Main Library

Storytime at Main

PreK Storytime (ages 4-5yrs) every Tuesday @ 11:00am
Lapsit Babytime (ages 0-12mo) every Thursday @ 10:15am
Toddler Storytime (ages 1-3yrs) every Thursday @ 11:00 and 11:30am

Storytimes are hosted by Mr. Andy and Mrs. Marcia and they run through April 30th.

PreK Storytime is for children ages 4-5 and is held in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room. This is an engaging story time featuring longer stories, songs and crafting.

Lapsit Babytime is a special storytime program designed for babies 0-12 months of age. It is a lapsit program that features songs, action rhymes, fingerplays and more for you and your baby. Come join the circle in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room.

Toddler Time is a storytime program designed for children ages 1-3 years of age.  Join us in the Large Meeting Room for a lively program of singing, dancing and stories.

Teen Anime Art Exhibit

Teen Anime Art ExhibitWednesday, April 1 @ 5 pm
The first Teen Anime Art Exhibit will be open to the public on April 1st from 5 to 7pm. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. For more information call Karlene at 827-6920.

 

 

Family Film Series

Thursday April 2 @ 4 pm
Join us each month for a fun family film in the large meeting room. This month we are featuring another great new release! The Fairies are at it again and this time they meet a fearsome beast. Is it friend or foe? Rated PG. Free popcorn while it lasts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

 

Needlework With Friends

Needlework With FriendsMonday, April 6 @ 1:30 pm

Bring your projects -- knit, crochet, needlepoint, or cross stitch and share your love of needlecrafts at the Main Library. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. For more information, contact FOL President, Toni Siriani or contact the library at 827-6940.

 

Yoga With Stephanie

Yoga With StephanieTuesday, April 7 @ 10:30 am

Yoga, which includes gentle stretching, is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Join us for a free hour of yoga with experienced instructor Stephanie. Registration is not required. Wear loose clothing and bring your yoga mat, if you have one. For more information, call the library at 827-6940.

 

MoneyWise

MoneyWiseWednesday, April 8 @ 2 pm

The St. Johns Housing Partnership is holding a free class designed to help families talk about money, manage their money, and build (or rebuild) good credit. This two-hour class includes tracking your money, setting financial goals, spending plans, getting smart about credit, and managing the costs of homeownership. Call 819-1266 to register.

 

Transform Social Security into a Winning Strategy

Friends of the Main Library St. AugustineWednesday, April 8 @ 5:30 pm

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Thinking of retiring? Pondering how to make the most of your Social Security benefits? Chris Draughon, CFP® will present options for making the most of your Social Security. During this informative workshop, participants will learn about the many ways in which they can claim their benefits to potentially maximize their income. Dessert and refreshments will be served. The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine, is free and open to the public. To reserve your spot, call the Main Library at 827-6940. For more information email Friends president Toni Siriani.

 

MAIN-iac Science Labs: catapults!

Thursday, April 9 @ 4pm
Join mad scientists, Mr. Andy and Ms. Marcia, as they dive into science. Young science enthusiasts, ages 6-16, are invited to join Main-iac Labs and have fun with our hands-on experiments. This month's theme is catapults. We'll build one and take turns launching tennis balls at targets. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

 

iPad User Group

iPad User GroupFriday, April 10 @ 11 am

Come join your fellow iPad users in this informal user group. Bring your favorite tip or app to share with attendees as well as some questions to pose to the group. Space is limited and sign-ups are required. Call the library at 827-6940 to register. Don't forget to bring your iPad.

 

Literary Lions Book Club: The Paying Guests

Paying GuestsSaturday, April 11 @ 10 am

It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow, Mrs. Wray, and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers. For more information, contact Friends of the Library President Toni Siriani. Reserve it!

 

AARP Tax Assistance

AARP Tax AssistanceMondays, April 6 & 13 @ 10 am - 2 pm
Fridays, April 10 @ 10 am - 2 pm
Saturdays, April 11 @ 10 am - 2 pm

The AARP Tax-Aide program offers free, one-on-one counseling to help individuals prepare basic tax forms, including the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, and other standard schedules. Counseling is available to all low-to-middle income taxpayers, regardless of age. No advance registration is needed, people will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Individuals must bring a photo ID, last year's tax return, and all relevant tax information with them.

 

Yoga With Stephanie

Yoga With StephanieTuesday, April 14 @ 10:30 am

Yoga, which includes gentle stretching, is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Join us for a free hour of yoga with experienced instructor Stephanie. Registration is not required. Wear loose clothing and bring your yoga mat, if you have one. For more information, call the library at 827-6940.

