Wednesday, July 31 2013

  • Teen Summer Reading Program Movie Event: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    MovieWednesday, July 31 @ 2pm

    All rising 6th - 12th graders are invited to join us for another fun movie event celebrating our Teen Summer Reading Program and its theme: Beneath the Surface. We will be eating pizza, drinking soda, and watching the popular movie adaptation of a very popular book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13). All participants will be entered into a raffle for a copy of the book, and those who have read the book and write a short review of it at the party will be entered into a raffle for a copy of the movie. Please continue to submit your Teen Summer Reading Program bookmark reviews (available at all the service desks at the library) at our Reference Desk to be entered into a weekly raffle for free teen books. Our teen book prizes and this event are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


  • Basic PC Class

    Wednesday, July 31 @ 10am
    Not all mice eat cheese... come learn about the kind that don't with Mr. Bob. This class is perfect for the beginning computer user. Call 827-6940 to sign up for this class.


  • Summer Family Film Festival

    Family FilmWednesdays in July @ 1pm
    Celebrate summer time with us cinematically. Each week we'll show a new release with a G or PG rating, so it's fun for the whole family. Please call the Main Library at 827-6940 for movie titles and ratings. We have plenty of pillow seating, lemonade, & organic popcorn, courtesy of Diane's Natural Food Market.


  • eBook a Librarian

    eBook a LibrarianWednesdays, July 3, 17, & 31 from 2pm-4pm
    Bought a new eReader and not sure how to use it? Tired of buying eBooks? The St. Johns County Public Library System has more than 2,700 free eBook titles available through our Overdrive database and we would be more than happy to show you how to read them. Library cardholders can call 827-6940 to make an appointment for 30 minutes of one-on-one help from library staff.


  • Summer Afternoon Gaming

    School's Out GamingWednesdays in July @ 3pm
    School-age children, tweens, and teens choose what they want to play this summer at the Main Library. A selection of video game choices for X-box 360, PS3, & Wii consoles will be offered. Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be provided for players. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County and Sony.


  • Florida Library Youth Programs (FLYP) Summer Events

    Thursdays in July @ 3pm
    The goal of the Florida Library Youth Program (FLYP) is to encourage children to become lifelong readers and library users. This year, FLYP celebrates the theme, Dig Into Reading. Please join us this summer for exciting, programs, sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County. We look forward to sharing our love of reading and libraries with YOU!
    July 11:  BATastic! Fabulous Florida Bats
    July 18:  Underwater Archeaology
    July 25:  Swamp Stories


  • It's a Groundbreaking Movie

    It's a Mystery MovieWednesday, July 31 @ 5:30pm
    Join us for an evening out at the movies at your neighborhood library. We'll show a new release film to celebrate our Adult Summer Reading Program, Groundbreaking Reads. Enjoy popcorn & refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County. Movie will have a rating of PG or PG-13.


  • FLYP Summer Reading Program: Firefighters to the Rescue

    fire truck

    Wednesday, July 31 @ 10am

    Meet your local and state firefighting heroes and learn what they must do every day to keep us safe. Explore the vehicles and equipment of the St. Johns County Fire Rescue and learn what you can do to stay safe, too. Also, learn what it’s like to work for the Florida Forest Service during a fire emergency. All of our FLYP events this summer will have a Florida flavor in honor of Viva Florida 500. Please note: This event will take place in the Hastings Recreation Center gym, located at 400 E. Harris Street. Please ensure all guests wear rubber-soled shoes.


  • Just For Babies

    farmWednesday, July 31 @ 10:30am

    Join Miss Kristine and Miss Alex every Wednesday for quality time with your baby or toddler. Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays, games, and so much more during this lapsit program. Duffy the Storytime Bear is looking forward to meeting you under the parachute. Older siblings are welcome to stick around for Family Storytime right after.

    We will be "Down on the Farm" this summer. Old MacDonald had a farm EIEIO.  And on his farm he had a...GOAT.

    This is our last lapsit storytime for the summer. Make sure to bring in your completed bookmarks for our end-of-season drawing.

    Receive a goody bag when you attend Just For Babies for the first time.


  • Family Storytime

    diggingWednesday, July 31 @ 11am

    Join Miss Kristine and Miss Alex every Wednesday for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, and crafts. This program is geared toward a wide range of ages including families with toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-aged children.

    Let's "Dig Into Reading" with some seafaring adventures about pirates. Aarrgh!


  • Summer Reading Program: Fractured Fairytales - A Pirate's Life for Me

    Wednesday, July 31 @ 2pm

    skullAarrgh ye ready, landlubbers? It’s time to set sail for adventure with Captain Kristine and First Mate Alex. Turn in your completed reading log and be transformed into a pirate – you’ll even get a new pirate name. Then help the Captain and First Mate tell a classic fairytale story (all wrong, of course). The treasure map in the story will lead you to the treasure and the special guests that hold it.

    Parents, please note that this program will take place (mostly) outside and that your child will get wet. Appropriate swimwear and cover-ups are permitted; shoes are required.

    This program for school-aged children is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.


  • Children's FLYP Event: Meet Your Local Super Heroes and Ice Cream Party

    firetruckWednesday, July 31 @ 10am

    This program will be held indoors in case of rain.

    We've saved our best program for last. Come out and meet your local super heroes. You can explore the fire truck and meet real firefighters, then celebrate your summer reading with ice cream. Contact the library at 827-6960 for additional information. Thank you to the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library for making our summer reading program possible.


  • Family Storytimes at Bartram Trail

    BT StorytimesFamily Storytime:  Wednesdays @ 10:15am
    Storytimes are every Wednesday through July 31st. This program is geared toward a wide range of ages including families with toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-aged children. Includes music, stories, and classroom-type interaction. Program length is 25-30 minutes. We look forward to seeing you all. For more information on storytimes at other branches click here.


  • Summer Reading Program: Crafts & Snacks with Pete the Cat

    Pete the CatWednesday, July 31 @ 2:30pm
    Come in to help us celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Program with the uber popular, Pete the Cat. We'll be making some totally groovy crafts while eating some cool Pete snacks. Be sure to bring your cameras. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.


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