Anchorage Public Library
Anchorage Public Library provides resources to enrich the lives and empower the future of our diverse community, while preserving the past for generations to come.
Thanks to the Alaska State Library, libraries across the state have access to two excellent programs.
The FY2014 funding for both is going through the budget process right now and I’m crossing my fingers that they make it through unscathed.
Anchorage Public Library is in the process of transforming itself in ways unforeseeable when the Loussac was built.
Not only will we continue to offer traditional library services, your library is evolving into a dynamic and interactive hub for community engagement.
Your public library is constant flux developing ways to connect you with the materials currently on the shelves and introduce the vast array of new items
being added continuously.
Now, thanks to the ingenuity of staff and help of volunteers, Anchorage Public Library is just completing a customer service project that re-defines the way biographies are classified.
It’s started. October is when the Zombie Apocalypse begins. The cultural cliché: “If you’re prepared for zombies, you’re ready for anything,” applies. Are you ready?
This year, the CDC declared October Zombie Apocalypse Month and we’re ready to play.
Anchorage Public Library’s Ready To Read Learning Center has added a fourth kit to its collection, designed to promote early literacy skills to youngsters, 0-3, throughout the state.
The new Read With Me Bag gives toddlers the opportunity for hands-on experience with books.
Music for free! For all of our cardholders who like to listen to music, your library is offering you a drama-free method of getting the music you want, three songs at a time.
Gone are concerns of copyright infringements. Absent are the per-song costs associated with downloading.
The Anchorage Public Library is preparing for a once-in-a-generation renovation of the Z.J. Loussac Library, a vital and beloved Anchorage institution. The Loussac Renewal is a large, multi-year project that will be completed in multiple phases.
The first phase, a facility master plan, began in April 2012.
For the first time in more than 25 years, Anchorage Public Library will forgive fines on overdue materials if they are returned on Wednesday, April 18. You can take advantage of this amnesty by returning any overdue library items you have to any of APL’s five locations.
The amnesty event is a way of recognizing a significant gift from long-time resident and library user Alfred Hanisch, who died in December, 2010.
Since the publication of its first volume in 2003, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis has rightly received critical and scholarly acclaim. Time, Newsweek and the New York Times praised Satrapi’s autobiography, both for its innovative use of comic-book format and for the insight it provides into life in revolutionary and post-revolutionary Iran.
I have assigned the book to students in my courses at Temple University, La Salle University, and the University of Alaska Anchorage with good results, so I was pleased to hear that Anchorage Public Library had selected Persepolis for this year’s Anchorage Reads.
Superman, Batman, X-Men, and other do-gooders in tights and capes are probably what you think of when you think about comic books. And as a point of confession, that is what I thought for years until a literature course required me to read Maus by Art Spiegelman and taught me the term Graphic Novel.