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July events at Juneau Public Libraries

Posted: July 10, 2014 - 12:01am

Thursday, July 10: Tlingit Language Learners Group, 6 p.m., Downtown Library

This is a study group facilitated by language learners who are dedicated to the goal of revitalization of the Tlingit language. The group is free of charge and open to everyone in the community. No previous language experience is required or expected.

Friday, July 11: Science Fridays: Robot Garage with the Museum of Flight, 1 p.m., Valley Library,

Design a robotic rover to explore other planets. This session will start with a video conference to learn about the history of robotics along with the cutting edge robots currently being developed around the world. Then participants will build robots from the kits provided and set a challenge for the class to meet. Bring clean recyclable materials that will be used in the construction of the robots.

Saturday, July 12: Game Day at the Library, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Valley Library

Play games provided or bring your own. While all are welcome, available games are rated for ages 8 to adult. Snacks and games provided by Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries and Platypus Gaming.

Monday, July 14: Panel Discussion on Senate Bill 21, 5 p.m., Valley Library

Listen to four experts discuss reasons to sustain or repeal SB21 (Ballot Measure #1), “An Act Relating to the Oil and Gas Production Tax, Interest Rates on Overdue Taxes, and Tax Credit” which will be voted upon in the Primary Election. A Q&A will follow.

Tuesday, July 15: Movies in Spanish Night, 5:30 p.m., Douglas Library

Marvel’s “The Avengers.”

Friday, July 18: Science Fridays: Ocean Chemistry with NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), 1 p.m., Valley Library

Investigate ocean chemistry with hands-on activities that explore how currents are formed. Experiment with kitchen items plus mussel shells to understand pH and ocean acidification.

Thursday, July 17: Third Thursday Family Time, 5:30 p.m., Valley Library

Its National Pig Day! Library staff will read Mo Willems’s book “Happy Pig Day” and maybe host a visit. Participants are encouraged to dress up as a pig to celebrate. Crafts and a light supper provided.

Thursday, July 17: Tlingit Language Learners Group, 6 p.m., Downtown Library

Teen Advisory Board Meeting, noon, Valley Library

Join the “Secret Society of the Rainbow Fish” as they eat pizza, share book thoughts, and help plan the teen mystery party. Newcomers welcome; particularly those entering 7th-10th grade.

Thursday, July 24: Tlingit Language Learners Group — Downtown Library, 6:00pm

Please see Thursday the 10th description.

Friday, July 25: Science Fridays: Fueling and Containing Fire with Capital City Fire and Rescue, 1 p.m., Valley Library

Learn about the science behind fire and heat with a demonstration as well as fire safety information for home.

Friday, July 25: Author visit with Nick Jans, 6 p.m., Downtown Library

Nick Jans will talk about his newest book, “A Wolf Called Romeo.” A story of a wolf who returned again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau.

Saturday, July 26: Teen Mystery Party, 6-8 p.m., Downtown Library

The other night in the library, when many characters were out of their books enjoying a sojourn in the night air, a crime was committed, grim and grave, right in our own library. As a result his Majesty Henry VIII – that famous monarch from the English history books – has disappeared. Gathered at this table are the characters who were present in the library at the time of the nasty deed. Fortunately Master Sherlock Holmes is here to investigate, so the perpetrator of this heinous crime will no doubt be revealed as the night proceeds. Aimed at students entering 7th-10th grades. (Outliers are welcome, but must be able to participate at that level.)

Thursday, July 31: Tlingit Language Learners Group — Downtown Library, 6:00pm

For more information, visit 586-5249 or email us at libraryevents@juneau.org

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