Saturday, October 12 @ 10am
All children are invited to be read to by a teen or practice reading to a teen in the Children's Department - this program is presented by the teens of Ponte Vedra High School's Book Club. Select what you'd like to hear, read from any of our books, or bring your favorites from home. Please note: All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the entire duration of the program and to be a teen participating in the program, you must be a member of the Ponte Vedra High School Book Club.
Saturday, October 12 @ 10:30am
Tom Sherbourne, seeking constancy after the horrors of WWI, takes a lighthouse keeper's post on an Australian island, and calls for Isabel, a young woman he met on his travels, to join him there as his wife. Four years on the island, and several miscarriages, bring Isabel's boundless spirit to the brink, and leave Tom feeling helpless until a boat washes ashore with a dead man and a living child. All are welcome to join in our discussion of M.L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans.
Saturday, October 12 @ 4pm until 8pm
Join us tomorrow from 4pm to 8pm at Sykes and Cooper Farms in Elkton at the Corn Maze for skygazing. Local astronomer and former NASA employee, Frank Ammel, and bookmobile staffers will be on hand to assist everyone with the telescopes and binoculars. We will be able to view the Moon as well as some planets, and maybe even their moons. Frank will also be bringing a special telescope to observe the Sun.
Saturday, October 12 @ 1pm
Teens, join us for gaming on the Xbox, PlayStation or Wii, play board games, paint, or just hang out with your friends in a fun, friendly environment. Guitars and a keyboard are available if you feel like getting musical.
Saturday, October 12 @ 11am
Who let the dogs out? Elementary students and beginning readers are invited to join our volunteer therapy dogs for a barking good time. Read your favorite stories to these clever canines and become a member of the Read to Rover Frequent Reader Club. Don't miss this great experience.
Come visit with Maddie, Clifford, Cookie, and our newest pal, Oscar. Read them one of your favorite books or one of the many doggie tales we have at the library.
Saturday, October 12 @ 2pm
Calling all teen artists, poets, and scholars: come share your drawings, sketches, poems, stories...anything. We will meet in the Teen Lounge and share our art and the art of others. Bring your sketchbooks, journals, and your own coffee mug and we'll fill it with decaf coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or apple cider. Sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.
This month, learn how to make your own mini-movies with Animoto. You may bring your own iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or smartphone, but it is not required.
Saturday, October 12 @ 2pm
Sara Fenwick, aka "The Monarch Midwife," will share her personal experiences and expertise with these magnificent butterflies and teach us how we can help keep them from declining further. Learn how you can provide the perfect environment to attract Monarchs to your property. Everyone is invited to attend as we explore the Monarch Butterfly... its needs, its host plant, habitat loss, and the weather conditions essential for survival.
Saturday, October 12 @ 7:30pm
Looking for an event the entire family will enjoy? Celebrate International Observe the Moon Night by joining us when the Northeast Florida Astronomy Society shows us the night sky. (Weather permitting) Groups are asked to register in advance by contacting Carla or Melissa at 827-6960.