Main Library

Brown Bag Lunch: Unwind with Zentangle

ZentangleWednesday, June 17 @ 12:30pm

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Certified Zentangle teacher Joan Delony will present on Zentangle, an abstract, structured, pattern drawing created using the Zentangle Method. Called "yoga for the brain," the Zentangle Method is a form of meditation, using little more than pen and paper to create beautiful designs.

The program is free of charge and open to the public. Bring your lunch and enjoy the program as well as light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. For more information email Friends President Toni Siriani or call the library at 827-6940.



Adult Bingo For Books

Adult Bingo For BooksThursday, May 21 @ 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 the Library of St. Johns County. Everyone is welcome and it's free.


Understanding and Improving Your Credit Score

Understanding and improving your credit scoreWednesday, May 27 @ 6pm

The St. Johns Housing Partnership will present a 2 hour class designed to help families talk about money, manage their money, and build (or rebuild) good credit. The session will include how to get your credit report for free, how to get an estimated credit score for free, how your credit score is calculated, and what improves and damages your credit score. Call 819-1266 to register for the class.


Children's Book Week Contest

May 4-10th @ Main Library
Main Library is celebrating Children's Book Week May 4th - May 9th. Kids of all ages are encouraged to stop by The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room at Main Library to share their favorite children's book. Simply fill out one of our book signs with the your name and the title of your favorite book and we will place it on our display. Check out some of your neighbor's favorites while you're at it. Be sure to enter our drawing for free books too! Ask at the Children's Desk for more details.  Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.      

Literary Lions Book Club: A Good American

A Good AmericanSaturday, July 11 @ 10 am

This month's book club title is A Good American by Alex George. This is the story of the Meisenheimer family, told by James, a third-generation American living in Beatrice, Missouri. It’s where his German grandparents—Frederick and Jette—found themselves after journeying across the turbulent Atlantic, fording the flood-swollen Mississippi, and being brought to a sudden halt by the broken water of the pregnant Jette. A Good American tells of Jette’s dogged determination to feed a town sauerkraut and soul food; the loves and losses of her children, Joseph and Rosa; and the precocious voices of James and his brothers, sometimes raised in discord…sometimes in perfect harmony.  But above all, A Good American is about the music in Frederick’s heart, a song that began as an aria, was jazzed by ragtime, and became an anthem of love for his adopted country that the family still hears to this day. For more information, please contact Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine president Toni Siriani.


Literary Lions Book Club: The Glassblower

Friends of the Main Library St. AugustineSaturday, June 13 @ 10 am

June's book club title is The Glassblower by Petra Durst-Benning. Contact Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine president, Toni Siriani, for a copy of the book. In the village of Lauscha in Germany, things have been done the same way for centuries. The men blow the glass, and the women decorate and pack it. But when Joost Steinmann passes away unexpectedly one September night, his three daughters must learn to fend for themselves. While feisty Johanna takes a practical approach to looking for work, Ruth follows her heart, aiming to catch the eye of a handsome young villager. But it is dreamy, quiet Marie who has always been the most captivated by the magic—and sparkling possibilities—of the craft of glassblowing.   



Thursday May 28 @ 4 pm
The Florida Library Youth Program continues at Main library with a special edition featuring our heroes at The Guana Tolomoto Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. Come learn all about Sea Turtles and how the GTM Reserve is working hard to protect our aquatic friends. Seating is limited so be sure to arrive early. Ages 6-16 only please. Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.


Eating With Ellen: Sizzling Summer Treats

Eating With EllenTuesday, May 26 @ 2 pm

Join us for our monthly nutrition program with registered dietician, Ellen Hawkes, MS, RD. This month she’ll be discussing delicious and nutritious recipes and tips to slim down your summer BBQ. There will be seasonal treats to sizzle on the grill and give your taste buds a thrill!


Japanese Anime At Main (J.A.A.M.)

JAAMMonday, May 11 @ 5 pm

It’s the Four Year Anniversary of our teen anime club this month! Join us as we celebrate the birthday of our club with cake and another screening of the movie that was shown at our first club meeting! Feel free to wear a costume if you’d like and come "JAAM" with us. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.


"Fill a Bag" Book Sale

Friends of the Main Library St. AugustineTuesday, May 5 @ 10

The book sale features all kinds of books and items such as DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and audio books. During the bag sale, customers can fill a paper grocery bag with books for $3.00. Bags will be provided at the sales desk.


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