Main Library-Events for Adults

Note – St. Johns County Main Library Adds Additional Hours in January 2020

The St. Johns County Public Library System is extending the Main Branch Library hours in an effort to address local needs. Beginning January 6, 2020, the Main Branch Library hours will be as follows: • Monday and Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. • Sunday: Closed For more information regarding this change, please contact the Main Branch Library at 904.827.6940.

 

Friends of the Library     (December 2019 & January 2020 Adult Events @ the Main Library – scroll down)     St Augustine Main Library  

Main Library  1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd.  St. Augustine, FL 32084  … Submitted by: Amy Ackerman, Assistant Branch Manager  aackerman@sjcfl.us   904.827.6940

S.H.I.N.E. Senior Health Insurance Assistance
By Appointment @ the Main Library

APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED. Seniors! Do you need help understanding your Medicare benefits? Come talk to a counselor from the S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, operated through ElderSource.  They can help you determine which Medicare Prescription Drug Plan will best meet your needs, answer questions about Medigap, Medicare Advantage, and assist Medicare beneficiaries in areas such as home health benefits, Medicare claims and appeals, and other Medicare issues.

Counselors and volunteers are not affiliated with any insurance company and will not attempt to sell you insurance.  Services are free, unbiased, and available to Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers or representatives. Appointments are required – call the Main Library at 904-827-6940 to register now! For more information about the service, call ElderSource at 904-391-6600.

 ~   DECEMBER   Adult Activities 2019 DATES AT THE MAIN LIBRARY ~     

Pilates with Susan!
Mondays, December 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th  – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Thursdays, December 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th  – 12:30 to 1:30 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For adults ages 18+ only. Need some help improving your posture, increasing your flexibility, or developing your core strength?  Come to the Main Library on Mondays and Thursdays and join in our FREE Pilates exercise class!  Using principles based on the Pilates Method, instructor Susan will guide participants of any age through techniques that will help improve balance, stability, posture, coordination and muscle tone by isolating and working various muscle groups through range of motion exercises.  This is a form of low-impact exercise that is excellent for people looking to start a new exercise regimen.

Our instructor, Susan, taught high school for over 25 years and now uses her teaching skills in Pilates instruction! She is a certified Pilates instructor with 2 years of instructional experience.  You must provide your own yoga mat.  Please also bring a towel, and bottled water.  Wear comfortable clothes that let you stretch and move easily.  Questions?  Call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.Low-impact Zumba Gold with Angela

Wednesdays, December 4th and 18th – 10:30 to 11:30 am

Join us for a free low-impact Zumba Gold session with Angela.  It’s a fun way to burn fat, reduce stress, and clear your mind.  You can also build endurance and coordination while gaining confidence!  Angela has been doing Zumba for over six years and is a certified Zumba instructor.  She has lost 40 pounds doing Zumba!

Wear comfortable clothes like shorts and also wear sneakers (or socks) that can slide easily on carpet.  Please bring a bottle of water for yourself.  Registration is not required!  This session is free and open to the public. Please call Angela at 904.615.4223 for more information.

Art Critique
Wednesdays, December 4th and 18th – 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Artists! Are you looking to get honest feedback on your work? Do you suspect your friends and family members are telling you what they think you want to hear instead of what you NEED to hear? Come to the Main Library for an unbiased and honest critique of your work, provided by members of the St. Augustine Art Critique Group.

The purpose of the St Augustine’s Art Critique Group is to help artists learn and improve their skills. Improvement occurs through self-critique and constructive group reflection of paintings participants bring for review. The group began in 1997 by Bill Leonard, one of St Augustine’s renowned artists. The group welcomes artists of all levels and using any medium. This service is free and open to the public.  For more information, please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.

Adult Craft: Cork Christmas Trees
Thursday, December 5th – 10:00 am to 11:30 am
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Ages 18+. ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Come to our adult craft and make some adorable Christmas Trees out of wine corks! We’ll provide the wine corks, glue guns, fabric, and glitter, and you provide the creativity!  Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.

Friends of the Main Library Book Sale

  1. Special Preview Sale for Members of the Friends of the Main Library

Friday, December 6th – 3:00 to 5:00 pm
The preview sale, 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm on Friday, is reserved for members of the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. Membership in Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine will be for sale at the door and covers admittance to preview sales for a year. Scanners are allowed only during public book sale hours.

