Manhattan Short Film Festival Screens Sept 29 & 30

Filmgoers in Petersburg can unite with over 100,000 film-lovers around the world during the week of Sept 28 - Oct 8 when the 20th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Public Library on Sept 29 & 30.  Join with viewers around the world in choosing the best short film. Your vote counts! Check out the finalists! Suitable for adult audiences only. 

Advanced ticket purchase is recommended! Tickets on sale at the library ($10). 

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Curiosity Creates! After School STEAM Adventures for Kids

We're thrilled to announce that Curiosity Creates! our popular drop-in after school STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) program with instructor Andrea Weathers will kick off Wednesday Sept 13. It will be *every* Wednesday September through November thanks to funding from the Friends of Petersburg's Libraries!

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Rain driving you crazy? Get crafty!

Rain driving you crazy? We've got the perfect remedy - The Creative Experience! This fall series will engage your creative side and spark new ideas. Play with clay, dye fabric, and create your own spa products in this fun fall series with Andrea Weathers.  You'll come away with great gifts to share during the upcoming holiday season!  

Registration is now open for the first session, Pinch Pots and Hanging Hearts, register now -- >

Free eBooks and digital audiobooks

Headed out of town? Whether you're headed out fishing or out of state, the Alaska Digital Library makes it possible to read your favorite books and try a few new ones while you're on the road or on the water.

If you need help figuring out how to load and listen to books on your device, you can book one on one time with a library tech to get you started. Contact us >

Prenatal Yoga with Courtney every Wednesday

Come to breathe, stretch and build community during your pregnancy.  The class will cater towards the individual mother's needs, using props and variations to make sure you are comfortable and safe in each pose.

Breath and mindfulness techniques will be used to help find physical and emotional balance along your pregnancy journey.

Every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 starting August 9. $7 drop in fee, runs through Sept 20. 

LISTENING PROJECT: It Takes A Neighborhood to Raise a Child

Bev Hammer and Neva Christensen talk about raising their families in the Lumber Street neighborhood during the 1950’s. They talk about the support system that sustained them as young wives and mothers when the men were off fishing for weeks at a time. They describe the web of caring and support that “Stretched from one end of Main Street to the other”, including elderly neighbors, the daily coffee parties and an almost communal form of parenting.

The excerpt is an example of how generous and caring neighbors helped out newly widowed Chris Christensen when he was caring for his infant daughter in the days before he married Neva.

This is a wistful and humorous look back at the adventures and good memories of a time when kids shoveled snow for a piece of pie, and spent most of their days outside playing games and building forts.