august, 2021

wed18aug11:00 AM12:00 PMOutdoor Event: Adult Backyard Book Club - Walden by Henry David ThoreauEvent held offsite at Beluthahatchee Park11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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 Walden, or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau. This month’s meeting will take place at Beluthahatchee Park. With his bare hands, an axe, and a plentiful supply of Yankee grit, Thoreau carved out his own way of life and thought on the banks of Walden Pond. His meditations ring as true as ever. In 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved into a cabin by Walden Pond. With the intention of immersing himself in nature and distancing himself from the distractions of social life, Thoreau sustained his retreat for just over two years. More popular than ever, “Walden” is a paean to the virtues of simplicity and self-sufficiency.

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 or exceptionally hot, 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) 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM