Juneau libraries to host craft afternoon, author presentation by O'Neill

Posted: Friday, February 20, 2009

JUNEAU - The Juneau libraries have announced two upcoming events.

The first is a "readable art" family craft afternoon, to be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, the Douglas library. Participants will be invited to turn the written word into an artistic creation, either by making collage art from books and magazines or by choosing phrases to illustrate. The event is all ages. Bring your favorite scissors.

For more information contact the Douglas library at 364-2378.

The following weekend, on Feb. 27, the downtown library will host Dan O'Neill, author of the New York Times award-winning book "A Land Gone Lonesome: An Inland Voyage Along the Yukon River." O'Neill will talk about his books, his experiences in Alaska since 1975 and his travels. The talk will begin at 7:30 p.m.

O'Neill is also the author of "The Firecracker Boys" and "The Last Giant of Beringia." He was a research associate at the University of Alaska's Oral History program where he produced radio and television documentaries, and has also run dog teams and worked construction.

For more information, contact Carol at the downtown library at 586-0434.

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