Ponte Vedra Beach Branch

Teen Gaming Night

teen gamingWednesday, October 1 @ 5pm

Teens (Ages 13-18) are invited to have fun with friends at the library. Play "E" and "T"-rated games on our PlayStation 3, Nintendo WiiU, Nintendo Wii, or X-Box 360 set up on three TVs for simultaneous playing. Don't worry about waiting for a turn - we'll have board games to play. Snacks will be provided. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and our friends at Sony. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.


Great Books Discussion Group

BooksMonday, October 6 @ 3pm

The Great Books Discussion Group is currently reading books from Great Conversations 6. This month's book is Holy Week by Deborah Eisenberg. We welcome all interested readers. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


After-School Crafts with Teens

art programWednesday, October 8 @ 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.


Book Talk Café: Robert N. Macomber

Book TalkMonday, October 13 @ 6:30pm

This month's Book Talk Café program features Robert N. Macomber, author of a popular series of naval thrillers. His current novel is Honors Rendered the 11th in what will be a 22 book series. Join us for this free program which is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.


Adventures in Art: Craig O'Neal

ArtTuesday, October 14 @ 2pm

Please join us for a fascinating slide presentation on "The Creatures that Live Among Us" with photographer and naturalist, Craig O'Neal. This program is made possible by FOCUS Cummer and the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

Teen Advisory Board

teensTuesday, October 14 @ 4:30pm

Teens (Ages 13 - 18) are invited to join our Teen Advisory Board and have a say in the materials we order for teens, the teen programs we offer, and much more at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Participation in the Teen Advisory Board counts as volunteer service hours and snacks are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Join us for our meeting and get involved.


Dr. Gerson Yessin Music Series

Tuesday, October 14 @ 6:30pm

MusicThe Gerson Yessin Music Series resumes with a performance by the Doug Matthews Jazz Trio, who have performed together for over 20 years. We are glad to welcome them back with another outstanding performance. Everyone is welcome and it's free. Doors open at 6pm and seating is limited. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

Children's Halloween Magic Show featuring Magician Mark Alan

happy halloweenWednesday, October 15 @ 3pm

All children and their families are invited to join us for a not-too-spooky Halloween magic show presented by our favorite magician, Mark Alan. Mark presents a brand-new, interactive show full of Halloween-themed magic guaranteed to get your family in the Halloween spirit. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for sponsoring this event.


LEGO Club for Tweens

LegoWednesday, October 15 @ 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.


Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 - 5

storytimeTuesday, October 21 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.


Family Storytime Celebrating National Friends of the Library Week

Friends of the LibraryTuesday, October 21 @ 11am (in the Children's Department)

Join us for a special Family Storytime celebrating our amazing Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Our Friends support our library through purchasing additional library materials, sponsoring special programming, and so much more. Ms. Anne and Storytime favorite, Ms. Gail (also a proud Friends member), will share stories, songs, and more. Come celebrate our wonderful Friends and please consider joining these library supporters.


Family Game Time

Family Board Game NightWednesday, October 22 from 3pm - 6pm

Every 4th Wednesday of the month, 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.


Just for Babies and Family Storytimes: Through November

storytimeMs. Anne presents programs for little ones.

Just for Babies: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays @10:15am; for babies up to 15 months and their caregivers. This infant lapsit is designed for one-on-one interaction between caregiver and baby. Families with multiple children are encouraged to attend Family Storytime.

Family Storytime: Every Tuesday @11am; for children 16 months to 5 years and their families, though no child will be turned away. For more information on system-wide library storytimes, please go here.


Un-Scary Family Storytime

Tuesday, October 28 @ 11am

Join Ms. Anne for a Halloween-themed Family Storytime featuring un-scary Halloween BOOOOOks and culminating in a costume parade around the library. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Happy Halloween!


Teen Zombie Reading Contest

happy halloweenWednesday, October 1 - Wednesday, October 29

All 6th - 12th graders are invited to compete in our month-long Teen Zombie Reading Contest celebrating this year's Teen Read Week theme, "Turn Your Dreams Into Reality!" To participate, simply go to the Reference Desk of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library starting October 1 to pick up your bookmark reviews. Write short reviews for any books you read during October and turn them in at the Reference Desk for an opportunity to be one of our five grand prize winners selected and contacted on Thursday, October 30. If you win, Jay Woodley, of Woodley Special Effects, whose talents include providing zombie makeup for The Walking Dead, will come to our library after school on Halloween and turn you into a zombie or survivor (your choice!) with special effects makeup and clothes you can keep! The more entries you turn in, the better your chances of a really memorable Halloween. For questions, call the library at 827-6950. This amazing opportunity is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Happy Halloween!


Adult Bingo for BOOOOOks

HalloweenThursday, October 30 @ 11am

Get in the Halloween spirit with Bingo for BOOOOOks. If you wear a costume to this event, every time you yell BINGO, you'll win 2 books instead of one. Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Book prizes are generously donated by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Library. Everyone is welcome and it's free.


Trick or Treat @ the Library

Trick or Treat

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!


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

Amy Ring, Branch Manager
Anne Crawford, Youth Services
Joan Hakala, Reference
Lidia Wolfcale, Circulation
Telephone: (904)827-6950
Fax: (904)827-6955
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