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Tax Aid

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mt View Library Branch
Mountain View Community Room
File your simple tax return for free!  Trained tax coaches will assist with basic tax returns using the IRS free filing website.  Please have your social security number, and tax document (W-2’s, unemployment income, Interest and Dividend income on a 1099-INT or 1099-DIV, 2019 tax return, etc.) with you.

Volunteers will be available to assist people in filing their own taxes using a program online.  Please bring your tax documents (W-2’s, unemployment income, Interest and Dividend income on a 1099-INT or 1099-DIV, 2019 tax return, etc.) for you and your dependents.  You will need all Social Security number(s) and an email address.  We will assist you in creating an email if you don’t have one. Bring a check or your bank account information if you want direct deposit of any refund.

 If you don’t have your tax documents, you can request income transcripts by calling 1-800-908-9946 to order by phone and BE SURE TO STATE YOU NEED AN “UNREDACTED TRANSCRIPT FOR E-FILE RETURN PREPARATION”. The transcript will be mailed to their address of record and delivered within 5-10 days. 

This assistance requires you to complete your taxes on a computer with assistance from a volunteer.  Help will not be available for businesses and rentals with depreciation, businesses with employees, or businesses with more than $25,000 of expenses. 

Please practice safety precautions by wearing a mask and social distancing.


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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 Police Procedural Mysteries. Please use the link below to join the discussion or email the event coordinator to receive it directly.

http://bit.ly/MysteryBCMay
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SciFri Book Club Meeting: Cultivars, Cows And Culinary Conservation

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online
Zoom
We invite all members of the SciFri Book Club community to come together every other week for a Zoom meeting, where you can meet other readers from across the world, talk about the book and the most recent discussion questions, and find out more resources for further reading—all without leaving your home.

This discussion meeting will focus on Sections 2 and 3 of Lost Feast—you’re welcome to join us if you haven’t completed these chapters, but know there will be mention of specific topics and ideas in the reading.


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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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Poetry Walk

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mt View Library Branch
Join local poet, Candace Blas, for a 1hr walk every month this summer, which will depart from the Mountain View Library and explore the parks in the area. Participants are invited to view their natural surroundings through the eyes of a poet and participate in guided observation and introspection exercises. 
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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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Kids Book Club

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Z.J. Loussac Public Library
Hey kids grades 1 through 3: Sign up for Kids Book Club! This month's book is The Magic Day, book one in the Sparkleton series by Calliope Glass. Join us to read about a trouble-making unicorn who's been given the ability to grant wishes for a day. What could go wrong? Plenty, it turns out! And it gets even worse when he tries to fix his mistakes. How will Sparkleton get his unicorn friends back to normal before nightfall?

This is a recurring event, meeting every Wednesday afternoon at 4pm, from April 28 through May 12. On your own (or with your family), you'll read a portion of the book each week. We'll talk about it at the meeting, plus show you some crafts and other fun activities you can do at home. We'll even introduce some vocabulary to you that you may not be familiar with. Registration is required.

When you register, please let us know if we can provide you with a free copy of the book. One copy per family. If you are registering more than one child per household, please indicate below.
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Anchorage Reads Panel Discussion: Protest

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Online
Join Anchorage Reads for a panel discussion on protest in Alaska.

What was it like for local photographers to document last year’s Black Lives Matter protests in Alaska?  A panel of photographers will share their experiences and favorite images from the community-based social justice actions. Participating in a discussionmoderated by Zakiya McCummings, are photographers, Mayowa Aina, JoshuaBranstetter, Thomas McIntyre, Cornilius Nelson, Jovell Rennie, and Ohara Shipe.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale - Friends Members

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Z.J. Loussac Public Library
Join us May 15-16 to find books and DVDs for all ages. Limited capacity with masks and social distancing required. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library for programming and collections.

At Loussac Library, the entrance is at the back of the building facing Natural Pantry. There will be limited capacity, and masks and 6' distancing are required.

Saturday, May 15  10 AM - 4 PM
Friends of the Library members only. You can join at the door.

Sunday, May 16 10 AM - 4 PM
Everyone welcome.
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Tax Aid

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mt View Library Branch
Mountain View Community Room
File your simple tax return for free!  Trained tax coaches will assist with basic tax returns using the IRS free filing website.  Please have your social security number, and tax document (W-2’s, unemployment income, Interest and Dividend income on a 1099-INT or 1099-DIV, 2019 tax return, etc.) with you.

Volunteers will be available to assist people in filing their own taxes using a program online.  Please bring your tax documents (W-2’s, unemployment income, Interest and Dividend income on a 1099-INT or 1099-DIV, 2019 tax return, etc.) for you and your dependents.  You will need all Social Security number(s) and an email address.  We will assist you in creating an email if you don’t have one. Bring a check or your bank account information if you want direct deposit of any refund.

 If you don’t have your tax documents, you can request income transcripts by calling 1-800-908-9946 to order by phone and BE SURE TO STATE YOU NEED AN “UNREDACTED TRANSCRIPT FOR E-FILE RETURN PREPARATION”. The transcript will be mailed to their address of record and delivered within 5-10 days. 