 

Eating With Ellen: Eating Well As You Age

Eating With EllenTuesday, April 14 @ 2 pm

Join us for a new monthly nutrition program with registered dietician, Ellen Hawkes, MS, RD.  This month she’ll be discussing how eating well promotes energy, health, and weight.  As your body changes, your nutrition requirements also change. Come and learn easy tips about how you can keep your body in optimal shape as you progress through the different stages of your life.

 

 

Brown Bag Lunch: Sandra Parks Presents: Woody and Stetson

Friends of the Main Library St. AugustineWednesday, April 15 @ 12:30 pm

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine is delighted to welcome back Sandra Parks. Make your reservations today for her very special presentation about folklorist and human rights advocate Stetson Kennedy and his friendship with folk-singing legend Woody Guthrie. The Brown Bag Lunch Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine and patrons are welcome to bring their lunch. A beverage will be provided. For additional information contact the Main Library or Friends of the Main Library President Toni Siriani.

 

Silent Peace Meditation

Silent Peace MeditationWednesday, April 15 @ 7 pm

Meditation teacher, Kathleen Roberts, will open the group with a short breathing exercise and lead into a silent meditation, where the participants will think peace. Ms. Roberts has been leading meditation and psychic development groups for over 10 years. Any questions, call Kathleen at 669-1085. Come join us in sending peace to the world.

 

Adult Bingo For Books

Adult Bingo For BooksThursday, April 16 @ 3 pm

Do you love free books and playing B-I-N-G-O? Come out to the library, make new friends or bring old friends along, and win adult fiction and non-fiction books. Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one book. Book prizes are generously donated by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. Everyone is welcome and it's free.

 

MAIN-iac Science Labs: Hour of Code

Thursday, April 16 @ 4 pm
Explore computer programming for kids with the world wide Hour of Code! Teens and pre-teens can explore a basic introduction to computer science and even learn basic programming skills using the Angry Birds platform. The lessons increase in difficulty as you move through them so come back each month to increase your skills. This one hour program is designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics. There will be guided lessons as well as individual and group exploration. You can bring your own laptop or tablet or you can borrow one of ours. Supplies are limited. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

 

Painting With Acrylics

Painting With AcrylicsFriday, April 17 @ 10:30 am

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Seniors and adults, discover art through the Library and its resources. Those who have never held a paintbrush, mixed colors, or created a personal masterpiece will have the opportunity to do so completely free of charge. This workshop is sponsored by the St. Johns Cultural Council and the State of the Arts License Plate Program and the Friends of the Main Library of St. Augustine. Interested artists should call the library at 827-6940 to sign up for the workshop.

 

Florida Writers Association: Dialogue and How It Works

Florida Writers AssociationSaturday, April 18 @ 10 am

Author Elizabeth Sinclair will be discussing how dialogue is the voice of the characters as they actively engage in conversation within the story. Each character’s voice should be distinctive, a personal signature strong enough to be heard in the reader’s mind. We'll be discussing dialogue, as well as punctuation, should you or should you not use dialect, stimulus and response, tagging the dialogue, and much more. When we're done you'll have your characters conversing in a way that will hold your reader's interest throughout the book. This meeting is sponsored by the FWA/ACC and the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. All book sales benefit the Friends of the Library. Doors open at 10am. All meetings are free and open to the public.

 

Needlework With Friends

Needlework With FriendsMonday, April 20 @ 1:30 pm

Bring your projects -- knit, crochet, needlepoint, or cross stitch and share your love of needlecrafts at the Main Library. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. For more information, contact FOL President, Toni Siriani or contact the library at 827-6940.

 

Yoga With Stephanie

Yoga With StephanieTuesday, April 21 @ 10:30 am

Yoga, which includes gentle stretching, is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Join us for a free hour of yoga with experienced instructor Stephanie. Registration is not required. Wear loose clothing and bring your yoga mat, if you have one. For more information, call the library at 827-6940.

 

Finding a Job When Jobs are Hard to Find

Finding a Job When Jobs Are Hard To FindWednesday, April 22 @ 12:30 pm

Jurg Oppliger, author of Finding a Job When Jobs Are Hard to Find, has 15 years of experience in “Outplacement” – helping people who lost jobs find a new one. This presentation will help you prepare for the job search by finding your strong points and how to best express them in your resume. He will also discuss the five ways to get a job and how to successfully handle interviews.  There will be a question and answer period.

 

Seven Principles of Holistic Investing

Wednesday, April 22 @ 4:30 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. During this one hour session, attendees will learn the Seven Principles of Holistic Investing in relation to mutual funds and stocks. Author and instructor, Joe Ippolito, has 30 years of experience in investing and will happily answer questions. Call the Main Library at 904.827.6940 to register. This program is free and open to the public. 

