Southeast Branch

National Library Week: Friends of the Southeast Library Book Sale

book saleSaturday, April 18: 10am - 3pm

Show your support of libraries during National Library Week by shopping tables full of books of all kinds with most priced at $1.00 or lower. In addition to books, other items such as DVDs & CDs will be available. The FOLSE Bookstore will be open during the same hours with the same low prices.

 

National Library Week: Bikes & Books

bikingApril 18 @ 10am - 2pm

Are you ready to ride? The Bookmobile-Extension Services department is partnering with VeloFest, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Sprockets Bicycle Shop, and Hyppo Cafe to prep you and your family for a summer of safe and fun pedaling. Brandon from Sprockets will show you how to repair a flat on a bicycle, as well as adjust and fine tune your brakes at 10:30am and at 12:30pm, teach you how to adjust and fine tune your gears, how to properly care for your bicycle, including cleaning and checking for worn out parts. Three safety stations will provide great tips on how to maneuver curves and cross streets as well as helmet safety. Bring your own bicycle helmet to be fitted and The Hyppo Cafe food truck will reward you with a free Hyppo Pop.

Be sure to stop by the book sale hosted by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library for great bargain shopping between 10am and 3pm! Make it a great day of Bikes & Books!

 

Art for Tots!

Little Kid ArtSaturday, April 18 @ 11am

Come into our Art Lab for projects perfectly fit for little hands, accompanied by a story. Art history can be explored at any age! This program is designed for toddlers and little ones and sponsored by the State of the Arts grant from the St. Johns Cultural Council.

 

Kids STEM Club

Science GirlSaturday, April 18 @ 2pm

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. We do it all in Southeast's brand new STEM Club. Elementary and middle school-aged kids are invited to join Miss Alex for fun, educational experiments in the library.

 

 

Little Ones Storytime

Kids in ParachuteMonday, April 20  @ 10:15am

Join Miss Alex & Miss Akilah for a fun, musical lapsit program with songs, stories, fingerplays, and parachute games for babies and toddlers. This season, we're learning the alphabet! All little ones are welcome.

 

Teen Anime Club

Monday, April 20 @ 6pm

Red Anime EyeLove anime or manga? Find like-minded people at our ANIME CLUB. Chill out, make friends, and watch some awesome anime. For the movie title, call the library at 827-6900. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

Stepping On: Building Confidence, Reducing Falls

seniorsTuesday, April 21 @ 10:30am

Did you know more than one-third of people age 65 or older fall each year? Falls are the leading cause of injury and hospitalization for trauma and death among older adults.

Brooks Rehabilitation presents a free, 7-week workshop for people 65+ beginning Tuesday, April 21, where you'll learn exercises and strategies to help prevent you from falling. Registration is required for this workshop series. Please call 854-2057 to sign up.

 

National Poetry Month: Blackout Poetry

Tuesday, April 21 @ 2pm

national poetry monthWe're celebrating National Poetry Month by hosting Blackout Poetry Pop-In sessions where you get to just pop-in and play with words in a weird and wacky way. Stop by to make poetry by blacking out words with markers. You're sure to be surprised by your own creativity.

 

Kids Yoga

Tuesday, April 21 @ 4:30pm

yogaYoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat. Teens are welcome, too.

 

Teen Makerspace

Chemistry BeakersTuesday, April 21 @ 6pm

Join us for the latest in our Teen Makerspace series and create some rad tie-dye looks! Bring your own 100% cotton items or use materials provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. Make sure to wear something old! 

 

Little Ones Storytime

Kids in ParachuteWednesday, April 22  @ 10:15am

Join Miss Alex & Miss Akilah for a fun, musical lapsit program with songs, stories, fingerplays, and parachute games for babies and toddlers. This season, we're learning the alphabet! All little ones are welcome.

 

Family Storytime

Wednesday, April 22 @ 11am

Giggling at Storytime"Shake it Up" with Miss Alex and Miss Akilah during a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, and crafts for families with toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-aged kids.

