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SJCPL September 2014 Calendar of Events

 

ST. JOHNS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM | SEPTEMBER 2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

~All libraries will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 1st ~


ANASTASIA ISLAND

 

Storytimes @ Anastasia Island Library
Baby/Toddler Time: Wednesdays @ 10:15am
Little Ones Craft Time: Wednesdays @ 10:45am
Preschool Storytime Wednesdays @ 11:05am
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.

 

Storytimes @ Island Mama Java
Baby Time: Tuesdays @ 9:15am
Spanish Story Time: Fridays @ 9:15am
Join us at Island Mama Java for our very special baby and Spanish storytimes. Ms. Nicole is there with books, songs, rhymes, and fun activities for babies and their caretakers.

 

Tai-Chi: Enter the Healing Journey
Thursdays, September 11, 18, 25 @ 10:30am
In the remaining parts of this journey into the ancient Chinese healing exercise, you will 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.

 

Anastasia Island Movie Club
Tuesday, September 2 @ 5:30pm
(PG13) This month’s selection is about a man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer’s disease. He faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.

 

Gentle Stretching with Gina
Fridays, September 5 and 26 @ 10:30am
This free class emphasizes stretching, coordination of breath with movement and attention to alignment, and 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 and mat. Presented by yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.

 

Library Card Sign-Up Month: Librarians in the Movies
Saturday, September 6 @ 2pm
Join us each Saturday afternoon in September for a showing of one of our favorite librarian movies featuring Noah Wyle. Flynn, an over 30 “professional student,” is banned from more classes, since he already has 22 degrees. Unexpectedly hired by a mysterious library, he’s soon pursuing a stolen artifact from the library, a pursuit taking him to far off lands. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.

 

Relax with Raindrop Therapy
Thursday, September 4 @ 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.

Date with a Documentary
Tuesday, September 9 @ 5:30pm
(PG13) In this genre-twisting film, Oscar-nominated writer/director, Sarah Polley, discovers that the truth depends on who’s telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets behind a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.

STAND Against Bullying with Mark Alan
Tuesday, September 10 @ 2:30pm
STAND Against Bullying is a 45-minute program focusing on a serious topic in a fun manner. Using comedy, magic, ventriloquism, musical routines, and lots of audience interaction, Mark helps give kids the tools they need to take a STAND against bullying. This program was made possible at all SJCPLS branch libraries through a Barbara A. Kay Foundation Grant.

Anastasia Island Book Club
Thursday, September 11 @ 6:45pm
Join us in this month’s book club by reading The Round House by Louise Erdrich. One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe’s life is irrevocably transformed. New members are always welcome.
Kids Be Your Own Scientist: Colors
Friday, September 12 @ 3:30pm
Kids, ages 3-7, are invited to learn about the science of colors. We will have fun stories and some hands-on activities teaching kids about colors and color mixing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

Library Card Sign Up Month: Librarians in the Movies
Saturday, September 13 @ 2pm
Join us each Saturday afternoon in September for a showing of one of our favorite librarian movies featuring Noah Wyle. After retrieving the Crystal Skull in Utah, Flynn Carsen receives a map in the mail with the secret location of King Solomon’s Mines. When the scroll is stolen, Judson explains the power of the Key of Solomon’s book and assigns Flynn to retrieve the map. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.

Kids LEGO Brick Club
Friday, September 19 @ 3:30pm
It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day. Play with over 60 pounds of LEGO bricks and pieces and make something Pirate-themed to get a prize. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun – all you need to bring is your imagination.
Pins & Needles
Saturday, September 20 @ 10:30am
Pins & Needles is a knitting and needlework group open to all ages, from kids through seniors. If you love to knit, crochet, or do needlework, join our group. Do you want to learn? Bring in your project and we’ll help you get started. All ages and levels are welcome.

