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Falun Dafa: Healthy Body, Peaceful Heart

Falun Dafa: Healthy Body, Peaceful HeartFriday, July 12 & 26 @ 2:30pm
Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice that improves mental and physical wellness through a series of easy-to-learn exercises, meditation, and the development of one's xinxing or heart-mind nature. The practice is based on the universal principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance. Please call Michelle at 392-6789 for more information about these free workshops. 

 

Writer's Workshop: How To Guarantee Your Book Won't Sell

How to Guarantee Your Book Won't SellSaturday, July 20 @ 10am
Most authors will spend anywhere from a year to a decade or longer researching and writing each book. While some authors are sophisticated marketers, many are not. In her presentation, Holly will discuss the seven deadly sins any author should avoid when marketing their book(s). She will give examples from techniques used in handling Marie Vernon’s newest novel, Graceland Express. This program is sponsored by the Ancient City Chapter, Florida Writers Association and is presented in partnership with the Friends of the Main Library.

 

Viva Florida 500 Event: Starting Your Florida Garden

Tuesday, July 30 @ 5:30pm
Why doesn't cilantro grow in the summer? What kind of plants will live in your sandy soil? Is your space limited to container gardening? Share an evening of Florida gardening in honor of Viva Florida 500 and Groundbreaking Reads, our Adult Summer Reading Program. Presented by Donald Gilmore, who has been gardening in St. Augustine with a green thumb for ten years, & sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.

 

eBook a Librarian

eBook a LibrarianWednesdays, July 3, 17, & 31 from 2pm-4pm
Bought a new eReader and not sure how to use it? Tired of buying eBooks? The St. Johns County Public Library System has more than 2,700 free eBook titles available through our Overdrive database and we would be more than happy to show you how to read them. Library cardholders can call 827-6940 to make an appointment for 30 minutes of one-on-one help from library staff.

 

eBook a Librarian

eBook a LibrarianTuesdays, July 2, 16, & 30 from 10am-12pm
Bought a new eReader and not sure how to use it? Tired of buying eBooks? The St. Johns County Public Library System has more than 2,700 free eBook titles available through our Overdrive database and we would be more than happy to show you how to read them. Library cardholders can call 827-6940 to make an appointment for 30 minutes of one-on-one help from library staff.

 

It's a Groundbreaking Movie

It's a Mystery MovieWednesday, July 31 @ 5:30pm
Join us for an evening out at the movies at your neighborhood library. We'll show a new release film to celebrate our Adult Summer Reading Program, Groundbreaking Reads. Enjoy popcorn & refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County. Movie will have a rating of PG or PG-13.

 

Red Cross Summer Water Safety For Kids

Monday, July 15 @ 3pm
Summer is the perfect time to refresh all those important rules for safe swimming.  Join the American Red Cross as they share Longfellow's WHALE Tales (Water Habits Are Learned Early). Discover the safest way to have FUN while swimming at the pool or beach this summer.

 

Nature Detective Workshops for Kids

Nature DetectivesFriday, July 19 @ 1pm
Children, ages 6 - 12, are invited to become Nature Detectives. Learn all about Florida lizards, how to spot them, and how these pollinators relate to gardening. Each child will receive free gardening goodies, including Nature Detective notebooks. 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. Call us at 827-6940 or stop by to reserve your spot.

 

Transform Social Security into a Winning Strategy

Monday, June 10 @ 5:30pm
Thinking of retiring? Pondering how to make the most of your Social Security benefits? You’ve worked all our life and now you’re eligible to start taking it, but should you? Social Security is not a one size fits all benefit. Join us to learn about the many options you have to increase your Social Security income during retirement. Presented by Chris Draughon, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with First Coast Financial Advisors. Dessert and refreshments will be served at this event. The program is free to the public, and sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.

 

Blood Drive @ Main Library

Blood Drive @ Main LibraryMonday, July 8 from 10am - 1pm
Did you know that just one unit of donated blood can save up to THREE lives? Book it to the library & be more than someONE's hero! The Blood Alliance Bloodmobile will be parked in front of the library. Call 827-6940 to make an appointment.

 

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