Main 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 Main Library Events Telephone: (904) 827-6940.

Dream Big, Dream Beyond Flip-Flop Shoe Drive for Haiti
June 1st – August 7th – Do you want to Dream Big, Dream Beyond with us this summer? Donate NEW flip-flops, Crocs, or other summer shoes for orphans in Haiti and make a real difference for kids in need! All sizes of kids’ shoes are welcome. Our goal is to collect 500 new pairs of shoes for the kids. We CAN do it!

Basic PC Class
Wednesdays: June 6 & 20 @ 10 am
Not all mice eat cheese… come learn about the kind that don’t with Mr. Bob. This class is perfect for the beginning computer user. Call to sign up for this class @ 904-827-6940.

Signing Time
Tuesday, June 12 @ 10:15 am – Signing Time Academy is a great way for you and your child to learn American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary as you play, sing, and sign along with your friends. As seen on Nick Jr., Signing Time’s multi-award winning original music brings ASL to life in a fun way that is sure to get your little ones movin’ and groovin’! This program is FREE and ALL ages are welcome!

Internet Class
Wednesdays: June 13 & 27 @ 10 am
Learn to surf the World Wide Web with Mr. Bob. No swimsuit required! Call to sign up for this class @ 904-827-6940.

Writer’s Workshop: How to Market & Promote Your Book with B & N Booksellers
Saturday, June 16 @ 10:15 am – Learn how you as an author can market and promote your book within the Barnes & Noble Guidelines. Jamie Williams, Community Relations Manager, will discuss the “Barnes & Noble Acceptance Criteria” and the “Author’s Guide to Arranging an Event at Barnes & Noble Stores.” Handouts will be provided on both of these topics. Sponsored by the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writer’s Association and the Friends of the Library. Program is FREE and open to the public.

Teen Summer Reading Club: Chinese Lanterns
Monday, June 18 @ 5 pm – Young adults are invited to join our Teen Summer Reading Club. This focuses on safe and creative ways teens can Own the Night! Start your summer by crafting one of these eco-friendly Chinese lanterns. These stick-and-cardboard lanterns have a natural look by day, but light up like skyscrapers at night. We’ll provide all necessary supplies!

Kids Summer Reading Program: Dream Big, Dream Beyond
Tuesday, June 19 @ 2 pm & again @ 3 pm – Kids CAN make a difference! Wilderness advocate Jane Goodall, TV inventor Philo Farnsworth, day-glo inventors Bob, and Joe Switzer all started out as kids with a dream to make the world a better place. This program kicks-off our summer-long humanitarian flip-flop drive for orphans in Haiti. Children of all ages are welcome. Please note – FLYP programs are geared toward the school-age child.

Introduction to Medicare
Tuesday, June 19 @ 5:30 pm – The A, B, C, and D of Medicare! Join us for this invaluable workshop, before you get frustrated trying to figure Medicare out for yourself. You’ll learn to recognize the different parts of Medicare, compare coverage options, what services and supplies are covered by Medicare, and recognize Medicare rights and appeals. This is an educational event presented by Grace Carter, a representative with Agency 65.

Family Film Afternoon
Wednesday, June 20 @ 2 pm – (PG) On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary and Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. They plan the greatest Muppet telethon ever to raise the $10-million needed to save the theater! Enjoy the film with fresh organic popcorn, courtesy of Diane’s Natural Food Market!

From Book to Movie
Wednesday, June 20 @ 6 pm – (PG-13) Stephanie Plum can’t catch a break. At 30, she finds herself newly-divorced, recently laid-off, and living with her hamster in Trenton, NJ. Broke and desperate, she lands a job working for her slimy cousin’s bail bond business. In need of cash, she latches on to his biggest case… a local cop wanted for murder who just happens to be the guy that broke her heart in high school. Enjoy popcorn while watching this movie based on the popular fiction series by Janet Evanovich.

Adult Book Club
Saturday, June 23 @ 10:30 am – Please join us for this month’s book discussion, The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls. All titles are available to borrow through your library. Coffee and refreshments will be provided at all of our book club discussions, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Story STOP
Mondays: June 4, 11, 18, & 25 @ 10:30 am
Start each week off the right way with a Story STOP! Our library friends, Chris and Gina, host a short reading storytime full of fun stories for all ages. If your child loves books and reading, you are invited to join us. Just look for the STOP sign in the Children’s Department!

Teen Summer Reading Club: Summer Night Luau
Monday, June 25 @ 5:30 pm – Young adults are invited to join our Teen Summer Reading Club, which is focusing on safe and creative ways teens can Own the Night! We’ll be celebrating summer nights with this tropical bash! Enjoy sharky fruit salad, alcohol-free pina coladas, and chips with Hawaiian dip while playing party games like Tacky Tourist and Coconut Bowling. This event is hosted by J.A.A.M., our teen anime club.

Kids Summer Reading Program: Mark Alan, Magician
Tuesday, June 26 @ 2 pm & again @ 3 pm – Come enjoy astounding magic tricks, interactive comedy, and lots of summer fun. Prepare to be amazed! Children of all ages are welcome. Please note – FLYP programs are geared toward the school-age child. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

RELAX with Raindrop Therapy
Tuesday, June 26 @ 6 pm – Give Your Feet A Treat! Come & experience Raindrop Therapy using the Highest Quality Therapeutic Oils in the World. Inspired by the Lakota Indians, Raindrop Therapy has been used for years as a highly effective method for balancing and rejuvenating the mind and body. When properly applied to the neck, back and feet, these essential oils can bring about electrical alignment and help relieve a variety of discomforts caused by imbalances in the body. Presented by licensed massage therapist, Gina Mercado.

Family Film Afternoon
Wednesday, June 27 @ 2 pm – (PG) Tintin is a young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a work of high adventure against the Red Rockham. Based on the series of books, The Adventures of Tin Tin by Herge. Enjoy the film with plenty fresh organic popcorn, courtesy of Diane’s Natural Food Market!

Storytimes
Thursdays: June 7, 14, 21, & 28 Baby Time @ 10:15 am Thursdays: June 7, 14, 21, & 28 Family Storytime @ 11 am

Adult BINGO for Books
Thursday, June 28 @ 3:30 pm – Do you love free books and playing Bingo? Come make new friends, and win adult fiction and non-fiction books by playing Bingo! Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Book prizes donated by the Friends of the Library.

Teen Financial Literacy Workshop
Saturday, June 30 from 10 am to 3:30 pm – Whether you are starting your first job, graduating from high school, or heading off to college, every teen should learn how to manage money. The St. Johns River Chapter of Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and SJCPLS are teaming up to offer this full day workshop to young adults, ages 15-20. Subjects covered will be budgeting, saving, personal investing, using credit wisely, avoiding identity theft and more. Call 904-827-6940 to register! Lunch provided by the Friends of the Library.

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