Southeast Branch

Letter Writing Society

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.

 

 

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 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.

 

Women's Self-Defense Series

Saturdays, May 23 and 30 @ 10:30am

All American Martial ArtsAll American Martial Arts presents a free 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 both classes, held at 10:30am on May 23 and 30. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please call the Library at 827-6900 to reserve your spot.

*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.

 

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. Kids in grades 2 to 5 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.

 

 

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.

Adult Summer Reading: June 1 - August 8

Adult Summer Reading @ Southeast
June 1 - August 8

summer readingWho says kids get to have all the fun? Adults, Escape the Ordinary by reading a book of your choice from June 1 through August 8. Jot down a brief review on our Adult Summer Reading bookmark, and drop it off at the branch to be entered to win free books each week. There will be an end-of-summer grand prize winner, too! The more you read, the more chances you have to win. For more information, call the library at 827-6900 or visit the Reference Desk. Our adult summer reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

 

Meditation & Mindfulness

meditationThursday, June 4 @ 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.

 

 

Knotty Knitters

Friday, June 5 @ 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: Entrees & Desserts

vegetarian waysFriday, June 5 @ 4pm

Akilah concludes our Vegetarian Ways series by tempting everyone’s taste buds with mouth-watering entrees and no sugar/low sugar desserts. 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.

 

Restore & Flow Yoga

yogaMonday, June 8 @ 12:30pm

Are 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.

 

St. Augustine Travel Club: Denmark

CopenhagenWednesday, June 10 @ 3pm

Grab your virtual passport and join us for this month’s topic: the Nordic country of Denmark. The main focus of the Club is to educate, inform, and enjoy armchair travel. New members are always encouraged to join. For additional information call 797-3736.

 

 

Bellydance Basics - Session 1

bellydancingThursdays @ 12:30pm
June 11, 18, and 25
July 2, 16, 23, and 30

Registration appreciated. Please call the library at 827-6900 to sign up for this free series.

Class description: Classes 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. Need more info? Visit St. Augustine Bellydance or call/text 904-806-7857.

 

DIY Craft Clinic: Chalkboard Pot

diy craft clinicFriday, June 12 @ 1pm

Join Juli for a fun & easy adult DIY craft project that'll be just right to keep for yourself or give as gift. We're going to make Chalkboard Pots that'll be perfect for planting a favorite flower or herb. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the library at 827-6900 to save your spot.

 

 

Kids Martial Arts with AAMA, Session A

Friday, June 12 @ 2pm

AAMA LogoAll American Martial Arts is coming to the Southeast Branch Library again this year to offer a FREE 4-week series to kids ages 5-15! Please call 904-827-6900 to register for this free series. 

Session A will include June 12, June 19, June 26, and July 10. Attendance is required at all four sessions. 

Can't make it to session A? Sign up for session B, which will take place from July 17 to August 7!

 

Knotty Knitters

Friday, June 12 @ 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.

 

 

 

Read to Rover

CharlieSaturday, June 13 @ 11am

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

 

Adult Summer Reading: June 1 - August 8

Adult Summer Reading @ Southeast
June 1 - August 8

summer readingWho says kids get to have all the fun? Adults, Escape the Ordinary by reading a book of your choice from June 1 through August 8. Jot down a brief review on our Adult Summer Reading bookmark, and drop it off at the branch to be entered to win free books each week. There will be an end-of-summer grand prize winner, too! The more you read, the more chances you have to win. For more information, call the library at 827-6900 or visit the Reference Desk. Our adult summer reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

 

Restore & Flow Yoga

yogaMonday, June 15 @ 12:30pm

Are 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.

 

Yardening

ReneeMonday, June 15 @ 2:30pm

Learn easy summer "yardening" tips from Renee Stambaugh of Native Plant Consulting & Native Gardens Nursery. Which plants do well in different areas of your yard? Renee has lots of suggestions so you can have successful planting and growth. Plants will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

DIY Craft Clinic: Potato Gift Wrap Painting

Tuesday, June 16 @ 1pm

diy craft clinicJoin Juli for a fun & easy adult DIY craft project. By using potatoes, we'll create wrapping paper or a one-of-a-kind framable piece of art! Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the library at 827-6900 to save your spot.

 

 

 

Teen Cooking: Raw Foods

veggiesTuesday, June 16 @ 6pm

Did you know that June 16th is Fresh Veggies Day? And that June is National Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month? Get healthy and learn about no-bake, no-cook, raw recipes! YUM. Please register for this free program by calling 904-827-6900. 

 

Letter Writing Society

Wednesday, June 17 @ 11am

letter writing socialNew 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.

 

 

Bellydance Basics - Session 2

bellydancingThursdays @ 12:30pm
June 18 and 25
July 2, 16, 23, and 30

Class description: Classes 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. Need more info? Visit St. Augustine Bellydance or call/text 904-806-7857.

 

Movie Night

Thursday, June 18 @ 5:45pm (NEW TIME)

movie nightWe're featuring a new-to-DVD film about a cross country coach in a small California town who transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders. 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.

 

Kids Martial Arts with AAMA, Session A

Friday, June 19 @ 2pm

AAMA LogoAll American Martial Arts is coming to the Southeast Branch Library again this year to offer a FREE 4-week series to kids ages 5-15! Please call 904-827-6900 to register for this free series. 

