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St. Johns County Public Library System Programs & Events – January 2013

Programs & Events – January 2013St Johns Public Library

Library System Closing Dates
January 1st – New Year’s Day

Anastasia Island Branch Library Events

Telephone: (904) 209-3730 Fax: (904) 209-3735 Email: libai@sjcfl.us

Teen Lounge

Thursdays, January 3, 10, 24, & 31 @ 3:30 pm – Teens, ages 12+, choose what they want to do: video games, movies, music, reading, and more. Video game choices are rated T and above.

RELAX with Raindrop Therapy

Thursday, January 3 @ 6 pm – Give Your Feet A Treat! Come and experience Raindrop Therapy, using the Highest Quality Therapeutic Oils in the World. 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.

Teen Movies & Pizza Afternoon

Friday, January 4 @ 2 pm – (PG-13) There’s no school, so come to the library and watch a movie and have some yummy pizza! We will be showing two newly-released DVD movies and enjoying Romano’s pizza for an afternoon snack while it lasts! Call the library for movie choices 209-3730.

Movie Club

Tuesday, January 8 @ 5:30 pm – For information and the name of the film, call 209-3730 or email Harold George at hgeorge@sjcfl.us. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Book Club

Thursday, January 10 @ 6:45 pm – Let the World Spin by Colum McCann. It’s August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, all while suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist, Colum McCann’s, stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people. All are welcome to join this discussion.

Breaking Through Stereotypes: The Real Pit Bull

Saturday, January 12 @ 2 pm – The library partners with the Be a Pack Leader Dog Walking Club to bring you a program that will address the fears and stereotypes about the American Pit Bull dog. The program will include a film and lecture.

Understanding Your Unconscious

Tuesday, January 15, 22, & 29 @ 5:30 pm – Writer, Dave Shave, author of several books including Small Talk-Big Cure and Emotional Problems and Their Big Deceptions, will share information on exploring your unconscious in order to improve your life and the way you feel. Please join us for this exciting six-part workshop!!

Kids LEGO Brick Club

Wednesday, January 16 @ 3:30 pm – School is out early today! Come to the library and 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!

Boom Science

Friday, January 18 @ 3:30 pm – Zap! Greg from Boom Science will be back to teach us more exciting and cool science stuff! Come see what he has for us this time around! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Henry Flagler’s St. Augustine: A Sense of Place

Saturday, January 19 @ 2 pm – Author and Historian, Dr. Tom Graham, will share his insights and observations regarding the impact of Henry Flagler on the sleepy little village of St. Augustine. Seating is limited to 60 persons.

Toddler Movie Morning

Friday, January 25 @ 10:30 am – (G) When Cinderella’s cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus, Jaq, and her Fairy Godmother. Food and drinks will be permitted during the showing, along with any special blankets or stuffed animals your toddler may want to bring. Please call 209-3730 for movie title.

Family Movie: New DVD Release Movie

Friday, January 25 @ 3:30 pm – (PG) Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog, Sparky, back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. Light snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Call 209-3730 for movie title.

Kids & Tween Recycled Crafts Event

Wednesday, January 30 @ 2:30 pm – It’s early release day! Bring the kids in to enjoy a great recycled craft event! We will be making painted bottles, rock pals, and creating bowls out of leftover magazines! This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Storytimes

Wednesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31: Baby/Toddler Time @ 10:15 am Wednesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31: Little Ones Craft Time @ 10:45 am Wednesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31: Preschool Storytime @ 11:05 am

Bartram Trail Branch Library Events

Telephone: (904) 827-6960 Fax: (904) 827-6965 Email: libbt@sjcfl.us

Children’s Movie Matinee

Wednesday, January 2 @ 3 pm – Kids, grab your friends and join us for a movie! Please call 827-6960 to find out what we’re showing this week on the big screen. Snacks are provided; bring your own drinks.

International Affairs Discussion Group and Book Club

Monday, January 7 @ 6 pm – The International Affairs Discussion Group will meet to discuss international current events. The discussion will be moderated by Joseph Warner, retired U.S. diplomat and adjunct professor of Geography and International Relations. A reading list of suggested books and articles will be available in time to prepare for the discussions.

