Friends of the Main Library

Friends of the Library     (June and July activities listed – scroll down) 

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

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June 2018 Adult Events 

Stretching 4 Life! with Gina

Fridays, June 1st and June 8th  –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 4LIFE! 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.

Caturday @ Your Library: Building Cat Forts
Saturday, June 2nd –10:00 am to 12:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For adults 18 and over. There’s nothing a cat loves more than a cardboard box. Come on down to the Main Library and build a cardboard cat fort for your furry friend. We’ll cover the basic supplies like boxes, paper, paint, and hot glue. You can bring whatever other decorative accessories you’d like to use. Space is limited! Register now by calling the Main Library at 904.827.6940.  (Please leave kitty at home.)

Instructor Kim has 20 years of engineering experience. She was reading a newspaper at the library one day and saw a delightful article about people who build cardboard cat forts. She was inspired to bring this activity to her local library and invites you to join!

Adult Card Games

Tuesdays, June 5th & June 26th   –1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Come try your hand at some classic adult card games. Bring a friend or meet some new ones! If you don’t have a full deck, we have some you can borrow. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Games start promptly at 1:00 pmand run until 3:30 pm.  Participants are asked to please stay for the entire event so other attendees aren’t left without a gaming partner. For more information, call Lea at 904.829.0643.

Tips for High Scores on the SAT/PSAT

Tuesday, June 5th –4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Getting ready to take the SAT or PSAT? Come learn important tips about what you can do to get the highest score possible on these exams!

Instructor Brett Hancock has been a teacher for 21 years and an instructor of SATs for 20+ years. For more information, call the library at 827-6940.

Low-impact Zumba Gold with Angela

Wednesdays, June 6th and June 20th –10:30 am 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 the Main Library at 904-827-6940 for more information.

Hands-Only CPR

Wednesday, June 6th –1:00 to 2:00 pm

The Main Library will be hosting Greta McKinnon-Hall from St. Johns County Fire Rescue who will conduct a free hands-only CPR training class.  We are pleased to support the American Heart Association and its important mission to increase survival from cardiac arrest.  We’re asking members of our community to come and join us to learn the lifesaving skills of Hands-Only CPR.  Class size is limited.  Please call 904.209.1733 or email PADCoordinator@sjcfl.us to register or if you have any questions.

The New Tax Plan: Help or Hindrance?

Monday, June 11th –5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

A new tax plan could mean new tax strategies for retirees. How does that apply to your retirement? What are the key changes between the old and new tax plans? Have RMD rules changed in the new plan? How will retirees be able to itemize with a higher standard deduction? Explore these questions and much more with Rosa Shala, Financial Advisor, Investment Advisor Representative and Licensed Insurance Professional of Shala Financial.

Please contact Rosa Shala 352-207-7920 for more information about this workshop.

Bellydance Basics Summer Series
Tuesday, June 12th, 19th, 26th and July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st4:00 to 5:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. This fun and FREE adult summer series will focus on understanding the movements that create the foundation of all styles of bellydance. Liz Boyett from St. Augustine Bellydance will break down basic bellydance isolations and steps while you experience a low-impact workout. No prior dance experience is necessary. Suggested attire: Be comfortable! Exercise/yoga pants with a fitted shirt or tank top is fine. Bare feet, socks, or dance shoes are acceptable, but no sneakers please. Any type of scarf or shawl to tie around your hips will be useful, but not required. Please bring water. Class size is limited to 15 participants, so sign up NOW at 904.827.6940. Please register for each Tuesday you are able to attend.

Silent Peace Meditation

Tuesdays, June 12th –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.JadeForestand 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.

Reset Your Results: How To Get More of What You Want and Less of What You Don’t

Monday, June 18th –5:30 to 6:30 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. This workshop will help you apply positive mindset & success principles so you can attract more ideal relationships, situations, and events both at home and for your business.  Space is limited, so call the library at 904.827.6940 to reserve your seat!

Jodi Santangelo-Ash is a Certified Law of Attraction Trainer and Canfield Success Coach and is passionate about empowering people with tools to create the life you want! She is also the author of the book “Dynamic Affirmation”; a step by step guide for creating affirmations that work for you! Jodi can be reached at 918-809-8552.

Crochet Club

Tuesday, June 19th –4:00 to 6:00 pm

PLEASE RSVP.  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.  Our table is big, but seating is limited, so please register and reserve a seat! For more information, please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.