Session A will include June 12, June 19, June 26, and July 10. Attendance is required at all four sessions. 

Can't make it to session A? Sign up for session B, which will take place from July 17 to August 7!

Knotty Knitters

Friday, June 19 @ 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.

 

 

 

Art for Tots

Little Kid ArtSaturday, June 20 @ 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 is sponsored by the State of the Arts grant from the St. Johns Cultural Council.

 

Adult Bingo for Books

bingoSaturday, June 20 @ 2pm

Don't miss this opportunity to win popular adult books while having fun playing Bingo. All materials will be supplied by the Library and everyone will go home with at least one free book. Mark your calendars for this fun chance to win books and make new friends.

 

Restore & Flow Yoga

yogaMonday, June 22 @ 12:30pm

Are 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.

 

 

Pet Care Seminar

Tuesday, June 23 @ 4:30pm

pet care

St. Johns Veterinary Hospital presents summer season tips on preventing heat stroke and general pet care including flea and tick prevention. Join us for this first of two pet care seminars and learn how to keep your furry friends happy and healthy in the Florida heat.

 

 

Teen Makerspace: POP Art

ArtTuesday, June 23 @ 6pm

Teens, come create in the library! This month, we'll be learning about the masters of POP ART (think Andy Warhol) and then creating some of our own. 

 

Wacky Wednesday: Magician Mark Alan

magician mark alanWednesday, June 24 @ 2pm

Celebrate our Summer Reading Program (FLYP) with Wacky Wednesdays! This week, we're welcoming Magician Mark Alan for a very HEROIC magic show! Don't forget to bring in your summer reading log for stamps and prizes. 

 

 

Bellydance Basics - Session 3

bellydancingThursdays @ 12:30pm
June 25
July 2, 16, 23, and 30

Class description: Classes 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. Need more info? Visit St. Augustine Bellydance or call/text 904-806-7857.

 

Southeast Book Club: Orphan Train

Orphan TrainThursday, June 25 @ 6:45pm

Between 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.

 

 

Foreign Film Friday

Friday, June 26 @ 10:30am

foreign film fridayGet your virtual passport stamped and travel the globe through the magic of movies. On one Friday a month, we show 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 Academy Award-winning, British WWII epic we're showing this month. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

 

Kids Martial Arts with AAMA, Session A

Friday, June 26 @ 2pm

AAMA LogoAll American Martial Arts is coming to the Southeast Branch Library again this year to offer a FREE 4-week series to kids ages 5-15! Please call 904-827-6900 to register for this free series. 

Session A will include June 12, June 19, June 26, and July 10. Attendance is required at all four sessions. 

Can't make it to session A? Sign up for session B, which will take place from July 17 to August 7!

 

Knotty Knitters

Friday, June 26 @ 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.

 

 

 

Read to Rover

CharlieSaturday, June 27 @ 11am

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

 

Teen Gaming Club

teen gamingSaturday, June 27 @ 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!

 

Restore & Flow Yoga

yogaMonday, June 29 @ 12:30pm

Are 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.

 

Adult Summer Reading: June 1 - August 8

Adult Summer Reading @ Southeast
June 1 - August 8

summer readingWho says kids get to have all the fun? Adults, Escape the Ordinary by reading a book of your choice from June 1 through August 8. Jot down a brief review on our Adult Summer Reading bookmark, and drop it off at the branch to be entered to win free books each week. There will be an end-of-summer grand prize winner, too! The more you read, the more chances you have to win. For more information, call the library at 827-6900 or visit the Reference Desk. Our adult summer reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

 

Little Ones Storytime

Kids in ParachuteWednesday, July 1  @ 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 our colors! All little ones are welcome.

 

Family Storytime

Wednesday, July 1 @ 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.

 

 

 

Wacky Wednesday: Archaeology Rocks!

Wednesday, July 1 @ 2pm

Florida Public Archaeology NetworkCelebrate our Summer Reading Program (FLYP) with Wacky Wednesdays! This week the Archaeology Heroes are visiting us from the Florida Public Archaeology Network! They'll be teaching us all about Timucuan pyrotechnology. Don't forget to bring in your summer reading log for stamps and prizes.

 

Kids Art Lab

Little Kid ArtThursday, July 2 @ 11am

Kids of all ages are invited to learn about art history through exploration with different media. Each Thursday during the summer, we'll be learning about a different artist or art movement. This free program is sponsored by the State of the Arts grant from the St. Johns Cultural Council. 

 

Bellydance Basics - Session 4

bellydancingThursdays @ 12:30pm
July 2, 16, 23, and 30

Class description: Classes 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. Need more info? Visit St. Augustine Bellydance or call/text 904-806-7857.

 

Meditation & Mindfulness

Thursday, July 2 @ 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.

 

 

Little Ones Storytime

Kids in ParachuteMonday, July 6  @ 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 our colors! All little ones are welcome.

 

Kids Yoga

Tuesday, July 7 @ 11am

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 Cooking: Healthy Smoothies & Shakes

healthy fruitTuesday, July 7 @ 6pm

Teens, please bring an empty stomach to our SMOOTH-est class yet! We'll be learning about smoothies, shakes, and how to pack nutrients into these easy, one-glass meals. Come hungry! Please register for this free program by calling 904-827-6900. 


Little Ones Storytime

Kids in ParachuteWednesday, July 8  @ 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 our colors! All little ones are welcome.

