Ponte Vedra Beach library activities

300-LOGO-SJCPLS-HCNAngelina Gervasi, Office Coordinator for the St Johns County Public Library System, invited Historic City News readers to participate in May activities being offered at their nearest branch library.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH

MoneyWi$e Week: Financial Planning Workshops
Wednesday, May 1 @ 10am – 3:30pm

The St Johns County Public Library System and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants are teaming up to celebrate MoneyWi$e Week April 29 – May 5, 2013. You may register for one or more of the workshops by contacting the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library at 827-6950.
10am – 11:30am Social Security: Overview and Strategies
1pm – 2pm Estate Planning
2:30pm – 3:30pm Investing: How to Develop & Implement an Investment Strategy

Teen Gaming Night
Wednesday, May 1 from 5 – 7pm

All 13 – 18 year-olds are invited to have fun with your friends at the library and play “E” and “T”-rated games on our PlayStation 3 (with the new Move), Nintendo Wii, and X-Box 360 (with the new Kinect) set up on three TVs for simultaneous playing. Snacks will be served. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and our friends at Sony. Call 827-6950 for more details.

Teens Read with Kids
Saturday, May 4 from 10am – 12pm

All children are invited to be read to by a teen or practice reading to a teen in the Children’s Department – this program is presented by the teens of Ponte Vedra High School’s Book Club. Select what you’d like to hear, read from any of our books, or bring your favorites from home. Please note: All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the entire duration of the program and to be a teen participating in the program, you must be a member of the Ponte Vedra High School Book Club.

Great Books Discussion Group
Monday, May 6 from 3 – 4:30pm

The Great Books Discussion Group is currently reading short stories from the “Seven Deadly Sins Sampler.” The next “deadly sin” to be discussed will be “Greed.” We welcome all interested readers. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

Family Storytime presented by Bird Island Park
Tuesday, May 7 @ 11am

Ms. Suzanne, of Bird Island Park, hosts Family Storytime at 11am in the FOL Community Room. This storytime, full of stories, crafts, and music, will have you loving books and libraries.

Viva Florida 500: Ponte Vedra Forum
Wednesday, May 7 @ 6:30pm

The Ponte Vedra Forum proudly presents John Stavely, Director of Historic Programming at the Colonial Quarter in St Augustine. Join us as he takes us on a journey through centuries of St Augustine’s rich history. Everyone is welcome and it’s free. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

Teen Advisory Board presents Movie Night for All Ages
Wednesday, May 8 at 5pm

All ages are invited to join us to watch the newest adaptation of a popular Broadway musical starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway rated PG-13. From IMDB: In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever. Join us for pizza and sodas and be entered into a raffle for a deluxe DVD set of the movie if you dress up in costume as a character from the story or from the time period. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Call the Library at 827-6950 for the movie title and more details.

My List for Life
Wednesday, May 8 @ 6:30pm

Join financial advisor, Ed Waller, for a presentation on My List for Life. Learn how to organize your financial and other personal documents so that all the information is contained in one place.

Children’s Book Week: Bedtime Teens Read with Kids
Monday, May 13 at 6pm

We’re celebrating Children’s Book Week with a special Teens Read with Kids. Join us in your pajamas with your favorite stuffed animal and have teens read to you or practice reading to a teen member of Ponte Vedra High School’s Book Club. Milk and cookies will be served. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

Family Storytime Presented by Bird Island Park
Tuesday, May 14 @ 11am

Ms. Suzanne, of Bird Island Park, hosts Family Storytime at 11am in the FOL Community Room. This storytime, full of stories, crafts, and music, will have you loving books and libraries.

Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, May 14 from 4:30 – 5:30pm

Teens ages 13 – 18 are invited to join our Teen Advisory Board and have a say in the materials we order for teens, the teen programs we offer, and much more at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Participation in the Teen Advisory Board counts as service hours and snacks will be served provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Join us for our meeting and get involved.

LEGO Club for Tweens
Wednesday, May 15 from 4 – 5pm

Tweens in 4th – 7th grades are invited to come to the library and bring your friends for an afternoon of fun building with Legos and hanging out. No registration is necessary and it’s free. Thanks to our Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for providing the Legos for this very special program just for Tweens including our pink Legos. Tween girl Lego lovers, we want you to join our club.

Viva Florida 500: St Johns River – Past & Present
Wednesday, May 15 @ 6:30pm

The St Johns River Alliance will present a program on the history of the St Johns River as well as their current efforts to help
restore the river and increase nature-based tourism. This program is free and open to the public.

Computer Class: Computer Basics
Thursday, May 16 @ 11am – 12pm

Learn how to use a mouse, open & close programs, and use Windows. No experience necessary. Class size is limited so pre-registration is required. Sign up for this class at the Reference Desk or call 827-6950.

Great Decisions
Monday, May 20 from 4 – 6pm

We choose topics on current international issues for the following month for group discussion. This month’s topic focuses on “Assessing threats to the U.S.” Our group welcomes new participants. The program is written and sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association. Contact Bonnie Morrow with any questions at 285-6096 or bonimoro2601b@aol.com. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 – 5
Tuesday, May 21 from 10am – 12:30pm

Children, ages 3 – 5, are invited to receive a free 10-minute Early Literacy Screening at the Library courtesy of Nemours BrightStart. Registration is taken on a first-come, first serve basis by a Nemours representative. Utilize this free screening to find out where your child’s literacy strengths lay and what you can do to help them improve in any other areas before they start school.

Family Storytime Presented by Bird Island Park
Tuesday, May 21 @ 11am

Ms. Suzanne, of Bird Island Park, hosts Family Storytime at 11am in the FOL Community Room. This storytime, full of stories, crafts, and music, will have you loving books and libraries.

Ponte Vedra Library Book Club
Tuesday, May 21 @ 3pm

Please join us as we discuss The House Girl by Tara Conklin. Everyone is welcome. For further information please visit or contact the Reference Department at 827-6950.

Family Game Time
Wednesday, May 22 from 3pm – 6pm

On the 4th Wednesday of every month between 3pm – 6pm, the whole family is invited to the library to play board games. Simply use your library card, or driver’s license, to check out a board game or two and play anywhere in the library. Challenge your family and friends to your favorite games. Call the Library at 827-6950 for more details. All board games are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

Family Storytime presented by Bird Island Park
Tuesday, May 28 @ 11am

Ms. Suzanne, of Bird Island Park, hosts Family Storytime at 11am in the FOL Community Room. This storytime, full of stories, crafts, and music, will have you loving books and libraries.

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