Anastasia Island Branch

Teen Movie & Pizza Event

Wednesday, December 31 @ 1pm

Teen Movie EventTeens (11-18) can come into the library to eat some pizza and watch a newly released movie about a group of space criminals who must work together to stop the fanatical villain, Ronan the Accuser, from destroying the galaxy. The pizza is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. (PG13)

 

Storytimes @ Anastasia Island Library

AI StorytimesThere will be no Wednesday storytimes in December.  Wednesday Storytimes will resume January 7. Baby & Toddler storytimes are for children up to 18 months. Craft time is open to all children and focuses on teaching scissor, glue and coloring skills. Preschool storytimes are open to any child who can sit for longer stories and participate in active songs, counting and colors in Spanish.  

 

Anastasia Island Movie Club

movie clubTuesday, January 6 @ 5:30pm

We have a new selection for you the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, or the name of this month's film, call the library at 209-3730.

 

 

Storytimes @ Anastasia Island Library

AI StorytimesBaby/Toddler Time: Wednesdays @ 10:15am
Little Ones Craft Time: Wednesdays @ 10:45am
Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays @ 11:05am

Storytimes will run January 7 - April 29.
 
Baby & Toddler storytimes are for children up to 18 months. Craft time is open to all children and focuses on teaching scissor, glue and coloring skills. Preschool storytimes are open to any child who can sit for longer stories and participate in active songs, counting and colors in Spanish. Come for songs, stories, and fun. Baby/Spanish storytime consists of lap-sit rhymes, songs, and stories in both English and Spanish. We look forward to seeing you. 

 

Island Yoga with Marlene

stretchingThursdays in January @ 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.

 

Human Trafficking Seminar for Adults and Teens

Human TraffickingThursday, January 8 @ 4:30pm

Modern day slavery is a huge human rights problem. According to the United Nations, over 27 million people in the world are enslaved. Please join us for an eye-opening seminar presented by St. Augustine resident Sarah Symons, founder of Made by Survivors, an international charity helping survivors of human trafficking and slavery to rebuild their lives with education, employment, and entrepreneurship.

 

Baby/Spanish Storytimes in January

Spanish StorytimesFridays @ 10:15am in the Childrens Department

Join us every Friday for a fun Spanish/English storytime in the Children's Department. We will have lapsits for babies, rhymes, stories, music, and more. This storytime is conducted in both English and Spanish and is geared towards children and parents learning Spanish, but all are welcome. Bienveniedos a todos!

 

Friends of the Anastasia Island Library Mini Book Sale

AI FOL BooksaleSaturday, January 10 @ 10am - 3pm

Do you love books and suffer from an overwhelming desire to read as often as possible? Fulfill your desire and support your local library at the same time. Visit us this Saturday for our sidewalk sale and pick out a book or two or twenty.

 

Exploring the Unconscious for Your Greater Happiness

Exploring Your UnconsciousTuesdays, January 13, 20 & 27 @ 5:30pm

This free course, which will be developed over three sessions, will reveal what is necessary for people to become more emotionally comfortable than they are now. It will reveal a never-before recognized dimension of interpersonal communication that has a far greater curative potential for emotional problems than either "good advice" or the dream. It will present the hidden psycho-dynamics of bullying, suicide, murder and senseless mass killings. Please call the library at 209-3730 to sign up for this three-part seminar. Participants will benefit most by coming to all three sessions.

 

St. Augustine Alligator Farm: Animals Have Class

St. Augustine Alligator FarmWednesday, January 14 @ 2:30pm

Kids can come into the library to visit with our friends from the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. Learn key characteristics that make animals similar to and different from each other. Students will examine several different classes of animals and learn what traits set them apart. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

Acrylic Painting Class for Adults

Acrylic Painting ClassThursday, January 15 @ 2pm

CLASS HAS FILLED.  ANOTHER SESSION WILL BE OFFERED IN MARCH. Seniors and adults, discover art through the Library and its resources. Those who have never held a paintbrush, mixed colors, or created a personal masterpiece will have the opportunity to do so completely free of charge. This 3-hour workshop is sponsored by the St. Johns Cultural Council, the State of the Arts License Plate Program, and the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. 

 

Author Book Club: Pat Conroy

Pat ConroyFriday, January 16 @ 2pm

Come join us for our very first Author Book Club. This month's author is Pat Conroy. Read any book by Pat Conroy and come in ready to discuss that book with the group. What are your favorite things about this author? Why do you follow this author? Do you have an author you'd like us to discuss? Come in and take part in our newest group. *Author is not present, this is simply a discussion group!

 

 

Kids LEGO Brick Club

Kids LEGO Brick ClubFriday, January 16 @ 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.

 

Take Back Your Health: Juicing

JuicingSaturday, January 17 @ 12pm

Would you like to take back your health and discover the power of positive living? Join special guest, Gina Marie, as she shares the amazing health benefits of juicing. Enjoy yummy juice samples while learning tips and advice on how to begin juicing.

 

Friends of the Library Patron Appreciation Day

FAIBLTuesday, January 20 @ 10am - 12pm

The Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library is giving back to all of our patrons and seasonal residents with refreshments. Everyone is invited to the library to see and experience the variety of programs we offer, and enter a chance to win hourly door prizes.

 

 

Small Business Marketing Seminar

Small Business MarketingTuesday, January 20 @ 11am

This is a guiding program for mass marketing and advertising. Learn how to assess your business potential, create a marketing strategy, build a recognizable brand, and much more. Presented by marketing communications consultant, Peter Ancone.

 

Cooking for Two at Home

Thursday, January 22 @ 2pm

CookingJoin local chef and cookbook author, Warren Caterson, as he shares dozens of kitchen tips, cooking hints, and humorous anecdotes about the joys and challenges of cooking for two. Warren will end the presentation with a cooking demonstration, preparing a healthy entrée that anyone can replicate in their own home.

 

Anastasia Island Book Club

Thursday, January 22 @ 6:45pm

GoldfinchJoin us in this month's book club by reading Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld. Reserve it!

 

Play with Snow @ the Library

snow playWednesday, January 28 @ 2:30pm

Did you know there are different types of snow?! Have you ever played in snow? Kids (Ages 4-11) can come into the library to learn a little about snow and then play with some of our own homemade snow. We will have glittery, slushy snow, fun moldable snow, and more.

 

 

Island Yoga with Marlene

stretchingThursdays in January @ 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.

 

Kids LEGO Brick Club

Kids LEGO Brick ClubFriday, January 30 @ 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.

 

Anastasia Island Movie Club

movie clubTuesday, February 3 @ 5:30pm

We have a new selection for you the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, or the name of this month's film, call the library at 209-3730.

 

 

Storytimes @ Anastasia Island Library

AI StorytimesBaby/Toddler Time: Wednesdays @ 10:15am
Little Ones Craft Time: Wednesdays @ 10:45am
Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays @ 11:05am

Storytimes will run January 7 - April 29.
 
Baby & Toddler storytimes are for children up to 18 months. Craft time is open to all children and focuses on teaching scissor, glue and coloring skills. Preschool storytimes are open to any child who can sit for longer stories and participate in active songs, counting and colors in Spanish. Come for songs, stories, and fun. Baby/Spanish storytime consists of lap-sit rhymes, songs, and stories in both English and Spanish. We look forward to seeing you. 

 

Relax with Raindrop Therapy

Raindrop TherapyThursday, February 5 @ 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/Spanish Storytimes in February

Spanish StorytimesFridays @ 10:15am in the Childrens Department

Join us every Friday for a fun Spanish/English storytime in the Children's Department. We will have lapsits for babies, rhymes, stories, music, and more. This storytime is conducted in both English and Spanish and is geared towards children and parents learning Spanish, but all are welcome. Bienveniedos a todos!

 

Dogmanship with Dream Dogz

Dream DogzSaturday, February 7 @ 2 PM
Be A Pack Leader Dog Walking Club will host a canine education program with special guests, Victoria and Richard Warfel from Dream Dogz Training Center in Gainesville, Florida.They utilize Pressure, Release, and Reward which allows the dog to learn what is being taught and forms a solid bond between dog and owner. Similar to Horsemanship, Dream Dogz puts the dog first, then the person, and works together towards a common goal which they call Dogmanship. For more information about Dream Dogz visit: www.dreamk9.com For information about the program contact Julie at (904) 471-5579 or email anderpark@msn.com

 

Zentangle: Relax & Draw for Kids and Teens

ZentangleSaturday, February 11 @ 2:30pm

Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing a structured pattern. If you can draw a "stick man," you can draw Zentangle. It increases focus and creativity, and provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. Everyone can learn and benefit from the practice of Zentangle because, "Anything is possible one stroke at a time." - Zentangle, Inc. This introductory class is free and open to kids and teens in 4th-12th grade.

 

St Johns County Reads Event: Book Club Dessert & Book Discussion

Last Train to ParadiseThursday, February 12 @ 6:45pm

Last Train to Paradise is acclaimed novelist Les Standiford’s fast-paced and gripping true account of the extraordinary construction and spectacular demise of the Key West Railroad—one of the greatest engineering feats ever undertaken, destroyed in one fell swoop by the Labor Day hurricane of 1935. Join us for a lively discussion of the book, along with a dessert assortment and refreshments.

 

New Disney DVD Release Family Movie Event

Disney Family MovieFriday, February 13 @ 3:30pm
(PG) Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.  Call 209-3730 for movie title.  *Light snacks will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library

 

St. Johns Reads Event: Finding Henry Flagler

Last Train to ParadiseTuesday, February 17 @ 2pm

Resources of the St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library - Henry Morrison Flagler had a major impact on St. Augustine. There are many physical manifestations of Flagler and the Florida East Coast Railway still in existence. This talk will present the resources of the St. Augustine Historical Society's Research Library by examining pictures, maps, books, and other documentation of the Florida East Coast Railway and Henry Flagler's personal life. This engaging seminar is offered by Bob Nawrocki, Chief Librarian of the St. Augustine Historical Research Library.

 

Kids LEGO Brick Club

Kids LEGO Brick ClubWednesday, February 18 @ 2:30pm

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.

 

St. Johns County Reads: Florida Fixin’s for Fancy Folks

Last Train to ParadiseThursday, February 19 @ 2pm

Travel back to the 1920s and 30s, to enjoy a sampling of cuisine inspired by a Florida East Coast Railway dining car menu. Dining aboard the Florida East Coast Railway was lush and renowned. Dining cars were of the latest design with attractive finish and were manned by experienced stewards, chefs, and waiters. Kitchens were equipped with up-to-date appliances for the preparation and serving of meals. Dining car menus showed a wide variety from which to make a selection, and delicious foods, including the famous citrus fruits of Florida. This free culinary event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

Author Book Club: Les Standiford

Author Book ClubFriday, February  20 @ 2pm

Come join us for our Author Book Club. This month's author is Les Standiford. Read any book by Les Standiford and come in ready to discuss that book with the group. What are your favorite things about this author? Why do you follow this author? Do you have an author you'd like us to discuss? Come in and take part in our newest group. *Author will not be present, this is simply a discussion group.

 

New Release Family Movie Event!

Here Be MonstersFriday, February 20 @ 3:30pm

(PG) Come into the library to see this book to film adaptation of Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow.  A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Call 209-3730 for movie title.  *Light snacks are provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library.

 

Aromatherapy 101

Healthy LivingSaturday, February 21 @ 2pm
Do you feel tired? Do you hurt most of the time? Does it sometimes feel like your health problems control you? Find the energy to do the things that matter to you, and put the life back in your life. Join us to learn how essential oils can make an impact on your health, and help you feel more positive about life. This aromatic, uplifting program will cover using essential oils in new ways and audience members will have an opportunity to experience the aromas of therapeutic essential oils.

 

Shimmy Chic Fitness

Shimmy ChicSaturday, February 21 @ 2pm

Shimmy Chic Fitness is a fun and energetic workout program based on the ancient art of bellydance – but with a modern twist. The class provides both calorie-burning cardio and muscle-toning moves, along with increased flexibility and grace. Join certified instructor Liz Rizzolo for a free introductory class. For more information, please call St. Augustine Bellydance at 806-7857.


St. Johns County Reads: Flagler's Train Documentary Viewing

Last Train to ParadiseSaturday, February 21 @ 2pm

Flagler's Train: The Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad is a one hour documentary, produced by WPBT2, which chronicles the imagination and achievements of Henry Morrison Flagler, who spearheaded the development of the over-seas railway connecting Key West to the existing Florida East Coast Railway. Enjoy refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library while you watch!

 

St. Johns County Reads: Mr. Flager's St. Augustine

Last Train to ParadiseTuesday, February 24 @ 2pm

Thomas Graham, professor emeritus of history at Flagler College, will discuss his latest book, Mr. Flagler’s St. Augustine. This work traces oil magnate Henry M. Flagler’s quest to transform the nation’s Oldest City into a highly desirable vacation destination for the rich, eventually expanding his coastal empire to encompass Palm Beach, Miami, Key West, and finally Nassau. Join us as Graham brings fascinating details of the Gilded Age to life. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

 

Kids Event: Indigenous Crafts

Kids & Tween Crafting EventWednesday, February 25 @ 2:30pm

Kids and tweens can come into the library to create some crafts that trace their roots back to the Aborigines and Native Americans. There will be painting, weaving and lots of imagination needed for this FREE program! *Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library

 

Animal Training With The Science Of Behavior

Dog ProgramThursday, February 26 @ 5pm

Be A Pack Leader Dog Walking Club will host a canine education program with special guest, Professional Animal Behaviorist Courtney Keppen from Pro Pet Train. Courtney believes in training pet owners to train and communicate with their pets through the science of behavior: positive reinforcement and empowering the animal to make their own correct decisions.There will also be a training demonstration with Bandito the African Grey Parrot. For more information about Courtney Keppen visit: www.propettrain.com For information about the program contact Julie at (904) 471-5579 or email anderpark@msn.com

 

Baby/Spanish Storytimes in February!

Spanish StorytimesFridays @ 10:15am in the Childrens Department

Join us every Friday in December for a fun Spanish/English storytime in the Children's Department. We will have lapsits for babies, rhymes, stories, music, and more. This storytime is conducted in both English and Spanish and is geared towards children and parents learning Spanish, but all are welcome. Bienveniedos a todos!

 

Memory Enhancement Presentation

Memory EnhancementFriday, February 27 @ 11am

In this FREE presentation from the Council on Aging, you will learn: information about aging, simple strategies to give your brain a boost, and research-based tips & techniques for improved brain and body function. For more information, please call Michele Sanchez at 729-9535.

 

AARP Tax Assistance

tax helpTuesdays, 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.

 

Storytimes @ Anastasia Island Library!

AI StorytimesBaby/Toddler Time: Wednesdays @ 10:15am
Little Ones Craft Time: Wednesdays @ 10:45am
Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays @ 11:05am

Storytimes will run January 7 - April 29.
 
Baby & Toddler storytimes are for children up to 18 months. Craft time is open to all children and focuses on teaching scissor, glue and coloring skills. Preschool storytimes are open to any child who can sit for longer stories and participate in active songs, counting and colors in Spanish. Come for songs, stories, and fun. Baby/Spanish storytime consists of lap-sit rhymes, songs, and stories in both English and Spanish. We look forward to seeing you. 

 

Anastasia Island Book Club

Book ClubSecond Thursday of Each Month @ 6:45pm

Please join us for any or all of our monthly book club meetings. We will discuss a different book each month. Follow this link for a list of the books and dates for the discussions. All titles are available to borrow through your library. There will be no meeting in December.

 

 

Hours
Tues., Thurs. 10am - 8pm
Wed., Fri. 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday & Monday : Closed

Contact
Mikki Sampo, Branch Manager
Ms. Nicole, Youth Services
Telephone: (904) 209-3730
Fax: (904) 209-3735
Email: libai@sjcfl.us *

Location
124 Seagrove Main St.
St Augustine, FL 32080
Click here for map.

Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library
President: Susan Flynn
Email: faiblanastasia@gmail.com
  Meeting Room & Equipment Information:
Meeting rooms can be reserved. Please click here for more information.
*Under Florida law, e-mail address are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead please contact via phone or in writing.

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