Learn French

French Lessons by Cheryl Thingvold

Parlez vous francais? Join our class!  It's a fun 6-week course on Mondays. 


NEW CLASSES START Feb. 25th!


Registration is open - call us at 904.261.8991 to reserve your spot. $65 per student.


Advanced Group | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Beginners Group | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Feb. 25th, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

and April 1st.

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Fridays

William Maurer - Book Signing

Fridays at The Book Loft 10am-4pm


Sketches of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach, The Mark of William Maurer is now in its second printing since 2007. The first printing of 2500 copies has just about sold out. This 13 inch, beautiful hard cover coffee table book depicting the artist’s original sketches and beautiful watercolors of Amelia Island is being well received. Among those are visitors to the island, new brides for their guests to sign, realtors welcoming new comers, and art lovers as well. Unlike a photo album, this book is a collection of his past ten years of teaching sketching and original paintings throughout the island.


The perfect gift!

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Saturday, March 30th

Meet Treviance Mayo - Book Signing

Saturday, March 30th 1pm-4pm


The Fancee
Series

A Story of  Love, Suspense, Twists, and Thrills!

Fancee is a young housewife and mother who prides herself in her faithful relationship with her husband, Mannie Brewer. Suddenly, her marriage is turned upside down. 

“Mannie! You caused this! Not me!” Fancee yelled.

His lip curled scornfully. His eyes flashed with a vengeful and malignant fire. His voice changed to a deceptively calm tone.

“All I know is that my kids had better be home tomorrow after school. Consider yourself warned!”

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Thursday, April 4th - Author Talk Books 'N Bites

Florida Made - The 25 Most Important Figures Who Shaped the State by George Lemieux & Laura E. Mize

Thursday, April 4th

11:00am-1pm


Author Talk with former US Senator George LeMieux


RSVP: 904-261-8991


Fernandina Beach Library

25 N. 4th St. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034


Florida is in many ways both the oldest and newest of the megastates. Once an insect-ridden swampland, it is now a top destination for tourism, business, agriculture and innovation. The ideas and actions of a colorful cast of characters--from beloved cultural icons to political heroes and even a socialist dictator--transformed the peninsula. A Barbados native rescued Florida's orange industry after the catastrophic 1835 freeze. Known as the "Grande Dame of the Everglades," Marjory Stoneman Douglas worked tirelessly to save the state's vast, incomparable wetlands from annihilation in the early twentieth century. In the mid-1800s, a Florida doctor developed a precursor to modern air conditioning. Join former U.S. senator George LeMieux and journalist Laura Mize as they profile and rank, according to impact, the twenty-five trailblazers who have changed the state forever.

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Saturday April 6th

Jack is Back!

Nancy Day Pirate Party


Saturday, April 6th


1pm-3pm


Ahoy there, mateys! Join us for a pirate party celebrating the picture book, Pirate Jack Gets Dressed, with author Nancy Raines Day. Hear the fun and colorful story, play the "Talk Like a Pirate" game, sing "Dress, Dress, Pirate Jack," color your own pirate bandanna, and cut and tape a bright green parrot to take home on your shoulder.  Best for ages 3 -7, but all are welcome!


Call 904-261-8991 t

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Saturday April 6th

Meet Ryan Hamner - Book Signing

Saturday, April 6th


1pm-4pm


This is Remission

A Four-Time Cancer Survivor's Memories of Treatment, Struggle and Life


Ryan Hamner grew up (kinda’) in Columbus, Georgia. It was here that he spent lots of his time, as a kid, skateboarding off tall ramps, playing army, and even doing some martial arts (probably inspired by Kung Fu Theatre).

Hamner has battled, and survived, cancer and its effects, four times since the age of six.

In 1999, shortly after his bone marrow transplant, Hamner wrote and illustrated, “You’ll Be All Right, Buddy,” a book for children with cancer. The book was originally published and distributed by Blue Cross Blue Shield, and today is available on Amazon.

In 2007, Ryan released a commercial record on the Mighty Loud/Fontana label, and in 2011 released his songs “Survivors Survive” and “Where Hope Lives”. “Where Hope Lives” was written and recorded for the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.

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Friday, April 12th

Meet Tom Hitchcock - Book Signing

Friday, April 12th


1pm-4pm


Girl in the Painting


During an arts festival, a couple drifts into Colleen Grey’s kiosk and makes a chilling discovery: One of her paintings bears a striking, eerie resemblance to their daughter, who disappeared without a trace several months ago. Colleen disavows any knowledge, insisting that the haunted, anguished faces in her paintings come not from models or photos but a distant muse deep in her imagination. The couple is unconvinced. The police are curious. Then a second set of parents has a similar harrowing encounter in a different venue: the spitting image of their missing daughter in another of Colleen’s paintings. One likeness may be a coincidence; two suggest something more sinister. The police have no choice but to assume the worst as a tense debate rocks Amelia Island: Are they paintings fired by the imagination of an artist, or macabre signposts left by a serial killer?

