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 (aka Mt. McKinley). The Talkeetna Public Library/Community Resource Center is currently 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.
The Library will be closed Thursday November 28 and Friday November 29 for Thanksgiving. We will reopen with our normal hours on Saturday November 30th at 11 am. All books can be returned in the outside bookdrop. Please no DVDs or audio materials in the outside bookdrop. Call the library to renew your materials or use your account online. Happy Thanksgiving from the Talkeetna Library!
The Talkeetna Library has set a community goal of reading 1,000 books by Thanksgiving! Please help us reach this goal by adding your finished book titles or book worm pieces to our bulletin board.
The library will be offering a Senior Matinee movie twice a month on the first and third Saturdays of each month. The next showing will be December 14th from 1-4pm. We’ll be watching a heartwarming oldie, initially released in 1947 as The Big Heart. When a nice old man who claims to be Santa is institutionalized, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. It stars Maureen O’Hara, Edward Gwenn, John Payne, Harry Antrim, and a very young Natalie Wood. Join us for a fun movie and snacks! Our last showing of 2019 will be on December 14th.
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.
The Mentor program has now finished for 2019. We will being the program again in January 2020.
The Mentor program meets every Monday in the winter from 3 to 4:15pm. The Mentor program offers community adults the chance to read with elementary school kids and improve their literacy skills.
Mentors meets on the following dates: January 6th, 13th, and 27th; February 3rd, 10th, and 24th; and March 2nd. Mentors will not meet on January 20th and February 17th since school is closed.
Please call the library to sign your kid up for the program
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.
Our first meeting will be October 19 where we will watch The House with the Clock in its Walls and get the book for next month's meeting.
The Page to Screen meeting dates are: October 19: The House with the Clock in its Walls; November 9: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl; December 14: Babe by Dick King-Smith; January 11: Escape to Witch Mountain by Alexander Key; February 8: Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine; March 7: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick; and April 4: Hoot by Carl Hiaasen.
Please contact the library if you have any questions
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.
Our first meeting will be October 26 where we will watch The Lost Boys and get the book for next month's meeting.
The Book 2 Movie meeting dates are: October 26: The Lost Boys; November 23: Me and Earl, and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews; December 21: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn; January 25: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas; February 22: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken and March 28: It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Please contact the library if you have any questions
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! Meetings will resume in September.
Meeting dates are as follows: September 10; October 8; November 12; December 10; January 14; February 11; March 10; April 14; and May 12.
For more information please call (907) 861-7645.
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.
Do you like to quilt and sew? The library has a monthly sewing circle where community members can come and share tips, ideas, and spend time sewing. The group meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 11-4.
Advocates for the Talkeetna Library are the local Friends group. The Friends support the library through advocacy and monetary support for programming and other needs. To support the Friends of the Talkeetna Library without cost to you:
You can follow the Friends on Facebook or on their web page, www.friendsofthetalkeetnalibrary.org.