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Anchorage Public Library Youth Events
November 14 through November 18
Activities for After School
Join us for after school fun with stationed activities: coloring, board games, play-dough, origami, and more. School Age event
Mountain View, Wednesday, November 15, 3:00-4:00pm
Mountain View, Thursday, November 16, 3:00-4:00pm
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, November 15, 4:00-6:00pm
Muldoon, Saturday, November 18, 2:00-4:00pm
Mountain View, Saturday, November 18, 2:30-4:30pm
Teen Writing Society
TWS is a place to write and share with peers and occasionally hear from a professional. Come November is National Novel Writing Month, we’re meeting every week (excluding Thanksgiving) for NaNoWriMo writing sessions.
Z. J. Loussac, Teen Underground, Thursday, November 16, 6:00-8:00pm
Build with Blocks
All future builders come, play and build at the library. We will have a variety of blocks for all developmental stages of block play from soft baby blocks to Duplo LEGO blocks. Block play supports skills for future achievement in science and math. Ages 5 & under with their families.
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood), Friday, November 17, 11:30am
Island Adventure and Fun
Ever wanted to learn hula? Ukulele? Have you wondered how to sing a waiata? PAOA and the Mountain View Neighborhood Library invites you to come and have some fun with us and learn about Polynesian cultures from across the Pacific. School age event.
Mountain View, Friday, November 17, 3:00-4:30pm
Join us for video games, card games and board games. Come try a new game or play an old favorite! Teen event.
Mountain View, Friday, November 17, 4:30-6:00pm
Books and Blocks
Join us for stories, songs and construction fun with blocks, gears and other building materials. Ages 5 & under with their families.
Mountain View, Saturday, November 18, 10:30am
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), Saturday, November 18, 11:00am
ASL Interpreted Storytime
A half hour of stories, songs and more to build early literacy skills; a blend of entertainment and education for children and their families. For children 5 and under and their families.
Z. J. Loussac, Saturday, November 18, 11:00am
A specially designed storytime to meet the needs of youth with sensory issues and their families, engaging children through movement, music, stories and play. While open to all children, sensory friendly storytimes are especially geared for children on the autism spectrum, those with sensory integration challenges, or children who have difficulty sitting. For children ages 2-8, and their families
Z. J. Loussac, Saturday, November 18: Storytime 1:00pm-1:30pm, Playtime 1:30pm-2:00pm
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), Friday, November 17, 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, November 17, 4:00-6:00pm
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)