Anastasia Island Branch
June 16-August 3
Starting June 10, Reading Logs and will be available for pickup. All children are invited to participate in our summer reading program which includes books and other prizes for reading. We will have weekly performances from magician Mark Alan, LB Reptile Experience, Saltwater Cowgirls, and much more. All performances, the character visits, craft programs, and the book prizes are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.
Friday, July 19 @ 2 pm & again @ 3pm (repeat workshop)
Children ages 6-12 are invited to become Nature Detectives and learn all about lizards and how these pollinators relate to gardening at these hands-on workshops. Every child will receive free gardening goodies, including Nature Detective notebooks, and have fun learning all about our wonderful Florida lizards and how spot to them. These workshops are designed by the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants, presented by the Garden Circles, and sponsored by the Garden Club of St. Augustine and the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library. Call 209-3730 for more information.
Wednesday, July 17 @ 2:30pm (one show only)
Everyone is invited to join us for a fun Viva Florida 500 event. The “Spice Girls”, CayANNE and Pepper (Ms. Anne and Ms. Amy from our Ponte Vedra Branch), will be here for an interactive program in our Ol’ Florida Kitchen as we “Dig In” to stories, songs, and more. Audience participation is guaranteed to get the kids involved. To ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the program, there will be 95 tickets available 1 hour before the show. Children of all ages may attend; please be aware, however, that Summer Reading Programs are geared toward the school-age child.
Tuesday, July 9 @ 6 pm
A four-part program dedicated to bringing out the best in your play, screenplay or short story. Fellow writers and participants will help you develop your work by reading aloud and providing feedback.
The program will run the second Tuesday of the month for three months, always beginning at 6 pm: July 9th, August 13th and September 10th.
If you have an original work you would like the Writers' Theater to read aloud, contact Jennifer Latka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, July 31 @ 2:30pm
Come in to help us celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Program with the uber popular, Pete the Cat. We'll be making some totally groovy crafts while eating some cool Pete snacks. Be sure to bring your cameras. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.
Thursday, July 25 @ 3pm
Teens (Ages 12+) are invited to the library to make sand candles. You can make your own design since we'll be using sand. We will supply the materials, you just need to supply the imagination. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.
Tuesday, July 2 @ 5:30pm
This month, we are showing a classic film from 1960 starring Burt Lancaster and Shirley Jones. Lancaster and Jones won Academy awards for their performances in Sinclair Lewis' tale of a traveling salesman who becomes a preacher. For more information or the name of the film, call 209-3730 or email Harold George at email@example.com.
Thursday, July 11 @ 6:45pm
A fierce competition is underway, a duel between two young circus magicians who have been trained since childhood for this purpose. This is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. All are welcome to join the discussion. Reserve it.
Thursday, July 11 @ 3pm
Teens (Ages 12+), are invited to come to the library to make altered CDs. What?! You'll be able to make cool decorations for your room or even suncatchers out of old recycled CDs. We'll supply all the materials, you just need to show up and use your imagnination to create some original designs. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.
Wednesday, July 24 @ 2:30pm & 3:30pm
Prepared to be amazed by the magic of Mark Alan. Mark will amaze you with his Florida-themed magic for this special Viva Florida 500 program. To ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the program, there will be 95 tickets available 1 hour before each show. Children of all ages may attend; please be aware, however, that the Summer Reading Programs are geared toward the school-age child. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.