Anastasia Island Branch
Saturday, 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.
Friday, 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.
Thursday, 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 information about the program contact Julie at 471-5579 or email email@example.com. Please, do not bring your dog to the class.
Tuesday, 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 Anastasia Island Branch Library.
Saturday, 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 Anastasia Island Branch Library while you watch.
Friday, 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 the library at 209-3730 for movie title. Light snacks are provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.
Thursday, 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 finishes 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 Anastasia Island Branch Library.
Tuesday, February 17 @ 2pm
Henry Morrison Flagler had a major impact on St. Augustine. In fact, 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.
Friday, 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 the library at 209-3730 for movie title. Light snacks will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.
Thursday, 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.