Main Library

J.A.A.M.: Japanese Anime At Main

Monday, December 22 @ 5pm

JAAMDo 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 Library of the Main Library St. Augustine.


Family Film Series

movieThursday, December 18 @ 4pm

We're showing an amazing family film sequel. This new release film features some amazing dolphins and their amazing tales. The film is free and so is the popcorn, while it lasts. Bring a friend and enjoy a family film on us. Brought to you by the Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.


MAIN-iac Science Lab - Hour of Code: an introduction to programming for kids

Thursday, December 11 @ 4pm

Mainiac Labs is branching out into new territory by participating in the world wide Hour of Code! Kids (Ages 4+), can explore a basic introduction to computer science and even learn basic programming skills using the Angry Birds platform. This one hour program is designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics. There will be a guided lesson followed by individual and group exploration. Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.


Florida Writers Association: To Outline or Not to Outline?

Florida Writers AssociationSaturday, January 17 @ 10am

This workshop compares the more structured approach of plotting before you write with what many consider the ultimate creative process of jumping in and uncovering the story as you write. Author Victor DiGenti will present many examples, testimonials, and even an alternate outlining scenario using fairy tales as a foundation. You'll leave this one-hour workshop with a newfound appreciation for the writing process. Participants will learn:

  • The pros and cons of outlining
  • The pros and cons of writing by the seat of your pants
  • How to use both in your writing
  • Using the "Fairy Tale" structure of outlining

This meeting is sponsored by the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association 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.


Florida Writers Association: Creating Dynamic and Entertaining Book Trailers

Saturday, December 20 @ 10am

Florida Writers AssociationThe Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association is hosting a presentation by Sharon Buck, author and marketing expert. This workshop will cover:

  • How to grab your viewer's attention immediately
  • How to use your book trailer over and over again to increase your book sales
  • Why animation works so well in a book trailer
  • The one secret almost everyone overlooks in a book trailer
  • How you can create your own book trailer.... for free!

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. All meetings are free and open to the public.


Gentle Stretching With Lenore

Gentle Stretching with LenoreTuesday, December 16 @ 10:30am

Yoga, which includes gentle stretching, is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Join us for a free hour of yoga with Miss Lenore. Registration is not required. Wear loose clothing and bring your yoga mat, if you have one. For more information, call the library at 827-6940.


Destress with Stress-Relieving Stretches

Friday, December 12 @ 10:30am

Stress-Relieving StretchesThis free class emphasizes stretching, coordination of breath with movement, and attention to alignment. The class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility. Stretching is great for those who are experiencing joint sensitivity, or overall stiffness. Wear loose clothing, bring a towel & mat. Presented by yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.


Brown Bag Lunch: Amistad - Friendship and a Fair Trade Store

Friends of the Main Library St. AugustineWednesday, December 17 @ 12:30pm

International educator, Dr. Susan W. Herrera of St. Augustine, believes that hunger, inequality, and poverty could be reduced one small business at a time. Her Fair Trade store, Amistad, or "friendship", newly relocated to Anastasia Island, brings to market beautiful objects and jewelry made by artisans from around the world, helping to improve their lives. Join the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine for Dr. Herrera's presentation about Fair Trade and enjoy the opportunity to shop for gifts among the quality hand-crafted products she brings from her store. Amistad features decorative dinnerware and cups, clothing, jewelry, and art. Friends volunteers will gift-wrap purchases and a percentage of the sales will be donated to benefit the library. Patrons are welcome to bring their lunch. Beverages and snacks will be provided. Seating is limited.


Needlework with Friends

Monday, December 15 @ 1:30pm

Needlework with FriendsBring your projects -- knit, crochet, needlepoint, or cross stitch and share your love of needlecrafts at the Main Library. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. For more information, contact FOL President, Toni Siriani, or contact the library at 827-6940.


Silent Peace Meditation

Silent Peace MeditationWednesday, December 10 @ 7pm

Meditation teacher, Kathleen Roberts, will open the group with a short breathing exercise and lead us 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.


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