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Virtual Storytime!

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Online
Facebook

We will be doing storytime on Facebook Live. Join us while we read picture books, sing songs, share rhymes, and bring a little bit of library into your living room. 

 

Storytime recordings will be available for a limited time after the storytime live session. 

 

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AKME Chats

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Online
Zoom

We’re SO excited to be collaborating with the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth, Maine for this new virtual conversation series! Each week throughout the winter, we’ll be meeting up virtually to share late morning coffee and conversation with the library staff, patrons and residents of Cape Elizabeth and surrounding areas. Though separated by 4,500 miles, Alaskans and Mainers all share the experience of persevering through long, cold, dark winters. So rather than go it alone during this difficult season and this year of extreme isolation, we’re joining forces, making friends and bridging the physical divide that separates us.

You’re invited to join us for this experiment in long distance community building, and all you need for the journey is a curious mind. Each Wednesday our libraries will be co-hosting lively conversations with kind, interesting and thoughtful people we might never have had the chance to meet if not for this strange year. And you need not fear the usual conversational pitfalls of boring small talk or uncomfortable subjects: Our librarians will be facilitating these discussions around fun and interesting themes as well as occasional outside materials. And since this year has been hard enough already, all talk of politics and the pandemic are off the table! Come warm your heart and widen your social circle in a friendly, curious atmosphere as we enjoy this rare opportunity to connect from afar. Let’s explore the idea of just how big a Community can be!

 
We’ll be meeting every Wednesday at 11:00am AKST via Zoom. Please register by filling out the form below so that we can send you the Zoom link to join. 




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Virtual Storytime!

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Online
Facebook

We will be doing storytime on Facebook Live. Join us while we read picture books, sing songs, share rhymes, and bring a little bit of library into your living room. 

 

Storytime recordings will be available for a limited time after the storytime live session. 

 

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Virtual Lunch & Learn with Anchorage Museum: Extra Tough Women and Resilience During Crisis

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online

Virtual Lunch and Learn with the Library: Extra Tough Women and Resilience in Crisis

Explore a museum exhibition, learn from a community expert and add to your reading list over the lunch hour with this collaborative program of the Anchorage Museum and the Anchorage Public Library. This monthly virtual program will connect a theme highlighted within the Extra Tough: Women of the North exhibition to the local community with a conversation with an invited expert. Expand on the theme by exploring a curated reading list and checking out resources from your local library.  

This month, we learn a bit more about the life and influence of Genie Chance, an extra tough part of the unifying efforts to respond to the Good Friday earthquake in 1964. We'll be joined by writer Jon Moallum, whose new book, This is Chance! tells the story of Genie's extraordinary life and career. Ask questions of all presenters in this interactive, live presentation, then peruse the accompanying reading list from the Anchorage Public Library. Free. Tune in for the live event and ask questions in the Q & A, or access the recording of the event at a later time with the very same link. 


Register for your spot here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/virtual-lunch--learn-2/register

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Making Tax Filing Easier

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Online
Facebook

It’s tax time, and AARP Foundation Tax Aide volunteers are ready to help you through a series of Facebook Live events and free tax prep assistance by appointment.

Join us on the Anchorage Public Library or United Way of Anchorage Facebook page on Thursdays for 10 weeks beginning January 28 as Tax Aide tax preparers or IRS staff talk about a tax topic. Feel free to submit your questions in the comments.

https://www.facebook.com/liveunitedanc
https://www.facebook.com/anchoragelibrary/

This week we will discuss COVID-related tax law changes for self-employed taxpayers.

Tax Aide volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS and prepare basic tax returns free for seniors and low to moderate income families. If you would like to find out how to schedule an appointment for free tax prep assistance, call 211 or 800-478-2221.

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Virtual Storytime!

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Online
Facebook

We will be doing storytime on Facebook Live. Join us while we read picture books, sing songs, share rhymes, and bring a little bit of library into your living room. 

 

Storytime recordings will be available for a limited time after the storytime live session. 

 

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Job Lab Online!

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Online
Facebook
One of our most popular employment programs is back! Job Lab will now take place via Facebook Live and 1-on-1 appointments on Zoom. Here's how it works:

Every other Friday YWCA and Library Staff will talk about an employment topic of the week on Facebook Live. Feel free to submit your questions in the comments. Join us at https://www.facebook.com/YWCA.Alaska 


If you would like to talk to someone 1-on-1 about your specific needs, just schedule an appointment by sending an email to ywcaoffice@ywcaak.org with "job lab" in the subject line and someone will follow up with you.

Questions? Give us a call at (907) 644 9600 ext 1003
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Virtual Storytime!

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Online
Facebook

We will be doing storytime on Facebook Live. Join us while we read picture books, sing songs, share rhymes, and bring a little bit of library into your living room. 

 

Storytime recordings will be available for a limited time after the storytime live session. 

 

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I Read What I Want Book Club

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Online
This is the book club for those that don’t want to be tied down. No assignments, no judgment – just read what you want!

This meeting has been moved to Teams. Please e-mail stacia.mcgourty@anchorageak.gov for the link.




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Anchorage Reads Panel Discussion: Education & Race

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online
Zoom
This all youth panel will discuss the legacies of racism and historical trauma in the education system. This event is co-hosted by Youth4Change, a group of BIPOC youth who seek to address systemic racism in schools by uplifting youth voices.

Register here: https://storyworksak.org/anchorage-reads-youth-panel/
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AKME Chats

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Online
Zoom

We’re SO excited to be collaborating with the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth, Maine for this new virtual conversation series! Each week throughout the winter, we’ll be meeting up virtually to share late morning coffee and conversation with the library staff, patrons and residents of Cape Elizabeth and surrounding areas. Though separated by 4,500 miles, Alaskans and Mainers all share the experience of persevering through long, cold, dark winters. So rather than go it alone during this difficult season and this year of extreme isolation, we’re joining forces, making friends and bridging the physical divide that separates us.

You’re invited to join us for this experiment in long distance community building, and all you need for the journey is a curious mind. Each Wednesday our libraries will be co-hosting lively conversations with kind, interesting and thoughtful people we might never have had the chance to meet if not for this strange year. And you need not fear the usual conversational pitfalls of boring small talk or uncomfortable subjects: Our librarians will be facilitating these discussions around fun and interesting themes as well as occasional outside materials. And since this year has been hard enough already, all talk of politics and the pandemic are off the table! Come warm your heart and widen your social circle in a friendly, curious atmosphere as we enjoy this rare opportunity to connect from afar. Let’s explore the idea of just how big a Community can be!

 
We’ll be meeting every Wednesday at 11:00am AKST via Zoom. Please register by filling out the form below so that we can send you the Zoom link to join. 




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Virtual Storytime!

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Online
Facebook

We will be doing storytime on Facebook Live. Join us while we read picture books, sing songs, share rhymes, and bring a little bit of library into your living room. 

 

Storytime recordings will be available for a limited time after the storytime live session. 

 

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Virtual Storytime!

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Online
Facebook

We will be doing storytime on Facebook Live. Join us while we read picture books, sing songs, share rhymes, and bring a little bit of library into your living room. 

 

Storytime recordings will be available for a limited time after the storytime live session. 

 

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Mystery Book Club

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Online
Microsoft Teams
Explore your inner Sherlock Holmes or Mrs. Marple. Join us to share your favorite Mystery books. Choose your own book for each discussion based on a monthly theme and share it with others. All discussions will be held using the Microsoft Teams platform.

This month's theme is Paranormal Mysteries. Please use the link below to join the discussion or email the event coordinator to receive it directly.

http://bit.ly/MysteryBCMarch
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Virtual Storytime!

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Online
Facebook

We will be doing storytime on Facebook Live. Join us while we read picture books, sing songs, share rhymes, and bring a little bit of library into your living room. 

 

Storytime recordings will be available for a limited time after the storytime live session. 

 

View More

AKME Chats

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Online
Zoom

We’re SO excited to be collaborating with the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth, Maine for this new virtual conversation series! Each week throughout the winter, we’ll be meeting up virtually to share late morning coffee and conversation with the library staff, patrons and residents of Cape Elizabeth and surrounding areas. Though separated by 4,500 miles, Alaskans and Mainers all share the experience of persevering through long, cold, dark winters. So rather than go it alone during this difficult season and this year of extreme isolation, we’re joining forces, making friends and bridging the physical divide that separates us.

You’re invited to join us for this experiment in long distance community building, and all you need for the journey is a curious mind. Each Wednesday our libraries will be co-hosting lively conversations with kind, interesting and thoughtful people we might never have had the chance to meet if not for this strange year. And you need not fear the usual conversational pitfalls of boring small talk or uncomfortable subjects: Our librarians will be facilitating these discussions around fun and interesting themes as well as occasional outside materials. And since this year has been hard enough already, all talk of politics and the pandemic are off the table! Come warm your heart and widen your social circle in a friendly, curious atmosphere as we enjoy this rare opportunity to connect from afar. Let’s explore the idea of just how big a Community can be!

