Activities at the Bartram Trail Library

400-DEBRA-RHODES-GIBSON-SJCDebra Rhodes Gibson, Director of the St Johns County Public Library System, invited Historic City News readers to participate in June activities being offered at their nearest branch library.

Activities at the Bartram Trail Library

Beginner Genealogy Class: Session 2
Saturdays: June 1 @ 10:15am – 1:15pm

Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc. (JGS) is holding a four-session Beginner Genealogy Class, featuring research in the U.S., at the Bartram Trail Branch Library, 60 Davis Pond Blvd, Fruit Cove, FL 32259. The topic for Saturday, June 1:

Researching in a Straight Line—Backwards, Session 2. Organization; Church Records; and Vital Records

These free sessions are for the beginner researcher and the experienced researcher looking for a refresher course. Certificates of Completion will be given to those persons who attend at least three class dates. Register by sending an email to education@jaxgen.org with your name, address, and phone number.

International Affairs Discussion Group
Monday, June 3 @ 6:30pm
The International Affairs Discussion Group meets at 6:30pm to discuss international current events. The discussion is moderated by Joseph Warner, retired U.S. diplomat and adjunct professor of Geography and International Relations at Florida State College at Jacksonville. A reading list of suggested books and articles is available in time to prepare for the discussions. The topic this month is “U.S. and its Place in the Changing World.”

Just for Babies @ Bartram Trail
Just for Babies: Tuesdays @ 11:05am
Just for Babies is every Tuesday June 4th – July 30th. Bring your child to play, socialize and learn with others their age. This storytime is for children birth-to-15-months and their caregivers.

Teen Anime Club
Tuesday, June 4 @ 6pm
Teens (Ages 12+), are you looking for something different to do tonight? We’re showing a popular anime movie on our big screen. Refreshments will be provided.

Adult Crochet Group
Tuesday, June 4 @ 6pm
Adults and teens (age 14+) are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Can’t come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop off completed blankets and any yarn you’d like to donate during regular library hours.

Family Storytimes @ Bartram Trail
Family Storytime: Wednesdays @ 10:15am
Storytimes are every Wednesday June 5 – July 31st. This program is geared toward a wide range of ages including families with toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-aged children. Programs include music, stories, and classroom-type interaction and last approximately 30 minutes.

Teen Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday, June 5 @ 4pm
The library is a great place to get your volunteer hours. Orientation is mandatory and counts as your first service hour. Class size is limited; please call 827-6960 for registration information.

First Friday Florida Book Club
Friday, June 7 @ 10:15am
We’re doing a year-long celebration of Florida literature. Our June book: Margaret’s Story by Eugenia Price.

Book Sale
Saturday, June 8 @ 9:30am – 12pm
Do you love books? Do you love your library? The Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library will hold this month’s book sale from 9:30am until 12pm – books of all kinds and items such as DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and audiobooks will be available. Proceeds from the book sale support programs at the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

Beginner Genealogy Class: Session 3
Saturday, June 8 @ 10:15am – 1:15pm

Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc. (JGS) (http://jaxgen.org) is holding a four-session Beginner Genealogy Class, featuring research in the U.S, at the Bartram Trail Branch Library, 60 Davis Pond Blvd, Fruit Cove, FL 32259. The topic for Saturday, June 8: Researching in a Straight Line—Backwards, Session 3. Census Returns and Court Records

These sessions are for the beginner researcher and the experienced researcher looking for a refresher course. Certificates of Completion will be given to those persons who attend at least three of the four class dates. Free parking is available at the Library and there is no charge for the class. Register by sending an email to education@jaxgen.org with your name, address, and phone number.

Family Bingo for Books
Saturday, June 8 @ 2pm
Looking for fun for the whole family? Come on in and play Bingo for Books from 2pm to 3pm today. Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Books are generously donated by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

Adult Crochet Group
Tuesday, June 11 @ 6pm
Adults and teens, age 14 and older, are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Can’t come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop off completed blankets and any yarn you’d like to donate during regular library hours.

Chess Club for Grades 5 – 12
Wednesday, June 12 @ 4pm
Check or Checkmate? Do you play chess? Do you want to learn how to play chess? Wondering what the terms pins, ranks and skittles mean? If you’re in 5th through 12th grades and would like to be part of a chess club, we have the right one for you. We’re meeting at 4pm on Wednesday–join us.

Thursday Night at the Movies
Thursday, June 13 @ 5:30pm
What would you do if you suddenly found out that your identity had been stolen and someone was living it up at your expense? This comedy-crime flick starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy is rated R. Bring your own snacks. Please call 827-6960 for movie title.

Teen Financial Literacy Workshop (Ages 15-20)
Saturday, June 15 @ 10am to 3pm
Are you starting your first job, graduating from high school, or heading off to college? Whatever the reason, every teen needs to learn how to manage money. The St. Johns River Chapter of Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the St. Johns County Public Library System are teaming up to offer this full day (10am to 3pm) workshop to teens age 15-20. Subjects covered will be budgeting, saving, personal investing, using credit wisely, avoiding identity theft and more. Class size is limited so call us at 827-6960 or stop by the desk to register. This workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library and lunch will be provided.

Master Gardeners’ Plant Clinic
Saturday, June 15 @ 10am
Weeds? Bugs? Bad soil? Having trouble making your gardens grow? Bring your questions and get solutions at the Master Gardeners’ plant clinic today at 10am.

