2017 St. Johns Reads Program Features “True Grit” as Community-wide Reading Project

The St. Johns County Public Library System is pleased to announce Charles Portis’ novel True Grit as the featured book for the 2017 “St. Johns Reads” community-wide reading project. To celebrate the program’s 12th year, the County is hosting a St. Johns Reads Hootenanny event beginning at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 4 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South. The event will feature music by the Wobbly Toms and a showing of the 2010 film True Grit. Doors open at 4pm. In addition, a variety of programs will be staged at all six St. Johns County library locations throughout the month of February. For your convenience, we also have a downloadable version of the St. Johns Reads schedule of events.

True Grit, a classic western novel, was first published in 1968 as a serial in the Saturday Evening Post, and made into the first of two film versions the following year. One of the few westerns told from the perspective of a woman, the classic story features 14-year-old Mattie Ross as she seeks retribution for her father’s murder.

To read True Grit and to learn more about St. Johns Reads events, contact your local branch library or call 904.827.6928.


february, 2018

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sat24feb10:30 am4:00 pmSt. Johns Reads Event: WWI Film Double Feature10:30 am - 4:00 pm Southeast Branch

sat24feb1:00 pm3:00 pmSt. Johns Reads: Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants presents "Springtime at Downton"1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Ponte Vedra Beach Branch

tue27feb12:45 pm1:45 pmOn Deck of the Lusitania: The St. Augustine String Quartet (A St. Johns Reads Event!)12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Main Branch

tue27feb2:00 pm3:30 pmSt. Johns Reads - FOL Presents: Andrew Nagorski "Hitlerland"2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Anastasia Island Branch

tue27feb3:00 pm4:00 pmSt. Johns Reads: Ponte Vedra Beach Library Book Club - Dead Wake by Erik Larson3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Ponte Vedra Beach Branch

tue27feb6:00 pm8:00 pmSt. Johns Reads: Cruise Preparation with AAA Travel6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Bartram Trail Branch

wed28feb3:00 pm4:00 pmSt. Johns Reads: Set Sail- The United States Navy Band3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Bartram Trail Branch