Anastasia Island Branch

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.   

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 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, January 8 @ 6:30 pm
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.

 

SSYRA Summer Book ClubSSYRA Summer Book Club: Anastasia Island
Thursday: July 31 @ 1pm - 1:45pm

Kids entering grades 3-5 can sign up for our SSYRA Summer Book Club. This summer, Ms. Nicole will be reading The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors. Call 209-3730 or come into the branch to reserve your spot in one or both of our clubs. Space is limited and going fast. We provide the book. The SSYRA Book Club is sponsored by RB Hunt Elementary and the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

SSYRA Summer Book ClubSSYRA Summer Book Club: Anastasia Island
Thursday: 31 @ 1:45pm —2:30pm
Kids entering grades 3-5 can sign up for our SSYRA Summer Book Club. This summer RB Hunt Principal, Amanda Garman, will be reading Stranded by Jeff Probst. Call 209-3730 or come into the branch to reserve your spot in one or both of our clubs. We provide the books. Space is limited and going fast. The SSYRA Book Club is sponsored by RB Hunt Elementary and the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

Children's Summer Film FestivalChildren's Summer Film Festival: Bartram Trail
Tuesdays in July @ 3pm
Is it too hot to be outside? Then come on in and watch a movie on our big screen. Each week we'll be showing a movie with a G or PG rating, so it's fun for the whole family. Please call the Bartram Trail Branch Library at 827-6960 for movie titles and ratings. We'll provide the snacks; bring your own drinks. 

 

moviesFamily Film Series: Main
Wednesday, July 30 @ 2pm
Main Library is hosting a summer Family Film Series every Wednesday through August 1 in the large meeting room. Bring the kids and enjoy free organic popcorn, courtesy of Diane's Natural Foods. In today's film, Flint, Steve and the gang are back, battling menacing food/animal hybrids. Can Chester help or is Flint's idol too good to be true? Rated PG.

Magic HatSummer Reading Event: Magician Mark Alan
Southeast
Wednesday, July 30 @ 2pm

Prepare to by mystified by the magic, humor, and more from the Library's favorite magician, Mark Alan. Plus, turn in your summer reading logs for some fabulous prizes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

 

Where the wild things areSummer Reading Event: Where the Wild Things Are
Anastasia Island
Wednesday, July 30 @ 2:30pm

Help us celebrate the end of Summer Reading with the ever popular, Wild Thing from Where the Wild Things Are. We'll be making some wild crafts and mini jungles with the Garden Club of St. Augustine, while eating some snacks. Be sure to bring your cameras. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library and Garden Club of St. Augustine.

 

gamingSummer Gaming: Main
Wednesday, July 30 @ 3:30pm
Hey kids, beat the heat this summer by challenging your friends in our game room.  Wednesdays from 3:30-5pm, you can try out games on our Xbox, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, and Wii consoles. Gaming sessions begin as soon as the Family Film ends.

 

Summer Reading Event: Meet Your Local Super Heroes
Bartram Trail
Thursday, July 31 @ 10am

fire truckCome and meet our local Super Heroes. The men and women of the Switzerland Fire House will bring the fire fighting trucks and an ambulance for you to explore. They will also teach us lots of way to be safe in our homes and neighborhoods.

Bartram Trail’s FLYP Programs take place at 10am and are held at the Family Activities Building (FAB) at Switzerland Community Church located at 2179 State Road 13. Children of all ages may attend; please be aware, however, that FLYP Programs are designed for the school-age child. Strollers and street shoes will not be permitted in the building. Contact the library at 827-6960 for additional information. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

 

yogaYoga for Kids: Southeast
Thursday, July 31 @ 11am

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family.  It is recommended that you wear loose clothing and bring your own water bottle.

 

art kidArt Lab: Southeast
Thursday, July 31 @ 2pm

Get crafty and creative with some out-of-the-box art. Experiment with different tools and mediums as you learn about different cultures and artists. This series is appropriate for kids of all ages. Although plastic aprons are supplied, please wear clothing that you feel comfortable painting in. This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

Summer Reading Event: Ice Cream Party
ice creamMain
Thursday, July 31 @ 3pm

It's the last episode of this year's Florida Library Youth Program. Help us close out a great summer with one of the most amazing scientific creations ever: Ice Cream. Create your own science experiment by mixing and matching a variety of toppings. All are welcome and the fun lasts until the last scoop is gone.

 

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Summer Reading Event: Ice Cream Party
Ponte Vedra
Thursday, July 31 @ 3:30pm

All our summer reading participants are invited to join us for our celebratory Ice Cream Party and to wear your pajamas, if you wish. St. Augustine's Jane Quackenbush, author of The Rocket Ship Bed Trip, will be our special guest with a story about how you can dream your way around the solar system. Copies of the book will be on sale with proceeds benefitting the library. Join us for ice cream, an out-of-this-world story, crafts, and more. Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring our entire summer reading program.

 

mark alanChildren's Magic Shows Performed by Teens
Ponte Vedra
Friday, August 1 @ 10:15am & 11:15am
(repeat performance)

Magician Mark Alan and Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library teen volunteers are prepared to dazzle children of all ages with their magic. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, these teens have attended weekly workshops with Magician Mark Alan to learn magic and they are eager to share with you. Join us and prepare to be amazed by our talented teens.

 

Kids LEGO Brick ClubKids LEGO Brick Club: Anastasia Island
Friday, August 1 @ 3pm
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.

 

 

girly girl parteasPrincess Party and School Supply Drive: Main
Saturday, August 2 @ 10am
Come meet the princesses from Girly Girl Parteas and join them for a school supply drive party to benefit Tools 4 Schools and the St. Johns County Education Foundation. Bring a donation for the school supply drive and meet our Snow Sisters and their princess friends. Visit here to learn more.

 

Knit WitsKnit Wits Knitting Club for Kids & Teens
Anastasia Island
Saturday, August 2 @ 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.

 

Science Saturday: Hastings
Saturday, August 2 @ 1pm

Get ready to put on your goggles and spark a reactionexplore the world of science. Learn about weird and wonderful animals, the planets, and the scientific method. We'll make giant smoke rings, "elephant's toothpaste," and more.

 

writingYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Tuesday, August 5 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

Old Fashion Movie CameraAnastasia Island Movie Club
Tuesday, August 5 @ 5:30pm
(PG) This month's movie takes us to the Middle East. An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.

 

LegosFamily Movie: Southeast
Wednesday, August 6 @ 2pm

Kids going crazy at home? Come join us for fun and snacks as we watch an ordinary Lego construction worker recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyranny from gluing the universe into eternal stasis. This movie is rated PG and is great for the whole family.

 

moviesFamily Film Series: Main
Wednesday August 6 @ 2pm
In today's feature film, the toys find themselves trapped in a daycare and enlist a whole new gang of friends to help them escape. Bring a friend and beat the heat with this fun family film. Free popcorn while it lasts. This program and more brought to you by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.

 

Nature DetectivesNature Detective Workshops for Kids: Bats
Anastasia Island
Wednesday, August 6 @ 2:30pm & 3:30pm (repeated show)
Children (ages 6 - 12) are invited to become Nature Detectives at our hands-on workshops where we'll learn all about bats and how these pollinators relate to gardening. Every child will receive free gardening goodies, including Nature Detective notebooks, and enjoy learning all about our wonderful Florida bats and why they are so valuable and not so scary. These workshops are designed by the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants, sponsored by the Garden Club of St. Augustine and the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Space is limited.  Call the library at 209-3730 to register.

 

yogaYoga for Kids: Southeast
Thursday, August 7 @ 11am

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family.  It is recommended that you wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat.

 

mark alanSTAND Against Bullying with Magician Mark Alan
Ponte Vedra
Thursday, August 7 @ 3:30pm

Magician Mark Alan presents a serious topic in a fun manner using comedy, magic, ventriloquism, musical routines, and lots of interaction to help give kids the tools they need to take a stand against bullying. This 45-minute program is intended for elementary-age children, but is fun for all. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and made possible at all St. Johns County branch libraries by the Barbara A. Kay Foundation Grant. Everyone is welcome.

 

writingYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Thursday, August 7 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

moviesFamily Film Series: Main
Thursday, August 7 @ 4pm
Join us for another fun family film. In today's feature, the first day of school ends in disaster and dad has to go on an epic journey to rescue his son. Popcorn will be served while supplies last. The Family Film Series is sponsored by The Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

 

Kids in WaterFun in the Sun Back to School Party: Southeast
Friday, August 8 @ 2pm

Celebrate the end of summer and the return to school with an epic Fun in the Sun party! Warning: you will get wet. Take part in our school supply drive and provide supplies for local kids in need.

 

Blue Ornament & TinselFamily Movie: Southeast
Tuesday, August 12 @ 2pm

Kids going crazy at home? Join us for snacks and fun as we watch fearless optimist Anna team up with Kristoff in an epic journey, along with a hilarious snowman named Olaf, in a race to find Anna's sister, Elsa. Based on Hans Christian Andersen's Snow Queen.

 

writingYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Tuesday, August 12 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

magician mark alanSTAND Against Bullying with Magician Mark Alan
Main
Tuesday, August 12 @ 6pm
STAND Against Bullying is a 45-minute program focusing on a serious topic in a fun manner. Using comedy, magic, ventriloquism, musical routines, and lots of audience interaction, Mark helps give kids the tools they need to take a STAND against bullying. This program was made possible at all SJCPLS branch libraries by the Barbara A. Kay Foundation Grant.

 

Kids LEGO Brick ClubKids LEGO Brick Club: Anastasia Island
Wednesday, August 13 @ 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.

 

 

Kids LEGO ClubKids (Grades K-5) LEGO Club: Bartram Trail
Wednesday, August 13 @ 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.

 

teen chess clubChess Club for Kids, Tweens & Teens: Bartram Trail
Wednesday, August 13 @ 4:30pm

Check or Checkmate? Do you play chess or are you interested in learning? Wonder what the terms pins, ranks, and skittles mean? If you would like to be part of a chess club, we have the right one for you.

 

gamingSummer Gaming Event: Main
Thursday, August 14 @ 3pm
Beat the heat with summer gaming at Main Library. Test your skills with your friends on our Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, and Playstation 3 video game stations. Everyone gets a turn to play so bring a friend and play from 3pm - 5pm. Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.

 

writingYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Thursday, August 14 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

Family Movie EventFamily Movie with The Muppets: Anastasia Island
Friday, August 15 @ 3pm

(PG) While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into a European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick. Light snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.

 

Knit WitsKnit Wits Knitting Club for Kids & Teens: Anastasia Island
Saturday, August 16 @ 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.

 

 

childrenFree Nemours BrightStart Screenings for Ages 3 -5
Ponte Vedra
Tuesday, August 19
from 10am - 12:30pm

Children ages 3-5 are invited to receive a free, 10-minute Early Literacy Screening at the library, courtesy of Nemours BrightStart. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis by a Nemours representative. Utilize this free screening to find out where your child's literacy strengths lie, and what you can do to help them improve in any other areas before they start school.

 

writingYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Tuesday, August 19 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

Bedtime StorytimeBedtime Storytime: Southeast
Tuesday, August 19 @ 6:30pm

Wear your PJs to this special session of our regular storytime where we do storytime backwards, starting with a craft. We're celebrating going back to school. This is a family program that is suitable for all young children.

 

LegoLEGO Club for Tweens: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, August 20 @ 4pm

Tweens in 4th-7th grades (ages 9 - 13) are invited to the library for an afternoon of building with Legos and hanging out. No registration is necessary and it's free. Thanks to our Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for providing the Legos for this very special program just for Tweens, including our pink Legos. Tween girl Lego lovers, we want you to join our club, too.

 

writingYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Thursday, August 21 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

monarch butterflyMain-iac Science Labs: Metamorphosis
Main
Thursday, August 21 @ 4pm
Main-iac Science Labs presents resident Monarch Butterfly expert, Sara Fenwick, as she helps children explore the wonder of Monarch metamorphosis. Learn how they transfom from egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly. Sponsored by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

 

 

writingYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Tuesday, August 26 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

InsectsKids All About Bugs Science Event: Anastasia Island
Wednesday, August 27 @ 2:45pm

Kids can come into the library to learn all about bugs. We will have a number of buggy stations where kids can learn about insects and even a mosquito feeding area. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library.

 

 

Family Board Game NightFamily Game Time: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, August 27 from 3pm - 6pm

Every 4th Wednesday of the month, the whole family is invited to the library to play board games. 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, and Apples to Apples Disney Edition) are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

teen gamersAfter School Gaming: Main
Thursday, August 28 @ 3pm
School is back in session and so is after school gaming. Every second and third Thursday of the month you can challenge your friends on our Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, and Playstation 3 gaming systems. Everyone gets a turn so come play from 3pm - 5pm. Sponsored by The Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

 

writingYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Thursday, August 28 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

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