Tuesday, September 17 @ 6pm
Give your feet a treat with Raindrop Therapy using therapeutic oils. Inspired by the Lakota Indians, Raindrop Therapy has been used for years as a highly effective method for balancing and rejuvenating the mind and body. When properly applied to the neck, back and feet, these essential oils can bring about electrical alignment and help relieve a variety of discomforts caused by imbalances in the body. Presented by licensed massage therapist, Gina Mercado.
Thursday, September 26 @ 3:30pm
Do you love free books and playing B-I-N-G-O? Come on out to the library, make new friends or bring old friends along, and win adult fiction and non-fiction books. Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one book. Book prizes are generously donated by the Friends of the Library. Everyone is welcome and it's free.
Saturday, September 21 @ 10am
Flash Fiction covers as wide a range of forms and styles as other fiction and creative nonfiction, but it does so with fewer words. That’s the long and short of it. It is an exciting, tightly-compressed and nuanced genre, rich with implication and surprise. In this workshop, we’ll explore some of its possibilities. We’ll try our hands at a variety of constraint-based methods for capturing the telling moments that occur in the opening and closing of a window. We’ll share some of what we do. There are two goals: for everyone to have something to revise and, at some point or points in the workshop, to laugh very hard. Please bring paper and something to write with. Presented by Mark Ari, award-winning author, creative writing professor at UNF, performing singer-songwriter, and painter. This program is sponsored by the Ancient City Chapter, Florida Writers Association through a partnership with the Friends of the Library.
Saturday, February 8 @ 10:30am
Pulitzer Prize biographer, Robert A. Caro, follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career. The Passage of Power describes Johnson's volatile relationship with John and Robert Kennedy during the fight they waged for the 1960 Democratic nomination for president, through Johnson's unhappy vice presidency, his assumption to the presidency after Kennedy's assassination, his victories over the budget and civil rights, and the eroding trap of Vietnam.
Saturday, September 21 @ 1pm
Far too young to be a widow, Angelina D’Angelo suddenly finds herself facing a life without a husband. Late one night, she makes her way down to the kitchen. In a frenzy, she makes so much food that she winds up delivering the spoils to her neighbors. Retiree Basil Cupertino is positively smitten with Angelina’s food. He offers Angelina a job cooking for him. Soon, word of her irresistible culinary prowess spreads and she finds herself cooking for seven bachelors.
Saturday, October 12 @ 10:30am
Tom Sherbourne, seeking constancy after the horrors of WWI, takes a lighthouse keeper's post on an Australian island, and calls for Isabel, a young woman he met on his travels, to join him there as his wife. Four years on the island, and several miscarriages, bring Isabel's boundless spirit to the brink, and leave Tom feeling helpless until a boat washes ashore with a dead man and a living child. All are welcome to join in our discussion of M.L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans.
Wednesday, August 21 @ 12:30pm
Join the Friends of the Library in welcoming Edy Luke for a Brown Bag Lunch Presentation highlighting her life and career as the wife and business partner of Chef Homer F. Luke, Creole chef extraordinaire. You may recognize Edy from her monthly Creole Cuisine column in the Food section of the St. Augustine Record. She is also the author of “Chef Homer’s Taste of Old New Orleans” cookbook. Refreshment and samples from the cookbook will be served.
Tuesday, August 27 from 10am-3pm
Worksource has partnered with the Main Library to offer job seeker services to the public. We're happy to help with registration in EmployFlorida.com, online job searching, resume assistance, interview coaching, referrals to other agencies, Worksource staff assistance, and more. We want you to get the job of your dreams! Click here for more information about Worksource.
Saturday, August 24 @ 10am
The St. Johns County Public Library System welcomed its first Bookmobile in 2001. In 2008, the Bluebird Express was added and provided the opportunity to serve residents of all ages countywide. Both Bookmobiles are full-service mobile libraries with extensive collections! We'll have crafting for the kids, so we invite you to stop by the Main Library for a special visit from the Bookmobile.
Thursday, August 22 @ 3pm
School-age children, tweens, and teens choose what they want to play after school at the Main Library. A selection of video game choices for X-box 360, PS3, & Wii consoles will be offered. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County & Sony.