Anastasia Island Branch

Author Book Club: Pat Conroy

Pat ConroyThursday, January 16 @ 2pm

Come join us for our very first Author Book Club. This month's author is Pat Conroy. Read any book by Pat Conroy and come in ready to discuss that book with the group. What are your favorite things about this author? Why do you follow this author? Do you have an author you'd like us to discuss? Come in and take part in our newest group.



Take Back Your Health: Juicing

JuicingSaturday, January 17 @ 12pm

Would you like to take back your health and discover the power of positive living? Join special guest, Gina Marie, as she shares the amazing health benefits of juicing. Enjoy yummy juice samples while learning tips and advice on how to begin juicing.


Acrylic Painting Class for Adults

Acrylic Painting ClassThursday, January 15 @ 2pm

Seniors and adults, discover art through the Library and its resources. Those who have never held a paintbrush, mixed colors, or created a personal masterpiece will have the opportunity to do so completely free of charge. This 4-hour workshop will include a light lunch and is sponsored by the St. Johns Cultural Council, the State of the Arts License Plate Program, and the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Interested artists should call the library at 209-3730 to sign up for the workshop.


St. Augustine Alligator Farm: Animals Have Class

St. Augustine Alligator FarmWednesday, January 14 @ 2:30pm

Kids can come into the library to visit with our friends from the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. Learn key characteristics that make animals similar to and different from each other. Students will examine several different classes of animals and learn what traits set them apart. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.


Anastasia Island Book Club

Thursday, January 8 @ 6:30pm

GoldfinchJoin us in this month's book club by reading Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld. Reserve it!


Exploring the Unconscious for Your Greater Happiness

Exploring Your UnconsciousTuesdays, January 13, 20 & 27 @ 5:30pm

This free course, which will be developed over three sessions, will reveal what is necessary for people to become more emotionally comfortable than they are now. It will reveal a never-before recognized dimension of interpersonal communication that has a far greater curative potential for emotional problems than either "good advice" or the dream. Please call the library at 209-3730 to sign up for this three-part seminar. Participants will benefit most by coming to all three sessions.


Human Trafficking Seminar for Adults and Teens

Human TraffickingThursday, January 8 @ 4:30pm

Modern day slavery is a huge human rights problem. According to the United Nations, over 27 million people in the world are enslaved. Please join us for an eye-opening seminar presented by St. Augustine resident Sarah Symons, founder of Made by Survivors, an international charity helping survivors of human trafficking and slavery to rebuild their lives with education, employment, and entrepreneurship.


Storytimes @ Anastasia Island Library!

AI StorytimesBaby/Toddler Time: Wednesdays @ 10:15am
Little Ones Craft Time: Wednesdays @ 10:45am
Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays @ 11:05am

Storytimes will run January 7 - April 29.
Baby & Toddler storytimes are for children up to 18 months. Craft time is open to all children and focuses on teaching scissor, glue and coloring skills. Preschool storytimes are open to any child who can sit for longer stories and participate in active songs, counting and colors in Spanish. Come for songs, stories, and fun. Baby/Spanish storytime consists of lap-sit rhymes, songs, and stories in both English and Spanish. We look forward to seeing you. 


Baby/Spanish Storytimes in February!

Spanish StorytimesFridays @ 10:15am in the Childrens Department

Join us every Friday in December for a fun Spanish/English storytime in the Children's Department. We will have lapsits for babies, rhymes, stories, music, and more. This storytime is conducted in both English and Spanish and is geared towards children and parents learning Spanish, but all are welcome. Bienveniedos a todos!


Island Yoga with Marlene

stretchingThursdays in January @ 11am

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Registration and experience are not required. Wear some comfortable clothing and bring a mat, but, if you don’t have one, towels are fine to use. This class is free and open to the public.


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