Southeast Branch

Sew Into Altered Art

sewingSaturday, July 20 @ 2pm

Come out for the next installment of our Teen Makerspaces series when we pull out sewing machines and turn old clothes and fabric scraps into snazzy tablet and cell phone cases, purses, and more. Makerspaces programs are geared toward teen and tween guys and gals who are interested in learning how to create, using their minds and their hands.


Teen Coffeehouse: Book Art

art bookTuesday, July 9 @ 2pm

Calling all teen artists, poets, and scholars: come share your drawings, sketches, poems, stories... anything. We will meet in the Teen Lounge and share our art and the art of others. Don't forget to bring your mug - hot chocolate, apple cider, and tea will be provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

Do you have old, musty books laying around? Bring them in for our book art project, where we'll use the pages of old books to craft some totally cool... well, art.


Red Cross Summer Safety for Kids

water safetyWednesday, July 3 @ 2pm

Swimming is a popular summer activity and The American Red Cross encourages everyone to learn how to stay safe at the beach and the pool. Join us for an informative program on how to enjoy water activities safely.


Friends of the Library Booksale

Saturday, June 15 from 10 am - 4 pm

The Friends of the Southeast Library will be holding a one-day only book sale in the Library Lobby.  Tables of books will be available, including many new & popular fiction titles.  The FOLSE Bookstore will be open during the same hours with the same low prices.

Summer Reading Program: Fractured Fairytales - A Pirate's Life for Me

Wednesday, July 31 @ 2pm

skullAarrgh ye ready, landlubbers? It’s time to set sail for adventure with Captain Kristine and First Mate Alex. Turn in your completed reading log and be transformed into a pirate – you’ll even get a new pirate name. Then help the Captain and First Mate tell a classic fairytale story (all wrong, of course). The treasure map in the story will lead you to the treasure and the special guests that hold it.

Parents, please note that this program will take place (mostly) outside and that your child will get wet. Appropriate swimwear and cover-ups are permitted; shoes are required.

This program for school-aged children is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.


Summer Reading Program: Swamp Stories

swampsWednesday, July 24 @ 2pm

Join Steve on a journey back to Old Florida as he tells stories of his childhood and shares real Florida history. See and touch actual artifacts, taste real beef jerky, and become part of the story as he brings his stories to life. This program for school-aged children is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library and is part of the Viva Florida 500 celebration. 


Summer Reading Program: PB&J Archaeology

archaeologyWednesday, July 17 @ 2pm

Did you ever wonder how archaeologists find sites? Excavate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to find out. Dig up the past and learn about real tools, fieldwork, and archaeological sites through hands-on activities. This program for school-aged children is sponsored and hosted by the Florida Public Archaeology Network and is part of the Viva Florida 500 celebration.


Summer Reading Program: Fabulous Florida Bats

batsWednesday, July 10 @ 2pm

Join bat advocate, Marcia Daniels, as she teaches us about the amazing bats found in our area, and why they need our help. Bats are amazing bug eaters with important roles to play in our local ecosystem. Discover the wonderful world of bats through this interactive family program. View and listen to bats as they emerge from local bat houses. We'll even have a BATastic craft to reminds us that bats are really our friends. This free program is sponsored in partnership with the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.


Teen Gaming Tournament

mario kartSaturday, June 29 @ 2pm

Do you have what it takes to beat our Southeast Gaming Grand Master?  Practice your Mario Kart skills during the month of June in our Galaxy Game Room (click here for hours) and then come to the Mario Kart tournament for a chance to beat our Grand Master. Pizza and prizes will be provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.


Teen Financial Literacy Workshop (Ages 15-20)

moneySaturday, June 22 from 10am to 3pm

Are you starting your first job, graduating from high school, or heading off to college? Whatever the reason, every teen needs to learn how to manage money. The St. Johns River Chapter of Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and SJCPLS are teaming up to offer this full day (10am - 3pm) workshop to teens age 15-20. Subjects covered will be budgeting, saving, personal investing, using credit wisely, avoiding identity theft and more. Class size is limited so call us at 827-6900 or stop by the Youth Services Desk to register. This workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library and lunch will be provided.


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