Gentle Stretch with Gina Marie
Friday, July 19@ 10:30am
This free class emphasizes stretching, coordinating breath with movement, and attention to alignment. The class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility. Stretching is great for those who experience joint sensitivity or overall stiffness. Wear loose clothing and bring a mat. This class is presented by yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.

Nature Detective Workshops for Kids
Friday, July 19 @ 1pm
Children, ages 6 – 12, are invited to become Nature Detectives. Learn all about Florida lizards, how to spot them, and how these pollinators relate to gardening. Each child will receive free gardening goodies, including Nature Detective notebooks. These workshops are designed by the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants, presented by the Garden Circles, and generously sponsored by the Garden Club of St. Augustine. Call us at 827-6940 or stop by to reserve your spot.

Internet Class
Wednesday, July 24 @ 10am
Come take a drive on the information superhighway with Mr. Bob. No seatbelt required. Please call the Main Library at 827-6940 to sign up for this great beginner’s class.

Summer Storytimes at Main Library
Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25

We invite you to join us each week for all the laughs of storytime. We’ll share some of our favorite books, sing songs, play music, tell interactive stories, make crafts, and have lots of fun.

Baby Time 10:15am

A gentle lapsit program with action rhymes, fingerplays, and first books for babies. For pre-walkers only, please.
Toddler Time 11am
We’ll sing, we’ll dance, and share our excitement for books and learning at the library. Don’t be shy and bring your dancing shoes.
Preschool Storytime 11:30am
“Big Kids” get a storytime of their own. We’ll have longer stories that include a variety of early literacy concepts, listening, and pre-classroom skills. This is perfect for 3-5 year olds.

Children’s FLYP Event: Swamp Stories
Thursday, July 25 @ 3pm
Join local musician, entertainer, and storyteller, Steve Shanholtzer, for tales and music from the swamp. Journey back to the cracker days of old Florida with stories of wild hog hunts, navigating Sweetwater Swamp with a compass, and trips to the company store with a pocketful of tokens. This program is sponsored in partnership with the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.

Story STOP at Main Library
Every Monday in July @ 10:30am
Start each week off the right way with a Story STOP. Our library friends, Chris and Gina, host a short reading storytime full of fun stories for all ages. If your child loves books and reading, you are invited to join us. Just look for the STOP sign in the Children’s Department.

Foreclosure Prevention Workshop
Monday, July 29 @ 1:30pm
Are you behind on your mortgage and facing foreclosure? Let the St. Johns Housing Partnership help you avoid scams and save your home. At this free workshop you’ll learn about various government-funded programs and their eligibility requirements. The St. Johns Housing Partnership is a non-profit organization, and there is never a charge to the homeowner for any of their services. Please call 819-1266 with questions and to sign up for this workshop.

J.A.A.M. (Japanese Anime At Main)
Monday, July 29 @ 5pm
Do you love watching anime or reading manga? Tweens, teens, and young twenty-somethings are invited to the monthly meeting of our anime club, where you can meet others with similar interests. Feel free to wear a costume if you’d like and come “JAAM” with us.

eBook a Librarian
Tuesdays, July 2, 16, & 30 from 10am – 12pm
Bought a new eReader and not sure how to use it? Tired of buying eBooks? SJCPLS has more than 2,700 free eBook titles available through our OverDrive database and we would be more than happy to show you how to read them. Library cardholders can call 827-6940 to make an appointment for 30 minutes of one-on-one help from library staff.

Viva Florida 500 Event: Starting Your Florida Garden
Tuesday, July 30 @ 5:30pm
Why doesn’t cilantro grow in the summer? What kind of plants will live in your sandy soil? Is your space limited to container gardening? Share an evening of Florida gardening in honor of Viva Florida 500 andGroundbreaking Reads, our Adult Summer Reading Program. This program is presented by Donald Gilmore, who has been gardening in St. Augustine with a very green thumb for ten years, and sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.

Basic PC Class
Wednesday, July 31 @ 10am
Not all mice eat cheese… come learn about the kind that don’t with Mr. Bob. This class is perfect for the beginning computer user. Call 827-6940 to sign up for this class.