 

 

 

People's Law School: Should You Ever Put Someone Else's Name on Your Deed?

people's law schoolWednesday, April 22 @ 4pm

Everyone is invited to attend this one-hour legal class at the Southeast Branch Library. All People's Law School classes are free and are presented by St. Johns Legal Aid Staff.

 

 

Get to Know the Council on Aging (COA)

seniorsThursday, April 23 @ 1pm - 3pm

Council on Aging Outreach Coordinator, Lynn Eberly, will share information about the programs and services of the COA. Learn about developments and plans for the COA Memory Enhancement Program, Care Giver Support Meetings, and much more. Eberly will present an informational overview from 1:30pm to 2pm followed by a question and answer period. So now’s your chance. Bring your questions and concerns and ask Lynn! Please call (904) 209-3700 for details.

 

Meditation & Mindfulness

meditationThursday, April 23 @ 4pm

Settle your mind and body as you sit in still quietness. This new group, led by Irene Flynn, is ideal for those interested in initial instruction as well as those looking for a group to sit with in a peaceful setting. Chairs are available for those who are not able to floor sit; otherwise, please bring your own cushion.

 

Movie Night

Thursday, April 23 @ 6pm

movie nightKatniss Everdeen is in District 13 after having destroyed the Hunger Games forever. Under the leadership of District 13 president Alma Coin, and thanks to the advice of her trusted friends, she becomes the symbol of rebellion against the totalitarian regime of President Snow. Her mission is to rally all Panem districts and start an uprising to overthrow the Capitol. Physically engaged in a fight where her destiny, that of her family and Panem's are at stake, Katniss sets out to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. For more information or the name of this PG-13 movie, please call the library at 827-6900. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

Foreign Film Friday

foreign film fridayFriday, April 24 @ 10:30am

Get your virtual passport stamped and travel the globe through the magic of movies. On one Friday a month, we'll be showing a film from a country other than the U.S., and you're invited to join us on this international journey... all for free! Call the library at 827-6900 to find out more about the French film we're showing this month. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

Knotty Knitters

Friday, April 24 @ 3pm

Everyone is welcome to join the Southeast Branch's knitting club... The Knotty Knitters. All ages and abilities are encouraged to join and instruction can be provided to beginners. Make new friends and learn a new craft.

 

Vegetarian Ways: Juicing vs. Smoothies

Friday, April 24 @ 4pm

vegetarian ways

Learn how to shake up your taste buds quick and easy while keeping it delicious and nutritious. We're making and tasting healthy, cool drinks just in time for summer sippin'!

 

 

Read to Rover

CharlieSaturday, April 25 @ 11am

Beginning readers are invited to practice their reading skills when they read to a real, live therapy dog! Don't forget to bring your Read to Rover Frequent Reader Card.

 

Teen Gaming Club

teen gamingSaturday, April 25 @ 2pm

Teens are invited to the Southeast Library to play our new Wii U, bought by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library! Bring your preferred controllers and have fun gaming on the big screen!

 

Restore and Flow Yoga

Monday, April 27 @ 12:30pm

yogaAre you interested in an activity that connects the mind and body? Yoga instructor, Kim McWilliams, guides participants through yoga today at 12:30pm and all are welcome to join. Her classical yoga style focuses on proper alignment and core strength, with a focus on safety. We encourage you to bring your own water and yoga mat or towel to use during this free one-hour class. Note: it is advised to not practice yoga with a full stomach.

 

Little Ones Storytime

Kids in ParachuteMonday, April 27  @ 10:15am

Join Miss Alex & Miss Akilah for a fun, musical lapsit program with songs, stories, fingerplays, and parachute games for babies and toddlers. This season, we're learning the alphabet! All little ones are welcome.

