Anastasia Island Branch

FOL Fundraiser: Book Signing with Nancy Haddock @ Starbucks

Nancy HaddockWednesday, September 9 from 4:30-6:30pm

Join us for a special Author Book Signing at the Starbucks on Anastasia Island with local best-selling author, Nancy Haddock. Nancy is an award-winning author of mystery romance who now writes cozy mystery. Basket Case, the first book in the “Silver Six Crafting” mysteries, will be released in Sept. 2015 with Berkley Prime Crime. Get your copy autographed! A portion of the book sale proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. There will also be drawings for prizes.


Love Your Hair!

Hair ProgramTuesday, September 8 @ 10am

Have you become really frustrated with your hair? Looking for some new styling inspiration this fall? Beautician Denise Parrish from the Love Your Hair beauty salon in Saint Augustine will be here to offer individual advice and suggestions for audience members. She will present information on how to style and maintain your hair and the best products to use. Come learn to love your hair again! This event is free and open to the public.


AI Movie Club: Secrets of Highclere Castle Documentary & Downton Abbey Pilot

Secrets of Highclere Castle and Downton AbbeyTuesday, September 1 @ 5:30pm

This month we will feature a documentary on Highclere Castle, the place that inspired the BBC series Downton Abbey, shot on location at the Castle. Reality is even more impressive than the fictitious show, as the lord who married a rich wife to avoid bankruptcy also funded the archaeological dig which unearthed Tutankhamun's fabulous treasure.  After, we will be showing the pilot for BBC's acclaimed series, Downton Abbey.  Light snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.


Family Movie: Cinderella

CinderellaFriday, September 25 @ 3:30pm

(PG)Come into the library to see Disney's newest version of the classic tale, Cinderella. When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.  Light snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.


Kids & Teen Peace Day Craft Event

International Peace DayWednesday, September 23 @ 2:30pm

Join us in celebrating International Peace Day by creating some fabulous peace crafts.  We will be tie-dying t-shirts, making peace bracelets and planters. All are welcome to tie-dye - Just bring in your own T-Shirt to tie-dye in celebration of International Peace Day. *Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.


Books & Bites: Dining at Downton

Downton Abbey FoodSaturday, September 26 @ 2pm

Journey back in time and experience a little history with us in the first of this two-part Books & Bites series. Books & Bites, a delightful cooking demonstration, combines our love of literature and food. In this installment, enjoy samples that might have been served at a Crawley family tea, take home new recipes, and gain a little knowledge of Britain's grand estates like Highclere Castle, the setting of Downton Abbey.


What Seniors Need to Know

Elder CareFriday, September 25 @ 11 am

Seniors and their family members are invited to a FREE educational and helpful program presented by local senior care experts. Sponsored by ElderCareResources®. Please contact Eddie Malone at 466-8829 or


Banned Books Week: Teen/Adult Upcycling Craft

banned book weekThursday, September 24 @ 4pm

Celebrate Banned Books Week with this fun upcycling craft. Have old magazines piling up and taking up space? Learn how to repurpose them in an Eco-friendly way! With extra magazines and a little time, you can turn them into a decorative bowls for your home. All materials provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.


Anastasia Island Book Club

All the Light We Cannot SeeThursday, November 12 @ 6:45pm

Shifting among multiple viewpoints but focusing mostly on blind French teenager Marie-Laure and Werner, a brilliant German soldier just a few years older than she, this novel has the physical and emotional heft of a masterpiece. The main protagonists are brave, sensitive, and intellectually curious, and in another time they might have been a couple. But they are on opposite sides of the horrors of World War II, and their fates ultimately collide in connection with the radio-a means of resistance for the Allies and just one more avenue of annihilation for the Nazis. Reserve it!


Anastasia Island Book Club

Orphan Train

Thursday, October 8 @ 6:45pm 

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to 'aging out' out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse ... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren't as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance. Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life--answers that will ultimately free them both. Reserve it!


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