  1. Public Sale
    Saturday, December 7th – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and
    Monday, December 9th – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine Book Sales offer all sorts of books including fiction, cook books, self-help, travel, business, reference and children’s books and features a large selection of special books. Everything for sale comes from community donations or materials removed from library holdings. Sale prices are $1 each for hardback books, 50 cents each for softcover books, and children’s books at 10 to 25 cents each. Select special books are $3.00 and up. The Friends of the Library hold book sales frequently to raise funds and to promote membership. All book sale proceeds support the Main Library’s needs. For more information call the Main Library at 904-827-6940.
  2. Bag Sale Clearance
    Tuesday, December 10th – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Come the last day of the sale and help us clear off the tables! During the bag sale, customers can fill a paper grocery bag with books for $4.00 per bag or get any book for half off. We provide the paper bags.

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Stories: Eastern and Central Europe
Saturday, December 7th   – 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Come hear local residents share their stories of life and work as Peace Corps Volunteers. They will speak about challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from their time of service.  For more information, contact Christopher Lins, Regional Recruiter and Returned Volunteer with the Northeast Florida/South Georgia Peace Corps East Region at clins@peacecorps.gov. This event is free and open to the public.

 Silent Peace Meditation

Tuesday, December 10th    – 6:15 to 6:45 pm
Meditation teacher, Kathleen Roberts, will open the group with a short breathing exercise and lead us into a silent meditation, where the participants will think peace. Jade Forest and her singing bowls will support the meditation. Ms. Roberts has been leading meditation and psychic development groups for over 10 years. Any questions, call Kathleen at 669-1085. Come join us in sending peace to the world.

Pollinators: From butterflies to bees
Wednesday, December 11th – 3:30 to 4:30 pm

Pollinators play a vital role in our ecosystem, but did you know that bees are not the only pollinators out there? Learn why your butterfly garden should really be called a pollinator garden. This program is FREE and open to all ages. No reservations required. Seating is first-come, first-served. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.

Go for your goals!
Wednesday, December 11th – 5:00 to 6:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Taking charge of the results in your life starts with setting goals for what you want to achieve! In this free session, you’ll learn about the biggest payoff you’ll get by setting and achieving goals, proven techniques for setting goals, and how to avoid the traps that prevent you from achieving your goals.

Jodi Santangelo-Ash is a Certified Canfield Success Coach and is passionate about empowering people with tools to get from where they are to where they want to be. Seats are limited, so register now by calling the Main Library at 904.827.6940!

Stretching 4 Life! with Gina

Fridays, December 13th and 20th   – 10:30 to 11:30 am
Stretching and deep breathing are two very basic and important things to do when caring for our bodies. Together, both can be healing as well as preventive. Each month we will breathe deeply and gently stretch different parts of our bodies which will unkink the kinks so we can feel better within ourselves. Anyone can attend from the basic beginner to the more advanced. Join us as we STRETCH 4 LIFE! Gina, of Heaven’s Healing, is a licensed massage therapist.

Wear loose clothing and bring your yoga mat, if you have one. No registration is required. For more information, call the library at 827-6940.

 ~  JANUARY  Adult Activities 2020 DATES AT THE MAIN LIBRARY

Conversational Italian with Santino!
Thursdays, starting January 2nd – 12:00 to 1:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Ciao!! Want to learn Italian? Come to our free Conversational Italian group! This weekly conversational class beginning January 2nd meets most Thursdays at 12:00 pm and will focus on practical situations. Additionally, you will learn about the customs and culture of Italy.  Registration for the January 2nd class includes all following Thursday sessions. Spaces for these groups fill up quickly, so please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940 to register.

 

Instructor Santino was born in Sicily and came to the US at the age of 12. He was a public school teacher of French and Spanish for several years before starting his Italian program. He taught for 44 years before retiring. After retirement he taught conversational Italian at the Council on Aging and now leads the wildly popular Conversational group at the Main Library.

 

Pilates with Susan!
Mondays, January 6th, 13th, and 27th   – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Thursdays, January 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th   – 9:00 to 10:00 am

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For adults ages 18+ only. Need some help improving your posture, increasing your flexibility, or developing your core strength?  Come to the Main Library on Mondays and Thursdays and join in our FREE Pilates exercise class!  Using principles based on the Pilates Method, instructor Susan will guide participants of any age through techniques that will help improve balance, stability, posture, coordination and muscle tone by isolating and working various muscle groups through range of motion exercises.  This is a form of low-impact exercise that is excellent for people looking to start a new exercise regimen.

 

Our instructor, Susan, taught high school for over 25 years and now uses her teaching skills in Pilates instruction! She is a certified Pilates instructor with 2 years of instructional experience.  You must provide your own yoga mat.  Please also bring a towel, and bottled water.  Wear comfortable clothes that let you stretch and move easily.  Questions?  Call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.


AARP Safe Driver Course
Friday, January 3rd – 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The AARP Smart Driver™ course is recognized by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles as an approved course to boost safety awareness, refresh and improve driving skills, and minimize crash risks for drivers aged 50 and older. Attendees who elect to purchase the class materials and the certificate of completion may be eligible for an insurance discount. Please check with your automobile insurance company for further details.

 

This is a full day class with a break for lunch. Please bring your own beverages, coffee, snacks, and bag lunch. Alternately, there are several restaurants in walking and driving distance from the library.

It is free to sit in on the class without a guidebook or certificate of completion. It costs $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members to receive course material and the certificate of completion. Please bring your driver’s license and AARP membership card. Cash, personal check, or money order only. No debit or credit cards.

 

To register, please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.

 

Dr. Penney Presents: Christopher Columbus

Tuesday, January 7th – 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Who was he – where did he come from – was he well educated – was he a member of the nobility? Was Columbus unusually religious, or was he more secular? What were the circumstances of his age that caused him to think about exploration to the west of Europe? Why was he so wrong when assessing the diameter of the Earth? How many continents were known at the time Columbus? Why did it take him more than 10 years to get funds for his exploration? How many voyages did he make – more than one? Did he ever set foot on the North American continent, and did he believe he had discovered a new continent? Did his voyages of discovery yield much gold for the Spanish monarchs? What does Columbus’ accomplishment mean to you? Many facets of this complex and controversial man’s life will be discussed.

 

Dr. Penney is a retired medical school professor of physiology and biochemistry. During the past 7-8 years he has given dozens of presentations to school groups, libraries, and astronomy societies on science, history, astronomy, biology, paleontology, etc.

 

Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine

Brown Bag Lunch: The Summer of ’64 presented by Scott Grant

Wednesday, January 8th – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine are thrilled to welcome back local historian, Scott Grant. You may remember him from his presentation last year on the sinking of the SS Gulfamerica near the shore of Jacksonville during WWII.  This month he will be presenting on the pivotal events that happened both nationwide and here in St. Augustine that led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964. Learn about Martin Luther King Jr.’s arrest and days spent in the St. Johns County jail, the infamous pool event at the Monson Motor Lodge that was made famous all over the world with a single photograph, and the arrest of 17 rabbis who were praying as a form of protest. These key events in June of 1964 led to the signing of the Civil Rights Act on July 2nd, 1964.

 

As a Cornell Graduate, Scott Grant has sharpened his expertise with some of the best. With over 32 years’ experience in the Stock Market, he is known, not only for his lively debate, but an excellent chess player, notable pop history expert, financial columnist, and successful business owner. Grant studied economics and history at Cornell before working on Wall Street while earning a Law Degree from Rutgers. He is the author of the recently published The Merchant of Death is Dead: True Stories of the Progress of Humanity. He is also the president and CEO of Standfast Asset Management, LLC.

 

This program is free and open to the public. Seating begins at 11:00 am and the presentation starts at 11:30 am. Light refreshments will be provided by Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. For additional information, please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.

 

Living with Aging Group Discussion
Fridays, January 10th, 17th, and 24th – 2:00 to 3:00 pm
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Ages 65+. Like the saying goes, ‘getting old ain’t for wimps.’ Come to this free, 3-week small group discussion led by therapist Jan Felixon, LCSW and counselor Dr. Sheri Wallace. They’ll guide the discussion covering various emotional, physical, and spiritual issues that crop up as we age. Share your concerns and questions with the group and learn how to maintain good health. These discussions are developed specifically for those ages 65 and older. The group will meet once a week for three consecutive weeks. The group will meet Fridays, January 10th, 17th, and 24th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.  Registration for the first day will include registration for the two following dates.

 

Jan Felixson has been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in St. Augustine since 1990. Dr. Sheri Wallace earned her PHD in Counselor Education from the University of Florida in 1992 and holds a Florida license as a Mental Health Counselor since 1993. There are only 12 seats available, so register now! Please register for all three dates. Questions? Please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.

 

Mainiart Studio: Watercolor Manatee

Friday, January 10th – 3:00 to 5:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Have you ever wanted to try watercolor painting but didn’t know where to start? Join us as local artist Diane Wallace walks attendees through painting their own watercolor masterpiece of a manatee.

There’s no cost to attend this adult art workshop! All supplies are provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. Attendance is limited to only 16 participants, so register now!  Questions? Call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.

