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.
Tuesday, January 7 @ 6:30pm
Are you interested in learning how to start and own a home-based business? Do you want to become your own boss? Join Brett Hancock for some basic information and tips on setting up your own profitable home-based company. No hype - no glory - just the TRUTH! Check out some of our home-based business books today!
Wednesday, January 29 @ 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.
Friday, February 7 @ 11am
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.
Every Thursday in January
We invite you to join us each week for all the laughs of storytime. We'll share some of our favorite books, sing songs, play music, tell interactive stories, make crafts, and have lots of fun. Themes for January include: Winter, Teddy Bears, Colors, I Love Books!, and Counting.
Baby Time 10:15am: A gentle lapsit program with action rhymes, fingerplays, and first books for babies. For pre-walkers only, please.
Toddler Time 11am: We'll sing, we'll dance, and share our excitement for books and learning at the library. Don't be shy and bring your dancing shoes.
Preschool Storytime 11:30am: "Big Kids" get a storytime of their own, including longer stories, a variety of early literacy concepts, listening, and pre-classroom skills. Perfect for 3-5 year olds.
Thursday, January 16 @ 4pm
Join us after school for a hands-on, minds-on science program and work closely with our very own mad scientists from the Children's Department. Explore a variety of science topics through fun experiments, activities, and lively discussions. All materials for experiments are provided. If you can't make it to the science lab, check out our amazing science project books.
Thursday, January 23 & 30 from 3pm - 5pm
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.