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SJCPLS | November 2014 Calendar Of Events

SJCPLS | NOVEMBER 2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

*Please note – All Libraries will be closed on the following dates:

Tuesday, November 11th               Veteran’s Day

Wednesday, November 26th        Libraries close @ 6pm

Thursday, November 27th             Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 28th                   Thanksgiving Holiday

Saturday, November 29th             Thanksgiving Holiday

 

ANASTASIA ISLAND

Storytimes @ Anastasia Island Library
Baby/Toddler Time: Wednesdays @ 10:15am
Little Ones Craft Time: Wednesdays @ 10:45am
Preschool Storytime Wednesdays @ 11:05am
Storytimes run through December 3Baby & 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, counting and colors in Spanish, and participate in active songs. Come for songs, stories, and fun. We look forward to seeing you.
Anastasia Island Movie Club
Tuesday, November 4 @ 5:30pm
Join us at Anastasia Island Branch Library for a different movie. If you have a suggestion, please join us this month and let us know. Next month’s choice could be your nomination. Call the library at 209-3730 for November’s movie title.
Family Movie Event with a Sleeping Princess
Wednesday, November 5 @ 2:30pm
(G) After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies. Come into the library to see this Disney movie version of the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty. Light snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Call the library at 209-3730 for the movie title.
Relax with Raindrop Therapy
Thursday, November 6 @ 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.
Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants Presents: Autumn Fun with Flowers
Saturday, November 8 @ 2pm
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants (Cathy and Marilyn, members of the Garden Club of St. Augustine) will be showing you how to make some beautiful fall flower arrangements. If you wish, buy raffle tickets from the Friends of the Anastaia Island Branch Library to win the arrangements the Sisterhood creates. The raffle proceeds help sponsor this event. Doors will open at 1:30pm and light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.
Fall Crafts for Kids and Tweens
Wednesday, November 12 @ 2:30pm
It’s an early release day and Fall is in the air. Bring in the kids to create some beautiful Fall crafts. We will be making turkeys, owls, and more. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.
Island Yoga with Marlene
Thursday, November 13 @ 11am
Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Registration and experience are not required. Wear some comfortable clothing and bring a mat, but if you don’t have one, towels are fine to use. This class is free and open to the public.
Anastasia Island Book Club
Thursday, November 13 @ 6:45pm
Join us for this month’s book club by reading The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison. Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, this novel is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept.
Biblioclast Fall Art for Adults and Teens
Saturday, November 15 @ 2pm
A Biblioclast historically carries a definition of a person who burns, mutilates, or destroys books, however not all biblioclasts are nefarious. At this fall art program, we will recast books as an art medium in support of libraries, books, words, and ideas. Join us in a transformation of damaged or poor condition books into original works of art by folding, cutting, manipulating and carving covers and paper pages. Create a book pumpkin for the fall and fashion stylish book leaves.
Kids LEGO Brick Club
Wednesday, November 19 @ 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.
Island Yoga with Marlene
Thursday, November 20 @ 11am
Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Registration and experience are not required. Wear some comfortable clothing and bring a mat, but if you don’t have one, towels are fine to use. This class is free and open to the public.
Gentle Stretching with Gina
Friday, November 21 @ 10:30am
This free class emphasizes stretching, coordination of breath with movement, 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 & mat. Presented by yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.
Family Movie: New Disney DVD Release
Friday, November 21 @ 3:30pm
(PG) Ever wonder why poor Sleeping Beauty was cursed? We do. A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. Light snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.
BINGO for Books for Adults
Saturday, November 22 @ 2pm
Don’t miss this opportunity to win adult popular fiction and non-fiction books while having fun playing Bingo for free. All materials will be supplied by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library and everyone will go home with at least one free book. Mark your calendars for this fun opportunity to win books and make new friends.
Kids Be Your Own Scientist: Maps
Wednesday, November 26 @ 2:30pm
There is no school and the kids are bored. Sounds like a perfect time to take a break and come to the library. Kids, ages 3-10, are invited to the library to learn about maps. We will make our own treasure maps and even go on a fun treasure hunt through the library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

 

BARTRAM TRAIL

SAT/ACT Prep Classes
Mondays, November 10, 17, and 24 @ 5pm and 6:30pm
Students registered for the SAT prep classes offered by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Library meet at 5pm; the students registered for the ACT prep classes meet at 6:30pm. Practice tests for both classes are held at 5pm on November 24. For information regarding the prep classes and possible future class sessions, email . Please provide the student’s name, grade, and specify which exam: ACT or SAT.

