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Anchorage Public Library Youth Events
October 20 through October 29
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.
Mountain View, Friday, October 20, 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, October 20, 4:30-6:00pm
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) Library, Friday, October 20, 3:30-5:00pm
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Friday, October 27, 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, October 20, 4:00-6:00pm
Chugiak-Eagle River, Friday, October 27, 4:00-6:00pm
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, October 21, 10:30am
Muldoon, Friday, October 27, 11:00am
Mountain View, Saturday, October 28, 10:30am
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, October 21: storytime 1:00pm-1:30pm, playtime 1:30pm-2:00pm
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.
Mountain View, Saturday, October 21, 2:30-4:30pm
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood), Thursday, October 26, 1:00-3:00pm
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, Saturday, October 21, 4:30-5:30pm
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.
Z. J. Loussac, Tuesday, October 24, 11:00am
Chugiak-Eagle River, Thursday, October 26, 11:00am
It’s a half-day! Come on over after school to watch a movie and munch on some popcorn! All ages.
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood), Wednesday, October 25, 2:00-4:00pm
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, October 25, 3:00-4:00pm
Mountain View, Thursday, October 26, 3:00-4:00pm
Science in the Library - “More than 8 Legs”
Games and crafts for the parent child team about Natural history subjects. Second and Fourth Wednesdays of the month, September 2017 through May 2018 For children ages 4-10; children age 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Lynne Duncan, a mom with a geology degree, presenter.
Chugiak-Eagle River, Wednesday, October 25, 4:00-5:00pm
Teen Underground Task Force
Come and share your ideas and be heard. Help shape the future of Teen Services in your Anchorage Public Library. Ages 12-18.
Z. J. Loussac, Teen Underground, Wednesday, October 25, 4:30-5:30pm
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, October 26, 6:00-8:00pm
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, 3:00-5:00pm
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, October 27, 1:00-2:30pm
Halloween Movie: Coraline
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.
Mountain View, Friday, October 27, 3:00-5:00pm
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.
Z. J. Loussac, Learning Commons, Friday, October 27, 4:00-5:30pm
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 caregivers. For children 5 and under with their families.
Z. J. Loussac, Saturday, October 28, 11:00am
ome join us for some Halloween fun for the whole family. Show off your costume, make some crafts, and watch a spooky movie! All ages.
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood), Saturday, October 28, 1:00-3:00pm
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.
Muldoon, Saturday, October 28, 2:00-4:00pm
Code Camp for Kids
Come join us as we learn the basics of coding by playing around in Scratch! For ages 8-16.
Z. J. Loussac, Saturday, October 28, 2:00-3:00pm
Saturday Family Films
Join us for an afternoon of popcorn, drinks and fun on us. Family event.
Mountain View, Saturday, October 28, 3:00-5:00pm
Escape Room: Zombie Uprising
Think you have what it takes to outwit the undead? Prove yourself by solving puzzles and working as a team to lock the doors before you and your group members are eaten alive! There will be three sessions: 1:00-2:00pm, 2:30-3:30pm, and 4:00-5:00pm. Each session will be completed by teams of 6, so sign-up with an existing group or be ready to make new friends! Ages 12-18. ***All sessions are currently filled***
Z. J. Loussac, Teen Underground, Saturday, October 28, 1:00-5:00pm
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)