Anastasia Island Branch

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.


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.


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.


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.



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 information about the program contact Julie at 471-5579 or email  Please, do not bring your dog to the class.



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

Mr. Flagler's St. AugustineTuesday, 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.


St. Johns Reads Event: 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 Anastasia Island Branch Library while you watch.


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 the library at 209-3730 for movie title. Light snacks are provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.


St. Johns County Reads: Florida Fixins 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 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.


St. Johns Reads Event: Finding Henry Flagler

Last Train to ParadiseTuesday, 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.


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