Library Card Sign-Up Month: Librarians in the Movies
Saturday, September 20 @ 2pm
Join us each Saturday afternoon in September for a showing of one of our favorite librarian movies featuring Noah Wyle. After retrieving the philosopher’s stone at an auction but losing his girlfriend, The Librarian, Flynn Carsen has a breakdown. Charlene and Judson ask him to spend some time on vacation. Flynn travels to New Orleans and he has a crush on a French singer (Simone Renoir). However, he discloses that she is the guardian of a key to access the Judas Chalice that is capable to resurrect vampires. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.
Peace Day Kids & Teen Craft Event
September 24 @ 2:30pm
Kids and teens, celebrate International Peace Day by creating fabulous peace crafts. We’ll make pinwheels, create beautiful chalk murals, make peace rocks, and create a Zen garden space. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

National Comic Book Day Teen Craft
Thursday, September 25 @ 4:45pm
Teens (Ages 12-18), make some really cool comic book-themed clocks. We’ll supply the clocks, comics, and even a snack — you supply the imagination. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.
Single Vision Animals
Friday, September 26 @ 3:30pm
Visit with our favorite animal friends from Single Vision. You will learn how you can help protect wildlife and make a difference. Tigers are becoming extinct and we need to take a stand; extinction is forever, but you can help. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.
Library Card Sign-Up Month: Librarians in the Movies
Saturday, September 27 @ 2pm
To close out our film series focusing on librarians in movies, we are featuring a homemade documentary highlighting librarians portrayed in film over the past fifty years. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.

 
BARTRAM TRAIL

 

Just for Babies
Tuesdays @ 11:05am
Bring your child to play, socialize, and learn with others their age. For children birth to 15 months and their caregiver.

 

Toddler Storytimes
Wednesdays @ 10:15am
This program is designed for children 16 months to 3 years and their caregivers. Each session is 20-25 minutes.

Preschool Storytimes
Wednesdays @ 11am
This program is for children ages 3 to 5 years. Children are encouraged to attend independently. Caregivers may stay in the room or be close by in the library. Includes music, stories, and classroom-type interaction. Each session is 25-30 minutes.

 

Adult Crochet Group
Tuesday, September 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.

 

Teen Anime Club
Tuesday, September 2 @ 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.
Children’s Movie Matinee
Wednesday, September 3 @ 3pm
It’s an early release day, so grab your friends and join us for a movie. 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
Thursday, September 4 @ 6pm
Teens, 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 Book Club
Friday, September 5 @ 10am
This month’s selection is The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel. The Astronaut Wives Club tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history — our original astronauts. New members are always welcome.
Adult Crochet Group
Monday, September 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.
Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library Meeting
Tuesday, September 9 @ 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.
Kids (Grades K-5) LEGO Brick Fun
Wednesday, September 10 @ 3pm
Play with our LEGO bricks and pieces. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun – all you need to bring is your imagination.
Book a Digital Librarian
Thursday, September 11 @ 2pm – 4pm
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 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. Library cardholders can call the library at 827-6960 to schedule an appointment.
Thursday Night at the Movies
Thursday, September 11 @ 5:30pm
In the mood for a movie? Come to the library and watch the flick we’re showing on our big screen. You’re welcome to bring your own snacks. Please call the library at 827-6960 for movie title.
Book Sale
Saturday, September 13 @ 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.
Master Gardeners’ Plant Clinic
Saturday, September 13 @ 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.
Genealogy Club
Saturday, September 13 @ 2pm
Curious about who’s hidden in your family tree? Join fellow family history hunters from 2pm – 4pm. For additional information, please contact the library at 827-6960.
Bartram Trail Book Club
Monday, September 15 @ 7pm
Everyone is invited to discuss Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers. This nonfiction book is about New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, New Orleans resident and business owner. Zeitoun decided to stay during the hurricane and in the aftermath, spent his time rescuing neighbors and abandoned pets… until he disappeared. New members are always welcome.
Adult Crochet Group
Tuesday, September 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.
Teen Anime Club
Tuesday, September 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.
Master Gardeners’ Plant Clinic
Thursday, September 18 @ 10am
Weeds? Bugs? Bad soil? Having trouble making your gardens grow? Bring your questions and get solutions at the Master Gardeners’ plant clinic.
Family Bingo for Books
Saturday, September 20 @ 2pm
Looking for fun for the whole family? Come in and play Bingo for Books. Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Books are generously donated by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.
Teen Gamers
Saturday, September 20 @ 5pm – 7pm
Teens (Age 12+), bring your friends to the Bartram Trail library for a couple hours of gaming. We have Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Wii, and PS3, or play Halo on X-Box 360. Refreshments will be served.
iPad User Group
Tuesday, September 23 @ 1pm
Stop in with your iPad, or any other type of tablet, to learn tips and tricks and get awesome app recommendations.