 

Family Storytime

Wednesday, July 8 @ 11amGiggling 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.

 

 

 

Wacky Wednesday: Garden Club

Wednesday, July 8 @ 2pm

Florida Public Archaeology NetworkCelebrate our Summer Reading Program (FLYP) with Wacky Wednesdays! This week the Earth Heroes of the Garden Club of St. Augustine--Geranium Circle will be teaching us about amazing pollinators: hummingbirds and dragonflies! Don't forget to bring in your summer reading log for stamps and prizes. Registration is required for this free program--please call 904-827-6900 to register.

 

Kids Art Lab

Thursday, July 9 @ 11am
Little Kid Art

Kids of all ages are invited to learn about art history through exploration with different media. Each Thursday during the summer, we'll be learning about a different artist or art movement. This free program is sponsored by the State of the Arts grant from the St. Johns Cultural Council. 

 

Meditation & Mindfulness

Thursday, July 9 @ 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.

 

 

Healthcare Navigator

Thursday, July 9 @ 6:30pm

Healthcare NavigatorHave trouble using your insurance? Have you lost a job? Had a baby? Gotten married? Lost your job insurance? A Healthcare Navigator may be able to help! The Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida provides information on how to sign up for the Health Insurance Marketplace and also how to use the insurance. Open enrollment ended on April 30, 2015 but there are special enrollment periods depending on your circumstances. Learn more at this informative program. Call the library at 827-6900 to register for this informative and free session.

 

DIY Craft Clinic: Argyle Notecards

diy craft clinicFriday, July 10 @ 1pm

Join Juli for a fun & easy adult DIY craft project that'll be just right to keep for yourself or give as gift. We're going to make Argyle Notecards that'll be perfect as an any-occassion card. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the library at 827-6900 to save your spot.

 

Kids Martial Arts with AAMA, Session A

Friday, July 10 @ 2pm

AAMA LogoAll American Martial Arts is coming to the Southeast Branch Library again this year to offer a FREE 4-week series to kids ages 5-15! Please call 904-827-6900 to register for this free series. 

Session A will include June 12, June 19, June 26, and July 10. Attendance is required at all four sessions. 

Can't make it to session A? Sign up for session B, which will take place from July 17 to August 7!

 

Knotty Knitters

Friday, July 10 @ 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.

 

Read to Rover

CharlieSaturday, July 11 @ 11am

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

 

 

Sensory Stations for Littles

kid in grassSaturday, July 11 @ 2pm

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

 

Little Ones Storytime

Kids in ParachuteMonday, July 13  @ 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 our colors! All little ones are welcome.

 

Restore & Flow Yoga

yogaMonday, July 13 @ 12:30pm

Are 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.

 

 

Citizen CPR

Monday, July 13 @ 2:30pmAmerican Red Cross

The American Red Cross teaches untrained bystanders how to perform hands-only CPR. There are no prerequisites or minimum age to participate in this free course. Class size is limited so please register for this program by calling 827-6900 or visiting the Reference Desk.

 

Kids Yoga

Tuesday, July 14 @ 11am

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.

 

DIY Craft Clinic: Painted Vases

diy craft clinicTuesday, July 14 @ 1pm

Join Juli for a fun & easy adult DIY craft project that'll be just right to keep for yourself or give as gift. We're going to make Painted Vases that'll be simple yet stylish. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the library at 827-6900 to save your spot.

 

Teen Makerspace: Comic Yourself

Unmask BookTuesday, July 14 @ 6pm

Unmask yourself and become a living piece of comic book art! We'll be learning about vintage comics, and then learning to use face paint (and props!) to become comics ourselves.

 

 

Adult Summer Reading: Through August 8

Adult Summer Reading @ Southeast
Through August 8

Who says kids get to have all the fun? Adults, Escape the Ordinary by reading a book of your choice through August 8. Jot down a brief review on our Adult Summer Reading bookmark, and drop it off at the branch to be entered to win free prizes each week. There will be an end-of-summer grand prize winner, too! The more you read, the more chances you have to win. For more information, call the library at 827-6900 or visit the Reference Desk. Our adult summer reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

 

Little Ones Storytime

Kids in ParachuteWednesday, July 15  @ 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 our colors! All little ones are welcome.

 

Letter Writing Society

Wednesday, July 15 @ 11am

letter writing socialNew 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.

 

 

Family Storytime

Wednesday, July 15 @ 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.

 

 

 

Wacky Wednesday: SJC Fire & Rescue

Wednesday, July 15 @ 2pm

Firetruck at SoutheastCelebrate our Summer Reading Program (FLYP) with Wacky Wednesdays! We'll be meeting our Firefighter Heroes this week! They'll be teaching us about fire safety and the fire engine. Join us for crafts afterward. Don't forget to bring in your summer reading log for stamps and prizes. 

 

Kids Art Lab

Little Kid ArtThursday, July 16 @ 11am

Kids of all ages are invited to learn about art history through exploration with different media. Each Thursday during the summer, we'll be learning about a different artist or art movement. This free program is sponsored by the State of the Arts grant from the St. Johns Cultural Council. 

 

Bellydance Basics - Session 5

bellydancingThursdays @ 12:30pm
July 16, 23, and 30

Registration appreciated. Please call the library at 827-6900 to sign up for this free series.

Class description: Classes 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. Need more info? Visit St. Augustine Bellydance or call/text 904-806-7857.