 

St. Johns Reads: Birds of a Feather: Oil Pastels for Beginners

Saturday, January 11th –  2:00 to 4:00 pm

Registration Required. Create one of Florida’s native birds, a heron, in oil pastels with returning artist Kasha Fahy. Materials brought to you by the “Color Your World” grant award from the non-profit Barbara A. Kay Foundation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. Space is limited. For more information, please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.

 

The St. Johns County Public Library System is pleased to present Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens for this year’s St. Johns Reads One Community, One Book Program. Join us throughout January and February for programming related to this fascinating book!

 

Silent Peace Meditation

Monday, January 13th  – 6:15 to 6:45 pm
Meditation teacher, Kathleen Roberts, will open the group with a short breathing exercise and lead us into a silent meditation, where the participants will think peace. Jade Forest and her singing bowls will support the meditation. Ms. Roberts has been leading meditation and psychic development groups for over 10 years. Any questions, call Kathleen at 669-1085. Come join us in sending peace to the world.

 

Henry Flagler: Opening Up Florida

Tuesday, January 14th – 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Gain insight into Henry Flagler’s New York and Ohio roots where a fateful merging of paths with friend and partner John D. Rockefeller changed his fortune, fame, and Florida’s expansive development. Our railroads, architecture, and tourist industry still reveal Flagler’s impact today.

 

Jean is a Certified New York State art educator with over 30 years’ classroom, community, and college presentations of art and historical topics.  Please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940 for more information.

 

Low-impact Zumba Gold with Angela

Wednesday, January 15th – 9:30 to 10:30 am

Join us for a free low-impact Zumba Gold session with Angela.  It’s a fun way to burn fat, reduce stress, and clear your mind.  You can also build endurance and coordination while gaining confidence!  Angela has been doing Zumba for over six years and is a certified Zumba instructor.  She has lost 40 pounds doing Zumba!

 

Wear comfortable clothes like shorts and also wear sneakers (or socks) that can slide easily on carpet.  Please bring a bottle of water for yourself.  Registration is not required!  This session is free and open to the public. Please call Angela at 904.615.4223 for more information.

 

S.H.I.N.E. Senior Health Insurance Assistance
Wednesday, January 15th – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm – by appointment only
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED. Seniors! Do you need help understanding your Medicare benefits? Come talk to a counselor from the S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, operated through ElderSource.  They can help you determine which Medicare Prescription Drug Plan will best meet your needs, answer questions about Medigap, Medicare Advantage, and assist Medicare beneficiaries in areas such as home health benefits, Medicare claims and appeals, and other Medicare issues.

Counselors and volunteers are not affiliated with any insurance company and will not attempt to sell you insurance.  Services are free, unbiased, and available to Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers or representatives. Appointments are required – call the Main Library at 904-827-6940 to register now! For more information about the service, call ElderSource at 904-391-6600.

Art Critique
Wednesday, January 15th – 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Artists! Are you looking to get honest feedback on your work? Do you suspect your friends and family members are telling you what they think you want to hear instead of what you NEED to hear? Come to the Main Library for an unbiased and honest critique of your work, provided by members of the St. Augustine Art Critique Group.

The purpose of the St Augustine’s Art Critique Group is to help artists learn and improve their skills. Improvement occurs through self-critique and constructive group reflection of paintings participants bring for review. The group began in 1997 by Bill Leonard, one of St Augustine’s renowned artists. The group welcomes artists of all levels and using any medium. This service is free and open to the public.  For more information, please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.

Author event: Tim Dorsey, Florida Crime Fiction

Friday, January 17th – 3:00 to 4:00 pm

New York Times Bestselling author Tim Dorsey will be visiting the St. Augustine area on his whirlwind Florida tour in support of his newest book, Naked Came the Florida Man.  His Serge Storms series is a madcap adventure of a lovable serial killer who is very passionate about Florida’s history and environment. Tim will read passages from his new book, talk about his true adventures on the road, and will be signing books.

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library.   For more information, please call the library at 904.827.6940.

Wildflower Healthcare Educational Series
Stop the Bleed: You are the help until help arrives
Saturday, January 18th – 2:00 to 3:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Life-threatening injuries can occur at any time.  This program is designed to help you learn how to react in an emergency, before professional help arrives.  You will learn the five key actions that can help keep an injured person alive and safe, until professional help is available.  This initial care requires no special skills but could potentially mean the difference between life and death.  This program, developed by FEMA and Homeland Security, will give you practical guidance, to become the first link in the chain of survival.  Spaces are limited, so register now!  Please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940 to register.

