Anastasia Island Branch Library Events

The St. Johns County Public Library System reported its plans for entertaining and educational events in store for Historic City News readers this month.

Anastasia Island Branch Library Events
Telephone: (904) 209-3730 Fax: (904) 209-3735 Email: libai@sjcfl.us

Welcome Back Snowbirds
Tuesday, January 3 – The Friends of the Library welcome back the seasonal patrons. They will have a hospitality table full of calendars, tote bags for purchase as well as membership information and FREE book giveaways!

Teen Lounge
Thursday, January 5 @ 3:30 pm – Teens ages 12+ choose what they want to do: video games, movies, music, reading, and more. Video game choices are rated T and above. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Sony.

Tom Sargent–The Ups and Downs of a Self-Published Author
Saturday, January 7 @ 2 pm – Join local author Tom Sargent as he discusses the trials and tribulations of self-publishing and the success of his book Big Red.

Ghost Hunting 101 with Marley Gibson
Wednesday, January 11 @ 3:30 pm – Do you watch all of the paranormal TV shows? Do you believe in ghosts and the afterlife? Marley Gibson will share her research for the GHOST HUNTRESS series and what it’s like to be a ghost huntress. Come join us for this sure to be entertaining presentation! Seats are limited to the first 60 persons.

Teen Lounge
Thursday, January 12 @ 3:30 pm – Teens ages 12+ get to choose: video games, movies, music, reading, and more. Video game choices are rated T and above. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Sony.

Book Club
Thursday, January 12 @ 7 pm – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, journalist Rebecca Skloot unearths the story of a woman who is indirectly responsible for some of modern medicine’s most stunning achievements. All are welcome to join the discussion!

Family Movie
Friday, January 13 @ 3:30 pm – (PG) Po joins forces with a group of new kung-fu masters to take on an old enemy with a deadly new weapon. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Call 904-209-3730 for movie title.

Anastasia Island & Its Special Birds: Wading Birds
Saturday, January 14 @ 2 pm – Here in Northeast Florida one can see long-legged wading birds like egrets and herons daily. Do you know how to differentiate the various species, where they nest, what they eat and
how you can help them strive? Join us to learn more about egrets and herons, their fascinating lives, how we nearly lost them all, and what we can do to protect them. Presented by Monique Borboen, the Audubon Society’s Science and Policy Associate for Northeast Florida.

New Release Movie Event
Tuesday, January 17 @ 2:30 pm – (PG-13) In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was no accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, but they discover something more terrifying than they could have imagined. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Call 904-209-3730 for movie title.

Kids LEGO Brick Club
Wednesday, January 18 @ 2:30 pm – School is out early so come to 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.

Author Event: Caren Umbarger – Coming To: A Midwestern Tale
Saturday, January 21 @ 2 pm – Join local author, musician and music director Caren Umbarger as she discusses writing her first book, Coming To: A Midwestern Tale. The tale of one woman’s journey of self discovery, Umbarger is quick to note the timeless themes of her story, as seen in the recent awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to women who have worked to further gender equality and the rights of women.

Kids LEGO Brick Club
Wednesday, January 25 @ 2:30 pm – School is out early so come to 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.

Teen Lounge
Thursday, January 26 @ 3:30 pm – Teens ages 12+ choose what they want to do: video games, movies, music, reading, and more. Video game choices are rated T and above. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Sony.

Family Movie
Friday, January 27 @ 3:30 pm – (PG) A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Call 904-209-3730 for movie title.

Staying Well With Food
Saturday, January 28 @ 2 pm – Certified Health and Nutrition Coach Marian Thompson will give a presentation on the body’s celebration of real, whole foods that are free of dyes and preservatives. Join us and learn how what we eat really can be a prescription for better health and better living.

Storytimes
Baby Toddler Time: Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 10:15 am Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 11 am
Baby & Toddler storytimes are aimed at children up to 18 months. Preschool storytimes are open to any child who can sit for stories, songs and a simple craft. Come for songs, stories, and fun.

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