september, 2021

wed15sep10:00 AM11:00 AMOutdoor Event: Adult Backyard Book Club - Palmetto Country by Stetson KennedyEvent held offsite at Beluthahatchee Park10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Event Details

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Join Amy, a librarian, and AyoLane, a naturalist, for an outdoor book club that focuses on our natural world. We’ll discuss our all-time favorite nature titles, both fiction and non-fiction. The book club will meet at parks throughout St. Johns County, practically in your own backyard!

This month we’ll be reading Palmetto Country by Stetson Kennedy. This month’s meeting will take place at Beluthahatchee Park. Stetson Kennedy was head of the Florida Writers’ Project unit on folklore, oral history, and socio-ethnic studies for the Works Progress Administration between 1937 and 1942.  He traveled the cities, towns, and rural backwoods of Florida collecting oral histories, songs, and stories from a diverse cross-section of people. His work resulted in one of the first volumes in the American Folkways Series edited by Erskine Caldwell, and remains a unique and important documentation of the social history of Florida.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To avoid the September heat, we’ll be sitting inside the Hart House located on the property. Feel free to bring your own snacks & beverages! Please notify us at least 3 days in advance if you should need a sign language interpreter. Questions? Please call Amy at 904.827.6942 or email at


(Wednesday) 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM