Main Library

Baby Time

Thursday, October 2 @ 10:15am

Baby Time is a special storytime program designed for babies from 0-12 months of age. It is a lapsit program that features songs, action rhymes, fingerplays, and more for you and your baby. Come join the circle in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room.

 

Toddler Time

Thursday, October 2 @ 11am

Toddler Time is a storytime program designed for children ages 1-3 years of age.  Join Mr. Andy and Mrs. Marcia in The Large Meeting Room for singing, dancing, and stories. There are two Toddler Times each Thursday. The first one is at 11am, with a repeat performance at 11:30am. If you can't make one, then try the other. See you there.

 

Family Film Series

movie nightThursday, October 2 @ 4pm

The Family Film Series continues every first Thursday at Main. This month's film spends a year in the life of a family of bears. Watch as the two young cubs learn valuable life lessons from their mother. Rated G. Brought to you by the Friends of Main Library St. Augustine. Free popcorn while supplies last.

 

Brainmatter Now!

Brainmatter NowThroughout the month of October, you're invited to check out our Brain Quiz Corner display at the Main Library. Each week there will be a new quiz with questions on stress and the relation to the brain/mind. One winner will be drawn from the correct quizzes for the week, with the possibility of winning Publix gift cards, gift cards for the Mainly Books Bookstore, or a Planet Fitness black card membership.

 

Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

Foreclosure PreventionMonday, October 6 @ 1:30pm

Are you behind on your mortgage or struggling to make your housing payments? This informative workshop, put on by the St. Johns Housing Partnership, will explain some of the government programs available to you and how they can help. The St. Johns Housing Partnership is a HUD approved, non-profit agency located in St. Johns County. Call 819-1266 to reserve your seat.

 

Needlework with Friends

Needlework with FriendsMonday, October 6 @ 1:30pm

Bring your projects -- knit, crochet, needlepoint, or cross stitch and share your love of needlecrafts. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. For more information, contact FOL President, Toni Siriani, or contact the library at 827-6940.

 

Gentle Stretching with Lenore

Gentle Stretching with LenoreTuesday, October 7 @ 10:30am

Yoga, which includes gentle stretching, is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Join us for a free hour of yoga with Miss Lenore. Registration is not required. Wear loose clothing and bring your yoga mat, if you have one. For more information, call the library at 827-6940.

 

Pre-K Story Time

Tuesday, October 7 @ 11am

Pre-K Story Time is designed for children ages 4-5 years old and includes stories, music, and crafting. Join Mr. Andy and Mrs. Marcia and all of your friends in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room for learning, laughter, and fun.

 

iPad User Group

iPad User GroupWednesday, October 8 @ 11am

Come join your fellow iPad users in this informal user group. Bring your favorite tip or app to share with attendees as well as some questions to pose to the group. Space is limited and sign-ups are required. Call the library at 827-6940 to register. Don't forget to bring your iPad!

 

Red Cross Hurricane Safety For Kids

Wednesday October 8 @ 4pm

Our local Red Cross Team will provide an interactive event for kids focusing on hurricane safety. Kids will learn how to prepare for a hurricane and how to help their families respond to a hurricane situation. Our Red Cross events are always informative AND fun. Sponsored by the Friends of Main Library St. Augustine. Reservations are not required.

 

Hypnosis for Relaxation

Dr. Chris BeverlyWednesday, October 8 @ 6pm

Want to get away and relax but can’t find the time? For a limited time, the Main Library will host free hypnosis sessions for relaxation and rejuvenation to prepare you for the holiday season. After attending our first session, you’ll leave feeling rested and ready to conquer the world.

Dr. Chris Beverly will explain the nature and benefits of using hypnosis for relaxation before leading participants through a guided hypnosis session. Dr. Beverly is a Certified Hypnotist and graduate of the Omni Hypnosis Center. To attend the Hypnosis for Relaxation Session, participants must be:

  • at least 18 years of age, or
  • at least 15 years of age and accompanied by a legal guardian.

 

Baby Time

Thursday, October 9 @ 10:15am

Baby Time is a special storytime program designed for babies from 0-12 months of age. It is a lapsit program that features songs, action rhymes, fingerplays, and more for you and your baby. Come join the circle in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room.

