UNDERSTANDING THE CIVIL WAR

Tuesday, October 8 at 12p.m.

The complexity of America’s Civil War will always fascinate us. Join a group of longtime Civil War buffs to discuss all and any aspects of the war that separated brothers and put the American government to its ultimate test. Enjoy occasional lectures by guest speakers. There is no charge for participation, and everyone is welcome to attend any of the meetings.

ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB @ ANASTASIA ISLAND STARBUCKS

Thursday, October 3 at 6:30p.m.

For those who are post-high school and new to adult life come join us for coffee and graphic novels at the Island Starbucks! A different novel selection will be discussed each month. This month’s selection: The Green River Killer by Jeff Jensen. No reservations required!

DIY: Bathrooms

Thursday, October 10 at 1:00p.m.

Whether you rent, own or live with family, basic home repairs may overwhelm you. Join us for this new series to teach you how to take care of the basics … and save you money! Learn the basics of water shut-off, clogs, and checking for leaks. Registration not required. Open to all ages.

WHAT MAKES IT ART? Keith Haring

Tuesday, October 8 at 2:30p.m.

Are you an enthusiast? Maybe you would just like to learn more about art? Join us for a lively discussion and documentary or docudrama each month on a different artist or art. All are welcome!

MEANING OF DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Thursday, October 10 at 3p.m.

Just where did the holiday, Dia de Los Muertos come from? Why is it gaining such popularity here in the United States over the past few years? Even Disney has included this popular holiday in their movie, Coco. Join Irma Reed-Castellano as she brings to life the history and beauty of this traditional Mexican holiday of celebrating your ancestors. No registration necessary.

WELLNESS HOUR

Thursday, October 10 at 10:30a.m.

Thursdays, October 17 and October 24 at 11a.m.

Join us for this new series to promote healthy living. Each Thursday will feature a different topic. For more information on each class check our events page at sjcpls.org. No sign-up required!

ADULT CRAFTERNOON

Thursday, October 17 at 1p.m.

Adults can come into the library to make some fun crafts! All supplies are generously provided by the Friends of the Library. Free! No Registration Required. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING

Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30p.m.

We’ve all seen pictures of over built strips with looming hotels, loads of restaurants and pavement everywhere. What type of building is sustainable? At what point are we detrimentally impacting the environment. Come in for a short documentary and discussion with the St. Augustine Beach Sustainability & Environmental Planning Committee. No registration required.

KIDS ART LAB: Halloween Art

Friday, October 11 at 1:30p.m.

Wednesday, October 16 at 2:30p.m.

Kids (ages 5-11) can come into the library for an art class which includes a hands on activity where they can create their very own masterpiece. These classes are open to all Homeschoolers and for After School Kids! No reservations are necessary – just bring your imagination! *All supplies are generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

ASTRONOMY FOR KIDS: THE SUN

Fridays, October at 2:30p.m.

Kids of all ages are welcome to come join the St. Augustine Astronomy club and learn about our closest star, our Sun. We see it every day, yet many know very little about it. After, if viewing conditions are right, we will hold a special solar viewing event!

HALLOWEEN & DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CRAFTS FOR KIDS AND TWEENS

Wednesday, October 23 at 2:30p.m.

Come into the library to create some great Halloween and Mexican Day of the Dead crafts! Make amazing art & even dress up in some crazy costumes!

HOMESCHOOL HISTORY LAB

Friday, October 25 at 1:30p.m.

We’re bringing history class to life every month with hands-on history lessons! Kids ages 6 and up can come in for interactive classes where they’ll use their hands alongside their brains to learn more about Florida’s role in history. Topics will include: military history, American Indians, civil rights, the Gilded Age, and more! No registration required.

PARKS & REC PRESENTS: All About Bats

Wednesday, October 30 at 2:30p.m.

Florida is home to 13 species of bats, unique winged mammals that play an important role in our ecosystem. On Wednesday, October 30th from 2:30pm to 3:30pm/. join Park Naturalist, Kelly Ussia, for an engaging and educational hour devoted to these amazing creatures. This program is FREE. No registration is required.

TRICK-OR-TREAT AT THE LIBRARY

Thursday, October 31 from 5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.

Kids of all ages can come into the Library for a trick and a treat! Walk down our spooky hallway, play a quick game for a trick and then we will give you a treat on your way out to continue your festivities on Halloween!