Science Series with the Ancient City Astronomy Club

Wednesday, June 20th –3:00 to 4:00 pm

During the past few months, we’ve hosted a series of science & astronomy lectures by Dr. David Penney.  This final event is hosted by Paul Jones, president of the Ancient City Astronomy Club.  Come and hear about the club itself – who they are, what they do, and how to take part in their incredible star parties.  Everyone is welcome!

The MainiArt Studio: Watercolor Leaf Postcards

Saturday, June 23rd –10:00 am to 12:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Have you wanted to try your hand at watercolors, but felt you needed some guidance? Come join us as local artist and graphic designer Kasha Fahy walks you through creating your own watercolor masterpiece.  You will be tracing leaf patterns onto special postcards and learning how to fill them in with delicate swirls of color. The final product will be suitable for framing or for mailing to do a dear friend!

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 15 participants, so register now by calling 904-827-6940.

Tribal Fit with Gina Marie Newman
Wednesday, June 27th  –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!  For more information, please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.

Holistic & Spiritual Education Series: Navigating your life to success through modern spirituality
Wednesday, June 27th 3:30 to 5:30 pm

This class will help create awareness of one’s personal power while giving students helpful information on how to stay emotionally balanced. Gaining mental clarity and focus, in order to manifest the life experiences you want.

The practice of spirituality has consistently been linked with bettering a person’s well-being. Most spiritual and holistic practices have the goal of achieving a higher state of consciousness. Practicing spiritual health provides a greater sense of awareness and appreciation that can make you a stronger and more confident person. Through these courses, you will gain a foundation in holistic, spiritual, and nutritional methods that will promote a balanced lifestyle to better your overall physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Laura Schwalm is a modern-day Spiritualist who incorporates holistic and spiritual practices to heal and balance the body, mind, and spirit. Laura is a psychic medium and certified Holistic Health coach, master healer, Conscious wellness Coach and Metaphysical speaker and educator in the art and alchemy of healing. To read more about Laura go to www.pureenergyhealer.com

Adult Summer Reading contest       
June and July

Why let the kids have all the fun?  We’re doing our annual Adult Summer Reading contest alongside our Children’s Summer Reading program to promote the love of reading for all ages.  Stop in at any branch to pick up entry forms, or go to www.sjcpls.org to submit your entry from home. There are many activities you can do for a chance to win prizes from your local branch, such as attending library programs, downloading free eBooks, eMagazines, or eMovies, and submitting book reviews. Each week during the summer the Main Library will be giving one lucky adult contestant a $25 gift certificate to Columbia Restaurant and gift certificates for our Friends of the Library bookstore, Mainly Books.  Prizes vary from branch to branch.  You will also automatically be entered in our system-wide Grand Prize Drawing at the end of the summer for a Visa gift card. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Main Library 1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd.  St. Augustine, FL 32084

Tips for High Scores on the SAT/PSAT

Tuesday, July 3rd  – 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Getting ready to take the SAT or PSAT? Come learn important tips about what you can do to get the highest score possible on these exams!

Instructor Brett Hancock has been a teacher for 21 years and an instructor of SATs for 20+ years. For more information, call the library at 827-6940.

Marlene’s Senior Stretching
Thursdays, July 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th – 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

According to the National Institute of Health, only 30% of people ages 45-64 say they engage in regular physical activity, and only 15% of people ages 64-74 do the same.  If you’re not in the right percentage now, there’s no more excuses.  Come to the Main Library every Thursday at 12:30 for free flexibility exercises tailored to senior citizens.  These stretching exercises will help your freedom of movement for tasks such as tying your shoes or looking over your shoulder when you back your car out of a parking spot.

Instructor Marlene is 75 years young and leads these classes as much for her benefit as for yours!  No registration required. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a bottle of water. For more information, call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.

Stretching 4 Life! with Gina

Fridays, July 6th, 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.

Caturday @ Your Library: Building Cat Forts
Saturday, July 7th  – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For adults 18 and over. There’s nothing a cat loves more than a cardboard box. Come on down to the Main Library and build a cardboard cat fort for your furry friend. We’ll cover the basic supplies like boxes, paper, paint, and hot glue. You can bring whatever other decorative accessories you’d like to use. Space is limited! Register now by calling the Main Library at 904.827.6940.  (Please leave kitty at home.)

Instructor Kim has 20 years of engineering experience. She was reading a newspaper at the library one day and saw a delightful article about people who build cardboard cat forts. She was inspired to bring this activity to her local library and invites you to join!