 

Android User Group

Android User GroupFriday, April 24 @ 11 am

Come join your fellow Android users in this informal user group. Bring your favorite tip or app to share with attendees as well as some questions to pose to the group. Space is limited and sign-ups are required. Don't forget to bring your device.

 

Japanese Anime At Main (J.A.A.M.)

JAAMMonday, April 27 @ 5 pm

Do you 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. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

 

 

Yoga With Stephanie

Yoga With StephanieTuesday, April 28 @ 10:30 am

Yoga, which includes gentle stretching, is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Join us for a free hour of yoga with experienced instructor Stephanie. Registration is not required. Wear loose clothing and bring your yoga mat, if you have one. For more information, call the library at 827-6940.

 

Transforming Your Aging Brain

Transforming Your Aging BrainTuesday, April 28 @ 3 pm

Neuroscience points to research that the adult brain is able to create new, healthy neurons and synapses as we age. The MMM: Multi-Modal Method utilizes music, movement, manual motion (sign language), and mindful meditation with visualization to enhance memory and create new wiring in the brain, speeding up and improving healthy cognitive, physical, social/emotional and spiritual processes. In this interactive lecture, audience participants will be introduced to the MMM tools that will help them change messages of the past and become more mindful with improved attention, balance, focus, vitality, and intentional communication. This lecture will benefit all boomers/seniors who  are interested in joyful, holistic aging as well as those who are caregivers for elders with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Linda Stoler, MA., CCC-SLP, is a speech language pathologist, transformational educator, poet, songwriter and producer of more than 45 years. Gretchen Espinetti, Ph.D., has been a multicultural educator and researcher for over 30 years in the U.S. and several countries abroad. For more information, call 802-343-2076 or 330-998-1955.

 

Wi$e Money Week: Estate Planning

Wi$e Money WeekWednesday, April 29@ 10 am

This presentation will explain how to protect your assets while you are alive and how to insure they are distributed according to your wishes after your death.  The discussion will include:  the objectives of Estate Planning, the probate process, key legal documents (wills, power of attorneys, etc.), trusts and taxation. Instructors from the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants are offering FREE financial planning workshops. Attendees may participate in this class by registering at the library. For information or to register by phone, call the library at 827-6940.

 

Storytime at Main

PreK Storytime (ages 4-5yrs) every Tuesday @ 11:00am
Lapsit Babytime (ages 0-12mo) every Thursday @ 10:15am
Toddler Storytime (ages 1-3yrs) every Thursday @ 11:00 and 11:30am

Storytimes are hosted by Mr. Andy and Mrs. Marcia and they run through April 30th.

PreK Storytime is for children ages 4-5 and is held in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room. This is an engaging story time featuring longer stories, songs and crafting.

Lapsit Babytime is a special storytime program designed for babies 0-12 months of age. It is a lapsit program that features songs, action rhymes, fingerplays and more for you and your baby. Come join the circle in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room.

Toddler Time is a storytime program designed for children ages 1-3 years of age.  Join us in the Large Meeting Room for a lively program of singing, dancing and stories.

 

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Main Library St. AugustineFriday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 5

The Main Library May book sale features books of all kinds and items such as DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and audio books. Hardback books cost $1.00 and paperbacks cost $.50, with many children's books priced even lower. A selection of special books is individually priced at $3.00 and up. The book sale is held by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine as a fundraiser. All sale proceeds support programs and other needs of the Main Library.

 

Literary Lions Book Club: All The Light We Cannot See

All the light we cannot seeSaturday, May 9 @ 10 am

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Doerr's gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. For book club information, please contact Friends of the Library Toni Siriani. Reserve the book here.

 

Painting With Acrylics

Painting With AcrylicsTuesday, May 12 @ 1:30 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Seniors and adults, discover art through the Library and its resources. Those who have never held a paintbrush, mixed colors, or created a personal masterpiece will have the opportunity to do so completely free of charge. This workshop is sponsored by the St. Johns Cultural Council and the State of the Arts License Plate Program and the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County. Interested artists should call the library at 827-6940 to sign up for the workshop.

 

Hours
Mon. - Wed. 10am - 8pm
Thurs. - Fri. 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday : Closed

Contact
Valerie Peischel, Branch Manager
Andy Calvert, Youth Services
Amy Ackerman, Reference
Richard Steinmeyer, Circulation
Telephone: (904) 827-6940
Fax: (904) 827-6945
Email: libm@sjcfl.us*

Location
1960 North Ponce de Leon Blvd.
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
Click here for Map and Directions

Friends of the Library of St. Johns County
President: Toni Siriani
Toni825@hotmail.com

Main Friends Application

 

Meeting Room & Equipment Information:
Both the Large Meeting Room & Small Conference Room can be reserved. Please click here for more information & download the PDF Application.

*Under Florida law, e-mail address are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead please contact via phone.

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