The St. Johns County Main Library will be closed through April for renovations and improvements that include a complete update of the restroom facilities and the reconfiguration of the Children’s Library and Adult Reading Area. Patrons wishing to utilize hold services during the closure should contact the Main Library at 827-6940 to designate a secondary pick up location. The book drop will remain open for items to be returned. Any items that would have normally been due during the closure will not be due until May 1. SJCPLS thanks patrons for their patience and understanding during the renovation period.
Wednesday, February 5 @ 12:30pm
Dr. Dorothy Israel presents "Revisiting the African American Experience." As we celebrate 50 years since the passage of the Civil Rights Act, Dr. Israel will share her thoughts on the contributions of African Americans in St. Augustine. She will take her audience on a surprising journey that begins before Africans landed in St. Augustine through to today's experiences that influenced this city that we love. Bring your Brown Bag Lunch and come join us for this special program. Light refreshments will also be served. This program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, January 29 @ 11
Seniors and adults, discover art through the Library and its resources. Those who have never held a paintbrush, mixed colors, or created a personal masterpiece will have the opportunity to do so completely free of charge. This workshop is sponsored by the St. Johns Cultural Council and the State of the Arts License Plate Program and the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County. Interested artists should call 827-6940 to sign up for the workshop.
Thursday, February 6 @ 4pm
The food really comes alive in this new release sequel. Bring a friend and enjoy some free popcorn courtesy of Diane's Natural Food Mart. Rated PG. Please call the Main Library at 827-6940 for movie title.
Friday, February 7 @ 2pm
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 this free workshop.
February 4, 7, 11, and 14
Do you have an e-reader, tablet, or other digital device you aren’t sure how to use? Need to learn Facebook, Twitter, or how to navigate Pinterest? Or, do you want to know how to download free eBooks from the library's OverDrive or OneClickdigital services? All of your questions can be answered in a 45-minute, one-on-one session with library staff at the Main Library. Library cardholders, call 827-6940 to schedule an appointment.
Tuesday, February 4 @ 6pm
Spend an hour with one of Florida’s favorite writers, Patrick D. Smith, as he takes you on a nostalgic journey to a Florida that exists today only in books. From this documentary, you'll get to know both the author, and the state of Florida, better as this soft spoken gentleman introduces you to the Florida of his youth. You'll be touched by the true stories of his adventures along the way to writing his books, many of which are now modern-day classics. Light snacks provided by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.
Monday, February 3 @ 2pm
Join us for a riveting discussion about our annual St. Johns Reads book, A Land Remembered, by Patrick Smith. This best-selling novel tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle frontier hardships to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons.
Saturday, January 18 @ 10am
You might be the greatest writer of all time, but if no one knows you exist that means nothing. In this session, Bob Lucas will share strategies and tips on personal branding and marketing of books from his latest publication, Make Money Writing Books: Proven Profit Making Strategies for Authors. Bob Lucas is an internationally known, award winning author of over thirty books. This program is sponsored by the Ancient City Chapter, Florida Writers Association through a partnership with the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.
Wednesday, January 15 @ 6pm
Teddy Bears and other stuffed critters are invited to a special sleepover event at the Main Library. Your human child can join you at a fun party celebrating teddy bears with stories, songs, crafts, snacks, and much more. After the party is over teddy bears get to spend the night at the library and have all kinds of adventures. When you get picked up and go home, you'll have a special souvenir to can give to your family.