Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library Events

The St. Johns County Public Library System reported its plans for entertaining and educational events in store for Historic City News readers this month.

Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library Events
Telephone: (904) 827-6950 Fax: (904) 827-6955 Email: libpv@sjcfl.us

Book Sale
Saturday, October 1 @ 10 am – Everyone is invited to buy some great books for a great bargain! Remember that all proceeds, including membership fees, go to support the Friends’ mission of making our library an outstanding educational, cultural, civic and recreational center for the community.

Storytimes
Tuesday, October 4
Just For Babies @ 10:15 am – Just for Babies is for babies birth-15 months and their caregivers. This infant lapsit is designed for one-on-one interaction between caregiver and baby.
Family Storytime @ 11 am – Special Family Storytime: Teddy Bear Story Time- Children aged 16 months through 5 years and their families are invited to a bear-y special story time all about teddy bears! Everyone is encouraged to bring a teddy bear or other special stuffed friend with them to enjoy an extra fuzzy set of stories and songs.

After-School Crafts with Teens
Wednesday, October 5 @ 4-5 pm – All elementary-aged children, Kindergarten – 5th grade, are invited to make fun crafts with the teens of Nease High School’s Arts in Motion Club in our
library’s Small Conference Room! All materials are provided, no registration needed, and it’s FREE! NOTE: All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.

Teens Read with Kids
Saturday October 8 @ 10 am–12 pm – Drop into the children’s department to read to or be read to by a teen! The teens of Ponte Vedra High School’s Book Club would love to share a book with you! Children of all are welcome!

Family Storytime
Tuesday, October 11 @ 11 am – Family Storytime is aimed at children 16 months – 5 years and their families, though no child will be turned away! Families with a baby and older siblings are encouraged to come to Family Storytime.

Lego Club for Tweens
Wednesday, October 12 from 4-5 pm – For tweens in 4th-7th grade! Join our brand-new LEGO Club! Come out and bring your friends for an afternoon of fun building with Legos and hanging out at the library. No registration and it’s free! Thanks to our Friends of the Library for providing the Legos.

“Un-Scary” Halloween Party for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Thursday, October 13 @ 10:15-11:15 am – Join us for games, crafts, prizes, a costume parade through the library, and so much more! Costumes are encouraged, but not required. The Halloween Parade will begin at 11 am. Bring your own camera to take pictures of your children at our “Pun-kin Pictures” station! Please call 904-827-6950 for more details. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Book Talk Cafe
Monday, October 17 @ 6:30 pm – Come and meet Lu Vickers author of “Cypress Gardens, America’s Tropical Wonderland: How Dick Pope Invented Florida.” Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Storytimes
Tuesday, October 18
Just for Babies @ 10:15 – Just for babies is for babies birth-15 months and their caregivers. This infant lapsit is designed for one-on-one interaction between caregiver and baby.
Family Storytime @ 11 am – Family Storytime is aimed at children 16 months-5 years and their families, though no child will be turned away! Families with a baby and older siblings are encouraged to come to Family Storytime.

Adventures in Art
Tuesday, October 18 @ 2 pm – Join artist Joyce Gabiou for a workshop entitled “Get involved with Hands-on Collage. Reservations are required for this class. Please call 280-2976 to reserve your seat. Sponsored by FOCUS Cummer and the Friends of the Library.

Introduction to: “Microsoft Word 2007”
Thursday, October 20 @ 10:30 am – Learn how to change fonts, margin settings, use copy & paste, and print and save documents. Participants must have a basic knowledge of computers. Pre-registration is required please call 904-827-6950.

Teen Read Week Movie
Saturday, October 22 @ 2 pm – All youth ages 11–18 are invited to enjoy snacks with their friends while watching a PG-13 movie from a certain popular series on our large screen in celebration of Teen Read Week 2011! Book copies of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series will be raffled as prizes thanks to
the Friends of Library. Catch up on Edward, Bella, and Jacob before “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part I” hits the theatres in November!

Teen Gaming Night
Monday, October 24 from 5-7 pm – For middle and high school youth, ages 11-18! Relax and have fun with your friends at the library and play Nintendo Wii, two X-Box 360s, and Playstation 3 set up on three TVs and a big screen for simultaneous playing! We have many new games including Little Big Planet 2, Karaoke Revolution: Glee, Just Dance 2, Rock Band 3, James Bond 007, new Playstation 3 Move games, and more! Snacks will be served. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Call 904-827-6950 for more details!

Family Storytime
Tuesday, October 25 @ 11 am – Family Storytime is aimed at children 16 months-5 years and their families, though no child will be turned away! Families with a baby and older siblings are encouraged to come to Family Storytime.

Ponte Vedra Library Book Club
Tuesday, October 25 @ 3 pm – This month’s featured book is “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks. Please join us for a lively discussion. New members are always welcome.

Dr. Gerson Yessin Music Series
Tuesday, October 25 @ 6:30 pm – The celebrated and widely traveled Serafini Brillanti Trio will open the 2011-2012 Dr. Gerson Yessin Music Series. The group consists of Rhonda Nus Tinnin, soprano, Randy Tinnin, trumpet, and Erin Bennett, pianist. All are on the faculty of the University of North Florida. All concerts are free. Doors open at 6 pm.

Bingo for BOO-ks
Thursday, October 27 @11 am – Who says only kids can have fun at Halloween? If you wear a costume to this event you’ll win 2 books each time you yell “Bingo”. Don’t miss this opportunity to win adult popular fiction and non-fiction books while having fun playing Bingo for free!

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