 

After School Gaming

gamersThursday, October 9 @ 3pm

Join us every second and fourth Thursday in the large meeting room for after school gaming. Challenge your friends on our Wii, Playstation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360 game sessions. For ages 6-16. Everyone gets a chance to play. Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.

 

Toddler Time

Thursday, October 9 @ 11am

Toddler Time is a storytime program designed for children ages 1-3 years of age.  Join Mr. Andy and Mrs. Marcia in The Large Meeting Room for singing, dancing, and stories. There are two Toddler Times each Thursday. The first one is at 11am with a repeat performance at 11:30am. If you can't make one, then try the other. See you there.

 

De-stress with Stress-Relieving Stretches

De-stress with Stress-Relieving StretchesFriday, October 10 @ 10:30am

This free class emphasizes stretching, coordination of breath with movement, and attention to alignment. The class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility. Stretching is great for those who are experiencing joint sensitivity, or overall stiffness. Wear loose clothing, bring a towel & mat. Presented by yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.

 

Literary Lions: Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

Remarkable CreaturesSaturday, October 11 @ 10:30am

From the moment she's struck by lightning as a baby, it is clear that Mary Anning is marked for greatness. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, she learns that she has "the eye"--and finds what no one else can see. When Mary uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious fathers on edge, the townspeople to vicious gossip, and the scientific world alight. In an arena dominated by men, however, Mary is barred from the academic community; as a young woman with unusual interests she is suspected of sinful behavior. And when she falls in love, it is with an impossible man. Luckily, Mary finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a recent exile from London, who also loves scouring the beaches. Their relationship strikes a delicate balance between fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and barely suppressed envy. Ultimately, in the struggle to be recognized in the wider world, Mary and Elizabeth discover that friendship is their greatest ally. Reserve it.

 

Shimmychic Fitness

Monday, October 13 @ 6:30 pm

Shimmy Chic Fitness is a fun and energetic workout program based on the ancient art of bellydance – but with a modern twist! The class provides both calorie-burning cardio and muscle-toning moves, along with increased flexibility and grace. Join certified instructor Liz Rizzolo for a FREE introductory class!

Gentle Stretching with Lenore

Gentle Stretching with LenoreTuesday, October 14 @ 10:30am

Yoga, which includes gentle stretching, is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Join us for a free hour of yoga with Miss Lenore. Registration is not required. Wear loose clothing and bring your yoga mat, if you have one. For more information, call the library at 827-6940.

 

 

Pre-K Story Time

Tuesday, October 14 @ 11am

Pre-K Story Time is designed for children ages 4-5 years old and includes stories, music, and crafting. Join Mr. Andy and Mrs. Marcia and all of your friends in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room for learning, laughter, and fun.

 

Silent Peace Meditation

Silent Peace MeditationTuesday, October 14 @ 7pm

Meditation teacher, Kathleen Roberts, will open the group with a short breathing exercise and lead us into a silent meditation, where the participants will think peace. Ms. Roberts has been leading meditation and psychic development groups for over 10 years. Any questions, call Kathleen at 669-1085. Come join us in sending peace to the world.

 

Brown Bag Lunch: Fall Into Flower Arranging

Friends of the Main Library St. AugustineWednesday, October 15 @ 12:30pm

Dottie Hudson, president of the Gaillardia Circle of the Garden Club of St. Augustine, will demonstrate how to make a Fall flower arrangement. Learn about what plants are best to use in lasting flower designs and how to include decorative items to add interest. For more information, email Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine president, Toni Siriani, or call the library at 827-6940.

 

Essential Oils 101

Essential OilsWednesday, October 15 @ 6:30pm

Have you ever heard of essential oils? Are you looking for ways to keep yourself and your family healthier this flu season? Join Ashley, a mom and birth doula, as she shares the basics of essential oils, along with some oily tips and tricks she's learned along the way. From seed to seal, they are essential for a natural, healthy lifestyle.

 

Baby Time

Thursday, October 16 @ 10:15am

Baby Time is a special storytime program designed for babies from 0-12 months of age. It is a lapsit program that features songs, action rhymes, fingerplays, and more for you and your baby. Come join the circle in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room.

 

Toddler Time

Thursday, October 16 @ 11am

Toddler Time is a storytime program designed for children ages 1-3 years of age.  Join Mr. Andy and Mrs. Marcia in The Large Meeting Room for singing, dancing, and stories. There are two Toddler Times each Thursday. The first one is at 11am with a repeat performance at 11:30am. If you can't make one, then try the other. See you there.

 

Main-iac Science Labs

Thursday, October 16 @ 4pm

Join The Main-iacs as they explore the world of science with hands on experiments.  Main-iac Labs meets every third Thursday so grab your lab coat and join Mr. Andy and Mrs. Marcia for some scientific fun! Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.

 

Adult Bingo for Books

Bingo for booksThursday, October 16 @ 3pm

Do you love free books and playing B-I-N-G-O? Come on out to the library, make new friends or bring old friends along, and win adult fiction and non-fiction books. Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one book. Book prizes are generously donated by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. Everyone is welcome and it's free.

 

Florida Writers Association: From Manuscript to Marketplace

Florida Writers AssociationSaturday, October 18 @ 10am

The craft of writing and the marketing of novels will be the basis for Jacksonville writer Ron Whittington’s presentation. He will discuss his transition from public relations writer to novelist, the craft of writing, and how what he learned can help other writers. Once the book is completed, the marketplace comes next and he will discuss how he used his marketing and public relations background to help successfully market his books, the pitfalls and challenges of competing for sales, and how to stay ahead in the changing environment of book publishing. This meeting is sponsored by the FWA/ACC and the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. All book sales benefit the Friends of the Library. Doors open at 10am. All meetings are free and open to the public.

 

Needlework with Friends

Needlework with FriendsMonday, October 20 @ 1:30pm

Bring your projects -- knit, crochet, needlepoint, or cross stitch, and share your love of needlecrafts. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. For more information, contact FOL President, Toni Siriani, or contact the library at 827-6940.

 

Gentle Stretching with Lenore

Gentle Stretching with LenoreTuesday, October 21 @ 10:30am

Yoga, which includes gentle stretching, is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Join us for a free hour of yoga with Miss Lenore. Registration is not required. Wear loose clothing and bring your yoga mat, if you have one. For more information, call the library at 827-6940.

 

Pre-K Story Time

Tuesday, October 21 @ 11am

Pre-K Story Time is designed for children ages 4-5 years old and includes stories, music, and crafting. Join Mr. Andy and Mrs. Marcia and all of your friends in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room for learning, laughter, and fun.

 

Brainmatter Now!

Brainmatter NowTuesday, October 21 @ 6pm

Electrolytes & Attention: Do you have enough? Come watch an episode of a popular television show that delves into why the brain does what it does. And don't miss our Brain Quiz Corner display. Each week there will be a new quiz with questions on stress and the relation to the brain/mind. One winner will be drawn from the correct quizzes for the week, with the possibility of winning Publix gift cards, gift cards for the Mainly Books Bookstore, or a Planet Fitness black card membership.

 

Brainmatter Now!

Brainmatter NowWednesday, October 22 @ 6pm

Electrolytes & Attention: Do you have enough? Come watch an episode of a popular television show that delves into why the brain does what it does. And don't miss our Brain Quiz Corner display. Each week there will be a new quiz with questions on stress and the relation to the brain/mind. One winner will be drawn from the correct quizzes for the week, with the possibility of winning Publix gift cards, gift cards for the Mainly Books Bookstore, or a Planet Fitness black card membership.

 

Baby Time

Thursday, October 23 @ 10:15am

Baby Time is a special storytime program designed for babies from 0-12 months of age. It is a lapsit program that features songs, action rhymes, fingerplays, and more for you and your baby. Come join the circle in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room.

 

After School Gaming

gamersThursday, October 23 @ 3pm

Join us every second and fourth Thursday in the large meeting room for after school gaming. Challenge your friends on our Wii, Playstation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360 game sessions. For ages 6-16. Everyone gets a chance to play. Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.

