Southeast Branch

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.


Movie Night at Southeast (rated PG-13)

Thursday, June 20 @ 6 pm

Everyone is invited to the Southeast Branch to watch this FREE newly released movie about a zombie who, after rescuing a human survivor, starts to become increasingly more human.  Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.

Summer Reading Program: It's Alive! The Wild Side of Florida

fdepWednesday, June 26 @ 2pm

Want to know what you can do help protect the "wild side" of Florida? During this special visit by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, school-age children will learn ways they can improve natural Florida.  This Viva Florida 500 event is geared toward school-aged children.  This program is sponsored by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.


Summer Reading Program: Undersea Journeys

spiny lobsterWednesday, June 19 @ 2 pm

Explore the wonders of the ocean and Florida marine life through scuba diving!  Diver Ken Dyal of iDive Florida in St. Augustine will be sharing the mysteries of diving.  He will be bringing diving equipment and will explain how to get certified as a diver.  This Viva Florida 500 event is geared toward school-aged children.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library and iDive Florida of St. Augustine.


Bedtime Storytime

manateeTuesday, June 18 @ 6:30pm

Wear your PJs to this special session of our regular Wednesday storytime where we do storytime backwards. Arts and crafts come first and then we will wind down with some favorite stories. This is a family program that is suitable for all young children.

Let's "Dig Into Reading" by taking some undersea journeys into the ocean, the sea, and the bottom of a goldfish bowl. Parents, please note that this is the same storytime we will be doing on Wednesday, June 19.


Summer Reading Kickoff: Wacky Wednesday

snorkel kidWednesday, June 12 @ 2 pm

Celebrate the beginning of summer reading with our wackiest Wednesday yet.  Build catapults from scratch and see how far you can launch water balloons at the opposing team.  Summer reading logs will be available for pick up and snow cones will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

Parents, please note that this program will take place outside in the library courtyard and EVERYONE will get wet!  Bathing suits and coverups for children are recommended; shoes are required. 


Teen/Tween Survival Cooking

viva floridaTuesday, June 11 @ 6pm

St. Augustine Food Faves: Eat like the Spanish and the Minorcans in the days of old. Learn to cook shrimp 'n' grits 'n' corn fritters and celebrate Viva Florida 500.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. Please call 827-6900 to register for this free program.


Teen Coffeehouse

artSaturday, June 8 @ 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.

Learn some tips and tricks about writing poetry from St. Augustine poet Carolee Bertisch. She will be doing an informal poetry workshop, so bring your own poetry to share with her.  Click here to check out her books.


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