Fernandina Beach Friends of the Library

The Friends of The Fernandina Beach Library

Mail to:

Friends of the Library
P.O. Box 17155
Amelia Island, FL 32035
904-530-6500
fernandinalibfriends@gmail.com

Insight- Electronic Newsletter


Officers
Chuck Comeau, President
Jody Mackle, Vice President
Margaret Bellucci, Treasurer
Peggy Sauer, Secretary

Meetings
Fernandina Beach Library

Meetings are monthly 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Library Community Room
25 N. 4th St.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

2020 Meeting Dates
Meetings at 9:30 am in the Community Room of the Library

January 23
February 27 (Board Meeting 4PM & Annual Meeting 5:30 PM)
March 26
April 23
May 28
June 25
July 23 (if needed)
August 27
September 24
October 22
November 19 (Thanksgiving on the 4th Thursday)
December – No Meeting

Timucuan Parks Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition is now on display in Fernandina Beach

A Virtual Tour of American Beach 

in conjunction with Timucuan Parks Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition 

Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library and the Timucuan Park Foundation are pleased to offer a virtual tour of American Beach, highlighting this Amelia Island treasure that is so rich in history and beauty. The video was produced in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary Timucuan Park Foundation traveling art exhibit, now displayed at the library, and in honor of the 104th Anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS).

Hosted NPS Ranger Ted Johnson, the video includes interesting facts and historic references including photos and images of the beach and the famous Nana Dune which is now preserved for all to enjoy. Click here to watch the video.

This will be the first of several video visits to the National Parks on or near Amelia Island.  We encourage you to enjoy these natural treasures that are in our own backyard, and stay tuned for more videos.

The art exhibition is available by appointment only and will be displayed through December 31, 2020.

Please make your appointment online at Exhibit Visit Online Appointment Form or call 914-530-6500 to reserve your visit.  Library visits are for one hour and safety measures are in place. 

Fernandina Beach Branch Library Visits: 

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 Thursday 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

For a virtual tour of the exhibit, visit  www.fernandinafol.org or www.nassaureads.com/locations/Fernandinabeach

For membership information and volunteer opportunities with the Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library, please visit www.fernandinaFOL.org.  

The Literary Book Club

FernandinaBeachLiteracyBookclubBanner Meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Parlor Room at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Reading List 2020-2021

  • April. The Overstory by Richard Powers
  • May. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  • June. Beloved by Tony Morrison
  • July. Sapiens A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  • August. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • September. Marie Antoinette, The Portrait of An Average Woman by Stefan Zweig
  • October. The Ice House by Laura Lee Smith
  • November. Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • December. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  • January. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  • February. Circe by Madeline Miller

Reading List 2019-2020

  • April:  An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Lynne)
  • May: Milkman by Anna Burns (Susan)
  • June:  Brief and Wonderful Life of
    Oscar Wao by Jonot Diaz (Julie)
  • July:  Warlight by Michel Ondaatje (Andrea)
  • August: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez (Penny)
  • September: The Warmth of Other Suns Isabel Wilkerson (Lila)
  • October:  Hidden Tapestry by Debra Dean (Vibeke)
  • November: The Razor’s Edge by Somerset Maugham (Anne)
  • December: The Untouchable by John Banville (Evelyn)
  • January: Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (Judy)
  • February:  Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (Larry)
  • March:  PLANNING PARTY

Other Books Nominated:
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

Reading List 2018-2019

  • April: Radium Girls by Kate Moore (Sallie)
  • May: The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier (Carl)
  • June: Never Let Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Evelyn)
  • July: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (Susan)
  • August: Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyne Ward (Andrea)
  • September: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (Kay)
  • October: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (Kathy)
  • November: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande (Penny)
  • December: Daisy Miller by Henry James (Anne)
  • January: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (Lynne)
  • February:  The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes (Vibeke)

Reading List 2017-2018

  • April: Appointment in Samarra by John O’Hara (Anne)
  • May: The Sellout by Paul Beatty (Susan)
  • June: All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy (Jerry)
  • July: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson (Andrea)
  • August: American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Nancy)
  • September: The Crucible by Arthur Miller (Kay)
  • October: Billy Budd by Herman Melville (Evelyn)
  • November: Moonglow by Michael Chabon (Maddy)
  • December: The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally (Lynn)
  • January: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Judy)
  • February:  The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman (Larry)

Other suggestions:

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi (Coates)
  • Virginia Width of the World by Baldacci (Dawn)

Upcoming Events at Fernandina Beach

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