Saturday, September 21 @ 10am
Flash Fiction covers as wide a range of forms and styles as other fiction and creative nonfiction, but it does so with fewer words. That’s the long and short of it. It is an exciting, tightly-compressed and nuanced genre, rich with implication and surprise. In this workshop, we’ll explore some of its possibilities. We’ll try our hands at a variety of constraint-based methods for capturing the telling moments that occur in the opening and closing of a window. We’ll share some of what we do. There are two goals: for everyone to have something to revise and, at some point or points in the workshop, to laugh very hard. Please bring paper and something to write with. Presented by Mark Ari, award-winning author, creative writing professor at UNF, performing singer-songwriter, and painter. This program is sponsored by the Ancient City Chapter, Florida Writers Association through a partnership with the Friends of the Library.
Saturday, September 21 @ 1pm
Far too young to be a widow, Angelina D’Angelo suddenly finds herself facing a life without a husband. Late one night, she makes her way down to the kitchen. In a frenzy, she makes so much food that she winds up delivering the spoils to her neighbors. Retiree Basil Cupertino is positively smitten with Angelina’s food. He offers Angelina a job cooking for him. Soon, word of her irresistible culinary prowess spreads and she finds herself cooking for seven bachelors.
Saturday, September 21 @ 10 am
Help build a compassionate community while having a great time with your friends and neighbors! Be part of the 2013 human peace sign, and enjoy music by Lonesome Bert & The Skinny Lizards. Festivities will also include compassion games, the Blue Lotus Belly Dancers, face painting, popsicles, and pinwheels. You can help to make and share “peace soup,” a.k.a. “stone soup,” by bringing 1 cup chopped, raw veggie or 1 can of beans. Bring your own chairs and meet at the Al Wilke Recreational Field at 6140 S. Main St., Hastings, FL. This free event is sponsored by Pie in the Sky, Island Doctors, the Initiative for Compassion, Unity & Peace Saint Augustine, and the St. Johns County Public Library.
Saturday, September 21 @ 11am
Release your wishes for peace on the tails of a kite. To celebrate International Peace Day, families are invited to come to the library to create a kite, which will promote peace and harmony. We will go outside and fly our kites (weather permitting). This family program is geared toward all ages and is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.
Saturday, September 21 @ 10am
Weeds? Bugs? Bad soil? Having trouble making your gardens grow? Bring your questions and get solutions at the Master Gardeners' plant clinic today at 10am.
Saturday, September 21 @ 2pm
Looking for fun for the whole family? Come in and play Bingo for Books from 2pm to 3pm today. 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.