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Fur Farms and Steam Laundry- Two Events

December 4, 2012 by


Fur Farms and Steam Laundry: Reading December 6, 2012   07:00 PM Downtown Library Two Alaskan authors will share from their works, both rooted firmly in the unique history of our state. Isto’s “Fur Farms of Alaska: Two Centuries of History and a Forgotten Stampede” brings history to life by capturing the remarkable stories of […]

Juvenile Literature Reviews, Fall 2012

November 26, 2012 by


The committee of volunteers discussed these reviews in September. BookSpeak! Poems about Books written by Laura Purdie Salas illustrations by Josee Bisaillon BookSpeak!, a collection of poems about books, is one of those books which defy category. The design is delightful, with entertaining, expressive collage illustrations by Josee Bisaillon, and the poems are accomplished. But […]

Emily Wall: Poetry Reading + Workshop

October 23, 2012 by


A quick reminder, this week we’ll have Juneau poet Emily Wall reading from her new collection, “Liveaboard” on Friday night at 7pm at the Downtown Library.  Books will be available for sale and signing after the reading. On Saturday morning from 10-1,  Emily will lead a workshop at the Douglas Library called, “Eat, Drink, Write: […]

Old Poet, New Poet

October 4, 2012 by


The National Endowment for the Arts just posted a great video featuring Philip Levine, the former Poet Laureate of the United States (age 84) and Kristen Dupard, the 2012 Poetry Out Loud National Champion (age 18). Dupard recited Levine’s poem, “What Work is” in the POL finals and in this video she recites it again for […]

Reviews of Juvenile Books, July 2012 meeting

September 9, 2012 by


These reviews are from a volunteer committee.        Bon Appetit! The delicious Life of Julia Child written by Jessie Hartland Jessie Hartland’s Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child will delight adults more than children, at least young children. Playful cartoon-like illustrations and details of Julia Child’s life crowd the book which […]

Mary Doria Russell: Fall Events

September 6, 2012 by


Don’t miss this lifetime opportunity to discuss 2 of Russell’s groundbreaking novels with folks from the community and then meet the author during her November visit to Juneau!  Russell’s visit is part of this fall’s Gather Inspiration series (full schedule coming soon) featuring author/illustrator Teri Sloat, storyteller Roblin Gray Davis, poet Emily Wall,  author/historian Sarah Crawford Isto and poet/historian Nichole […]

Winter Juvenile Book Review December 2011 (PART I)

March 23, 2012 by


Every Thing on It poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein 811.54 SILVERSTEIN  Douglas and Downtown Libraries It is, of course, a delight to get another book by Mr. Silverstein. This unexpected collection is, for the most part, a treat. Even if some of the poems aren’t as pleasing as they might be, there are enough […]


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