Anastasia Island Branch
Thursday, August 14 @ 6:45pm
Join us in this month's book club by reading The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes. France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War II, Edouard's portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer's dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything--her family, her reputation, and her life--to see her husband again. Reserve it!
Tuesday, August 12 @ 5:30pm
(PG13) Fans of art and technology will enjoy the documentary we're featuring today. Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer. Light snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.
Friday, August 8 @ 1pm
Zombies, divergents, and alternate realities! Teens, come to the library for an out-of-this-world program of cool crafts, yummy pizza, and a movie to entertain you on this hot, summer day. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie choices. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.
Friday, August 29 @ 10:30am
This free class emphasizes stretching, coordination of breath with movement, and attention to alignment and 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.
Friday, August 15 @ 3pm
(PG) While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into a European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick. Light snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.
Wednesday, August 6 @ 2:30pm & 3:30pm (repeated show)
Children (ages 6 - 12) are invited to become Nature Detectives at our hands-on workshops where we'll learn all about bats and how these pollinators relate to gardening. Every child will receive free gardening goodies, including Nature Detective notebooks, and enjoy learning all about our wonderful Florida bats and why they are so valuable and not so scary. These workshops are designed by the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants, sponsored by the Garden Club of St. Augustine and the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Space is limited. Call the library at 209-3730 to register.
Tuesday, August 5 @ 5:30pm
(PG) This month's movie takes us to the Middle East. An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.
Thursday, August 7 @ 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.
Saturday, August 2 @ 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.