Main Library

FLYP Family Film Series

Thursday May 7 @ 4 pm
It's time for the Florida Library Youth Program at Main. Join us each Thursday for another great summer program in the large meeting room. This year's theme is "Every Hero Has A Story" and we are kicking off the season at Main with a great new family film. When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, our young hero 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.

 

Stretching 101

Stretching 101Friday, May 8 @ 10:30 am

Stretching can improve your range of motion, increase circulation, and calm your mind. Come learn the basics of stretching with massage therapist, Gina Marie. Wear loose clothing and bring your yoga mat, if you have one. For more information, call the library at 827-6940.

 

 

 

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 Main Library St. Augustine President Toni Siriani. Reserve the book here.

 

Children's Book Week Contest

May 4-10th @ Main Library
Main Library is celebrating Children's Book Week May 4th - May 9th. Kids of all ages are encouraged to stop by The Randolph Caldecott Children's Room at Main Library to share their favorite children's book. Simply fill out one of our book signs with the your name and the title of your favorite book and we will place it on our display. Check out some of your neighbor's favorites while you're at it. Be sure to enter our drawing for free books too! Ask at the Children's Desk for more details.  Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.      


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

JAAMMonday, May 11 @ 5 pm

It’s the Four Year Anniversary of our teen anime club this month! Join us as we celebrate the birthday of our club with cake and another screening of the movie that was shown at our first club meeting! 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.

 

MoneyWise

MoneyWiseWednesday, May 13 @ 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 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.

 

MAIN-iac Science Labs: FLYP edition - SUPERGOO!

Thursday, May 14 @ 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. In this special FLYP edition of MAIN-iac Science Labs, we'll be making and experimenting with SUPERGOO! Everyone will get to make their own supergoo to take home for further experiments. Seating is limited so be sure to arrive early. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

 

Stretching 101

Stretching 101Friday, May 15 @ 10:30 am

Stretching can improve your range of motion, increase circulation, and calm your mind. Come learn the basics of stretching with massage therapist, Gina Marie. Wear loose clothing and bring your yoga mat, if you have one. For more information, call the library at 827-6940.

 

Florida Writers Association

Florida Writers AssociationSaturday, May 16 @ 10 am

 

Author and marketing expert, Susan Kiernan-Lewis, will present on Successfully Marketing Your eBook. In her presentation, Susan will discuss the magic of FREE, which advertising venues give you the biggest bang for your buck, which support tools you should use, what things absolutely do NOT work, and how just fifteen minutes re-formatting the first two pages of your book can have the sales—and the money—start rolling in.

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, May 18 @ 1:30

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.

 

Bellydancing

BellydancingMonday, May 18 @ 6:30 pm

Explore the ancient art of Middle Eastern Bellydance with instructor Liz Boyett of St. Augustine Bellydance. 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.

 

 

Healing oils of the Bible - Part 1

Healing oils of the BibleTuesday, May 19 @ 6 pm

PART 1 OF 2. Come experience the 12 oils of ancient scripture in this two-part workshop. Learn about the healing properties of oils such as frankencense , myrrh, spikenard, & hyssop while smelling them. We will read biblical references for each oil.  This is a wonderful workshop that you will truly enjoy. Presented by massage therapist, Gina Marie.

 

 

Brown Bag Lunch: EMMA Concert Association presents Fiesta 450! Prelude

Friends of the Main Library St. AugustineWednesday, May 20 @ 12:30 pm

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Fiesta 450! Prelude is a sneak peek of EMMA's upcoming event celebrating St. Augustine's 450th birthday. Joanne Everett, Chairperson of Fiesta 450! will present on the history of EMMA, the upcoming season, and an overview of the September 6th event. Director Gary Cadwallader will give a preview of the performance. Guests will then be treated to a musical performance, including two singers and a keyboardist from First Coast Opera, and a narrative performance highlighting St. Augustine's Spanish Heritage, presented by the Limelight Theatre. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch. Beverages will be provided. For additional information, contact Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine President Toni Siriani.

 

Silent Peace Meditation

Silent Peace MeditationWednesday, May 20 @ 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.

 

Adult Bingo For Books

Adult Bingo For BooksThursday, May 21 @ 3pm

 

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 Library of St. Johns County. Everyone is welcome and it's free.

 

 

 

 

MAIN-IAC SCIENCE LABS - Hour of Code

Thursday, May 21 @ 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.

 

Eating With Ellen: Sizzling Summer Treats

Eating With EllenTuesday, May 26 @ 2 pm

Join us for our monthly nutrition program with registered dietician, Ellen Hawkes, MS, RD. This month she’ll be discussing delicious and nutritious recipes and tips to slim down your summer BBQ. There will be seasonal treats to sizzle on the grill and give your taste buds a thrill!

