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Monthly Events

These are our recurring monthly events for school age (1st to 6th grade, ages 6 to 12) youth. And events for all ages and families.

Children under the age of 8 must be actively supervised by someone 14 years or older.

For a full list of events, including special events, please check our event calendars.



LEGO Club is held monthly at all libraries!

Chugiak-Eagle River Library
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 4-6pm 
Wednesday, October 4, 4-6pm
Wednesday, October 18, 4-6pm

Gerrish (Girdwood) Library 
2nd Saturdays, 2-4pm 
Saturday, October 14, 2-4pm
*BONUS* Thursday, October 26, 1-3pm

Loussac Library 
2nd Saturdays, 10:15am-12pm 
Saturday, October 14, 10:15am-12pm

Mountain View Library 
4th Saturdays, 2:30-4:30pm 
Saturday, October 21, 2:30-4:30pm 

Muldoon Library
2nd Saturdays, 2:30-4:30pm 
Saturday, October 14, 2-4pm


Pawsitive Reading @Loussac

Read to a service dog in a 20-minute session. A great opportunity for reluctant or struggling readers grades K-4 to practice reading aloud! All sessions are first-come, first served. Final session begins 4:15 pm.

Saturday, October 7, 2:30-4:30pm 

Z. J. Loussac Library, Storytheater, 2nd Level 


Magic: The Gathering @Gerrish

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.

Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm

October 3 & 17

Gerrish Library, Girdwood Community Room


Special School Age & Family Events for October

Rock Painting
Have you seen painted rocks hidden around town? Join in the fun by making your own! Paint provided—but please bring your own rock(s)! All ages.
Thursday, October 5th, 4:00-5:00pm
Z. J. Loussac Library, Learning Commons, Level 4.

Island Adventure and Fun
Ever wanted to learn hula? 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.
Friday, October 6, and 20, 3-4:30pm
Mountain View, Community Room

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.
Saturday, October 21, 4:30-5:30pm
Mountain View, Community Room

Movie Time
It’s a half-day! Come on over after school to watch a movie and munch on some popcorn! All ages.
Wednesday, October 25, 2-4pm
Gerrish Library, Community Room

Look Up to the Stars
Astronomer Kevin Manning will bring his out-of-this-world presentation on the universe for ages 8 to 100! Weather permitting, we'll look at sun spots through his big telescope.
Chugiak-Eagle River Friday, October 27, 10:30am-12:30pm
Muldoon Friday, October 27, 3pm-5pm

MV October Movie Presents: Coraline (PG, 2009). A film for the whole family. Join us for an afternoon of popcorn, drinks and fun on us. Family Event.
Friday, October 27, 3-5pm
Mountain View, Community Room

Halloween Extravaganza
If you love dressing up, having fun, and getting silly, stop by Loussac Library for our Halloween Extravaganza! There will be crafts, snacks, photo opportunities, a costume contest, and a dance party! All ages.
Friday, October 27, 4-5:30pm
Z. J. Loussac Library, Learning Commons, Level four.

Halloween Fun
Come join us for some Halloween fun for the whole family. Show off your costume, make some crafts, and watch a spooky movie! All ages.
Saturday, October 28, 1-3pm
Gerrish Library, Community Room

Code Camp for Kids
Come join us as we learn the basics of coding by playing around in Scratch! For ages 8-16.
Saturday, October 28, 2-3pm
Z. J. Loussac Library, Level three.

Family Craft Day
Get your spooky craft on at Muldoon Library. We’ll have some creepy crawly and monster making crafts for families to work on together. All children under age 8 must have a caregiver present.
Saturday, October 28, 2-4pm.
Muldoon, Program Room


Movies! @Chugiak-Eagle River

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.

Fridays, 4-6pm
Chugiak-Eagle River,
Program Room


Science in the Library @Chugiak-Eagle River

Games and crafts for parent-child teams about Natural history subjects. 

Wednesday, 10/11, Swamps Alaska Style
Wednesday, 10/25, More Than 8 Legs


Chugiak-Eagle River, Program Room


National Parks Program @Mountain View

Join us for engaging, interactive presentations & demonstrations by rangers & volunteers from the National Parks Service.
School age. 

Friday, 10/13, 3-4:30pm 
Friday, 10/17, 1-2:30pm

Mountain View
Community Room


Activities for After School @Mountain View

Join us for after school fun with stationed activities: coloring, board games, play-dough, origami, and more.

Wednesdays & Thursdays, 3-4pm

October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, & 25-26 

Mountain View, Community Room


Saturday Family Films @Mountain View

Join us for an afternoon of popcorn, drinks and fun on us. Family event.

Saturdays, 3-5pm

October 7, 14 & 28

Mountain View, Community Room


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