Ponte Vedra Branch

Book Talk Cafe: Author Jamie Rousch Pearce

Viva Florida 500

Monday, October 21 @ 6:30pm

This month's Book Talk Cafe features Jamie Rousch Pearce, author of Historic Haunts Florida. Please join us for a fascinating journey into the paranormal and learn about some of Florida's most haunted and historic sites. Everyone is welcome and it's free. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

Dr. Gerson Yessin Music Series

Tuesday, October 22 @ 6:30pm

MusicThe Vivace Trio, with Carolyn Snyder Menke, flute, Gia Sastre, flute, and Lynne Radcliffe, piano, will give the first concert of the Friends of the Library music series for the 2013/14 season. 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.


Adventures in Art

Art

Tuesday, October 8 @ 2pm

Chef Andrea Rosenblatt, presents "Tea with the Impressionists." Seating is limited so please call 285-1114 to make a reservation. This program is made possible by FOCUS Cummer and the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


Un-Scary Halloween Party for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Halloween Teen CraftThursday, October 10 @ 10:15am

Join us for our 5th annual "Un-Scary" Halloween Party and enjoy games, crafts, dancing, non-food prizes, a costume parade through the library, and more. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. PLEASE NOTE:  Bring your own camera to take pictures of your child(ren) at our "Pun-Kin Pictures" station. Call 827-6950 for more details. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and supported by volunteers from First Southern Bank of Ponte Vedra, Bird Island Park of Ponte Vedra, and our library's volunteers!

 

Viva Florida 500 Family Storytime: Featuring Park Ranger and guest reader Tonya!

Viva Florida 500Tuesday, September 24 @ 11am 
Florida State Park Ranger Tonya will join Ms. Anne for a special storytime in celebration of "September is Literacy Month" and Viva Florida 500.  This fun storytime event will feature nature-themed and autumn books and include a nature walk outdoors after storytime in beautiful Bird Island Park located behind the library!

 

Book Talk Café: Author Melanie Neale

Boot Talk Cafe

Monday, September 16 @ 6:30pm

This popular author series features regional author Melanie Neale, who will discuss her memoir, Boat Girl, describing her experiences growing up aboard a 47' sailboat. Everyone is welcome and it's free. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

National Library Card Sign-Up Month: Celebrate at Storytime

old booksTuesday, September 3 @ 10:15am (Just for Babies) & 11am (Family Storytime)

Kick off the fall session of storytimes and celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month with Ms. Anne's favorite stories. Every child with a St. Johns County Public Library card gets a special sticker. Don't have a library card? Now is the perfect time to get one. After Family Storytime, we'll celebrate loving our library by creating chalk-art outside, near Bird Island Park. Join us.

 

Celebrate International Peace Day at Family Storytime

peace day Tuesday, September 17 @ 11am

Celebrate International Peace Day at Family Storytime with stories celebrating peace and diversity with a special dreamcatcher craft afterwards. The dreamcatcher craft comes in a bag so you can catch Nemours BrightStart who will be here to give free early literacy screenings for ages 3 - 5.

 

National Library Card Sign-Up Month: Celebrate with the Bookmobile

bookmobileSaturday, September 28 @ 1pm

Have you ever visited the St. Johns County Bookmobile? If not, now is the time. The Bookmobile will be parked near the front doors of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and will be available for patrons of all ages to tour and check out materials. Your SJCPLS library card works in the library and the Bookmobile. If you don't have a card yet, you can sign up for one on the Bookmobile. Be sure to join Ms. Anne for a special bookmark craft. Adding to the fun at the library is the last day of the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library's Book Sale - Bag Day - at which you can purchase a bag for $8 and load up with as many books as you like - the proceeds go to the library.

 

Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 - 5

storytimeTuesday, September 17 from 10am - 12:30pm
Children 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 lay and what you can do to help them improve in any other areas before they start school.

 

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