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Summer Discovery 2017


    Summer Discovery Challenges!

    Anchorage Public Library Challenges you to complete a challenge.

    Challenges can be accomplished by completing an activity at any level listed. Each Challenge lists activities for Pre-Readers to Adult and Families. Have Fun!

    The current challenge: MUSIC

    Open the document below to learn more!


    Save the Date: August 12th

    Readers to the Rescue

    The more you read, the more money you raise!

    Help read 150,000 minutes to raise money for
    The Sled Dog Sanctuary

    You can help the Sled Dog Sanctuary by reading and logging your minutes.

    The Sled Dog Sanctuary is a place where sled dogs in need go to find love, healing and attention. We provide every dog with the opportunity to start a new life as they are guided through strength building exercises allowing each dog to reach their highest potential.





      June Calendar of Events


      There will be weekly events from June 6 to July 27.

      Alex Zerbe
      Tuesday, June 6                  11:30am @ Muldoon Library
      Tuesday, June 6                  3pm @ Z.J. Loussac Library
      Wednesday, June 7            2:30pm @ Gerrish-Girdwood Library
      Thursday, June 8                 12pm @ Chugiak-Eagle River Library
      Thursday, June 8                 4:30pm @ Mountain View Library

      Eric Giliam
      Tuesday, June 13                11:30am @ Muldoon Library
      Tuesday, June 13                3pm @ Spenard Rec Center
      Wednesday, June 14          2:30pm @ Gerrish-Girdwood Library
      Thursday, June 15              12pm @ Chugiak-Eagle River Library
      Thursday, June 15               4:30pm @ Mountain View Library

      Alaska Zoo
      Tuesday, June 20                11:30am @ Muldoon Library
      Tuesday, June 20                3pm @ Spenard Rec Center
      Wednesday, June 21          2:30pm @ Gerrish-Girdwood Library
      Thursday, June 22              12pm @ Chugiak-Eagle River Library
      Thursday, June 22               4:30pm @ Mountain View Library

      Roustabout Circus
      Tuesday, June 27                11:30am @ Muldoon Library
      Tuesday, June 27                3pm @ Z.J. Loussac Library
      Wednesday, June 28          2:30pm @ Gerrish-Girdwood Library
      Thursday, June 29              12pm @ Chugiak-Eagle River Library
      Thursday, June 29               4:30pm @ Mountain View Library


      Movies & More – Check with your local library for title
      Tuesday, July 4                    11:30am @ Muldoon Library CLOSED
      Tuesday, July 4                    3pm @ Z.J. Loussac Library  CLOSED
      Wednesday, July 5              2:30pm @ Gerrish-Girdwood Library
      Wednesday, July 5               1pm @ Chugiak-Eagle River Library
      Books With the Chinooks Baseball Team
      Please Note: Day and Time Change
      Thursday, July 6                   4:30pm @ Mountain View Library

      Tuesday, July 11                 11:30am @ Muldoon Library
      Tuesday, July 11                3pm @ Spenard Rec Center
      Wednesday, July 12           2:30pm @ Gerrish-Girdwood Library
      Thursday, July 13                12pm @ Chugiak-Eagle River Library
      Thursday, July 13                 4:30pm @ Mountain View Library

      Don Russell, The Magic Guy
      Tuesday, July 18              11:30am @ Muldoon Library
      Tuesday, July 18                3pm @ Spenard Rec Center
      Wednesday, July 19          2:30pm @ Gerrish-Girdwood Library
      Thursday, July 20              12pm @ Chugiak-Eagle River Library
      Thursday, July 20               4:30pm @ Mountain View Library

      Bird TLC
      Tuesday, July 25              11:30am @ Muldoon Library
      Tuesday, July 25                 3pm @ Z.J. Loussac Library
      Wednesday, July 26          2:30pm @ Gerrish-Girdwood Library
      Thursday, July 27              12pm @ Chugiak-Eagle River Library
      Thursday, July 27               4:30pm @ Mountain View Library



      Chances are good if you live in Anchorage you live near a park. 
      Maybe you should check one out.
      There are lists and a maps of a lot of parks on these websites.

      So, go outside already!


      Sign up for Summer Discovery

      Come into any Anchorage Public Library location to sign up for the 2017 Summer Discovery!

      One log for all ages!

      How It Works:
      For every activity you complete, mark off one of the building blocks! The ones already labeled “Read” must be completed by reading or listening to a book for 20 minutes, but the rest of the squares are free spaces, designed so you can pick an activity that interests you most! You can also read for all the blocks. One log can keep track of just your activities or your entire family!

      Once you’ve filled in all the squares, stop in any Anchorage Public Library location to receive a free book and entry into our grand prize drawing! (Deadline July 31, 2017)

      Download a Summer Discovery log

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      Engaged Patrons
      Online book review sharing  will be back from 2017 Sept.-2018 May.

      After you finish Summer Discovery, please take this family survey!


      Sand Castle Beach Party!

      Come make a sand castle, play on a “beach”, and dance to some great music! Co-sponsored by Anchorage Parks & Rec and Anchorage Public Library.

      Friday, June 9, 1-2:30pm, Goose Lake Park

      Books with the Chinooks!!

      Come join Chugiak-Eagle River’s own Chinooks baseball team to read stories, talk about baseball, and hang out.

      Chugiak-Eagle River Library
      Wednesday, June 21 @ 1pm
      Wednesday, July 5 @ 1pm

      Author Visit:
      Alexandra Siy
      Alexandra Siy is the author of several science books for children, including Spidermania: Friends on the Web (Holiday House), Cars on Mars: Roving the Red Planet, and Mosquito Bite, recipient of the Orbis Pictus Honor Award. She is also a regular contributor to The Nonfiction Minute.

      Tuesday, July 18, 12pm
      Chugiak-Eagle River Library

      Wednesday, July 19, 11am
      Mountain View Library

      Thursday, July 20, 11am
      Muldoon Library

      Thursday, July 20, 3pm
      Z. J. Loussac Library


      NASA @ My Library

      Bone up on solar science before the August eclipse. Experience earth-sun-moon connections and learn about the solar system.

      Friday, July 14, 2pm
      Z. J. Loussac Library on the Lawn




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