Summer Family Film Festival
Every Wednesday in July @ 1pm
Celebrate summer time with us cinematically. Each week we’ll show a new release with a G or PG rating, so it’s fun for the whole family. Please call the Main Library at 827-6940 for movie titles and ratings. We’ll have plenty of pillow seating, lemonade, and free organic popcorn, courtesy of Diane’s Natural Food Market.

eBook a Librarian
Wednesdays, July 3, 17, & 31 from 2pm – 4pm
Bought a new eReader and not sure how to use it? Tired of buying eBooks? The St. Johns County Public Library System has more than 2,700 free eBook titles available through our Overdrive database and we would be more than happy to show you how to read them. Library cardholders can call 827-6940 to make an appointment for 30 minutes of one-on-one help from library staff.

Summer Afternoon Gaming
Every Wednesday in July @ 3pm
School-age children, tweens, and teens choose what they want to play this summer at the Main Library. A selection of video game choices for X-box 360, PS3, & Wii consoles will be offered. Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be provided for players. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County and Sony.

It’s a Groundbreaking Movie
Wednesday, July 31 @ 5:30pm
Join us for an evening out at the movies at your neighborhood library. We’ll show a new release film to celebrate our Adult Summer Reading Program, Groundbreaking Reads. Enjoy popcorn and refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County. Movie will have a rating of PG or PG-13.

Florida Library Youth Programs (FLYP) Summer Events
Thursdays in July @ 3pm
The goal of the Florida Library Youth Program (FLYP) is to encourage children to become lifelong readers and library users. This year, FLYP celebrates the theme, Dig Into Reading. Please join us this summer for exciting, programs, sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County. We look forward to sharing our love of reading and libraries with YOU!
July 11:  BATastic! Fabulous Florida Bats
July 18:  Underwater Archeology
July 25:  Swamp Stories

PONTE VEDRA BEACH

 

Adult Summer Reading Program
Through August 3
Who says kids have all the fun? From now through the first week in August, adults can participate in our Adult Summer Reading Program for weekly and grand prizes at the end of the program. Just submit a brief review of any book that you read during this time period and you’ll be entered for weekly and program end raffle drawings. The more you read the more chances you have of winning. For more information, please call the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library at 827-6950 or visit the Reference Desk.
Just for Babies and Family Storytimes: July Dates

Just for Babies @ 10:15am and Family Storytimes @11am Every Tuesday in July
Thanks to our partnership with Ms. Suzanne of Bird Island Park, the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library will host Just for Babies at 10:15am and Family Storytime at 11am every Tuesday in July.

Teen Gaming Night
Wednesday, July 10 @ 5pm
All 13 – 18 year-olds are invited to have fun with your friends at the library and play “E” and “T”-rated games on our PlayStation 3 (with the new Move), Nintendo Wii, and X-Box 360 (with the new Kinect) set up on three TVs for simultaneous playing. Snacks will be served. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and Sony. Call 827-6950 for more details.

Children’s FLYP Event: Saltwater Cowgirls
Thursday, July 11 @ 3:30pm
Bring in the kids for a fun Viva Florida 500 event and dance to the music of St. Augustine’s own Saltwater Cowgirls as they serenade us with music inspired by the ocean and sea creatures. Children of all ages may attend; please be aware, however, that Summer Reading Programs are geared toward the school-age child. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

Nature Detective Workshops for Kids
Saturday, July 13 at 1:00pm and 2:30pm (repeat workshop)
Pre-registeration is required for these free workshops so please call the library at 827-6950 or stop by the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library’s Reference Desk. Children ages 6 – 12 are invited to become Nature Detectives and learn all about lizards and how these pollinators relate to gardening at these hands-on workshops. Every child will receive free gardening goodies, including Nature Detective notebooks, and have fun learning all about our wonderful Florida lizards and how spot to them. These workshops are designed by the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants, presented by the Garden Circles, and generously sponsored by the Garden Club of St. Augustine and the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. These workshops also celebrate Viva Florida 500.
Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 – 5
Tuesday, July 16 from 10am – 12:30pm
Children, ages 3 – 5, are invited to receive a free, 10-minute early literacy screening at the Library, courtesy of Nemours BrightStart. Registration is taken on a first-come, first serve basis by a Nemours representative. Utilize this free screening to find out where your child’s literacy strengths lay and what you can do to help them improve in any other areas before they start school.

LEGO Club for Tweens
Wednesday, July 17 @ 4pm
Tweens in 4th-7th grades are invited to come to the library and bring your friends for an afternoon of fun building with Legos and hanging out. No registration is necessary and it’s free. Thanks to our Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for providing the Legos for this very special program just for Tweens including our pink Legos. Tween girl Lego lovers, we would love you to join our club.

