Main Library

Literary Lions Book Club: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

The Woman UpstairsSaturday, August 9 @ 10:30am

Nora Eldridge, an elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, long ago compromised her dream to be a successful artist, mother and lover. She has instead become the "woman upstairs," a reliable friend and neighbor always on the fringe of others' achievements. Then, into her life arrive the glamorous and cosmopolitan Shahids--her new student Reza Shahid, a child who enchants as if from a fairy tale, and his parents: Skandar, a dashing Lebanese professor who has come to Boston for a fellowship at Harvard, and Sirena, an effortlessly alluring Italian artist. When Reza is attacked by schoolyard bullies, Nora is drawn deep into the complex world of the Shahid family; she finds herself falling in love with them, separately and together. Nora's happiness explodes her boundaries, and she discovers in herself an unprecedented ferocity--one that puts her beliefs and her sense of self at stake. Told with urgency, intimacy and piercing emotion, this brilliant novel of passion and artistic fulfillment explores the intensity, thrill--and the devastating cost--of embracing an authentic life. Reserve it.

 

Movie Night at Main

Movie night at MainTuesday, August 19 @ 5pm

Tired of being on the hold list and can't wait any longer to see that new release film? Then join us at the library for a movie night. Set in a futuristic dystopia, where society is divided into five factions that each represent a different virtue, teenagers have to decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another - for the rest of their lives. Tris Prior has an important choice to make but she has a secret that should anyone find out, it would mean a certain death. This film is rated PG-13. Please call the library at 827-6940 for movie title. We'll have plenty of snacks, courtesy of the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

 

Movie Night at Main

Movie night at MainTuesday, August 5 @ 5pm

Tired of being on the hold list and can't wait any longer to see that new release film? Then join us at the library for a movie night. Scientist, Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp), strives to create an artificial intelligence that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His experiments take on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program. This film is rated PG-13. Please call the library at 827-6940 for movie title. We'll have plenty of snacks, courtesy of the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

 

Florida Writers Association / Ancient City Chapter Monthly Meeting

Florida Writers AssociationSaturday, September 20 @ 10am

Indie Writers & Booksellers: Partners in Promotion presented by Donna Pazz Kaufman. Too often, marketing is an after thought, only prompted when the boxes of books sit in the garage waiting for readers. In this session, we'll discuss what retailers will need to be printed on your book cover, the terms bookstores will require, how to manage consignment sales, strategies for getting your book prominent display space, and how to approach a bookstore for events and activities.

This meeting is sponsored by the FWA/ACC and the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. All book sales benefit the Friends of the Library. Doors open at 10am. All meetings are free and open to the public.

 

Florida Writers Association / Ancient City Chapter Monthly Meeting

Florida Writers AssociationSaturday, August 16 @ 10am

Making Audio Books a Part of Your Marketing Mix presented by Rik Feeney. Whether you are independently or traditionally published, audio books should be a part of your marketing plan. This presentation will cover more about this element, why it should be a part of your marketing mix, and how it can affect the sales of your books.

This meeting is sponsored by the FWA/ACC and the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. All book sales benefit the Friends of the Library. Doors open at 10am. All meetings are free and open to the public.

 

J.A.A.M. (Japanese Anime At Main)

JAAMMonday, July 28 @ 5pm
Do you love watching anime or reading manga? Tweens, teens, and young twenty-somethings are invited to the monthly meeting of our anime club, where you can meet others with similar interests. Feel free to wear a costume if you’d like and come "JAAM" with us. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

 

De-stress with Stress-Relieving Stretches

Friday, July 11 @ 10:30amDestress with Stress-Relieving Stretches
This free class emphasizes stretching, coordination of breath with movement, and attention to alignment. The class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility. Stretching is great for those who are experiencing joint sensitivity, or overall stiffness. Wear loose clothing, bring a towel & mat. Presented by yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.

 

Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

Monday, July 7 @ 1pmForeclosure Prevention
Are you behind on your mortgage or struggling to making your housing payments? This informative workshop, presented by St. Johns Housing Partnership, will explain some of the government programs available to you and how they can help. St. Johns Housing Partnership is a HUD-approved, non-profit agency located in St. Johns County. Call 819-1266 to reserve your seat.

 

iPad User Group

Wednesday, July 30 @ 11am
Come join your fellow iPad users in this informal user group. Bring your favorite tip or app to share with attendees as well as some questions to pose to the group. Space is limited and sign-ups are required. Call the library at 827-6940 to register. Don't forget to bring your iPad.

 

Android User Group

Wednesday, July 23 @ 10am
Come join your fellow Android users in this informal user group. Bring your favorite tip or app to share with attendees, as well as some questions to pose to the group. Space is limited and sign-ups are required.  Call the library at 827-6940 to register. Don't forget to bring your device.

 

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