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UPCOMING CLOSURES

Thurs, March 7 – Training/Work Day (first Thursday, Nov-May)

Mon, March 25 – Holiday: Seward’s Day

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Story Time

Fridays, 11am-Noon, Children’s Room

All children under the age of 5 years and their caregivers are invited to join in the fun every Friday!  Each Story Time is accompanied by story books, action songs, finger plays and crafts to enhance the children’s experience with the theme and literacy.

  • March 8:  Salmon w/ Melissa from the Alaska SeaLife Center!
  • March 15:  Iditarod Celebration
  • March 22:  Boxes
  • March 29:  Oodles of Noodles

Play Time

Saturdays, Noon-4pm, Children’s Room

Each week features a new theme and selection from our Children’s Library collection.  We’re going through the alphabet and have already had fun with Earth, Food, Gift and Home themes!  Don’t miss out on the fun with books, activities, and toys selected each week to enhance creative play and development.  Stop by each Saturday to experience our newest theme for this unique unstructured play program created with working parents in mind.  Adult supervision required.

  • March 9:  I is for Inch
  • March 16:  J is for Jump
  • March 23:  K is for Kite
  • March 30:  L is for Leaf

Can’t make it to Story Time or Play Time?  Stop by whenever we’re open to enjoy our growing collection of children’s books, puzzles, developmental toys and activities in the Children’s Room to enhance your child’s learning, play, reading and social experience. 

Social Security 101:  Everything You Wanted to Know About Social Security

Mar 12, Noon-1:30pm, Meeting Room

By popular demand, a FREE OWL workshop from Social Security to answer questions like: When are you eligible to receive retirement benefits?  How does early retirement affect your benefits?  Do you qualify for disability, survivors, and spouse benefits?  How do you get the most from your benefit? What is the future of Social Security?  When should you file for Medicare?  Learn how to use my Social Security online account and other online services.  Visitwww.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount to create an account to print out a Social Security Statement before the workshop.  Can’t make it?  This program will repeat April 9th and May 14th.

March Community Book Club

March 16, 11am-12:30pm, Meeting Room

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zavin, available for pick up now at the library front desk.  Regular patrons may also access the ebook through the Alaska Digital Library adl.overdrive.com for FREE with their library card number and PIN.  Contact us for more information.  All are welcome whether you finished the book or not.  Don’t forget to bring a light dish to share!

“AJ Fikry owns a failing bookshop. His wife has just died, in tragic circumstances. His rare and valuable first edition has been stolen. His life is a wreck. Amelia is a book rep, with a big heart, and a lonely life. Maya is the baby who ends up on AJ’s bookshop floor with a note. What happens in the bookshop that changes the lives of these seemingly normal but extraordinary characters? This is the story of how unexpected love can rescue you and bring you back to real life, in a world that you won’t want to leave, with characters that you will come to love.” (Google Books)

Book Bunch

Wed, March 27, 1-2pm, Community Room

This unique program for homeschooled children is planned for the elementary age level, but students of all ages and their families are invited to bring their current reads to share with each other.  Enjoy sharing about what we’re reading, book recommendations, silly jokes and fun activities based on the theme.  National Noodle Month was selected for the March theme!  There was also interest in learning more about Women’s History Month.  Children at the next meeting will select the April theme, which will also include a special visit to the Museum to close out the season! 

We thank Kelli Morris, Dental Hygienist, from Seward Family Dentistry for joining us at February Book Bunch for the theme the students chose:  National Children’s Dental Health Month!  We had a lot of fun with stories, jokes and crafts while learning about how to care for our teeth and why.  We loved your special dinosaur puppet, Kelli!  Thank you to Dr. Moriarty for the goodie bags, too!