Wednesday, July 10 @5pm
Held this month on the 2nd Wednesday night instead of the first. All 13 - 18 year-olds are invited to have fun with your friends at the library and play "E" and "T"-rated games on our PlayStation 3 (with the new Move), Nintendo Wii, and X-Box 360 (with the new Kinect) set up on three TVs for simultaneous playing. Snacks will be served. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and our friends at Sony. Call 827-6950 for more details.
Starting June 10, FLYP Reading Logs and Teen Summer Reading Program Bookmark Reviews will be available for pickup. Both Summer Reading Programs run June 16 - August 3 with the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library providing $2000 worth of Scholastic book prizes for both programs. Thank you, Friends!
Wednesday, June 12 @ 2pm
For rising 6th - 12th graders ONLY, we will be showing Warm Bodies (rated PG-13), raffling off teen zombie fiction and survival guides, and for those who come dressed as zombies, raffling off a DVD of the movie. Pizza and sodas will be served and there will be video gaming, crafting, and even zombie bowling. Join us and pick up your book review slips to participate in this summer's Teen Reading Program themed "Beneath the Surface." Thanks to our Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring this party.
Monday, June 17 @ 5pm
Come explore what lies Beneath the Surface. Young adults are invited to celebrate the beginning of summer with this cave party for our 2013 Summer Reading Program. Build your very own crystal garden, try not to break a tooth on rocky cupcakes, and win prizes playing games like stalagmite toss. The program is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County.
Saturday, 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.
Saturday, 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.
Monday, July 29 @ 5pm
Love watching anime or reading manga? Tweens, teens, and young twenty-somethings are invited to the monthly meeting of our anime club, where you can meet others with similar interests. Feel free to wear a costume if you’d like and come "JAAM" with us.
Tuesday, 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.
Saturday, 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.
Saturday, June 29 @ 1pm
Join us for gaming on the Xbox, PlayStation or Wii, use the computers, play board games, or just hang out with your friends in a fun, friendly environment. Guitars, a keyboard, and a violin are available if you feeling like getting musical!