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St Johns County Public Library Schedule, September 2013

 

 

St Johns County Public Library

 

Storytimes @ Anastasia Island Library

Baby / Toddler Time: Wednesdays @ 10:15am
Little Ones Craft Time: Wednesdays @ 10:45am
Preschool Storytime Wednesdays @ 11:05am
Storytimes are every Wednesday, September 4 through November 27. Baby & Toddler storytimes are for children up to 18 months. Craft time is open to all children and focuses on 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. To ensure everyone is able to enjoy quality storytimes, we have a maximum capacity (first come, first served) of 50.

Anastasia Island Movie Club

Tuesday, September 3 @ 5:30pm
Join us this month for another fabulous movie selection. Light snacks will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. For more information or the name of the film, call 209-3730 or email Harold George at hgeorge@sjcfl.us.

Raindrop Therapy

Thursday, September 5 @ 6pm   
Give your feet a treat by experiencing Raindrop Therapy. Inspired by the Lakota Indians, Raindrop Therapy uses therapeutic oils 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 program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

Writers’ Theater Partnership

Tuesday, September 10 @ 6pm
This program is dedicated to bringing out the best in your play, screenplay or short story. Fellow writers and participants will help you develop your work by reading aloud and providing feedback. If you have an original work you would like the Writers’ Theater to read aloud, contact Jennifer Latka at rogersandlatka@yahoo.com.

Kids LEGO Brick Club

Friday, September 11 @ 2:30pm
Come into the library to play with over 60 pounds of LEGO bricks and pieces. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun – all you need to bring is your imagination. There is no registration or fee for this program.

Teen Event: National Milkshake Day Celebration

September 12 @ 3:30pm
Teens (Age 12-17) are invited to make delicious smoothies and milkshakes in honor of National Milkshake Day. We’ll supply fruit, juice, and ice for smoothies as well as chocolate, peanut butter, and almond milk for milkshakes. This tasty program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library.

Anastasia Island Book Club

Thursday, September 12 @ 6:45pm
A collection of interconnected narratives, Julie Otsuka’s richly imagined novel, The Buddha in the Attic, focuses on a group of Japanese women who come to California after World War I as “picture brides” to marry men they’ve never met. A finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, this remarkable novel is a skillful portrayal of the immigrant experience that reinforces Otsuka’s reputation as a writer to watch. Join us for a lively discussion. All are welcome.

Peace Day Kids & Teen Craft Event

September 20 @ 3:30pm
Celebrate International Peace Day by creating fabulous peace crafts. We’ll be making pinwheels, tie-dyed tissue paper bowls, and tie-dyed t-shirts. Please bring your own t-shirt or bandana and we’ll help you create a terrific tie-died work of wearable art. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library.

Celebrate National Comic Book Day with Andre Frattino

September 25 @ 3pm
Celebrate National Comic Book Day with author/illustrator, Andre Frattino. He will be making a special appearance at the Anastasia Island Branch Library to bring alive his artwork for kids of all ages. Andre has appeared at the St. Augustine Beach Art Association and other libraries and will be a participant in this year’s Florida Heritage Book Festival.

Teen Craft: Make Your Own Journal

September 26 @ 3:30pm
Teens (Age 12+) are invited to celebrate Banned Books Week with us by creating personalized journals. We’ll have all the supplies needed to create a stylish journal; all you need to bring is your imagination. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library.

 

Monarch Butterflies for the Backyard Enthusiast

 

September 28 @ 2pm

Would you like to learn how you can play an important role in helping monarch butterflies during their winter migration? Join Sara Fenwick, the “Monarch Midwife,” as she shares her personal experiences with raising and releasing monarch butterflies.

 

 

 

BARTRAM TRAIL

 

Toddler and Preschool Storytimes @ Bartram Trail

Toddler Storytime:  Wednesdays @ 10:10am
Preschool Storytime:  Wednesdays @ 11am
Storytimes are every Wednesday through November. These programs are geared toward families with toddlers and preschoolers. Includes music, stories, and classroom-type interaction. Program length is 25-30 minutes. We look forward to seeing you.

