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.


 

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tue21feb11:00 am- 12:00 pmSt. Johns Reads Event: Books & Bites - True Grit Campfire Cooking11:00 am - 12:00 pm Ponte Vedra Beach Branch

tue21feb7:00 pm- 8:00 pmSt. Johns Reads Event: Bartram Trail Book Club- True Grit by Charles Portis7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Bartram Trail Branch

wed22feb1:00 pm- 3:20 pmSt. Johns Reads Event: Women of the West Film Series1:00 pm - 3:20 pm Southeast Branch

wed22feb4:00 pm- 5:00 pmSt. Johns Reads Event: "Wild West" Brass Ensemble4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Ponte Vedra Beach Branch

thu23feb11:00 am- 12:00 pmSt. Johns Reads Event: Books & Bites - True Grit Campfire Cooking11:00 am - 12:00 pm Anastasia Island Branch

thu23feb6:45 pm- 7:45 pmSt. Johns Reads Event: Southeast Book Club6:45 pm - 7:45 pm Southeast Branch

fri24feb11:00 am- 12:30 pmSt. Johns Reads Event: Books and Bites- Campfire Cooking11:00 am - 12:30 pm Bartram Trail Branch

fri24feb3:30 pm- 5:00 pmSt Johns Reads Event: Leather Working for Kids3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Anastasia Island Branch

sat25feb11:00 am- 12:00 pmSt. Johns Reads Event: 4-H Petting Zoo11:00 am - 12:00 pm Southeast Branch

sat25feb1:00 pm- 3:00 pmSt. Johns Reads Event: "Western Flowers" presented by the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Ponte Vedra Beach Branch

mon27feb1:00 pm- 2:00 pmSt. Johns Reads Event: Foods of the 1800s1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Southeast Branch

tue28feb3:00 pm- 4:00 pmSt. Johns Reads Event: Ponte Vedra Beach Library Book Club3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Ponte Vedra Beach Branch