august, 2022

wed17aug9:30 AM10:30 AMOutdoor Event: Adult Backyard Book Club - Silent SpringEvent held offsite at Vaill Point Park9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Event Details

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Join us for an outdoor book club that focuses on our natural world. We discuss our all-time favorite nature titles, both fiction and non-fiction. The book club meets at parks throughout St. Johns County, practically in your own backyard! This month we will be meeting in Vaill Point Park.

This month we’ll be reading an environmental classic, Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. Conservationist Rachel Carson spent over six years documenting the effects on DDT‚ a synthetic organic compound used as an insecticide‚ on numerous communities. Her analysis revealed that such powerful, persistent chemical pesticides have been used without a full understanding of the extent of their potential harm to the whole biota, including the damage they’ve caused to wildlife, birds, bees, agricultural animals, domestic pets, and even humans. In this book, Carson discusses her findings and expresses passionate concern for the future of the planet and all the life inhabiting it, calling on us all to act responsibly, carefully, and as stewards of the living earth. An instant bestseller that was read by President Kennedy during the summer of 1962, this classic remains one of the best introductions to the complicated and controversial subject. This title is available on the Hoopla platform as an e-book and in two different e-audiobook formats, narrated by Kaiulani Lee or by Susie Bernais. Please contact Amy directly if you’d prefer a print copy of the book.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. If the weather is sunny, please bring your own camp chair for sitting out under the trees. If it’s rainy, we’ll be sitting in the park pavilion. 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. If you have questions please contact Amy at or 904.827.6934.

This book club is a partnership between the St. Johns County Public Library System and the St. Johns County Parks & Recreation Department.  Some materials are supplied by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.


(Wednesday) 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM