Anastasia Island Branch

Fears, Phobias and Aggression in Dogs

PitbullsThursday, February 28 @ 6 pm
The Library System partners with the "Be a Pack Leader" Dog Walking Club to bring you a program that will enlighten you to the fears and phobias experienced by your dog and how you might help them overcome stress in training situations.

This program features dog trainer Silke Schroder, who has been training dogs professionally since 1988.  Her training includes agility, obedience, protection, and search and rescue.  Everyone is welcome, but we ask that you please DO NOT bring your own dog for this program.  

 

Storytimes at Anastasia Island

AI StorytimesBaby / Toddler Time: Wednesdays @ 10:15am
Little Ones Craft Time: Wednesdays @ 10:45am
Preschool Storytime Wednesdays @ 11:05am
Storytimes are every Wednesday through July 31. Baby & Toddler storytimes are aimed at children up to 18 months. Craft time is open to all children and is aimed at teaching scissor, glue and coloring skills. Preschool storytimes are open to any child who can sit for longer stories and participate in active songs. Come for songs, stories, and fun. We look forward to seeing you all!! To ensure  everyone is able to enjoy quality story times, we have a maximum capacity (first come, first served) of 55. For more information on storytimes at other branches, please click here.

 

Anastasia Island Book Club

Book ClubSecond Thursday of Each Month @ 6:45 pm
Please join us for any or all of our monthly book clubs. We will discuss a different book each month. All titles are available to borrow through your library and many are available to borrow as a library e-book! There will be no meeting in December. 

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold FryThursday, April 10 @ 6:45pm
Join us in this month's book club by reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance. Reserve it!

 

Beautiful RuinsThursday, May 8 @ 6:45pm
Join us in this month's book club by reading Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. A novel that spans fifty years. The Italian housekeeper and his long-lost American starlet; the producer who once brought them together, and his assistant. A glittering world filled with unforgettable characters. Reserve it!

 

Stolen LivesThursday, June 12 @ 6:45pm
Join us in this month's book club by reading Stolen Lives : Twenty Years in a Desert Jail by Malika Oufkir. Malika was the eldest daughter of General Oufkir, the King of Morocco's closest aide. Malika spent most of her childhood and adolescence in the court harem, surrounded by luxury and privilege. In 1972, her father was executed after an attempt to assassinate the king. Malika, her five brothers and sisters, and her mother were immediately imprisoned in a desert penal colony. After twenty years, the Oufkir children managed to dig a tunnel with their bare hands and make an audacious escape.Reserve it!

 

Juliet: a novelThursday, July 10 @ 6:45pm
Join us in this month's book club by reading Juliet: a novel by Anne Fortier. When Julie Jacobs leaves for Italy per the instructions of her late aunt's will, she never imagines that she'll be thrust into a centuries-old feud, not to mention one of the most legendary romances of all time.Reserve it!

 

The Girl You Left BehindThursday, August 14 @ 6:45pm
Join us in this month's book club by reading The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes. France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War II, Edouard's portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officers dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything--her family, her reputation, and her life--to see her husband again. Almost a century later, Sophie's portrait is given to Liv Halston by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. A chance encounter reveals the paintings true worth, and a battle begins for who its legitimate owner is--putting Livs belief in what is right to the ultimate test.Reserve it!

 

The Round HouseThursday, September 11 @ 6:45pm
Join us in this month's book club by reading The Round House by Louise Erdrich. One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed.Reserve it!

 

The Gift of RainThursday, October 16 @ 6:45pm
Join us in this month's book club by reading The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng. An epic novel nominated for the Man Booker Prize, this extraordinary debut tells the story of a young man's perilous journey through the betrayals of war and into manhood. Written in lush, evocative prose, the story spans decades as it takes readers from the final days of the Chinese emperors to the dying era of the British Empire, and through the mystical temples, bustling cities, and forbidding rain forests of Malaya.Reserve it!

 

The Gift of RainThursday, October 16 @ 6:45pm
Join us in this month's book club by reading The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng. An epic novel nominated for the Man Booker Prize, this extraordinary debut tells the story of a young man's perilous journey through the betrayals of war and into manhood. Written in lush, evocative prose, the story spans decades as it takes readers from the final days of the Chinese emperors to the dying era of the British Empire, and through the mystical temples, bustling cities, and forbidding rain forests of Malaya.Reserve it!

 

The Silent WifeThursday, November 13 @ 6:45pm
Join us in this month's book club by reading The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison. Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, this novel is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can't be made, and promises that won't be kept.Reserve it!

 

GoldfinchThursday, November 13 @ 6:45pm
Join us in this month's book club by reading Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld.Reserve it!

 

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.

 

 

Kids Events & Programs

Find storytime schedules here.


coins

Coin Club for Kids: Bartram Trail
Monday, April 21 @ 4pm

Hey kids, have you been thinking about starting a coin collection? Then you'll want to come to the "Introduction to Coin Collecting for Kids" program presented by the Greater Jacksonville Coin Club. You'll learn about the history of U.S. coins, how they are made, where the mints are located, and get to see coins like half cents, Flying Eagles, Indian Head cents, half dimes, half dollars, and many more. Registration is required, please call the library at 827-6960 to reserve your spot.

 

chimpanzeeEarth Day Nature Film: Southeast
Tuesday, April 22 @ 6pm

In honor of Earth Day, children, teens, and families are invited to view a film about an adorable baby chimp named Oscar and his entertaining approach to life in a remarkable story of family bonds and individual triumph. This film is rated G. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

Kids LEGO Brick ClubKids LEGO Brick Club: Anastasia Island
Wednesday, April 23 @ 2:30pm
Come into the library to play with over 60 pounds of LEGO bricks and pieces. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun - all you need to bring is your imagination. There is no registration or fee for this program.

 

 

Family Board Game NightFamily Game Time: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, April 23 from 3pm - 6pm

Every 4th Wednesday of the month, the whole family is invited to the library to play board games, including Monopoly, Connect Four, Candy Land, Scrabble, Chutes & Ladders, Uno, and many more. Simply use your library card, or driver's license, to check out the games. All board games - including our new ones (Trivial Pursuit Family Edition, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Don't Drop the Egg, Super Mario Brothers Checkers, and Apples to Apples Disney Edition) are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

Knit WitsKnit Wits Knitting Club for Kids & Teens: Anastasia Island
Saturday, April 26 @ 10:30am
The Knit Wits is a family affair. Kids 8-17 are welcome to learn to knit, or bring along mom so she can learn too. Learn to knit, or bring in something you’ve already started, and knit with the group. Please bring your own knitting needles, if you have them.

 

maddieRead to Rover: Southeast
Saturday, April 26 @ 11am

Who let the dogs out? Elementary students and beginning readers are invited to join our volunteer therapy dogs for a barking good time. Read your favorite stories to these clever canines and become a member of the Read to Rover Frequent Reader Club. Don't miss this great experience. Come visit with Maddie, Clifford, and Cookie. Read them one of your favorite books or one of the many doggie tales we have at the library.

 

Deltadromeus Book CoverDino-road, Fossil Explore: Hastings
Saturday, April 26 @ 1pm

Kids, spend your Saturday afternoon being a paleontologist by  digging for real fossils collected from the Peace River in Southwestern Florida. See if you can guess the type of animal the fossils came from. Also, watch a prehistoric creature-feature while decorating your own dinosaur cookies.

 

Kids LEGO  ClubKids (Grades K-5) LEGO Club: Bartram Trail
Wednesday, April 30 @ 3pm
Come into the library to play with our LEGO bricks and pieces. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun - all you need to bring is your imagination. There is no registration or fee for this program.

 

 

book fiestaEl Día de los Libros: Book Fiesta Bingo
Southeast
Wednesday, April 30 @ 3pm

Celebrate Children’s Book Day aka Día with a game of multilingual picture bingo. Win books and sweet treats from around the world. This is a family program for children of all ages.

 

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