Adult Crochet Group
Tuesday, 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.
Children’s Art Activity (Grades 3-5)
Wednesday, September 24 @ 3pm
If you like art, and you’re in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade, create your own art project, inspired by the works of this month’s artist.
Book a Digital Librarian
Thursday, September 25  @ 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 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 Bartram Trail Library. Library cardholders can call the library at 827-6960 to schedule an appointment.
Adult Crochet Group
Tuesday, September 30 @ 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.

 

 

HASTINGS

 

Yoga Class
Tuesdays in September @ 11am
Increase flexibility, build strength, and decrease stress while engaging in the ancient practice of yoga. Yoga instructor, Sharon Sprenger, will guide students through various techniques to help tone and relax the body. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing.

 

Crocheting and Knitting
Thursdays in September @ 1pm
Whether you are experienced, need help with a particular project, or are just starting out, come with your needles and yarn to Ms. Gosselin’s class.
Young Writers’ Club
Tuesdays in September @ 3:30pm
Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.
Teen Lounge
Saturdays in September @ 1pm
Teen Lounge is open for gaming on the PS3, Wii, or PS2. We also have board games, paints, and other crafts. Musical instruments are available as well.

 

MAIN

 

Columbia Restaurant Community Harvest Fundraiser
The Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine is very pleased to announce that Columbia Restaurant has selected us to participate in their 17th Community Harvest Program. During September, the restaurant will donate 5% of selected meal checks to us. Enjoy a delicious meal, select Friends of the Library on the ballot presented at the end of your meal, and you’re supporting your library.

 

Pre-K Story Time
Tuesdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 11am
Designed for children ages 4-5 years old, Pre-K Storytime will include stories, music, and crafting. Join Mr. Andy and Mrs. Marcia and all of your friends in The Randolph Caldecott Children’s Room for learning, laughter, and fun.

 

Baby Time
Thursdays, September 11, 18, 25 @ 10:15 am
Babytime is a special storytime program designed for babies from 0-12 months of age. It is a lapsit program that features songs, action rhymes, fingerplays, and more for you and your baby. Come join the circle in The Randolph Caldecott Children’s Room.
Toddler Time
Thursdays, September 11, 18, 25 @ 11am
Toddler Time is a storytime program designed for children ages 1-3 years of age. Join Mr. Andy and Mrs. Marcia in the large meeting room for singing, dancing, and stories. There are two Toddler Times, the first at 11am with a repeat performance at 11:30am. If you can’t make one, then try the other. See you there.

 

Gentle Stretching with Lenore
Tuesdays, September 2, 16, 30 @ 10:30am
Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Join us for a free hour of yoga with Miss Lenore. Registration is not required. Wear loose clothing and bring your yoga mat, if you have one. For more information, call the library at 827-6940.

 

After School Gaming

Thursdays, September 11, 25 @ 3pm
Join us every second and fourth Thursday in the large meeting room for after school gaming. Challenge your friends on our Wii, Playstation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360 game sessions. For ages 6-16. Everyone gets a chance to play.