Just for Babies

Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, & 29 @ 11:05 am – Join us every Tuesday morning for our weekly storytimes for babies!

Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library Meeting

Tuesday, January 8 @ 6 pm – The Friends of the Library are invited to attend the January meeting, held in the Manatee Room. The public is invited to attend and learn more about who the Friends are and what it is they do.

Teen Anime Club

Tuesday, January 8 & 15 @ 6 pm – 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. Ages 12+

Teen Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday, January 9 @ 4 pm – 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 to register.

A Night at the Movies

Thursday, January 10 @ 5:30 pm – Did you make a resolution to take more time for yourself this year? Then come watch a movie this evening! We’re showing a new release about a Manhattan bike courier that’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! Bring your own snacks! Please call 827-6960 for movie title.

Adult Crochet Group

Thursdays, January 10 & 24 @ 6 pm
Tuesdays, January 15 & 29 @ 6 pm
Adults and teens ages 14+ are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group. We will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Can’t attend? Pick up a pattern at the library, crochet in your spare time and drop it off. Drop off any yarn you’d like to donate during regular library hours.

Book Sale

Saturday, January 12 @ 9:30 am-noon – Do you love books? Do you love your library? The Friends of the Library will hold this month’s book sale. 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 Library!

Genealogy Club

Saturday, January 12 @ 2 pm – Genealogy (or family research) is a very fulfilling hobby. Come and join the Genealogy Glub! For additional information, please call 827-6960.
Family Bingo for Books
Saturday, January 12 @ 2 pm – Looking for fun for the whole family? Come play Bingo for Books from 2-3 pm today. Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Books are generously donated by the Friends of the Library!

Book Club

Monday, January 14 @ 7 pm – We do this once a year and it’s everybody’s favorite… “Reader’s Choice” book discussion. Each reader is asked to bring in a favorite read to share with the other members in the group. Light refreshments are available.

Special Musical Morning

Wednesday, January 16 @ 10:30 am – We’re having a very special combined storytime today! All toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join us for a special musical morning with Miss Michelle of Musical Melodies!!
Teen Gamers

Saturday, January 19 @ 5-7 pm – Teens, grades 6-12, bring your friends 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.

Children’s Art Activity

Wednesday, January 30 @ 3 pm – If you like art and you’re in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade, come to the library and create your own art project inspired by the works of this month’s artist!

FAFSA Workshop

Thursday, January 31 @ 6:30 pm – Do you have a child entering college? Every student who applies to college must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to apply for federal student aid (loans or grants) and to apply for most state and individual college aid. Please join Financial Aid Director, Wayne Bodiford, for help in understanding the FAFSA and college aid process. Computers will be available at the workshop. You will need to have your tax return information and FAFSA worksheet. FAFSA worksheets are available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Hastings Library Events Telephone: (904) 827-6970 Fax: (904) 827-6975 Email: libh@sjcfl.us

Family Storytime

Fridays, January 4, 11, 18, & 25 @ 10:30 am – Join us for storytime, featuring a special craft each week along with singing, and dancing!

Stay ‘n Play

Fridays, January 4, 11, 18, & 25 @ 11 am – Parents: There’s no need to rush out the door after storytime! Stay, relax, and enjoy some adult company while your child plays. Puzzles and games will be available.
Appy Hour

Wednesday, January 9, 16, 23, & 30 @ 4 pm – Stop by the library and share your favorite apps for Nook, Kindle Fire, Android, iPhone, iPad, or iPod! You could learn about what other cool apps are out there too! Come have some hands-on fun with the library’s iPad 3, Nook, or Kindle Fire!

Crochet and Knitting Classes

Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, & 31 @ 1 pm – Join us for crochet and knitting classes. Whether you are accomplished or just starting to learn, you’ll have fun. Please bring your own supplies and feel free to bring any projects and questions you may have.

Teen Book Club

Saturday, January 12 @ 10 am – The Shadow saga continues with, Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card. This installment is a political and military thriller. Join us for the discussion!

Florida Arbor Day Tree Giveaway and Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friday, January 18 @ 8 am – Pick up a tree or two to plant for Arbor Day and visit the Friends of the Library Bookstore, where you just might find the book you have been looking for!

