Thursday, July 18 @ 10am
Arthur Conan Doyle introduces Sherlock Holmes, the "greatest detective of all time," in A Study in Scarlett (1887). Although it is said that "Holmes possessed a singular style unlike any detective seen before," book club readers will note the startling similarity between Holmes and Poe's detective Auguste Dupin (Murders in the Rue Morgue, 1841). The genius of Conan Doyle was reflected in Holmes' formidable intelligence, turning crime solving into a science. His ever-reliable sidekick, Dr. Watson, brought the intimidating deductive powers of Holmes back down to earth with the soothing voice of reason. Do you agree? Let's discuss.
Wednesday, July 17 @ 10am
Everyone is invited for a fun Viva Florida 500 event. The “Spice Girls” CayANNE (Ms. Anne) and Pepper (Ms. Amy), of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, will present an interactive program in our Ol’ Florida Kitchen as we “Dig In” to stories, songs, and more. Audience participation is guaranteed to get the kids involved. All of our FLYP events this summer will have a Florida flavor in honor Viva Florida 500. This event will take place in the Hastings Recreation Center gym located at 400 E. Harris Street. Please ensure all guests wear rubber-soled shoes.
Wednesday, July 10 @ 10am
The Florida Agricultural Museum & Stable-2-Table bring you an educational program complete with live animals. Learn about what farming was like before the days of modern agribusiness. Also, see what it's like to run your own Community Supported Agriculture business today. All of our FLYP events this summer will have a Florida flavor in honor of Viva Florida 500. Please note: This event will take place in the Hastings Recreation Center gym, located at 400 E. Harris Street. Please ensure all guests wear rubber-soled shoes.
Wednesday, July 24 @ 10am
Come listen to a selection of great rock 'n' roll music from the 50s and 60s by some of its pioneers including Fats Domino, Bill Haley and the Comets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, and Florida's own Bo Diddley. We'll learn about where the music and the term "Rock 'n' Roll" came from and why it became so popular, what instruments were used, and how the library can help you learn more about the music. All of our FLYP events this summer celebrate an aspect of Florida in honor of Viva Florida 500. So c'mon over and rock out with us. Dancing is encouraged. Please note: This event will take place in the Hastings Recreation Center gym, located at 400 E. Harris Street. Please ensure all guests wear rubber-soled shoes.
July 25 @ 1:30 pm (Pre-registration required)
Pre-register for our Nature Detective Workshop by calling the Library at 827-6970 or stopping by the Hastings Branch Library. Children ages 6-12 are invited to become Nature Detectives and learn all about lizards and how these pollinators relate to gardening at these hands-on workshops. Every child will receive free gardening goodies, including Nature Detective notebooks, and have fun learning all about our wonderful Florida lizards and how spot to them. These workshops 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 Hastings Branch Library. These workshops celebrate Viva Florida 500.
Saturday, June 29 @ 1pm
Join us for gaming on the Xbox, PlayStation or Wii, use the computers, play board games, or just hang out with your friends in a fun, friendly environment. Guitars, a keyboard, and a violin are available if you feeling like getting musical!
Friday, June 28 @ 10:30am
There's no need to rush out after storytime. Stay and relax with other adults as your child plays. It’ll be fun for the both of you.
Friday, June 28 @ 10:30am
Bring your flashlights because the theme this week is camping. We’ll read Kathryn Lasky’s, Lucille Camps In, and other stories. We’ll also do shadow puppets, sing, and do a craft.
Thursday, June 27 @10am
Use iPod Touches and Mac hardware and software to put together an amazing creation. Instructional Technology Coordinators of SJC Rose Kebe and Jesse Gates will lead this fun-filled workshop. Teen Tech Camp is aimed at students grades 5–9.
Wednesday, June 26 @ 10am
The Florida Public Archaeology Network presents Timucuan Pyrotechnology. In this hands-on program, children will learn about the tools and uses of fire used by the Timucuans, a Native American tribe who lived in Northeast and North Central Florida. All of our FLYP events this summer will have a Florida flavor in honor of Viva Florida 500. Please note: This event will take place in the Hastings Recreation Center gym, located at 400 E. Harris Street. Please ensure all guests wear rubber-soled shoes.