Monday, November 26 @ 5 pm
Tweens, teens, and young twenty-somethings are invited to the monthly meeting of our anime club, where you can meet others with similar interests. We’ll be viewing assorted Anime & enjoying Japanese candy. Feel free to wear a costume if you’d like and come JAAM with us!
Saturday, November 17 @ 10:15 am
Writing a historical novel may look like fun—until you discover how much work and research is involved. This program provides solid tips for researching and writing an engaging, accurate historical novel, including accessing and evaluating Internet and traditional sources, differentiating between historical fact and speculation, developing a convincing historical vocabulary, and getting into the mindset of people living in centuries past. Presented by Arliss Ryan, author of three novels, two of them historicals. Brought to you by the Florida Writers Association Ancient City Chapter & the Friends of the St. Johns County Library.
Saturday, November 3 @ 5 pm
Celebrate the American Library Association's 5th Annual International Games Day with us! Visit the Reference Desk any time on Saturday, to borrow one of our board games to play in the library. We'll have Pictureka, Scrabble Slam, Wits & Wagers, & more games. Fun for the whole family!
Tuesdays in November: 6, 13, 20, & 27 @ 5 pm
National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000-word (approx. 175 page) novel by 11:59:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel, but has been scared away by the time and effort involved. We'll provide writing space & refreshments each Tuesday for any NaNoWriMo participants!
Tuesday, November 6 @ 6 pm
One Stroke is a learned art form pioneered by Florida resident Donna Dewberry. No experience necessary. Come and learn some basic painting strokes, and make a fun craft at the same time. Please bring any plain goblet type glass, such as, a wine glass. All other materials will be provided. Please call 904.827.6940 to sign up for this FREE art class. Limited to the first 8 students! Presented by Charlene Burton, a certified One Stroke instructor.
Saturday, November 10 @ 10:30 am
Edna Rydzik Buchanan was born in 1939 near Paterson, New Jersey. Buchanan was one of the first female crime reporters in Miami. Her police reporting for the Miami Herald won her a Pulitzer Prize in 1986. She is perhaps best known, however, for her mystery novels featuring a Cuban American crime reporter, Britt Montero. These titles include Contents Under Pressure; Miami, It's Murder; Suitable for Framing; Margin of Error, and Act of Betrayal. Enjoy sharing your thoughts of any of Buchanan's books, along with coffee & refreshments, courtesy of the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.
Tuesday, November 13 @ 1 pm
Behind on your mortgage and facing foreclosure? Let the St. Johns Housing Partnership help you avoid scams and save your home! At our free workshop you’ll learn about the various government funded programs you may be eligible for. The St. Johns Housing Partnership is a non-profit organization, and there is never a charge to the homeowner for any of our services. Contact us with questions or to sign up for this workshop @ 904.819.1266.
Fall is here, and we can't wait for you to join us for all the laughs with books, songs, stories and fun at our during our Fall Storytime season! We'll have these themes this month: Bathtime, Fall, and Thanksgiving. So join us on Thursdays, November 1, 8, & 15!
Baby Time 10:15 am
A gentle lapsit program with action rhymes, fingerplays, and first books for babies. For infants & pre-walkers only, please.
Toddler Time 11 am
We'll sing, we'll dance, and share our excitement for books and learning at the library. Don't be shy and bring your dancing shoes!
Preschool Storytime 11:30 am
"Big Kids" get a storytime of their own. Longer stories, a variety of early literacy concepts, listening, and pre-classroom skills. Perfect for 3-5 year olds.
Thursday, November 29 @ 3:30 pm
Do you love free books and playing Bingo? Come on out, make new friends, and win adult fiction and non-fiction books by playing Bingo! Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Book prizes are generously donated by the Friends of the St. Johns County Library! Everyone is welcome and it's FREE!
Friday, November 30 @ 10:30 am
This FREE class emphasizes stretching, coordination of breath with movement, and attention to alignment. It is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, & increase flexibility. Stretching is great for those who experience joint sensitivity, or overall stiffness. Wear loose clothing, bring a towel & mat. Presented by licensed yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.