 

Android User Group
Wednesday, September 3 @ 11am
Come join your fellow Android users in this informal user group. Bring your favorite tip or app to share with attendees as well as some questions to pose to the group. Space is limited and sign-ups are required. Don’t forget to bring your device.
Members Only – Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine Book Sale
Friday, September 5 @ 10am
The first two hours of the book sale are reserved for members of the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. The sale features all kinds of books and items such as DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes and audio books. Hardback books cost $1.00 and paperback books cost $.50. All children’s books cost $.25. Scanners are allowed only during public book sale hours.
Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine Book Sale
Friday, September 5 @ 1pm through Tuesday, September 9
The Main Library September book sale features books of all kinds and items such as DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and audio books. Hardback books cost $1.00 and paperbacks cost $.50, with many children’s books priced even lower. A selection of special books is individually priced at $3.00 and up. This sale introduces a new table featuring books suitable for book artists, crafters, jewelry artists, interior designers, artisans and furniture makers to use in creating their art. Sample craft projects using books will be displayed. The book sale is held by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine as a fundraiser. All sale proceeds support programs and other needs of the Main Library.
Bag Sale – Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine
Tuesday, September 9 @ 10am
The book sale features all kinds of books and items such as DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and audio books. During the bag sale, customers can fill a paper grocery bag with books for $3.00. Bags will be provided at the sales desk.
iPad User Group
Wednesday, September 10 @ 11am
Come join your fellow iPad users in this informal user group. Bring your favorite tip or app to share with attendees as well as some questions to pose to the group. Space is limited and sign-ups are required. Call the library at 827-6940 to register. Don’t forget to bring your iPad.

 

Literary Lions Book Club: Robin Cook
Saturday, September 13 @ 10:30am
This year’s Literary Legend at the Florida Heritage Book Festival is best-selling author, Robin Cook. In celebration of this event, we are letting book club members choose any of his titles to read for this month’s book discussion. In 1977, Dr. Cook debuted his first medical thriller, Coma, and since then, he has written more than 30 others, becoming recognized worldwide as the master of the medical thriller genre. In 2002, he was awarded the “Author of Vision” distinction from the RP International organization, and in 2004, President George W. Bush appointed him to the Woodrow Wilson Board of Trustees. Wesleyan University honored him with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 1982 and the McConaughy Award in 2012 for his writing.
Vision Impairment Program
Monday, September 15 @ 10:30am
VERC (Vision Education & Rehabilitation Center, formerly ILAB) is a community-based rehabilitation program for adults and high school youth who have reduced vision to a degree that some difficulty is experienced in daily activities. Services are provided at no cost to the participant. Individuals learn necessary skills to overcome obstacles of vision loss and gain the confidence they need to lead independent and fulfilling lives. VERC serves five counties: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns. If you are visually impaired, know someone who is, or have an interest in blindness and low vision, please join us to learn more.

 

Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

Monday, September 15 @ 1pm

Are you behind on your mortgage or struggling to make your housing payments? This informative workshop presented by the St. Johns Housing Partnership will explain available government programs and how they can help. St. Johns Housing Partnership is a HUD approved, non-profit agency located in St. Johns County. Call 819-1266 to reserve your seat.
Needlework with Friends
Monday, September 15 @ 1:30pm
Bring your projects — knit, crochet, needlepoint, or cross stitch, and share your love of needlecrafts at the Main Library. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. For more information, contact FOL President, Toni Siriani at, or contact the library at 827-6940.
Shimmy Chic Fitness
Monday, September 15 @ 6:30pm
Shimmy Chic Fitness is a fun and energetic workout program based on the ancient art of bellydance – but with a modern twist. The class provides both calorie-burning cardio and muscle-toning moves, along with increased flexibility and grace. Join certified instructor Liz Rizzolo for a free introductory class.
Flood Determination & Mitigation Assistance
Wednesday, September 17 @ 10am
James Schock, of the St. Johns County Building Services Division, will be in to assist residents with flood information. He can help you with floodplain determinations for your property, how to use the iMap application located on the county website, learn your evacuation zone, and ways you may be able to mitigate against flood and wind losses. He is a professional engineer, a certified Building Official as well as a certified Floodplain Manager, a Florida Building Commissioner, and is the Chair for the Structural Technical Advisory Committee for the State of Florida. He will be at the library from 10am until 4pm, so feel free to drop by when it’s convenient for you.

