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Residents of Southeast communities including Juneau, Petersburg, Ketchikan, Haines, Gustavus, Craig and Coffman Cove can now take part in what is being billed as the first-ever "global eBook club" -- Big Library Read -- through Listen Alaska Plus (http://listenalaska.libraryreserve.com). Big LIbrary Read offers people from around the world the opportunity to read the same eBook at the same time. The current featured title is "Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard," by Laura Bates, an autobiography about working with inmates in solitary confinement, teaching them the works of William Shakespeare. The title will be available from March 17 through April 1.
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
In February, the Juneau Pioneers' Home launched a three-part film series that focuses on issues older adults are facing today. The series began Feb. 18 and continues on the third Wednesday of March and April.
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A newly restored version of Alaska's first film to be inducted to the National Film Registry will be shown in Fairbanks this week as part of a statewide tour. "Uksuum Cauyai: The Drums of Winter" was directed by Leonard Kamerling, the UA Museum of the North's film curator, and Sarah Elder, now a State University of New York film professor. Their work was named to the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress in 2006.
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SPRING CLASSES FOR ADULTS
Kodiak humpback whale is Fireside Lecture topic for March 6
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Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will host marine ecologist Michelle Ridgway and marine mammal biologist Kate Wynne as Fireside Lecturers on Friday, March 6. They will discuss their work on a deceased humpback whale that washed ashore in Kodiak in 2014. Lectures are free and occur at 6:30 p.m. and repeat at 8 p.m.
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services announced that Craig Public Library is among the 30 finalists for the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The award is the nation's highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community.
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From March 4 through March 27, the Alaska State Archives Research Room will be closed and reference services curtailed so that staff can transfer and process approximately 10,000 boxes and court volumes from its Willoughby Avenue facility into the new State Library Archives & Museum (SLAM) vault. All archival holdings will be housed in the SLAM vault at the conclusion of this move.
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Cassandra Adams of Ketchikan and Amara Sanguni of Juneau were recently selected as Alaska's top youth volunteers in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Each will receive $1,000, a silver medallion, and a trip to Washington, D.C., where 10 state honorees will be named America's top youth volunteers. Jayton Rizzo of Kenai and Jenevia Wika of Anchorage were named distinguished finalists for Alaska, as well.
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions Club will be in Angoon on March 12 to provide free vision screening to elementary school children in cooperation with the school district and public health nurse. Lions use a state-of-the-art vision screener called a PlusOptix that takes a picture of the child's eye. t only takes a couple seconds to get a reading.
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Sealaska Heritage Insitute
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"City Limits," a new exhibit at the Anchorage Museum, will open Friday, March 6. The exhibition reveals how Anchorage's population has changed through time to become the ethno-racially, culturally and linguistically diverse community that it is today, with more than 90 languages spoken.
Alutiiq Museum's Volunteer of the Year goes to couple who monitor ancient  settlements in Uyak Bay
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The Alutiiq Museum recently announced its Volunteer of the Year award, an annual tradition desinged to recognize the integral role of volunteers in carrying out the museum's goals. This year, Brigid and Harry Dodge were honored for their outstanding volunteer contributions to the museum.
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The Office of History & Archaeology will be accepting grant applications for 2015 historic preservation projects from certified local governments through Friday, March 6.
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Perseverance Theatre has announced this year's offerings for Spring Break Camp, March 16-20.
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