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Featured Upcoming Events

October 2014

MOTHER MOOSE

Friday, September 12th, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, September 20th, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, September 22nd, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, September 23rd, 6:30 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Bring your baby or toddler up to 23 months, and enjoy a sweet, short lapsit program of rhymes and a story or two, followed by social time with developmental toys for babies/toddlers and caretakers. Mother Moose is designed to encourage early literacy through shared stories, music, developmental activities, and movement. Please join us and get to know other parents of similar aged children.

PAJAMA STORYTIME

Tuesday, September 16th, 7:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Wear your pajamas and slippers, and bring your favorite bedtime stuff animal for an evening storytime for 3 to 10 year olds. No registration is required for this fun way for the whole family to enjoy stories before bedtime.

CELEBRATE AMERICA

Sunday, September 14th, 2:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Auditorium

My Country, ‘Tis of Thee:

How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights

Join author and former Fairbanksan Claire Rudolf Murphy for a program based on her recent book My Country, ‘Tis of Thee. Claire will also be sharing new verses submitted by local students, in an audience sing-a-long. There will be Book Sales and Author Book Signing at the end of the program. A reception will follow the program.

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.

MOVIES @ YOUR LIBRARY

Sunday, September 28th, 1:30 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Auditorium

Pick up a copy of the printed September Berry Room calendar for information on the movie being shown, or call 459-1052. The movie is shown on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium. Popcorn munchies are served. Auditorium doors open 10 minutes prior to start of movie.

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.

NO SCHOOL DAY: DRAGON DAY @ THE LIBRARY

Monday, September 29th, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Have you ever wanted to breathe fire and have wings? Come to the Berry Room at the Noel Wien Library any time between 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM for many dragon activities, crafts, and a fabulous photo op, too! For ages 3 and up. No registration required.

PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE FOR MORE EVENTS OFFERED BY THE YOUTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

What’s New in the Berry Room

October 2014

NEW BOOK RELEASES

Watch for the following recently released or soon to be released titles to be added to the catalog:

  • Spirit Animals – Book 7 by Marie Lu
  • American Girl – Girl of the Year 2015 by Mary Casanova
  • Big Nate Lives It Up by Lincoln Peirce

When these titles are listed in the public library’s online catalog, you may place a hold for them by using the Place A Hold feature, along with your library card and PIN.

MOVIES @ YOUR LIBRARY

Sunday, October 19th, 1:30 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Auditorium

Pick up a copy of the printed October Berry Room calendar for information on the movie being shown, or call 459-1052. The movie is shown on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium. Popcorn munchies are served. Auditorium doors open at 1:20 p.m.

I SPY DISPLAY CASE

If you like the popular I Spy books by Walter Wick, try the I Spy display in the Berry Room in October. See how many things you can spy!

NORTH POLE LIBRARY USERS

We’ve got you covered. While the North Pole Branch Library transitions from its old facility on Snowman Lane to its wonderful new building on NPHS Blvd. during the month of October, come in to Fairbanks to check out what the Noel Wien Library can offer you in the meantime. We’d be glad to see you!

FACEBOOK

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries are back on Facebook. Like us to keep up on current library happenings!

BRICKTASTIC

We’re continuing our popular toy brick building program this month. Join us on the 3rd Sunday in October (October 19th) at 2:00 p.m.

MONTHLY BERRY ROOM CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Would you like to receive this calendar each month via email? Stop by the Berry Room desk to add your email address to our monthly distribution list (the calendar is emailed in pdf color version near the end of each month for the following month’s calendar).

Youth Services Department

AT THE NOEL WIEN LIBRARY
(WILLIAM D. BERRY ROOM)

The Noel Wien Library’s Youth Services Department provides a place for children from birth to 18 years old to learn, explore, and enjoy literature through a wide variety of materials and programs.

YOUTH MATERIALS AND COLLECTIONS AVAILABLE TO BORROW

Youth collections are housed in three locations at the Noel Wien Library. Fictional materials for children from birth to upper elementary/middle school, as well as some children’s poetry, are located in the William D. Berry Room, immediately to your right as you enter the library and walk past the checkout station. Fictional materials for young adults are located in the Young Adult area at the rear of the library. Non-fiction materials for youth are interfiled with adult materials in the non-fiction area of the library, according to Library of Congress call number.

The youth collections include, but are not limited to:

  • Board books for very young children
  • Picture books, including award-winning Caldecott books
  • Books for beginning readers
  • Chapter books in a variety of genres, including award-winning Newbery books
  • Young adult literature, including award-winning Printz books
  • Large print books for youth
  • Poetry
  • Books in foreign languages (located in the non-fiction section)
  • Audio books (books on tape or CD, “Playaways,” and downloadable books from ListenAlaska)
  • Bookbags with picture books and an audio cassette
  • Videos and DVDs
  • CD-ROM educational software
  • Music audio cassettes and CDs
  • Non-fiction books
  • Paperback browsing collection