Main Library

Healthcare Navigation

Throughout the months of January and February, the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida will be providing free Healthcare Navigation services at the Main Library.  Healthcare Navigators are certified to assist with insurance enrollment and are qualified to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call 1-877-553-7453 to make an appointment, or stop by the library to chat with our Navigator!

 

Needlework With Friends

Needlework with FriendsMonday, February 2 @ 1:30pm

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

Gentle Stretching with LenoreTuesday, February 3 @ 10:30am

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 Storytime: Featuring Special Guest Park Ranger Ted Johnson

Tuesday, February 3 @ 11am

Children ages 4-5 are invited to join Mr. Andy and Ms. Marcia in The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room for an engaging story time program. Today we welcome special guest Park Ranger, Ted Johnson, from the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. He will present a hands-on, interactive program celebrating diversity through song. Children can clap, sing, and play percussion instruments while learning about Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of universal togetherness.

 

Black History Month Celebration with Park Ranger Ted Johnson

Tuesday, February 3 @ 4pm

Park Ranger, Ted Johnson, from the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, will present a special 45-minute interactive living history program detailing the history of Fort Mose, the first legally sanctioned free black settlement in North America. Children will be able to try on colonial Spanish uniforms and handle period replicas that vividly illustrate the lives and struggles of the culturally diverse Mose settlers and their commitment to protecting their families, community, beliefs, country, and above all, their freedom.

 

Android User Group

Android User GroupWednesday, February 4 @ 11am

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.

 

St. Johns Reads Event: End of the Line

End of the LineWednesday, February 4 @ 2pm

The 1935 Labor Day hurricane destroyed an automobile highway being built by Bonus Army vets alongside the path originally blazed by Henry Flagler. Over 200 WWI vets on the project were killed. Join us as we examine evidence left by some of these veterans and learn how you can use similar records to research your ancestors from this time period.

 

Shimmy Chic Fitness

Shimmy ChicWednesday, February 4 @ 6:30pm

Shimmy Chic Fitness is a fun and energetic workout program based on the ancient art of bellydance – but with a modern twist. The class provides both calorie-burning cardio and muscle-toning moves, along with increased flexibility and grace. Join certified instructor Liz Rizzolo for
a free introductory class.

 

Baby Time

Thursday, February 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, February 5 @ 11am

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, February 5 @ 4pm

In today's Family Feature Film, square shaped subterraneans raise an orphaned boy, who helps them fight back against an evil exterminator and make peace with the fearful residents of an upper-crust Victorian-era town known for its world-class cheeses. This new release film is rated PG. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. Free popcorn while it lasts.

 

Author Visit: Tim Dorsey

Shark Skin SuiteFriday, February 6 @ 2pm

New York Times Bestselling author, Tim Dorsey, will be at the Main Library to speak about his new book, Shark Skin Suite. Join us as he regales the audience with true tales of his experiences on the road and his insights into the more unique residents (and visitors) of Florida. He will also be conducting a Question and Answer session which always has very interesting answers. As always, he will be happy to sign your book. See you there.

 

AARP Tax Assistance

AARP Tax AssistanceMondays, February 2, 9, 23 @ 10am - 2pm
Fridays, February 13, 20, 27 @ 10am - 2pm
Saturdays, February 7, 21, 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

Gentle Stretching with LenoreTuesday, February 10 @ 10:30am

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, February 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.

 

St. Johns Reads Event: Thomas Neil Knowles

Wednesday, February 11 @ 1pm

St. Johns ReadsAuthor of Category 5 and historian, Thomas Neil Knowles, will examine the 1935 Labor Day hurricane, which caused the death of more than 400 people in the Keys alone and destroyed the Florida East Coast Railway's Key West Extension. Knowles will describe what daily life was like on the Keys and why so many Americans perished in the storm.

 

 

Silent Peace Meditation

Silent Peace MeditationWednesday, February 11 @ 7pm

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, February 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, February 12 @ 11am

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.

 

MAIN-iac Science Labs: Water Displacement

Thursday, February 12 @ 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 Water Displacement. Will it float?  Why? Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

 

Literary Lions Book Club: The Riddle of Solomon

Saturday, February 14 @ 10:30am

Friends of the Main Library St. AugustineAuthor D.J. Niko will be discussing her latest book, The Riddle of Solomon. Cambridge archaeologist, Sarah Weston, and anthropologist, Daniel Madigan, team up for another expedition and adventure in this second book in the Sarah Weston Chronicles. While working on the Qaryat al-Fau archaeological site in Saudi Arabia, the pair uncovers a mysterious ancient scroll composed as a riddle. Contact Friends' president, Toni Siriani, for more information.

 

Florida Writers Association / Ancient City Chapter Monthly Meeting

Florida Writers AssociationThe Florida Writers Association will not be meeting at the Main Library in February. The next meeting will be March 21st.

 

 

AARP Tax Assistance

AARP Tax AssistanceMondays, February 9, 23 @ 10am - 2pm
Fridays, February 13, 20, 27 @ 10am - 2pm
Saturdays, February 21, 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.

 

Healthcare Navigation

Throughout the month of February, the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida will be providing free Healthcare Navigation services at the Main Library. Healthcare Navigators are certified to assist with insurance enrollment and are qualified to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call 1-877-553-7453 to make an appointment, or stop by the library to chat with our Navigator.

 

Gentle Stretching with Lenore

Tuesday, February 17 @ 10:30am

Gentle Stretching with LenoreYoga, 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 Storytime

Tuesday, February 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.

 

iPad User Group

iPad User GroupWednesday, February 18 @ 11am

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.

 

 

St. Johns Reads Event: Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Thomas Graham

Wednesday, February 18 @ 12:30pm

St. Johns ReadsDr. Thomas Graham, professor emeritus at Flagler College, will bring the fascinating details of the Gilded Age in St. Augustine to life at the Main Library's February Brown Bag Lunch program. His latest book, Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine, traces oil magnate Henry M. Flagler's quest to transform the nation's oldest city into a highly desirable vacation destination for the rich. Patrons are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy during the presentation. Beverages and snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. Seating is limited. For information contact the Main Library at 827-6940 or email Friends President Toni Siriani.

 

Baby Time

Thursday, February 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, February 19 @ 11am

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

Thursday, February 19 @ 2pm

Bingo for books

Do you love free books and playing B-I-N-G-O? Come on 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 Labs - Hour of Code: An Introduction to Computer Programming for Kids

Thursday, February 19 @ 4pm

Main-iac Labs is branching out into new territory by participating in the world wide Hour of Code! Kids (Ages 4+), can explore a basic introduction to computer science and even learn basic programming skills using the Angry Birds platform. This one hour program is designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics. There will be a guided lesson followed by individual and group exploration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

 

AARP Tax Assistance

AARP Tax AssistanceMondays, February 23 @ 10am - 2pm
Fridays, February 20, 27 @ 10am - 2pm
Saturdays, February 21, 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.

 

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

JAAMMonday, February 23 @ 5pm

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

Gentle Stretching with LenoreTuesday, February 24 @ 10:30am

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 Storytime

Tuesday, February 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.

 

 

Moneywise

MoneyWiseTuesday, February 24 @ 2pm

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.

 

St. Johns Reads Event: Finding Henry Flagler

St. Johns ReadsWednesday, February 25 @ 2pm

Henry Morrison Flagler and the Florida East Coast Railway had a major impact on St. Augustine. Discover the resources of the St. Augustine Historical Research Society Library by examining pictures, maps, books, and other documentation of the Florida East Coast Railway and Henry Flagler's personal life. This engaging seminar is ofference by Chief Librarian, Bob Nawrocki.

 

Baby Time

Thursday, February 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, February 26 @ 11am

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

Mondays, February 23 @ 10am - 2pm
Fridays, February 27 @ 10am - 2pm
Saturdays, February 28 @ 10am - 2pm

TAARP Tax Assistancehe 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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
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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.

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