Anastasia Island Branch

Gentle Stretching with Gina

Gentle StretchingFriday, August 29 @ 10:30am
This free class emphasizes stretching, coordination of breath with movement, and attention to alignment and is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility. Stretching is great for those who are experiencing joint sensitivity, or overall stiffness. Wear loose clothing, bring a towel & mat. Presented by yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.

 

Storytimes @ Island Java Mama

Library Storytimes
Baby Time: Tuesdays @ 9:15am
Spanish Story Time: Fridays @ 9:15am

Join us at Island Mama Java for our very special baby and Spanish storytimes. Ms. Nicole is there with books, songs, rhymes, and fun activities for babies and their caretakers.

 

Anastasia Island Movie Club

Old Fashion Movie CameraTuesday, September 2 @ 5:30pm

(PG13) This month's selection is about a man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease. He faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.

 

Storytimes @ Anastasia Island Library

AI StorytimesBaby/Toddler Time: Wednesdays @ 10:15am
Little Ones Craft Time: Wednesdays @ 10:45am
Preschool Storytime Wednesdays @ 11:05am

Storytimes resume September 3. 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. 

 

Relax with Raindrop Therapy

Raindrop TherapyThursday, September 4 @ 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.

 

Gentle Stretching with Gina

Gentle StretchingFriday, September 5 @ 10:30am

This free class emphasizes stretching, coordination of breath with movement, attention to alignment, and is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility. Stretching is great for those who are experiencing joint sensitivity, or overall stiffness. Wear loose clothing, bring a towel & mat. Presented by yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.

 

Library Card Sign-Up Month: Librarians in the Movies

National Library Card Week Movies!Saturday, September 6 @ 2pm

Join us each Saturday afternoon  for a showing of one of our favorite librarian movies featuring Noah Wyle. Flynn, an over 30 "professional student," is banned from more classes, since he already has 22 degrees. Unexpectedly hired by a mysterious library, he's soon pursuing a stolen artifact from the library, a pursuit taking him to far off lands. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.

 

Date with a Documentary

Date with a DocumentaryTuesday, September 9 @ 5:30pm

(PG13) In this inspired, genre-twisting film, Oscar-nominated writer/director, Sarah Polley, discovers that the truth depends on who's telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets behind a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.

 

STAND Against Bullying with Mark Alan

magician mark alanTuesday, September 10 @ 2:30pm

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 through a Barbara A. Kay Foundation Grant.

 

Tai-Chi: Enter the Healing Journey

Thursday, September 11 @ 10:30am

In the first part of this journey into the ancient Chinese healing exercise, you will enjoy a brief overview of Tai-Chi. In class, students will perform soft, continuous movements that will allow them to receive many positive aspects of renewed health, while developing internal stillness. Some of the benefits of Tai-Chi include: relief from muscular tension and anxiety, increased concentration and memory, enhanced sensory awareness, and improved balance. This free workshop is presented by Hector M. Ruiz, Jr., a certified instructor in Tai-Chi and Qi Gong.

 

Anastasia Island Book Club

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!

 

Kids Be Your Own Scientist: Colors

Be Your Own ScientistFriday, September 12 @ 3:30pm

Kids, ages 3-7, are invited to the library to learn about the science of colors. We will have fun stories and some hands-on activities teaching kids about colors and color mixing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library.

 

Library Card Sign-Up Month: Librarians in the Movies

National Library Card Week Movies!Saturday, September 13 @ 2pm

Join us each Saturday afternoon  for a showing of one of our favorite librarian movies featuring Noah Wyle. After retrieving the Crystal Skull in Utah, Flynn Carsen receives a map in the mail with the secret location of King Solomon's Mines. When the scroll is stolen, Judson explains the power of the Key of Solomon's book and assigns Flynn to retrieve the map. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.

