Tuesday, July 24 @ 2 pm & again @ 3 pm
Get into the beat with Joe Asconi and his drums! Joe Asconi Rhythm Company will help connect children to the natural rhythms of the world as he leads them in a spectacular drum circle. Joe was wonderful last year, and we eagerly welcome him back this year! Children of all ages are welcome; please be aware, however, that these programs are geared toward the school-age child. Sponsored by The Friends of the St. Johns County Library.
Tuesday, February 21 @ 5:30pm
Celebrate St. Johns Reads 2012 with the "Duke." We'll have a selection of John Wayne films set during WWII, and audience members can vote which one they'd like to see. Enjoy popcorn and refreshments while you watch, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Wednesday, February 29 @ 5:30 pm
Embark on a search for the truth about one of the most legendary war stories of the 20th century! Set sail with Dr. Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, as he attempts to locate John F. Kennedy's sunken torpedo boat, PT 109. Through re-creations, archival footage, eye-witness accounts, and memories of Kennedy family members, you'll relive Kennedy's heroic efforts to save his crew after being attacked by a Japanese destroyer. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
Saturday, April 13 @ 10:30 am
Grissom's unsentimental debut twists the conventions of the antebellum novel just enough to give readers an involving new perspective. Lavinia, an orphaned white indentured servant, arrives in 1791 to work in the kitchen house at Tall Oaks, a Tidewater, Va., tobacco plantation owned by Capt. James Pyke. Belle, the captain's illegitimate half-white daughter who runs the kitchen house, shares narration duties, and the two distinctly different voices chronicle a troublesome 20 years.
Saturday, January 21 @ 10:15 am
Although setting the scene in an alternate universe must be done with great care to master the science fiction genre, it must be well done in any genre if you’re going to sell that novel. Come learn how it’s done—from a master! Joe Halderman is a NYT Best Selling Sci-Fi author, the award-winning writer of more than 30 titles, and a writing instructor at MIT in Massachusetts. Sponsored by the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writer’s Association and the Friends of the Main Library, St. Johns County. Program is FREE and open to the public.
Monday, October 29 @ 5 pm
Anime enthusiasts, ages 12-22, are invited to the special Halloween meeting of our monthly anime club at the Main Library. We’ll be playing Pin the Tail on the Pikachu, Hot Skulls, Coins & Pumpkins, and other strange games. Enjoy all kinds of spooky snacks. Come in costume and bring a friend! This will also be the last day to turn in your spooky short story for our Teen Read Week contest.