Main Library

Silent Peace Meditation

Silent Peace MeditationWednesday, August 12 @ 7pm

Meditation teacher, Kathleen Roberts, will open the group with a short breathing exercise and lead us into a silent meditation, where the participants will think peace. Jade Forest and her singing bowls will support the meditation. Ms. Roberts has been leading meditation and psychic development groups for over 10 years. Any questions, call Kathleen at 669-1085. Come join us in sending peace to the world.


Needlework With Friends

Needlework With FriendsMonday, August 3 @ 1:30pm

Bring your projects -- knit, crochet, needlepoint, or cross stitch and share your love of needlecrafts at the Main Library. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. For more information, contact FOL President, Toni Siriani or contact the library at 827-6940.


Brown Bag Lunch: The American Beach Story and Museum

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

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Mr. Yuwnus Asami, Curator of The American Beach Museum, will tell the story of this historic district and museum on Amelia Island. The American Beach community was established in 1935 by A.L. Lewis, President of the Afro American Life Insurance Company, and designated as a historic site in 2001. Museum Curator Asami will share the history of this community, which hosted numerous celebrities, including Zora Neale Hurston, Cab Calloway, and Ray Charles, and tell guests about "Beach Lady" Ma Vynee Betsch, great-granddaughter of A.L. Lewis, co-founder of the Abraham Lincoln Lewis Historical Society, and champion for the preservation of the area.  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 contact Friends President, Toni Siriani or call the library at 827-6940.



College Essay Writing Workshop

Tuesday, July 28 @ 5:30

Attention High School Seniors! How do you start planning for the essay portion of your college application? What should you write about? What should you not write about? Join us this summer during this back-to-school workshop at the Main Library. Learn the four types of essays that will help you receive that college acceptance letter or scholarship! Together we'll develop your main statement, outline, and first draft.


Gaming at the Library: It's on!

Thursday July 23 @ 3pm
Beat the heat this summer in the large meeting room from 3-5pm for some awesome video game sessions. Challenge your friends on our Wii, Playstation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360. All games are rated E for everyone and everyone gets a turn. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.


Nature Detectives Workshop for Kids

Friday, July 17 at 1pm and 2pm (repeat wksp.)

Pre-registration required as space and materials are limited! Call 827-6940 or visit the Reference Desk of the Main Library to register.

Do you love bugs? All children ages 6 - 12 are invited to become a true Nature Hero and learn all about dragonflies and hummingbirds, two amazing pollinators, with the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants! These fun, educational workshops are hands-on with take-home gardening goodies for you. The second workshop is a repeat of the first. These workshops are generously sponsored by the Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine and the Garden Club of St. Augustine.

FLYP event: Magician Mark Alan

Mark Alan, MagicianThursday, July 30 @ 4pm
Our favorite Magician, Mark Alan, returns to our library, this time with a heroes-themed, interactive magic show for our summer reading program! Seating is limited so please arrive early to ensure your spot. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.



MAIN-iac Science Labs - The Hour of Code

Thursday, July 16 @ 4pm
Explore computer programming for kids with 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 popular video game characters. The lessons increase in difficulty as you move through them so come back each month to improve 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.


MAIN-iac Science Labs: FLYP edition - Einstein-A-Go-Go

Thursday, July 9 @ 4pm
Join mad scientists, Mr. Andy and Ms. Marcia, as they dive into science. Young science enthusiasts, ages 6-16, are invited to join Main-iac Labs and have fun with our hands-on experiments. In this special FLYP edition of MAIN-iac Science Labs, we'll be learning about our favorite science hero, Albert Einstein. We'll even try some experiments based on his scientific theories. Seating is limited so be sure to arrive early. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.



FLYP Family Film Series

Thursday, July 2 @ 4pm
It's summer and the Florida Library Youth Program is underway at Main. Join us each Thursday for another great summer program in the large meeting room. This year's theme is "Every Hero Has A Story" and this week's film features a SUPER group of legendary heroes banding together to protect the children of the world from the evil Pitch Black. Rated PG. Free popcorn while it lasts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.


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