 

Toddler Time

Thursday, October 23 @ 11am

Toddler Time is a storytime program designed for children ages 1-3 years of age.  Join Mr. Andy and Mrs. Marcia in The Large Meeting Room for singing, dancing, and stories. There are two Toddler Times each Thursday. The first one is at 11am with a repeat performance at 11:30am. If you can't make one, then try the other. See you there.

 

J.A.A.M. (Japanese Anime At Main)

JAAMMonday, October 27 @ 5pm

Our Japanese Anime At Main club is having their annual Halloween Party where we will be screening a special Halloween short film. Teens, tweens, and young twenty-somethings are invited to join us. Please come in costume. We'll have Halloween snacks provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

 

Pre-K Story Time

Tuesday, October 28 @ 11am

Pre-K Story Time is designed for children ages 4-5 years old and includes stories, music, and crafting. Join Mr. Andy and Mrs. Marcia and all of your friends in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room for learning, laughter, and fun.

 

Halloween Carnival

Tuesday October 28 @ 6pm

It's the annual Main Library Halloween Carnival! This year's carnival will run from 6pm to 7:30pm and will be held inside the new Caldecott Children's Room. There will be carnival-style games, photo booths, Scooby Doo Theatre, a trick or treat trail and magic shows by Mark Alan. Every kid will get a prize bag to fill with loot and costumes are highly encouraged. Come show off your costume and hang out with your friends at the carnival! Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine. Volunteer support provided by the Friends of Main Library St. Augustine and students from the St. Augustine High School Teaching Academy. 

 

Baby Time

Thursday, October 30 @ 10:15am

Baby Time is a special storytime program designed for babies from 0-12 months of age. It is a lapsit program that features songs, action rhymes, fingerplays, and more for you and your baby. Come join the circle in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room.

Toddler Time

Thursday, October 30 @ 11am

Toddler Time is a storytime program designed for children ages 1-3 years of age.  Join Mr. Andy and Mrs. Marcia in The Large Meeting Room for singing, dancing, and stories. There are two Toddler Times each Thursday. The first one is at 11am with a repeat performance at 11:30am. If you can't make one, then try the other. See you there.

 

Family Film Series: Creature Feature

moviesThursday, October 30 @ 4pm

This special edition of The Family Film Series celebrates Halloween with the newest family friendly creature feature. Woody, Buzz and the gang are in for a fright this time around. Do you dare see what lurks in the toy chest tonight? Brought to you by the Friends of Main Library St. Augustine. Free popcorn while supplies last.

 

Shimmy Chic Fitness

Shimmy ChicMonday, November 3 @ 6:30 pm

Shimmy Chic Fitness is a fun and energetic workout program based on the ancient art of bellydance – but with a modern twist! The class provides both calorie-burning cardio and muscle-toning moves, along with increased flexibility and grace.
Join certified instructor Liz Rizzolo for a FREE introductory class!

 

Silent Peace Meditation

Silent Peace MeditationWednesday, November 19 @ 7pm

Meditation teacher, Kathleen Roberts, will open the group with a short breathing exercise and lead us into a silent meditation, where the participants will think peace. Ms. Roberts has been leading meditation and psychic development groups for over 10 years. Any questions, call Kathleen at 669-1085. Come join us in sending peace to the world.

 

Hours
Mon. - Wed. 10am - 8pm
Thurs. - Fri. 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday : Closed

Contact
Valerie Peischel, Branch Manager
Andy Calvert, Youth Services
Amy Ackerman, Reference
Richard Steinmeyer, Circulation
Telephone: (904) 827-6940
Fax: (904) 827-6945
Email: libm@sjcfl.us*

Location
1960 North Ponce de Leon Blvd.
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
Click here for Map and Directions

Friends of the Library of St. Johns County
President: Toni Siriani
Toni825@hotmail.com

Main Friends Application

 

Meeting Room & Equipment Information:
Both the Large Meeting Room & Small Conference Room can be reserved. Please click here for more information & download the PDF Application.

*Under Florida law, e-mail address are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead please contact via phone or in writing.

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