Anastasia Island Branch

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.


New Disney DVD Release Family Movie Event

Disney Family MovieFriday, February 13 @ 3:30pm

(PG) Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title. Light snacks will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.



St. Johns Reads Event: Book Club Dessert & Book Discussion

Last Train to ParadiseThursday, February 12 @ 6:45pm

Last Train to Paradise is acclaimed novelist Les Standiford’s fast-paced and gripping true account of the extraordinary construction, and spectacular demise, of the Key West Railroad—one of the greatest engineering feats ever undertaken, destroyed in one fell swoop by the Labor Day hurricane of 1935. Join us for a lively discussion of the book, along with a dessert assortment and refreshments.


Dogmanship with Dream Dogz

Dream DogzSaturday, February 7 @ 2pm
Be A Pack Leader Dog Walking Club will host a canine education program with special guests, Victoria and Richard Warfel from Dream Dogz Training Center in Gainesville, Florida. They utilize Pressure, Release, and Reward which allows the dog to learn what is being taught and forms a solid bond between dog and owner. Similar to Horsemanship, Dream Dogz puts the dog first, then the person, and works together towards a common goal which they call Dogmanship. For information about the program contact Julie at 904-471-5579 or email Please, do not bring your dog to the class.


Kids LEGO Brick Club

Kids LEGO Brick ClubWednesday, February 18 @ 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.


Zentangle: Relax & Draw for Kids and Teens

ZentangleWednesday, February 11 @ 2:30pm

Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing a structured pattern. If you can draw a "stick man," you can draw Zentangle. It increases focus and creativity, and provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. Everyone can learn and benefit from the practice of Zentangle because, "Anything is possible one stroke at a time." - Zentangle, Inc. This introductory class is free and open to kids and teens in 4th-12th grade.


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