Ponte Vedra Beach Branch

Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library Book Sale - April 21-25

Friends of the LibraryTuesday, April 21  4:30pm - 7:30pm (Members Only)
Wednesday, April 22 
10am - 7:30pm
Thursday, April 23 
10am - 5:30pm
Friday, April 24
10am - 5:30pm
Saturday, April 25 
10am - 4pm (Bag Day)

The Community Room will be organized with an eclectic collection of wonderful books in excellent condition. The "Better Books Room" will have its share of volumes that any patron would be happy to own at reasonable prices. Tuesday's preview is open only to Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library members. This is your chance to get first choice of books. You can become a Friend of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library at Seymour's Book Store or at the event and membership begins at just $25. Wednesday through Saturday, the Book Sale will be open to the public. Saturday will once again be Bag Day, where each bag of books is $9. All proceeds go to support the Friends' Mission to make our library an outstanding educational, cultural, civic, and recreational center for the community.


Ponte Vedra Beach Library Book Club

Tuesday, April 28 @ 3pm

Book ClubPlease join us as we discuss A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott. Everyone is welcome. For further information, please contact the Reference Department at 827-6950 or visit the Library's Reference Desk.

 


Dr. Gerson Yessin Music Series

Tuesday, April 28 @ 6:30pm

MusicThis month's program will feature two pianists, mother and daughter, Dr. Eda Mazo-Shlyam, and Dr. Rose Shlyam Grace, who will present a four-hand, one piano program.  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.


Adult Bingo for Books

Bingo for BooksWednesday, April 29 @ 3:00pm
Win adult popular fiction and nonfiction books while having fun playing Bingo for free! All materials will be supplied by the library and everyone will go home with at least one free book.

 

LEGO Club for Tweens

Wednesday, April 29 from 3pm - 4:30pm (held the 4th Wed. due to the Book Sale!)

LegoTweens in 4th - 7th grades (ages 9 - 13) are invited to the library for an afternoon of building with Legos and hanging out! No registration is necessary and it's free. Thanks to our Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for providing the Legos for this very special program just for Tweens, including our pink Legos. Tween girl Lego lovers, we want you to join our club, too. All young LEGO lovers, please enjoy our brand-new LEGO table in the Children's Department, purchased by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, so that this special program may just be for the Tweens!

 

Wi$e Money Week: Adult Financial Planning Workshops

Adult Financial Planning WorkshopsWednesday, April 29  @ 4pm - 7:30pm
The St. Johns County Public Library System and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants are teaming up to celebrate Wi$e Money Week April 26 - May 2, 2015 by offering free financial planning workshops.

4:00pm - 5:30pm -  Estate Planning
6:00pm - 7:30pm -  Social Security

You may register for one or both of the workshops by contacting the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library at 827-6950.

 

 

"Just for Babies" and Family Storytimes

storytimeMs. Anne presents programs for little ones!

Just for Babies: 2nd and 4th Thursdays @10:15am; for babies up to 15 months and their caregivers. This infant lapsit is designed for one-on-one interaction between caregiver and baby. Families with babies and older siblings are encouraged to attend Family Storytime.

Family Storytime: Every Thursday @11am; for children 16 months to 5 years and their families, though no child will be turned away. For more information on system-wide library storytimes, please go here.

There will be no storytime programming on April 2 due to Early Voting and April 23 due to the Book Sale!

 

Teen Gaming Night

teen gamingWednesday, May 6 @ 5pm

Teens (Ages 13-18) are invited to have fun with friends at the library. Play "E" and "T"-rated games on our PlayStation 3, Nintendo WiiU, and Nintendo Wii set up on three TVs for simultaneous playing. Don't worry about waiting for a turn - we'll have board games to play. Snacks will be provided. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and our friends at Sony. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.

 

Children's Book Week: Musical Storybooks presented by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra's String Quartet

MusicThursday, May 7 @ 11am
Join us in celebrating Children's Book Week with a very special storytime featuring the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Mole Music by David McPhail! Youth Services Librarian (and former clarinetist!) Anne Crawford, the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, are partnering to invite Kindergartners - 5th graders and their caregivers to celebrate the magic that is music! In culmination of the Musical Madness for Kids series, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will present a special Musical Storybooks program for preschoolers and their families featuring children's book Mole Music by David McPhail and the String Quartet. Come get a taste of the magical world of classical music!

