Anastasia Island Summer Book Clubs 2018


Anastasia Island Summer Book Clubs

Everyone in the family can be a part of one of our book clubs.  This summer we will offer several different book clubs:

Tween Book Club: Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis
Thursdays @ 1 PM in June
Join us for teen book club at the Anastasia Island Library to read the book (Grades 5-7). Make new friends, have good discussions and fun. Books are provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library to the first 10 students who sign up! Sign up online or email njebbia@sjcfl.us to sign up for our book club. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Colossus Rising by Peter Lerangis
One Boy: Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he’s going to die.
One Mission: Jack needs to find seven magic loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him.
One Problem: The loculi are the relics of a lost civilization and haven’t been seen in thousands of years.
Seven Wonders: Because they’re hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

SSYRA Grades 3-5 Book Club: Magnificent Mya Tibbs
Thursdays @ 2 PM in June
Sign up now!!! Join us for our yearly SSYRA book club this summer at the Anastasia Island Library! Make new friends, have good discussions and fun at the pizza finale. Books are provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library to the first 12 students who sign up! Sign up online or email Ms. Colleen at cthompson@sjcfl.us

Nine year old Mya Tibbs is boot-scootin’ excited for the best week of the whole school year – SPIRIT WEEK! She and her mega-popular best friend, Naomi Jackson, even made a pinky promise to be Spirit Week partners so they can win the big prize: special VIP tickets to the Fall Festival! But when the partner picking goes horribly wrong, Mya gets paired with Mean Connie Tate: the biggest bully in school. And she can’t get out of it. Now Naomi is friend-ending mad at Mya for breaking a promise – even though Mya couldn’t help it – and everyone here at school is calling Mya names. Can Mya work with Mean Connie to win the VIP tickets and get her best friend back?

Teen Book Club: Scythe by Neal Schusterman
Thursdays @ 3 PM in June
Join us for teen book club at the Anastasia Island Library to read the book (Grades 7-10). Make new friends, have good discussions and fun. Books are provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library to the first 10 students who sign up! Sign up online or email njebbia@sjcfl.us to sign up for our book club. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor-winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: Humanity has conquered all those things and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life – and they are commanded to do so in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Adult Book Club: The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
Thursday, June 14 @ 6:45 PM
Snipers in the hills overlook half the intersections in Sarajevo. In the streets below, two inhabitants, Dragan and Kenan, trapped, like all their neighbours, in the city, strive to go about their daily lives, trying to second guess when and where the next bullet will strike.One man, a cellist, defies this game of ‘Sarajevo Roulette’; in memory of the city’s dead, for 22 consecutive days, he becomes a sitting target as he plays Albinoni’s ‘Adagio’ in the street outside his building. Unbeknown to him, one young woman watches his performances with unflinching attention.Tense and heart-wrenching to its last page, “The Cellist of Sarajevo” shows how life under siege creates agonizing and almost impossible choices. When the mere act of crossing the street can risk lives, the human spirit is revealed in all its fortitude – and frailty.

Books are available in print and eBook format for check out. All are welcome to join our book club for a lively discussion this month!

Tween Book Club: Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell
Thursdays @ 1 PM in July
Join us for teen book club at the Anastasia Island Library to read the book (Grades 5-7). Make new friends, have good discussions and fun. Books are provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library to the first 10 students who sign up! Sign up online or email njebbia@sjcfl.us to sign up for our book club. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell
From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series – set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites. #1 Sunday Times Bestseller Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award This is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide. Perfect for boys and girls who love fantasy adventure… Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests. Until the Warriors came… Xar is a Wizard boy who has no Magic, and will do anything to get it. Wish is a Warrior girl, but she owns a banned Magical Object, and she will do anything to conceal it. In this whirlwind adventure, Xar and Wish must forget their differences if they’re going to make it to the dungeons at Warrior Fort. Where something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring…

SSYRA Grades 3-5 Book Club: Wish by Barbara O’Conner
Thursdays @ 2 PM in July
Sign up now!!! Join us for our yearly SSYRA book club this summer at the Anastasia Island Library! Make new friends, have good discussions and fun at the pizza finale. Books are provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library to the first 12 students who sign up! Sign up online or email Ms. Colleen at cthompson@sjcfl.us.

Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. When she is sent to live with family she barely knows, it seems unlikely that her wish will ever come true. That is, until she meets Wishbone, a skinny stray dog who captures her heart, and Howard, a neighbor boy proves surprising in lots of way. Suddenly, Charlie is in serious danger of discovering that what she thought she wanted may not be at all what she needs.

Teen Book Club: The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Thursdays @ 3 PM in July
Join us for teen book club at the Anastasia Island Library to read the book (Grades 7-10). Make new friends, have good discussions and fun. Books are provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library to the first 10 students who sign up! Sign up online or email njebbia@sjcfl.us to sign up for our book club. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But, it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie.

Adult Book Club: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Thursday, July 12 @ 6:45 PM
Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads to the colours of the houses to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principal is playing by the rules.
Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter, Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
Books are available in print and eBook format for check out. All are welcome to join our book club for a lively discussion this month

For all of the summer Book Club dates and times, visit our event calendar.

Location
Anastasia Island Branch

124 Seagrove Main St.
St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080