Ponte Vedra Branch
Saturday, March 14 @ 2pm
Do you love the "Outlander" series based on Diana Gabaldon's books or just love Scotland? Whether a Highlander or an Outlander, join us for a celebration of all things Scottish! We'll have Scottish Country Dancing, Bagpiping, Scottish refreshments, and "Outlander" raffle prizes. Everyone is welcome and it's free! This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
Monday, March 2 @ 3 pm
Join us for a Great Books Discussion. The group meets monthly and the books to be discussed are from the 1st Series of the Great Books Reading & Discussion Program, Conscience by Immanuel Kant and Alienated Labour by Karl Marx. We welcome all interested readers. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
Tuesday, February 10 @ 6:30pm
Underwater archaeologist, Joseph W. Zarzynski, was a student of Rod Serling when the Hollywood luminary taught at Ithaca College in upstate New York. He will present a special talk examining Serling’s literary incursions into
“The Maritime Zone”. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
Saturday, March 21 @ 2pm
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants (Cathy and Marilyn, members of the Garden Club of St. Augustine) are coming to your library to help you discover the meaning behind flowers, how they can come together in beautiful arrangements, with "Downton Abbey" as the inspiration! If you wish, buy raffle tickets from the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library to win the arrangements the Sisterhood creates. The raffle proceeds help sponsor this event. Doors will open at 1:30pm and light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
Wednesday, February 11 @ 6:30pm
Author of Category 5 and historian, Thomas Neil Knowles, will examine the 1935 Labor Day hurricane, which caused the death of more than 400 people in the Keys alone and destroyed the Florida East Coast Railway's Key West Extension. Knowles will describe what daily life was like on the Keys and why so many Americans perished in the storm.
Wednesday, February 18 @ 6pm
Travel back to the 1920s and 30s to enjoy a sampling of cuisine inspired by a Florida East Coast Railway dining car menu. Dining aboard the Florida East Coast Railway was lush and renowned. Dining cars were of the latest design with attractive finishes and were manned by experienced stewards, chefs, and waiters. Kitchens were equipped with up-to-date appliances for the preparation and serving of meals. Dining car menus showed a wide variety from which to make a selection, and delicious foods, including the famous citrus fruits of Florida. This free culinary event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
Tuesday, February 24 @ 3pm
Last Train to Paradise is acclaimed novelist Les Standiford’s fast-paced and gripping true account of the extraordinary construction and spectacular demise of the Key West Railroad—one of the greatest engineering feats ever undertaken, destroyed in one fell swoop by the Labor Day hurricane of 1935. Join us for dessert and a lively discussion of the book.
Tuesday, February 10 from 5pm - 7:30pm
Held once a month on a Tuesday during the school year.
Teens (Ages 13 - 18 ONLY) are invited to join 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. In honor of Valentine's Day, we'll be watching an adaptation (PG-13) of John Green's book The Fault in Our Stars starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.
Wednesday, February 11 @ 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.