 

Meditation & Mindfulness

Thursday, July 16 @ 4pm

meditationSettle your mind and body as you sit in still quietness. This program, 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, July 16 @ 5:45pm (NEW TIME)

movie nightWe're featuring a new-to-DVD film about a hotelier whose hotel has only one remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals. The hotelier pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel. For more information, or the name of this PG-rated movie, please call the library at 827-6900. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

 

Documentary & A Danish

documentary filmFriday, July 17 @ 10:30am

Bring your coffee; we'll provide the film and danish. Join us to watch an Academy Award-winning documentary about two South Africans who set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. For more information about this PG-13 film, please call the library at 827-6900.

 

Kids Martial Arts with AAMA, Session B

Friday, July 17 @ 2pm

AAMA Logo

Learn responsibility and discipline through Kids Martial Arts with AAMA.

All American Martial Arts is coming to the Southeast Branch Library again this year to offer a FREE 4-week series to kids ages 5-15! Please call 904-827-6900 to register for this free series. 

Session B will include July 17, July 24, July 31, and August 7. Attendance is required at all four programs. 

 

Knotty Knitters

Friday, July 17 @ 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.

 

 

Art for Tots

Little Kid ArtSaturday, July 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.

 

Teen Gaming Club

teen gamingSaturday, July 18 @ 2pm

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

 

Little Ones Storytime

Kids in ParachuteMonday, July 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 our colors! All little ones are welcome.

 

Restore & Flow Yoga

yogaMonday, July 20 @ 12:30pm

Are 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.

 

Naturally Native: Yardening with Florida's Native Plants

ReneeMonday, July 20 @ 2:30pm

Learn how to "yarden" using plants native to Florida from Renee Stambaugh of Native Plant Consulting & Native Gardens Nursery. Which plants do well in different areas of your yard? Renee has lots of suggestions so you can have successful planting and growth. Plants will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

Kids Yoga

Tuesday, July 21 @ 11am

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.

 

Pet Care Seminar - NEW DATE

Thursday, August 6 @ 6:30pm

pet care

St. Johns Veterinary Hospital presents senior pet care and wellness, the importance of cat veterinary visits, and pet acupuncture. Join us and learn how to keep your furry friends happy and healthy.

 

 

Little Ones Storytime

Kids in ParachuteWednesday, July 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 our colors! All little ones are welcome.

 

Family Storytime

Wednesday, July 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.

 

 

 

Wacky Wednesday: St. Augustine Police & Red Cross

Wednesday, July 22 @ 2pmAmerican Red Cross Logo

Celebrate our Summer Reading Program (FLYP) with Wacky Wednesdays! We'll be visited by TWO heroes this week--Sargeant Frasca from the St. Augustine Police and Miss Linda from the Red Cross! They'll be teaching us about safety on land and in the water, followed by fun crafts. Don't forget to bring in your summer reading log for stamps and prizes. 

 

Kids Art Lab

Thursday, July 23 @ 11am
Little Kid Art

Kids of all ages are invited to learn about art history through exploration with different media. Each Thursday during the summer, we'll be learning about a different artist or art movement. This free program is sponsored by the State of the Arts grant from the St. Johns Cultural Council. 

 

 

Bellydance Basics - Session 6

bellydancingThursdays @ 12:30pm
July 23 and 30

Class description: Classes 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. Need more info? Visit St. Augustine Bellydance or call/text 904-806-7857.

 

Meditation & Mindfulness

Thursday, July 23 @ 4pm

meditationSettle your mind and body as you sit in still quietness. This program, 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.

 

 

Kids Martial Arts with AAMA, Session B

Friday, July 24 @ 2pm

AAMA Logo

Learn responsibility and discipline through Kids Martial Arts with AAMA.

All American Martial Arts is coming to the Southeast Branch Library again this year to offer a FREE 4-week series to kids ages 5-15! Please call 904-827-6900 to register for this free series. 

Session B will include July 17, July 24, July 31, and August 7. Attendance is required at all four programs. 

 

Knotty Knitters

Friday, July 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.

 

 

Read to Rover

CharlieSaturday, July 25 @ 11am

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

 

Kids STEM Club with Sylvan!

Saturday, July 25 @ 2pm

Science GirlScience, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. We do it all in Southeast's STEM Club. Kids in grades 2 to 6 are invited to join special guests from the Sylvan Learning Center to learn about robotics--then create your own! Space is limited for this 2-part series, please call the library at 827-6900 to register for this free program.

Classes are on July 25 and August 1. Attendance is mandatory at both classes!

 

Little Ones Storytime

Kids in ParachuteMonday, July 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 our colors! All little ones are welcome.

 

Restore & Flow Yoga

yogaMonday, July 27 @ 12:30pm

Are 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

Tuesday, July 28 @ 11am

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 Back to School Clothing Swap

Teen with BackpackTuesday, July 28 @ 6pm

Teens, gather your gently used (and clean!) clothes and bring them to the Southeast Branch library for our first annual Back to School Clothing Swap! We'll provide the snacks and tunes as you peruse for some new duds. Ya dig?

 

Little Ones Storytime

Kids in ParachuteWednesday, July 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 our colors! All little ones are welcome.

 

Family Storytime

Wednesday, July 29 @ 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.

 

 

 

Wacky Wednesday: Heroic Ice Cream Party!