Please note:  the Musical Storybooks program is geared toward preschoolers. If you wish to bring younger children to any of these programs, please be mindful of the decorum expected for everyone's enjoyment. This special music series is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

Teen Movie Club

MovieTuesday, May 12 from 5pm - 7:30pm

Teens (Ages 13 - 18 ONLY) are invited to join us at 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. We will be watching the first movie in the Pitch Perfect series starring Anna Kendrick in anticipation of Pitch Perfect 2 which releases on May 15 in theatres. This movie is based on a book (non-fiction):  Pitch Perfect: The quest for collegiate a cappella glory by Mickey Rapkin. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.

 

Ponte Vedra Forum - John and Whitney Spinks

PV ForumTuesday, May 12 @ 6:30pm

John & Whitney Spinks
Featured on HGTV’s Flipping the Block, this couple will bring their hard-earned expertise and wealth of ideas to the library for a special presentation.  They will provide design and remodeling tips, and share behind-the-scenes secrets from Flipping the Block, as well as show off some of their favorite before and after photos.  This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

After-School Crafts with Teens (CANCELED)

art programWednesday, May 13 @ 4pm (CANCELED)

This program will not be held in May due to the Arts in Motion Club Nease High School teens taking exams! This program series will return in September. Thank you to the teens of the Arts in Motion Club and the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for making these wonderful programs possible!

 

Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 - 5

Thursday, May 14 from 10am - 12:30pm 

childrenChildren 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 lie, and what you can do to help them improve in any other areas before they start school.

 

Adventures in Art: Tour of Cummer Museum & Lunch

Tuesday, May 19 @10:30 am

Join us forARt lunch and a tour of the Cummer Museum galleries.  Total cost for the lunch and the museum tour is $30.00  Reservations are required.  Please call Marianne Stein at 280-2976 to reserve your spot. This program is made possible by FOCUS Cummer and the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.



LEGO Club for Tweens

LegoWednesday, May 20 from 3pm - 4:30pm
Tweens in 4th - 7th grades (ages 9 - 13) are invited to the library for an afternoon of building with Legos and hanging out! No registration is necessary and it's free. Thanks to our Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for providing the Legos for this very special program just for Tweens, including our pink Legos. Tween girl Lego lovers, we want you to join our club, too. All young LEGO lovers, please enjoy our brand-new LEGO table in the Children's Department, purchased by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, so that this special program may just be for the Tweens!

 

Ponte Vedra Beach Library Book Club

Tuesday, May 26 @ 3pm

Book ClubPlease join us as we discuss Sapiens: a Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari. Everyone is welcome. For further information, please contact the Reference Department at 827-6950 or visit the Library's Reference Desk.

 


May "Just for Babies" and Family Storytimes

storytimeBird Island Park's Ms. Suzanne and Ms. Gail present programs for little ones at the library!

Just for Babies - Held Thursdays, May 14 and May 28 at 10:15am; for babies up to 15 months and their caregivers. This infant lapsit is designed for one-on-one interaction between caregiver and baby. Families with multiple children are encouraged to attend Family Storytime.

Family Storytime - Held every Thursday morning in May at 11am; for children 16 months - 5 years and their families, though no child will be turned away. For more information on system-wide library storytimes, please go here. Please note:  May 7 at 11 am is our special Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra program for preschoolers, Musical Storybooks!

Thank you to Ms. Gail and Ms. Suzanne - our wonderful library and Bird Island Park volunteers - for providing storytime programming during May, a program planning month for our Youth Services Librarian Anne Crawford to get ready for our Summer Reading Programs for kids and teens!

 

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

Contact
Amy Ring, Branch Manager
Anne Crawford, Youth Services
Joan Hakala, Reference
Lidia Wolfcale, Circulation
Telephone: (904)827-6950
Fax: (904)827-6955
Email: libpv@sjcfl.us*

Location
101 Library Blvd.
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082
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Friends of the Library, Ponte Vedra Beach
President: Laurie Kelly
president@friendspvlibrary.org
http://www.friendspvlibrary.org

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