Ponte Vedra Branch

Book Talk Cafe - Steve Boone

Book TalkMonday, March 16 @ 6:30pm

This month's Book Talk Cafe will feature Steve Boone, who will discuss his memoir, Hotter Than A Match Head, Life on the Run with The Lovin’ Spoonful. This St. Augustine resident was an original member of the chart-topping band when their first seven singles made it into the top 10 music charts.  This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

Adventures in Art: Liz Gibson

Tuesday, March 10 @ 2pm

Please join us for a presentation by Liz Gibson, nationally known artist celebrated for painting and performance art, on "Art Symbolism and Storytelling". This program is made possible by FOCUS Cummer and the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


Dr. Gerson Yessin Music Series: Percussion Concert

Tuesday, March 24 @ 6:30pm

MusicThis month's program will feature a percussion concert, with Charlotte Mabrey and her students.  Everyone is welcome and it's free. Doors open at 6pm and seating is limited. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


How Outlandish: A Celebration of Scotland

Saturday, March 14 @ 2pmScotland

Do you love the "Outlander" series based on Diana Gabaldon's books or just love Scotland? Whether a Highlander or an Outlander, join us for a celebration of all things Scottish! We'll have Scottish Country Dancing, Bagpiping, Scottish refreshments, and "Outlander" raffle prizes. Everyone is welcome and it's free! This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

Ponte Vedra Beach Library Book Club

Tuesday, March 24 @ 3pm

Book ClubPlease join us as we discuss The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. Everyone is welcome. For further information, please contact the Reference Department at 827-6950 or visit the Library's Reference Desk.

 


Great Books Discussion Group

Monday, March 2 @ 3 pm

BooksJoin us for a Great Books Discussion. The group meets monthly and the books to be discussed are from the 1st Series of the Great Books Reading & Discussion Program, Conscience by Immanuel Kant and Alienated Labour by Karl Marx. We welcome all interested readers. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

Ponte Vedra Forum - Joseph W. Zarzynski

PV ForumTuesday, February 10 @ 6:30pm

Underwater archaeologist, Joseph W. Zarzynski, was a student of Rod Serling when the Hollywood luminary taught at Ithaca College in upstate New York. He will present a special talk examining Serling’s literary incursions into
“The Maritime Zone”.  This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants: Spring Into Flowers

Saturday, March 21 @ 2pm

sisterhoodThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants (Cathy and Marilyn, members of the Garden Club of St. Augustine) are coming to your library to help you discover the meaning behind flowers, how they can come together in beautiful arrangements, with "Downton Abbey" as the inspriation! If you wish, buy raffle tickets from the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library to win the arrangements the Sisterhood creates. The raffle proceeds help sponsor this event. Doors will open at 1:30pm and light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Join us for this bi-annual event not to be missed!

 

St. Johns Reads: Category 5 by Thomas Neil Knowles

Category 5Wednesday, February 11 @ 6:30pm

Author of Category 5 and historian, Thomas Neil Knowles, will examine the 1935 Labor Day hurricane, which caused the death of more than 400 people in the Keys alone and destroyed the Florida East Coast Railway's Key West Extension. Knowles will describe what daily life was like on the Keys and why so many Americans perished in the storm.

 

 

St. Johns Reads: Florida Fixins for Fancy Folks

Wednesday, February 18 @ 6pm

St Johns ReadsTravel back to the 1920s and 30s to enjoy a sampling of cuisine inspired by a Florida East Coast Railway dining car menu. Dining aboard the Florida East Coast Railway was lush and renowned. Dining cars were of the latest design with attractive finishes and were manned by experienced stewards, chefs, and waiters. Kitchens were equipped with up-to-date appliances for the preparation and serving of meals. Dining car menus showed a wide variety from which to make a selection, and delicious foods, including the famous citrus fruits of Florida. This free culinary event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

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