FLYP Event: Dig In
Thursday, July 18 @ 3:30pm
Everyone is invited to join us for a fun Viva Florida 500 event. The “Spice Girls” CayANNE (Ms. Anne) and Pepper (Ms. Amy), of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, present an interactive program in our Ol’ Florida Kitchen as we Dig In to stories, songs, and more. This will be full of audience participation guaranteed to get the kids involved. Children of all ages may attend; please be aware, however, that Summer Reading Programs are geared toward the school-age child. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

Family Game Time
Wednesday, July 24 from 3pm – 6pm
The whole family is invited to the library to play board games, including Monopoly, Connect Four, Candy Land, Scrabble, Chutes & Ladders, Uno, and may more. Simply use your library card, or driver’s license, to check out the games. All board games are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

FLYP Event: Magician Mark Alan
Thursday, July 25 @ 2:30pm & 3:30pm (repeat show)
Magician Mark Alan will amaze you with his Florida-themed magic in this special Viva Florida 500 program. Children of all ages may attend; please be aware, however, that the Summer Reading Programs are geared toward the school-age child. Please Note:  Tomorrow, July 26, the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library’s Teen Advisory Board will present their own magic shows at 10:15am and 11:15am (repeat performance) based on their training from Magician Mark Alan. These events are sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

SOUTHEAST

Just for Babies
Wednesday, July 3 @ 10:30am
Join Miss Kristine and Miss Alex every Wednesday for quality time with your baby or toddler. Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays, games, and so much more during this lapsit program. Duffy the Storytime Bear is looking forward to meeting you under the parachute. Older siblings are welcome to stick around for Family Storytime right after. We will be “Down on the Farm” this summer. Old MacDonald had a farm EIEIO.  And on his farm he had a…HORSE. Receive a goody bag when you attend Just for Babies for the first time.

 

Family Storytime
Wednesday, July 3 @ 11am
Join Miss Kristine and Miss Alex every Wednesday for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, and crafts. This program is geared toward a wide range of ages including families with toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-aged children. Let’s “Dig Into Reading” with some fun in the sun.
Red Cross Summer Safety for Kids
Wednesday, July 3 @ 2pm
Swimming is a popular summer activity and The American Red Cross encourages everyone to learn how to stay safe at the beach and the pool. Join us for an informative program on how to enjoy water activities safely.

 

Snack Attack
Friday, July 5 @ 2pm
Kids are invited to join the Southeast Snack Attack Club at 2pm every Friday until August 2nd. This week, enjoy a light snack and listen to Miss Kristine read aloud The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng, which is one of the 2013-2014 Sunshine State Books for grades 3-5. This story follows a young Chinese American girl as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.

 

Microsoft Excel Class
Tuesday, July 9 @ 10am
Everyone is invited to attend this beginner’s class on Microsoft Excel.  This class is free, but registration is required.  If interested, please either stop by the reference desk or call (904) 827-6900.

 

Teen Coffeehouse: Book Art
Tuesday, July 9 @ 2pm
Calling all teen artists, poets, and scholars… come share your drawings, sketches, poems, stories… anything. We will meet in the Teen Lounge and share our art and the art of others. Don’t forget to bring your mug – hot chocolate, apple cider, and tea will be provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. Do you have old, musty books laying around? Bring them in for our book art project, where we’ll use the pages of old books to craft some totally cool… well, art.

 

Just for Babies
Wednesday, July 10 @ 10:30am
Join Miss Kristine and Miss Alex every Wednesday for quality time with your baby or toddler. Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays, games, and so much more during this lapsit program. Duffy the Storytime Bear is looking forward to meeting you under the parachute. Older siblings are welcome to stick around for Family Storytime right after. We will be “Down on the Farm” this summer. Old MacDonald had a farm EIEIO.  And on his farm he had a…COW. Receive a goody bag when you attend Just for Babies for the first time.

 

Family Storytime
Wednesday, July 10 @ 11am
Join Miss Kristine and Miss Alex every Wednesday for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, and crafts. This program is geared toward a wide range of ages including families with toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-aged children. Let’s “Dig Into Reading” by exploring some cool caves.

