The Island Branch Library February Calendar of events

The Island Branch Library holds a variety of classes, meeting, presentations and seminars throughout the month. Staff at the Library are also passionate about educating the community. Check out our list of their February events below and also give them a call at 941-778-6341 for any questions. Additionally, the Library is a great place to visit when looking for rainy day activities on Anna Maria Island! Find the Island Branch Library at located at 5701 Marina Drive on Holmes Beach.

Not only does the Library offer February events, but you’ll find things to do through out the entire year! Check back to the Local Scene page often for upcoming events.

February Events

Tuesday, February 4

2:00 p.m.
Author Lecture: Linda Petrat “A Great Big Adventure on a Good Little Boat”. Author lectures are always interesting and also informative!

Tuesday, February 4, 11, 18, 25

10:00 a.m. Storytime for the kids. Parents and children of all ages are welcome at Storytime! There are also great hands on activities provided.

Wednesday, February 5

1:00 p.m. Gulf Coast Writers welcome all ages to attend while working on new writing skills!
6:00 p.m. Mana-Tweens Book Club Ages 8-12. Registration is required for this great writing tutorial. Additionally, find a great group of new friends who share your hobby too!

Thursday, February 6

2:00 p.m.
Friends Lecture: Idaho Wilderness Trail. The trail is absolutely fascinating!

Friday, February 7

2:00 p.m.
Smart Phones & Tablets Class pres. by We Fix Computers

Fridays, February 7, 14

10:00 a.m.
Forty Carrots for babies and children up to age 5; space is limited

Saturday, February 8

10:00 a.m.
Origami is fun and also easy to learn.
1:00 p.m.
Social Networking for Small Business. Here you’ll learn strageies for organizing your small business on social media. This is also a great way to get a leg up on social media!

Wednesday, February 12

2:00 p.m.
Friends Lecture: The Florida Maritime Museum will present a great lecture about the facility and local history too!

Thursday, February 13

2:00 p.m.
Anna Maria’s Edible Gardens pres. by
Michal Miller. You’ll love finding out how to create an edible garden that is also beautiful.

Friday, February 14

2:00 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Assn. Caregiver Support

Wednesday, February 19

2:00 p.m.
Lifelong Learning Academy: Biological
Basis for Violence
6:00 p.m.
Mana-Tweens Craft Ages 8-12; Registration required

Thursday, February 20

10:00 a.m.
Friends Book Club: Geraldine Brooks’
“People of the Book”
2:00 p.m. Knitting. Learn to knit and makes some friends while you do it.

Friday, February 21

1:00 p.m. eReader Class. This class is great for those looking to beef up your online reading skills too.

Saturday, February 22

2:00 p.m. Ballroom/Latin Dance Demo with the Chawis. Learn to dance while doing it in style!

Tuesday, February 25

2:00 p.m. Enjoy cooking with Herbs. Herbs are not only delicious to cook with, but you’ll also learn how healthy they can be!

Wednesday, February 26

2:00 p.m. Acupuncture pres. by Fiorenza Arigoni. Acupuncture is a popular therapy, and also an interesting form of pain management.

Friday, February 28

10:00 a.m. Driving & Dementia What you need to know. You’ll learn about issues with dementia and also how driving and daily lives are affected.

The Island Branch Library Holmes Beach January Calendar of events

island branch library holmes beachThe Island Branch Library Holmes Beach,  at 5701 Marina Drive on Holmes Beach, holds a variety of classes, meeting, presentations and seminars throughout the month. Check out our list of their January events below and give them a call at 941-778-6341 for any questions.


January Events

2nd – 2pm Knitting

7th – 10am Storytime

8th – 2pm Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring, 6pm Tween Book Club Ages 8-12; Registration Required

9th – 2pm Gretchen Edgren Former Sr. Editor, Playboy Magazine

10th – 10am Forty Carrots, 2pm Alzheimer’s Caregiver

11th – 10am Origami, 2pm Kindle E-Reader

14th – 10am Storytime, 3pm Changes in Health Care Presentation by Barbara Wagner, M.D.

15th – 2pm Ray Arpke Euphemia Hay Owner & Executive Chef, Mana-Tweens Culture Club Ages 8-12; Registration Required

16th – 10am Friends Book Club Katherine Anna Porter’s “Ship of Fools”, 2pm Knitting

17th – 10am Forty Carrots, 2pm Healthy Vegan Presentation by Jeannie Hudkins

18th – 9:30am Getting into College and paying for it, 2pm iPad E-Reader

21st – 10am Storytime

22nd – 2pm The Story Behind Familiar Inventions, 6pm Home Brewing 101 Presentation by Jarrett Trezzo

23rd – 10am Living Your Strengths Presentation by David Mullen, 2pm Alzheimer’s Memory Screenings Pre-Registration Required

25th – 10am Nook E-Reader, 2pm Friends Lecture Anna Maria Historical Society

28th – 10am Storytime

30th – 10am Quilting

31st – TBA Friends Book Sale Call for more information

Anna Maria Island Library Craft Classes

mwk2The public Island Library often hosts free classes informing islanders and visitors of all ages, on arts and crafts. Some of their upcoming topics include origami and knitting. The library hosts an origami class every second Saturday of the month led by Judy Pruitt. All ages are welcome and no supplies are needed for this free class on the ancient art of Japanese paper folding. Ms. Pruitt demonstrates different origami designs of varying difficulty for newcomers and veterans alike. The knitting class is led by a devoted group of women who meet regularly to share their knowledge and help novices begin knitting projects. They also are happy to answer any questions, or just provide a friendly place to practice your craft. Both classes are free.3d_origami_swan_by_panamapaperfolding-d3ew7x3

Island Library Free Classes

Origami Class (Aug 10th, 10 am)  Knitting Class (Aug 15th, 2 pm)

5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL