Monday, November 19 @ 10:30 am
Did you know Yoga improves physical flexibility, strength, balance, and stamina? At this FREE session we’ll explore practical, easy ways to take care of the body, reduce stress and relax, improve breathing and energy levels. Whatever your hobbies or occupation, yoga can be a part of your unique, changing lifestyle. First timers are very welcome. Experience yoga with respect and gentleness in a comfortable environment. Presented by yoga instructor, Marlene Pitts.
Wednesday, November 21 @ 3 pm
This film follows the heroic journey of Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land. Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her skills and resources to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late, discovering the meaning of true bravery. Rated PG. Plenty of pillow seating and FREE organic popcorn, courtesy of Diane's Natural Food Market!
Wednesday, November 21 from 1-3 pm
School-age children, tweens, and teens choose what they want to play with a day of no 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.
Monday, November 26 @ 5 pm
Tweens, teens, and young twenty-somethings are invited to the monthly meeting of our anime club, where you can meet others with similar interests. We’ll be viewing assorted Anime & enjoying Japanese candy. Feel free to wear a costume if you’d like and come JAAM with us!
Saturday, November 17 @ 10:15 am
Writing a historical novel may look like fun—until you discover how much work and research is involved. This program provides solid tips for researching and writing an engaging, accurate historical novel, including accessing and evaluating Internet and traditional sources, differentiating between historical fact and speculation, developing a convincing historical vocabulary, and getting into the mindset of people living in centuries past. Presented by Arliss Ryan, author of three novels, two of them historicals. Brought to you by the Florida Writers Association Ancient City Chapter & the Friends of the St. Johns County Library.
Saturday, November 3 @ 5 pm
Celebrate the American Library Association's 5th Annual International Games Day with us! Visit the Reference Desk any time on Saturday, to borrow one of our board games to play in the library. We'll have Pictureka, Scrabble Slam, Wits & Wagers, & more games. Fun for the whole family!
Tuesdays in November: 6, 13, 20, & 27 @ 5 pm
National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000-word (approx. 175 page) novel by 11:59:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel, but has been scared away by the time and effort involved. We'll provide writing space & refreshments each Tuesday for any NaNoWriMo participants!
Tuesday, November 6 @ 6 pm
One Stroke is a learned art form pioneered by Florida resident Donna Dewberry. No experience necessary. Come and learn some basic painting strokes, and make a fun craft at the same time. Please bring any plain goblet type glass, such as, a wine glass. All other materials will be provided. Please call 904.827.6940 to sign up for this FREE art class. Limited to the first 8 students! Presented by Charlene Burton, a certified One Stroke instructor.
Saturday, November 10 @ 10:30 am
Edna Rydzik Buchanan was born in 1939 near Paterson, New Jersey. Buchanan was one of the first female crime reporters in Miami. Her police reporting for the Miami Herald won her a Pulitzer Prize in 1986. She is perhaps best known, however, for her mystery novels featuring a Cuban American crime reporter, Britt Montero. These titles include Contents Under Pressure; Miami, It's Murder; Suitable for Framing; Margin of Error, and Act of Betrayal. Enjoy sharing your thoughts of any of Buchanan's books, along with coffee & refreshments, courtesy of the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.
Tuesday, November 13 @ 1 pm
Behind on your mortgage and facing foreclosure? Let the St. Johns Housing Partnership help you avoid scams and save your home! At our free workshop you’ll learn about the various government funded programs you may be eligible for. The St. Johns Housing Partnership is a non-profit organization, and there is never a charge to the homeowner for any of our services. Contact us with questions or to sign up for this workshop @ 904.819.1266.