Main Library

Needlework with Friends

Needlework with FriendsMonday, March 2 @ 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.

 

Gentle Stretching With Lenore

Tuesday, March 3 @ 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 Miss Lenore. 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.

 

Pre-K Story Time

Tuesday, March 3 @ 11am
Children ages 4-5 are invited to join Mr. Andy and Ms. Marcia in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room every Tuesday for an engaging storytime program. We will read books, sing songs, and try out our crafting skills. See you there.

 

Silent Peace Meditation

Silent Peace MeditationWednesday, March 4 @ 7 pm

Meditation teacher, Kathleen Roberts, will open the group with a short breathing exercise and lead us 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.

 

Baby Time

Thursday, March 5 @ 10:15am
Baby Time is a special storytime program designed for babies from 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

Thursday, March 5 @ 11 am
Toddler Time is a storytime program designed for children ages 1-3 years of age.  Join Mr. Andy and Ms. Marcia in the Large Meeting Room for singing, dancing, and stories. There are two Toddler Times each Thursday. The first one is at 11am with a repeat performance at 11:30am. If you can't make one, then try the other. See you there.

 

 

Family Film Series

Thursday March 5 @ 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! When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, a brilliant young robotics whiz leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his large round robot companion. Rated PG. Free popcorn while it lasts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

 

iPad User Group

iPad User GroupFriday, March 6 @ 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.

 

Teen Anime Art Exhibit

Teen Anime Art ExhibitEnjoy creating anime style artwork? Participate in the first Teen Anime Art Exhibit at the Main Library. Entry forms are available at the library and all artwork must be submitted by March 28th. The 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.

 

AARP Tax Assistance

AARP Tax AssistanceMondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 10am - 2pm
Fridays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 10am - 2pm
Saturdays, March 7, 14, 28 @ 10am - 2pm

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.

 

Pre-K Story Time

Tuesday, March 10 @ 11am
Children ages 4-5 are invited to join Mr. Andy and Ms. Marcia in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room every Tuesday through April, for an engaging story time program. We will read books, sing songs and try out our crafting skills. See you there.

 

MoneyWise

MoneyWiseWednesday, March 11 @ 1 pm

The St. Johns Housing Partnership is holding a free class designed to help families talk about money, manage their money, and build (or re-build) 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.

 

Baby Time

Thursday, March 12 @ 10:15am
Baby Time is a special storytime program designed for babies from 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

Thursday, March 12 @ 11 am
Toddler Time is a storytime program designed for children ages 1-3 years of age.  Join Mr. Andy and Ms. Marcia in the Large Meeting Room for singing, dancing, and stories. There are two Toddler Times each Thursday. The first one is at 11am with a repeat performance at 11:30am. If you can't make one, then try the other. See you there.

 

Teen Tech Week event: an hour of code

Thursday, March 12 @ 4 pm
Celebrate Teen Tech Week with Main-iac Labs. Explore new territory by participating in 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.

 

One Day Book Sale

Book SaleSaturday, March 14 @ 10 am

Need books? The Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine will be holding a special one day book sale at their shop located in the library, Mainly Books.  The sale will run from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. All proceeds of the book sale help the library purchase equipment, books, or programs for children. For information, call the library at 827-6940 or email Friends president Toni Siriani.

 

Literary Lions Book Club: Me Before You

Me Before YouSaturday, March 14 @ 10 am

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living. Reserve it!

 

AARP Tax Assistance

Mondays, March 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 10am - 2pm
Fridays, March 13, 20, 27 @ 10am - 2pm
Saturdays, March 14, 28 @ 10am - 2pm

AARP Tax AssistanceThe 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.

 

Needlework with Friends

Needlework with FriendsMonday, March 16 @ 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.

 

Gentle Stretching With Lenore

Tuesday, March 17 @ 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 Miss Lenore. 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.

 

Pre-K Story Time

Tuesday, March 17 @ 11am
Children ages 4-5 are invited to join Mr. Andy and Ms. Marcia in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room every Tuesday through April, for an engaging story time program. We will read books, sing songs and try out our crafting skills. See you there.

 

Brown Bag Lunch: Sweet Temptation

Friends of the Main Library St. AugustineWednesday, March 18 @ 12:30 pm

Make your reservations and join us as Virginia Whetstone Maguire, president of Whetstone Chocolates, takes us through the history and making of chocolate. Bring your knowledge of chocolate, because after multiple chocolate-tastings, Mrs. Maguire will be quizzing the audience and awarding prizes. During her presentation, she will be discussing the history of chocolate as well as Whetstone's history in St. Augustine and the chocolate industry.