This assistance requires you to complete your taxes on a computer with assistance from a volunteer.  Help will not be available for businesses and rentals with depreciation, businesses with employees, or businesses with more than $25,000 of expenses. 

Please practice safety precautions by wearing a mask and social distancing.


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Loussac Book Club

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Online
Microsoft Teams
Join us to discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle ZevinThis 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/LoussacBC2021-5
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Friends of the Library Book Sale - Public

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Z.J. Loussac Public Library
Join us May 15-16 to find books and DVDs for all ages. Limited capacity with masks and social distancing required. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library for programming and collections.

At Loussac Library, the entrance is at the back of the building facing Natural Pantry. There will be limited capacity, and masks and 6' distancing are required.

Saturday, May 15  10 AM - 4 PM
Friends of the Library members only. You can join at the door.

Sunday, May 16 10 AM - 4 PM
Everyone welcome.
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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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SciFri Trivia Night: Book Club Edition

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Online
YouTube Livestream
SciFri Trivia is a weekly gathering that’s part science-y facts, part dance party, and part pop culture romp, and it’s for anyone looking to bring together teams (or bravely play solo) to win ultimate bragging rights. It’s not all science trivia—but this time, we’ve diving into the topics and ideas explored in this Spring’s Book Club pick, Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food.

If you haven’t read the book, you might be at a slight disadvantage to our Book Clubbers but we still think you should come (and we do suggest you should pick it up from the Anchorage Public Library or your favorite local bookstore)! The trivia will cover topics including but not limited to: pollinators like bees, megafauna like mastodons, island ecosystems, sandy pears, and lots more.



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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.

May: Beach/Travel/Cruise/Vacation Romances

Join here: https://bit.ly/2PSiRBh
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Anchorage Reads Book Club Discussion Part 4

6:00 PM - 7:30 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 4 of Stamped from the Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi and Section 4 of the young adult version Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Kendi. You can read the fourth 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 May 1st. You will receive an email with a link to join the virtual book club on Zoom.
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SciFri Book Club Meeting: Protecting Pollinators And The (Possible) Future Of Food

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online
Zoom
We invite all members of the SciFri Book Club community to come together every other week for a Zoom meeting, where you can meet other readers from across the world, talk about the book and the most recent discussion questions, and find out more resources for further reading—all without leaving your home.

This discussion meeting will focus on Section 4 of Lost Feast—you’re welcome to join us if you haven’t completed these chapters, but know there will be mention of specific topics and ideas in the reading.


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Storytime on the Lawn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Z.J. Loussac Public Library
Loussac Lawn (Fountain Area)
Storytime is back! We are outside on the lawn. Bring a blanket or chair and come ready to hear stories, sing songs, and have fun! Storytimes introduce early literacy concepts for children 5 and under adn their caregivers but families of all ages are welcome.

Weather will be assessed one hour before the program and a decision made about cancellation.
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Summer Discovery Fun on the Lawn

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Z.J. Loussac Public Library
Loussac Lawn (Fountain Area)

Every week there will be a different Summer Discovery activity on the lawn. We will explore science, art, literature, nature, play games, and more. This event is designed especially for youth ages 6 to 12 and their families. 

The weather will be assessed one hour before the program and a decision made about a possible cancellation.


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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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Storytime in the Park

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Outdoors
Valley of the Moon Park
Bring a blanket or chair and get ready to read, sing, and play at Valley of the Moon Park this summer. Storytimes introduce early literacy concepts for children 5 and under and their caregivers but families of all ages are welcome.

Valley of the Moon Park parking is located at 610 W 17th Ave.

A weather determination will be made one hour before the program. Check this link to see current program status:  http://bit.ly/APLweather 
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Summer Discovery @Gerrish

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Gerrish (Girdwood) Library
Gerrish Library Lawn
Every week there will be a different Summer Discovery activity on the lawn. We will explore science, art, literature, nature, play games, and more. 

The weather will be assessed one hour before the program and a decision made about a possible cancellation. Check our Facebook page for updates.
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Summer Discovery Fun in the Park

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Outdoors
William B. Lyons Park
Join Miss Keelin at William B Lyons Park for an hour of summer fun, games, activities, and more! Bring your sense of adventure and a curious brain! This event is designed especially for youth ages 6 to 12 and their families.

William B Lyons Park
315 Price St
Accessible by People Mover Route 20 and 21

A weather determination will be made one hour before the program. Check here to see current program status.
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Summer Discovery Fun in the Park!

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Outdoors
Chanshtnu Muldoon Park

Join Mr. Coffey for an awesome activity at Chanshtnu Muldoon Park!

Location: 1301 Muldoon Rd. From the front door of the Muldoon Library, walk south to the edge of the parking lot and look for the picnic shelter near the playground. This event is designed especially for youth ages 6-12, teens, and their families.

A weather determination will be made one hour before the program. Check this link to see current program status, or check our Facebook page

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Anchorage Reads Teen Book Club Discussion Part 4

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online
Microsoft Teams

Join the Anchorage Reads teen 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 Section 3 of the young adult book Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Kendi. This is a teens only group. Adults interested in discussing this book are encouraged to join the Anchorage Reads Book Club.

Email TeenUnderground@anchorageak.edu to sign up.

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

 

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