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LITtle ApPLes

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Early Literacy @ APL

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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
November 20 through November 28

Please click here for our regular storytime scheduleNO STORYTIMES THANKSGIVING WEEK!

Drop-In Playgroup
Stay after our Tuesday 10:30 Toddler Time or drop in to chat with other caregivers while your child has fun with our toy collection. (No playgroup November 24) 
Tuesdays, 11:00am at Loussac

Books and Blocks
Join us for stories, songs and construction fun with blocks, Duplos and other building materials. Ages 5 & under with their families.  (Only storytime Thanksgiving week)
Tuesdays, 2pm, at Sears Mall

Join us for LEGO club every month. 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 25, 4:00-6:00pm
Mountain View, Saturday, November 28, 2:30-4:30pm

Wee Be Jammin’
Come have fun at the library with music, movement, and simple instruments. Introduce your little one to all things music, from shakers to clapping. Good singing voice not required! Ages 5 & under with their families.
Muldoon, Friday, November 20, 11:00am
Loussac, Saturday, November 28, 11:30am

Teen Games
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.
Friday, November 20, 4:00-5:30pm, at Mountain View, Community Room

Saturday Science – Amazing Thaumatropes
Movies, cartoon, CGI. All of them are optical illusions, but before any of them there were Thaumatropes. Learn how to make your own version of the original “movie picture”.
Saturday, November 21, 10:30am, at Loussac, Youth Area, Level 2

ASL Interpreted Storytime
Children of all ages are welcome to an American Sign Language interpreted storytime.
Saturday, Nov. 21, 1:30pm, at Loussac, Storytheater, Level 2

International Game Day at the Library
All ages welcome to celebrate International Game Day. We’ll be playing all types of board games, old and new. All ages.
Saturday November 21, 3:00-5:00pm
Mountain View, Community Room

Join us for NaNoWriMo!
Need a place to write productively? Want to carve out time to spend on your novel? Come Write In at the Chugiak-Eagle River Branch Library! We have laptops with wireless access for 2-hour in-library check-out, lots of comfy chairs, tables to spread out, and resources to help you with your writing projects.
Saturday, November 21, 3:00-6:00pm, at Chugiak-Eagle River, Program 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 in May

Summer Storytime Session:
June through July

*Break/No Storytime in August

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


New York Times Children's Book Reviews

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