 

Rockin with Cheryl & Tony

broken groundMonday, April 27 @ 1pm

Kids of all ages are invited to learn about rocks from local artisans Cheryl & Tony! They'll have all sorts of rocks, stones, and gems for hands-on fun and learning.

 

Kids Yoga

yogaTuesday, April 28 @ 4:30pm

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat. Teens are welcome, too.

 

Little Ones Storytime

Kids in ParachuteWednesday, April 29  @ 10:15am

Join Miss Alex & Miss Akilah for a fun, musical lapsit program with songs, stories, fingerplays, and parachute games for babies and toddlers. This season, we're learning the alphabet! All little ones are welcome.

 

Family Storytime

Giggling at StorytimeWednesday, April 29 @ 11am

"Shake it Up" with Miss Alex and Miss Akilah during a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, and crafts for families with toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-aged kids.

 

 

 

National Poetry Month: Blackout Poetry

Wednesday, April 29 @ 2pm

blackout poetryWe're celebrating National Poetry Month by hosting Blackout Poetry Pop-In sessions where you get to just pop-in and play with words in a weird and wacky way. Stop by to make poetry by blacking out words with markers. You're sure to be surprised by your own creativity.

 

 

People's Law School: Do You Need a Will? What If You Die Without One?

Wednesday, April 29 @ 4pm

people's law schoolEveryone is invited to attend this one-hour legal class at the Southeast Branch Library. All People's Law School classes are free and are presented by St. Johns Legal Aid Staff.

 

 

 

Wi$e Money Week: Adult Financial Planning Workshops

wise money programThursday, April 30

10am - Estate Planning: Learn 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.

1pm - Investing for Everyone: Learn what you need to know to grow and protect your life’s savings including the “process” of investing, types of investment securities, the risk/reward trade-off, minimizing taxes and fees and working with an investment advisor. 

Instructors from the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants are offering FREE financial planning workshops. Attendees may participate in either or both of these classes by registering at the library. For information or to register by phone, call the library at 827-6900.

 

Meditation & Mindfulness

Thursday, April 30 @ 4pm

meditationSettle your mind and body as you sit in still quietness. This new group, led by Irene Flynn, is ideal for those interested in initial instruction as well as those looking for a group to sit with in a peaceful setting. Chairs are available for those who are not able to floor sit; otherwise, please bring your own cushion.

 

 

Southeast Book Club: The Forgotten Garden

The Forgotten GardenThursday, April 30 @ 6:45pm

Everyone is invited to the Southeast Branch Public Library to discuss this unforgettable novel that transports the reader from the back alleys of poverty of pre-World War I London to the shores of colonial Australia where so many made a fresh start, and back to the windswept coast of Cornwall, England, past and present. Join us to discuss this lovely novel by Kate Morton.

 

Kids Drop In & Craft!

crayonsSaturday, May 2 - ALL DAY

Kids of all ages are welcome to come in during library hours to tinker to their hearts' content! Lots of materials will be available, thanks to the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

 

Restore and Flow Yoga

Monday, May 4 @ 12:30pm

yogaAre you interested in an activity that connects the mind and body? Yoga instructor, Kim McWilliams, guides participants through yoga today at 12:30pm and all are welcome to join. Her classical yoga style focuses on proper alignment and core strength, with a focus on safety. We encourage you to bring your own water and yoga mat or towel to use during this free one-hour class. Note: it is advised to not practice yoga with a full stomach.

 

 

Friends of the Southeast Branch Library Meeting

Friends of the LibraryTuesday, May 5 @ 1pm

The Friends of the Southeast Branch Library meet from 1pm until 3pm. New members are always encouraged to join! Come learn about our Friends and what they do to support your library.

 

Kids Yoga

Tuesday, May 5 @ 4:30pm

yogaYoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat. Teens are welcome, too.

 

People's Law School: Avoiding Predatory Lending & Other Consumer Scams

people's law schoolWednesday, May 6 @ 4pm

Everyone is invited to attend this one-hour legal class at the Southeast Branch Library. All People's Law School classes are free and are presented by St. Johns Legal Aid Staff.

