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.

Pick up a copy of Quiet Defiance this Saturday at the Friends Book Sale

This Saturday! 
Friends Monthly Book Sale - 11 AM - 1:00 PM.
In addition to a huge selection of used books, the Friends will be selling advanced copies of "Quiet Defiance: Alaska's Empty Chair Story". Author Karleen Grummett will be at the library October 4 to talk about the history of Juneau’s Japanese American community, their incarceration during World War II, and Juneau’s support for their Japanese friends and neighbors during and following the war. Copies of the book are available at the library starting Sat Sept 2 for $7.95. All proceeds support Petersburg's libraries.

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Putting Alaska's Newspapers Online

The Alaska State Library is scanning 100,000 pages of Alaska’s historic newspapers and putting them online for free. This is exciting news that opens up a wealth of historical information about our area!  The first batch of 10,000 pages went up on the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America website last week, take a look...