 

Jacksonville Genealogy Society: Introduction to Genealogy Classes
Saturday, November 1 @ 10:15am
The Jacksonville Genealogy Society will be holding a three-session Introduction to Genealogy Class, featuring research resources in the U.S. It will be held from 10:15am to 1:15pm at the Bartram Trail  Branch Library, 60 Davis Pond Blvd, Fruit Cove, FL 32259, on the following Saturdays: November 1, 8, and 22, 2014. This class is for the beginning researcher and the experienced researcher looking for a refresher course. Subjects include: Back to Basics; Research Documentation; Sources-What are they?; Dates, Places & Relationships; Use of Vital, Court, and Church Records; Record Keeping; and much more. Registration is requested for planning purposes. Please register by emailing your name, address, and phone number to . There is no charge to attend this series.
Homework Help
Tuesday, November 4, 18, and 25 @ 4pm – 6pm
Having trouble with that math problem? Science got you down? Need a helping hand? Then, come to the library from4pm – 6pm for free one-on-one tutoring. No appointment needed, it’s a first-come, first-served basis. Help is available in multiple subjects.
Adult Crochet Group
Tuesday, November 4 @ 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 Movie Matinee
Wednesday, November 5 @ 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.
Book a Digital Librarian
Thursday, November 6  @ 2pm – 4pm
Do you have an e-reader, tablet, or other digital device you aren’t sure how to use? Ready to stream movies, tv shows, and music through hoopla or download digital magazines through Zinio? Need to learn Facebook, Twitter, or how to navigate Pinterest? Eager 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 at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. Library cardholders can call the library at 827-6960 to schedule an appointment.
Teen Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, November 6 @ 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 the library at 827-6960 for registration information.
First Friday Book Club
Friday, November 7 @ 10am
This month’s selection is 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Life can change in an instant as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine. Al, Jake’s friend and owner of a local diner, asks for Jake’s help to stop the Kennedy assassination. Hidden in the diner’s storeroom is a portal that transports Jake back to 1958, where he begins a new life and where all roads lead to Lee Harvey Oswald. Join us as we explore a new course in history and find answers to all those “what if” questions. New members are always welcome.

 

Book Sale
Saturday, November 8 @ 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.
Jacksonville Genealogy Introduction to Genealogy Class Session II
Saturday, November 8 @ 10:15am
The Jacksonville Genealogy Society will be holding the second session of a three-session Introduction to Genealogy Class today. This class is for the beginning researcher and the experienced researcher looking for a refresher course. Subjects include: Back to Basics; Research Documentation; Sources-What are they?; Dates, Places & Relationships; Use of Vital, Court, and Church Records; Record Keeping; and much more. Registration is requested for planning purposes. Please register by emailing your name, address and phone number to . There is no charge to attend this series.
Genealogy Club
Saturday, November 8 @ 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.
Adult Crochet Group
Monday, November 10 @ 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, November 12 @ 3pm
If you like art, and you’re in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade, come and create your own art project, inspired by the works of this month’s artist.

Chess Club for Kids, Tweens, and Teens
Wednesday, November 12 @ 4:30pm
Check or Checkmate? Do you play chess or are you interested in learning? Wonder what the terms pins, ranks, and skittles mean? If you would like to be part of a chess club, we have the right one for you.
Thursday Night at the Movies
Thursday, November 13 @ 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.
Acrylic Painting Class for Adults
Friday, November 14 @ 10:30am
Seniors and adults, discover art through the Library and its resources. Those who have never held a paintbrush, mixed colors, or created a personal masterpiece will have the opportunity to do so completely free of charge. This 4-hour workshop will include a light lunch and is sponsored by the St. Johns Cultural Council, the State of the Arts License Plate Program and the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library. Interested artists should call the library at 827-6960 to sign up for the workshop.
Family Bingo for Books
Saturday, November 15 @ 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, November 15 @ 5pm
Teens in grades 6-12, bring your friends and come for an evening of gaming. It’s International Games Day! We have Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Wii, PS3, or play Halo on X-Box 360. Refreshments will be served.

 

Bartram Trail Book Club
Monday, November 17 @ 7pm
Meet Bull Meecham, a Marine fighter pilot who rules both his squadron and family with an iron fist. His wife, Lillian is more level-headed and protects her children from the harshness of her husband. Their eldest son Ben must find the courage to stand up for himself against a father who will never give him his approval. Try as you might to hate him, Bull Meecham is a character readers love. New members are always welcome.
Adult Crochet Group
Tuesday, November 18 @ 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, November 18 @ 6pm 
Teens (Age 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.
JEA Workshop for Kids
Wednesday, November 19 @ 3pm
Attention math geeks and science nerds: your parents need your help to save energy AND money. Come to our DIY Science program and learn how to measure energy used in your home. You can then use these calculations to see where you can make some changes to save money AND help save the earth. You’ll be able to borrow a home energy kit for two weeks to do your own experiments at home. Recommended for ages 10 and up (unless you’re a MATH GENIUS.) Please bring your adult with you. Register by calling the library at 827-6960. Presented for free by the Green Team Project in conjunction with JEA and the St. Johns County Public Library System.
Book a Digital Librarian
Thursday, November 20  @ 10am – 12pm
Do you have an e-reader, tablet, or other digital device you aren’t sure how to use? Ready to stream movies, tv shows, and music through hoopla or download digital magazines through Zinio? Need to learn Facebook, Twitter, or how to navigate Pinterest? Eager 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 at Bartram Trail Library. Library cardholders can call 827-6960 to schedule an appointment.
Real to Reel Documentaries
Friday, November 21 @ 10am
Enjoy a light continental breakfast while you watch this month’s documentary about backup singers on our big screen. Refreshments provided by the Bartram Trail Branch Friends of the Library. Please call the library at 827-6960 for movie title.
Jacksonville Genealogy Introduction to Genealogy Session III
Saturday, November 22 @ 10:15am
The Jacksonville Genealogy Society will be holding the last session of the Introduction to Genealogy Class today. This class is for the beginning researcher and the experienced researcher looking for a refresher course. Subjects include: Back to Basics; Research Documentation; Sources-What are they?; Dates, Places & Relationships; Use of Vital, Court, and Church Records; Record Keeping; and much more. Registration is requested for planning purposes. Please register by emailing your name, address and phone number to . There is no charge to attend this series.

4-H Science After School Club (Grades 4-5)
Monday, November 24 @ 5pm
The Crazy Comets 4-H Club is now meeting at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. If you’re in 4th or 5th grade and crazy about science, come join the club. Space is limited; sign up today on 4-HOnline (www.4honline.com.) For more information, please contact club leader Vara Suresh at or .
iPad User Group
Tuesday, November 25 @ 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.
Adult Crochet Group
Tuesday, November 25 @ 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.
Kids (Grades K-5) LEGO Club
Wednesday, November 26 @ 3pm
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

Yoga with Sharon
Tuesday, November 4 and 18 @ 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.

 

Computer Help
Thursday, November 6, 13, and 20 @ 10am
If you are struggling with navigating websites, doing email, using a mouse, uploading pictures, or anything else computer-related, stop by for some help. No appointment is necessary.
Knitting and Crocheting Class
Thursday, November 6, 13, and 20 @ 2pm
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.

 

Family Storytime
Fridays, November 7, 14, and 21 @ 1pm
Children of all ages are welcome at Family Storytime. Each week we explore a different theme through stories, non-fiction, puppets, and more. Music, movement and a craft are part of the fun, too.

 

Stay ‘n Play
Fridays, November 7, 14, and 21 @ 1:30pm
There’s no need to rush out after storytime – instead, stick around for Stay ‘n Play. Relax with other adults while your child gets a chance to play and socialize, too. Games, puzzles, and toys are available.

 

International Games Day
Saturday, November 15 @ 1pm
Kids, teens, and adults are all invited to play games of all kinds to celebrate International Games Day. People across the planet will be getting their game on, and so will we! We have digital as well as board games, so come play at the library!
Money Skills for Kids
Wednedsay, November 19 @ 3pm
Kids can learn about being smart with money in this dynamic and fun presentation. At the end of this workshop, kids will know about where money comes from, the cycle of money, working with a budget, savings, checking, and credit. This free presentation is presented by Laura Bullard Ferguson of Wells Fargo Bank. Please call the library at 827-6970 to reserve your spot.

 

 

MAIN

Pre-K Story Time
Tuesdays in November @ 11am
Pre-K Story Time is designed for children ages 4-5 years old and includes 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.

 

Foreclosure Prevention Workshop
Monday, November 3 @ 1:30pm
Are you behind on your mortgage or struggling to make your housing payments? This informative workshop, put on by the St. Johns Housing Partnership, will explain some of the government programs available to you and how they can help. St. Johns Housing partnership is a HUD approved, non-profit agency located here in St. Johns County. Call 819-1266 to reserve your seat.
Needlework with Friends
Monday, November 3 and 17 @ 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, call the library at 827-6940.
Shimmy Chic Fitness
Monday, November 3 @ 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.
Gentle Stretching with Lenore
Tuesday, November 4, 18, and 25 @ 10:30am
Yoga, which includes gentle stretching, 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.
Android User Group
Wednesday, November 5 @ 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 reservations are required. Call the library at 827-6940 to reserve a seat. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your device.
Baby Time
Thursday, November 6, 13, and 20 @ 10:15am
Baby Time 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
Thursday, November 6, 13, and 20 @ 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 each Thursday. The first one is at 11am with a repeat performance at 11:30am. If you can’t make one, then try the other. See you there.
Family Film Series
Thursday, November 6 @ 4pm
This edition of The Family Film Series features animated aircraft flying to the rescue. See if you have what it takes to earn your wings! Brought to you by the Friends of Main Library St. Augustine. Free popcorn while supplies last.
Literary Lions Book Club: Reluctant Intern by Bill Yancey
Saturday, November 8 @ 10am
Author Bill Yancey will be in attendance at this special book club meeting as we discuss his most recent book, Reluctant Intern. New members are always welcome. About the book: Addison Wolfe never wanted to be a physician. He wants to be an astronaut. NASA turned down his application, forcing him to seek employment as a doctor. The problem with obtaining a physician’s license is that it is necessary to complete an internship to acquire one. Wolfe finds himself in an undesirable rotating internship in a very busy public hospital.
Hypnosis for Relaxation
Wednesday, November 12 @ 6pm
Want to get away and relax but can’t find the time? For a limited time only, SJCPLS will be offering free hypnosis sessions for relaxation and rejuvenation to prepare you for the holiday season. After attending our one hour session, you’ll leave feeling rested and ready to conquer the world.

Dr. Chris Beverly will explain the nature and benefits of using hypnosis for relaxation before leading participants through a guided hypnosis session. Dr. Beverly is a Certified Hypnotist and graduate of the Omni Hypnosis Center. To attend the Hypnosis for Relaxation Session, participants must be: at least 18 years of age, or at least 15 years of age and accompanied by a legal guardian.

Essential Oils
Wednesday, November 12 @ 6:30pm
Have you ever heard of essential oils? Are you looking for ways to keep yourself and your family healthier this flu season? Join Ashley, a mom and birth doula, as she shares the basics of essential oils along with some oily tips and tricks she’s learned along the way.  From seed to seal, they are essential for a natural, healthy lifestyle.
After School Gaming
Thursday, November 13 @ 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. Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.
Destress with Stress-Relieving Stretches
Friday, November 14 @ 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.
Florida Writers Association / Ancient City Chapter Monthly Meeting
Saturday, November 15 @ 10am
The Hero’s Journey: The Key to Great Characterization
Author John Boles will present on why authors worldwide use “The Hero’s Journey” to unlock the powerful potential of character archetypes in order to enrich their writing. The basic tenets of The Hero’s Journey are derived from the depth psychology of Carl Jung and the studies of mythologist Joseph Campbell. Learn the eight basic archetypes and how they can help bring your stories to life on both page and screen. 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.
iPad User Group
Wednesday, November 19 @ 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!
Wednesday Brown Bag Lunch: Wendy Tatter
Wednesday, November 19 @ 12:30pm
ROWITA award-winning artist, Wendy Tatter, will discuss and demonstrate the process of batik. Wendy is known to Main Library patrons as the artist behind the beautiful batik of Jean Luoma reading to children in a garden. This work hangs in the childrens’ section of the library and was commissioned by the Luoma family to honor her legacy as one of the library’s founders and long-time advocates. Ms. Tatter does many of her batik works through commission and maintains a gallery on Anastasia Island. At this program, Ms. Tatter will offer select artwork and gifts for sale and donate a percentage of those sales to benefit the library. A $25 gift certificate for her shop will be awarded at a drawing at the program. Patrons are welcome to bring their lunch. Beverages and snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. Seating is limited.
Silent Peace Meditation
Wednesday, November 19 @ 7pm
Meditation teacher, Kathleen Roberts, will open the group with a short breathing exercise and lead us into a silent meditation, where the participants will think peace. Ms. Roberts has been leading meditation and psychic development groups for over 10 years. Any questions, call Kathleen at 669-1085. Come join us in sending peace to the world.
Adult Bingo for Books
Thursday, November 20 @ 3pm
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 Main Library St. Augustine. Everyone is welcome and it’s free.
Main-iac Science Labs
Thursday, November 20 @ 4pm
Join The Main-iacs as they explore the world of science with hands-on experiments. Main-iac Labs meets every third Thursday so grab your lab coat and join Mr. Andy and Mrs. Marcia for some scientific fun! Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.
J.A.A.M. (Japanese Anime At Main): Kimono Demonstration
Monday, November 24 @ 5pm
The teen anime club is excited to host this chance to learn how to wear traditional Japanese clothing. Casual Warrior’s Kimono will provide a step-by-step demonstration on how to wear a kimono and tie an obi. Come to find out what an obi is! All who attend will be entered into a drawing for a haori (kimono jacket).

 

PONTE VEDRA BEACH

Just for Babies and Family Storytimes
Ms. Anne presents programs for little ones.
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.

 

Great Books Discussion Group
Monday, November 3 @ 3pm
Join us for a Great Books Discussion. The group meets monthly and will be discussing Rothschild’s Fiddle by Anton Chekhov. We welcome all interested readers. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
Teen Gaming Night
Wednesday, November 5 @ 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 will be 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.
After-School Crafts with Teens
Wednesday, November 12 @ 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.
Book Talk Café: Michael Wiley
Monday, November 17 @ 6:30pm

This month’s Book Talk Café program features Michael Wiley, author of several mystery novels. His current book isBlue Avenue, an atmospheric crime noir series set in Northeast Florida. Join us for this free program which is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 – 5
Tuesday, November 18 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.
Superheroes Family Storytime with St. Johns County Firefighters
Tuesday, November 18 @ 11am
Join us for a very special Family Storytime with awesome superheroes as our guest readers: our friendly St. Johns County Firefighters from Station 10. Dress up as your favorite superhero (Firefighter, Spiderman, Librarian!), if you wish, and come ready to climb aboard the fire truck and find out what it’s all about. Our library loves our local superheroes and super readers!
Adventures in Art: Jan Bialka
Tuesday, November 18 @ 2pm
Please join us for a presentation by Jan Bialka, local artist and FOL Board Member, on “Georgia O’Keeffe in Film and Comments.” This program is made possible by FOCUS Cummer and the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, November 18 @ 4:30pm
Held the 3rd Tuesday instead of the 2nd due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday! 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.
Family Game Time
Wednesday, November 19 from 3pm – 6pm
Held the 3rd Wednesday instead of the 4th due to Thanksgiving!
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.
LEGO Club for Tweens
Wednesday, November 19 @ 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.
Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants: Falliday Show
Saturday, November 22 @ 2pm
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants (Cathy and Marilyn, members of the Garden Club of St. Augustine) are ready to help you learn how to use flowers, fruits, and vegetables – the bounty of the Fall – in beautiful holiday arrangements. If you wish, buy raffle tickets from the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library to win the arrangements theSisterhood creates. The proceeds help sponsor this event. Doors will open at 1:30pm and light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Join us for this annual event not to be missed!
Dr. Gerson Yessin Music Series
Tuesday, November 25 @ 6:30pm
The next concert in the series will feature “Two Flutes and a Harp” with Les Roettges, principal flutist with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Lorraine Roettges, flutist, and Kayo Ishimaru, principal harpist with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Everyone is welcome and it’s free. Doors open at 6pm and seating is limited. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

SOUTHEAST

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

 

Not-so-Spooky Carnival
Saturday, November 1 @ 2pm
Come one, come all to the spectacular and not-so-spooky carnival! Sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library, our Halloween carnival will include fun game booths, crafts, a trail of treats, and lots of special surprises. Come in costume for an extra-fun time. Kids of all ages are welcome at this event.
Teen Makerspace: Jewelry
Tuesday, November 4  @ 6pm
Want to learn how to make your own jewelry? Join local artisan, Abby Rosenburg, to learn how! All supplies are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.
Read to Rover
Saturday, November 8 and 22 @ 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.
Teen Advisory Board
Saturday, November 8 @ 2pm
Join our new Teen Advisory Board and have your voice heard! Help decide on important changes in the library and create programs for kids and other teens. Gain volunteer hours and leadership experience. Plus, it looks great on college applications. For more information, call the library at  827-6900.
Yoga for Kids
Monday, November 10, 17  and 24 @ 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. Teens are welcome, too.
Art Lab
Saturday, November 15 @ 2pm
Kids of all ages are invited to learn about art history through exploration with different media. In this month’s class, we learn about artist Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa!
Bedtime Storytime
Tuesday, November 18 @ 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.
Teen Survival Cooking
Tuesday, November 25 @ 6pm
Learn how to feed yourself at our cooking series sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. This month, we’ll be making Thanksgiving classics — just in time for you to put your skills to work at home for the holiday! Registration is required for this free program. Please call the library at 827-6900 to register.

 

Entertainment

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"E.T." Inspired Adventure Arrives on DVD

Earth to Echo DVD Review by Kam Williams "E.T." Inspired Adventure Arrives on DVD   Most people know E.T. revolves around several kids who befriend an alien stranded on Earth and eager to return home before ill-intentioned adults can do him any harm. That coming-of-age classic landed four Academy Awards back in 1983, and was even voted the best sci-fi of all time in a recent survey by Rotten Tomatoes. But if you’re too young to … [Read More its Good for You.....]

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Orgasm

Orgasm Photographs & Interviews by Linda Troeller and Marion Schneider Daylight Books Hardcover, $35.00 188 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-9897981-3-6 Book Review by Kam Williams “Due to the repression and shame imposed by patriarchy, we are still at the onset of exploration of female sexuality and eroticism. Not only does this book reveal the power, divinity, originality and necessity of female orgasm, but by giving women agency and … [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

Land to Table: Texas-Grown Olive Oils

  Land to Table: Texas-Grown Olive Oils Brought to you by the Henry Family Growing olives in the Lone Star State is all about climate. “Even today people tell us that we can’t grow olives in Texas, but they are basing their opinions on a lot of antiquated information,” says Jim Henry of Texas Olive Ranch.; “It’s a better area for olives, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it produces,” Jim says. “The most important part is … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

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SJCPLS | November 2014 Calendar Of Events

SJCPLS | NOVEMBER 2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS   *Please note – All Libraries will be closed on the following dates: Tuesday, November 11th               Veteran’s Day Wednesday, November 26th        Libraries close @ 6pm Thursday, November 27th             Thanksgiving Holiday Friday, November 28th                   Thanksgiving Holiday Saturday, November 29th             Thanksgiving Holiday   ANASTASIA ISLAND Storytimes @ … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

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There’s Silver Out There

  There's Silver Out There Fall Fishermen Score in the Tidewaters with Kings and Tarpon by Capt. Ted Lund   815 words   Fall months along the Southeast US translate into some of the best fishing of the year for coastal anglers from South Carolina and Georgia down to South Florida. This is a great time of year for offshore anglers, but anglers owning crossover boats like Tidewater's 2200 Carolina Bay can get in … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

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SanFran’s Cinderella Man

SanFran’s Cinderella Man ~ Amy Lignor There is still a long road to walk…well, seven BIG steps at the most, if you want to narrow it down. The Royals could just be in that Cinderella season that harkens back to the 1980’s – the last decade they showed their faces on the diamond during the World Series. It hasn’t been all that long since San Francisco graced the scene, but this time around it is one man who shines. It is one man who, up until … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Mythica on a Fracking Tour at Noble energy

Mythica Blog: What the Frack is going on!?!?!

Recently I was invited by a friend of mine who is a photographer for the oil and gas industry to go on a tour of a Colorado local energy company, Noble Energy. I went because I am the idiot who likes to hear both sides of a story. I'd also prefer to know something first hand than hearsay. So I went to learn about Fracking. I went on this tour with the same basic knowledge that most of the people I know have about Fracking. 1. Fracking is … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

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The Mystery & Myths of the Badlands

  The Mystery & Myths of the Badlands   Badlands National Park is not only one of the most amazing scenic spots in the world, but it is also one of the most eccentric. That area is a type of other-worldly experience, as if the land holds mysteries and myths hidden deep within the buttes. The high rock formations seem to dare and challenge you to reach the top; perhaps climb as far and fast as you can in order to meet the … [Read More its Good for You...]

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What ‘Topia’ Are We Working For?

What ‘Topia’ Are We Working For? ~ Samantha Lewis The YA world (and even over 50% of the adult one), will let you know that dystopian movies are awesome. Books that have come to the screen, from ‘The Hunger Games’ to the recently released smash hit ‘The Maze Runner’, talk all about the horrors and nightmares of a world where you are literally cut off from society. Or, worse yet, the story of a world that has come to an end; whether it be by … [Read More its Good for You...]

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