Saturday, April 13 @ 10:30 am
Grissom's unsentimental debut twists the conventions of the antebellum novel just enough to give readers an involving new perspective. Lavinia, an orphaned white indentured servant, arrives in 1791 to work in the kitchen house at Tall Oaks, a Tidewater, Va., tobacco plantation owned by Capt. James Pyke. Belle, the captain's illegitimate half-white daughter who runs the kitchen house, shares narration duties, and the two distinctly different voices chronicle a troublesome 20 years.
Thursday, February 21 @ 3 pm
Join us after school for a hands-on, minds-on science program and work closely with our very own mad scientists from the Children's Department. Explore a variety of science topics through fun experiments, activities, and lively discussions. In celebration of St. Johns Reads 2013, we'll be focusing on forensic science this month. Discover fingerprinting, take part in a scavenger hunt through the library, and much more! If you can't make it to our science lab, check out some of our amazing forensic science project books.
Tuesday, February 12 @ 5:30 pm
Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room, until now. There is a new criminal mastermind-at-large, Professor James Moriarty, and not only is he Holmes's intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may give him an advantage over the renowned detective. Holmes's investigation into Moriarty's plot becomes more dangerous as it leads him and Watson out of London to France, Germany, and finally Switzerland. Rated PG-13. Refreshments provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Wednesday, February 20 @ 6:30 pm
Detectives at Scotland Yard enjoy finishing the day with a spot of tea, or at least they seemed to in The Yard, by Alex Grecian. In celebration of St. Johns Reads 2013, we invite you to join us as we discover amazing clues about tea and sift through loose tea leaves. Help us solve the case of which type of tea: white, green, black, or herbal tastes the best, and is the healthiest for you to drink. Enjoy a mystery tea tasting, and see if you can correctly identify those teas! This FREE workshop is presented by Joa Jane from Lah-Tea-Dah! Don't forget to check out some of our tea books!
It's already February, and we'd LOVE for you to join us for all the laughs with books, songs, stories and fun at our during our Winter Storytime season! Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21, & 28!
Baby Time 10:15 am
A gentle lapsit program with action rhymes, fingerplays, and first books for babies. For infants & pre-walkers only, please.
Toddler Time 11 am
We'll sing, we'll dance, and share our excitement for books and learning at the library. Don't be shy and bring your dancing shoes!
Preschool Storytime 11:30 am
"Big Kids" get a storytime of their own. Longer stories, a variety of early literacy concepts, listening, and pre-classroom skills. Perfect for 3-5 year olds.
Thursday, February 28 @ 3 pm
School-age children, tweens, and teens choose what they want to play after school at the Main library. A selection of video game choices for X-box 360, PS3, & Wii consoles will be offered. Complimentary snacks and soda will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library & Sony.
Thursday, February 7 @ 3 pm
School-age children, tweens, and teens choose what they want to play after school at the Main Library. A selection of video game choices for X-box 360, PS3, & Wii consoles will be offered. Complimentary snacks and soda will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library & Sony.
Thursday, February 28 @ 3:30 pm
Do you love free mystery books and playing Bingo? To celebrate St. Johns Reads 2013 this month we will be giving out adult mystery books! Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Book prizes are generously donated by the Friends of the St. Johns County Library! Everyone is welcome and it's FREE!
Monday, February 11 @ 5:30 pm
Author, speaker, and forensic death investigator, Kent Holloway, of the St. Johns County Medical Examiner's Office, will be breaking down the details of where the facts and fiction of a forensic death investigation meet. Join us for an engaging and entertaining presentation. Be sure to check out some of our books on forensic science, including our 2013 St. Johns Read selection The Yard, by Alex Grecian.
Saturday, February 23 @ 10:30 am
Suffering public contempt after the Metropolitan Police's failure to capture Jack the Ripper, Walter Day, a member of Victorian London's recently formed "Murder Squad," partners with Scotland Yard's first forensic pathologist to track down a killer who is targeting their colleagues. Enjoy sharing your thoughts of our 2013 St. Johns Reads book, The Yard, along with coffee and dessert, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.