Anastasia Island Branch

Banned Books Week: Teen/Adult Upcycling Craft

banned book weekThursday, September 24 @ 4pm

Celebrate Banned Books Week with this fun upcycling craft. Have old magazines piling up and taking up space? Learn how to repurpose them in an Eco-friendly way! With extra magazines and a little time, you can turn them into a decorative bowls for your home. All materials provided courtesy of the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.


Anastasia Island Book Club

All the Light We Cannot SeeThursday, November 12 @ 6:45pm

Shifting among multiple viewpoints but focusing mostly on blind French teenager Marie-Laure and Werner, a brilliant German soldier just a few years older than she, this novel has the physical and emotional heft of a masterpiece. The main protagonists are brave, sensitive, and intellectually curious, and in another time they might have been a couple. But they are on opposite sides of the horrors of World War II, and their fates ultimately collide in connection with the radio-a means of resistance for the Allies and just one more avenue of annihilation for the Nazis. Reserve it!


Anastasia Island Book Club - Orphan Train

Orphan Train

Thursday, October 8 @ 6:45pm 

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to 'aging out' of the foster care system. A community service position, helping an elderly woman clean out her home, is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse ... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren't as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant, orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance. Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life--answers that will ultimately free them both. Reserve it!


Anastasia Island Book Club - The Invention of Wings

Invention of Wings

Thursday, September 10 @ 6:45pm 

The story follows Hetty 'Handful' Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. The Invention of Wings follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), author Sue Monk Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined. Reserve it!


Passage Meditation

Intro to Passage MediationThursday, November 12 @ 5pm

Learn to meditate in the style of Eknath Easwaran. It is a traditional style which has been skillfully put into western terms. It uses western examples making it more understandable and easier to put into practice. People from all traditions are welcome. There is no charge for participation. For more information or to let us know you might be coming please contact Sarah Miller at or 904-392-7823.


Island Yoga with Marlene

yogaThursday, October 1 @ 11am

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Registration and experience are not required. Wear some comfortable clothing and bring a mat, but, if you don’t have one, towels are fine to use. This class is free and open to the public.


Read to Rover

CharlieFriday, September 30 @ 3:30pm

Beginning readers are invited to practice their reading skills when they read to a real therapy dog! Don't forget to bring your Read to Rover Frequent Reader Card.


Kids LEGO Brick & Coding Club

LEGO Coding ClubFriday, November 13 @ 3:30pm

Come into the library to play with over 60 pounds of LEGO bricks and pieces. Want to do even more building, but a different kind? Kids and tweens can come into the library to learn with us during our Hour of Code! We will have some iPads for kids to share, or bring in your own tablet. There is no registration or fee for this program.


Home Buyers Workshop

Home Buyers WorkshopTuesday, November 10 @ 6:30pm - CANCELLED

This FREE presentation will provide insights into the financing, offer to contract, inspection, insurance, and closing process of buying a house. The intent is to equip you with relevant information to streamline and remove stress from buying your home; while ensuring you are obtaining the best home value. Presented by the Saint Johns Real Estate Network Group.


Writer's Workshop: Healing Words, Healing Hearts

Domestic Violence: Writers WorkshopSaturday, September 5 @ 2pm

Join authors, Lauren Makarov and Katelin Maloney, to learn how to express your feelings and find your voice through writing poetry and short stories. Lauren is the author of Reflecting on Domestic Violence. She has counseled domestic violence survivors and used poetry in therapy. Katelin is the author of the novel Drowning and blogs about domestic violence issues. Although both authors are domestic violence advocates, the focus is healing through words and this workshop is meant for everyone. No writing experience is necessary. Please email Katelin at or call Lauren at 305-8051 to RSVP for this free workshop or for more information.


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