Main Library

Wednesday Brown Bag Lunch: Wendy Tatter

Friends of the Main Library St. AugustineWednesday, November 19 @ 12:30pm

ROWITA award-winning artist, Wendy Tatter, will discuss and demonstrate the process of batik. Wendy is known to Main Library patrons as the artist behind the beautiful batik of Jean Luoma reading to children in a garden. This work hangs in the childrens' section of the library and was commissioned by the Luoma family to honor her legacy as one of the library's founders and long-time advocates. Ms. Tatter does many of her batik works through commission and maintains a gallery on Anastasia Island. At this program, Ms. Tatter will offer select artwork and gifts for sale and donate a percentage of those sales to benefit the library. A $25 gift certificate for her shop will be awarded at a drawing at the program. Patrons are welcome to bring their lunch. Beverages and snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. Seating is limited.


Adult Bingo for Books

Bingo for booksThursday, November 20 @ 3pm

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 Main Library St. Augustine. Everyone is welcome and it's free.


iPad User Group

iPad User GroupWednesday, November 19 @ 11am

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!


CANCELLED: Needlework with Friends

Monday, November 17 @ 1:30pm

Needlework with FriendsToday's Needlework With Friends has been cancelled.  Our next meeting will be Monday, December 1st at 1:30 pm.  We apologize for the inconvenience.


Literary Lions Book Club: Reluctant Intern by Bill Yancey

Saturday, November 8 @ 10am

Reluctant InternAuthor Bill Yancey will be in attendance at this special book club meeting as we discuss his most recent book, Reluctant Intern. New members are always welcome.

About the book: Addison Wolfe never wanted to be a physician. He wants to be an astronaut. NASA turned down his application, forcing him to seek employment as a doctor. The problem with obtaining a physician's license is that it is necessary to complete an internship to acquire one. Wolfe finds himself in an undesirable rotating internship in a very busy public hospital. Reserve it!


Android User Group

Wednesday, November 5 @ 11am

Android User GroupCome join your fellow Android 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 reservations are required. Call the library at 827-6940 to reserve a seat. Oh, and don't forget to bring your device.


CANCELLED : Shimmy Chic Fitness

Monday, November 3 @ 6:30pm

Shimmy ChicWe apologize for the inconvenience, but tonight's Shimmy Chic program has been cancelled due to unforeseen events.


Brainmatter Now!

Brainmatter NowTuesday, October 21 @ 6pm

Electrolytes & Attention: Do you have enough? Come watch an episode of a popular television show that delves into why the brain does what it does. And don't miss our Brain Quiz Corner display. Each week there will be a new quiz with questions on stress and the relation to the brain/mind. One winner will be drawn from the correct quizzes for the week, with the possibility of winning Publix gift cards, gift cards for the Mainly Books Bookstore, or a Planet Fitness black card membership.


Main Library Book Club

runaway"The Runaway" by Alice Munro
Saturday, July 12 @ 10:30am

In Alice Munro's superb collection, we find stories about women of all ages and circumstances, their lives made palpable by the subtlety and empathy of this incomparable writer. Throughout this compelling collection, Munro's understanding of the people about whom she writes makes them as vivid as our own neighbors. Here are the infinite betrayals and surprises of love between men and women, between friends, between parents and children that are the stuff of all our lives. It is Alice Munro's special gift to make these stories as vivid and real as our own. 


The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
Saturday, August 9 @ 10:30am

Nora Eldridge, an elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, long ago compromised her dream to be a successful artist, mother and lover. She has instead become the "woman upstairs," a reliable friend and neighbor always on the fringe of others' achievements. Then into her life arrive the glamorous and cosmopolitan Shahids--her new student Reza Shahid, a child who enchants as if from a fairy tale, and his parents: Skandar, a dashing Lebanese professor who has come to Boston for a fellowship at Harvard, and Sirena, an effortlessly alluring Italian artist. When Reza is attacked by schoolyard bullies, Nora is drawn deep into the complex world of the Shahid family; she finds herself falling in love with them, separately and together. Nora's happiness explodes her boundaries, and she discovers in herself an unprecedented ferocity--one that puts her beliefs and her sense of self at stake. Told with urgency, intimacy and piercing emotion, this brilliant novel of passion and artistic fulfillment explores the intensity, thrill--and the devastating cost--of embracing an authentic life.


Any book by Robin Cook
Saturday, September 13 @ 10:30am

This year's Literary Legend at the Florida Heritage Book Festival is best-selling author, Robin Cook.  In celebration of this event, we are letting book club members choose any of his titles to read for this month's book discussion. Dr. Cook debuted his first medical thriller, Coma, in 1977, and since then, he has written more than 30 others, becoming recognized worldwide as the master of the medical thriller genre. In 2002, he was awarded the "Author of Vision" distinction from the RP International organization, and in 2004, President George W. Bush appointed him to the Woodrow Wilson Board of Trustees. Wesleyan University honored him with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 1982 and the McConaughy Award in 2012 for his writing.











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