Wednesday, July 29 @ 2pm

Ice CreamCelebrate our Summer Reading Program (FLYP) with Wacky Wednesdays! We'll be finishing up the summer with a Heroic Ice Cream Party. Come by for an EPIC sundae bar served by your Super Librarians! Don't forget to bring in your summer reading log for stamps and prizes. 

 

Kids Art Lab

Little Kid ArtThursday, July 30 @ 11am

Kids of all ages are invited to learn about art history through exploration with different media. Each Thursday during the summer, we'll be learning about a different artist or art movement. This free program is sponsored by the State of the Arts grant from the St. Johns Cultural Council. 

 

Bellydance Basics - Session 7

bellydancingThursday, July 30 @ 12:30pm

Class description: Classes 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. Need more info? Visit St. Augustine Bellydance or call/text 904-806-7857.

 

Meditation & Mindfulness

Thursday, July 30 @ 4pm

meditationSettle your mind and body as you sit in still quietness. This program, 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 Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Thursday, July 30 @ 6:45pm

The Storied Life of A.J. FikryThe irascible A. J. Fikry, owner of Island Books, has already lost his wife. Now his most prized possession, a rare book, has been stolen from right under his nose. One night upon closing, he discovers a toddler in his children's section with a note from her mother saying she can no longer raise her. It doesn't take long for the locals to notice the transformation of both bookstore and owner, especially to the lovely yet eccentric sales rep, Amelia Loman. Join us to discuss this funny and tender tale by Gabrielle Zevin. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

Adult Summer Reading: Through August 8

Adult Summer Reading @ Southeast
Through August 8

Who says kids get to have all the fun? Adults, Escape the Ordinary by reading a book of your choice through August 8. Jot down a brief review on our Adult Summer Reading bookmark, and drop it off at the branch to be entered to win free prizes each week. There will be an end-of-summer grand prize winner, too! The more you read, the more chances you have to win. For more information, call the library at 827-6900 or visit the Reference Desk. Our adult summer reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

Foreign Film Friday

Friday, July 31 @ 10:30am

foreign film fridayGet your virtual passport stamped and travel the globe through the magic of movies. On one Friday a month, we show 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 animated film about the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II in the Oscar-nominated, Japanese animated film we're showing this month. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. This film is rated PG-13.

 

Kids Martial Arts with AAMA, Session B

Friday, July 31 @ 2pm

AAMA Logo

Learn responsibility and discipline through Kids Martial Arts with AAMA.

All American Martial Arts is coming to the Southeast Branch Library again this year to offer a FREE 4-week series to kids ages 5-15! Please call 904-827-6900 to register for this free series. 

Session B will include July 17, July 24, July 31, and August 7. Attendance is required at all four programs. 

 

Knotty Knitters

Friday, July 31 @ 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.

 

Tech Training with a Gadget Guru

trainingMondays - Thursdays @ 2pm or 3pm 

Do you have an e-reader, tablet, or other digital device you aren’t sure how to use? Ready to stream movies, tv shows, and music through hoopla or download digital magazines through Zinio? Need to learn Facebook, Twitter, or how to navigate Pinterest? Eager to know how to download free eBooks from the library's OverDrive and OneClickdigital services? All of your questions can be answered in a one hour, one-on-one session with library staff at Southeast. Library cardholders can call the library at 827-6900 to schedule an appointment.


Kids STEM Club with Sylvan!

Saturday, August 1 @ 2pm

Science GirlScience, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. We do it all in Southeast's STEM Club. Kids in grades 2 to 6 are invited to join special guests from the Sylvan Learning Center to learn about robotics--then create your own! Space is limited for this 2-part series, please call the library at 827-6900 to register for this free program.

Classes are on July 25 and August 1. Attendance is mandatory at both classes!


Restore & Flow Yoga

Monday, August 3 @ 12:30pm

yogaAre you interested in an activity that connects the mind and body? Yoga instructor, Kim McWilliams, guides participants through yoga 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.

 

Container Gardening Seminar

yardening seminarMonday, August 3 @ 2:30pm

Dottie Hudson, President of the Gaillardia Circle of St. Augustine, presents practical tips and helpful advice on container gardening. Which plants do well in a container? Dottie will have lots of suggestions so you can have successful planting and growth.

 

 

Kids Yoga

Tuesday, August 4 @ 11am

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.

 

Turn It Up Teen Tuesday

Girl DJTuesday, August 4 @ 6pm

Join teens at the Southeast Branch Library on Tuesdays for movies, music, gaming, and more! Today, we're showing a brand new hit movie. Can you guess which one?

Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side.
PG-13, 119 minutes. Call 904-827-6900 for exact movie title.

 

Free Health Screenings

Wednesday, August 5 @ 10am - 1pm

flagler hospitalFlagler Hospital offers free health screenings at Southeast. Get your blood sugar and blood pressure tested and learn about the risks of diabetes as well as what you can do to prevent diabetes. No appointment is necessary.

 

BIBLIOBOP Dance Party

Wednesday, August 5 @ 11am

Little Girl ReadingCome celebrate books and dance! Kids of all ages are invited to our first literary dance party. We'll read books about music, then dance the morning away with a mix of instruments, egg shakers, parachutes, and more. What a great way to keep in shape!