 

Brown Bag Lunch: Rosamond Parrish

Wednesday, September 17 @ 12:30pm
Lincolnville’s complicated history and artistic heritage will be the topic of Rosamond Parrish’s captivating talk that features vivid images and anecdotes from her book Lincolnville. In addition to hearing how this fascinating neighborhood was the storied center of Civil Rights Movement activity 50 years ago, listeners will learn about current and past artists who’ve done paintings of Lincolnville landmarks and the folk art that’s now part of the local scene. At this program, Parrish will sell her books and donate a percentage of those sales to the library. For more information, email Friends president Toni Siriani at  or call the library at 827-6940.

 

Main-iac Science Labs: Metamorphosis
Thursday, September 18 @ 4pm
Main-iac Science Labs presents resident Monarch Butterfly expert, Sara Fenwick, as she helps children explore the wonder of Monarch metamorphosis. Learn how they transform from egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.
Florida Writers Association / Ancient City Chapter Monthly Meeting
Saturday, September 20 @ 10am
Indie Writers & Booksellers: Partners in Promotion presented by Donna Pazz Kaufman. Too often, marketing is an afterthought, only prompted when the boxes of books sit in the garage waiting for readers. In this session, we’ll discuss what retailers will need to be printed on your book cover, the terms bookstores will require, how to manage consignment sales, strategies for getting your book prominent display space, and how to approach a bookstore for events and activities. This meeting is sponsored by the FWA/ACC and the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. All book sales benefit the Friends of the Library. Doors open at 10am. All meetings are free and open to the public.

 

J.A.A.M. (Japanese Anime At Main)
Monday, September 22 @ 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 Main Library St. Augustine.

 

Adult Bingo for Books
Thursday, September 25 @ 3pm
Do you love free books and playing B-I-N-G-O? Come 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 Main Library St. Augustine. Everyone is welcome and it’s free.

 

Stress Relieving Stretches
Friday, September 26 @ 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.

 

How Not to Kill Your Plants

Monday, September 29 @ 2pm

Wondering what plants will best survive a winter freeze? Want to liven up your yard this Fall? Come to this free program to learn how to choose and maintain native plants and how to help them thrive. Plants will be available for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. Seating is limited and registration is required. Call the library at 827-6940 for more information and reserve a seat.

 

 

 

PONTE VEDRA BEACH

 

Just for Babies: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays @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: Every Tuesday @11am; for children 16 months to 5 years and their families, though no child will be turned away.

Teen Gaming Night
Wednesday, September 3 @ 5pm
Teens (Ages 13-18) are invited to have fun with friends at the library. Play “E” and “T”-rated games on our PlayStation 3, Nintendo WiiU, Nintendo Wii, or X-Box 360 set up on three TVs for simultaneous playing. Don’t worry about waiting for a turn – we’ll have board games to play. Snacks are provided. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and our friends at Sony. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.
National Library Card Sign-Up Month: Adult Bingo for Books
Thursday, September 4 @ 11am
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 8 @ 3pm
The Great Books Discussion Group is currently reading books from Great Conversations 6. This month’s book is My Confession by Mary McCarthy. We welcome all interested readers. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
National Library Card Sign-Up Month: Family Storytime with Elmo
Tuesday, September 9 @ 11am
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. To celebrate, Ms. Anne will be sharing Sesame Street stories and afterwards, to encourage all children to get their own library cards, every child who shows their St. Johns County Public Library card can get their picture taken with our huge Elmo. If your child doesn’t have a library card yet, you can get one at the Circulation Desk any time before this storytime. There are no age limits for library cards for children – get one now.
Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, September 9 @ 4:30pm
Teens (Ages 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 volunteer service hours and snacks are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Join us for our meeting and get involved.
After-School Crafts with Teens
Wednesday, September 10 @ 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. Please Note: All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.
Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 – 5
Tuesday, September 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 lie, and what you can do to help them improve in any other areas before they start school.
International Peace Day: Family Storytime
Tuesday, September 16 @ 11am
Join us as we celebrate International Peace Day (September 21) with peace stories in the Children’s Department and chalk art outside with Ms. Anne and our storytime friends.
LEGO Club for Tweens
Wednesday, September 17 @ 4pm
Tweens in 4th-7th grades (ages 9 – 13) 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 Beach Library Book Sale: September 16 -20
Tuesday, September 16  4:30pm – 7:30pm (Members Only)
Wednesday, September 17  
10am – 7:30pm
Thursday, September 18  
10am – 5:30pm
Friday, September 19  
10am – 5:30pm
Saturday, September 20  
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 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.
Ponte Vedra Beach Library Book Club
Tuesday, September 23 @ 3pm
Please join us as we discuss Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst. Everyone is welcome. For further information please contact the Reference Department at 827-6950 or visit the library’s Reference Desk.
Family Game Time
Wednesday, September 24 from 3pm – 6pm
Every 4th Wednesday of the month, the whole family is invited to the library to play board games, including Monopoly, Connect Four, Candy Land, Scrabble, Chutes & Ladders, Uno, and many more. Simply use your library card, or driver’s license, to check out the games. All board games – including our new ones (Trivial Pursuit Family Edition, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Don’t Drop the Egg, Super Mario Brothers Checkers, and Apples to Apples Disney Edition) are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

