Anastasia Island Branch

Play with Snow @ the Library

snow playWednesday, January 28 @ 2:30pm

Did you know there are different types of snow?! Have you ever played in snow? Kids (Ages 4-11) can come into the library to learn a little about snow and then play with some of our own homemade snow. We will have glittery, slushy snow, fun moldable snow, and more.

 

 

Island Yoga with Marlene

stretchingThursdays in January @ 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.

 

Kids LEGO Brick Club

Kids LEGO Brick ClubFriday, January 30 @ 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.

 

Anastasia Island Movie Club

movie clubTuesday, February 3 @ 5:30pm

We have a new selection for you the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, or the name of this month's film, call the library at 209-3730.

 

 

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 April 29.
 
Baby & Toddler storytimes are for children up to 18 months of age. 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, counting and colors in Spanish. Come for songs, stories, and fun. Baby/Spanish storytime consists of lap-sit rhymes, songs, and stories in both English and Spanish. We look forward to seeing you. 

 

Relax with Raindrop Therapy

Raindrop TherapyThursday, February 5 @ 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.

 

Baby/Spanish Storytimes in February

Spanish StorytimesFridays @ 10:15am in the Childrens Department

Join us every Friday for a fun Spanish/English storytime in the Children's Department. We will have lapsits for babies, rhymes, stories, music, and more. This storytime is conducted in both English and Spanish and is geared toward children and parents learning Spanish, but all are welcome. Bienveniedos a todos!

 

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 anderpark@msn.com. Please, do not bring your dog to the class.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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: 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Author Book Club: Les Standiford

Author Book ClubFriday, February  20 @ 2pm

Come join us for our Author Book Club. This month's author is Les Standiford. Read any book by Les Standiford and come in ready to discuss that book with the group. What are your favorite things about this author? Why do you follow this author? Do you have an author you'd like us to discuss? Come in and take part in our newest group. Author will not be present, this is simply a discussion group.

 

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.

 

Shimmy Chic Fitness - CANCELLED

Shimmy ChicSaturday, February 21 @ 10:30am

Our apologies, but the Shimmy Chic Fitness class has been cancelled.  Please check our calendar for this event in the future. Shimmy Chic Fitness is a fun and energetic workout program based on the ancient art of bellydance – but with a modern twist. The class provides both calorie-burning cardio and muscle-toning moves, along with increased flexibility and grace. Join certified instructor Liz Rizzolo for a free introductory class. For more information, please call St. Augustine Bellydance at 806-7857.


Aromatherapy 101

Healthy LivingSaturday, February 21 @ 2pm

Do you feel tired? Do you hurt most of the time? Does it sometimes feel like your health problems control you? Find the energy to do the things that matter to you, and put the life back in your life. Join us to learn how essential oils can make an impact on your health, and help you feel more positive about life. This aromatic, uplifting program will cover using essential oils in new ways and audience members will have an opportunity to experience the aromas of therapeutic essential oils.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Kids Event: Indigenous Crafts

Kids & Tween Crafting EventWednesday, February 25 @ 2:30pm

Kids and tweens can come into the library to create some crafts that trace their roots back to the Aborigines and Native Americans. There will be painting, weaving, and lots of imagination needed for this free program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

Animal Training with The Science of Behavior

Dog ProgramThursday, February 26 @ 5pm

Be A Pack Leader Dog Walking Club will host a canine education program with special guest, Professional Animal Behaviorist, Courtney Keppen, from Pro Pet Train. Courtney believes in training pet owners to train and communicate with their pets through the science of behavior: positive reinforcement and empowering the animal to make their own correct decisions. There will also be a training demonstration with Bandito the African Grey Parrot. For information about the program contact Julie at 471-5579 or email anderpark@msn.com.  Please, do not bring your dog to the class.

 

 

Baby/Spanish Storytimes in February

Spanish StorytimesFridays @ 10:15am in the Childrens Department

Join us every Friday in December for a fun Spanish/English storytime in the Children's Department. We will have lapsits for babies, rhymes, stories, music, and more. This storytime is conducted in both English and Spanish and is geared towards children and parents learning Spanish, but all are welcome. Bienveniedos a todos!

 

Memory Enhancement Presentation

Memory EnhancementFriday, February 27 @ 11am

In this free presentation from the Council on Aging, you will learn: information about aging, simple strategies to give your brain a boost, and research-based tips & techniques for improved brain and body function. For more information, please call Michele Sanchez at 729-9535.

 

 

AARP Tax Assistance

tax helpTuesdays, February 3, 10 @ 10am - 2pm
Thursdays,  February 5, 12, 26 @ 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.

 

Friends of the Anastasia Island Library Spring Book Sale

AI FOL BooksaleThursday, March 5 @ 10am - 8pm
Friday, March 6 @ 10am - 6pm
Saturday, March 7 @ 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. Approximately 10,000 books/items will be available. On Saturday only, prices will be reduced by 50% and you can even fill a grocery sack with dollar books for $5 (doesn't include specially priced items).

 

Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants Presents: Spring Flowers

sisterhoodSaturday, March 14 @ 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.

 

You and Your Best “Four Legged” Friend

Best FriendsSaturday, March 28 @ 2pm
Our special guest will be Silke Royer from My Pet Camp located in St. Augustine, Florida. Silke will discuss how to create a healthy and well-balanced relationship with your dog. From good communication skills to fun games and activities you can share with your dog, She will also share some insights on creating a positive environment for your dog to ensure he/she will fit in well within our human social structure.  This program is open to the public.  Please No Dogs. For more information about Silke and My Pet Camp visit: www.mypetcamp.com For more information about the program contact Julie at: (904) 471-5579 

Storytimes @ Anastasia Island Library

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

Storytimes will run through April 29.
 
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, counting and colors in Spanish. Come for songs, stories, and fun. Baby/Spanish storytime consists of lap-sit rhymes, songs, and stories in both English and Spanish. We look forward to seeing you. 

 

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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