 

 

 

Kids Art Lab

Thursday, August 6 @ 11amLittle Kid Art

Kids of all ages are invited to learn about art history through exploration with different media. Each Thursday during the summer, we'll be learning about a different artist or art movement. This free program is sponsored by the State of the Arts grant from the St. Johns Cultural Council. 

 

 

Meditation & Mindfulness

Thursday, August 6 @ 4pm

meditationSettle your mind and body as you sit in still quietness. This program 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.

 

 

Adult Summer Reading

Adult Summer Reading @ Southeast
Through August 8

Who says kids get to have all the fun? Adults, Escape the Ordinary by reading a book of your choice through August 8. Jot down a brief review on our Adult Summer Reading bookmark, and drop it off at the branch to be entered to win free books each week. There will be an end-of-summer grand prize winner, too! The more you read, the more chances you have to win. For more information, call the library at 827-6900 or visit the Reference Desk. Our adult summer reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

Knotty Knitters

Friday, August 7 @ 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.

 

 

DIY Craft Clinic: No-Sew Tshirt Bag

diy craft clinicFriday, August 7 @ 1pm

Join Juli for a fun & easy adult DIY craft project that'll be just right to keep for yourself or give as gift. We're going to make tshirt bags that require no sewing! Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the library at 827-6900 to save your spot.

 

Kids Martial Arts with AAMA, Session B

Friday, August 7 @ 2pm

AAMA Logo

Learn responsibility and discipline through Kids Martial Arts with AAMA.

All American Martial Arts is coming to the Southeast Branch Library again this year to offer a FREE 4-week series to kids ages 5-15! Please call 904-827-6900 to register for this free series. 

Session B will include July 17, July 24, July 31, and August 7. Attendance is required at all four programs. 

 

Read to Rover

CharlieSaturday, August 8 @ 11am

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

 

 

Restore & Flow Yoga

Monday, August 10 @ 12:30pm

yogaAre you interested in an activity that connects the mind and body? Yoga instructor, Kim McWilliams, guides participants through yoga 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.

 

Fitness Pole Walking

Monday, August 10 @ 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.

 

 

DIY Craft Clinic: Painted Geometric Canvas

diy craft clinicTuesday, August 11 @ 1pm

Join Juli for a fun & easy adult DIY craft project that'll be just right to keep for yourself or give as gift. We're going to paint fun & funky geometric canvases. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the library at 827-6900 to save your spot.

 

Kids Yoga

Tuesday, August 11 @ 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.

 

Turn It Up Teen Tuesday

Girl DJTuesday, August 11 @ 6pm

Join teens at the Southeast Branch Library on Tuesdays for movies, music, gaming, and more! Today, we're playing Just Dance 2015 for the Wii U on a HUGE screen.

Dance to hit songs like "Happy" by Pharrell Williams, "Burn" by Ellie Goulding, and legendary favorites like "Walk This Way" by Run DMC & Aerosmith. Funded by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

Meditation & Mindfulness

Thursday, August 13 @ 4pm

meditationSettle your mind and body as you sit in still quietness. This program 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.

 

 

MoneyWise: Family Financial Literacy

Thursday, August 13 @ 6pm

moneywiseLooking for ways to help your family save money and achieve its financial goals? The St. Johns Housing Partnership offers a two-hour class designed to help change the way you think about money and the way you spend it. Topics include: tracking your money, getting smart about credit, and understanding your credit score. Registration is required for this FREE program. Please call the St. Johns Housing Partnership at 819-1266 to sign up.

 

Knotty Knitters

Friday, August 14 @ 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.

 

Letter Writing Society

Saturday, August 15 @ 10:30am

letter writing socialDo you love getting junk mail or bills in the mail?
Of course not -- who does?
Let’s meet to write letters, be social, and brighten someone else's mailbox. 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.

 

Art for Tots!

Little Kid ArtSaturday, August 15 @ 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.

 

Sci Fi Cinema: 2001 A Space Odyssey

sci fi cinemaSaturday, August 15 @ 2pm

Sci Fi fans unite! Stars have aligned for Southeast to feature a fantastic sci fi film one Saturday a month. This month, we're going to the year 2001 for a classic worth seeing over and over again. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. This film is rated G.

 

 

Tech Training with a Gadget Guru

trainingMondays - Thursdays @ 2pm or 3pm 

Do you have an e-reader, tablet, or other digital device you aren’t sure how to use? Ready to stream movies, tv shows, and music through hoopla or download digital magazines through Zinio? Need to learn Facebook, Twitter, or how to navigate Pinterest? Eager to know how to download free eBooks from the library's OverDrive and OneClickdigital services? All of your questions can be answered in a one hour, one-on-one session with library staff at Southeast. Library cardholders can call the library at 827-6900 to schedule an appointment.


Restore & Flow Yoga

Monday, August 17@ 12:30pm

yogaAre you interested in an activity that connects the mind and body? Yoga instructor, Kim McWilliams, guides participants through yoga 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.

 

Archaeology Works at the Southeast Library

Florida Public Archaeology NetworkMondays, August 17, 24, and 31 @ 2pm

The Florida Public Archaeology Network presents a three-week archaeological journey that includes the materials and science behind each different topic. Each week, delve into a different artifact and try your hand at analysis techniques used by the pros. Contact Emily Jane Murray by email or call 392-7874 to register.

August 17: Take a look at 4,000 years of prehistoric pottery-making in Florida.
August 24: Learn what historic ceramics can tell us about sites.
August 31: Discover how beads teach us about global trade, religion, and more.

