Thursday, December 11 @ 4pm
Mainiac Labs is branching out into new territory by participating in the world wide Hour of Code! Kids (Ages 4+), can explore a basic introduction to computer science and even learn basic programming skills using the Angry Birds platform. This one hour program is designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics. There will be a guided lesson followed by individual and group exploration. Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.
Saturday, January 17 @ 10am
This workshop compares the more structured approach of plotting before you write with what many consider the ultimate creative process of jumping in and uncovering the story as you write. Author Victor DiGenti will present many examples, testimonials, and even an alternate outlining scenario using fairy tales as a foundation. You'll leave this one-hour workshop with a newfound appreciation for the writing process. Participants will learn:
- The pros and cons of outlining
- The pros and cons of writing by the seat of your pants
- How to use both in your writing
- Using the "Fairy Tale" structure of outlining
This meeting is sponsored by the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association and the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. All book sales benefit the Friends of the Library. Doors open at 10am. All meetings are free and open to the public.
Saturday, December 20 @ 10am
The Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association is hosting a presentation by Sharon Buck, author and marketing expert. This workshop will cover:
- How to grab your viewer's attention immediately
- How to use your book trailer over and over again to increase your book sales
- Why animation works so well in a book trailer
- The one secret almost everyone overlooks in a book trailer
- How you can create your own book trailer.... for free!
This meeting is sponsored by the FWA/ACC and the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. All book sales benefit the Friends of the Library. All meetings are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, December 16 @ 10:30am
Yoga, which includes gentle stretching, is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Join us for a free hour of yoga with Miss Lenore. Registration is not required. Wear loose clothing and bring your yoga mat, if you have one. For more information, call the library at 827-6940.
Friday, December 12 @ 10:30am
This free class emphasizes stretching, coordination of breath with movement, and attention to alignment. The class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility. Stretching is great for those who are experiencing joint sensitivity, or overall stiffness. Wear loose clothing, bring a towel & mat. Presented by yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.
Wednesday, December 17 @ 12:30pm
International educator, Dr. Susan W. Herrera of St. Augustine, believes that hunger, inequality, and poverty could be reduced one small business at a time. Her Fair Trade store, Amistad, or "friendship", newly relocated to Anastasia Island, brings to market beautiful objects and jewelry made by artisans from around the world, helping to improve their lives. Join the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine for Dr. Herrera's presentation about Fair Trade and enjoy the opportunity to shop for gifts among the quality hand-crafted products she brings from her store. Amistad features decorative dinnerware and cups, clothing, jewelry, and art. Friends volunteers will gift-wrap purchases and a percentage of the sales will be donated to benefit the library. Patrons are welcome to bring their lunch. Beverages and snacks will be provided. Seating is limited.
Monday, December 15 @ 1:30pm
Bring your projects -- knit, crochet, needlepoint, or cross stitch and share your love of needlecrafts at the Main Library. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. For more information, contact FOL President, Toni Siriani, or contact the library at 827-6940.
Wednesday, December 10 @ 7pm
Meditation teacher, Kathleen Roberts, will open the group with a short breathing exercise and lead us into a silent meditation, where the participants will think peace. Ms. Roberts has been leading meditation and psychic development groups for over 10 years. Any questions, call Kathleen at 669-1085. Come join us in sending peace to the world.
Wednesday, December 10 @ 6pm
Want to get away and relax but can’t find the time? After attending our free one-hour hypnosis session, you’ll leave feeling rested and ready to conquer the world.
Dr. Chris Beverly will explain the nature and benefits of using hypnosis for relaxation before leading participants through a guided hypnosis session. Dr. Beverly is a Certified Hypnotist and graduate of the Omni Hypnosis Center.
To attend the Hypnosis for Relaxation Session, participants must be:
- at least 18 years of age, or
- at least 15 years of age and accompanied by a legal guardian.
Wednesday, December 10 @ 11am
Come join your fellow iPad users in this informal user group. Bring your favorite tip or app to share with attendees as well as some questions to pose to the group. Space is limited and sign-ups are required. Call the library at 827-6940 to register. Don't forget to bring your iPad!