Just for Babies @ Bartram Trail

Just for Babies: Tuesdays @ 11:05am
Just for Babies meets every Tuesday through NovemberBring your child to play, socialize and learn with others their age. For children birth to 15 months and their caregiver. We look forward to seeing you.

Adult Crochet Group

Tuesday, September 3 @ 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.

Teen Anime Club

Tuesday, September 3 @ 6pm
Teens, are you looking for something different to do tonight? We’re showing a popular anime movie on our big screen. Refreshments will be provided.

International Affairs Book Club

Monday, September 3 @ 6:30pm
Join us as we start off a new season of the International Affairs discussion group. This time around, we’re reading books in chronological order about modern events that changed the world. We’re starting off with the Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles in Margaret MacMillan’s Paris 1919. Read the book and join us for a rousing discussion, moderated by Joseph Warner, retired U.S. diplomat and present adjunct professor of Geography and International Relations at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Children’s Movie Matinee

Wednesday, September 4 @ 3pm
It’s an early release day, so grab your friends and join us for a movie at 3pm. Please contact us at 827-6960 to find out what we’re showing this week on our big screen. Snacks are provided; bring your own drinks.

Teen Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday, September 4 @ 4pm
The library is a great place to get your volunteer hours. Orientation is mandatory and counts as your first service hour. Class size is limited; please call 827-6960 for registration information.

First Friday Florida Book Club

Friday, September 6 @ 10:15am
We’re doing a year-long celebration of Florida literature. Our September book: Last Train to Paradise by Les Standiford.

Teen Gamers

Saturday, September 7 @ 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, September 9 @ 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.

Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library Meeting

Tuesday, September 10 @ 6pm
Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library are invited to attend the September meeting at 6pm in the Manatee Room. Prospective Friends are invited to attend and learn more about the Friends and what it is they do.

Children’s Art Activity (Grades 3 – 5)

Wednesday, September 11 @ 3pm
If you like art, and you’re in 3rd through 5th grades, come to the Bartram Trail Library on Wednesday at 3pm. Create your own art project inspired by the works of this month’s featured artist, Pablo Picasso.

Thursday Night at the Movies

Thursday, September 12 @ 5:30pm
If you’re looking for something different to do this evening, come to the library and watch an action-packed adventure film on our big screen. Bring your own snacks. Please call 827-6960 for movie title.

Book Sale

Saturday, September 14 @ 9:30am – Noon
Do you love books? Do you love your library? The Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library will hold this month’s 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, September 14 @ 2pm
Curious about who’s hidden in your family tree? Join fellow family history hunters from 2pm – 4pm. For additional information, please contact the Bartram Trail Branch Library at 827-6960.

Bartram Trail Book Club

Monday, September 16 @ 7pm
Our title this month is The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon. Everyone is invited to attend the discussion. Light refreshments are provided.

Teen Anime Club

Tuesday, September 17 @ 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, September 17 @ 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.

Master Gardeners’ Plant Clinic

Thursday, September 19 @ 10am
Weeds? Bugs? Bad soil? Having trouble making your gardens grow? Bring your questions and get solutions at the Master Gardeners’ plant clinic today at 10am.

Master Gardeners’ Plant Clinic

Saturday, September 21 @ 10am
Weeds? Bugs? Bad soil? Having trouble making your gardens grow? Bring your questions and get solutions at the Master Gardeners’ plant clinic today at 10am.

Adult Crochet Group

Monday, September 23 @ 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.

iPad User Group

Tuesday, September 24 @ 1pm
Stop in with your iPad, or any other type of tablet, to learn tips and tricks and get awesome app recommendations. No registration required.

Demographics Now Database Class

Tuesday, September 24 @ 3pm
Are you a small business owner? Do you really know who your customers are? Come and learn about this powerful database accessible for free with your library card. You can create custom reports for an area as specific as a one mile radius, or a specific zip code, or a whole county. You’ll learn consumer demographics – such as how much people in a specific area spend on dine out, or cars, or women’s shoes. You’ll also be able to access a 20-page Mosaic report on all sorts of detail about your target audience. Registration is required.  Please call 827-6960 for more information.

