Anastasia Island Branch
Thursday, September 10 @ 6:45pm
The story follows Hetty 'Handful' Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined. Reserve it!
Thursday, September 10 @ 5:30pm
Learn to meditate in the style of Eknath Easwaran. It is a traditional style which has been skillfully put into western terms. It uses western examples making it more understandable and easier to put into practice. Discover how meditation can allow you to sharpen concentration, deal effectively with stress, transform anger, release deep reserves of energy, leave behind painful memories and live fully in the present, develop unsuspected capacities for insight and understanding, and learn to love more fully. People from all traditions are welcome. There is no charge for participation. For more information or to let us know you might be coming please contact Sarah Miller at email@example.com or 904-392-7823.
Thursday, October 2 @ 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.
Friday, September 30 @ 3:30pm
Beginning readers are invited to practice their reading skills when they read to a real therapy dog! Don't forget to bring your Read to Rover Frequent Reader Card.
Friday, September 11 @ 3:30pm
Come into the library to play with over 60 pounds of LEGO bricks and pieces. Want to do even more building, but a different kind? Kids and tweens can come into the library to learn with us during our Hour of Code! We will have some iPads for kids to share, or bring in your own tablet. There is no registration or fee for this program.
Tuesday, September 22 @ 6:30pm
This FREE presentation will provide insights into the financing, offer to contract, inspection, insurance and closing process. The intent is to equip you with relevant information to streamline and remove stress from buying your home; while ensuring you are obtaining the best home value. Presented by the Saint Johns Real Estate Network Group.
Saturday, September 5 @ 2pm
Join authors Lauren Makarov and Katelin Maloney to learn how to express your feelings and find your voice through writing poetry and short stories. Lauren is the author of Reflecting on Domestic Violence. She has counseled domestic violence survivors and used poetry in therapy. Katelin is the author of the novel Drowning and blogs about domestic violence issues. Although both authors are domestic violence advocates, the focus is healing through words and this workshop is meant for everyone. No writing experience necessary. Please email Katelin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lauren at 305-8051 to RSVP for this free workshop or for more information.
Friday, September 4 @ 3:30pm
By popular demand.... more story times! Kids (ages 3-8) can come into the library for stories, music and a craft with Ms. Nicole and Miss Colleen. We even may have a surprise or two for you!
Fridays @ 10:15am in the Children's Department
Join us every Friday 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 toward children and parents learning Spanish, but all are welcome. Bienveniedos a todos!
Thursday, September 3 @ 6pm
Give your feet a treat by experiencing Raindrop Technique. Inspired by the Lakota Indians, Raindrop Technique uses therapeutic oils for balancing and rejuvenating the mind and body. When properly applied to the neck, back, and feet, these essential oils can bring about electrical alignment and help relieve a variety of discomforts caused by imbalances in the body. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.