 

Kids Yoga

Tuesday, August 18 @ 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 Cooking: Healthy Desserts

healthy fruitTuesday, August 18 @ 6pm

Learn the basics of cooking at our monthly Teen Cooking series. This month, we're giving in to our sweet tooth by making some delicious (but healthy!) desserts. Come hungry! Please register for this free program by calling 904-827-6900. 


Meditation & Mindfulness

Thursday, August 20 @ 4pm

meditationSettle your mind and body as you sit in still quietness. This program 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

movie nightThursday, August 20 @ 5:45pm 

We're featuring a new-to-DVD film about Beatrice Prior, who must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side. For more information, or the name of this PG13-rated movie, please call the library at 827-6900. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

Documentary & Danish

documentary filmFriday, August 21 @ 10:30am

Bring your coffee; we'll provide the film and danish. Join us to watch the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. For more information about this PG-13 film, please call the library at 827-6900.

 

Knotty Knitters

Friday, August 21 @ 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.

 

Bellydance Basics

bellydancingSaturday, August 22 @ 10:30am

Class description: Classes 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. Call the library at 827-6900 to register for this free class presented by St. Augustine Bellydance.

 

Read to Rover

CharlieSaturday, August 22 @ 11am

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

 

 

Teen Gaming Club

teen gamingSaturday, August 22 @ 2pm

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

 

Adult Bingo for Books

Saturday, August 22 @ 2pm

bingoDon't miss this opportunity to win popular adult books while having fun playing Bingo. All materials will be supplied by the Library and everyone will go home with at least one free book. Mark your calendars for this fun chance to win books and make new friends.

 

 

Restore & Flow Yoga

Monday, August 24 @ 12:30pm

yogaAre you interested in an activity that connects the mind and body? Yoga instructor, Kim McWilliams, guides participants through yoga 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.

 

Archaeology Works at the Southeast Library

Florida Public Archaeology NetworkMondays, August 24 and 31 @ 2pm

The Florida Public Archaeology Network continues their archaeological journey that includes the materials and science behind different topics. Each week, delve into a different artifact and try your hand at analysis techniques used by the pros. Contact Emily Jane Murray by email or call 392-7874 to register.

August 24: Learn what historic ceramics can tell us about sites.
August 31: Discover how beads teach us about global trade, religion, and more.

 

Kids Yoga

Tuesday, August 25 @ 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.

 

Turn It Up Teen Tuesday

Girl DJTuesday, August 25 @ 6pm

Join teens at the Southeast Branch Library on Tuesdays for movies, music, gaming, and more! Today, we're showing a #throwback film. Can you guess which one?

Bill and Ted are high school buddies starting a band. However, they're about to fail their history class. Using a time machine, Bill and Ted must travel through history and return with historical figures to help them complete their history presentation.
PG, 91 min. Call 904-827-6900 for exact movie title.

 

BIBLIOBOP Dance Party

Little Girl ReadingWednesday, August 26 @ 11am

Come celebrate books and dance! Kids of all ages are invited to our second literary dance party. We'll read books about music, then dance the morning away with a mix of instruments, egg shakers, parachutes, and more. What a great way to keep in shape!

 

Meditation & Mindfulness

Thursday, August 27 @ 4pm

meditationSettle your mind and body as you sit in still quietness. This program 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: Still Alice

Thursday, August 27 @ 6:45pm

Still AliceAlice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease. Fiercely independent, Alice struggles to maintain her lifestyle and live in the moment, even as her sense of self is being stripped away. In turns heartbreaking, inspiring, and terrifying, Still Alice captures in remarkable detail what it's like to literally lose your mind... Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

Foreign Film Friday

Friday, August 28 @ 10:30am

foreign film fridayGet your virtual passport stamped and travel the globe through the magic of movies. On one Friday a month, we show 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 Academy Award-nominated film from Israel we're showing this month. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. This film is rated PG.

 

Knotty Knitters

Friday, August 28 @ 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.

 

Archaeology Works at the Southeast Library

Florida Public Archaeology NetworkMonday, August 31 @ 2pm

The Florida Public Archaeology Network concludes a three-week archaeological journey that includes the materials and science behind different topics. Delve into a different artifact and try your hand at analysis techniques used by the pros. Today, discover how beads teach us about global trade, religion, and more. Contact Emily Jane Murray by email or call 392-7874 to register.

 

 

Tech Training with a Gadget Guru

Mondays - Thursdays @ 2pm or 3pm 

trainingDo you have an e-reader, tablet, or other digital device you aren’t sure how to use? Ready to stream movies, tv shows, and music through hoopla or download digital magazines through Zinio? Need to learn Facebook, Twitter, or how to navigate Pinterest? Eager to know how to download free eBooks from the library's OverDrive and OneClickdigital services? All of your questions can be answered in a one hour, one-on-one session with library staff at Southeast. Library cardholders can call the library at 827-6900 to schedule an appointment.


Sci Fi Cinema

sci fi cinemaSaturday, September 5 @ 2pm

Sci Fi fans unite! Stars have aligned for Southeast to feature a fantastic sci fi film one Saturday a month. After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen. For more information, or the name of this PG-rated film, call the library at 827-6900. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

 

Friends of the Southeast Branch Library Meeting

Tuesday, September 8 @ 1pmFriends of the Library

New members are always encouraged to join the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library (FOLSE). Come learn about our Friends and what they do to support your library.

