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Attn Anchorage: Nerd Art, Job Search Help, Start Your Business and More @ Your Library

I live in Juneau, not Anchorage. But I know people who do. This week you ought to be paying attention to what’s going on in your libraries:

From: McGourtySA@ci.anchorage.ak.us [mailto:McGourtySA@ci.anchorage.ak.us]
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2014 4:50 PM
To: aklalist@akla.org
Subject: [AKLA List] Adult Services Events – Loussac Library – Week of May 18


(This is an AKLA List message, replies will go to the whole list.)

May 1-31st

Nerd Art – 3rd Floor Gallery and 4th Floor Innovation Lab

Fan art, science as art, comic book art, manga, and more!  Explore all manner of geekery at Loussac Public Library! FYI – You might just see a certain blue police box while you’re here!


For more information please contact mcgourtysa@muni.org.


Tuesday, May 20

Job Search 101: Resumes and Interviews – 6pm – Innovation Lab

Ben Krisher, Castle Resume Services, explains how to write a resume and tips for a successful interview. The workshop introduces resume styles, resume building tips and formatting tricks to make your resume stand out.
A Q&A about job seeking and interview skills will also be included.


Please contact Darla at hanedc@muni.org or 907-343-2893 for more information.


Conversation Salon: Information is Not Knowledge – 6pm – Ann Stevens Room

Join UAA and APU faculty, community leaders and your neighbors for an informal exploration of the themes in Brooke Gladstone’s book, The Influencing Machine. How are these themes relevant to ourselves, our community and our state?
May’s discussion topic:  How Media Shapes Our Reality of Everyday Life
Facilitated by Sue Fallon, Alaska Pacific University, and Anna Brawley, Agnew: Beck Consulting


For more information please contact sterlingrs@muni.org.


Sandra Walker: Little Merchants – 7pm – Public Conference Room

Join author Sandra Walker as she shares evocative stories from hilarious to horrific and poignant to repugnant from the golden era of youth delivering newspapers.

Based on extensive research and interviews with hundreds of former news carriers, Little Merchants explores the rich and colorful history of this important icon.

The author will be signing books after the presentation.


For more information please contact pendletoncl@muni.org


Wednesday, May 21

Let’s Talk Anchorage: Doing Democracy – 6pm – Ann Stevens Room

Doing Democracy is 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.


For more information please contact sterlingrs@muni.org


Alaska Writer’s Guild – 7pm – Innovation Lab

Join us at the Loussac Library to hear author David Brown discuss “The Transition Game, From Writing to Marketing.” This informative workshop takes a look at the difficulty involved transitioning from writing a book to switching gears & getting that book on the market.

David Brown attended Cuesta College Creative Writing Program. Served as a Columnist for the Woonsocket Call (RI), Edible East Bay(CA) & Castro Valley Forum(CA). Author of true crime story, Deacon’s Crossbow (Createspace). Past President and Program Director for AWG. A 400 page historical novel, Return of the Free Faller is in the hands of Mr. Brown’s literary agent. Recently completed, Grace and Dizzy, a book of short stories.


For more information please contact mcallisterdj@muni.org.


Thursday, May 22

Heck Yeah! It’s Time to Start My Own Business – 5pm – Public Conference Room – Also Available Via OWL

This 2-hour interactive, informative, and never the same way twice, monthly tutorial, serves as a starting point for anyone who has ever thought about starting their own business.

“Diamond” Dar Johnson will answer questions about business and financial planning needed to start your own business.

For more information, please contact mcgourtysa@muni.org.


Rick Mystrom: Solve Diabetes, Lose Weight, and Live Healthy – 7pm – Wilda Marston Theatre

Rick Mystrom, author, former mayor of Anchorage and type I diabetic will share ways on how to be healthier, trimmer, and feel better by developing good eating patterns that become good eating habits.

This presentation will be life-changing for type 2 diabetics who want to lower their blood sugar and lose weight, pre-diabetics or borderline diabetics who want to avoid ever getting diabetes, type 1 diabetics who want to improve their blood sugar control, and anyone—diabetic or not—who wants to loseweight and live healthier.


For more information please contact pendletoncl@muni.org.


Saturday, May 24

Loussac Library Science Fiction Double Feature Picture Show – 12pm – Wilda Marston Theatre

Loussac Library will be showing a mixture of classic and cult science fiction movies this summer! All films are free and open to the public.

Not all films will be appropriate for children. Due to licensing restrictions, Loussac Library is not able to advertise the titles of the movies shown.

Please e-mail mcgourtysa@muni.org for titles.


12pm – “Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect escape from the Earth moments before its destruction and join forces with Zaphod Beeblebrox on board the Heart of Gold and search for the ultimate question.” Rated PG

2:30pm – “In the future, a spaceship is harboring a passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an awesome action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship.” Rated PG-13

For more information, please contact mcgourtysa@muni.org.


Figure Drawing with Nic and Vee Sweet – 12pm – Innovation Lab

            Join Nic and Vanessa (Vee) Sweet for a free figure drawing workshop!  This is a workshop geared towards adults and high school aged teens.  All participants must bring their own supplies.

Nic and Vee Sweet are both graduates of the California Institute of the Arts for Animation.  Currently they run Sleeping Fox Studios.


For more information please contact hanedc@muni.org.


Keep These on Your Radar!

Photojournalism Art Exhibit – June 1 – Open Call for Art

For more information please contact hanedc@muni.org or mcgourtysa@muni.org.

Jane Austen Book Club – Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope – Discussion on Wednesday, June 4

For more information please contact mcgourtysa@muni.org

Maker Faire – July – Volunteers Needed

For more information please contact mcgourtysa@muni.org

Thrift Fashion Show – August – Volunteers Needed

For more information please contact hanedc@muni.org

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