The Brown Bag Lunch Program is sponsored by Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine and patrons are welcome to bring their lunch. Beverages will be provided. The program is free and open to the public but reservations are required to guarantee seating. To make a reservation, please call the Main Library at 827-6940. For additional information contact Friends president Toni Siriani.

 

Baby Time

Thursday, March 19 @ 10:15am
Baby Time is a special storytime program designed for babies from 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

Thursday, March 19 @ 11 am
Toddler Time is a storytime program designed for children ages 1-3 years of age.  Join Mr. Andy and Ms. Marcia in the Large Meeting Room for singing, dancing, and stories. There are two Toddler Times each Thursday. The first one is at 11am with a repeat performance at 11:30am. If you can't make one, then try the other. See you there.

 

Adult Bingo For Books

Bingo for booksThursday, March 19 @ 3:00 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. Everyone is welcome and it's free.

 

Android User Group

Android User GroupFriday, March 20 @ 11:00 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.

 

AARP Tax Assistance

AARP Tax AssistanceMondays, March 16, 23, 30 @ 10am - 2pm
Fridays, March 20, 27 @ 10am - 2pm
Saturdays, March 28 @ 10am - 2pm

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.

 

Teen Anime Art Exhibit

Teen Anime Art ExhibitEnjoy creating anime style artwork? Participate in the first Teen Anime Art Exhibit at the Main Library. Entry forms are available at the library and all artwork must be submitted by March 28th. The 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.

Florida Writers Association / Ancient City Chapter Monthly Meeting

Florida Writers AssociationSaturday, March 21 @ 10:00 am

How To Turn Factual Research Into Astounding Fiction

Author Arliss Ryan will present on turning your factual research into riveting fiction that will keep readers turning pages late into the night. Using excerpts from her novels, this “craft of writing” program will demonstrate a variety of creative techniques for integrating research and other background information into a story. You will learn how to:

  • Incorporate historical facts and other types of research into your novel without bogging down the story;
  • Spread your research throughout your novel to create tension and advance the plot;
  • Turn hard facts into vivid emotions that make your characters come alive

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.

 

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

JAAMMonday, March 23 @ 5:00 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.

 

Gentle Stretching With Lenore

Tuesday, March 24 @ 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 Miss Lenore. 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.

 

Pre-K Story Time

Tuesday, March 24 @ 11am
Children ages 4-5 are invited to join Mr. Andy and Ms. Marcia in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room every Tuesday through April, for an engaging story time program. We will read books, sing songs and try out our crafting skills. See you there.

 

Bellydancing

BellydancingWednesday, March 25 @ 6:30 pm

Explore the ancient art of Middle Eastern Bellydance with instructor Liz Boyett of St. Augustine Bellydance on Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 pm. This Bellydance Basics class will focus on understanding beginner technique and creative expression. No previous dance experience is necessary, and all ages are welcome. Please wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing and bring water.

 

Baby Time

Thursday, March 26 @ 10:15am
Baby Time is a special storytime program designed for babies from 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

Thursday, March 26 @ 11 am
Toddler Time is a storytime program designed for children ages 1-3 years of age.  Join Mr. Andy and Ms. Marcia in the Large Meeting Room for singing, dancing, and stories. There are two Toddler Times each Thursday. The first one is at 11am with a repeat performance at 11:30am. If you can't make one, then try the other. See you there.

 

AARP Tax Assistance

AARP Tax AssistanceMondays, March 23, 30 @ 10am - 2pm
Fridays, March 27 @ 10am - 2pm
Saturdays, March 28 @ 10am - 2pm

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.

 

 

Gentle Stretching With Lenore

Tuesday, March 31 @ 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 Miss Lenore. 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.

 

Pre-K Story Time

Tuesday, March 31 @ 11am
Children ages 4-5 are invited to join Mr. Andy and Ms. Marcia in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room every Tuesday through April, for an engaging story time program. We will read books, sing songs and try out our crafting skills. See you there.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

Notice: The St. Johns County Public Library System frequently takes photos of its public programs, activities and their participants. Please be aware that these photos may be used in brochures, flyers, web pages, news releases or other promotional materials. Those wishing not to be photographed or recorded should inform the photographer or library staff.

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