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 (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.

Talkeetna Public Library
PO Box 768
Talkeetna Alaska 99676

1,000 Books by Thanksgiving

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.

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Senior Matinee

The library will be offering a Senior Matinee movie once a month. The first showing will be October 19th from 1-4pm. We will be watching A Dog's Purpose. Join us for a fun movie and snacks!

Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting will be back at the library beginning October 21. Community residents will be able to vote on State, Mat-Su Borough, and Talkeetna Community Council elections from October 21 to November 4, with the in person elections taking place on November 5th. Please bring an ID with you to vote.

Story Time, Thursdays (Sept - May)

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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.

 

Mentors, Mondays, 3-4:15pm

The Mentor program meets every Monday in the fall 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: September 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 18, 25. Mentors will not meet November 11.

Please call the library to sign your kid up for the program

Page to Screen Tween Program, Oct-April

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

Books 2 Movies Teen Program, Oct-March

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

Community Book Club

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.

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

 

Strong Women, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 to 11 am

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!

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Please contact the library for more information.

Sewing Circle

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.

Friends of the Talkeetna Library

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:

  • Sign up for Fred Meyer Community Rewards by linking your rewards card to the Friends using their NPO number: 87145
  • When you order from Amazon.com, choose the Friends through Amazon Smile
  • When you sign up for your Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, you can support the Friends through Pick, Click, Give. 

You can follow the Friends on Facebook or on their web page, www.friendsofthetalkeetnalibrary.org