Rainforest Writers Creative Writing Workshops

Fee $20- Open to adults - Registration is required.

Let's write together! Orin Pierson is trained and certified to facilitate writing workshops using the Amherst Writers and Artists Workshop Method.

AWA workshops follow a proven method with a simple philosophy: every person who writes is a writer, and every writer deserves a safe environment in which to experiment, learn, and develop craft. The AWA Method creates a safe and supportive space where writers of all ability levels come together to play on the page. Details about the AWA and a schedule of upcoming workshops is available at www.rainforestwriters.org

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Decolonizing Alaska Nov 2-30

We're seeking feedback on our Decolonizing Alaska Exhibit. The survey will be open until Dec 5, 2018.

Decolonizing Alaska is a multimedia visual art exhibit featuring contemporary artists exploring and responding to Alaska’s history of colonization. A collaboration of more than 30 diverse Alaska artists, both Native and non-Native, the exhibit introduces new ideas around Alaska culture. Exhibit curator Asia Freeman will give a presentation.

Made possible with support from Trading Union, Petersburg Community Foundation, Brunnell Street Arts Center, National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Homer, the Rasmuson Foundation, the Alaska State Council on the Arts, and the CIRI Foundation.

Rainforest Writers Creative Writing Workshops

We're thrilled to be offering Rainforest Writers Creative Writing Workshops with Orin Pierson this fall! Registration is open now and they are filling up fast - so sign up early.


An Amherst Writers & Artists Affiliate -- made possible with support from the Petersburg Library Art Education Endowment.

Manhattan Short Film Festival

ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE RECOMMENDED - During one week of the year over 100,000 film-lovers gather in over 300 Cinemas across 6 Continents to view and vote on the Finalists Films' in the Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival - MANHATTAN SHORT is more than just one of the largest short film festivals in the world....it's the World's First Global Film Festival!

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Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Open to babies through preschool.

how to participate:

1. Sign up and Start a Reading Log

Decide how you want to track your reading. Here are some ideas:

2. Track Your Reading

Each time you read a book with your child, record the title in your reading log. 

3. Show us Your Reading Log at Milestones

  •  At each 100 books milestone, visit the library during Toddler Time or Open Play for a sticker & photo. 
  • At 500 books receive a new book to take home - and keep!
  • At 1,000 books receive a $25 Gift Certificate for Sing Lee Alley Books.