State Writer Laureate Ernestine Hayes visits Petersburg!

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Ernestine Hayes, the current Alaska Writer Laureate is coming to Petersburg to hold two public events on January 11 and 12, 2018. She is best known for award-winning Blonde Indian, an Alaska Native Memoir. Her latest book, The Tao of Raven, weaves narratives and reflection in the context of the story "Raven and the Box of Daylight." Hayes belongs to the Kaagwaantaan clan of the Tlingit nation.

Author Event - Thursday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m.  An opportunity to meet Ernestine and a time to hear from her and experience her writing.

Writing Workshop: Writing Our Lives - Friday, January 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Through exercises and discussion, participants will draw on their own life experiences to explore personal and cultural histories. Hayes will discuss the craft of writing and offer insights into the publishing process. Open to any writing level. This workshop is free, but registration is required. Click here to register online.

Sponsored by the Petersburg Arts Council, the Alaska Humanities Forum, the Petersburg Public Library, and the Petersburg Community Foundation.

Art Education Endowment funds Curiosity Creates in 2018!

We're excited to announce that the Petersburg Library Art Education Endowment will fund our weekly afterschool STEAM program in 2018! The Endowment, along with a generous donation from the Friends of Petersburg's Libraries, will keep this popular program running weekly until April. 

The Arts Education Endowment was established in 2012 by Petersburg resident John McCabe. The fund provides financial assistance to the library that will be spent exclusively on art and cultural programs.  The annual interest earnings provides a stable, ongoing funding source to enhance arts programming at the Library. The fund is held and managed by the Alaska Community Foundation

Donations can be made online below,  at the library front desk or by mailing your contribution to the Petersburg Public Library, PO Box 549 Petersburg Alaska 99833.



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Flow Yoga

Join Malena Marvin for a flowing sequence of yoga poses to build strength, mindfulness and flexibility. Classes are rooted in a vinyasa flow, emphasize breath-centered practice, and are tailored to suit the needs of current students. All levels welcome! Caution: Yoga has been shown to decrease blood pressure, boost immunity, improve sleep, increase flexibility, reduce anxiety, and prevent aches and pain.

  • Thursdays 5:30-6:45 pm

  • Saturdays 11am to 12:15 pm

Bring your mat, blanket, block & strap - or use ours. $12 drop in, $30 for 3-class pass, $90 for 10-class pass. Kids 15 and under and veterans half-price. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Join the Petersburg Yoga group on Facebook for updates on subs, visiting teachers, and special workshops.

Instructor Malena Marvin has taught yoga to K-12 public school kids, on wilderness expeditions, and worked with teen girls on the Art of Yoga project. She began her yoga practice in 1996 and has completed a 200 vinyasa teacher training. A strong believer in holistic health, she has completed over 200 hours of training in Thai Bodywork.

Caution: Yoga has been shown to decrease blood pressure, boost immunity, improve sleep, increase flexibility, reduce anxiety, and prevent aches and pains. 

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