Friday, December 6 @ 10:30am
The Affordable Care Act, or health care reform, is a set of health insurance reforms that started in 2010 and will continue to roll out in 2014, and beyond. The law’s goal is to ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care. Join staff from Azalea Health of St. Augustine to learn more about the ACA and how it might affect you and your family. Representatives will be available to explain how health care reform affects you, help you gain the peace of mind to make a smart choice in a short time, and discover ways to get financial help, if you qualify.
Wednesday, December 4 from 12pm - 4pm
Personal, interpersonal, family, and job-related problems can sometimes render an otherwise well-adjusted person completely off balance emotionally. They can rob you of your peace of mind, awaken you in the middle of the night, and literally wreck your health. Yet, with professional help, most self-defeating attitudes and negative behavior patterns can be overcome in a reasonably short period of time. Join us for a free depression screening offered by staff from Psychological Services of St. Augustine, Inc.
Thursday, December 12 @ 11am
Deborah Spiller, the illustrator of Snowball: The Bear Who Saved Christmas, will be visiting the Main Library for a special book reading and signing event. The book is a colorful romp in the cold tundra, where young Snowball the bear rescues Santa and his elves in time for their Christmas Eve flight.
Monday, December 23 @ 5:30pm
Can't wait for Santa to be here? Join us at the library for a Christmas movie night. We're going to show a classic film with a PG or PG-13 rating. Please call the Main Library at 827-6940 for movie title. If you've been nice, we'll have plenty of snacks, courtesy of the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.
Thursdays, December 12 & 19 @ 4pm
Join us after school for a cinematic event. We'll show a new release with a G or PG rating, so it's fun for the whole family. Please call the Main Library at 827-6940 for movie title and rating. We have plenty of pillow seating and serve free, organic popcorn, courtesy of Diane's Natural Food Market.
Tuesday, December 10 @ 3pm
Do you have an iPad but find yourself asking questions such as: What apps would work for me? How do I run updates? Or, does my iPad have a camera? Join David Penney for a hands-on iPad workshop where these questions, and more, will be answered. Bring your iPad and follow along as David goes through most of the capabilities of the iPad, the Apple Cloud, and iTunes synchronization. Library cardholders may call 827-6940 to sign up for this free technology workshop.
Thursday, December 19 @ 11am
Children and caregivers are invited to a special visit with local author, Mary Jane Hayes. Vegetables come in many shapes, colors, and forms and they are all delicious and nutritious. Explore all those veggies from A to Z with us. Check out some of the amazing books we have about vegetables.
Saturday, December 21 @ 10am
eBooks are about content while tree books are about formatting. We’ll look at why an eBook writer can forget pages, font styles, and most layout problems while living a happier life and spending more time writing. John Simmons will discuss how authors should prepare texts for eBooks, and what makes them so different from a tree book. After an award-winning, 25-year career in broadcast journalism, John has turned his talents to the eBook industry where his new business is to convert manuscripts into a format ready to be used by all eBook publishers. 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.
Thursday, December 19 @ 10am
What would safer, cheaper, more effective health care mean for your family? Learn how to make over your medicine cabinet by replacing over-the-counter medicines and other drugs with pure, plant-based medicine--also known as essential oils. Discover how to take charge of your health care with these self-directed, medicinal oils that you can utilize every day to improve your body's chemistry and natural defenses. Presented by Green Smoothie Girl Health Coach, Charlene Kitht, Naturopath. Please call Charlene @ 305-6311 to register for this free class. Check out some of our essential oil books to learn more.
Fridays, December 6, 13, 20, & 27 @ 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.