Historic City News was asked to invite readers to enjoy the following FREE events at the Library. Complete calendars are available at local branch libraries or at www.sjcpls.org.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALES
Main Library â€“ Saturday, November, 10 AM – 5 PM
Bartram Trail Branch Library – Saturday, November 8, 9:30 AM – 12 noon
ACT AND SAT PREP CLASSES FOR FOL MEMBERS
Bartram Trail Branch Library – Classes begin October 28 at 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM
This is a five-class series. Preregistration is required by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide your name, grade, and specify SAT or ACT.
MARITIME HISTORY OF ST. AUGUSTINE
Anastasia Island Branch Library – Saturday, November 8, 2 PM
Are you fascinated by St. Augustine history? Do you want to learn more about your local lighthouse and the maritime story of Americaâ€™s Oldest Port? Join us as we learn the dynamic story of our nationâ€™s oldest port with an engaging presentation by Brendan Burke, Archaeologist/Logistics Coordinator of the Lighthouse Archaeological Program. For more information, call the Anastasia Island Branch Library at 209-3730 or visit www.staugustinelighthouse.com/lamp.php.
ITS ALL FUN AND GAMES
Southeast Branch Library – Friday, November 14, 3:00 PM
In honor of the American Library Associationâ€™s National Gaming Day, children, teens, and families are invited to drop by to enjoy gaming systems and traditional family favorite board games.
FWA: IMPLIED AUTHOR/IMPLIED READER
Main Library – Saturday, November 15, 10:15 AM
The Friends of the Library & the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association welcomes Sandra McDonald, a powerful and imaginative speaker, to present on the topic of Implied Author/Implied Reader.
NATIONAL GAMERSâ€™ DAY
Bartram Trail Branch Library – Saturday, November 15, 1 PM – 2:30 PM (Tweens – grades 3-5) and 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Teens – grades 6-12)
Bring your friends and come out for a Saturday afternoon of X-Box 360, Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution, and Rock Band. We also have a new gaming system to add to the fun!
TEEN ANIME MARATHON
Main Branch Library – Saturday, November 15, 1:45 PM
Teens are invited to celebrate National Gaming Day with an anime marathon featuring .hack//sign. This anime invites you to login to â€œThe Worldâ€, which is being played by millions of people around the world. Players can go online and trade items, form parties, and go on quests. But none of that concerns Tsukasa, trapped within â€œThe Worldâ€, a virtual prisoner. His journey from the digital world to the real world has just begun. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
MIDDLE SCHOOLERSâ€™ GAMING AFTERNOON
Anastasia Island Branch Library – Saturday, November 15, 2 PM
Teens in Middle School (ages 11-14 ONLY) are invited to join us for popular video games to celebrate National Gamersâ€™ Day! Snacks will be generously provided by the Anastasia Island Friends of the Library.
HASTINGS HAS TALENT: SPECIAL TEEN EVENT
Hastings Branch Library – Tuesday, November 18, 6:00 PM
Hidden or otherwise – itâ€™s there! Singing, dancing, spoken word, silly tricksâ€¦..Show us what youâ€™ve got! Call Michelle Kiley at 827-6970 to sign up.
TEEN VIDEO GAME NIGHT
Southeast Branch Library – Tuesday, November 18, 6:00 PM
Teens age 12-17 are invited to enjoy our new Wii and Playstation, or bring your own. We look forward to seeing you there!
FOL MUSIC SERIES:BELLA VOCE
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library – Tuesday, November 18, 6:30 PM
Free and open to the public! Featuring four outstanding vocalists in a program of opera arias and Broadway show tunes. Brought to you by the Ponte Vedra Friends of the Library.
RED CROSS BABYSITTING CLASS
Bartram Trail Branch Library – Saturday, November 22, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Do you want to be a better babysitter? If so, contact the Red Cross at 358-8091 ext 1818 or online at www.nefloridaredcross.org to register for this class.
BARNES AND NOBLE BOOK FAIR
Southeast Branch Library – Bring a Book Fair voucher to Barnes and Noble during the week of November 22-29, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the Southeast Friends of the Library. Vouchers may be obtained at the Circulation Desk of the Southeast Branch Library.
OPEN MIC & SPOKEN WORD WORKSHOP FOR TEENS
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library – Tuesday, November 25, 6 PM
Teens are invited to share their performance talents with their friends. Poetry, spoken word, joke telling, and more. Come wow an audience!
FAMILY NIGHT: BINGO FOR BOOKS
Southeast Branch Library – Tuesday, November 25, 6 PM
Enjoy some quality family time this holiday! Come on in with the entire family for BINGO! Everyone will have a chance to win some special books and more! Itâ€™s a great opportunity to bring home a special gift for a special someone. Family members of all ages are warmly welcome.
Sign Language Interpreters are available for all library sponsored programs. For directions, additional information, or to schedule a sign language interpreter, call Library Administration at 827-6925.