Anastasia Island Branch
Thursday, September 25 @ 10:30am
In the remaining parts of this journey into the ancient Chinese healing exercise, you will learn and practice Tai-Chi. In class, students will perform soft, continuous movements that will allow them to receive many positive aspects of renewed health, while developing internal stillness. Some of the benefits of Tai-Chi include: relief from muscular tension and anxiety, increased concentration and memory, enhanced sensory awareness, and improved balance. This free workshop is presented by Hector M. Ruiz, Jr., a certified instructor in Tai-Chi and Qi Gong.
Friday, May 23 @ 10:30am
This free class emphasizes stretching, coordination of breath with movement, and attention to alignment. The class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility. Stretching is great for those who are experiencing joint sensitivity, or overall stiffness. Wear loose clothing, bring a towel & mat. Presented by yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.
Thursday, May 8 @ 6:45pm
Join us in this month's book club by reading Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. A novel spanning fifty years, the book is about an Italian housekeeper and his long-lost American starlet, the producer who once brought them together, and his assistant. A glittering world filled with unforgettable characters. Reserve it.
Tuesday, May 6 @ 5:30pm
Join us for our monthly movie selection. All are welcome and light snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. For more information, or the name of this month's film, call the library at 209-3730.
Saturday, May 3 @ 10:30am
The Knit Wits is a family affair. Kids 8-17 are welcome to learn to knit, or bring along mom so she can learn too. Learn to knit, or bring in something you’ve already started, and knit with the group. Please bring your own knitting needles, if you have them.
Thursday, May 1 @ 6pm
Give your feet a treat by experiencing Raindrop Therapy. Inspired by the Lakota Indians, Raindrop Therapy 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.
Baby Time: Tuesdays @ 9:15am
Spanish Story Time: Fridays @ 9:15am
Join us at Island Mama Java for our very special baby and Spanish storytimes. Ms. Nicole will be there weekly with books, songs, rhymes, and fun activities for babies and their caretakers.
Wednesday, April 16 @ 2:30pm
Come into the library to celebrate National Library Week with us by making some great crafts. You can hang out and grab some yummy Eric Carle-themed snacks and make your own butterflies, Eric Carle prints, and much more for free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.
Tuesdays, February 3, 10 @ 10am - 2pm
Thursdays, February 5, 12, 26 @ 10am - 2pm
The AARP Tax-Aide program offers free, one-on-one counseling to help individuals prepare basic tax forms, including the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, and other standard schedules. Counseling is available to all low-to-middle income taxpayers, regardless of age. No advance registration is needed, people will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Individuals must bring a photo ID, last year's tax return, and all relevant tax information with them.
Thursday, April 10 @ 6:45pm
Join us in this month's book club by reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance. Reserve it!