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Family Film Series: Creature Feature
Main
Thursday, October 30 @ 4pm
This special edition of The Family Film Series celebrates Halloween with the newest family friendly creature feature. Woody, Buzz and the gang are in for a fright this time around. Do you dare see what lurks in the toy chest tonight? Brought to you by the Friends of Main Library St. Augustine. Free popcorn while supplies last.

 

jack-o-lanternUnscary Halloween Party: Hastings
Thursday, October 30 @ 6pm

Kids are invited to take part in some Halloween and fall fun at the library. Join us in the courtyard for games, crafts, and treats, and fun. Don't forget to dress up!

 

 

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat @ Ponte Vedra
ALL DAY: 10am to 6pm

All little ones - 5th graders are invited to stop by the Reference Desk at the library anytime today for a Halloween treat bag while supplies last! Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring this opportunity. Happy Halloween!

 

Trick or TreatAll Day Halloween: Anastasia Island
Kids of all ages can come in to the library and receive one special Halloween treat today. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

 

Pumpkin PatchNot-so-Spooky Carnival: Southeast
Saturday, November 1 @ 2pm

Come one, come all to the spectacular and not-so-spooky carnival! Sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library, our Halloween carnival will include fun game booths, crafts, a trail of treats, and lots of special surprises. Come in costume for an extra-fun time. Kids of all ages are welcome at this event. 

 

Creature Feature: Terry the Diamondback Terrapin
Main
Tuesday, November 4 @ 4pm
Come meet a real live turtle! Terry the Diamondback Terrapin will be visiting Main Library with her handler, Tina Gordon, Coastal Training Program Coordinator for the GTM Research Reserve. You can meet Terry and learn all about where she lives, what she eats and what makes this turtle so special. This program is brought to you by the GTM Research Reserve and The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.

 

homework helpHomework Help: Bartram Trail
Tuesday, November 4 @ 4pm -
6pm

Having trouble with that math problem? Science got you down? Need a helping hand? Then, come to the library from 4pm - 6pm for free one-on-one tutoring. No appointment needed, it's a first-come, first-served basis. Help is available in multiple subjects.

 

 

Sleeping BeautyFamily Movie Event with a Sleeping Princess
Anastasia Island
Wednesday, November 5 @ 2:30pm

(G) After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies. Come into the library to see this Disney movie version of the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty. Light snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Call the library at 209-3730 for the movie title.

 

movieChildren's Movie Matinee: Bartram Trail
Wednesday, November 5 @ 3pm
It's an early release day, so grab your friends and join us for a movie. Please contact us at 827-6960 to find out what we're showing this week on our big screen. Snacks are provided; bring your own drinks.

 

Family Film Series: Main
Thursday, November 6 @ 4pm
This edition of The Family Film Series features animated aircraft flying to the rescue. See if you have what it takes to earn your wings! Brought to you by the Friends of Main Library St. Augustine. Free popcorn while supplies last.

 

Read to RoverRead to Rover: Southeast
Saturday, November 8 @ 11am

Beginning readers are invited to practice their reading skills when they read to a real, live therapy dog! Don't forget to bring your Read to Rover Frequent Reader Card.

 

yogaYoga for Kids: Southeast
Monday, November 10 @ 4pm

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat. Teens are welcome, too.

 

Thanksgiving CraftsFall Crafts for Kids and Tweens: Anastasia Island
Wednesday, November 12 @ 2:30pm

It's an early release day and Fall is in the air. Bring in the kids to create some beautiful Fall crafts. We will be making turkeys, owls, and more. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

art programChildren's Art Activity (Grades 3-5): Bartram Trail
Wednesday, November 12 @ 3pm

If you like art, and you're in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade, come and create your own art project, inspired by the works of this month's artist.

 

 

art programAfter-School Crafts with Teens: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, November 12 @ 4pm

Children (K - 5th grade), and their caregivers, are invited to make crafts with the teens of Nease High School's Arts in Motion Club. Materials are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. No registration is needed and it's free. Please Note: All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.

 

 

teen chess clubChess Club for Kids, Tweens, and Teens: Bartram Trail
Wednesday, November 12 @ 4:30pm

Check or Checkmate? Do you play chess or are you interested in learning? Wonder what the terms pins, ranks, and skittles mean? If you would like to be part of a chess club, we have the right one for you.

 

After School Gaming: Main
Thursday, November 13 @ 3pm
Join us every second and fourth Thursday in the large meeting room for after school gaming. Challenge your friends on our Wii, Playstation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360 game sessions. For ages 6-16. Everyone gets a chance to play. Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.

 

international games dayInternational Games Day: Hastings
Saturday, November 15 @ 1pm
Kids, teens, and adults are all invited to play games of all kinds to celebrate International Games Day. People across the planet will be getting their game on, and so will we! We have digital as well as board games, so come play at the library.

 

Kid with ArtArt Lab: Southeast
Saturday, November 15 @ 2pm

Kids of all ages are invited to learn about art history through exploration with different media. In this month's class, we'll learn about artist Katsushika Hokusai's The Great Wave off Kanagawa!

 

BingoFamily Bingo for Books: Bartram Trail
Saturday, November 15 @ 2pm

Looking for fun for the whole family? Come in and play Bingo for Books. Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Books are generously donated by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

 

yogaYoga for Kids: Southeast
Monday, November 17 @ 4pm

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat. Teens are welcome, too.

 

childrenFree Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 -5
Ponte Vedra
Tuesday, November 18
from 10am - 12:30pm

Children ages 3-5 are invited to receive a free, 10-minute Early Literacy Screening at the library, courtesy of Nemours BrightStart. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis by a Nemours representative. Utilize this free screening to find out where your child's literacy strengths lie, and what you can do to help them improve in any other areas before they start school.

 

Superheroes Family Storytime with St. Johns County Firefighters
fire truckPonte Vedra
Tuesday, November 18 @ 11am

Join us for a very special Family Storytime with awesome superheroes as our guest readers: our friendly St. Johns County Firefighters from Station 10. Dress up as your favorite superhero (Firefighter, Spiderman, Librarian!), if you wish, and come ready to climb aboard the fire truck and find out what it's all about. Our library loves our local superheroes and super readers!

 

homework helpHomework Help: Bartram Trail
Tuesday, November 18 @ 4pm - 6pm

Having trouble with that math problem? Science got you down?  Need a helping hand? Then, come to the library from 4pm - 6pm for free one-on-one tutoring. No appointment needed, it's a first-come, first-served basis. Help is available in multiple subjects.

 

Bedtime StorytimeBedtime Storytime: Southeast
Tuesday, November 18 @ 6:30pm

Wear your PJs to this special session of our regular storytime where we do storytime backwards, starting with a craft. This is a family program that is suitable for all young children.

 

Kids LEGO Brick ClubKids LEGO Brick Club: Anastasia Island
Wednesday, November 19 @ 2:30pm
Come into the library to play with over 60 pounds of LEGO bricks and pieces. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun - all you need to bring is your imagination. There is no registration or fee for this program.

 

 

Kids JEA WorkshopJEA Workshop for Kids: Bartram Trail
Wednesday, November 19 @ 3pm

Attention math geeks and science nerds: your parents need your help to save energy AND money. Come to our DIY Science program and learn how to measure energy used in your home. You can then use these calculations to see where you can make some changes to save money AND help save the earth. You’ll be able to borrow a home energy kit for two weeks to do your own experiments at home. Recommended for ages 10 and up (unless you’re a MATH GENIUS.) Please bring your adult with you. Register by calling the library at 827-6960. Presented for free by the Green Team Project in conjunction with JEA and the St. Johns County Public Library System.

 

Family Board Game NightFamily Game Time: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, November 19 from 3pm - 6pm

Held the 3rd Wednesday instead of the 4th due to Thanksgiving! The whole family is invited to the library to play board games, including Monopoly, Connect Four, Candy Land, Scrabble, Chutes & Ladders, Uno, and many more. Simply use your library card, or driver's license, to check out the games. All board games - including our new ones (Trivial Pursuit Family Edition, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Don't Drop the Egg, Super Mario Brothers Checkers, and Apples to Apples Disney Edition) are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

girls at computerMoney Skills for Kids: Hastings
Wednedsay, November 19 @ 3pm

Kids can learn about being smart with money in this dynamic and fun presentation. At the end of this workshop, kids will know about where money comes from, the cycle of money, working with a budget, savings, checking, and credit. This free presentation is presented by Laura Bullard Ferguson of Wells Fargo Bank. Please call the library at 827-6970 to reserve your spot.

 

LegoLEGO Club for Tweens: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, November 19 @ 4pm

Tweens in 4th-7th grades (ages 9 - 13) are invited to the library for an afternoon of building with Legos and hanging out. 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, including our pink Legos. Tween girl Lego lovers, we want you to join our club, too.

 

Main-iac Science Labs
Thursday, November 20 @ 4pm
Join The Main-iacs as they explore the world of science with hands on experiments.  Main-iac Labs meets every third Thursday so grab your lab coat and join Mr. Andy and Mrs. Marcia for some scientific fun! Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.

 

New MovieFamily Movie: New Disney DVD Release
Anastasia Island
Friday, November 21 @ 3:30pm
(PG) Ever wonder why poor Sleeping Beauty was cursed? We do. A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. Light snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.

 

Read to RoverRead to Rover: Southeast
Saturday, November 22 @ 11am

Beginning readers are invited to practice their reading skills when they read to a real, live therapy dog! Don't forget to bring your Read to Rover Frequent Reader Card.

 

yogaYoga for Kids: Southeast
Monday, November 24 @ 4pm

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat. Teens are welcome, too.

 

4H science club4-H Science After School Club (Grades 4-5)
Bartram Trail

Monday, November 24 @ 5pm
The Crazy Comets 4-H Club is now meeting at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. If you're in 4th or 5th grade and crazy about science, come join the club. Space is limited; sign up today on 4-HOnline www.4honline.com. For more information, please contact club leader Vara Suresh at 339-222-9284 or varasuresh@gmail.com.

 

homework helpHomework Help: Bartram Trail
Tuesday, November 25 @ 4pm - 6pm

Having trouble with that math problem? Science got you down? Need a helping hand? Then, come to the library from 4pm - 6pm for free one-on-one tutoring. No appointment needed, it's a first-come, first-served basis. Help is available in multiple subjects.

 

Be Your Own ScientistKids Be Your Own Scientist: Maps
Anastasia Island
Wednesday, November 26 @ 3pm

There is no school and the kids are bored. Sounds like a perfect time to take a break and come to the library. Kids, ages 3-10, are invited to the library to learn about maps. We will make our own treasure maps and even go on a fun treasure hunt through the library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

Kids LEGO ClubKids (Grades K-5) LEGO Club: Bartram Trail
Wednesday, November 26 @ 3pm
Come into the library to play with our LEGO bricks and pieces. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun - all you need to bring is your imagination. There is no registration or fee for this program.

 

 

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