Tuesday, July 16 @ 6:30pm
Wear your PJs to this special session of our regular Wednesday storytime where we do storytime backwards. Arts and crafts come first and then we will wind down with some favorite stories. This is a family program that is suitable for all young children.
Let's "Dig Into Reading." Parents, please note that this is the same storytime we will be doing on Wednesday, July 17.
Tuesday, July 30 @ 2 pm
Do you have what it takes to beat our Southeast Gaming Grand Master? Practice your Super Mario Bros. skills during the month of July in our Galaxy Game Room and then come to the Super Mario Bros. tournament for a chance to beat our Grand Master. Pizza and prizes will be provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.
Saturday, July 20 @ 2pm
Come out for the next installment of our Teen Makerspaces series when we pull out sewing machines and turn old clothes and fabric scraps into snazzy tablet and cell phone cases, purses, and more. Makerspaces programs are geared toward teen and tween guys and gals who are interested in learning how to create, using their minds and their hands.
Tuesday, July 9 @ 2pm
Calling all teen artists, poets, and scholars: come share your drawings, sketches, poems, stories... anything. We will meet in the Teen Lounge and share our art and the art of others. Don't forget to bring your mug - hot chocolate, apple cider, and tea will be provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.
Do you have old, musty books laying around? Bring them in for our book art project, where we'll use the pages of old books to craft some totally cool... well, art.
Wednesday, July 3 @ 2pm
Swimming is a popular summer activity and The American Red Cross encourages everyone to learn how to stay safe at the beach and the pool. Join us for an informative program on how to enjoy water activities safely.
Saturday, June 15 from 10 am - 4 pm
The Friends of the Southeast Library will be holding a one-day only book sale in the Library Lobby. Tables of books will be available, including many new & popular fiction titles. The FOLSE Bookstore will be open during the same hours with the same low prices.
Wednesday, July 31 @ 2 pm
Aarrgh ye ready, landlubbers? It’s time to set sail for adventure with Captain Kristine and First Mate Alex! Turn in your completed reading log and be transformed into a pirate – you’ll even get a new pirate name! Then help the Captain and First Mate tell a classic fairytale story (all wrong, of course). The treasure map in the story will lead you to the treasure and the special guests that hold it!
Parents, please note that this program will take place (mostly) outside and that your child will get wet. Appropriate swimwear and cover-ups are permitted; shoes are required.
This program for school-aged children is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.
Wednesday, July 24 @ 2pm
Join Steve on a journey back to Old Florida as he tells stories of his childhood and shares real Florida history. See and touch actual artifacts, taste real beef jerky, and become part of the story as he brings his stories to life. This program for school-aged children is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library and is part of the Viva Florida 500 celebration.
Wednesday, July 17 @ 2pm
Did you ever wonder how archaeologists find sites? Excavate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to find out. Dig up the past and learn about real tools, fieldwork, and archaeological sites through hands-on activities. This program for school-aged children is sponsored and hosted by the Florida Public Archaeology Network and is part of the Viva Florida 500 celebration.
Wednesday, July 10 @ 2pm
Join bat advocate, Marcia Daniels, as she teaches us about the amazing bats found in our area, and why they need our help. Bats are amazing bug eaters with important roles to play in our local ecosystem. Discover the wonderful world of bats through this interactive family program. View and listen to bats as they emerge from local bat houses. We'll even have a BATastic craft to reminds us that bats are really our friends. This free program is sponsored in partnership with the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.