 

Summer Reading Program: Fabulous Florida Bats
Wednesday, July 10 @ 2pm
Join bat advocate, Marcia Daniels, as she teaches us about the amazing bats found in our area, and why they need our help. Bats are amazing bug eaters with important roles to play in our local ecosystem. Discover the wonderful world of bats through this interactive family program. View and listen to bats as they emerge from local bat houses. We’ll even have a BATastic craft to remind us that bats are really our friends. This free program is sponsored in partnership with the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.

 

Summer Family Film Fest
Thursday, July 11 @ 2pm
At Southeast, we’re digging up the classics. Read these classic stories as a family then come to the library to see the movie. Please note that this is a family event and children must be supervised at all times. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. Follow the yellow brick road to the wonderful land of Oz with Dorothy and Toto.  You’ll be singing and dancing along to this 1939 musical adventure. This movie is rated G.

 

Snack Attack
Friday, July 12 @ 2pm
Hey kids, join the Southeast Snack Attack Club at 2pm every Friday until August 2. Enjoy a light snack and listen to Miss Kristine read aloud from The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng, one of the 2013-2014 Sunshine State Books for grades 3-5. This story follows a young Chinese American girl as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.

 

Knotty Knitters
Saturday, July 13 @ 11am
Everyone is welcome to join us at any session of the Southeast Branch’s Knitting Club…the Knotty Knitters. All ages and abilities are welcome.  Instruction can be provided to basic beginners.

 

Adult Bingo for Books
Saturday, July 13 @ 2pm
Don’t miss this opportunity to win free adult popular books while having fun playing Bingo. All materials will be supplied by the Library and everyone will go home with at least one free book.  Mark your calendars for this fun chance to win books and make new friends.

 

Bedtime Storytime
Tuesday, July 16 @ 6:30pm
Wear your PJs to this special session of our regular Wednesday storytime where we do storytime backwards. Arts and crafts come first and then we will wind down with some favorite stories. This is a family program that is suitable for all young children. Let’s “Dig Into Reading.” Parents, please note that this is the same storytime we will be doing on Wednesday, July 17.

 

Just for Babies
Wednesday, July 17 @ 10:30am
Join Miss Kristine and Miss Alex every Wednesday for quality time with your baby or toddler. Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays, games, and so much more during this lapsit program. Duffy the Storytime Bear is looking forward to meeting you under the parachute. Older siblings are welcome to stick around for Family Storytime right after. We will be “Down on the Farm” this summer. Old MacDonald had a farm EIEIO.  And on his farm he had a…SHEEP. Receive a goody bag when you attend Just for Babies for the first time.

 

Family Storytime
Wednesday, July 17 @ 11am
Join Miss Kristine and Miss Alex every Wednesday for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, and crafts. This program is geared toward a wide range of ages including families with toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-aged children. Let’s “Dig Into Reading” by digging up some dinosaurs.

 

Summer Reading Program: PB&J Archaeology
Wednesday, July 17 @ 2pm
Did you ever wonder how archaeologists find sites? Excavate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to find out. Dig up the past and learn about real tools, fieldwork, and archaeological sites through hands-on activities. This program for school-aged children is sponsored and hosted by the Florida Public Archaeology Network and is part of the Viva Florida 500 celebration.

 

Summer Family Film Fest
Thursday, July 18 @ 2pm
We’re digging up the classics at Southeast. Read these classic stories as a family then come to the library to see the movie. Please note that this is a family event and children must be supervised at all times. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. Cruise through the jungle with Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves who tries to adapt to human village life. This 1942 movie is not rated.

 

Snack Attack
Friday, July 19 @ 2pm
Hey kids, join the Southeast Snack Attack Club at 2pm every Friday until August 2nd. Enjoy a light snack and listen to Miss Kristine read aloud The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng, one of the 2013-2014 Sunshine State Books for grades 3-5. This story follows a young Chinese American girl as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.

 

Sew Into Altered Art
Saturday, July 20 @ 2pm
Come out for the next installment of our Teen Makerspaces series when we pull out sewing machines and turn old clothes and fabric scraps into snazzy tablet and cell phone cases, purses, and more. Makerspaces programs are geared toward teen and tween guys and gals who are interested in learning how to create, using their minds and their hands.

 

Just for Babies
Wednesday, July 24 @ 10:30am
Join Miss Kristine and Miss Alex every Wednesday for quality time with your baby or toddler. Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays, games, and so much more during this lapsit program. Duffy the Storytime Bear is looking forward to meeting you under the parachute. Older siblings are welcome to stick around for Family Storytime right after. We will be “Down on the Farm” this summer. Old MacDonald had a farm EIEIO.  And on his farm he had a…DOG. Receive a goody bag when you attend Just for Babies for the first time.