 

Cookbook Club

Thursday, September 17 @ 1pm

Southeast is getting gastronomical! We invite foodies to find their way to the library for our Cookbook Club that kicks off this month. Participation is super easy... just borrow a cookbook from the library, try out a recipe that catches your eye, then bring the cookbook and samples to the meeting. Let's be each other's taste testers. Iced tea and lemonade are provided, compliments of the Friends of the Southeast Branch Public Library.

 

 

Documentary & Danish

documentary filmFriday, September 18 @ 10:30am

Bring your coffee; we'll provide the film and danish. Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. For more information about this rated R film, please call the library at 827-6900.

 

Letter Writing Society

Saturday, September 19 @ 10:30am

letter writing socialDo you love getting junk mail or bills in the mail?
Of course not -- who does?

Let’s meet to write letters, be social, and brighten someone else's mailbox. 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.

 

Southeast Book Club: Burial Rites

Thursday, September 24 @ 6:45pm

Burial Rites Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes's death looms, the farmer's wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they've heardRefreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

Foreign Film Friday

Friday, September 25 @ 10:30am My Left Foot

Get your virtual passport stamped and travel the globe through the magic of movies. This month, we're going to Ireland for the Academy Award-winning film, My Left Foot. Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. This film is rated R.

 

Secrets of Highclere Castle Documentary & Downton Abbey Pilot

Friday, September 25 @ 1pm

Secrets of Highclere Castle and Downton AbbeyDiscover the history and present-day happenings of life in a Victorian castle as we watch a documentary on Highclere Castle, the place that inspired the BBC drama series Downton Abbey, which is shot on location at the Castle. Reality is even more impressive than the fictitious show, as the lord who married a rich wife to avoid bankruptcy also funded the archaeological dig which unearthed Tutankhamun's fabulous treasure. Afterward, we will watch the pilot for BBC's acclaimed series, Downton Abbey. Light snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

Book & Bites: Dining at Downton

Monday, September 28 @ 6pm Downton Abbey Food

Journey back in time and experience a little history with us in the first of this two-part Books & Bites series. Books & Bites, a delightful cooking demonstration, combines our love of literature and food. In this installment, enjoy samples that might have been served at a Crawley family tea, take home new recipes, and gain a little knowledge of Britain's grand estates like Highclere Castle, the setting of Downton Abbey. This program is compliments of the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

 

Cookbook Club

Thursday, October 15 @ 1pm

Southeast is getting gastronomical! We invite foodies to find their way to the library to join our Cookbook Club. Participation is super easy... just borrow a cookbook from the library, try out a recipe that catches your eye, then bring the cookbook and samples to the meeting. Let's be each other's taste testers. Iced tea and lemonade are provided, compliments of the Friends of the Southeast Branch Public Library.

 

 

Documentary & Danish

documentary filmFriday, October 16 @ 10:30am

Bring your coffee; we'll provide the film and danish. Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. For more information about this rated PG-13 film, please call the library at 827-6900.

 

Letter Writing Society

Saturday, October 17 @ 10:30am

letter writing socialDo you love getting junk mail or bills in the mail?
Of course not -- who does?

Let’s meet to write letters, be social, and brighten someone else's mailbox. 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.

 

Sci Fi Cinema

sci fi cinemaSaturday, October 17 @ 2pm

Sci Fi fans unite! Stars have aligned for Southeast to feature a fantastic sci fi film one Saturday a month. A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world. For more information, or the name of this PG-rated film, call the library at 827-6900. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

 

Southeast Book Club: I Am Malala

Thursday, October 29 @ 6:45pm

I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

Foreign Film Friday

Friday, October 30 @ 10:30am

foreign film fridayGet your virtual passport stamped and travel the globe through the magic of movies. On one Friday a month, we show a film from a country other than the U.S., and you're invited to join us on this international journey... all for free! A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. Call the library at 827-6900 to find out more about this Academy Award-winning film from Iran. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. This film is rated PG-13.

 

Letter Writing Society

Saturday, November 7 @ 10:30am

letter writing socialDo you love getting junk mail or bills in the mail?
Of course not -- who does?

Let’s meet to write letters, be social, and brighten someone else's mailbox. 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.

 

Sci Fi Cinema

sci fi cinemaSaturday, November 7 @ 2pm

Sci Fi fans unite! Stars have aligned for Southeast to feature a fantastic sci fi film one Saturday a month. A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. For more information, or the name of this PG13 film, call the library at 827-6900. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

 

Southeast Book Club: All the Light We Cannot See

Thursday, November 19 @ 6:45pmAll the Light We Cannot See

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

Foreign Film Friday: Faith Like Potatoes

Friday, November 20 @ 10:30am

faith like potatoesGet your virtual passport stamped and travel the globe through the magic of movies. This month, we visit South Africa. Faith Like Potatoes is a biographical drama tracing the story of a rugged farmer as he endures remarkable adversity on his quest to discover the true power of faith. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. This film is rated PG.

 

Letter Writing Society

Saturday, December 19 @ 10:30amletter writing social

Do you love getting junk mail or bills in the mail?
Of course not -- who does?

Let’s meet to write letters, be social, and brighten someone else's mailbox during the holiday season. 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.

 

 

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
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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.

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