A busy month at libraries


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Library planners have outdone themselves this month with more interesting and diverse events scheduled than in years.

The Zombie Apocalypse returns to the Loussac Library on Saturday, Oct. 19, with the scavenger hunt maze open from 6:45-10 p.m. The focus is on learning what your family needs for shelter, what to do in case of a pandemic and, of course, having a screaming good time.

Unlike last year, this year’s event is only open to people ages 12 and older. A number of parents complained about the maze for youngsters being too scary so we eliminated it. You must register for your timeslot (only one per person) if you wish to go through the maze.

The library webpage — www.anchoragelibrary.org — has a link to the registration pages, as well as, one for those who wish to sign up to volunteer. This event was a huge success last year and we’re looking for the sequel to be even bigger and better.

Another noteworthy event this month is the grand opening of Loussac’s new early literacy center for children ages 0-3. Created with support from McCool Carlson Green, Spiral Elements Designs, Target, Wells Fargo and Hope Studios among others, this colorful space will contain a changing array of stations where the very young can build the skills they need to be ready to learn how to read. The opening is Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 10-11 a.m.

There are numerous other events for adults, teens, school-age and preschool visitors. The October calendar, posted on the library webpage, had to grow by two pages to contain all the scheduled activities. And an early warning, the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale at Loussac is the first weekend in November.

 

Toni Massari McPherson is the community relations coordinator for Anchorage Public Library.

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