 

SOUTHEAST

Little Ones Storytime
Wednesdays in September @ 10:15am
Join us for a fun, musical lapsit program with songs, stories, fingerplays, and parachute games for babies and toddlers. All little ones are welcome.
Family Storytime

Wednesdays in September @ 11am
“Shake it Up” during a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, and crafts for families with toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-aged kids.
Yoga for Kids
Thursdays in September @ 4pm
Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat.
Kids Art Lab
Saturday, September 6 @ 11am
Learn about art and make your own in our Art Lab. This week, we’ll be learning and creating self-portraits, a la famous painter Vincent Van Gogh.
Teen Coffeehouse
Saturday, September 6 @ 2pm
Calling all teen artists, poets, and scholars: Share your work, meet new friends, and hang out in our Teen Lounge. Bring your mug and we’ll fill it up with hot chocolate, tea, or decaf coffee courtesy of the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

Little Ones Storytime
Mondays in September @ 10:15am (except September 1)
Join us for a fun, musical lapsit program with songs, stories, fingerplays, and parachute games for babies and toddlers. All little ones are welcome.
St. Augustine Travel Club: Ecuador
Wednesday, September 10 @ 3pm
Have you ever considered retiring in a foreign country? Our own Mary Ellen Page will give a presentation on her experiences in Ecuador and her intentions of staying there. All are welcome to attend our free travel club meetings.
Read to Rover
Saturday, September 13 @ 11am
Beginning readers are invited to practice their reading skills when they read to a real, live therapy dog. Don’t forget to bring your Read to Rover Frequent Reader Card.

 

Bedtime Storytime
Tuesday, September 16 @ 6:30pm
Wear your PJs to this special session of our regular storytime where we do storytime backwards, starting with a craft. This is a family program that is suitable for all young children.
Art for Tots
Saturday, September 20 @ 11am
Come into our Art Lab for projects perfectly fit for little hands. Watch your tot create a masterpiece. This program is geared for toddlers and little ones.
Teen Makerspace: Peace Day Origami
Saturday, September 20 @ 2pm
Join us in celebrating the International Day of Peace with origami. Help us reach one thousand paper cranes in honor of Sadako & the Thousand Paper Cranes, plus learn other neat origami crafts.
Teen Survival Cooking: Breakfast for Dinner
Tuesday, September 23 @ 6pm
It’s time to eat at Southeast Branch Library. We’ll teach you how to cook simple, homemade foods, and this month, it’s breakfast for dinner. Please call 827-6900 to register for this free program.
Read to Rover
Saturday, September 27 @ 11am
Beginning readers are invited to practice their reading skills when they read to a real, live therapy dog. Don’t forget to bring your Read to Rover Frequent Reader Card.

