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Anchorage Public Library Youth Events
July 14 to 22
Books and Blocks
Join us for stories, songs and construction fun with blocks, gears and other building materials. Ages 5 & under with their families.
Muldoon, Friday, July 14, 11:00am
Z. J. Loussac Library Lawn, Tuesday, July 18, 11:00am
Mountain View, Saturday, July 22, 10:30am
National Parks Program
Join us for engaging, interactive presentations and demonstrations by rangers and volunteers from the National Parks Service. Some weeks Bird TLC will bring some of their amazing animal ambassadors to the library. School age.
Mountain View, Friday, July 14, 11am-12:30pm
Mountain View, Friday, July 21, 11am-12:30pm
NASA @My Library
Hands-on solar science activities to get you geared up for the solar eclipse in August. Rain or shine, dress for outdoors. Ages 6-12
Z. J. Loussac Library Lawn, Friday, July 14, 2:00-3:30pm
Fun with the Sun
MV Builders Club presents: Fun in/with the Sun! Make bracelets with awesome UV beads that change colors and cyanotype sun prints with found objects. Family Event.
Mountain View, Friday, July 14, 2:30-3:30pm
Join us for Wii video games! Challenge friends to a new game, or play an old favorite. Ages 11 and up.
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Friday, July 14, 3:30-5:00pm
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Friday, July 21, 3:30-5:00pm
Friday Family Movie
Friday is family movie night at Anchorage Public Library! Grab a bag of popcorn or a snack and settle in for a new favorite or classic movie.
Chugiak-Eagle River, Friday, July 14, 4:00-6:00pm
Wee Be Jammin’
Come have fun at the library with music, movement, and simple instruments. Introduce your one to all things music, from shakers to clapping. Good singing voice not required! Ages 5 & under with their families.
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Saturday, July 15, 11:00am
Saturday Movies: The Secret Life of Pets
MV Summer Movie Saturdays Presents: The Secret Life of Pets (PG, 2016). Join us for an afternoon of popcorn, drinks and fun on us. Family Event.
Mountain View, Saturday, July 15, 2:00-4:00pm
Summer Discovery 2017 Presents: Don Russell, The Magic Guy
Perennial Anchorage favorite, Don Russell, will delight all of us with new fantastic tricks and old favorites.
Muldoon, Tuesday, July 18, 11:30am
Spenard Recreation Center, Tuesday, July 18, 3:00pm
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Wednesday, July 19, 2:30pm
Chugiak-Eagle River, Thursday, July 20, 12:00pm
Mountain View, Thursday, July 20, 4:30pm
Author Visit: Alexandra Siy
Calling all science fans and space enthusiasts! Alexandra Siy, author of Sneeze!, Cars on Mars, and many more non-fiction books for early elementary, will be visiting our libraries to talk about her new book, Voyager’s Greatest Hits and discuss interstellar exploration.
Chugiak-Eagle River, Tuesday July 18, 12:00pm
Mountain View, Wednesday, July 19, 11:00am
Muldoon, Thursday, July 20, 11:00am
Z. J. Loussac Library, Innovation Lab, Thursday, July 20, 3:00pm
Join us for video games, card games and board games. Come try a new board game! Or play an old favorite. Ages 11 and up.
Mountain View, Tuesday, July 18, 2:30-4:00pm
Join us for LEGO club. Test your creativity: build a city or a spaceship or whatever you like! School age children encouraged, but there will be blocks for younger siblings. All children under age 8 must have a caregiver present.
Chugiak-Eagle River, Wednesday, July 19, 4:00-6:00pm
Mountain View, Saturday, July 22, 2:30-4:30pm
Countdown to Kindergarten
Join us for fun, hands-on activities for your future kindergartener (starting school in 2017). Materials and activities provided by Anchorage School District’s Countdown to Kindergarten kits. For children ages 4-5 with their caregivers. Families are welcome to join.
Muldoon, Thursday, July 20, 1:30pm
Kindergarten to Second Grade beginning readers are invited to read to their own special book buddy – a teenaged volunteer. They’ll read a book together as practice and do a fun book related activity. Sign up for your 20 minute slot!
Z. J. Loussac Library, Thursday, July 20, 2:00-4:00pm
Watch anime with us on Thursday afternoons. Ages 8 and up.
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Thursday, July 20, 3:30-4:30pm
Teen Writing Society
Join other teens in exploring the creative process. Come discuss your writing projects, whether they are novels, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, or any kind of literature! Ages 12-18
Z. J. Loussac Library, Teen Underground, Thursday, July 20, 3:00-5:00pm
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Muldoon, Friday, July 21, 11:00am
3D Object Design
MV Builders Club presents: 3D design, create and build 3d objects with online software. We will print out your creations from our 3D Printer. Family Event.
Mountain View, Friday, July 21, 2:30-3:30pm
Decorate a white tile with paint. Get creative and crazy! Each participating child must have a caregiver present. For ages 6 & up.
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Friday, July 21, 1:00-2:00pm
Silk Scarf Dyeing
Dye your own beautiful scarf to take home. Ages 11 and up.
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Saturday, July 22, 11:00am-12:30pm
Senshi Teenz is an Anchorage Public Libraries and Senshi Con partnership with the purpose of providing a safe, TEENS ONLY space for lovers of Anime, animation, graphic novels. Ages 12-18
Z. J. Loussac Library, Teen Underground, Saturday, July 22, 3:00-5:00pm
Family Craft Day
Get crafty with us the fourth Saturday of the month at Muldoon Library. For families. All children under age 8 must have a caregiver present.
Muldoon, Saturday, July 22, 2:00-4:00pm
Spring Storytime Session:
Mid-January through April
*Break/No storytime in May
Saturday, May 14, 12pm-4pm
Summer Storytime Session:
June through July
May 14th to August 13th
*Break/No Storytime in August
Fall/Winter Storytime Session:
September through mid-December
(no storytime Thanksgiving week)