 

Healing oils of the Bible - Part 2

Healing oils of the BibleTuesday, May 26 @ 6 pm

PART 2 OF 2. Come experience the 12 oils of ancient scripture in this two part workshop. Learn about the healing properties of oils such as frankencense , myrrh, spikenard, & hyssop while smelling them. We will read biblical references for each oil. This is a wonderful workshop that you would truly enjoy. Presented by massage therapist, Gina Marie.

 

 

 

Understanding and Improving Your Credit Score

Understanding and improving your credit scoreWednesday, May 27 @ 6pm

The St. Johns Housing Partnership will present a 2 hour class designed to help families talk about money, manage their money, and build (or rebuild) good credit. The session will include how to get your credit report for free, how to get an estimated credit score for free, how your credit score is calculated, and what improves and damages your credit score. Call 819-1266 to register for the class.

FLYP SUMMER PROGRAM: Sea Turtle Heroes!

Thursday May 28 @ 4 pm
The Florida Library Youth Program continues at Main library with a special edition featuring our heroes at The Guana Tolomoto Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. Come learn all about Sea Turtles and how the GTM Reserve is working hard to protect our aquatic friends. Seating is limited so be sure to arrive early. Ages 6-16 only please. Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.

 

Android User Group

Android User GroupFriday, May 29 @ 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.

 

Bellydance Basics - Session 1

Bellydance BasicsMonday, June 8 @ 12:30pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. This fun and FREE adult summer series will focus on understanding the movements that create the foundation of all styles of bellydance. We will break down basic bellydance isolations and steps while experiencing a low-impact workout.  No prior dance experience is necessary. Suggested attire: Be comfortable! Exercise / yoga pants with a fitted shirt or tank top is fine. Bare feet, socks, or dance shoes are acceptable, but no sneakers please. Any type of scarf or shawl to tie around your hips will be useful, but not required. Please bring water. Class size is limited to 20 participants, so sign up now at 827-6940.

Need more info? Visit www.staugustinebellydance.com , email morendancer@yahoo.com , or call / text 904-806-7857.

 

 

Spine Chat Live with Dr. Ron!

Monday, June 8 @ 6:30pm

If you have back pain, neck pain, pinched nerves, or sciatica you need to know what you can do to help yourself and what to avoid so the problem doesn’t worsen.  This program will teach you that.  You will also learn how to make wise, individually appropriate, and cost effective treatment choices. In under an hour, Dr. Ronald D. Fudala, a Chiropractic Neurologist, will put you in the driver’s seat of your recovery. He practices with Dr. Scott Corneal, a pain management specialist, at Integrative Pain Solutions in Saint Augustine. The cost is FREE. The information PRICELESS.

 

Literary Lions Book Club: The Glassblower

Saturday, June 13 @ 10 am

June's book club title is The Glassblower by Petra Durst-Benning. Contact Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine president, Toni Siriani, for a copy of the book. In the village of Lauscha in Germany, things have been done the same way for centuries. The men blow the glass, and the women decorate and pack it. But when Joost Steinmann passes away unexpectedly one September night, his three daughters must learn to fend for themselves. While feisty Johanna takes a practical approach to looking for work, Ruth follows her heart, aiming to catch the eye of a handsome young villager. But it is dreamy, quiet Marie who has always been the most captivated by the magic—and sparkling possibilities—of the craft of glassblowing.   

 

Bellydance Basics - Session 2

Bellydance BasicsMonday, June 15 @ 12:30pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. This fun and FREE adult summer series will focus on understanding the movements that create the foundation of all styles of bellydance. We will break down basic bellydance isolations and steps while experiencing a low-impact workout.  No prior dance experience is necessary. Suggested attire: Be comfortable! Exercise / yoga pants with a fitted shirt or tank top is fine. Bare feet, socks, or dance shoes are acceptable, but no sneakers please. Any type of scarf or shawl to tie around your hips will be useful, but not required. Please bring water. Class size is limited to 20 participants, so sign up now at 827-6940.

Need more info? Visit www.staugustinebellydance.com , email morendancer@yahoo.com , or call / text 904-806-7857.

 

Spine Chat Live with Dr. Ron!

Monday, June 15 @ 6:30pm

If you have back pain, neck pain, pinched nerves, or sciatica you need to know what you can do to help yourself and what to avoid so the problem doesn’t worsen.  This program will teach you that.  You will also learn how to make wise, individually appropriate, and cost effective treatment choices. In under an hour, Dr. Ronald D. Fudala, a Chiropractic Neurologist, will put you in the driver’s seat of your recovery. He practices with Dr. Scott Corneal, a pain management specialist, at Integrative Pain Solutions in Saint Augustine. The cost is FREE. The information PRICELESS.

 

Brown Bag Lunch: Unwind with Zentangle

ZentangleWednesday, June 17 @ 12:30pm

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Certified Zentangle teacher Joan Delony will present on Zentangle, an abstract, structured, pattern drawing created using the Zentangle Method. Called "yoga for the brain," the Zentangle Method is a form of meditation, using little more than pen and paper to create beautiful designs.

The program is free of charge and open to the public. Bring your lunch and enjoy the program as well as light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. For more information email Friends President Toni Siriani or call the library at 827-6940.

 

 

Bellydance Basics - Session 3

Bellydance BasicsMonday, June 22 @ 12:30pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. This fun and FREE adult summer series will focus on understanding the movements that create the foundation of all styles of bellydance. We will break down basic bellydance isolations and steps while experiencing a low-impact workout.  No prior dance experience is necessary. Suggested attire: Be comfortable! Exercise / yoga pants with a fitted shirt or tank top is fine. Bare feet, socks, or dance shoes are acceptable, but no sneakers please. Any type of scarf or shawl to tie around your hips will be useful, but not required. Please bring water. Class size is limited to 20 participants, so sign up now at 827-6940.

Need more info? Visit www.staugustinebellydance.com , email morendancer@yahoo.com , or call / text 904-806-7857.

 

Spine Chat Live with Dr. Ron!

Wednesday, June 24 @ 12:00pm

If you have back pain, neck pain, pinched nerves, or sciatica you need to know what you can do to help yourself and what to avoid so the problem doesn’t worsen.  This program will teach you that.  You will also learn how to make wise, individually appropriate, and cost effective treatment choices. In under an hour, Dr. Ronald D. Fudala, a Chiropractic Neurologist, will put you in the driver’s seat of your recovery. He practices with Dr. Scott Corneal, a pain management specialist, at Integrative Pain Solutions in Saint Augustine. The cost is FREE. The information PRICELESS.

 

Bellydance Basics - Session 4

Bellydance BasicsMonday, June 29 @ 12:30pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. This fun and FREE adult summer series will focus on understanding the movements that create the foundation of all styles of bellydance. We will break down basic bellydance isolations and steps while experiencing a low-impact workout.  No prior dance experience is necessary. Suggested attire: Be comfortable! Exercise / yoga pants with a fitted shirt or tank top is fine. Bare feet, socks, or dance shoes are acceptable, but no sneakers please. Any type of scarf or shawl to tie around your hips will be useful, but not required. Please bring water. Class size is limited to 20 participants, so sign up now at 827-6940.

Need more info? Visit www.staugustinebellydance.com , email morendancer@yahoo.com , or call / text 904-806-7857.

 

Spine Chat Live with Dr. Ron!

Monday, June 29 @ 6:30pm

If you have back pain, neck pain, pinched nerves, or sciatica you need to know what you can do to help yourself and what to avoid so the problem doesn’t worsen.  This program will teach you that.  You will also learn how to make wise, individually appropriate, and cost effective treatment choices. In under an hour, Dr. Ronald D. Fudala, a Chiropractic Neurologist, will put you in the driver’s seat of your recovery. He practices with Dr. Scott Corneal, a pain management specialist, at Integrative Pain Solutions in Saint Augustine. The cost is FREE. The information PRICELESS.

 

Literary Lions Book Club: A Good American

Saturday, July 11 @ 10 am

This month's book club title is A Good American by Alex George. This is the story of the Meisenheimer family, told by James, a third-generation American living in Beatrice, Missouri. It’s where his German grandparents—Frederick and Jette—found themselves after journeying across the turbulent Atlantic, fording the flood-swollen Mississippi, and being brought to a sudden halt by the broken water of the pregnant Jette. A Good American tells of Jette’s dogged determination to feed a town sauerkraut and soul food; the loves and losses of her children, Joseph and Rosa; and the precocious voices of James and his brothers, sometimes raised in discord…sometimes in perfect harmony.  But above all, A Good American is about the music in Frederick’s heart, a song that began as an aria, was jazzed by ragtime, and became an anthem of love for his adopted country that the family still hears to this day. For more information, please contact Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine president Toni Siriani.

