St Aug-Main Library Adult Events

Friends of the Library     (December 2019 Adult Events @ the Main Library – scroll down) 

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