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Saturday, April 13th

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Meet Bruce Thomason & JD Hunter

Saturday, April 13th | 1:00-4:00 pm



In the Clay Randall detective series -- he and his team are once again investigating murder and mayhem in the scenic beachside community of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The Domino Event, the fourth novel in the Detective Clay Randall Series, unfolds with a computer fraud scheme that quickly escalates into multiple murders and explosive destruction. As the clues begin to point toward a powerful Russian crime boss, any misstep by the team could place them in mortal danger. Utilizing authentic investigative techniques, The Domino Event weaves a tale packed with surprises that will keep the reader turning pages to the final confrontation.

Sunday, April 14th

The Eye: Window to Body and Soul

Sunday, April 14th


1pm-4pm


Book Signing with WAJ van Heuven


The most feared loss of function during life is the loss of sight. Thus, the prevention of blindness is of greatest importance to humankind. This is the task of the ophthalmologist and is the subject of this book.

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Thursday, April 18th

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Living Creatively

Living Creatively Hosted by Robyn Nemes

Thursday, April 18th 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Upstairs at The Book Loft

Hobbies and Well-Being

We will explore the ways in which hobbies enhance our overall well-being and joy while trying out a simple activity that could become a fun new hobby! 

Optional fun: “Show and Share”

Bring examples of a hobby you enjoy!

RSVP with The Book Loft at 904-261-8991 

        Donation of $5 for supplies appreciated, but not required. 

Friday, April 19th

Meet Terri Dean - Book Signing

Friday, April 19th 1pm-4pm


Terri Dean - A Year of Living Creatively

Creativity is not the exclusive domain of artists and inventors. We are all creative; it's how humans are made. Our creativity shows itself in our work, in our homes, in our hobbies and interests, and in how we live our lives. Wherever we are in our process, we can learn to recognize and value our own creativity and to use this amazing gift more deliberately. This book is a collection of ideas that anyone can use to release and expand creativity as well as an invitation to a lifetime of living creatively.

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Saturday, April 20th

Ant Farm Escape

Saturday, April 20th


1pm-4pm


Book Signing with Heather Macht


Did you know that worker ants―just like the ones in this story―are always girls? Compelling ant facts like these fill mini sidebars in this enterprising and informative text! So roll up your sleeves and put on your pink hardhat as you join these industrious ants for a tale of hard work and perseverance. Explore the inner workings of a lively ant colony as these determined laborers construct their underground home. An unexpected plot twist gives these tenacious terraformers in pink a surprising new direction for their community. Dynamic illustrations with humorous details, including tool-filled belts and stylish shoes, fill the pages of this inspiring tale of girl power!

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Saturday, April 27th

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Meet Carlla Cato

Saturday, April 27th | 1pm-4pm


This story is about a real pair of geese that return to my pond every year to hatch their goslings. As you share this book with children special to you, I hope they will enjoy the illustrations that Yujeong has painted in water colors.

Saturday, April 27th & Sunday April 28th

For Infinity and Beyond

Saturday, April 27th 10:00-12:30

Sunday, April 28th 1pm-4pm



Book Signing with Terri Bechtold


Mothers love their daughters unconditionally, and daughters love their mothers just the same. They have an extraordinary, almost magical bond that flourishes and

strengthens as life happens

every second,

of every minute,

of every hour,

of every day.

Enjoy this remarkable story of a mother's enduring love for her daughters and their sincere gratitude for a rich life filled with amazing ordinary experiences and time spent together creating lifelong memories.

Discover how this boundless love and gratitude is passed to the next generation and For Infinity and Beyond.

May it inspire Mom's and children everywhere,

to always remember and never forget

to be grateful for and embrace all life experiences and to say "I Love You" every morning and every night!

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Saturday, May 11th

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Meet Bruce Thomason & JD Hunter

Saturday, May 11th | 1:00-4:00 pm



In the Clay Randall detective series -- he and his team are once again investigating murder and mayhem in the scenic beachside community of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The Domino Event, the fourth novel in the Detective Clay Randall Series, unfolds with a computer fraud scheme that quickly escalates into multiple murders and explosive destruction. As the clues begin to point toward a powerful Russian crime boss, any misstep by the team could place them in mortal danger. Utilizing authentic investigative techniques, The Domino Event weaves a tale packed with surprises that will keep the reader turning pages to the final confrontation.

Saturday, May 18th

The Gentleman Spirit - When Spirits Collide

Saturday, May 18th


1pm-4pm


Book Signing with May Simpson


How did the demons become your best buddies? You invited them into your life with open arms. My life was in shambles as far as my spiritual woman. On the outside, I seemed in control but inwardly, the darkness was etching itself into my DNA and I had no control over the death that was happening to my soul. The Holy Ghost found me that day on that back pew. A battle of light and darkness consumed me and this is described as much as human words will let me. It is a journey of losing myself and all the attached evilness and finding myself and the Father I was meant to follow.

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Saturday, June 15th

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Meet Bruce Thomason & JD Hunter

Saturday, June 15th | 1:00-4:00 pm



In the Clay Randall detective series -- he and his team are once again investigating murder and mayhem in the scenic beachside community of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The Domino Event, the fourth novel in the Detective Clay Randall Series, unfolds with a computer fraud scheme that quickly escalates into multiple murders and explosive destruction. As the clues begin to point toward a powerful Russian crime boss, any misstep by the team could place them in mortal danger. Utilizing authentic investigative techniques, The Domino Event weaves a tale packed with surprises that will keep the reader turning pages to the final confrontation