Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Talkeetna Public Library

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The town of Talkeetna is located about halfway between Anchorage and Denali National Park, and offers tons of adventures as well as great views of Denali.  The Talkeetna Public Library/Community Resource Center is located about 2 miles from downtown, and serves three Upper Susitna Valley communities – Chase, Talkeetna, and Susitna North (aka the Y, or Sunshine) – as well as remote homes along the Alaska Railroad and along the Talkeetna, Susitna, and Chulitna Rivers.  The library provides various resources and programs to change lives and build community.

Talkeetna Public Library
PO Box 768
Talkeetna Alaska 99676

Thanksgiving Holidays

The library will be closed on the 26th, and the 27th. The library will open on the 28th.

Story Time, Thursdays (Sept - May)

The Library will be hosting virtual story time during the fall and winter months. The ZOOM meeting ID is: 929 2578 8370. Go to ZOOM to join! You will need a passcode to login, please call the library for this number or look for it in your grab and go bags! Preschool Story Time with stories, crafts, games, and songs happens every Thursday, 11:15 a.m. from September through May. All ages are welcome, but especially preschoolers between 0 and 5 years of age.  You may call the library at (907) 861-7645 for further information, or visit the library’s Facebook page.

Page to Screen Tween Program, Oct-April

Unfortunently at this time the Library has decided to not host Tween Movie Nights this year. Tweens will still be able to pick up a book and a snack each month beginning in November.

The books for the 2020-2021 Season are November: Holes by Louis Sachar, December: How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell, January: City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau, February: Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, March: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, and April: Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl.

Tweens join us from October to April for an evening of fun. Each month we read a book and watch the movie based on that book. Come to the library for snacks, discussion, and a book. Each month you get a copy of the next month's book to take home and enjoy. The program meets on Saturdays from 5-7 pm. The tween program is for those in grades 4, 5, and 6 and ages 9-12.

Please contact the library if you have any questions

Books 2 Movies Teen Program, Oct-March

Unfortunently at this time the Library has decided to not host Teen Movie Nights this year. Teens will still be able to pick up a book and a snack each month beginning in November.

The books for the 2020-2021 Season are: November: Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer, December: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O'Malley, January: Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve, February: Five Feet Apart y Rachael Lippincott, March: I Love You Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle. 

Teens join us from October to March for an evening of fun. Each month we read a book and watch the movie based on that book. Come to the library for snacks, discussion, and a book. Each month you get a copy of the next month's book to take home and enjoy. The program meets on Saturdays from 6-8 pm. The teen program is for those in grades 7-12 and ages 13 and up.

Please contact the library if you have any questions.

Community Book Club

The next meeting for BBC will be November 10th at 11:15 on Zoom. We will be discussing Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writerby Heather Lende. The ZOOM Meeting ID is 988 4349 5342. You will need a passcode to get in, please contact the library to get it.  

The Breakfast Book Club (Talkeetna’s own BBC) meets on the second Tuesday of fall, winter, and spring months from 9:30 to 11:00 am.  Coffee and tea are provided, and potluck breakfast finger foods are welcome!  

The 2020-2021 book list includes October: Wild Rivers, Wild Rose by Sarah Birdsall November: Find the Good by Heather Lende, December: The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd, January: Bad Girl Creek by Jo-Ann Mapson, February: The Birth House by Ami McKay, March: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, April: The UnlikelyAdventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal. 

For more information please call (907) 861-7645.

Strong Women, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 to 11 am

At this time the Library will continue offering Strong Women virtually through ZOOM. You will need to download the ZOOM app or go to the webpage at https://zoom.us/ in order to participate. It will ask you for a meeting ID: 921 4648 1028. You will need a passcode to join, please call the library to get it. Please join us from 10 to 11 Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  

The Strong Women Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10 to 11am. The program is a National Fitness Program for women with a goal of lifting women to better health. Please join us as we improve our balance and core strength!

Please contact the library for more information.

 

The 2020-2021 book list includes October: Wild Rivers, Wild Rose by Sarah Birdsall November: Find the Good by Heather Lende, December: The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd, January: Bad Girl Creek by Jo-Ann Mapson, February: The Birth House by Ami McKay, March: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, April: The UnlikelyAdventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal. 

For more information please call (907) 861-7645.

Sewing Circle

At this time we are unable to offer Sewing Circle Meetings in the Library.

Friends of the Talkeetna Library

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