Saturday, May 9 @ 10 am
Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Doerr's gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. For book club information, please contact Friends of the Library Toni Siriani. Reserve the book here.
Saturday, April 11 @ 10 am
It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers. For more information, contact Friends of the Library president Toni Siriani. Reserve it!
Wednesday, April 1 @ 5 pm
The first Teen Anime Art Exhibit will be open to the public on April 1st from 5 to 7pm. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. For more information call Karlene at 827-6920.
Enjoy creating anime style artwork? Participate in the first Teen Anime Art Exhibit at the Main Library. Entry forms are available at the library and all artwork must be submitted by March 28th. The exhibit will be open to the public on April 1st from 5 to 7pm. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. For more information call Karlene at 827-6920.
Enjoy creating anime style artwork? Participate in the first Teen Anime Art Exhibit at the Main Library. Entry forms are available here or at the library and all artwork must be submitted by March 28th. See contest rules here. The exhibit will be open to the public on April 1st from 5 to 7pm. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. For more information call Karlene at 827-6920.
Saturday, March 14 @ 10 am
Need books? The Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine will be holding a special one day book sale at their shop located in the library, Mainly Books. The sale will run from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. All proceeds of the book sale help the library purchase equipment, books, or programs for children. For information, call the library at 827-6940 or email Friends president Toni Siriani.
Thursday, March 12 @ 4 pm
Celebrate Teen Tech Week with Main-iac Labs. Explore new territory by participating in the world wide Hour of Code! Teens and pre-teens can explore a basic introduction to computer science and even learn basic programming skills using the Angry Birds platform. The lessons increase in difficulty as you move through them so come back each month to increase your skills. This one hour program is designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics. There will be guided lessons as well as individual and group exploration. You can bring your own laptop or tablet or you can borrow one of ours. Supplies are limited. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.
Thursday March 5 @ 4 pm
Join us each month for a fun family film in the large meeting room. This month we are featuring another great new release! When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, a brilliant young robotics whiz leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his large round robot companion. Rated PG. Free popcorn while it lasts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.
Saturday, March 14 @ 10 am
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living. Reserve it!
Wednesday, March 18 @ 12:30 pm
Make your reservations and join us as Virginia Whetstone Maguire, president of Whetstone Chocolates, takes us through the history and making of chocolate. Bring your knowledge of chocolate, because after multiple chocolate-tastings, Mrs. Maguire will be quizzing the audience and awarding prizes. During her presentation, she will be discussing the history of chocolate as well as Whetstone's history in St. Augustine and the chocolate industry.
The Brown Bag Lunch Program is sponsored by Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine and patrons are welcome to bring their lunch. Beverages will be provided. The program is free and open to the public but reservations are required to guarantee seating. To make a reservation, please call the Main Library at 827-6940. For additional information contact Friends president Toni Siriani.