Edible Art: Winter Wonderland

Saturday, January 19 @ 1 pm – Kids and teens! Get rid of your winter “blahs” with some winter art you can eat! Make a snowman, penguins, a polar bear, or a skier! The possibilities are endless!!

Book Club

Wednesday, January 23 @ 10 am – A true story of crime and passion, Bloody Sunset in St. Augustine, depicts the murder of socialite, Athalia Ponsell Lindsley. Discussion will be led by co-author, Jim Mast, and we’ll also show an episode of A & E’s “City Confidential.” Did someone get away with murder? Call 827-6970 for registration.

Lego, Duplo Block Party

Wednesday, January 30 @ 3 pm – What would you do with loads of Lego Duplos? It’s up to you! Kids are invited to play, imagine, and build.

Computer Classes

Thursdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 @ 10 am – 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.
Main Library Events Telephone: (904) 827-6940 TDD: (904) 827-6949 Fax: (904) 827-6945 Email: libm@sjcfl.us

Basic PC Class

Wednesday, January 2 @ 10 am – 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 to sign up for this class @ 827-6940.

Blood Drive

Monday, January 7 from 10 am-1 pm – 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 Jackie @ 827-6940 to make an appointment.

Friends of the Library Book Sale Extravaganza

Wednesday, January 2 from 10 am-5 pm
Thursday, January 3 from 10 am-5 pm
Friday, January 4 from 10 am-5 pm
Saturday, January 5 from 10 am-5 pm
Monday, January 7 from 10 am-2 pm
Stock up for your winter reading and choose from over 3,000 fiction, non-fiction, music CD’s, and DVD’s titles all priced at $1.00. Children and young adult books, paperbacks, books on cassettes and VHS movies will be priced at .50 cents each.
Tuesday, January 8 from 10 am – 2 pm – All remaining items will be available at special discount pricing.

Internet Class

Wednesdays, January 9 & 23 @ 10 am – Come learn to take a drive on the information superhighway with Mr. Bob. Call 827-6940 to sign up for this class.

Gentle Stretching

Wednesdays, January 9 & 16 @ 10:30 am
Friday, January 23 @ 10:30 am
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 licensed yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.

Family Event: Teddy Bear Sleepover Party

Wednesday, January 9 @ 6 pm – If your little one wonders what his teddy bear does all night then this is the program for your family. Bring your teddy bear or any other stuffed friend to our super-sweet Teddy Bear Sleepover Party! We’ll tell stories, share fun crafts, have a bedtime snack, and tuck our little friends into bed for a sleepover at the library. Pick up your friend a couple of days later, after the sleepover is done, and bring home a little special souvenir! Be sure to check out some of our teddy bear books! Shhh… teddy bears sleeping…

Literary Lions Book Club

Saturday, January 12 @ 10:30 am – Suffering public contempt after the Metropolitan Police fail to capture Jack the Ripper, Walter Day, a member of Victorian London’s recently formed “Murder Squad,” partners with Scotland Yard’s first forensic pathologist to track down a killer who is targeting their colleagues. Share your thoughts of The Yard by Alex Grecian, while enjoying coffee and refreshments, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Yoga Experience with Marlene

Monday, January 14 & 28 @ 10:30 am – 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 due to lack of activity. Wear loose clothing, bring a towel and mat. Presented by yoga instructor, Marlene Pitts.

Come RELAX with Raindrop Therapy

Tuesday, January 15 @ 6 pm – Give Your Feet A Treat! Come & experience Raindrop Therapy using the Highest Quality Therapeutic Oils in the World. 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.

Basic PC Class

Wednesdays, January 16 & 30 @ 10 am – 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.

Gaming Day

Thursday, January 17 & 31 @ 3 pm – School-age children, tweens, and teens choose what they want to play with a day of no school! A selection of video game choices for X-box 360, PS3, & Wii consoles will be offered. Complimentary snacks and soda will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library & Sony.

Seniors vs. Crime Seminar

Friday, January 18 @ 11 am – Seniors vs. Crime is a special project of the Florida Attorney General’s Office. One of the goals for this project is to help educate residents to avoid becoming the victims of scams, financial fraud, or identity theft. This FREE seminar will offer valuable tips on how to avoid being taken advantage of. Presented by Senior Sleuth Volunteer, Robert Kee. For more information call 209-3655.

How Your Decisions Can Help Improve Our Coastal Communities

Tuesday, January 22 @ 6 pm – Best management practices (BMPs) are effective, practical, structural, or non-structural methods that enhance environmental quality. Implementing BMPs in our communities will help to protect our coastal resources and improve the quality of life. This program will look at the BMP and help our coastal community. Presented by the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve.

MAIN-iac Science Lab

Thursday, January 24 @ 3 pm – 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. Explore a variety of science topics through fun experiments, activities, and discussion. Topics will range from rocketry and magnets to polymers and electricity! If you can’t make it to one of our science labs, check out some of our super-cool science project books.

Growing Up Reading in St. Augustine

Saturday, January 26 @ 2 pm – Avid readers and history buffs will not want to miss out on this special presentation about books and libraries of the ’50s & ’60s. This FREE event is presented by Sandra Parks, author of 38 educational books and owner of local bookstore, Anastasia Books. She is a former City Commissioner of St. Augustine, and more importantly, a bibliophile. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.

Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

Monday, January 28 @ 1 pm – 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 the various government-funded programs for which you may be eligible. The St. Johns Housing Partnership is a non-profit organization, and, there is never a charge to the homeowner for their services. Please call 819-1266 for more information.

How to Brew a Perfect Cup of Tea

Tuesday, January 29 @ 6:30 pm – Do you enjoy a decent cup of tea? If so, you aren’t alone. Tea is one of the most popular beverages worldwide. So, how do you know which tea to drink? Are tea bags better or worse than tea leaves? How long should you let the water boil and what kind of water should you use? Sit back, settle in, and be prepared to learn how to brew a perfect cup of tea at home. This FREE workshop is presented by Joa Jane from Lah-Tea-Dah!

Storytimes

Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, & 31 @ 10:15 am: Baby Time Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, & 31 11 am: Toddler Time Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, & 31 @11:30 am: Preschool Storytime

Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library Events Telephone: (904) 827-6950 Fax: (904) 827-6955 Email: libpv@sjcfl.us

Teen Gaming Night

Wednesday, January 2 from 5-7 pm – Teens, you and your friends are invited to the library to play “E” and “T”-rated games on our PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, and X-Box 360 set up on three TVs for simultaneous playing! Snacks will be served. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Computer Class: Free eBooks for your Kindle

Thursday, January 3 @ 10:30 am-12 pm – Learn how to download free e-Books from the library’s website to your Kindle. Please bring your Kindle and your laptop (if you own one) to class. Laptops will be provided otherwise. Class size is limited, Pre-registration is required. Please call 827-6950 for more information.

Teens Read with Kids

Saturday, January 5 from 10 am-12 pm – All children are invited to be read to by a teen or practice reading to a teen each month in the Children’s Department. This program is presented by the teens of Ponte Vedra High School’s Book Club! Select what you’d like to hear or read from any of our books or bring your favorites from home.

Great Books

Monday, January 7 from 3-4:30 pm – The Great Books Discussion Group meets in the Small Conference Room. The short stories and essays in the program have been chosen for richness of ideas and quality of writing. We welcome all interested readers. Call 273-1658 with any questions.

Teen Advisory Board

Tuesday, January 8 from 4:30-5:30 pm – Teens are invited to join our new Teen Advisory Board! You’ll have a say in the books, audio-visual materials ordered for teens, the teen programs offered, and more! Participation in the Teen Advisory Board counts as service hours and snacks will be served. Join us for the first meeting!

After-School Crafts with Teens

Wednesday, January 9 from 4-5 pm – Children in 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 thanks to Friends of the Library, no registration needed, and it’s FREE!

Book Talk Cafe

Monday, January 14 @ 6:30 pm – This popular series features New York Times bestselling author, Steve Berry, who will discuss his latest book, The Columbus Affair, as well as the next book in his Cotton Malone series. Everyone is welcome and it’s free! This program is made possible by the Friends of the Library.

FREE Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Preschoolers

Tuesday, January 15 from 10 am-12:30 pm – Children ages 3-5 are invited to receive a 10-minute Early Literacy Screening at the Library courtesy of Nemours BrightStart! Registration will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Utilize this opportunity to find out where your child’s literacy strengths lie and what you can do to help them improve in areas before they start school!

Adventures in Art

Tuesday, January 15 @ 2 pm – Join Wesley Grissom, Assistant Director of the Johnson Gallery, for his presentation on The Art of Marketing Art. This program is made possible by FOCUS Cummer and the Friends of the Library.

LEGO Club for Tweens

Wednesday, January 16 from 4-5 pm – Tweens in 4th-7th grade are invited to bring their friends for an afternoon of fun building with Legos and hanging out at the library. No registration required and it’s free! Legos provided by the Friends of the Library.

Computer Class: Computer Basics

Thursday, January 17 from 11 am-12 pm – Learn how to use a mouse, open and close programs, and use Windows. No experience necessary. To sign up for this class, call 827-6950.

Family Storytime: Celebrating Birds

Tuesday, January 22 @ 11 am – Come to the library for stories about birds as well as songs, dancing, and fingerplays! Afterward we’ll go behind the library to Bird Island Park with Ms. Suzanne: Pinecone Birdfeeders! This special storytime is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Book Club

Tuesday, January 22 @ 3 pm – Please join us as we discuss, The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. Everyone is welcome. For more information please call 827-6950.

Dr. Gerson Yessin Music Series

Tuesday, January 22 @ 6:30 pm – This popular music series will feature superb violinist, Piotr Szewczyk, a member of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Everyone is welcome and it’s free! Doors will open at 6 pm and seating is limited! Sponsored by the Friends of Library.

Family Game Time

Wednesday, January 23 from 3-6 pm – The whole family is invited to the library to play board games. Simply use your library card or driver’s license to check out a board game or two and play anywhere in the library. Challenge your family and friends to your favorite games! Call 827-6950 for more details. Sponsored by the Friends of Library.

Computer Class: Internet Basics

Thursday, January 24 from 11 am-12 pm – Learn how to access and navigate the Internet, as well as learn to do some basic searches. Participants must have a basic knowledge of computers. To sign up for this class, please call 827-6950.

Storytimes

Tuesdays, January 8 & 22: Just for Babies @ 10:15 am
Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, & 29: Family Storytime @ 11 am

Computer Class: Beyond the Library Catalog

Thursday, January 31 @ 11 am – 12 pm – Find out what else the library has online. Explore the library’s online resources from auto repair to travel information. Participants must have a basic knowledge of computers and the Internet. To sign up for this class, please call 827-6950.
Southeast Branch Library Events Telephone: (904) 827-6900 Fax: (904) 827-6905 Email: libse@sjcfl.us

Tech for Tots Storytime

Wednesday, January 2 @ 11 am – Join Miss Alex for a special interactive storytime featuring stories, songs, and games using an iPad. Discover some amazing free apps available for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, as well as library resources, such as Tumblebooks. You are welcome to bring your own iPad to follow along.

Celtic Harp Christmas

Saturday, January 5 @ 11 am – Harpist, Kathleen Finnegan, will be here to regale us with the history and changes in Christmas celebrations throughout Europe and America. Most of the music will be ancient, medieval, renaissance carols and we will look at the development of caroling and other Christmas traditions.

Middle Eastern Dance Class

Saturday, January 5 @ 2 pm – Join us for an afternoon of dance and culture with Instructor Liz Rizzolo. This class is FREE and no experience is required.

Just For Babies

Wednesdays, January 9, 13, 16, 23, & 30 @ 10:30 am – Join Miss Kristine and Miss Alex every Wednesday for quality time with your baby or toddler. Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays, games, and 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.

Family Storytime

Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, & 30 @ 11 am – Join Miss Kristine and Miss Alex 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, January 9 & 30 @ 12 pm – Join our new homeschool group right after storytime! Socialize with other homeschooled kids and parents during a bring-your-own brown bag library lunch. Afterward, there will be a Test Your Library Skills class at 12:30 pm, where you and your child will learn how to use library resources, from finding books on the shelf to checking out e-Books. Call 827-6900 for more information.

St. Augustine Travel Club presents “Iran”

Wednesday, January 9 @ 3 pm – Join us for our FREE St. Augustine Travel Club get-together. Come learn all about the historical, mystical, and diverse nation of Iran. The main focus of the club is to educate, inform, and enjoy armchair travel.

