Anastasia Island Branch

Say Goodbye to Stress

StressTuesday, March 25 @ 6pm
Are you stressed out? In this free presentation, you will learn to identify your physical and psychological signs of stress and to recognize your stressors. The benefits of relaxation will be discussed and various methods of relaxation taught: Deep Breathing, Body, Scan, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, and Visual Imagery. You will leave this presentation with the tools necessary to combat stress. Presented by Isobel McGrath, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL), Certified Addiction Professional (FL), Certified Hypnotherapist and Life Coach with over 18 years of experience. For more information about this program visit or call 436-5576.


Kids Craft: Make a Paper Mache Birdhouse, Part 2

Kids CraftWednesday, March 26 @ 2:30pm
Create beautiful paper mache birdhouses in this two-part craft. Paint and decorate the birdhouses during the second part of this craft. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Registration is required, as space is limited.  Call the library at 209-3730 to register.


Teen Bad Art Event

pizzaFriday, March 21 @ 1pm
There's no school, so come into the library to enjoy some pizza, a movie and create some uniquely bad art. Teens (ages 12-17) will be able to choose which movie they want to see: Goonies, Clueless, or Better off Dead all while eating some delicious Dominos Pizza. We'll also have an assortment of art projects here for the teens to create their own bad art. This is a free program, sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.


Anastasia Island Book Club

Whale RiderThursday, March 20 @ 6:45pm
Join us in this month's book club by reading Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera. As her beloved grandfather, chief of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, struggles to lead in difficult times and to find a male successor, young Kahu is developing a mysterious relationship with whales, particularly the ancient bull whale whose legendary rider was their ancestor. Reserve it.


Kids Craft: Make a Paper Mache Birdhouse, Part 1

Kids CraftWednesday, March 19 & March 26 @ 2:30pm
Create beautiful paper mache birdhouses in this two-part craft. In the first week, kids choose a form for their birdhouse and create their design using paper mache. Kids can leave their houses at the library to dry over the week. During the second part, kids will paint and decorate their birdhouses. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Registration is required, as space is limited. Call the library at 209-3730 to register.

Special Superhero Storytime with SJC Fire-Rescue

Ambulance VisitWednesday, March 19 @ 10:30am
Bring in your little ones to meet some of our local heroes, members of the local St. Johns County Fire-Rescue. They will explain what they do and teach us some about safety. There will be a craft a meet-and-greet and everyone will have a chance to meet their local superhero and ask questions. After, you can stay to tour the ambulance.


The Loch Ness Wellington Bomber

Wednesday, March 5th @ 3:30pm
On New Year's Eve, 1940, a twin-engine Wellington bomber was on a training mission out of Lossiemouth, Scotland, when it lost power in one of its engines. The pilot spotted a large waterway below and ditched the plane at Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. Decades later, following several years of deepwater remote sensing investigations, the bomber was raised in September 1985. This free program will trace the history of the British aircraft, its combat missions, the aircraft's recovery and restoration. The speaker will also interpret the airplane's discovery in the context of the search for the legendary "Nessie" during the decades of the 1960s-1980s, the heyday of the quest to understand the "Loch Ness monster" cryptozoological mystery. Presented by Joseph W. Zarzynski, RPA (Register of Professional Archaeologists), an underwater archaeologist who was part of the recovery operation.


AARP Tax Assistance

tax helpTuesdays, March 4, 25 @ 10am - 2pm
Thursdays,  March 6, 20, 27 @ 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.


Kids LEGO Brick Club

Kids LEGO Brick ClubFriday, March 7 @ 3:30pm
Come into the library to play with over 60 pounds of LEGO bricks and pieces. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun - all you need to bring is your imagination. There is no registration or fee for this program.



Relax with Raindrop Therapy

Raindrop TherapyThursday, March 6 @ 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.


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