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Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library – September 2015 Programs & Events

 

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Tuesday, September 1 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Pre-registration required as space and materials are limited! Call 827-6950 or visit the Reference Desk of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library to register for Sept. 1, Oct. 6, and/or Nov. 3!
Back by popular demand! Everypony ages 6 – 10 is invited to sign up for our My Little Pony Club. Join Ms. Anne and make new friends as we celebrate the “magic of friendship” with all things My Little Pony. We’ll talk about our favorite ponies and how the Elements of Harmony can inspire your own inner hero; play My Little Pony board games; watch an episode of the show; and best of all, peruse and checkout My Little Pony books, many of which were provided by the Friends of the Library. These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Please Note: All children 10 and under must have a parent or guardian present in the room for the duration of all My Little Pony Club meetings.

Teen Gaming Night
Wednesday, September 2 @ 5pm
Teens (ages 13 – 17) are invited to have fun with friends at the library. Play “E” and “T”-rated games on our PlayStation 3, Nintendo WiiU, and Nintendo Wii set up on three TVs for simultaneous playing. Don’t worry about waiting for a turn – we’ll have board games to play. Snacks will be provided. These programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library and our friends at Sony. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.

FALL “Just for Babies” and Family Storytimes
Ms. Anne presents programs for little ones at the library in the FOL Community Room!
Just for Babies – Held the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 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 Thursday at 11am; for children 16 months – 5 years and their families, though no child will be turned away. These storytimes feature music, dancing, books, fingerplays, and more!

Symphonic Salutations with Courtney Lewis!
Tuesday, September 8 @ 5pm
5 – 5:30pm:  Wine and Food Reception for Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library members ONLY (Not yet a member? You can join at the door!)
5:30 – 6:15pm: 
An Evening with Courtney Lewis (open to the public)
6:15 – 6:30pm: 
Meet and Greet with Courtney Lewis (open to the public)
Have you ever wanted to meet the new Music Director and Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra? Tonight is your chance. Join us as we welcome Courtney Lewis to our library and he shares the many exciting opportunities he has in store for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, to celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month in September, current and new St. Johns County Public Library System card holders can receive a 50% discount on all 2015-2016 matinee performances of the Symphony. Simply call the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library at 827-6950 or ask any Ponte Vedra Beach Branch library staff member, starting September 8th for the special code to use when buying your tickets. The Library loves our Symphony Orchestra!

After-School Crafts with Teens
Wednesday, September 9 @ 4pm
Children (Kindergarten – 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 Library. No registration is needed and it’s free. Please Note: All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied in the room by an adult for the entire program.

Great Books Discussion Group
Monday, September 14  @ 3 pm
Join us for a Great Books Discussion. The group meets monthly and the books to be discussed are from the 1st Series of the Great Books Reading & Discussion Program.  We welcome all interested readers. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Library.

LEGO Club for Tweens
Wednesday, September 16 from 3pm – 4:30pm
Tweens ages 8 – 12 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 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. All young LEGO lovers, please enjoy our brand-new LEGO table in the Children’s Department, purchased by the Friends of the Library, so that this special program may just be for Tweens.

Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library Book Sale – September 15 – 19
Tuesday, September 15  4:30pm – 7:30pm (Members Only)
Wednesday, September 16 
10am – 7:30pm
Thursday, September 17
10am – 5:30pm
Friday, September 18
10am – 5:30pm
Saturday, September 19 
10am – 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 Library members. This is your chance to get first choice of books. You can become a Friend of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library member 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 $9. All proceeds go to support the Friends’ Mission to make our library an outstanding educational, cultural, civic, and recreational center for the community.

Ponte Vedra Beach Library Book Club
Tuesday, September 22 @ 3pm
Please join us as we discuss The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. Everyone is welcome. For further information, please contact the Reference Department at 827-6950 or visit the Library’s Reference Desk.

Ponte Vedra Beach Library “Just Desserts” Cookbook Club
Wednesday, September 23 @ 3 pm
Join us for a meeting of the “Just Desserts” Cookbook Club.  Participation is easy.  Borrow a cookbook from the library, make a dessert with this month’s featured ingredient, and bring the cookbook and samples to the meeting. This month’s featured ingredient is “fall fruit; apples, pears, quince.” Be prepared for a lively discussion of the cookbooks and some delicious taste tests. Beverages will be served. For further information, please visit the Reference Desk or call (904) 827-6950.

Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for ages 3 – 5
Thursday, September 24 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 lie, and what you can do to help them improve in any other areas before they start school.

Celebrating International Peace Day at Family Storytime
Thursday, September 24 @ 11am
Ms. Anne invites storytime friends and your favorite adults to Family Storytime today as we celebrate International Peace Day with stories about peace, embracing diversity, and loving yourself. Afterwards, we’ll chalk art on our library sidewalks with our storytime friends. Let’s love books, friends, and the world together.

Banned Books Week – Teen Movie Club: The Hunger Games (rated PG-13)
Tuesday, September 29 @ 5 pm
Attention Hunger Games fans! In recognition of Banned Books Week; in celebration of Teen Read Week; and in anticipation of the release of the final Hunger Games movie Mockingjay, Part II, we will be watching and discussing the movies based upon Suzanne Collins’ wildly popular Hunger Games series. All 13 – 17 year-old teens are invited to join us and bring your friends as we chow down on pizza and sodas and discuss why it’s important not to judge a book by its cover; if the movies are doing a good job representing Suzanne Collins’ books; and what we hope to see on screen in the final movie, releasing November 20. These programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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