Adult programs for November at the Anastasia Island Branch Library include the following:
Understanding the Civil War: The Thomas Jackson LettersÂ – Nov.3 @ 1 pm Thomas Jackson was an idealistic rope maker who left England to live in America. By chance he witnessed a slave market in Richmond that changed his life forever. He became an ardent activist for abolition and sent a colorful collection of letters about slavery back to England. Enjoy highlights of these eloquently expressed, first-hand accounts of events that changed our country. Presented by Dr. John Pauling, who started his career teaching biology at Oxford University, and became an Emmy-awarded wildlife film maker for the National Geographic Society and BBC. He now dedicates his life to giving a fresh voice to a distant relative who was a passionate opponent of slavery. Sponsored by the Understanding the Civil War group.
Relax with Raindrop Technique! – Nov.5 @ 6 pm Give your feet a treat by experiencing Raindrop Technique. Inspired by the Lakota Indians, Raindrop Technique 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.
Island Yoga with Marlene – Nov. 5 & 12 & 19 @ 11 am 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 donâ€™t have one, towels are fine to use. This class is free and open to the public.
Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants: Downton Holidays –, Nov. 7 @ 2pm Do you love “Downton Abbey” or simply enjoy making your home festive for the holidays? Cathy and Marilyn, members of the Las Adelfas Circle of the Garden Club of St. Augustine, will show you how to use food and flowers to create a Downton Abby themed holiday. You can support the Friends of the Libary by purchasing raffle tickets to win the arrangements the Sisterhood creates! Anyone who attends in “Downton Abbey” themed attire will receive a free raffle ticket! Doors will open at 1:30pm and light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
Fitness Pole Walking Class – Nov.r 10 @ 10:30 am Try fitness pole walking with certified pole walking instructor, Sheila Vidamour. If you donâ€™t have a lot of time to exercise and wish it could be more fun and easier to do, try this walking system. KeenFit Walking Poles provided and registration is required for this FREE program. Please call the library at 209-3730 to sign up.
Home Buyers Workshop – Nov.r 10 @ 6:30 pm This FREE presentation will provide insights into the financing, offer to contract, inspection, insurance, and closing process of buying a house. The intent is to equip you with relevant information to streamline and remove stress from buying your home; while ensuring you are obtaining the best home value. Presented by the Saint Johns Real Estate Network Group. For more information or to RSVP please contact Keith Hatch at 806-2710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Passage MeditationÂ – Nov. 12 @ 5 pm Learn to meditate in the style of Eknath Easwaran. It is a traditional style which has been skillfully put into western terms. It uses western examples making it more understandable and easier to put into practice. People from all traditions are welcome. There is no charge for participation. For more information or to let us know you might be coming please contact Sarah Miller at email@example.com or 904-392-7823.
Anastasia Island Book Club: All the Light We Cannot See – Nov. 12 @ 6:45 pm Shifting among multiple viewpoints but focusing mostly on blind French teenager Marie-Laure and Werner, a brilliant German soldier just a few years older than she, this novel has the physical and emotional heft of a masterpiece. The main protagonists are brave, sensitive, and intellectually curious, and in another time they might have been a couple. But they are on opposite sides of the horrors of World War II, and their fates ultimately collide in connection with the radio-a means of resistance for the Allies and just one more avenue of annihilation for the Nazis.
Creative Writing for Healing – Nov. 14 from 11 am-1 pm Do you feel weighed down by past events in your life? The evidence is mounting that the act of writing about traumatic experiences for as little as fifteen or twenty minutes a day for three or four days can produce measurable changes in physical and mental health. Emotional writing can also affect sleeping habits, work efficiency, and connections to others. Join local authors Lauren Makarov & Katelin Maloney to learn expression through the written word. Please email Katelin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lauren at 305-8051 to RSVP for this free workshop or for more information about writing.
International Games Day @ the Library! – Nov. 21 @ 10:30 am â€“ 4 pm In honor of the eighth annual IGD, weâ€™ll be celebrating games and gaming two ways. Tweens and Teens (ages 11-17) are invited to join us from 10:30-12:30 PM to build a LEGO robot and maneuver them through the library via an iPad joystick. Teens and adults are invited to join us from 1-4 p.m. for some tabletop games like Munchkin Treasure Hunt and Zombie Dice. Learn new games or bring your own favorites to share. Get to know new people who also love to play great games.