Fun events for February and March!
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Science, Scavenger Hunts & More!

We have so much happening in February that we wanted to send you a reminder email with some of our favorite events. We are especially excited to join Great Alaska Schools in offering events for families to celebrate Public Schools Week. There are great things happening in March and a  fantastic new service to talk about!

Please remember all libraries are closed for President's Day on Monday, February 15th.
Click here for more information on youth events, preschool storytimes, and more!

Events for Public Schools Week, Feb 15-20

Thurs Feb 18 – Play Inside

Would you like to use a laptop or iPad?  The Teen Underground has open access: 
Teen Underground, Loussac Library, Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm 

Inside Fun/Drop In Event 
Board games, video games, coloring, and make your own button with our button maker.
Mountain View Library, Thursday, February 18, 1:30-3:3

Fri Feb 19 – Play Outside

Friday Family Movie
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 LibraryProgram Room, 4:00-6:00pm

LEGOs & Board Games
Come to the library to build with LEGOs and/or challenge your friends and family at our collection of board games.
Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, February 19 1-3:00pm

Minecraft @ Muldoon
Come join us for Minecraft on the X-box! AGES 8-13
Muldoon LibraryFriday, February 19 3:00-5:00pm

Letterboxing Scavenger Hunt
We will use maps, compasses, GPS, and clues to find hidden boxes around the library grounds. Keep track of the boxes you find in your passport and mark the ones you find with the stamp you'll make yourself!
Mountain View LibraryFriday, February 19, 1:30-3:30

Sat Feb 20

Saturday Science – Snap Circuits
Snap! Turn on a light. Snap! Send up a flying saucer. Snap! Hear a space battle. Learn how electricity works by snapping different pieces together to create circuits that do all this...and more. Ages 8-12. Space is limited.
Loussac Library, 10:30am


Special Events for Kids Under 5

Countdown to Kindergarten
Join us for fun, hands-on activities for your future kindergartener (starting school in 2016).
Materials and activities provided by Anchorage School District’s Countdown to Kindergarten kits. For children ages 3-5 with their caregivers. Families are welcome to join.
Muldoon Library, Friday February 26, 11am
Loussac Library, Saturday February 27, 11:30am
Loussac Library, Thursday, March 10, 11:30am

Baby Builders Club
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
Chugiak-Eagle River Library, Thursday February 25, 11am
Sears Mall, every Thursday, 2-3pm

Wee Be Jammin’
Come have fun at the library with music, movement, and simple instruments. Introduce your one to all things music, from shakers to clapping. Good singing voice not required! Ages 5 & under with their families.
Muldoon Library, Friday February 19, 11am
Loussac Library, Thursday March 3, 11:30am

1000 Books before Kindergarten Launch Party
Join Miss Alaska, Miss Teen Alaska, and Alaskan artist Lee Post as we hear stories and do a craft. You can sign up for an exciting new reading program for kids 5 and under. Track the number of books read on a special chart, and when you reach your goal of 1000 books, choose an Alaska-themed picture book to take home. If you read two-three books a day, you’ll reach your goal in about a year.
Saturday, March 5 – 1:30-2:30pm
Loussac Library, Storytheater, Level two

STEM Storytime
STEM storytime will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math concepts for preschoolers. This month we’ll look at mirrors and reflections and make a kaleidoscope to take home. Ages 3-5 with family.
Mountain View Library, Saturday, March 5, 2:30pm

Special Events for School Age Kids & Teens

Pawsitive Reading
Read to a service dog in a 20-minute session. A great opportunity for reluctant or struggling readers grades K-4 to practice reading aloud! All sessions are first-come, first served. Final session begins 4:10 pm.
Loussac Library, Saturday, March 5

Teen Movie
Get ready for the theatrical release of Allegiant and join us for the second movie in the Divergent series. Rated PG-13. Ages 12 & up.
Gerrish Library, Saturday March 5 1-3:30pm

Senshi Teenz is a new Anchorage Public Libraries and Senchi Con partnership with the purpose of providing a safe, TEENS ONLY space for lovers of Anime, animation, graphic novels.
This month we’ll be viewing RWBY Vol. 2
Teen Underground, Saturday February 20, 2:00pm-5:30pm

Hoopla - Digital Streaming

Have you tried Hoopla the library's new digital streaming service? You can stream television shows, movies, audiobooks, ebooks, graphic novels and so much more! It is all included with your library card! Happy streaming!

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