Bartram Trail Book Club
Monday, June 17 @ 7pm
Our title this month is, Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung. Everyone is invited to attend the discussion. Light refreshments are provided.

Children’s Summer Film Festival
Tuesdays, June 18 & 25 @ 2pm
Is it too hot to be outside? Then come on in and watch a movie on our big screen. Each week we’ll be showing a movie with a G or PG rating, so it’s fun for the whole family. Please call the Bartram Trail Branch Library at 827-6960 for movie titles and ratings. We’ll provide the snacks; bring your own drinks.

Teen Anime Club
Tuesday, June 18 @ 6pm
Teens (Ages 12+) are you looking for something different to do tonight? We’re showing a popular anime movie on our big screen. Refreshments will be provided.

Adult Crochet Group
Tuesday, June 18 @ 6pm
Adults and teens (Ages 14+) are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Can’t come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop off completed blankets and any yarn you’d like to donate during regular library hours.

Florida Library Youth Programs (FLYP) Summer 2013 Events
Children’s Summer Florida Library Youth Program (FLYP) @ 10am Thursdays, June 20 – Aug 2 at Switzerland Community Church

Bartram Trail’s FLYP Programs take place at 10am on Thursdays, June 20 through July 25. Each program will be held at the Family Activities Building (FAB) at Switzerland Community Church located at 2179 State Road 13. Children of all ages may attend; please be aware, however, that FLYP Programs are geared toward the school-age child. Strollers and street shoes will not be permitted in the building. These programs are brought to you by the Bartram Trail Branch Library of SJC, with many thanks to the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library and to the Switzerland Community Church for their generous support.

June 20: Saltwater Cowgirls
June 27: LB Reptile Experience
July 11: The Battersby Duo
July 18: Jacksonville Zoo
July 25: Magician Mark Alan

Master Gardeners’ Plant Clinic
Thursday, June 20 @ 10am
Weeds? Bugs? Bad soil? Having trouble making your gardens grow? Bring your questions and get solutions at the Master Gardeners’ plant clinic today at 10am.

Teen Craft (grades 6 – 12): Decorate Your Own Tote Bag
Thursday, June 20 @ 2pm
You know you’ll need a bag to carry the books you’ll be reading this summer. Come on in and decorate one – keep it for yourself or give it to a friend. Class size is limited, so call us at 827-6960 or stop by the desk to reserve your spot. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

Beginner Genealogy Class: Session 4
Saturday, June 22 @ 10:15am – 1:15pm
Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc. (JGS) (http://jaxgen.org) is holding the final class of a four-session Beginner Genealogy Class, featuring research in the U.S., at the Bartram Trail Branch Library, 60 Davis Pond Blvd, Fruit Cove, FL 32259. The topic for June 22:

Researching in a Straight Line—Backwards, Session 4. Resource Sources, Evidence Analysis, and Timelines

These sessions are for the beginner researcher and the experienced researcher looking for a refresher course. Certificates of Completion will be given to those persons who attend at least three of the four class dates. Free parking is available at the Library and there is no charge for the class. Register by sending an email to education@jaxgen.org with your name, address, and phone number.

Teen Gamers
Saturday, June 22 @ 5 – 7pm
Teens (Ages 12+), bring your friends and come on out for an evening of gaming. We have Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Wii, PS3, or play the newest Halo game on X-Box 360. Refreshments will be served.

Adult Crochet Group
Monday, June 24 @ 6pm
Adults and teens (Ages 14+) are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Can’t come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop off completed blankets and any yarn you’d like to donate during regular library hours.

Tech Tuesday
Tuesday, June 25 beginning at 12pm

12pm – 1pm: iPad User Group: Smart phone and tablet users. Come to the fun discussion group to learn about tips, tricks, and awesome apps.

4:30pm – 5:30pm: Google Maps: Google Maps is much more than a tool to look up an address. Learn how to get turn-by-turn transportation directions, street view (great for armchair travel), how to create your own private maps, and how to access maps on your mobile device.

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Intro to Excel 2010: Whether you’re new to Excel or converting from an older version, this is the class to come to if you can’t find that button Microsoft hid this time.

Children’s Summer Film Festival
Tuesday, June 25 @ 2 pm
Is it too hot to be outside? Then come on in and watch a movie on our big screen. Each week we’ll be showing a movie with a G or PG rating, so it’s fun for the whole family. Please call the Bartram Trail Branch Library at 827-6960 for movie titles and ratings. We’ll provide the snacks; bring your own drinks.

Children’s FLYP Event: “LB Reptile Experience”
Thursday, June 27 @ 10am
Join us for an exciting Viva Florida 500 Event. LB Reptile Experience will bring lizards, snakes, turtles and more. This program helps educate children about the needs, conservation and care of these wonderful reptiles. http://www.lbreptileexperience.com/

Bartram Trail’s FLYP Programs take place at 10am and are held at the Family Activities Building (FAB) at Switzerland Community Church located at 2179 State Road 13. Children of all ages may attend; please be aware, however, that FLYP Programs are geared toward the school-age child. Strollers and street shoes will not be permitted in the building. Contact the library at 827-6960 for additional information. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

Teen Craft: Patriotic Flower Pot
Thursday, June 27 @ 2pm
Flower pots aren’t just for flowers. Teens (Ages 12+) are invited to come decorate a flower pot — sure, you can plant flowers in it, but it also makes a great organizer for your desk. Class size is limited, so call us at 827-6960 or stop by the desk to reserve your spot. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

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