Ponte Vedra Branch

National Library Week - Musical Madness for Kids: Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra's String Quintet

MusicWednesday, April 15 @ 3 pm
Celebrate the National Library Week theme, "Unlimited Possibilities," afforded so richly through music! Youth Services Librarian (and former clarinetist!) Anne Crawford, the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, are partnering to invite Kindergartners - 5th graders and their caregivers to celebrate the magic that is music. The series continues in April with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra's String Quintet coming to perform for you and teach you all about their musical instruments. Come get a taste of the magical world of classical music!

Please note: the Musical Madness series is geared toward the elementary-aged child with Musical Storybooks (May 7 @ 11am) geared toward preschoolers. If you wish to bring younger children to any of these programs, please be mindful of the decorum expected for everyone's enjoyment. This special music series is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


National Library Week: Teen Movie Club

MovieTuesday, April 14 from 5pm - 7:30pm

Are there "unlimited possibilities" in making J.R.R. Tolkien's richly written, but very short The Hobbit into three separate films or not? Debate that and much more at our April Teen Movie Club! Teens (Ages 13 - 18 ONLY) are invited to celebrate National Library Week and its theme, "Unlimited Possibilities," by joining us at our new Movie Club featuring primarily book-to-movie adaptations! Bring your friends, chow down on pizza and sodas, and let us know if the movie lived up to the book. You don't have to read the book to come, but the books are all available in the library. We will be watching the newly released final 3rd chapter (PG-13) of The Hobbit written by J.R.R. Tolkien. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.


Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 - 5

Thursday, April 9 from 10am - 12:30pm 

childrenChildren ages 3 - 5 are invited to receive a free, 10-minute Early Literacy Screening at the library, courtesy of Nemours BrightStart. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis by a Nemours representative. Utilize this free screening to find out where your child's literacy strengths lie, and what you can do to help them improve in any other areas before they start school.


After-School Crafts with Teens

art programWednesday, April 8 @ 4pm

Children (Kindergarten - 5th grade), and their caregivers, are invited to make crafts with the teens of Nease High School's Arts in Motion Club. Materials are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. No registration is needed and it's free. Please Note: All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.


Teen Gaming Night

teen gamingWednesday, April 8 @ 5pm (2nd Wed. due to Early Voting!)

Teens (Ages 13-18) are invited to have fun with friends at the library. Play "E" and "T"-rated games on our PlayStation 3, Nintendo WiiU, Nintendo Wii, or X-Box 360 set up on three TVs for simultaneous playing. Don't worry about waiting for a turn - we'll have board games to play. Snacks will be provided. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and our friends at Sony. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.


Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library Book Sale - April 21-25

Friends of the LibraryTuesday, April 21  4:30pm - 7:30pm (Members Only)
Wednesday, April 22 
10am - 7:30pm
Thursday, April 23 
10am - 5:30pm
Friday, April 24
10am - 5:30pm
Saturday, April 25 
10am - 4pm (Bag Day)

The Community Room will be organized with an eclectic collection of wonderful books in excellent condition. The "Better Books Room" will have its share of volumes that any patron would be happy to own at reasonable prices. Tuesday's preview is open only to Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library members. This is your chance to get first choice of books. You can become a Friend of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library at Seymour's Book Store or at the event and membership begins at just $25. Wednesday through Saturday, the Book Sale will be open to the public. Saturday will once again be Bag Day, where each bag of books is $9. All proceeds go to support the Friends' Mission to make our library an outstanding educational, cultural, civic, and recreational center for the community.

Adult Bingo for Books

Bingo for BooksWednesday, April 29 @ 3:00pm
Win adult popular fiction and nonfiction books while having fun playing Bingo for free! All materials will be supplied by the library and everyone will go home with at least one free book.


Book Talk Cafe - Dr. Matthew Corrigan

Book TalkMonday, April 13 @ 6:30pm

This month's Book Talk Cafe will feature Dr. Matthew Corrigan, who will discuss his book, Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida. The book takes a detailed look at how Jeb Bush used enhanced constitutional powers and the force of his personality and intellect to enact significant conservative and political policy changes in Florida.  This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


Dr. Gerson Yessin Music Series

Tuesday, April 28 @ 6:30pm

MusicThis month's program will feature two pianists, mother and daughter, Dr. Eda Mazo-Shlyam, and Dr. Rose Shlyam Grace, who will present a four-hand, one piano program.  Everyone is welcome and it's free. Doors open at 6pm and seating is limited. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

Ponte Vedra Forum - John and Whitney Spinks

PV ForumTuesday, May 12 @ 6:30pm

John & Whitney Spinks
Featured on HGTV’s Flipping the Block, this couple will bring their hard-earned expertise and wealth of ideas to the library for a special presentation.  They will provide design and remodeling tips, and share behind-the-scenes secrets from Flipping the Block, as well as show off some of their favorite before and after photos.  This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


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