Bartram Trail Branch

First Friday Florida Book Club

Friday, December 6 @ 10:15amA Pirate Looks at Fifty

Our December selection is in honor of Jimmy Buffett's birthday on December 25th. Find out more about the man behind Margaritaville in his autobiography, A Pirate Looks at Fifty. We're a casual group of readers who are interested in Florida. New members are always welcome.

 

Teen Gamers

teen gamers Saturday, March 1  @ 5pm
Teens (Grades 6-12), bring your friends and join us for a couple hours of gaming -- we have Halo, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Wii, PS3, and x-Box 360 games. Be sure to try out our new Wii U, too. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

 

 

Jacksonville Genealogy Society: Intermediate Genealogy Class, Session III

genealogy clubSaturday, December 14 @ 10am
The Jacksonville Genealogy Society will be holding the third session of an Intermediate Genealogy Class, featuring research in the U.S., from 10am to 2pm today at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. The final session will be held on  December 21. Topics will include: Genealogical identification; records & sources - analysis & evaluation; vital records (government & church); land records; immigration & naturalization; often overlooked sources; planning a research trip; publishing your history, and more. There is no charge to attend this series but registration is required. Please register by emailing your name, address, and phone number to jaxgen@comcast.net.

 

Jacksonville Genealogy Society: Intermediate Genealogy Class, Session II

genealogy clubSaturday, December 7 @ 10am
The Jacksonville Genealogy Society will be holding the second session of an Intermediate Genealogy Class, featuring research in the U.S., from 10am to 2pm today at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. The third session will be held on December 14 and the final session on December 21. Topics will include: Genealogical identification; records & sources - analysis & evaluation; vital records (government & church); land records; immigration & naturalization; often overlooked sources; planning a research trip; publishing your history, and more. There is no charge to attend this series but registration is required. Please register by emailing your name, address, and phone number to jaxgen@comcast.net.

 

Teen Volunteer Orientation

teen orientationThursday, December 12 @ 6pm 
The library is a great place to get your volunteer hours. Orientation is mandatory and counts as your first service hour. Class size is limited; please call 827-6960 for registration information.

 

 

Bartram Trail Book Club

Monday, November 18 @ 7pm
Everyone is invited to discuss Joan Didion's, Blue Nights. This memoir shares the author's feelings and observations about her daughter as well as providing insights to her own feelings as a parent.  New members are always welcome.

 

Community Spa Day

Saturday, November 23 @ 10am
Need a break before the hustle and bustle of the holidays? Then, treat yourself to a spa treatment. Paige Hunt, aka The Spa Lady, will be providing brief spa treatments from 10am to noon. Reserve your spot by calling the library at 827-6960.

 

Coin Collecting for Kids

coins

Tuesday, November 19 @ 4pm
Hey kids, have you been thinking about starting a coin collection? Then you'll want to come to the "Introduction to Coin Collecting for Kids" program presented by the Greater Jacksonville Coin Club. You'll learn about the history of U.S. coins, how they are made, where the mints are located, and get to see coins like half cents, Flying Eagles, Indian Head cents, half dimes, half dollars, and many more. Registration is required, please call the library at 827-6960 to reserve your spot.

 

Author Book Talk and Signing: The Letter Keeper by Joanne C. Spencer

Saturday, November 16 @ 10am
Meet author Joanne C. Spencer as she talks about her recently published book, The Letter Keeper. Copies of her book will be available for purchase, or you may bring your own copy for signing. Ms. Spencer will share her motivation to publish the book on her own. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

 

International Relations Book Club

The Revenge of Geography...Tuesday, November 5 @ 6:30pm
This month we're reading The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate by Dr. Robert D. Kaplan. Read the book and join us for a rousing discussion, moderated by Joseph Warner, retired U.S. diplomat and current adjunct professor of Geography and International Relations at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Book description: "The insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the past look back at critical pivots in history and then look forward at the evolving global scene."

 

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