 

Tai-Chi: Enter the Healing Journey

Thursday, September 18 @ 10:30am

In the remaining parts of this journey into the ancient Chinese healing exercise, you will learn and practice Tai-Chi. In class, students will perform soft, continuous movements that will allow them to receive many positive aspects of renewed health, while developing internal stillness. Some of the benefits of Tai-Chi include: relief from muscular tension and anxiety, increased concentration and memory, enhanced sensory awareness, and improved balance. This free workshop is presented by Hector M. Ruiz, Jr., a certified instructor in Tai-Chi and Qi Gong.

 

Kids LEGO Brick Club

Kids LEGO Brick ClubFriday, September 19 @ 3:30pm
It's Talk Like a Pirate Day LEGO Club. Come to the library to play with over 60 pounds of LEGO bricks and pieces. Make something Piratey and get a prize. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun - all you need to bring is your imagination. There is no registration or fee for this program.

 

Pins & Needles

Pins & NeedlesSaturday, September 20 @ 10:30am
Pins & Needles is a knitting and needlework group open to all ages, from kids through seniors. If you love to knit, crochet, or do needlework, join our group. Do you want to learn? Bring in your project and we'll help you get started. All ages and levels are welcome.

 

Library Card Sign-Up Month: Librarians in the Movies

National Library Card Week Movies!Saturday, September 20 @ 2pm

Join us each Saturday afternoon  for a showing of one of our favorite librarian movies featuring Noah Wyle. After retrieving the philosopher's stone at an auction but losing his girlfriend, The Librarian, Flynn Carsen has a breakdown. Charlene and Judson ask him to spend some time on vacation. Flynn travels to New Orleans and he has a crush on a French singer (Simone Renoir). However he discloses that she is the guardian of a key to access the Judas Chalice that is capable to resurrect vampires. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.

 

Peace Day Kids & Teen Craft Event

peace day September 24 @ 2:30pm

Kids and teens, celebrate International Peace Day by creating fabulous peace crafts. We'll make pinwheels, create beautiful chalk murals, make peace rocks, and create a zen garden space. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library.

 

Tai-Chi: Enter the Healing Journey

Thursday, September 25 @ 10:30am

In the remaining parts of this journey into the ancient Chinese healing exercise, you will learn and practice Tai-Chi. In class, students will perform soft, continuous movements that will allow them to receive many positive aspects of renewed health, while developing internal stillness. Some of the benefits of Tai-Chi include: relief from muscular tension and anxiety, increased concentration and memory, enhanced sensory awareness, and improved balance. This free workshop is presented by Hector M. Ruiz, Jr., a certified instructor in Tai-Chi and Qi Gong.

 

National Comic Book Day Teen Craft

National Comic Book DayThursday, September 25 @ 4:45pm

Teens (Ages 12-18), come to the library to make some really cool comic book-themed clocks. We'll supply the clocks, comics, and even a snack -- you supply the imagination. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library.

 

Gentle Stretching with Gina

Gentle StretchingFriday, September 26 @ 10:30am

This free class emphasizes stretching, coordination of breath with movement, and attention to alignment and is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility. Stretching is great for those who are experiencing joint sensitivity, or overall stiffness. Wear loose clothing, bring a towel & mat. Presented by yoga instructor, Gina Mercado.

 

Single Vision Animals

Single Vision TigersFriday, September 26 @ 3:30pm

Come visit with our favorite animal friends from Single Vision. You will learn how you can help protect wildlife and make a difference. Tigers are facing extinction and we need to take a stand; extinction is forever, but you can help. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

 

Library Card Sign-Up Month: Librarians in the Movies

National Library Card Week MoviesSaturday, September 27 @ 2pm

To close out our film series focusing on librarians in movies, we are featuring a homemade documentary highlighting librarians portrayed in film over the past fifty years.  The librarians at our branch hope you came in this month to sign up for a library card!

 

Spooky Treats for Kids and Tweens

Spooky TreatsWednesday, October 1 @ 2:30pm
Don't be frightened, it's only a donut! Kids and tweens will have fun creating their own scary treats.  Make some edible creepy eyeballs, chocolate bats, s'mores and more! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

Storytimes @ Island Mama Java!

Library Storytimes
Baby Time: Tuesdays @ 9:15am
Spanish Story Time: Fridays @ 9:15am

Join us at Island Mama Java for our very special baby and Spanish storytimes. Ms. Nicole is there with books, songs, rhymes, and fun activities for babies and their caretakers.

 

Storytimes @ Anastasia Island Library!

AI StorytimesBaby/Toddler Time: Wednesdays @ 10:15am
Little Ones Craft Time: Wednesdays @ 10:45am
Preschool Storytime Wednesdays @ 11:05am
Storytimes resume September 3. 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. 

 

Relax with Raindrop Therapy!

Raindrop TherapyThursday, October 2 @ 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.

 

Family Halloween Movie Event!

New MovieFriday, October 4 @ 3:30pm
(PG) Join us for this fun family film of a Walt Disney ride turned into a movie! Workaholic realtor Jim Evers, his wife/business partner Sara and their two children are summoned to a mansion. When they discover that the place is haunted, Jim discovers an important lesson about the family he's neglected as they attempt to escape. Light snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Call 209-3730 for movie title.

 

Friends of the Anastasia Island Library Book Sale

AI FOL BooksaleThursday, October 9 @ 10am - 8pm
Friday, October 10 @ 10am - 6pm
Saturday, October 11 @ 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 five dollars.

 

Kids LEGO Brick Club

Kids LEGO Brick ClubFriday, October 17 @ 3:30pm
It's Talk Like a Pirate Day LEGO Club. Come to the library to play with over 60 pounds of LEGO bricks and pieces. Make something Piratey and get a prize. 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 Be Your Own Scientist: Shadows

Be Your Own ScientistWednesday, October 22 @ 3:30pm
Kids, ages 3-7, are invited to the library to learn about shadows. We will teach the kids about shadows, have some fun Halloween themed shadow puppet shows, as well as a great hands on activity for the kids to create their own shadow puppet! Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library.

 

Halloween Teen Craft & Pizza Event

Halloween Teen CraftThursday, October 24 @ 1pm
Teens (ages 12-17) are invited to create some fun Dia de los Muertos lanterns and flowers while enjoying delicious pizza and watching a movie while enjoying a day out of school!  Please call the library for the movie choice (All choices are rated PG13). This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

Pins & Needles

Pins & NeedlesSaturday, October 25 @ 10:30am
Pins & Needles is a knitting and needlework group open to all ages, from kids through seniors. If you love to knit, crochet, or do needlework, join our group. Do you want to learn? Bring in your project and we'll help you get started. All ages and levels are welcome.

 

Halloween & Dia de Los Muertos Crafts

Day of the Dead CraftsWednesday, October 29 @ 2:30pm
Kids and teens are invited to the library to make spooky crafts for Halloween and Day of the Dead. Craft projects include lanterns, flowers, spooky ghosts and much more. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

 

Storytimes @ Anastasia Island Library

AI StorytimesBaby/Toddler Time: Wednesdays @ 10:15am
Little Ones Craft Time: Wednesdays @ 10:45am
Preschool Storytime Wednesdays @ 11:05am

Storytimes run through December 3. 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. 

 

Storytimes @ Island Mama Java

Library StorytimesBaby Time: Tuesdays @ 9:15am
Spanish Story Time: Fridays @ 9:15am

Join us at Island Mama Java for our very special baby and Spanish storytimes. Ms. Nicole is there with books, songs, rhymes, and fun activities for babies and their caretakers.

 

 

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.

 

 

Hours
Tues., Thurs. 10am - 8pm
Wed., Fri. 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday & Monday : Closed

Contact
Mikki Sampo, Branch Manager
Ms. Nicole, Youth Services
Telephone: (904) 209-3730
Fax: (904) 209-3735
Email: libai@sjcfl.us *

Location
124 Seagrove Main St.
St Augustine, FL 32080
Click here for map.

Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library
President: Susan Flynn
Email: faiblanastasia@gmail.com
  Meeting Room & Equipment Information:
Meeting rooms can be reserved. Please click here for more information.
*Under Florida law, e-mail address are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead please contact via phone or in writing.

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