february, 2021

wed17feb10:00 AM11:00 AMGet on the waitlistOutdoor Event: Adult Backyard Book Club - Their Eyes Were Watching God / Zora Neale HurstonEvent held offsite at Beluthahatchee Park 10:00 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!

The February meeting will take place at Beluthahatchee Park (1501 S. R. 13 North, Fruit Cove, FL, 32259).  We’ll discuss “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston. This book is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose. A true literary wonder, Hurston’s masterwork remains as relevant and affecting today as when it was first published.  Throughout the book, Hurston uses nature as a metaphor and symbol. From 1938 through 1939, Hurston was a folklorist and contributor to the Florida division of the Federal Writers’ Project, part of the Works Progress Administration. During that time, Stetson Kennedy was in charge of folklore, oral history, and ethnic studies of the Florida Writer’s Project.

This event is free and open to the public, but for social distancing purposes, 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.  Masks are encouraged, social distancing is required. Feel free to bring your own beverages!  Questions?  Please call Amy at 904.827.6942 or email at aackerman@sjcfl.us.


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


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