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Teddy Bear Sleepover Event

Teddy Bear SleepoverWednesday, January 15 @ 6pm
Teddy Bears and other stuffed critters are invited to a special sleepover event at the Main Library. Your human child can join you at a fun party celebrating teddy bears with stories, songs, crafts, snacks, and much more. After the party is over teddy bears get to spend the night at the library and have all kinds of adventures. When you get picked up and go home, you'll have a special souvenir to can give to your family.


Build a Home-Based Business

Build a Home-Based BusinessTuesday, January 7 @ 6:30pm
Are you interested in learning how to start and own a home-based business? Do you want to become your own boss? Join Brett Hancock for some basic information and tips on setting up your own profitable home-based company. No hype - no glory - just the TRUTH! Check out some of our home-based business books today!


Medicine Cabinet Makeover

Wednesday, January 29 @ 10am
What would safer, cheaper, more effective health care mean for your family? Learn how to make over your medicine cabinet by replacing over-the-counter medicines and other drugs with pure, plant-based medicine--also known as essential oils. Discover how to take charge of your health care with these self-directed, medicinal oils that you can utilize every day to improve your body's chemistry and natural defenses. Presented by Green Smoothie Girl Health Coach, Charlene Kitht, Naturopath. Please call Charlene @ 305-6311 to register for this free class. Check out some of our essential oil books to learn more.


Painting With Acrylics

All About Techniques in Acrylics
Friday, February 7 @ 11am
Seniors and adults, discover art through the Library and its resources. Those who have never held a paintbrush, mixed colors, or created a personal masterpiece will have the opportunity to do so completely free of charge. This workshop is sponsored by the St. Johns Cultural Council and the State of the Arts License Plate Program and the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County. Interested artists should call 827-6940 to sign up for the workshop.

Storytimes @ Main Library

Weekly Storytimes @ Main LibraryEvery Thursday in January
We invite you to join us each week for all the laughs of storytime. We'll share some of our favorite books, sing songs, play music, tell interactive stories, make crafts, and have lots of fun. Themes for January include: Winter, Teddy Bears, Colors, I Love Books!, and Counting.
Baby Time 10:15am:
A gentle lapsit program with action rhymes, fingerplays, and first books for babies. For pre-walkers only, please.
Toddler Time 11am:
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 11:30am:
"Big Kids" get a storytime of their own, including longer stories, a variety of early literacy concepts, listening, and pre-classroom skills. Perfect for 3-5 year olds.

MAIN-iac Science Lab

Cover of bookThursday, January 16 @ 4pm
Join us after school for a hands-on, minds-on science program and work closely with our very own mad scientists from the Children's Department. Explore a variety of science topics through fun experiments, activities, and lively discussions. All materials for experiments are provided. If you can't make it to the science lab, check out our amazing science project books.


After School Gaming

After School GamingThursday, January 23 & 30 from 3pm - 5pm
School-age children, tweens, and teens choose what they want to play after school at the Main Library. A selection of video game choices for X-box 360, PS3, & Wii consoles will be offered. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County & Sony.


After School Family Film

After School Family FilmThursday, January 2 @ 4pm
Join us after school for a cinematic event. We'll show a new release with a G or PG rating, so it's fun for the whole family. Please call the Main Library at 827-6940 for movie title and rating. We have plenty of pillow seating and serve free, organic popcorn, courtesy of Diane's Natural Food Market.


Friends of the Library of St. Johns County January Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale
The Book Sale will be open to the general public:
Friday, January 10, 1pm - 5pm
Saturday, January 11, 10am - 5pm
Monday, January 13, 10am - 7pm
Be sure to stock up for winter reading and choose from over 3,000 fiction titles and an extensive selection of cookbooks, all a result of generous patron donations and all priced at $1. Other selections include classics; biographies and memoirs; history; travel; health; inspiration; art, music and poetry; foreign language; reference; nature; hobbies, music CDs, and DVDs all priced at $1. On Tuesday, January 14, all remaining items will be available at special discount pricing from 10am – 2pm.

Movie Nite @ Main

New Release FilmTuesday, January 7 & 28 @ 5pm
Tired of being on the hold list, and can't wait any longer to see that new release film? Then join us at the library for a movie night. We're going to show a new release with a PG or PG-13 rating. Please call the Main Library at 827-6940 for movie title. We'll have plenty of snacks, courtesy of the  Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.

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