Hastings library events

St Johns County Public Library System Administrative Office Coordinator, Angelina Gervasi, informed local Historic City News reporters in St Augustine of the following summertime library activities planned for June at the Hastings Library Events Telephone: (904) 827-6970.

Open House
Friday, June 1 @ 5 pm – The Hastings Branch Library and the Friends of the Library would like to invite you to an open house extravaganza! We will have gaming in our Teen Lounge area; crafts for kids in the children’s department; an e-Reader petting zoo in the Adult department; a Love My Library photo booth where you can have your picture made with our giant library card, and much more! The Friends of the Library will be grilling hot dogs and selling them with drinks and chips as a fund raiser.

Teen Book Club: Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn
Saturday, June 9 @ 10 am – Join us for this lively discussion! New members are always welcome.

Children’s FLYP Event: Jungle Dreams
Tuesday, June 11 @ 10 am – We’re kicking off FLYP, a summer reading program for children, with the Hastings librarians! Join us for an interactive program as we share stories, songs, and much more all centered around this Summer’s FLYP theme: “Dream Big, Read!” Children of all ages are welcome. Please note – FLYP programs are geared toward the school-age child. This performance will be held at the Hastings Recreation Center gym at 400 E. Harris Street. Please wear rubber-soled shoes only. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Lights – iPod – Action
Tuesdays: June 12 & 26 @ 10 am
Wednesdays: June 13 & 27 @ 10 am
Thursdays: June 14 & 28 @ 10 am
Kids in grades 4-12! Have you ever wanted to learn how to create exciting movie projects? Using the iPod Touch, we’ll learn how to film and edit dynamic book trailers for your favorite books. You’ll have the opportunity to plan out story boards, film action sequences, and edit your final project. Call 904-827-6970 or stop by the library to sign up!

Children’s FLYP Event: Magician Mark Alan
Tuesday, June 26 @ 10 am – Prepare to be amazed by the magic of Mark Alan! Don’t miss seeing our favorite magician for magic, humor, and more! Children of all ages are welcome. Please note – FLYP programs are geared toward the school-age child. This performance will be held at the Hastings Recreation Center gym at 400 E. Harris Street. Please wear rubber-soled shoes only. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Book Club: Room by Emma Donoghue
Wednesday, June 27 @ 1 pm – Room is built on two intense constraints: the limited point of view of the narrator, a 5-year-old boy named Jack; and the confines of Jack’s physical world, an 11-by-11-foot room where he lives with his mother. We enter the book strongly implanted within these restrictions. We know only what Jack knows, and the drama is immediate, as is our sense of disorientation over why these characters are in this place. Join us for this book discussion along with light snacks and beverages.

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