It’s a Roald Dahl Summer @ the Library!

Roald Dahl’s Enormous Crocodile Animal Show: Wednesday, June 13 @ 2:30 & again 3:30 PM
Roald Dahl is known for his clever use of animals in many of his books. Come into the Library to experience a thrilling journey of discovery using animals from around the world – some directly from Dahl’s books! Mike Rossi will be using instruments to make a fun and interesting program about animals for children. Children may be called upon to be part of the show by holding select animals, participating in group and individual activities and acting small bits. Costume pieces and props will be used. Mike Rossi has been educating/entertaining children of north Florida and southern Georgia since 2002. Children and adults will be delighted and perhaps enlightened about the wonders of our animal kingdom.

Family Movie: James and the Giant Peach: Wednesday, June 20 @ 2:30 PM

Celebrate a Roald Dahl summer with us by bringing in the family to see this classic, James and the Giant Peach (PG). James is an orphan, who lives with his two cruel aunts and befriends anthropomorphic bugs who live inside a giant peach. The group embark on a journey to New York City inside the peach! Light snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Do Dad’s Marvelous Science Lab: Wednesday, June 27 @ 3 PM
Roald Dahl has inspired creation and wonder in his books: Matilda, George’s Marvelous Medicine, The Witches, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Professor DoDad will bring that same fun and wonder to learning science principles for an entertaining and educational show at the library. Kids will enjoy breaking down science by using Observe, Analyze, & Deduce! Some of the exciting experiments kids will experience are the “The Cotton Candy Vortex Rings”, “TP Shooter”, “The One Breath Bag”, and “The Incredible Growing and Shrinking Head.”

Family Movie: Matilda – Wednesday, July 11 @ 2:30 PM
Kids can come into the library to see one of our favorite book to film adaptations of all time… Matilda by Roald Dahl! This is a story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.
Light snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Kids Nature Detectives-Lizards: Wednesday, July 18 @ 2 & again 3:30 PM
Do you love lizards? Children grades k-7 are invited to become a true Nature Hero and learn all about these amazing pollinators. These fun, educational workshops are hands-on with take-home gardening goodies for you, ending with a craft. The program will feature our a hands on activity, free books, and more! The second workshop is a repeat of the first. These workshops are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library and the Garden Club of St. Augustine. Space is limited, show up early for your spot!

Magic & Mischief with Mark Alan: Wednesday, July 25 @ 2:30 & again 3:30 PM
Magician Mark Alan joins us again this summer to help celebrate our Summer of Roald Dahl and reading! This hilarious show is aimed at kids ages 6 and up and is always a hit year after year. The show is free, but seating is limited so be sure to ask at the children’s desk for your ticket. Tickets will be available starting at 3pm the day of the show. Mark Alan’s appearance is sponsored by The Friends of the Library.


Anastasia Island Branch

124 Seagrove Main St St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080