Computer Class: Word 2010

Tuesday, September 24 @ 6pm
Are you making the transition from an older version of Word to a newer one? Has it been a while since you have used it and need a refresher? This is the class for you. Registration is required.  Please call 827-6960 for more information.

Kids (Grades K-5) LEGO Club

Wednesday, September 25 @ 3:30 pm
Come into the library to play with our LEGO bricks and pieces. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun – all you need to bring is your imagination. There is no registration or fee for this program.

 

 

HASTINGS

 

Computer Classes

Thursday, September 5 @ 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 schedule an appointment.

Knitting and Crocheting Classes

Thursday, September 5 @ 1pm

Would you like to learn how to knit or crochet or have you been stuck on a project and need some extra help? We have an experienced instructor who can help. Join us.

National Library Card Sign-up Month: Family Storytime

 

Friday, September 6 @ 10:30am

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Join us at storytime and bring a friend. We’ll read Kevin Goes to the Library, When the Library Lights Go Out, and other stories. Plus, we sing, dance, and do a craft.

Stay ‘n Play

Friday, September 6 @ 11am

There’s no need to rush out after storytime. Instead, stay, socialize with other adults, and maybe even relax. Toys and games will be provided for the little ones so that they can socialize, too.

Teen Lounge

Friday, September 6 @ 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.

Teen Lounge

Saturday, September 7 @ 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.

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, September 10 @ 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.

Computer Classes

Thursday, September 12 @ 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 schedule an appointment.

Knitting and Crocheting Classes

Thursday, September 12 @ 1pm

Would you like to learn to knit or crochet, or are you stuck on a project and need some help? Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, join us.

Family Storytime

Friday, September 13 @ 10:30am

Bring the kids to storytime for books and songs about that creature kids go crazy for: dinosaurs. We’ll read stories such as Countasauras by Megan Bryant and Dinosaur Thunder by Marion Dane Bauer. We’ll also do a dino-craft to take home.

Stay ‘n Play

Friday, September 13 @ 11am

There’s no need to rush out after storytime. Instead, stay, socialize with other adults, and maybe even relax. Toys and games will be provided for the little ones so that they can socialize, too.

Teen Lounge

Friday, September 13 @ 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.

Teen Book Club

Saturday, September 14 @ 10am

The plot will keep you guessing in this fantasy by Brent Weeks. This book is the first of the Night Angel Trilogy. Join us for laid back discussion and snacks. If you need a copy of the book, call Ms. Michelle at 827-6976. New members are always welcome.

Teen Lounge

Saturday, September 14 @ 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, September 17 @ 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.

Computer Classes

Thursday, September 19 @ 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 schedule an appointment.

Knitting and Crocheting Classes

Thursday, September 19 @ 1pm

Would you like to learn how to knit or crochet or have you been stuck on a project and need some extra help? We have an experienced instructor who can help. Join us.

Family Storytime: Celebrating Peace

Friday, September 20 @ 10:30am

In honor of the International Day of Peace, and in the spirit of sharing and working together, we will read the classic story Stone Soup. Join us for music and a craft, too.

Stay ‘n Play

Friday, September 20 @ 11am

There’s no need to rush out after storytime. Instead, stay, socialize with other adults, and maybe even relax. Toys and games will be provided for the little ones so that they can socialize, too.

Teen Lounge

Friday, September 20 @ 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.

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, September 24 @ 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.

Computer Classes

Thursday, September 26 @ 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 schedule an appointment.

Family Storytime

Friday, September 27 @ 10:30am

Crisp weather or not, we’ll be looking at books about fall. We’ll read One Fall Day by Molly Bang and Every Autumn Comes the Bear by Jim Arnosky. Join us for music, puppets and a craft.

Stay ‘n Play

Friday, September 27 @ 11am

There’s no need to rush out after storytime. Instead, stay, socialize with other adults, and maybe even relax. Toys and games will be provided for the little ones so that they can socialize, too!

National Library Card Sign-up Month: Celebrate with the Bookmobile

Saturday, September 28 @ 10am

Come to the library for a special storytime, courtesy of the bookmobile. Kids will get a special tour of the “rolling library” and will do a craft, too.

