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Ponte Vedra Beach Library features Teen Wayback Wednesday and more

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Summer Reading Event for Teens: Teen “Divergent” Day Wednesday, August 13 from 2:00 – 4:30 pm All rising 6th - 12th graders are invited to join us for our final Teen Summer Reading Program event: "Divergent" Day! They'll watch the newly released book-inspired movie “Divergent” (rated PG-13) featuring Tris and Four, raffle off copies of the newly released Four by Veronica Roth, play board games, eat pizza, drink soda, and devour "Dauntless" chocolate cake, all thanks to generous support of the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Spark a Reaction and show Faction pride by coming dressed in your favorite faction's colors and bring your friends!

Children’s Magic Shows performed by Teens Friday, August 1 at 10:15 am and 11:15 am (repeat performance) Magician Mark Alan and Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library teen volunteers are prepared to dazzle children of all ages with their magic! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, these teens have attended weekly workshops with Magician Mark Alan to learn magic and they are eager to share with you. Join us and prepare to be amazed by our talented teens!

More events going on this summer:

Bird Island Park's Ms. Gail and Ms. Suzanne present programs for little ones in August:

Just for Babies - Held August 5 and August 19 at 10:15 am; for babies up to 15 months and their caregivers. This infant lapsit is designed for one-on-one interaction between caregiver and baby. Families with multiple children are encouraged to attend Family Storytime.

Family Storytime - Held every Tuesday morning in August at 11 am; for children 16 months - 5 years and their families, though no child will be turned away. A special thanks to the wonderful library and Bird Island Park volunteers - for providing storytime programming during August as Ms. Anne program plans for the “Un-Scary” Halloween Party, fall story times, and more!

Teen Gaming Night Wednesday, August 6 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm Teens 13 - 18 only are invited to have fun with friends at the library! Play "E" and "T"-rated games on our PlayStation 3, Nintendo WiiU, Nintendo Wii, or X-Box 360 set up on three TVs for simultaneous playing. Don't worry about waiting for a turn - they'll have board games to play! Snacks are provided. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and our friends at Sony.

STAND Against Bullying with Magician Mark Alan Thursday, August 7 at 3:30 pm Magician Mark Alan presents a serious topic in a fun manner using comedy, magic, ventriloquism, musical routines, and lots of interaction to help give kids the tools they need to take a stand against bullying! This 45-minute program is intended for elementary-age children, but is fun for all. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and made possible at all St. Johns County branch libraries by the Barbara A. Kay Foundation Grant. Everyone is welcome!

Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 – 5 Tuesday, August 19 from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Children ages 3 - 5 are invited to receive a 10-minute FREE Early Literacy Screening at the Library courtesy of Nemours BrightStart! Registration will be taken on a first-come, first serve basis on this day by a representative of Nemours. Nemours BrightStart will be returning monthly in 2014 to conduct more screenings at the Library for those not able to take advantage of the opportunity on this date. Utilize this free screening to find out where your child's literacy strengths lay and what you can do to help them improve before they start school!

LEGO Club for Tweens (for ages 9 - 13 ONLY) Wednesday, August 20 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm Tweens in 4th – 7th grades ONLY are invited to come on out and bring your friends for an afternoon of fun building with Legos and hanging out at the library! 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!

Family Game Time Wednesday, August 27 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm The whole family is invited to the library to play board games! We have some new ones, too, thanks to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library: Disney’s Apples to Apples, Trivial Pursuit: Family Edition, Diary of a Wimpy Kid’s Don’t Scramble the Egg, and Super Mario Brothers Checkers! 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. All board games are generously provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

Call the Library at 827-6950 for more details.

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