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Homework & Testing Help Online

Live Homework Help provides live one-to-one  every day from 12:00pm to 2:00am (from basic math to AP Physics)!

Testing and Education Reference Cente

TERC has study aides & tests for high school, college, the military, and career: Advanced Placement, GED, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, and TOEFL.

Learn a language!  Mango has everything from Spanish to Korean; English to Pirate!



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Upcoming Events

Anchorage Public Library Youth Events
June 25 through July 4

All libraries will be closed on Saturday July 4th.

Click here for a storytime schedule.

Information about Summer Reading sign-up & events

Summer Reading Celebration!   The Alaska Zoo
Birds are the only animals with the superpower of flight. Learn about how them and meet a feathered friend.
Tues, June 16, 2pm @Loussac
Wed, June 17, 2pm @Muldoon
Wed, June17, 6:30pm @ Girdwood (Gerrish)  
Thurs, June 18, 12:00pm @ 
Chugiak-Eagle River  
Thurs, June 18, 4:30pm @
 Mountain View 

Magic: The Gathering Club
Do you like to play Magic? Join us for a fun 2 hours of card play. Call 343-4035 for more details. AGES 11 & up
Thursday, June 25, 3:30-5:30pm

Sand Castle Beach Party
Summer is really here! Get out in the sun and get crazy with volleyball, frisbee, super soakers, and a sand castle building contest! Bring a beach towel, sunscreen and picnic lunch for a day of family fun and summer entertainment. Beach toys, including your super soaker, are encouraged. We will have The library joining us again this year.
Friday, June 26, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Goose Lake Park

T.G.I.F. @ the TU: Movie Edition!
Join us for our monthly movie afternoon!  This month we will show another heroic classic: TBA!
Friday, June 26, 3:30-5:30pm
Loussac, Teen Underground, level 3

Lego/Games Event
Come challenge yourself and your friends with lots of different games, or test your Lego creativity: build a city or a spaceship or whatever you like!
Saturday, June 27, 10:00am-12:00pm
Girdwood Community Room

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.
Saturday, June 27, 11:30am
Loussac, Storytheater, level 1

Primal Mates: Music in Poetry, Poetry in Music
"A delightful meeting of music and poetry ranging from Shakespeare to Maya Angelou. In the tradition of the classical art song, where composers wrote music for the poetry to be sung, the chamber jazz duo Primal Mates combines a variety of writers and poets with the beautiful sound of voice, cello and vibraphone for a truly unique listening experience."
Saturday, June 27, 3:00-4:00pm
Girdwood Community Room

Mountain View Street Fair
Come to the library when you visit the Mountain View Street Fair. We’ll have a superhero photobooth and you can make a bookmark.  All ages.
Saturday, June 27, 12:00-6:00pm
Mountain View, Community Room

LEGOs @ the Library
Join us for LEGO building fun!  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.
Wednesday, July 1, 4:00-6:00pm
Chugiak-Eagle River, Program Room

A safe and welcoming meet-up for LGBTQ teens and their allies….  For teens 14-18! Make friends and have fun at this club just for you—the first and third Thursday of each month.
Thursday, July 2, 6-8:00pm
Loussac, Innovation Lab, level 4

Superhero Training Academy
Every Hero Has a Story! Craft and science activities for superheroes. School age through middle school. Every Friday in June and July.
Fridays, 2:30-3:30pm
Mountain View, Community Room


Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a reading motivation program. New lists of books for each level are selected every year by a committee of librarians and teachers.


Storytime - General Schedule

Spring Storytime Session:
Mid-January through April

*Break/No storytime: May

Summer Storytime Session:
June through July

*Break/No Storytime: August

Fall/Winter Storytime Session:
September through mid-December
(no storytime Thanksgiving week)


New York Times Children's Book Reviews

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