Hastings Branch

Family Storytime

Friday, July 5 @ 10:30am

book coverJoin us for music, stories, puppets, and a craft. In honor of July 4th, this week’s theme is picnics and patriotism. CANCELLED.

 

 

Teen Book Club

Saturday, July 13 @ 10am

A Monster CallsWhat haunts you when you lie in bed at night? For thirteen-year-old Conor, fear comes in the form of dread about the illness of his mother. It also comes in the very real form of an ancient monster outside his bedroom window. A Monster Calls is both a fantasy story and a darkly funny, moving narrative. Join us for a relaxed discussion and snacks. New members are always welcome.

 

Stay 'n Play

Friday, July 5 @ 11 am

No need to rush out after storytime. Stay and relax with other adults while your child plays. We have a variety of puzzles, games, and other toys.

 

Family Storytime

Friday, July 5 @ 10:30 am

Join us for music, stories, puppets, and a craft. In honor of July 4th, this week’s theme is picnics and patriotism.

 

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, July 2 @ 3:30pm

gaming controllersTeens, are you looking for something to do on these hot, lazy days of summer? The Teen Lounge is available for gaming, reading, painting, practicing on the keyboard or guitar, or just plain hanging out.

 

Hastings Book Club: The Year of Detective Fiction

Thursday, July 18 @ 10am

Edgar Allan Poe Book CoverArthur 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.

 

FLYP Summer Reading Program: Dig In

Spice GirlsWednesday, 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.

 

Children's FLYP Event: Florida Farm Fun

Wednesday, July 10 @ 10am

viva florida 500The 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.

 

FLYP Summer Reading Program: Musician Tom Santoni

Wednesday, July 24 @ 10am

Musician Tom SantoniCome 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.

 

Nature Detective Workshop for Kids

July 25 @ 1:30 pm (Pre-registration required)

book cover "Those Lively Lizards"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.

 

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