Wacky Wednesdays

Wednesday, January 9 & 30 @ 3 pm – The newest phenomenon to hit the library: a science club for kids! Make-and-take science experiments for grades 2+. Supplies provided by the Friends of the Library.

Teen Coffeehouse & Author Visit

Saturday, January 12 @ 2 pm – 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 Shannon Greenland, author of The Summer My Life Began and The Specialists series.

Bring your sketchbooks, journals, and your coffee mug and we’ll fill it with decaf coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or apple cider. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Movie Night

Thursday, January 17 @ 6 pm – (PG) Everyone is invited to watch this newly released movie, starring Liam Neeson as an ex-CIA operative who finds himself taken hostage along with his wife, played by Famke Janssen. Light refreshments will be served.
eBook Class

Friday, January 18 from 10 am-1 pm – The library is offering classes on how to download eBooks from the library on to various devices (Kindle 10 am, Nook 11 am, iPad & iPhone 12 pm). All classes are FREE but registration is required. Please call 827-6900 for more information.

“Micro” Kids Party

Saturday, January 19 @ 1 pm – (PG) Kids, are you ready for a day of “micro” fun? Join us at the library where we will shrink you down to the size of an ant so that you can enjoy our “micro” games, crafts, and treats. At 2 pm we will show a movie about kids who are zapped by their dad’s electronic magnetic shrinking invention and suddenly find themselves at eye-level with ants.

Knotty Knitters

Saturday, January 26 @ 11 am – Everyone is welcome to join us at this session of the Knitting Club… The Knotty Knitters. All ages and abilities are welcome. Instruction and supplies are available.
Book Club

Thursday, January 31 @ 6:45 pm – Everyone is invited to get together and discuss, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, Alexandra Fuller’s book about her mother’s upbringing in Kenya. New members are always welcome.

Entertainment

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Books

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Art

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Real Estate

History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder

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Lifestyle

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Outdoors

Carolina Skiff at Miami’s Favorite Boat Show

  Carolina Skiff at Miami's Favorite Boat Show By Craig Lamb You might say “new” is a reoccurring theme of Miami’s favorite boat show coming up soon. A new location with hundreds of new boats, including never-before-seen models being debuted by Carolina Skiff, is a great way to kick off the season. Few boat shows offer buyers the chance to see new boats where they ultimately belong—floating on the water in a real time setting. You can … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

Can Troy Aikman Win MVP?

  Can Troy Aikman Win MVP? by Amy Lignor   What a strange title for an article, aye? Of course the ‘old man’ of the Dallas Cowboys can’t win MVP. Troy Aikman was an elite QB, with three Super Bowl rings to prove that fact. However, Aikman hasn’t actually suited-up since leaving behind his Cowboys uniform in 2001. The number one overall draft pick in 1989, Aikman was the MVP of Super Bowl XXVII, and was elected to the Pro Football … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Spotlight on Africa

  Spotlight on Africa by Amy Lignor   As the year winds down and comes to a close, it is Africa that is receiving some headlines that call for many changes and improvements to be made in the coming years. It was Ambassador Amina Mohamed (Nairobi, Kenya) that spoke recently about the African Union Commission (AUC) and how the group must provide leadership in the coming years. After all, the nation of Africa is, in truth, the cradle … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

The Grandest New Year’s Celebrations Around the World

    The Grandest New Year’s Celebrations Around the World by Amy Lignor   Oh, yes…there are many, many places to travel in order to ring in that New Year in style. Some people have already stated that they see 2017 becoming one of the ‘best of the best’ years the world has ever seen – from technology to business to education to even “going greener” – heck, green has even been chosen as the top color of 2017. But where should you … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

After 89 Years This “Mouse” Still Works Overtime

  After 89 Years This “Mouse” Still Works Overtime by Amy Lignor   For those who are unaware, Mickey Mouse is one year away from turning 90 years of age. Created in 1928 by the lovable Walt Disney, this character continues to bring happiness and joy to kids and families all around the world. Through depressions, national tragedies, and more drama than anyone can name, Mickey Mouse and the Walt Disney Company survived and is still, to … [Read More its Good for You...]