 


Bellydance Basics - Session 5

Bellydance BasicsMonday, July 13 @ 12:30pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. This fun and FREE adult summer series will focus on understanding the movements that create the foundation of all styles of bellydance. We will break down basic bellydance isolations and steps while experiencing a low-impact workout.  No prior dance experience is necessary. Suggested attire: Be comfortable! Exercise / yoga pants with a fitted shirt or tank top is fine. Bare feet, socks, or dance shoes are acceptable, but no sneakers please. Any type of scarf or shawl to tie around your hips will be useful, but not required. Please bring water. Class size is limited to 20 participants, so sign up now at 827-6940.

Need more info? Visit www.staugustinebellydance.com , email morendancer@yahoo.com , or call / text 904-806-7857.

Spine Chat Live with Dr. Ron!

Monday, July 13 @ 6:30pm

If you have back pain, neck pain, pinched nerves, or sciatica you need to know what you can do to help yourself and what to avoid so the problem doesn’t worsen.  This program will teach you that.  You will also learn how to make wise, individually appropriate, and cost effective treatment choices. In under an hour, Dr. Ronald D. Fudala, a Chiropractic Neurologist, will put you in the driver’s seat of your recovery. He practices with Dr. Scott Corneal, a pain management specialist, at Integrative Pain Solutions in Saint Augustine. The cost is FREE. The information PRICELESS.

 

Bellydance Basics - Session 6

Bellydance BasicsMonday, July 20 @ 12:30pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. This fun and FREE adult summer series will focus on understanding the movements that create the foundation of all styles of bellydance. We will break down basic bellydance isolations and steps while experiencing a low-impact workout.  No prior dance experience is necessary. Suggested attire: Be comfortable! Exercise / yoga pants with a fitted shirt or tank top is fine. Bare feet, socks, or dance shoes are acceptable, but no sneakers please. Any type of scarf or shawl to tie around your hips will be useful, but not required. Please bring water. Class size is limited to 20 participants, so sign up now at 827-6940.

Need more info? Visit www.staugustinebellydance.com , email morendancer@yahoo.com , or call / text 904-806-7857.

 

Spine Chat Live with Dr. Ron!

Monday, July 20 @ 6:30pm

If you have back pain, neck pain, pinched nerves, or sciatica you need to know what you can do to help yourself and what to avoid so the problem doesn’t worsen.  This program will teach you that.  You will also learn how to make wise, individually appropriate, and cost effective treatment choices. In under an hour, Dr. Ronald D. Fudala, a Chiropractic Neurologist, will put you in the driver’s seat of your recovery. He practices with Dr. Scott Corneal, a pain management specialist, at Integrative Pain Solutions in Saint Augustine. The cost is FREE. The information PRICELESS.

 

Bellydance Basics - Session 7

Bellydance BasicsMonday, July 27 @ 12:30pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. This fun and FREE adult summer series will focus on understanding the movements that create the foundation of all styles of bellydance. We will break down basic bellydance isolations and steps while experiencing a low-impact workout.  No prior dance experience is necessary. Suggested attire: Be comfortable! Exercise / yoga pants with a fitted shirt or tank top is fine. Bare feet, socks, or dance shoes are acceptable, but no sneakers please. Any type of scarf or shawl to tie around your hips will be useful, but not required. Please bring water. Class size is limited to 20 participants, so sign up now at 827-6940.

Need more info? Visit www.staugustinebellydance.com , email morendancer@yahoo.com , or call / text 904-806-7857.

 

Spine Chat Live with Dr. Ron!

Wednesday, July 29 @ 12:00pm

If you have back pain, neck pain, pinched nerves, or sciatica you need to know what you can do to help yourself and what to avoid so the problem doesn’t worsen.  This program will teach you that.  You will also learn how to make wise, individually appropriate, and cost effective treatment choices. In under an hour, Dr. Ronald D. Fudala, a Chiropractic Neurologist, will put you in the driver’s seat of your recovery. He practices with Dr. Scott Corneal, a pain management specialist, at Integrative Pain Solutions in Saint Augustine. The cost is FREE. The information PRICELESS.

 

Literary Lions Book Club: Circle of Wives

Saturday, August 8 @ 10 am

This month's book club title is A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante. When Dr. John Taylor turns up dead in a hotel room, the local police uncover enough incriminating evidence to suspect foul play. Detective Samantha Adams, whose Palo Alto beat usually covers petty crimes, is innocently thrown into a high-profile case that is more complicated than any she has faced before. A renowned reconstructive surgeon and a respected family man, Dr. Taylor was beloved and admired. But beneath his perfect façade was a hidden life—in fact, multiple lives. Dr. Taylor was married to three very different women in three separate cities. As the circumstances surrounding his death emerge, Detective Adams finds herself tracking down a murderer through a tangled web of marital deception and revenge. For more information, please contact Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine president Toni Siriani.


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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

 

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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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