Anastasia Island Branch

Spine-Chat Live with Dr. Ron

Spine-Chat with Dr. RONTuesday, July 7 @ 12pm

If you have back pain, neck pain, pinched nerves, or sciatica you need to know what you can do to help yourself and what to avoid so the problem doesn’t worsen. This program will teach you that. You will also learn how to make wise, individually appropriate, and cost effective treatment choices. In under an hour, Dr. Ronald D. Fudala, a Chiropractic Neurologist, will put you in the driver’s seat of your recovery. The cost is FREE. The information PRICELESS.

 

Anastasia Island Movie Club

Anastasia Island Movie ClubTuesday, July 7 @ 5:30pm

We have a new foreign film selected for you, which is sure to delight! Bring a friend or a comfortable pillow along to enjoy the movie with. Snacks provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library. For more information, or the name of this month's film, call the library at 209-3730.

 

 

Kid Summer Program: Timucuan Pyrotechnics

Timucuan PyrotechnicsWednesday, July 8 @ 2:30pm & 3:30pm

The folks from The Florida Public Archaeology Network will introduce students to Timucuan culture, focusing on ways that local prehistoric people used fire to meet their daily needs. A hands-on experiment provides a bang as students use balloons (and water balloons!) to explore how prehistoric people could cook prior to the advent of pottery. Come in for this hands-on, educational program!

 

Island Yoga with Marlene

yogaThursday, July 9 @ 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.

 

Grades 6-8 SSYRA Book Club: The Eighth Day

The Eighth Day

Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23 & 30 @ 1:45pm

 Join us for our first SSYRA Grades 6-8 book club at the Anastasia Island Library! Make new friends, have good discussions and fun at the pizza finale on July 30. Knock out some of your summer reading with friends! FREE!! The Anastasia Island Friends will supply your book. Space is limited, so call 209-3730 to sign up!

Orphan Jax Aubrey doesn't expect much on his thirteenth birthday, but when he discovers there's an extra day squeezed between Wednesday and Thursday whose origins are rooted in Arthurian legend, it's clear his lfe will never be the same...

 

Anastasia Island Book Club

I'll Be Seeing You

I'll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Hayes
Thursday, July 9 @ 6:45pm 

Two women forge a friendship during World War II through their letters to each other, allowing them to survive the loneliness and uncertainty of waiting on the home front and giving them the courage to face the battles raging in their very own backyards. Join us for a lively discussion. Reserve it!

 

Kids LEGO Brick & Coding Club

LEGO Coding ClubFriday, July 10 @ 3:30pm

Come into the library to play with over 60 pounds of LEGO bricks and pieces. Want to do even more building, but a different kind? Kids and tweens can come into the library to learn with us during our Hour of Code! We will have some iPads for kids to share, or bring in your own tablet. There is no registration or fee for this program.

 

Island Yoga with Marlene

yogaThursday, July 15 @ 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 Summer Program: Shadow Puppet Theater

Shadow Puppet TheaterWednesday, July 15 @ 2:30 & 3:30pm

It's hot and we have cool air and awesome, free entertainment. Come in and see more of your favorite stories made into shadow puppet shows!  This month, we will feature: How to be a Viking by Cressida Cowell and The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. After, you can even create your own shadow puppets and play with them in our theater!

 

Kids LEGO Brick & Coding Club

LEGO Coding ClubFriday, July 17 @ 3:30pm

Come into the library to play with over 60 pounds of LEGO bricks and pieces. Want to do even more building, but a different kind? Kids and tweens can come into the library to learn with us during our Hour of Code! We will have some iPads for kids to share, or bring in your own tablet. There is no registration or fee for this program.

 

Kids Summer Program: Zoo to You!

Jacksonville ZooWednesday, July 22 @ 2:30pm ONLY

Join us on when the Jacksonville Zoo will bring a variety of animals for us to see and learn about when they come to the library!  Please come one hour early for a free ticket, as seating is limited for this single show with the zoo. *Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library

 

Island Yoga with Marlene

yogaThursday, July 23 @ 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.

 

Home Buyers Workshop

Home Buyers WorkshopThursday, July 23 @ 6:30pm

This FREE presentation will provide insights into the financing, offer to contract, inspection, insurance and closing process. The intent is to equip you with relevant information to streamline and remove stress from buying your home; while ensuring you are obtaining the best home value. Presented by the Saint Johns Real Estate Network Group.

 

Unlikely Heroes: Teen Movie, Pizza and Craft!

Teen EventFriday, July 24 @ 1pm

(PG) In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure. Chunk, Mikey, Data, Mouth, Brand, Andy and Stef become unlikely hereoes when they face off with the Fratellis and One Eyed Willie! Teens (ages 12-17) can come in out of the heat to watch the movie  that started all the jurassic craze while eating pizza and making a cool craft. *Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

Remembering: Stories on a Summer Afternoon

StorytellingSaturday, July 25 @ 3:30pm

Join the Tale Tellers of Saint Augustine Ensemble for an afternoon of storytelling at its finest. The Tale Tellers of St. Augustine, a non-profit organization of cultural and educational orientation, was founded in 1993 to promote the art and perpetuate the tradition of storytelling. Dedicated to community enrichment, the guild promotes the art of storytelling by sponsoring its membership in performance. This event is Free & Open to the Public. Program recommended for listeners 12 years & over.

 

Belly Dance Basics

Learn to Belly DanceTuesdays, July 14, 21, 28 @ 11am

Bellydance Basics is a class that's good for beginners to Middle Eastern dance. Classes will focus on understanding the movements that create the foundation of all styles of bellydance. We will break down basic bellydance isolations and steps while experiencing a low-impact workout. No prior dance experience is necessary. Suggested attire: Be comfortable! Exercise / yoga pants with a fitted shirt or tank top is fine. Bare feet, socks, or dance shoes are acceptable, but no sneakers please. Any type of scarf or shawl to tie around your hips will be useful, but not required. Need more info? Visit www.staugustinebellydance.com, email morendancer@yahoo.com, or call 904-806-7857.

 

Kids Summer Program: MINION-CON!

Minion-ConWednesday, July 29 @ 2:30pm

Bee doo! Bee doo! Bee doo! Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are this summer's big stars and unlikely heroes. Come to the library for MINION-CON.  We will have a photo station where you can dress-up, food station to eat special Minion food, and crafting stations to make some fun Minion crafts.  Feel free to come in costume . . . we will!  Don't forget your cameras!!!

 

Free Health Screenings

Health ScreeningThursday, July 30 @ 10:30am to 12:30pm

Everyone is invited to the Anastasia Island Library for FREE health screenings provided by Flagler Hospital staff. Blood sugar and blood pressure tests will be given, along with information to teach you the risks for and possible prevention of diabetes. Come find out how healthy you are!

 

Island Yoga with Marlene

yogaThursday, July 30 @ 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.

 

RELAX with Singing Bowls

Singing BowlsThursday, July 30th @ 5:30-6:30pm

Crystal Singing Bowl Resonance is a powerful healing tool that gently promotes health and balance in one’s life. When played, they produce beautiful waves of healing sound and vibration known as resonance; listeners experience an increased sense of peace, harmony and vitality within their mind, body, & spirit, which can result in lower blood pressure, immune system stimulation, reduction of stress hormones, and increased endorphins. No experience required: expect to feel relaxed, rejuvenated and inspired! During the session participants may rest in savasana or sit; please bring a yoga mat or folded towel for your comfort. A brief introduction to the seven major chakras will be provided and then the Crystal Singing Bowls will be rung, each bowl is specifically tuned to balance and energize each chakra. Presented by Jade Dupuis.

 

I LOVE Lavender Class

Natural Scrubs ClassesSaturday, August 1 @ 2pm

Spas and beauty treatments are expensive. Join us for a homemade spa series, and learn how to create the spa experience at home. During these programs we’ll make lavender bath sachets, salt scrubs, and sugar scrubs to cleanse, energize, relax, or shamelessly pamper. You’ll be feeling brighter, fresher, and more alive with natural products you made yourself! *Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

Nature Detective Workshops: Dragonflies & Hummingbirds

Nature Detective WorkshopsWednesday, August 5 @ 2:30pm & 3:30pm

Do you love bugs? Children grades k-7 are invited to become a true Nature Hero and learn all about dragonflies and hummingbirds, two amazing pollinators, with the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants! These fun, educational workshops are hands-on with take-home gardening goodies for you, ending with a craft.  The second workshop is a repeat of the first. These workshops are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library and the Garden Club of St. Augustine. Space is limited, show up 30 minutes early for your FREE entry ticket!

 

Storytimes @ Anastasia Island Library

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

Storytimes run June 3-August 5. 
 
Baby & Toddler storytimes are for children up to 18 months of age. 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. We look forward to seeing you.


Relax with Raindrop Technique!

Raindrop TherapyThursday, August 6 @ 6pm

Give your feet a treat by experiencing Raindrop Technique. Inspired by the Lakota Indians, Raindrop Technique 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 the Children's Department!

Spanish StorytimesFridays @ 10:15am in the Children's 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 toward children and parents learning Spanish, but all are welcome. Bienveniedos a todos!

 

Family Movie: New Dreamworks DVD Release!

MovieFriday, August 7 @ 3:30pm

(PG) Come into the library out of the HOT summer sun to watch this new DVD release family movie. Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own. Light snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

Teen & Adult Summer Reading Program @ Anastasia Library

ReadingJune 1 - August 8

Who says kids have all the fun? Adults can participate in our Adult Summer Reading Program June 1 through August 8. Play some Tic-Tac-Toe and win free books and even entries into our system-wide grand prize drawing! The more you read, the more you win. For more information, please call the library at 209-3730 or visit the Service Desk. *Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

I LOVE Salt Scrubs Class

Natural Scrubs ClassesSaturday, August 8 @ 2pm

Spas and beauty treatments are expensive. Join us for a homemade spa series, and learn how to create the spa experience at home. During these programs we’ll make lavender bath sachets, salt scrubs, and sugar scrubs to cleanse, energize, relax, or shamelessly pamper. You’ll be feeling brighter, fresher, and more alive with natural products you made yourself! *Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

Anastasia Island Book Club

We Are WaterThursday, August 13 @ 6:45pm

We are Water by Wally Lamb In middle age, Annie Oh--wife, mother, and outsider artist--has shaken her family to its core. After twenty-seven years of marriage and three children, Annie has fallen in love with Viveca, the wealthy, cultured, confident Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her professional success. Annie and Viveca plan to wed in the Oh family's hometown of Three Rivers, Connecticut, where gay marriage has recently been legalized. But the impending wedding provokes some very mixed reactions and opens a Pandora's box of toxic secrets--dark and painful truths that have festered below the surface of the Ohs' lives. Reserve it!  Join us for a lively discussion.  All are welcome!

 

Kids LEGO Brick & Coding Club

LEGO Coding ClubFriday, August 14 @ 3:30pm

Come into the library to play with over 60 pounds of LEGO bricks and pieces. Want to do even more building, but a different kind? Kids and tweens can come into the library to learn with us during our Hour of Code! We will have some iPads for kids to share, or bring in your own tablet. There is no registration or fee for this program.

 

I LOVE Sugar Scrubs Class

Natural Scrubs ClassesSaturday, August 15 @ 2pm

Spas and beauty treatments are expensive. Join us for a homemade spa series, and learn how to create the spa experience at home. During these programs we’ll make lavender bath sachets, salt scrubs, and sugar scrubs to cleanse, energize, relax, or shamelessly pamper. You’ll be feeling brighter, fresher, and more alive with natural products you made yourself! *Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

Fitness Pole Walking

pole walkingTuesday, August 18 @ 10:30am

Try fitness pole walking with certified pole walking instructor, Sheila Vidamour. If you don’t have a lot of time to exercise and wish it could be more fun and easier to do, try this walking system. KeenFit Walking Poles provided and registration is required for this FREE program. Please call the library at 209-3730 to sign up.

 

 

Toddler Sensory Morning

Little Kid ArtWednesday, August 19 @ 10:15-11:30am

Toddlers can come into the library to enjoy a morning of sensory play!  We will have a room full of new sensory experiences for them to touch, feel, smell and more! Sensory play is important for early childhood development, as they learn best through experience.  Join us and the folks from Early Learning Coalition of North Florida in a newly developed program just for your toddler.  *Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of St. Augustine, Nettles Jewelry, and Brooks Pediatric Rehabilitation Center

 

Island Yoga with Marlene

stretchingThursday, August 20 @ 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.

 

Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library Meeting

Friends of the LibraryThursday, August 20 @ 5:30pm

The Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library meet from 5:30pm until 6:30pm. New members are always encouraged to join! Come learn about our Friends and what they do to support your library.

 

Kids LEGO Brick & Coding Club

LEGO Coding ClubFriday, August 21 @ 3:30pm

Come into the library to play with over 60 pounds of LEGO bricks and pieces. Want to do even more building, but a different kind? Kids and tweens can come into the library to learn with us during our Hour of Code! We will have some iPads for kids to share, or bring in your own tablet. There is no registration or fee for this program.

 

Introduction to Passage Mediatation Part 1

Intro to Passage MediationSaturday, August 22 @ 10:30am

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. Discover how mediation can allow you to sharpen concentration, deal effectively with stress, transform anger, release deep reserves of energy, leave behind painful memories and live fully in the present, develop unsuspected capacities for insight and understanding, and learn to love more fully. 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 semiller@flagler.edu or 904-392-7823.

 

Island Yoga with Marlene

stretchingThursday, August 27 @ 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.

 

RELAX with Singing Bowls

Singing BowlsThursday, August 27 @ 5:30-6:30pm

Crystal Singing Bowl Resonance is a powerful healing tool that gently promotes health and balance in one’s life. When played, they produce beautiful waves of healing sound and vibration known as resonance; listeners experience an increased sense of peace, harmony and vitality within their mind, body, & spirit, which can result in lower blood pressure, immune system stimulation, reduction of stress hormones, and increased endorphins. No experience required: expect to feel relaxed, rejuvenated and inspired! During the session participants may rest in savasana or sit; please bring a yoga mat or folded towel for your comfort. A brief introduction to the seven major chakras will be provided and then the Crystal Singing Bowls will be rung, each bowl is specifically tuned to balance and energize each chakra. Presented by Jade Dupuis.

 

Introduction to Passage Mediatation Part 2

Intro to Passage MediationSaturday, August 29 @ 10:30am

Feel free to join, even if you missed part 1! 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. Discover how mediation can allow you to sharpen concentration, deal effectively with stress, transform anger, release deep reserves of energy, leave behind painful memories and live fully in the present, develop unsuspected capacities for insight and understanding, and learn to love more fully. 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 semiller@flagler.edu or 904-392-7823.

 

Read to Rover

CharlieFriday, August 29 @ 3:30pm

Beginning readers are invited to practice their reading skills when they read to a real therapy dog! Don't forget to bring your Read to Rover Frequent Reader Card.

 

Storytimes @ Anastasia Island Library

AI StorytimesWednesday storytimes are on break August 12-26.  They will resume on Wednesday, Sept 5. 

 Baby & Toddler storytimes are for children up to 18 months of age. 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. We look forward to seeing you.


Baby/Spanish Storytimes in the Children's Department!

Spanish StorytimesFridays @ 10:15am in the Children's 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 toward children and parents learning Spanish, but all are welcome. Bienveniedos a todos!

 

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.
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