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September 2014

In honor of its Centennial in 2013, the U. S. Department of Labor, in partnership with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, developed a very diverse list of 100+ books that shaped our view of work in America. There are titles with reading appeal for just about every age group and every level of interest in the topic. The list is alphabetical by author. The dates in parentheses (–) following the author’s name indicate first date of publication / first edition; many have newer editions. Library locations/availability are at the end of each listing

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NO SCHOOL DAY: DRAGON TRAINING SKILLS ACADEMY

Monday, September 29th, 2:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Auditorium

Think you have what it takes to become a fully qualified Dragon Trainer? Find out at the library’s How to Train Your Dragon Skill Day.
Enter the Berk Dragon Training Academy to test your dragon knowledge, practice dragon training skills, create your Viking armor, then put yourself to the Trainer’s Challenge. For school-aged children. No registration required.

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BRICKTASTIC

Sunday, September 21st, 2:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Join us for an hour of brick building fun. We will have a speed build, and a longer build that will feature creatures. We provide the bricks, you provide the imagination! For ages 5 and up.

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Today is “Read an eBook Day”

If you haven’t tried eBooks yet, give it a try. Check out an eBook using our library webpage links to Listen Alaska or OneClick Digital. Also if you are interested go to http://readanebookday.com/ to enter a contest in honor of the day.

Celebrate with us – September 18th, 2014 Read an eBook Day is a celebration of modern storytelling. Be a part of the festivities by checking your favorite eBook out from the library, sharing your reading stories, entering to win prizes or just simply setting aside some time to read. Celebrate with y…

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Third Thursday Film Series for Adults

September 18

Watchtower (Turkey) – Haunted by a tragic incident, Nihat isolated himself by becoming a fire warden in a remote observation tower far out in the wilderness. Seher lives in a makeshift room at a bus station and has taken a job as a bus hostess to escape her own traumatic past. They go about their solitary lives until their fates collide. Beginning at first as muted antagonism, their relationship turns into tender domesticity as they settle together at Nihat’s mountain-side watchtower. Yet the weight of the past presses on the silence between them, serving as the ultimate catalyst in their relationship. (100 min; Turkish with English subtitles)

The Foreigner (Greece/USA) – A remote Greek village needs to grow in order to avoid being cut off by the government. When a foreigner stumbles into town, the mayor rallies the townspeople to convince him to stay. (17 min.; Greek with English subtitles)

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