The presenter is Robin Gren, a Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator. She has served as a health educator and healthy living coach, for the past twenty-five years. Robin is currently the Outreach Coordinator for Wildflower Healthcare. As part of our Healthcare Series, Robin will provide education on a different health-related topic each month. Please join us for a fun and interactive program, designed to help you better understand how to keep yourself and your family healthy.

For more than 24 years, Wildflower Healthcare has been changing lives in St. Johns County by providing free medical and dental services to those who would go without. Every day, they offer such crucial care as diagnostics, women’s health, cardiology, primary care, audiology, dermatology and mental health, as well as dental exams, hygiene, extractions, and fillings to St. Johns County residents who are 18 years or older and meet federal income guidelines. For information about the clinic and services, call (904) 829-1962 or visit www.wildflowerhealthcare.org.

Tribal Fit with Gina Marie Newman

Wednesday, January 22nd   – 10:30 to 11:30 am

Join Gina Marie Newman, Director of Blue Lotus World Dance Co., for a fun dance class designed to increase flexibility and burn extra calories! Gina will break down the moves of American Tribal Dance® to create easy to follow combinations while we get fit and have fun!

American Tribal Dance® is a fusion of Spanish Flamenco, Middle Eastern and North African movements. Please wear comfortable exercise wear and bring water. All levels welcome!

Mammals & Plants at Fort Matanzas

Wednesday, January 22nd – 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Registration required. Fort Matanzas is well known as the National Monument that helped protect St. Augustine for hundreds of years when it was an active fort for the Spanish military. What you might not realize is that Fort Matanzas is just a small part of the 300 acre park and this area is a mosaic of natural habitats. Working together, the maritime forest, the dune, scrub, and salt marsh ecosystems are able to provide food and shelter for a myriad variety of plants and animals. Kurt Foote, the Natural Resource Management Specialist of Fort Matanzas, will be joining us for a presentation on the mammals and plants that can be found in this area. Space is limited, so register now! Please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940 for more information.

Kurt has been with the National Park Service for 25 years and has worked in national parks in Arizona, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and now Florida (for the past 10 years). He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Ecology and served in the Peace Corps in Senegal before joining the NPS.

Get better sleep!
Friday, January 24th – 2:00 to 3:30 pm

Registration required. Certified Health Coach Kim Hynes will talk about how the beginning and end of your day affect sleep, why sleep is important to our health, weight and mental health & tips to sleep better. Space is limited – please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940 to register.

Marking History with St. Augustine’s Waterworks Building

Saturday, January 25th – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Ever wonder about the old brick building next to the Main Library? Come learn about its history as the city’s first water works pumping station, as well as recent construction work undertaken to stabilize, rehabilitate, and restore significant building features. Jenny Wolfe, the Historic Preservation Officer for the City of St. Augustine, will give a presentation on this 1898 building at the Main Library and then guide attendees on a tour of the building. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for the tour as the Waterworks building is still under construction and is not air conditioned.

Construction work has been partially funded by Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation grants with matching funds provided by the City of St. Augustine as the property owner. Additional grant funds are being sought to continue work while the City considers potential future uses for the building. To register for the event, please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940 or register online at www.sjcpls.org.  For more information about the Waterworks building, please contact Jenny Wolfe at 904.209.4326 or jwolfe@citystaug.com.

Crochet Club

Tuesday, January 28th  – 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Crochet Club is for anyone interested in crochet and socializing. Attendees are encourage to bring what they are currently working on as well as projects they may need a little help with. This is a casual group for all skill levels to chat and crochet. Group leader, Tiffany, has been teaching crochet professionally for over 2 years.  For more information, please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.

St. Johns Reads: Fascinating Stories from Our National Parks

Wednesday, January 29th – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Do you know…Which parks are associated with President Lincoln’s assassination? What’s the most visited national park – and its controversial history? Who were the first park rangers? There’s a park where taking a bath is a common activity? How many national park sites are in Florida? These are just some of the interesting things you’ll discover during this program by Penny Musco, author of Life Lessons from the National Parks: Meeting God in America’s Most Glorious Places, which was published for the National Park’s centennial.

Penny is a freelance writer and performer from Florida who loves to travel throughout the National Parks system. In addition to her book, her publishing credits include AARP, Family Circle, Guideposts, and other periodicals. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

The St. Johns County Public Library System is pleased to present Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens for this year’s St. Johns Reads One Community, One Book Program. Join us throughout January and February for programming related to this fascinating book!