The New Tax Plan: Help or Hindrance?

Monday, July 9th  – 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

A new tax plan could mean new tax strategies for retirees. How does that apply to your retirement? What are the key changes between the old and new tax plans? Have RMD rules changed in the new plan? How will retirees be able to itemize with a higher standard deduction? Explore these questions and much more with Rosa Shala, Financial Advisor, Investment Advisor Representative and Licensed Insurance Professional of Shala Financial.

Please contact Rosa Shala 352-207-7920 for more information about this workshop.

Silent Peace Meditation

Tuesday, July 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.

Friends of the Main Library Brown Bag Lunch: Women of the American Revolution: Lost Voices of America’s First Generation

Wednesday, July 11th – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

When researching the topic of Revolutionary War espionage, Dr. Roger Smith found that many of the best spies were women! He uncovered even more stories of women from every colony, every race – free and enslaved, loyalist and rebel – who disguised themselves as men in order fight, helped prisoners of war escape, and endured hardships beyond belief for causes that would only return them to a second-class status once the war had ended. This is a talk that you will want your whole family to hear!

Dr. Smith received his Ph.D. in Early American History and Atlantic World Studies at the University of Florida. His work on the American Revolution in the South received the Aschoff (ASH-off) Fellowship Dissertation Award and the Jack and Celia Proctor Award in Southern History. Dr. Smith was a consultant for the AMC television show Turn and can be seen on the PBS documentary “Secrets of the Dead: The Secrets of Spanish Florida.” He recently received a national award from the Sons of the American Revolution for his work on Revolutionary War history in the southern colonies.

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 the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.  For additional information, please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.

SCORE Small Business Workshop: What are the best face-to-face sales techniques?

Monday, July 16th  – 5:30 to 6:30 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. This workshop will cover a ten step sales process that can be used to increase the likelihood of closing a sale when dealing face-to-face with a potential customer. This includes the steps to take after the sale to increase repeat business and the referral of new customers.

SCORE is an all-volunteer, non-profit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth, and success of small businesses. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Founded in 1964, SCORE has over 350 chapters and 13,000 volunteers throughout the United States. SCORE is powered by executives and business owners, both working and retired, who generously donate their time and expertise as business mentors.

Register at https://jacksonville.score.org

Marshall Persky, SCORE mentor and Chairman of the St. Augustine SCORE branch, has over 40 years of business experience with Ryerson Steel. During his career at Ryerson, he held the positions of General Manager and Vice President and retired after 40 years as Vice President of Global Sales. As a nine year certified SCORE mentor, Marshall has mentored a wide variety of clients. His mentoring skills include: business finance & accounting, business operations, business strategy & planning, non-profits, startups, sales, marketing & public relations, supply chain management, and business planning. For more information, call Marshall at 773-251-8685.

Crochet Club

Tuesday, July 17th – 4:00 to 6:00 pm

PLEASE RSVP.  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.  Our table is big, but seating is limited, so please register and reserve a seat! For more information, please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.

Stressless: Heaven’s Healing Essentials with Gina

Tuesday, July 17th    – 6:00 pm to 6:50 pm

elief class that will help you learn about tension and stress and how to relieve them from your body and mind using simple techniques like muscle relaxation, the Calming Breath, aroma therapy, and so much more. No registration is required!  Call the Main Library at 904.827.6940 for more information.

Low-impact Zumba Gold with Angela

Wednesday, July 18th  – 10:30 am 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 the Main Library at 904-827-6940 for more information.

Tribal Fit with Gina Marie Newman
Wednesday, July 25th   – 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!  For more information, please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.

Adult Summer Reading contest       
All July

Why let the kids have all the fun?  We’re doing our annual Adult Summer Reading contest alongside our Children’s Summer Reading program to promote the love of reading for all ages.  Stop in at any branch to pick up entry forms, or go to www.sjcpls.org to submit your entry from home. There are many activities you can do for a chance to win prizes from your local branch, such as attending library programs, downloading free eBooks, eMagazines, or eMovies, and submitting book reviews. Each week during the summer the Main Library will be giving one lucky adult contestant a $25 gift certificate to Columbia Restaurant and gift certificates for our Friends of the Library bookstore, Mainly Books.  Prizes vary from branch to branch.  You will also automatically be entered in our system-wide Grand Prize Drawing at the end of the summer for a Visa gift card. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.