 
We’ll be meeting every Wednesday at 11:00am AKST via Zoom. Please register by filling out the form below so that we can send you the Zoom link to join. 




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Virtual Storytime!

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Online
Facebook

We will be doing storytime on Facebook Live. Join us while we read picture books, sing songs, share rhymes, and bring a little bit of library into your living room. 

 

Storytime recordings will be available for a limited time after the storytime live session. 

 

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Between the Covers Romance Book Club

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Online
Microsoft Teams
If you read romance novels and want to discuss them with other readers, join us to talk about all the love stories you can handle! We're meeting on Microsoft Teams for our discussion, so follow the links below.

Mar:
Join: https://bit.ly/39VVTjF
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Registration begins 3/1/2021 at 8:00 AM

Anchorage Reads Book Club Discussion Part 2

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online
Microsoft Teams
Join the Anchorage Reads book Club! The goal of Anchorage Reads is to engage in respectful and civil dialogue around important issues.

At this month's book club discussion, we will be discussing Part 2 of Stamped from the Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi and Section 2 of the young adult version Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Kendi. You can read the second section of either book to be prepared to participate.

For information on getting a copy of the book visit the website:
 http://bit.ly/AnchorageReads2021

To participate, register on this page starting March 1st. You will receive an email with a link to join the virtual book club on Microsoft Teams.
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Virtual Storytime!

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Online
Facebook

We will be doing storytime on Facebook Live. Join us while we read picture books, sing songs, share rhymes, and bring a little bit of library into your living room. 

 

Storytime recordings will be available for a limited time after the storytime live session. 

 

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Job Lab Online!

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Online
Facebook
One of our most popular employment programs is back! Job Lab will now take place via Facebook Live and 1-on-1 appointments on Zoom. Here's how it works:

Every other Friday YWCA and Library Staff will talk about an employment topic of the week on Facebook Live. Feel free to submit your questions in the comments. Join us at https://www.facebook.com/YWCA.Alaska 


If you would like to talk to someone 1-on-1 about your specific needs, just schedule an appointment by sending an email to ywcaoffice@ywcaak.org with "job lab" in the subject line and someone will follow up with you.

Questions? Give us a call at (907) 644 9600 ext 1003
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Loussac Book Club

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Online
Microsoft Teams
Join us to discuss The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle RichardsonThis discussion will be held digitally using the Microsoft Teams Platform. 

Please use the link below to join the discussion or email Nicole at nicole.levinson@anchorageak.gov to receive the link directly.

http://bit.ly/LoussacBC2021-3
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Virtual Storytime!

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Online
Facebook

We will be doing storytime on Facebook Live. Join us while we read picture books, sing songs, share rhymes, and bring a little bit of library into your living room. 

 

Storytime recordings will be available for a limited time after the storytime live session. 

 

View More

AKME Chats

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Online
Zoom

We’re SO excited to be collaborating with the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth, Maine for this new virtual conversation series! Each week throughout the winter, we’ll be meeting up virtually to share late morning coffee and conversation with the library staff, patrons and residents of Cape Elizabeth and surrounding areas. Though separated by 4,500 miles, Alaskans and Mainers all share the experience of persevering through long, cold, dark winters. So rather than go it alone during this difficult season and this year of extreme isolation, we’re joining forces, making friends and bridging the physical divide that separates us.

You’re invited to join us for this experiment in long distance community building, and all you need for the journey is a curious mind. Each Wednesday our libraries will be co-hosting lively conversations with kind, interesting and thoughtful people we might never have had the chance to meet if not for this strange year. And you need not fear the usual conversational pitfalls of boring small talk or uncomfortable subjects: Our librarians will be facilitating these discussions around fun and interesting themes as well as occasional outside materials. And since this year has been hard enough already, all talk of politics and the pandemic are off the table! Come warm your heart and widen your social circle in a friendly, curious atmosphere as we enjoy this rare opportunity to connect from afar. Let’s explore the idea of just how big a Community can be!

 
We’ll be meeting every Wednesday at 11:00am AKST via Zoom. Please register by filling out the form below so that we can send you the Zoom link to join. 




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Virtual Storytime!

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Online
Facebook

We will be doing storytime on Facebook Live. Join us while we read picture books, sing songs, share rhymes, and bring a little bit of library into your living room. 

 

Storytime recordings will be available for a limited time after the storytime live session. 

 

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