september, 2022

sun25sep2:00 PM4:00 PMThe Living Library @ the Waterworks2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Event Details

The St. Johns County Public Library System, in partnership with the St. Johns Cultural Council and the Friends of the Library, is presenting The Living Library at the Waterworks, from 2 to 4pm.

Have you ever had a question, and while searching in a book or on the Internet yielded some answers, you really just wanted to talk to a person?  The Living Library is an opportunity to ask a “Human Book” the questions for which you have been seeking answers.  Our “Human Books” will discuss topics that include:

  • Fire Rescue ●Sustainable Food and Eating Locally ●Ballet ●Astronomy●The Lincolnville Museum●
  • History of Textile Arts in NE Florida ●The Stetson Kennedy Foundation ●Master Gardeners●

This event is free and open to the public. By bringing together people from different walks of life, the Library System wishes to communicate to everyone the importance of human interaction to the continued growth of knowledge, cultural understanding, and compassion in our community.

The Waterworks is available through the generosity of the City of St. Augustine and the St. Johns Cultural Council.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Waterworks was built in 1898 as the pumping station for St. Augustine’s first water utility, and remained in service until 1927 when a new water plant opened on West King. The site was then developed into Davenport Park and the building adapted for use as the City’s first Little Theatre.  Subsequent users included the St. Augustine Arts Club and the St. Augustine Garden Club.  As the new home of the St. Johns Cultural Council, The Waterworks now hosts dozens of cultural organizations and events throughout the year, presenting hundreds of opportunities for St. Johns County residents to experience high quality arts, cultural, and heritage programming.

This newly restored building may be accessed through both parking entrances of the Main Branch Library, 1960 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd.  The program is free, and no tickets or reservations are needed. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, please call 904.827.6928 or email



(Sunday) 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM