ARISE Kindergarten Preparedness
September Theme: Participates Positively in Group Activities
Young children learn about the world through a balance of exploration, choices, and meaningful interactions. Children build their capacity to sustain attention and focus through interactions with their caregivers. Learn more about what you can do to further develop your child’s capacity to attend and focus at ARISE.
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Anchorage Public Library Youth Events
September 15 through September 23
National Parks Program
Join us for engaging, interactive presentations and demonstrations by rangers and volunteers from the National Parks Service. School age event.
Mountain View, Friday, September 15, 3:00-4:30pm
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, September 15, 3:30-5:00pm
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Friday, September 22, 3:30-5:00pm
Friday Family Movie
Every 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, September 15, 4:00-6:00pm
Chugiak-Eagle River, Friday, September 22, 4:00-6:00pm
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.
Z. J. Loussac, Saturday, September 16, 10:15am-12:00pm
Mountain View, Saturday, September 16, 2:30-4:30pm
Chugiak-Eagle River, Wednesday, September 20, 4:00-6:00pm
Mountain View, Saturday, September 23, 2:30-4:30pm
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, September 16, 10:30am
Muldoon, Friday, September 22, 11:00am
Mountain View, Saturday, September 23, 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) Library, Saturday, September 16, 11:00am
Z. J. Loussac, Tuesday, September 19, 11:00am
Magic: The Gathering – Tournament
Think you’re the most powerful Planeswalker? Want to prove your spell-casting abilities or test your mana manipulation skills? Join Bosco’s and Anchorage Public Library for an official Magic: the Gathering tournament! This will be a sanctioned Magic: the Gathering tournament. Tournament play is open to all ages, and players should bring their own cards. This tournament is free, no registration required.
Z. J. Loussac, Saturday, September 16, Sign in starts at 11:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday Family Films
Join us for an afternoon of popcorn, drinks and fun on us. Family event.
Mountain View, Saturday, September 16, 3:00-5:00pm
Mountain View, Saturday, September 23, 3:00-5:00pm
Magic: the Gathering
Do you like to play Magic? Do you want to learn how to play? Join us for a fun 90 minutes of card play. Bring your own deck, or play with one of ours. For youth ages 6 & up.
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Tuesday, September 19, 3:30-5:00pm
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, September 20, 3:00-4:00pm
Mountain View, Thursday, September 21, 3:00-4:00pm
Astronomy for Kids
Get to know space science a little bit better with the Anchorage Museum through hands-on activities. For ages 5+.
Z. J. Loussac, Thursday, September 21, 4:00-5:30pm
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!
Z. J. Loussac, Teen Underground, Thursday, September 21, 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) Library, Friday, September 22, 11:30am
3D Print Design
Join us our monthly course to learn some basics of 3D design software and create a cool object that will be printed here on our 3D printer. You can pick up your creations after we print them out or at the next session we have. Teen event.
Mountain View, Friday, September 22, 4:00-5:00pm
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, September 23, 2:00-4:00pm
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, Teen Underground, Saturday, September 23, 3:00pm -5:00pm
They go forward, race, spin and do victory dances, all at your command. Learn how to create fun tracks for these miniature robots just by using color coding. For ages 8-12. Space is limited.
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Saturday, September 23, 3:00-4:00pm
Banned Books Week
Join us for National Banned Books Week 2017, a week of banned book displays and information on the topic of censorship. All ages event
Mountain View, Tuesday-Saturday, September 24-30.
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)