Monday, November 4 @ 10:30am
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. Yoga can be a part of your changing lifestyle. First timers are very welcome. Experience yoga with respect and gentleness in a comfortable environment. Presented by yoga instructor, Marlene Pitts.
Saturday, April 12 @ 10:30am
In 1903, a young Scotswoman named Mary Mackenzie sets sail for China to marry her betrothed, a military attache in Peking. But soon after her arrival, Mary falls into an adulterous affair with a young Japanese nobleman, scandalizing the British community. Casting her out of the European community, her compatriots tear her away from her small daughter. A woman abandoned and alone, Mary learns to survive over forty tumultuous years in Asia, including two world wars and the cataclysmic Tokyo earthquake of 1923.
Saturday, March 8 @ 10:30am
A phenomenal #1 bestseller, this memoir traces Maya Angelou's childhood in a small, rural community during the 1930s. Filled with images and recollections that point to the dignity and courage of black men and women, Angelou paints a sometimes disquieting, but always affecting picture of the people--and the times--that touched her life.
Saturday, January 11 @ 10:30am
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. The sweeping story that emerges is a rugged Florida history featuring a memorable cast of crusty, indomitable Crackers battling wild animals, rustlers, Confederate deserters, mosquitoes, starvation, hurricanes, and freezes to carve a kingdom out of the swamp.
Saturday, December 14 @ 10:30am
Utina, Florida, is a small, down-at-the-heels, southern town. Once enlivened by the trade in Palm Sunday palms and moonshine, Utina hasn't seen economic growth in decades, and no family is more emblematic of the local reality than the Bravos. Deserted by the patriarch years ago, the Bravos are held together in equal measure by love, unspoken blame, and tenuously brokered truces. Little do any of them know that Utina is about to meet the tide of development that has already engulfed the rest of Northeast Florida.
Saturday, November 9 @ 10:30am
Cambridge archaeologist Sarah Weston makes an unusual discovery—a sealed tomb with inscriptions in an obscure dialect. Along with her colleague, American anthropologist Daniel Madigan, she tries to identify the entombed man and translate the inscriptions. What they uncover leads to a deadly conspiracy to keep the secret buried in order to promote technological advances presently leading toward the prophesied end of the Earth.
Wednesday, October 23 from 10am - 3pm
Worksource has partnered with the Main Library to offer job seeker services to the public. We're happy to help with registration in EmployFlorida.com, online job searching, resume assistance, interview coaching, referrals to other agencies, Worksource staff assistance, and more. We want you to get the job of your dreams. Click here for more information about Worksource.
Wednesday, October 30 @ 11am, 1:15pm, 3pm, & 6pm
Halloween is quickly approaching, and movie enthusiasts are invited to join us for a series of a classic Halloween films. The selected movies are geared for an adult audience, with a rating of PG-13 or R. Please call the Main Library at 827-6940 for movie titles & ratings. Enjoy popcorn from the Friends of the Library.
Tuesday, October 29 from 5 - 7:30pm
Bring your little ghosts, pumpkins, and goblins to our Halloween Carnival and Costume Parade at the Main Library. Fun and exciting events are planned for the entire family in a safe environment. Enjoy magic shows & shadow puppet theatre. Children can win candy and prizes at game booths, and take part in a costume parade. This free event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.
Wednesday, October 16 @ 12:30pm
To celebrate Viva Florida 500, the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County invite you to this entertaining and informative presentation by Sandra Parks chronicling the activities of her late husband, Stetson Kennedy. There are many exciting and dangerous events during Kennedy's "life of purpose," which drew attention to the issues of the times. Please bring a brown bag lunch, and join us for this special program. Light refreshments will be served.