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Transforming Your Aging Brain

Transforming Your Aging BrainTuesday, April 28 @ 3 pm

Neuroscience points to research that the adult brain is able to create new, healthy neurons and synapses as we age. The MMM: Multi-Modal Method utilizes music, movement, manual motion (sign language), and mindful meditation with visualization to enhance memory and create new wiring in the brain, speeding up and improving healthy cognitive, physical, social/emotional and spiritual processes. In this interactive lecture, audience participants will be introduced to the MMM tools that will help them change messages of the past and become more mindful with improved attention, balance, focus, vitality, and intentional communication. This lecture will benefit all boomers/seniors who  are interested in joyful, holistic aging as well as those who are caregivers for elders with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Linda Stoler, MA., CCC-SLP, is a speech language pathologist, transformational educator, poet, songwriter and producer of more than 45 years. Gretchen Espinetti, Ph.D., has been a multicultural educator and researcher for over 30 years in the U.S. and several countries abroad. For more information, call 802-343-2076 or 330-998-1955.


Japanese Anime At Main (J.A.A.M.)

JAAMMonday, April 27 @ 5 pm

Do you love watching anime or reading manga? Tweens, teens, and young twenty-somethings are invited to the monthly meeting of our anime club, where you can meet others with similar interests. Feel free to wear a costume if you’d like and come "JAAM" with us. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.



Florida Writers Association: Dialogue and How It Works

Florida Writers AssociationSaturday, April 18 @ 10 am

Your book title is likely the critical element for the success of your book. Do you know the suggested number of words for a title? Do you know the number one question every reader asks when they look at your book? Come find out the answers from author Rik Feeney! This meeting is sponsored by the FWA/ACC and the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. All book sales benefit the Friends of the Library. Doors open at 10am. All meetings are free and open to the public.


Adult Bingo For Books

Adult Bingo For BooksThursday, April 16 @ 3 pm

Do you love free books and playing B-I-N-G-O? Come 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 Main Library St. Augustine. Everyone is welcome and it's free.


Silent Peace Meditation

Silent Peace MeditationWednesday, April 15 @ 7 pm

Meditation teacher, Kathleen Roberts, will open the group with a short breathing exercise and lead into a silent meditation, where the participants will think peace. Ms. Roberts has been leading meditation and psychic development groups for over 10 years. Any questions, call Kathleen at 669-1085. Come join us in sending peace to the world.


National Library Week: Eating With Ellen; Eating Well As You Age

Eating With EllenTuesday, April 14 @ 2 pm

Join us for a new monthly nutrition program with registered dietician, Ellen Hawkes, MS, RD.  This month she’ll be discussing how eating well promotes energy, health, and weight.  As your body changes, your nutrition requirements also change. Come and learn easy tips about how you can keep your body in optimal shape as you progress through the different stages of your life.



iPad User Group

iPad User GroupFriday, April 10 @ 11 am

Come join your fellow iPad users in this informal user group. Bring your favorite tip or app to share with attendees as well as some questions to pose to the group. Space is limited and sign-ups are required. Call the library at 827-6940 to register. Don't forget to bring your iPad.


Transform Social Security into a Winning Strategy

Friends of the Main Library St. AugustineWednesday, April 8 @ 5:30 pm

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Thinking of retiring? Pondering how to make the most of your Social Security benefits? Chris Draughon, CFP® will present options for making the most of your Social Security. During this informative workshop, participants will learn about the many ways in which they can claim their benefits to potentially maximize their income. Dessert and refreshments will be served. The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine, is free and open to the public. To reserve your spot, call the Main Library at 827-6940. For more information email Friends president Toni Siriani.



MoneyWiseWednesday, April 8 @ 2 pm

The St. Johns Housing Partnership is holding a free class designed to help families talk about money, manage their money, and build (or rebuild) good credit. This two-hour class includes tracking your money, setting financial goals, spending plans, getting smart about credit, and managing the costs of homeownership. Call 819-1266 to register.


Literary Lions Book Club: All The Light We Cannot See

All the light we cannot seeSaturday, May 9 @ 10 am

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris, within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Doerr's gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. For book club information, please contact Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine President Toni Siriani. Reserve the book here.


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