Bartram Trail Branch

Civil War Book Sale

booksale Monday, July 8 - Saturday, July 13

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Bartram Trail Friends of the Library will be holding a special week-long Civil War book sale. They've been collecting donations for the past year in anticipation of this event. More than 200 Civil War themed books will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the sale will go back to the library for things such as new book purchases and children's programming.

Nature Detective Workshops for Kids

Nature DetectivesWednesday, July 17 @ 2pm and 3:30pm (repeat program)

Class size is limited so reserve your spot now by calling the Library at 827-6960 or stopping by the Bartram Trail Branch Library Reference Desk. Children ages 6 - 12 ONLY are invited to become Nature Detectives and learn all about lizards and how these pollinators relate to gardening. Each child will receive free gardening goodies, including Nature Detective notebooks, and have fun learning all about our wonderful Florida lizards and how to spot them. These programs are designed by the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants, presented by the Garden Circles, and generously sponsored by the Garden Club of St. Augustine and the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library. These workshops also celebrate Viva Florida 500. Please note: Children under the age of 10 must have a parent or guardian present for the duration of the program. 

Thursday Night at the Movies

MovieThursday, October 10 @ 6pm
If you're looking for something different to do this evening, come to the library and watch this sci-fi adventure on our big screen. Bring your own snacks. Please call 827-6960 for movie title.


Children's FLYP Event: Meet Your Local Super Heroes and Ice Cream Party

firetruckWednesday, July 31 @ 10am

This program will be held indoors in case of rain.

We've saved our best program for last. Come out and meet your local super heroes. You can explore the fire truck and meet real firefighters, then celebrate your summer reading with ice cream. Contact the library at 827-6960 for additional information. Thank you to the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library for making our summer reading program possible.


Tech Tuesday

Tuesday, July 23 beginning at 12pm

12pm - iPad user group: Bring your tablet or smart phone for a group discussion about tips, tricks, and awesome apps.

4:30pm - Picasa: Are you taking a lot of vacation pictures this summer? Come learn about this free editing and organization tool from Google. You must bring your Google username and password with you to the class. Don’t have one?  Sign up on Picasa.

6pm – Introduction to Powerpoint 2010: Whether you’re new to Publisher or converting from an older version, this is the class to come to if you can’t find that button Microsoft hid this time.


Bartram Trail Book Club

Monday, October 21 @ 7pm
Everyone is invited to discuss Kate Morton's newest novel, The Secret Keeper. It explores longings and dreams, the lengths people go to fulfill them, and the consequences they can have. It is a story of lovers, friends, dreamers, and schemers told in Morton's signature style against a backdrop of events that changed the world. New members are always welcome.


First Friday Florida Book Club

Viva Florida 500Friday, July 5 @ 10:15am We will not be having the First Friday Florida Book Club on Friday, July 5 due to the library being closed for the 4th of July holiday. 
We're doing a year-long celebration of Florida literature. Our July book: Open Boat by Stephen Crane. Published in 1897, this short story is based on an actual shipwreck incident from Crane’s life.


International Affairs Discussion Group

flagsMonday, June 3 @ 6:30pm
The International Affairs Discussion Group will meet at 6:30pm to discuss international current events. The discussion will be moderated by Joseph Warner, retired U.S. diplomat and adjunct professor of Geography and International Relations at Florida State College at Jacksonville. A reading list of suggested books and articles will be available in time to prepare for the discussions. The topic this month is "U.S. and its Place in the Changing World."

Thursday Night at the Movies

MovieThursday, July 11 @ 5:30pm
What would you do if you suddenly found out that your identity had been stolen and someone was living it up at your expense? This comedy-crime flick starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy is rated R. Bring your own snacks. Please call 827-6960 for movie title.

Teen Craft (Grades 6 - 12): Shadow Box Magnet

teen craftThursday, July 25 @ 2pm 
It's the final teen craft of the summer and we're making mini shadow box magnets. They're the perfect size to hang on the fridge. Class size is limited, so call us at 827-6960 or stop by the desk to reserve your spot. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.



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