Teen Lounge

Saturday, September 28 @ 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.

MAIN

 

September Storytimes @ Main Library

Every Thursday
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. Longer stories, a variety of early literacy concepts, listening, and pre-classroom skills. Perfect for 3-5 year olds.

Get a Job with Worksource Mobile Team

Tuesday, September 3 from 10am – 3pm
Worksource has partnered with the Main Library to offer job seeker services to the public. We’re happy to help with registration in EmployFlorida.com, online job searching, resume assistance, interview coaching, referrals to other agencies, Worksource staff assistance, and more. We want you to get the job of your dreams.

Book a Digital Librarian

Wednesday, September 4 from 10am – 12pm
Do you have an e-reader, tablet, or other digital device you aren’t sure how to use? Need to learn Facebook, Twitter, or how to navigate Pinterest? Or do you just want to know how to download free eBooks from the library’s OverDrive or OneClickdigital services? All of your questions can be answered in a 30 minute, one-on-one session with library staff at the Main Library. Library cardholders can call 827-6940 to make an appointment.

Movie Nite @ Main

Wednesday, September 4 @ 5:30pm
Tired of being on the hold list, and can’t wait any longer to see that new release film? Then join us at the library for a movie night. We’re going to show a new release with a PG or PG-13 rating. Please call the Main Library at 827-6940 for movie titles and ratings. We’ll have plenty of popcorn, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Friends of the Library September Book Sale

FOL members are invited to a Preview Sale: Friday, September 6, 10am – 12pm
The Book Sale will be open to the general public:
Friday, September 6, 1pm – 5pm
Saturday, September 7, 10am – 5pm
Monday, September 9, 10am – 7pm
Be sure to stock up for fall reading and choose from over 3,000 fiction titles and an extensive selection of cookbooks, all a result of generous patron donations and all priced at $1. Other selections include classics; biographies and memoirs; history; travel; health; inspiration; art, music and poetry; foreign language; reference; nature; hobbies, music CDs, and DVDs all priced at $1 each. Children’s, young adult books, paperbacks, books on cassettes, and VHS movies will be priced at 50¢ each. On Tuesday, September 10, all remaining items will be available at special discount pricing from 10am – 2pm.

Book a Digital Librarian

Wednesday, September 11 from 10am-12pm
Do you have an e-reader, tablet, or other digital device you aren’t sure how to use? Need to learn Facebook, Twitter, or how to navigate Pinterest? Or do you just want to know how to download free eBooks from the library’s OverDrive and OneClickdigital services? All of your questions can be answered in a 30 minute, one-on-one session with the Reference Team right here at the Main Library. Library cardholders can call 827-6940 to make an appointment.

After School Gaming

Thursday, September 12 @ 3pm
School-age children, tweens, and teens choose what they want to play this fall at the Main Library. A selection of video game choices for X-box 360, PS3, & Wii consoles will be offered. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County and Sony.

Gentle Stretch with Gina Marie

Friday, September 13 @ 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. Presented by yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.

Falun Dafa: Healthy Body, Peaceful Heart

Friday, September 13 @ 2:30pm
Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice that improves mental and physical wellness through a series of easy-to-learn exercises, meditation, and the development of one’s xinxing or heart-mind nature. The practice is based on the universal principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance. Please call Michelle at 392-6789 for more information about these free workshops.

Literary Lions Book Club: Angelina’s Bachelors

Wednesday, September 14 @ 10:30am
Far too young to be a widow, Angelina D’Angelo suddenly finds herself facing a life without a husband. Late one night, she makes her way down to the kitchen. In a frenzy, she makes so much food that she winds up delivering the spoils to her neighbors. Retiree Basil Cupertino is positively smitten with Angelina’s food. He offers Angelina a job cooking for him. Soon, word of her irresistible culinary prowess spreads and she finds herself cooking for seven bachelors.

National Library Card Sign-Up Month: Family Film Event

Monday, September 16 @ 5:30pm
When you sign-up to get your library card, it’s just the beginning of a never ending story. To celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month, we invite you and yours to view a classic family film with us.  Please call the Main Library at 827-6940 for movie title and rating. We have plenty of pillow seating, lemonade, & organic popcorn, courtesy of Diane’s Natural Food Market.

