Anastasia Island Branch
Wednesday, March 5 @ 3:30pm
On New Year's Eve, 1940, a twin-engine Wellington bomber, a veteran of 14 combat missions over enemy territory in Europe, was on a training mission out of Lossiemouth, Scotland, when it lost power in one of its engines. The pilot spotted a large waterway below and ditched the plane at Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. Decades later, following several years of deepwater remote sensing investigations, the bomber was raised in September 1985. This free program will trace the history of the British aircraft and its missions, tell about the sunken aircraft's recovery and restoration, and interpret the airplane's discovery in the context of the search for the legendary "Nessie". Presented by Joseph W. Zarzynski, RPA (Register of Professional Archaeologists), an underwater archaeologist who was part of the recovery operation.
Tuesday, March 4 @ 5:30pm
Each month we show a different film for our club. All adults are welcome. Please call for the name of this month's film, call the library at 209-3730.
Thursday, March 6 @ 6pm
Give your feet a treat by experiencing Raindrop Therapy. Inspired by the Lakota Indians, Raindrop Therapy uses therapeutic oils for balancing and rejuvenating the mind and body. When properly applied to the neck, back and feet, these essential oils can bring about electrical alignment and help relieve a variety of discomforts caused by imbalances in the body. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.
Friday, March 7 @ 3:30pm
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.
Wednesday, March 12 @ 10:30am
Bring in your little ones to meet some of our local heroes, members of the U.S. Coast Guard. They will explain what they do and teach us about water safety. There will be a craft and a meet-and-greet and everyone will have a chance to meet a local superhero and ask questions.
Thursday, March 13 @ 10am - 8pm
Friday, March 14 @ 10am - 6pm
Saturday, March 15 @ 10am - 5pm
Do you love books and suffer from an overwhelming desire to read as often as possible? Fulfill your desire and support your local library at the same time. Visit us this weekend and pick out a book or two or twenty. On Saturday only, prices will be reduced by 50% and you can even fill a grocery sack with dollar books for seven dollars.
Wednesday, March 19 @ 10:30am
Bring in your little ones to meet some of our local heroes, members of the local St. Johns County Fire-Rescue. They will explain what they do and teach us some about safety. There will be a craft a meet-and-greet and everyone will have a chance to meet their local superhero and ask questions. After, you can stay to tour the ambulance.
Wednesday, March 19 & March 26 @ 2:30pm
Create beautiful paper mache birdhouses in this two-part craft. In the first week, kids choose a form for their birdhouse and create their design using paper mache. Kids can leave their houses at the library to dry over the week. During the second part, kids will paint and decorate their birdhouses. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Registration is required, as space is limited. Call the library at 209-3730 to register.
Thursday, March 20 @ 6:45pm
Join us in this month's book club by reading Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera. As her beloved grandfather, chief of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, struggles to lead in difficult times and to find a male successor, young Kahu is developing a mysterious relationship with whales, particularly the ancient bull whale whose legendary rider was their ancestor. Reserve it.
Friday, March 21 @ 1pm
There's no school, so come into the library to enjoy some pizza, a movie and create some uniquely bad art. Teens (ages 12-17) will be able to choose which movie they want to see: Goonies, Clueless, or Better off Dead all while eating some delicious Dominos Pizza. We'll also have an assortment of art projects here for the teens to create their own bad art. This is a free program, sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.
Saturday, March 22 @ 2pm
Don't miss this opportunity to win adult popular fiction and non-fiction books while having fun playing Bingo for free. All materials will be supplied by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library and everyone will go home with at least one free book. Mark your calendars for this fun opportunity to win books and make new friends.
Tuesday, March 25 @ 6pm
Are you stressed out? In this free presentation, you will learn to identify your physical and psychological signs of stress and to recognize your stressors. The benefits of relaxation will be discussed and various methods of relaxation taught: Deep Breathing, Body, Scan, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, and Visual Imagery. You will leave this presentation with the tools necessary to combat stress. Presented by Isobel McGrath, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL), Certified Addiction Professional (FL), Certified Hypnotherapist and Life Coach with over 18 years of experience. For more information about this program visit www.mindunltd.com or call 436-5576.
Wednesday, March 26 @ 2:30pm
Create beautiful paper mache birdhouses in this two-part craft. Paint and decorate the birdhouses during the second part of this craft. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Registration is required, as space is limited. Call the library at 209-3730 to register.
Tuesdays, March 4, 25 @ 10am - 2pm
Thursdays, March 6, 20, 27 @ 10am - 2pm
The AARP Tax-Aide program offers free, one-on-one counseling to help individuals prepare basic tax forms, including the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, and other standard schedules. Counseling is available to all low-to-middle income taxpayers, regardless of age. No advance registration is needed, people will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Individuals must bring a photo ID, last year's tax return, and all relevant tax information with them.
Saturday, March 29 @ 2pm
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants' Cathy and Marilyn help you discover the beauty of spring flowers and teach you how to turn them into beautiful arrangements. If you wish, buy raffle tickets from the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library to win the arrangements the Sisterhood creates. Proceeds from the raffle help to sponsor this event. Doors will open promptly at 1:30pm for this event. Light refreshments are generously provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library.
Baby/Toddler Time: Wednesdays @ 10:15am
Little Ones Craft Time: Wednesdays @ 10:45am
Preschool Storytime Wednesdays @ 11:05am
Storytimes are every Wednesday through April 30. Baby & Toddler storytimes are for children up to 18 months. Craft time is open to all children and focuses on 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. To ensure everyone is able to enjoy quality storytimes, we have a maximum capacity of 50. For more information on storytimes at other branches, please click here.
Second 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.
Tues., Thurs. 10am - 8pm
Wed., Fri. 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday & Monday : Closed
Mikki Sampo, Branch Manager
Ms. Nicole, Youth Services
Telephone: (904) 209-3730
Fax: (904) 209-3735
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124 Seagrove Main St.
St Augustine, FL 32080
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Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library
President: Susan Flynn
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