Saturday, June 8 @ 10:30am
The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history -- how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end. President Abraham Lincoln's terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to heal a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased. In the midst of the patriotic celebrations, John Wilkes Booth -- charismatic ladies' man and impenitent racist -- murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre.
Saturday, June 8 @ 2pm
Get GRAPHIC this weekend with a free two-part graphic novel workshop! Join Jacksonville graphic novelist, Andre R. Frattino, as he presents a brief presentation on the history and production of comic books and graphic novels. The second part of the workshop will be a hands-on opportunity for attendees to draw their own 6-panel comic strip. Andre will be happy to give tips and pointers, as well as, look at graphic artist portfolios! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.
Saturday, June 8 @ 1 pm
Join us for gaming on the Xbox, PlayStation or Wii, use the computers, play board games, or just hang out with your friends in a fun, friendly environment. Guitars, a keyboard, and a violin are available if you feeling like getting musical!
Saturday, June 8 @ 2pm
Calling all teen artists, poets, and scholars: come share your drawings, sketches, poems, stories...anything. We will meet in the Teen Lounge and share our art and the art of others. Don't forget to bring your mug - hot chocolate, apple cider, and tea will be provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.
Learn some tips and tricks about writing poetry from St. Augustine poet Carolee Bertisch. She will be doing an informal poetry workshop, so bring your own poetry to share with her. Click here to check out her books.
Saturday, June 8 @ 9:30 am-noon
Do you love books? Do you love your library? The Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library will hold this month's book sale from 9:30 am to noon--books of all kinds and items such as DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and audiobooks will be available! Proceeds from the book sale support programs at the Bartram Trail Branch Library!
Saturdays, June 8 and June 22 @ 10:15am - 1:15pm
Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc. (JGS) will be holding a four-session Beginner Genealogy Class, featuring research in the U.S. It will be held from 10:15am to 1:15pm at the Bartram Trail Branch Library on the following Saturdays:
June 8, 2013 - Researching in a Straight Line: Backwards, Class 3. Census Returns and Court Records
June 22, 2013 - Researching in a Straight Line: Backwards, Class 4. Resource Sources, Evidence Analysis, and Timelines
These sessions are for the beginner researcher and the experienced researcher looking for a refresher course. Certificates of Completion will be given to those persons who attend at least three of the four class dates. There is no charge for the class. Register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, and phone number.