Relax with Raindrop Therapy

Tuesday, September 17 @ 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. Presented by licensed massage therapist, Gina Mercado.

Book a Digital Librarian

Wednesday, September 18 from 10am – 12pm
Do you have an e-reader, tablet, or other digital device you aren’t sure how to use? Need to learn Facebook, Twitter, or how to navigate Pinterest? Or do you just want to know how to download free eBooks from the library’s OverDrive and OneClickdigital services? All of your questions can be answered in a 30 minute, one-on-one session with the Reference Team right here at the Main Library. Library cardholders can call 827-6940 to make an appointment.

Spine Strengthening with Gina Marie

Wednesday, September 18 @ 10:30am
Strengthening the muscles that support your spine helps 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.

Movie Nite @ Main

Wednesday, September 18 @ 5:30pm
Tired of being on the hold list, and can’t wait any longer to see that new release film? Then join us at the library for a movie night. We’re going to show a new release with a PG or PG-13 rating. Please call the Main Library at 827-6940 for movie titles and ratings. We’ll have plenty of popcorn, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Pirates Love Their Library Cards

Thursday, September 19 from 11am – 4pm
Everyone loves their library cards, especially pirates.  To celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month and International Talk Like a Pirate Day, the Main Library will be hosting a piratical photo booth.  Bring your St. Johns County library card, come dressed as a pirate, and get your photo taken. We’ll have props on hand if you forget your costume and would still like to get a photo taken. Photos will be available for viewing on the library’s flickr account.

Pirates! A Storytime Adventure

Thursday, September 19 @ 11am & 11:30am
To celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month and International Talk Like a Pirate Day, we’re going piratical for Toddler Time and Pre-K Storytime. Join our Children’s Team as they share some of their favorite pirate books and songs. We invite you and your little ones to come dressed as pirates and get a photo taken in our pirate photo booth.

MAIN-iac Science Lab

Thursday, September 19 @ 3pm
Join us after school for a hands-on, minds-on science program and work closely with our very own mad scientists from the Children’s Department. To celebrate National Library Card Sign Up Month and International Talk Like a Pirate Day we’ll be building and launching some Angry Birds catapults. All materials for our experiments are provided. If you can’t make it to the science lab, check out some of our amazing science project books.

Gentle Stretch with Gina Marie

Friday, September 20 @ 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. Presented by yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.

Falun Dafa: Healthy Body, Peaceful Heart

Friday, September 20 @ 2:30pm
Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice that improves mental and physical wellness through a series of easy-to-learn exercises, meditation, and the development of one’s xinxing or heart-mind nature. The practice is based on the universal principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance. Please call Michelle at 392-6789 for more information about these free workshops.

The Wink of Immediacy: A Flash Fiction Workshop

Saturday, September 21 @ 10am
Flash Fiction covers as wide a range of forms and styles as other fiction and creative nonfiction, but it does so with fewer words. That’s the long and short of it. It is an exciting, tightly-compressed and nuanced genre, rich with implication and surprise. In this workshop, we’ll explore some of its possibilities. We’ll try our hands at a variety of constraint-based methods for capturing the telling moments that occur in the opening and closing of a window. We’ll share some of what we do. There are two goals: for everyone to have something to revise and, at some point or points in the workshop, to laugh very hard. Please bring paper and something to write with. Presented by Mark Ari, award-winning author, creative writing professor at UNF, performing singer-songwriter, and painter. This program is sponsored by the Ancient City Chapter, Florida Writers Association through a partnership with the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.

Viva Florida 500 Event: Native Plants, Happy Homeowner

Tuesday, September 24 @ 2pm
To celebrate Viva Florida 500, we invite you to this special gardening program highlighting native plants from Florida and the Southeastern United States. Renee Stambaugh, Master Gardener and owner of Native Plants Consulting, will discuss how to use natives as a cost-effective alternative to other plants, and at the same time, create a low-maintenance yard. Plants will be for sale with a percentage of the proceeds going to the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.

Medicine Cabinet Makeover

Wednesday, September 25 @ 2pm
What would safer, cheaper, more effective health care do for your family? Come “make-over” your medicine cabinet by replacing the over-the-counter medicines and other drugs with pure, plant-based medicine–also known as essential oils. We invite you to learn how you can take charge of your healthcare with these self-directed, medicinal oils that you can utilize every day to improve your body’s chemistry and natural defenses. Presented by Green Smoothie Girl Health Coach, Jeanette Fransen, Naturopath. Please register here: http://greensmoothiegirl.com/Events/.

Book a Digital Librarian

Wednesday, September 25 from 10am-12pm
Do you have an e-reader, tablet, or other digital device you aren’t sure how to use? Need to learn Facebook, Twitter, or how to navigate Pinterest? Or do you just want to know how to download free eBooks from the library’s OverDrive or OneClickdigital services? All of your questions can be answered in a 30 minute, one-on-one session with the Reference Team right here at the Main Library. Library cardholders can call 827-6940 to make an appointment.

After School Gaming

Thursday, September 26 @ 3pm
School-age children, tweens, and teens choose what they want to play after school at the Main Library. A selection of video game choices for X-box 360, PS3, & Wii consoles will be offered. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County & Sony.

Adult BINGO for Books

Thursday, September 26 @ 3:30pm
Do you love free books and playing B-I-N-G-O? Come on out to the library, make new friends or bring old friends along, and win adult fiction and non-fiction books. Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one book. Book prizes are generously donated by the Friends of the Library. Everyone is welcome and it’s free.

Gentle Stretch with Gina Marie

Friday, September 27 @ 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. Presented by yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.

Falun Dafa: Healthy Body, Peaceful Heart

Friday, September 27 @ 2:30pm
Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice that improves mental and physical wellness through a series of easy-to-learn exercises, meditation, and the development of one’s xinxing or heart-mind nature. The practice is based on the universal principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance. Please call Michelle at 392-6789 for more information about these free workshops.

Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

Monday, September 30 @ 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, September 30 @ 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. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.

 

PONTE VEDRA BEACH

 

Just for Babies and Family Storytimes – September 2013

Just for Babies – Held the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 10:15am; for babies up to 15 months and their caregivers. This infant lapsit is designed for one-on-one interaction between caregiver and baby. Families with multiple children are encouraged to attend Family Storytime.

Family Storytime – Held every Tuesday morning at 11am; for children 16 months – 5 years and their families, though no child will be turned away.

 

National Library Card Sign-Up Month: Celebrate at Storytime

Tuesday, September 3 @ 10:15am (Just for Babies) & 11am (Family Storytime)

Kick off the fall session of storytimes and celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month with Ms. Anne’s favorite stories. Every child with a St. Johns County Public Library card gets a special sticker. Don’t have a library card?Now is the perfect time to get one. After Family Storytime, we’ll celebrate loving our library by creating chalk-art outside, near Bird Island Park. Join us.

Teen Gaming Night

Wednesday, September 4 @ 5pm
Teens (Age 13 -18) are invited to have fun with friends at the library. 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 are provided. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and our friends at Sony. Call 827-6950 for more details.

National Library Card Sign-Up Month: Adult Bingo for Books

Thursday, September 5 @ 11 am
Kick-off National Library Card Sign-Up Month with us and don’t miss an 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.

Great Books Discussion Group

Monday, September 9 @ 3pm

The Great Books Discussion Group is currently reading books from Great Conversations 6. The next book to be discussed is The New Organon by Francis Bacon. We welcome all interested readers. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, September 10 @ 4:30pm
Teens (Age 13-18) are invited to join our Teen Advisory Board and have a say in the materials we order for teens, the teen programs we offer, and much more at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Participation in the Teen Advisory Board counts as service hours and snacks are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Join us for our meeting and get involved.

 

Celebrate International Peace Day at After-School Crafts with Teens

Wednesday, September 11 @ 4pm

Children (K – 5th grade) and their caregivers are invited to make crafts with the teens of Nease High School’s Arts in Motion Club. Materials are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, no registration is needed, and it’s free. This month, we’re celebrating International Peace Day by making peace ornaments for our library’s Peace tree. Please Note:  All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.

Computer Class: Free e-Books from the Library

Thursday, September 12 @ 10:30am

Learn how to get free e-Books from the library for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone, tablet, and other e-reader devices.  Please bring your e-reader to class. Due to limited class size, pre-registration is required. To sign up for this class, please stop by or call the Reference Department at 827-6950.

Great Decisions Discussion Group

Monday, September 16 @ 4pm
Each month, we choose topics on current international issues for group discussion. This month’s topic will discuss “Is the Middle East Changing after the Arab Spring. Emphasis on Egypt.” Our group welcomes new participants. The program is written and sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association. Contact Bonnie Morrow with any questions at 285-6096 or bonimoro2601b@aol.com. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

Book Talk Café

Monday, September 16 @ 6:30pm
This popular author series features regional author Melanie Neale, who will discuss her memoir, Boat Girl, describing her experiences growing up aboard a 47’ sailboat. Everyone is welcome and it’s free. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 – 5

Tuesday, September 17 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.

Celebrate International Peace Day at Family Storytime

Tuesday, September 17 @ 11am

Celebrate International Peace Day at Family Storytime with stories celebrating peace and diversity with a special dreamcatcher craft afterwards. The dreamcatcher craft comes in a bag so you can catch Nemours BrightStart who will be here to give free early literacy screenings for ages 3 – 5, beginning at 10am.

LEGO Club for Tweens

Wednesday, September 18 @ 4pm
Tweens (4th-7th grades) are invited to the library for an afternoon of 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 want you to join our club, too.

Ponte Vedra Library Book Club

Tuesday, September 24 @ 3pm

Please join us as we discuss And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Everyone is welcome. For further information please contact the Reference Department at 827-6950.

Semi-annual Ponte Vedra Book Sale: September 24-28

Tuesday, September 24 to Saturday, September 28

  • Tuesday, September 24           Hours: 4:30pm to 7:30pm (Members Only)
  • Wednesday, September 25      Hours: 10am to 7:30pm
  • Thursday, September 26          Hours: 10am to 5:30pm
  • Friday, September 27              Hours: 10am to 5:30pm
  • Saturday, September 28          Hours: 10am to 4pm (Bag Day)

The Community Room will be organized with an eclectic collection of wonderful books in excellent condition. The “Better Books Room” will have its share of volumes that any patron would be happy to own at reasonable prices. Tuesday’s preview is open only to Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library members. This is your chance to get first choice of books. You can become a Friend of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library at Seymour’s Book Store or at the event and membership begins at just $25. Wednesday through Saturday, the Book Sale will be open to the public. Saturday will once again be Bag Day, where each bag of books is $8. All proceeds go to support the Friends’ Mission to make our library an outstanding educational, cultural, civic, and recreational center for the community.

National Library Card Sign-Up Month: Celebrate with the Bookmobile

Saturday, September 28 @ 1pm

Have you ever visited the SJCPLS Bookmobile? If not, now is the time. The Bookmobile will be parked near the front doors of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and will be available for patrons of all ages to tour and check out materials. Your SJCPLS library card works in the library and the Bookmobile. If you don’t have a card yet, you can sign up for one on the Bookmobile. Be sure to join Ms. Anne for a special bookmark craft. Adding to the fun at the library is the last day of the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library’s Book Sale – Bag Day – where you can purchase a bag for $8 and load up with as many books as you like – the proceeds go to the library.

SOUTHEAST

 

Little Ones Storytime

Wednesdays @ 10:30am

Join Miss Kristine and Miss Alex every Wednesday at 10:30am for quality time with your baby or toddler.  Formerly Just For Babies; same program, different nameEnjoy 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. Receive a goody bag when you attend for the first time.

Family Storytime

Wednesdays @ 11am

Join Miss Kristine and Miss Alex every Wednesday at 11am 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.

Homeschool Hoopla

Wednesday, September 4 @ 12pm

Join our homeschool group… right after storytime. Starting at 12pm, socialize with other homeschool kids and parents during a bring-your-own brown bag “Library Lunch.” Then, join our Library Lessons class at 12:30pm, where you and your child will learn together how to use library resources, from finding books on the shelf to checking out e-books. We will meet once a month and the library lessons presented will be adaptable to all ages. Call Kristine at 827-6900 for more information.

e-Book Classes

Friday, September 6 beginning at 10am

The Southeast Library is offering classes on how to download library e-Books onto various devices (Kindle at 10am, Nook at 11am, and iPad & iPhone at 12pm). All classes are free but registration is required. To sign up, please stop by the Reference Desk or call 827-6900.

Teen Coffeehouse: Author Visit

Saturday, September 7 @ 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. This month, special guest Becky Pourchot, Flagler Beach author of The Hungry Ghost series, will be joining us. Bring your sketchbooks, journals, and your own coffee mug and we’ll fill it with decaf coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or apple cider. Sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

St. Augustine Travel Club Presents: Egypt

Wednesday, September 11 @ 3pm

Everyone is invited to join us for our free St. Augustine Travel Club get-together. Come and learn all about Egypt, the nation that straddles two continents, and discover its modern travel possibilities. Your host for this afternoon is Peter Dytrych. For additional information call 797-3736.

Read to Rover

Saturday, September 14 @ 11am

Who let the dogs out? Elementary students and beginning readers are invited to join our volunteer therapy dogs for a barking good time. Read your favorite stories to these clever canines and become a member of the Read to Rover Frequent Reader Club. Don’t miss this great experience.

Come visit with our sweetheart, Maddie, and our newest pal, Oscar. Read them one of your favorite books or one of the many doggie tales we have at the library.

Knotty Knitters Knitting Club

Saturday, September 14 @ 11am

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

Adult Bingo for Books

Saturday, September 14 @ 2pm

Don’t miss this opportunity to win free adult popular books while having fun playing Bingo. All game materials are provided 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, September 17 @ 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.

Blood Drive

Thursday, September 19 @ 11am

Help Save Lives! Please stop by the Southeast Library between 11am and 2pm to donate a few moments of your time… and some blood. To save time, call Cheryl at 827-6900 to make an appointment.

Knotty Knitters Knitting Club

Friday, September 20 @ 3pm

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

International Peace Day: Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Saturday, September 21 @ 11am

Release your wishes for peace on the tails of a kite. To celebrate International Peace Day, families are invited to come to the library to create a kite, which will promote peace and harmony. We will go outside and fly our kites (weather permitting). This family program is geared toward all ages and is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

Teen Makerspaces: Mod Podge Madness

Tuesday, September 24 @ 6 pm

Join Miss Kristine in the Teen Lounge as we explore the many crafty uses for Mod Podge. This is part of the Teen Makerspaces series, so teens and tweens will be encouraged to use their imaginations to create something unique to them. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

Southeast Book Club: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Thursday, September 26 @ 6:45pm

Rachel Joyce’s newest novel is not just a book about lost love. “It is about all the wonderful everyday things Harold discovers through the mere process of putting one foot in front of the other.” New members are always welcome.

Read to Rover

Saturday, September 28 @ 11am

Who let the dogs out? Elementary students and beginning readers are invited to join our volunteer therapy dogs for a barking good time. Read your favorite stories to these clever canines and become a member of the Read to Rover Frequent Reader Club. Don’t miss this great experience.

Come visit with our sweetheart Maddie, the adorable Cookie, and our newest pal Oscar. Read them one of your favorite books or one of the many doggie tales we have at the library.

National Library Card Sign-Up Month: Visit the Bookmobile

Saturday, September 28 @ 2:30pm

Have you ever visited the St. Johns County Bookmobile? If not, now is the time. The Bookmobile will be rolling into the parking lot of the Southeast Branch Library at 3pm and will be available for patrons of all ages to tour and check out materials. September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. If you don’t have a library card, this is the perfect opportunity to sign up. The fun starts early. Join Miss Kristine for a library pep rally at 2:30pm. We will welcome the Bookmobile with dancing and cheering when it arrives at 3pm. There will be a family craft starting at 3pm.

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