 

Family Storytime
Wednesday, July 24 @ 11am
Join Miss Kristine and Miss Alex every Wednesday for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, and crafts. This program is geared toward a wide range of ages including families with toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-aged children. Let’s “Dig Into Reading” by learning about animals that live underground.

 

Summer Reading Program: Swamp Stories
Wednesday, July 24 @ 2pm
Join Steve on a journey back to Old Florida as he tells stories of his childhood and shares real Florida history. See and touch actual artifacts, taste real beef jerky, and become part of the story as he brings his stories to life. This program for school-aged children is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library and is part of the Viva Florida 500 celebration.

 

Blood Drive
Thursday, July 25 from 11am to 2pm
You can help save lives by stopping by the Southeast Library to donate a few moments of your time… and some blood. To save time, call Cheryl at 827-6900 to make an appointment.

 

Summer Family Film Fest
Thursday, July 25 @ 2pm
We’re digging up the classics. Read these classic stories as a family then come to the library to see the movie. Please note that this is a family event and children must be supervised at all times. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. Robert Lewis Stevenson’s spine-tingling tale of pirates and hidden gold comes alive as cabin boy Jim Hawkins matches wits with Long John Silver. This 1950 live-action movie is rated PG.

Southeast Book Club: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Thursday, July 25 @ 6:45pm
Join us as we discuss Alan Bradley’s wonderful novel, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. It is about 11-year-old, Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist who uses her talent and inquisitiveness to solve a murder on her family’s property. New members are always welcome.

Snack Attack
Friday, July 26 @ 2pm
Hey kids, join the Southeast Snack Attack Club at 2pm every Friday until August 2nd. Enjoy a light snack and listen to Miss Kristine read aloud The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng, one of the 2013-2014 Sunshine State Books for grades 3-5. This story follows a young Chinese American girl as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.

Knotty Knitters
Friday, July 26 @ 3pm
Everyone is welcome to join the Southeast Branch’s knitting club: The Knotty Knitters. All ages and abilities are welcome and instruction can be provided to beginners. Make new friends and learn a new craft.

Teen Gaming Tournament
Tuesday, July 30 @ 2pm
Do you have what it takes to beat our Southeast Gaming Grand Master? Practice your Super Mario Bros. skills during the month of July in our Galaxy Game Room and then come to the Super Mario Bros. tournament for a chance to beat our Grand Master. Pizza and prizes will be provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

Just for Babies
Wednesday, July 31 @ 10:30am
Join Miss Kristine and Miss Alex every Wednesday for quality time with your baby or toddler. Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays, games, and so much more during this lapsit program. Duffy the Storytime Bear is looking forward to meeting you under the parachute. Older siblings are welcome to stick around for Family Storytime right after. We will be “Down on the Farm” this summer. Old MacDonald had a farm EIEIO.  And on his farm he had a…GOAT. This is our last lapsit storytime for the summer. Make sure to bring in your completed bookmarks for our end-of-season drawing. Receive a goody bag when you attend Just for Babies for the first time.

Family Storytime
Wednesday, July 31 @ 11am
Join Miss Kristine and Miss Alex every Wednesday for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, and crafts. This program is geared toward a wide range of ages including families with toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-aged children. Let’s “Dig Into Reading” with some seafaring adventures about pirates. Aarrgh!

Summer Reading Program: Fractured Fairytales – A Pirate’s Life for Me
Wednesday, July 31 @ 2pm
Aarrgh ye ready, landlubbers? It’s time to set sail for adventure with Captain Kristine and First Mate Alex. Turn in your completed reading log and be transformed into a pirate – you’ll even get a new pirate name. Then help the Captain and First Mate tell a classic fairytale story (all wrong, of course). The treasure map in the story will lead you to the treasure and the special guests that hold it. Parents, please note that this program will take place (mostly) outside and that your child will get wet. Appropriate swimwear and cover-ups are permitted; shoes are required. This program for school-aged children is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

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Green Living

Doing Our Part

  Doing Our Part by Amy Lignor   There are books being published as of late – wonderful books telling the stories of amazing wildlife rescues, as well as neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. that have taken on projects to save the wildlife in their own surrounding areas.   We always talk about these “success stories,” yet never actually give information on exactly how these “problems” turned into “victories.” … [Read More its Good for You...]