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Attn Anchorage! Cool stuff at your library this week

Because I know people in the Anchorage area who read this blog, I wanted to share this e-mail I got on a mailing list I belong to. I can’t use it, but you probably can!

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Sunday, March 23
Anchorage Board Gamers Group – 1pm – Innovation Lab
Come out and meet Anchorage board game enthusiasts and have some fun!
 
This is the group in Anchorage for people interested in playing contemporary/modern board games, from people who are new and interested in the hobby to those that don’t mind burning hours on an epic game of Twilight Imperium. As far as we know this is the largest and most established public group in Anchorage meeting up for this purpose and has been going on in some form since November 2011. We play a mix of the modern classics and hot things right off the gaming press.
 
 Free Movie – 2pm – Wilda Marston Theatre
Listen up Marshmallows!
 
The most anticipated movie of 2014 (according to MTV Movie Brawl 2014) and it’s not playing in Alaska!?!  I call shenanigans!  Show your Pirate Pride and join us for the Alaska premiere!
 
Due to copyright restrictions, I am not able to name the title of the film.  I CAN give out a description!  Please remember that this movie is rated PG-13 and may not be appropriate for children. 
 
Film Description: With her graduation from law school imminent, Veronica is interviewing with prestigious New York law firms when she gets a call from ex-boyfriend, Logan, who has been accused of murder. Veronica returns to Neptune to help Logan find a good defense attorney, but when she becomes suspicious of the way Logan’s case is being handled, she finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind: that of an amateur sleuth.
 
Please e-mail mcgourtysa@muni.org for the title. 
 
Monday, March 24
       25th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill – 6pm – Wilda Marston Theatre
       Join the Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.  This presentation will focus on the improvements in oil spill prevention and response in the Prince William Sound since 1989.
 
Tuesday, March 25
        Maker Night – 6pm – Innovation Lab
Maker Nights are nights where the 4th floor of the library becomes an invention lab.  You will have the opportunity to collaborate with makers with all backgrounds!  All skill levels are welcome. 
Sponsored by: Anchorage Maker Space and Anchorage Public Library
 
Wednesday, March 26
 
        Let’s Talk Anchorage: Doing Democracy – 6pm – Ann Stevens Room
Doing Democracy is a collaboration between Let’s Talk Anchorage, the Anchorage Public Library and Alaska Common Ground. Please join the community conversation about how we do democracy. What are the responsibilities of citizens, and what information do we need to make decisions?
 
Join facilitators from Let’s Talk Anchorage as we engage in a deliberative dialog and democratic process around important issues facing Alaskans. 
 
Friday, March 28
        Lunch and Learn with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra 12pm Public Conference Room Also Available Via OWL
        Please join Maestro Randy Fleischer for an informal noontime discussion of Anchorage Symphony’s Classic Concert “Electric Nights”.  This concert features Tracy Silverman on the electric violin. 
                  
Saturday, March 29
        TEDxAnchorage – 2pm – Wilda Marston Theatre
Intermission: 4-5pm in the Innovation Lab on Level 4
Grand finale: Loussac Luminescence – A Dragon’s Tale (performance light show)
More info at: https://www.facebook.com/TEDxAnchorage
 
TEDxAnchorage is the local spinoff of the nationally-acclaimed TED talks: Ideas worth spreading. The event features a series of talks and videos by inspiring individuals who will share BIG ideas on the theme of “Community Reimagined: Harnessing the Power of Fun!” This year’s speakers have stories about overcoming difficult problems, using non-traditional and fun methods.
 
TEDxAnchorage speakers are some of Anchorage’s leading thinkers and innovators. This year we are fortunate to have two out-of-state guests Stella Grizont and Drew Dudley. Stella is the founder of WOOPAAH, a company that creates immersive play experiences for people at work to feel happier, more creative, and connected. Some of her clients include Google, Columbia University, and New York City’s Department of Transportation. Drew’s TEDxToronto talk featured on TED.com has received over a million views. The live talks will be mixed with videos of popular TED talks on our theme from around the world.
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Here’s hoping you can make one or more of these events this week.
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