Saturday, July 12 @ 2pm
Calling all teen artists, poets, and scholars: Share your work, meet new friends, and hang out in our Teen Lounge. Bring your mug and we'll fill it up with hot chocolate, tea, or decaf coffee courtesy of the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.
Thursday, June 12 from 2pm - 5pm
Is it scientifically possible to be frozen in Florida in June? All rising 6th - 12th graders are invited to join us to kick off this year's Teen Summer Reading Program, Spark a Reaction, with a throwback to childhood. Enjoy old-school fun such as snow cones, bubbles, board games, chalk art, the new Disney movie starring Olaf the snowman, and so much more. Vote on your favorite childhood book that will become a display in our Children's Department. Devour pizza, sodas, and snow cones with your friends and pick up your Teen Summer Reading Program bookmark reviews to win free teen books this summer. Thank you to our Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring this event.
June 16 - August 2
We encourage all rising 6th-12th graders to stop by the Reference Desk to pick up reading bookmark reviews and participate in our Summer Reading Program which begins on June 16. Read whatever you like, write a short review for each book, and turn them in at the Reference Desk. All reviews will be entered into a weekly raffle for free teen fiction books from our prize cart. With your permission on the bookmark, your reviews may be posted to our library's website. At the end of the summer, three grand prize winners will each receive a gift certificate to The Bookmark, a great used book store in Neptune Beach. All prizes are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
Monday, March 9 @ 6pm
Adults and teens (age 14+) are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Can’t come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop off completed blankets and any yarn you’d like to donate during regular library hours.
Saturday, June 28 @ 2pm
Calling all teen artists, poets, and scholars...it's finally summer! Pick up your summer reading log and talk with other teens about the books you plan to read this summer. Bring your drawings, poems, short stories, or anything else you want to share with this talented group of teens. Don't forget your mug - coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will be provided.
Tuesday, June 24 @ 6pm
Microwave cooking at its easiest. Learn to make tasty meals and snacks in a coffee mug at this mini-series spinoff of our popular Teen Survival Cooking. Teens (Ages 11-18) are welcome to this program, sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.
Saturday, June 14 @ 12pm
Explore creative writing with the author of the Hungry Ghost books. Flagler Beach author, Becky Pourchot, returns to Southeast to share some creative exercises, group activities, and BBQ. Teens, ages 11-18, are welcome to bring their own stories and poems to share. Lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. Registration is required. Please call 827-6900 to register for this free program.
The Teen Financial Literacy program tomorrow at Southeast has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 30 from 10am-3pm. To register, please call 827-6900. Otherwise, Bartram Trail and Ponte Vedra still have space for their programs, which are Saturday, June 14 @ PV and Saturday, June 21 @ BT.
Saturday, June 14 @ 10am to 3pm
Are you starting your first job, graduating from high school, or heading off to college? Whatever the reason, every teen needs to learn how to manage money. The St. Johns River Chapter of Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and SJCPLS are teaming up to offer this full day (10am to 3pm) workshop to teens age 15-20. Subjects covered will be budgeting, saving, personal investing, using credit wisely, avoiding identity theft and more. Class size is limited so call us at 827-6950 or stop by the Reference Desk to register. This workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and lunch will be provided.
Saturday, May 17 @ 2pm
Calling all teen artists, poets, and scholars... hang out with Mr. Jim from All American Martial Arts and learn how board breaking = better grades. Bring your drawings, poems, short stories, or anything else you want to share with this talented group of teens. Don't forget your mug - coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will be provided.