Entertainment

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Movies Opening This Week ~ January 2, 2015

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening January 2, 2015     BIG BUDGET FILMS   The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (PG-13 for disturbing images and mature themes) Haunted house sequel, set in the English countryside during World War II, where a group of children evacuated from London unwittingly unleash a demonic force. Ensemble … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

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The Ten Best Black Books of 2014

  The Ten Best Black Books of 2014        ~by Kam Williams     1.         Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System by Robbin Shipp, Esq. and Nick Chiles   2.         An Obama's Journey: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures by Mark Obama Ndesandjo   3.         Who We Be: The Colorization of America by … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

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Mythica Post: Are You All Alone?

Recently I made a discovery that the reason it feels that I have been swimming against the current all by myself trying to figure out what’s wrong is because I am in a vast sea of people who are all around me thinking the same thing. Haven’t you felt it too? Some strange inertia holding you back from that next realization that will give you the breakthrough financially? in your relationship, in your self worth and value? in meaningful work? … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

Buyers & Sellers of Property Rejoice

  Houston, TX: Buyers & Sellers of Property Rejoice with the Republic Ranches Team   In Houston, Texas land doesn’t only sell inside the Loop. In fact, when it comes to ranch land outside the Houston area, buyers are discovering some of the most lucrative and exciting deals available in the country.   The Houston office of Republic Ranches, LLC is operated by Jeff Boswell. As one of the owners of this Texas and … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

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Colorado is at an all time HIGH, literally!

Witt Of Will & The Daily Scream Colorado is at an all time HIGH, literally! Recently I was speaking and doing my rope spinning act for folks in Colorado and then politicians in Washington, DC. The folks in Washington didn't laugh much at my joke, and the jokes were about them. Now the folks in Colorado, they heard the same jokes, and they were hysterical with laughter. Now, I am not sure if this is because Coloradans think jokes … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

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Year-Round Hunting with Airguns

  Year-Round Hunting with Airguns   Just because a flip of the page on your calendar marked the end of traditional fall hunting seasons doesn't mean you have to stop hunting. Hunters across the United States keep their shooting and hunting skills sharp year-round by targeting small game, varmints, rodents and other pests with airguns. That's right, airguns. Even serious shooters such as J. Wayne Fears, Tony Martins and Rick Ward … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

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The Coach of the Year for the NFL?

The Coach of the Year for the NFL? ~Amy Lignor When it comes to the end…who will go to the Super Bowl, there are a great many scenarios out there that fans are screaming for. The most accepted seems to be for the AFC’s Broncos or Patriots to walk into Arizona and meet up with the NFC’s contender, which most people are hoping will be Dallas or Green Bay. Yes, the Seahawks are certainly in the right position to defend their title even though … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

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The Newest Aquarium in the Nations Oldest City

The Newest Aquarium in the Nations Oldest City Shawn and Kathy Hiester are pleased to announce the purchase of a 5-Acre site for their new St. Augustine Aquarium, Snorkel Adventure and Zip Line project. Located at 2045 State Road 16 in St. Augustine, Florida, the wooded site is .7 miles east from the Interstate 95 and State Road 16 Interchange. “We love the location because it is close to I-95 and the busy St. Augustine Outlet Center yet … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

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Upper Ousel Falls Trail

Ousel Falls is a very inspiring morning hike. This hike is a very easy walk, one the whole family can do in comfort. Pack breakfast or a do a picnic lunch. The east fork of the Gallatin is also a great place to catch west slope Cutthroat as well. The trail is 1.7 miles round trip. If you are looking for a enjoyable and scenic trail to run on this is it.   Upper Ousel Falls Trail from Road Trekin on Vimeo.   Original … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

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Looking Forward to a Green 2015

Looking Forward to a Green 2015 ~ Samantha Lewis For those people who had a 2014 that was out of this world, they are hoping and praying that it will continue on. For those who can’t wait to see 2014 go into the past, they are looking forward to starting out again on a new journey with a clean slate. And when it comes to making this world green in 2015, there are many places to begin.   Yes, the resolutions are mostly diets and … [Read More its Good for You...]