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The Literary Legends Awards Banquet September 26, 2014

Robin Cook credit John EarleEach year, The Florida Heritage Book Festival, September 25 – 27, honors writers who have left their mark on Florida’s literary landscape. This year, the spotlight shines on not one but two masters of their genres: Robin Cook, the acclaimed writer of medical thrillers, and the late crime novelist, John D. MacDonald.

Dr. Cook, the author of 28 New York Times bestsellers, has nearly ten million copies in print, including his recent release, Cell, and currently lives and works in Florida. Dr. Cook will be on hand to accept his award, and provide the keynote remarks for the evening. John D. MacDonald (1916 – 1986),one of Florida’s most prolific writers, is recognized as a major influence on many mystery writers. Known primarily as the author of the Travis McGee mystery series, he sold hundreds of short stories and novels before writing The Deep Blue Good-By, his first Travis McGee novel, in 1964. MacDonald will be honored with a special posthumous award.

The Festival plans an exhibit from the University of Florida’s John D. MacDonald Collection to display at Flagler’s Proctor Library the week of the Festival.

The Banquet takes place the evening of Friday, September 26 at the St. Johns County Convention Center at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village. Read more and register for the banquet
by visiting http://www.fhbookfest.com/literary-legends-award-banquet/. Proceeds from the
Banquet benefit the Friends of the Library groups of St. Johns County.

The Festival opens with the Writers Conference, September 25-26, at Flagler College, and
continues on Saturday with the free Book Festival featuring over 30 authors including Mary Kay
Andrews, Scott Eyman, Lisa Black, and many more. Visit www.fhbookfest for all the details.

Click here to view photos of our 20th Anniversary Celebration!


The Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library
sponsor community events for all ages. 

Library Closings:  
Monday, May 26 Memorial Day
Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5         Independence Day
Library Hours of Operation:  
Monday - Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday & Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday closed
Seymour's Bookstore Hours  
Monday - Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday & Friday 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday closed

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St Johns County Public Library/Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Our mission is to make the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch of the St. Johns County Public Library System an outstanding educational, cultural, civic and recreational center for the community. This will be achieved by providing supplemental books, materials, volunteers and programs; fundraising and advocating on behalf of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.  By enlisting the support of all those dedicated to disseminating knowledge, we believe the community will be enhanced and enriched.
The Friends of the Library-Ponte Vedra Beach, Inc., is a support group for the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. It is a separate and distinct community-based group that works with the St. Johns County Public Library System administration to enhance and enrich library and information services for the people of Ponte Vedra Beach. The Friends of the Library does not make or enforce administrative or financial policies and decisions for the library system.