Saturday, February 8 @ 10:30am
Pulitizer Prize biographer Robert A. Caro follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career, describing Johnson's volatile relationship with John and Robert Kennedy during the fight they waged for the 1960 Democratic nomination for president, through Johnson's unhappy vice presidency, his assumption to the presidency after Kennedy's assassination, his victories over the budget and civil rights, and the eroding trap of Vietnam.
Saturday, September 21 @ 1pm
Far too young to be a widow, Angelina D’Angelo suddenly finds herself facing a life without a husband. Late one night, she makes her way down to the kitchen. In a frenzy, she makes so much food that she winds up delivering the spoils to her neighbors. Retiree Basil Cupertino is positively smitten with Angelina’s food. He offers Angelina a job cooking for him. Soon, word of her irresistible culinary prowess spreads and she finds herself cooking for seven bachelors.
Saturday, October 12 @ 10:30am
Tom Sherbourne, seeking constancy after the horrors of WWI, takes a lighthouse keeper's post on an Australian island, and calls for Isabel, a young woman he met on his travels, to join him there as his wife. Four years on the island, and several miscarriages, bring Isabel's boundless spirit to the brink, and leave Tom feeling helpless until a boat washes ashore with a dead man and a living child. All are welcome to join in our discussion of M.L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans.
Wednesday, August 21 @ 12:30pm
Join the Friends of the Library in welcoming Edy Luke for a Brown Bag Lunch Presentation highlighting her life and career as the wife and business partner of Chef Homer F. Luke, Creole chef extraordinaire. You may recognize Edy from her monthly Creole Cuisine column in the Food section of the St. Augustine Record. She is also the author of “Chef Homer’s Taste of Old New Orleans” cookbook. Refreshment and samples from the cookbook will be served.
Tuesday, August 27 from 10am-3pm
Worksource has partnered with the Main Library to offer job seeker services to the public. We're happy to help with registration in EmployFlorida.com, online job searching, resume assistance, interview coaching, referrals to other agencies, Worksource staff assistance, and more. We want you to get the job of your dreams! Click here for more information about Worksource.
Saturday, August 24 @ 10am
The St. Johns County Public Library System welcomed its first Bookmobile in 2001. In 2008, the Bluebird Express was added and provided the opportunity to serve residents of all ages countywide. Both Bookmobiles are full-service mobile libraries with extensive collections! We'll have crafting for the kids, so we invite you to stop by the Main Library for a special visit from the Bookmobile.
Thursday, August 22 @ 3pm
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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County & Sony.
Thursday, August 15 @ 3pm
The Children's Museum of St. Johns is teaming up with the St. Johns County Public Library System to present a fun and creative afternoon of activities! Join us for "Pelican Pete" storytelling with authors Hugh and Frances Keiser (who will be available for book signing), chalkboard murals featuring scenes from the Pelican Pete book series, and chalk art take-a-ways. This program is free of charge and open to the public. This program was made possible by the Barbara Kay Foundation.
Monday, August 12 @ 6pm
Hurricane Season is the perfect time to refresh all those important rules for staying safe during a hurricane. Join the American Red Cross as they share different ways you can be a weather watcher for your family, how to develop a hurricane plan, & which items to include in a personal disaster supplies kit.
Wednesdays, August 7 & 14 @ 5:30pm
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! We're going to show a new release with a PG or PG-13 rating. Please call the Main Library at 827-6940 for movie titles and ratings. We'll have plenty of popcorn, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.