Anastasia Island Branch

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 as we celebrate 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. Call 209-3730 or stop by the library to reserve your seat. Reservations accepted through September 19.


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, 810-8535, or visit for more information.


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 Anastasia Island Branch 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

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!


Anastasia Island Book Club - The Invention of Wings

Invention of Wings

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), author Sue Monk Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined. Reserve it!


Passage Meditation

Intro to Passage MediationThursday, 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. 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 or 904-392-7823.


Island Yoga with Marlene

yogaThursday, October 1 @ 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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