GRADES 3-5 BOOK CLUB: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Fridays in February @ 3:30 PM

Read the book before the movie release! Join us for our brand new Kids Book Club at the Anastasia Island Library (Grades 3 through 5). Make new friends, have good discussions and fun. Books are provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library to the first 10 students who sign up! Sign up online or email njebbia@sjcfl.us to sign up for our book club.

Twelve-year-old villain, Artemis Fowl, is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. His bold and daring plan is to hold a leprechaun to ransom. But he’s taking on more than he bargained for when he kidnaps Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance Unit). For a start, leprechaun technology is more advanced than our own. Add to that the fact that Holly is a true heroine and that her senior officer Commander Root will stop at nothing to get her back and you’ve got the mother of all sieges brewing!

KIDS ART LAB: Watercolors

Friday, February 7 at 1:30p.m.

Wednesday, February 12 at 2:30p.m.

Kids (ages 5-11) can come into the library for an art class which includes a hands on activity where they can create their very own masterpiece. These classes are open to all Homeschoolers and After School Kids! No reservations are necessary – just bring your imagination! *All supplies are generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

KIDS ARCHAEOLOGICAL WORKS: Stars!

Wednesday, February 5 @ 2:30p.m.

Native Americans used the stars to tell stories, keep track of seasons and to get from place to place. Emily Murray from Northeast Florida Archaeology will be here teaching about the importance of the night sky in prehistoric times and the techniques archaeologists use to unlock their ancient mystery.

ASTRONOMY FOR KIDS: The Moon & Sun!

Wednesday, February 19 @ 2:30p.m.

Kids of all ages are welcome to come join the St. Augustine Astronomy club and learn about our closest star, our Sun. Not to be left out, we will learn some about the object controlling our tides and more, the Moon! We see them every day, yet many know very little about them. After, if viewing conditions are right, we will hold a special solar and lunar viewing event!

HOMESCHOOL HISTORY LAB: Helicopters

Friday, December 20 @ 1:30p.m.

We’re bringing history class to life every month with hands-on history lessons! Kids ages 6 and up can come in for interactive classes where they’ll use their hands alongside their brains to learn more about Florida’s role in history. Topics will include: military history, American Indians, civil rights, the Gilded Age, and more!

UNDERSTANDING THE CIVIL WAR

Tuesday, February 4 at 1:00p.m.

The complexity of America’s Civil War will always fascinate us. Join a group of longtime Civil War buffs to discuss all and any aspects of the war that separated brothers and put the American government to its ultimate test. Enjoy occasional lectures by guest speakers. There is no charge for participation, and everyone is welcome to attend any of the meetings.

GUT NUTRITION: What’s Eating You?

Thursday, February 6 at 1:00p.m.

Join experienced healthcare practitioners, Marian Thompson, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Karen Ball, Nationally Board Certified Reflexologist, to learn simple ways to reduce the impact of stress on your digestive system. Discover how easy it is to make wise food choices, and practice techniques to relax and support smooth operations of your “second brain.” No reservations necessary!

MURDER MYSTERY GAME NIGHT

Thursday, February 6 at 6:00p.m.

Charles MacDonagh was killed on the night of his high school reunion in the small town of Chestnut Falls, Illinois. The prime suspects? His high school friends who attended the reunion. Can you solve the crime? Families with older teens welcome. No reservations necessary!

WHAT MAKES IT ART? Robert Rauschenberg

Tuesday, February 11 at 2:00p.m.

Are you an enthusiast? Maybe you would just like to learn more about art? Join us for a lively discussion and documentary or docudrama each month on a different artist or art. All are welcome!

FLORIDIAN CUISINE: Chef Warren Caterson

Thursday, February 20 at 1:00p.m.

Quick and healthy meals using local ingredients! Learn how to create delicious meals using a variety of seafood, poultry, and meat with locally grown fruits and vegetables. Seating is first come, first served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

There are more events! To see the entire calendar visit www.sjcpls.org.