 

 

Meditation & Mindfulness

Thursday, May 7 @ 4pm

meditationSettle your mind and body as you sit in still quietness. This new group, led by Irene Flynn, is ideal for those interested in initial instruction as well as those looking for a group to sit with in a peaceful setting. Chairs are available for those who are not able to floor sit; otherwise, please bring your own cushion.

 

Read to Rover

CharlieSaturday, May 9 @ 11am

Beginning readers are invited to practice their reading skills when they read to a real, live therapy dog! Don't forget to bring your Read to Rover Frequent Reader Card.

 

POP Con: A Library Popular Culture Convention

popcorn and ticketsSaturday, May 9 from 11am-4pm

Come in for our first annual library popular culture convention! Celebrate comics, graphic novels, superheroes, and more when you take part in panels, learn about cosplay & comics, play video games, watch movies, and do lots of crafts. It's a family affair for ALL ages! A Children's Book Week Event.

 

Fitness Pole Walking

Monday, May 11 @ 2pm

pole walkingTry fitness pole walking with certified pole walking instructor, Sheila Vidamour. If you don’t have a lot of time to exercise and wish it could be more fun and easier to do, try this walking system. KeenFit Walking Poles provided and registration is required for this FREE program. Please call the library at 827-6900 to sign up.

 

 

St. Augustine Travel Club: Mexico's Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta

Tuesday, May 12 @ 2pm

Grab your virtual passport and join us to learn about this travel clubmonth’s topic: Mexico's Guadalajara, "The Pearl of the West," and Puerto Vallarta. The main focus of the Club is to educate, inform, and enjoy armchair travel. For additional information call 797-3736.

 

 

Kids Yoga

yogaTuesday, May 12 @ 4:30pm

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat. Teens are welcome, too.

 

Teen Cooking: National Hamburger Month

Tuesday, May 12 @ 6pm

cheeseburgerJoin us for the latest in our Teen Cooking series. Did you know May is National Hamburger Month? Come learn how to make beef and vegetarian burgers with a toppings bar, sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. Please register for this free program by calling the library at 827-6900.


 

Letter Writing Social

letter writing socialWednesday, May 13 @ 11am

New to Southeast, a group focusing on snail mail! Let’s meet to write letters and be social. Bring your own stationery supplies, if you have them, otherwise, we’ll have materials to use. Bring addresses of friends and family or write to some of the organizations we are writing to, such as nursing homes and soldiers overseas. Postage provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

 

Meditation & Mindfulness

Thursday, May 14 @ 4pm

meditationSettle your mind and body as you sit in still quietness. This new group, led by Irene Flynn, is ideal for those interested in initial instruction as well as those looking for a group to sit with in a peaceful setting. Chairs are available for those who are not able to floor sit; otherwise, please bring your own cushion.

 

 

Movie Night

Thursday, May 14 @ 6pm

movie nightA linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. For more information or the name of this PG-13 movie, please call the library at 827-6900. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

 

Vegetarian Ways: Salads and Appetizers

vegetarian waysFriday, May 15 @ 4pm

We’re tempting everyone’s taste buds with grilled, cold, and colorful, nutrient-dense salads and appetizers! Enjoy tasting delicious and nutritious foods and learn how to add these easy-to-fix and good-for-you foods to your meals at home.

 

 

Women's Self-Defense Series

Saturdays, May 16, 23, and 30 @ 10:30am

All American Martial ArtsAll American Martial Arts presents a free 3-week series covering all aspects of women’s personal safety, self-defense techniques, practical application, and statistics. All participants should bring a notebook and pen or pencil. Participants are expected to attend all three classes, held at 10:30am on May 16, 23, and and 30.

*Due to the mature content discussed and self-defense techniques taught, this course is designed for women ages 18+, however, a parent, relative, or guardian can accompany their daughter, niece, granddaughter, etc., ages 13-17. For more information, call All American Martial Arts at 797-2262.

 

Art for Tots!

Little Kid ArtSaturday, May 16 @ 11am

Come into our Art Lab for projects perfectly fit for little hands, accompanied by a story. Art history can be explored at any age! This program is designed for toddlers and little ones and sponsored by the State of the Arts grant from the St. Johns Cultural Council.

 

Restore and Flow Yoga

Monday, May 18 @ 12:30pm

yogaAre you interested in an activity that connects the mind and body? Yoga instructor, Kim McWilliams, guides participants through yoga today at 12:30pm and all are welcome to join. Her classical yoga style focuses on proper alignment and core strength, with a focus on safety. We encourage you to bring your own water and yoga mat or towel to use during this free one-hour class. Note: it is advised to not practice yoga with a full stomach.

 

Kids Yoga

yogaTuesday, May 19 @ 4:30pm

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat. Teens are welcome, too.

 

Read to Rover

CharlieSaturday, May 23 @ 11am

Beginning readers are invited to practice their reading skills when they read to a real, live therapy dog! Don't forget to bring your Read to Rover Frequent Reader Card.

 

Kids STEM Club with Sylvan Learning Center

Saturday, May 23 @ 2pm

Science GirlScience, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. We do it all in Southeast's brand new STEM Club. Elementary and middle school-aged kids are invited to join special guests from the Sylvan Learning Center to learn about robotics--then create your own! Space is limited, please call the library at 827-6900 to register for this free program.

 

 

Kids Yoga

yogaTuesday, May 26 @ 4:30pm

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat. Teens are welcome, too.

 

Meditation & Mindfulness

Thursday, May 28 @ 4pm

meditationSettle your mind and body as you sit in still quietness. This new group, led by Irene Flynn, is ideal for those interested in initial instruction as well as those looking for a group to sit with in a peaceful setting. Chairs are available for those who are not able to floor sit; otherwise, please bring your own cushion.

 

 

Southeast Book Club: Frozen in Time

Frozen in TimeThursday, May 28 @ 6:45pm

Two harrowing crashes... A vanished rescue plane... A desperate fight for life in a frozen, hostile land... The quest to solve a seventy-year-old mystery. Mitchell Zuckoff, author of the smash New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La, delivers a gripping true story of endurance, bravery, ingenuity, and honor set in the vast Arctic wilderness of World War II and today.

 

 

Foreign Film Friday

Friday, May 29 @ 10:30am

foreign film fridayGet your virtual passport stamped and travel the globe through the magic of movies. On one Friday a month, we'll be showing a film from a country other than the U.S., and you're invited to join us on this international journey... all for free! Call the library at 827-6900 to find out more about the romantic comedy-drama film from India we're showing this month. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

 

Sensory Stations for Littles

kid in grassSaturday, May 30 @ 11am

Come explore and test out our DIY sensory stations for toddlers and preschool-aged children. Take home resources on how to create your own using inexpensive materials!

 

Teen Gaming Club

teen gamingSaturday, May 30 @ 2pm

Teens are invited to the Southeast Library to play our new Wii U, provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library! Bring your preferred controllers (optional) and have fun gaming on the big screen!

 

Southeast Book Club: Orphan Train

Thursday, June 25 @ 6:45pm

Orphan TrainBetween 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude? Join us to discuss this powerful tale by Christina Baker Kline.

 

 

 

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

Contact
Todd Booth, Branch Manager
Juli Wald, Asst. Branch Manager
Alex, Youth Services
Kristen Mangus, Circulation
Telephone: (904) 827-6900
Fax: (904) 827-6905
libse@sjcfl.us *

Location
6670 US 1 South
St. Augustine, Florida 32086
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Friends of the Southeast Branch Library
Southeast Friends Application
President: Frank Schmidt
kj.fcschmidt@att.net
www.folse.us

 

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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