Ponte Vedra Branch

Dr. Gerson Yessin Music Series

MusicTuesday, March 26 @ 6:30 pm

This popular music series will feature two University of North Florida concert pianists, Gary Smart and Erin Bennett. Please join us for a musical evening of piano solos and duets.  Everyone is welcome and it's free! Doors will open at 6:00 pm and seating is limited! This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


How Spices Changed the World - Program Cancelled due to weather

SpicesMonday, February 25 @ 6:30 pm

Join author, teacher, and adventurer, Dr. Fred Czarra for a discussion of his book, Spices - A Global History.  Mixing a wide range of spice facts with fascinating fable, Dr. Czarra will take you on an exciting and fragrant journey down the rich road of lore on spices and their history.

 

Adventures in Art: They Came Before Us, Florida's First Coast

Viva 500Tuesday, April 16 @ 2 pm

Dr. Maarten van de Guchte, Executive Director of the Beaches Museum and History Park presents: They Came Before Us, Florida's First Coast.  This program is made possible by FOCUS Cummer and the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.



Adventures in Art: La Florida, 500 years of Art

Viva 500Tuesday, March 12 @ 6:30 pm

From native and Spanish colonial artifacts, to digital and video art of today, La Florida celebrates 500 years of Florida art.  Join Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens Chief Curator, Holly Keris, for this fascinating presentation.  This program is made possible by FOCUS Cummer and the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


Great Decisions

Great DecisionsMonday, March 18 from 4 - 6 pm

We choose topics on current international issues for the following month for group discussion. This month's topic focuses on "China in Africa."  Our group welcomes new participants. The program is written and sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association. Contact Bonnie Morrow with any questions at 285-6096 or bonimoro2601b@aol.com. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


Great Decisions

Great DecisionsMonday, February 11 from 4 - 6 pm

We choose topics on current international issues for the following month for group discussion. The next topic for February is on "Egypt." Our group welcomes new participants. The program is written and sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association. Contact Bonnie Morrow with any questions at 285-6096 or bonimoro2601b@aol.com. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


Great Books Discussion Group

BooksMonday, March 4 from 3 - 4:30 pm

The Great Books Discussion Group meets in the Small Conference Room. The short stories and essays in the program have been chosen for richness of ideas and quality of writing. We welcome all interested readers. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

St. Johns Reads Events: Mystery-Themed "Just for Babies" and Family Storytimes

MysteryTuesday, February 5 @ 10:15 am ("Just for Babies") and @ 11 am (Family Storytime)

Join us for a special, mystery-themed "Just for Babies" program and Family Storytime celebrating our 2013 St. Johns Reads book, The Yard, by Alex Grecian! At both of these sessions, we will enjoy suspenseful picture books for young children and, at Family Storytime, we will each be decorating our own spyglass. Join us to find out who took the cookies from the cookie jar...and more! Parents, grandparents, and caregivers:  request and read our 2013 St. Johns Reads book, The Yard, by Alex Grecian and enjoy a month's worth of mystery programs celebrating this book!

 

LEGO Club for Tweens

LegoWednesday, February 20 from 4 - 5 pm

Tweens in 4th - 7th grade ONLY are invited to come on out and bring your friends for an afternoon of fun building with Legos and hanging out at the library. No registration is necessary and it's free! Thanks to our Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for providing the Legos for this very special program just for Tweens! Please Note:  Starting in January 2013, this program moves from the 2nd to the 3rd Wednesday of every month! Also, thanks to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, we now have pink Legos, too - tween girl Lego lovers, we want you to join our club!!

 

FREE Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Preschoolers Ages 3 - 5

storytimeTuesday, February 19 from 10 am - 12:30 pm

Children ages 3 - 5 are invited to receive a 10-minute FREE Early Literacy Screening at the Library courtesy of Nemours BrightStart! Registration will be taken on a first-come, first serve basis on this day by a representative of Nemours. Nemours BrightStart will be returning monthly in 2013 to conduct more screenings at the Library for those not able to take advantage of the opportunity on this date. Utilize this free screening to find out where your child's literacy strengths lay and what you can do to help them improve in any other areas before they start school!

 

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