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February 2017

SCHOOL’S OUT FUN:

TURTLE DROP-IN CRAFT

  • Friday, February 3rd – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Noel Wien Public Library Berry Room
  • In honor of our turtle Winston, stop by the Berry Room to make your own unique paper plate turtle!
    • AFTERNOON MOVIE @ YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY

    • Friday, February 3rd – 1:30 PM
    • Noel Wien Public Library Auditorium
    • Call the Berry Room for the title of this 75 minute film featuring everyone’s favorite mystery solving dog and toy building bricks! Popcorn munchies served. Auditorium doors open at 1:20 PM.
       

BRICKTASTIC

  • Sunday, February 19th, 2:00 PM
  • Noel Wien Public Library Berry Room
  • Join us for our monthly meeting of an hour of toy brick building fun. This month our theme is: flying! We provide the toy bricks, you provide the imagination! For ages 3 and up.
     

SCHOOL’S OUT FUN: MOOSE PLAY DAY

  • Tuesday, February 21st – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Noel Wien Public Library Berry Room
  • From Thidwick to Bullwinkle, you’ll have the “moosest” marvelous fun this afternoon with all literary things moose. For ages 3 and up.
     

ALL ABOUT MOOSE!

  • Sunday, February 26th, 2:00 PM
  • Noel Wien Library Auditorium
  • Presented in collaboration with the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Learn the facts and fun and science about the Interior’s famous member of the deer family! For school-aged children.
     

EVENING FAMILY PAJAMA STORYTIME

  • Tuesday, February 21st, 7:00 PM
  • 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.
     

MOTHER MOOSE

  • Monday, February 6th, 10:30 AM
  • Friday, February 17th, 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, February 18th, 10:30 AM
  • Tuesday, February 28th, 6:30 PM
  • 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, 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.
     

PARENTS AND TWOS

  • Wednesdays at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM
  • (February 1, 8, 15, and 22)
  • Thursdays at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM
  • (February 2, 9, 16, and 23)
  • Noel Wien Library Berry Room
  • A sweet little storytime for two year olds and a parent or caregiver. Advanced registration is required for each monthly series. Call 459-1052 during the library’s open hours, or stop by in person, to register for the four-week February series. Spaces are limited in each session.
     

MOVIES @ YOUR LIBRARY

  • Friday, February 3rd, 1:30 PM
  • Sunday, February 12th, 1:30 PM
  • Noel Wien Library Auditorium
  • Pick up a copy of the printed February Berry Room calendar for information on the movies being shown, or call 459-1052. The movies are shown on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium. Popcorn munchies are served. Auditorium doors open at 1:20 PM.
     

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

What’s New in the Berry Room

February 2017

NEW BOOK RELEASES

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

  • Escape from the Great Earthquake (Ranger in Time series) by Kate Messner
  • Haunted Dinosaur (Creepella von Cacklefur series)
  • Heart of the Land (Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts series) by Sarah Prineas
  • Mysterious Message (Geronimo Stilton Micekings series)
  • Nate the Great and the Missing Birthday Snake by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Andrew Sharmat
  • Operation: Secret Recipe (Geronimo Stilton series)
  • Pirate Spacecat Attack (Geronimo Stilton Spacemice series)
  • Shoo, Caveflies (Geronimo Stilton Cavemice series)
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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

  • Come enjoy free movies on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium on Friday, February 3rd at 1:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 12th at 1:30 p.m. Call the Berry Room at 459-1052 for the title of the movies being shown. Popcorn munchies served. Auditorium doors open at 1:20 PM.
     

MONTHLY BRICKTASTIC PROGRAM

  • Come to the Berry Room on the 3rd Sunday of each month for an hour of toy brick building fun. Each month has a different theme, but there’s always a fun time to be had! For ages 3 and up.
     

FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES

  • There are several “no school days” in February – Friday, February 3rd, and Tuesday, February 21st. Visit the Berry Room for fun activities on those days. Join us also for a special program with the University of Alaska Museum of the North on moose, and a program with the North Star Imagination Library for a circus-themed preschool family fun night. See details on the library’s web calendar.
     

CELEBRATE “TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY” DAY

  • Bring your child to the library on Saturday, February 4th. Apply for a library card for children 6 years old or older; Play “I Spy” with the Alaskan Fairy Tale Mural; use the Berry Room Self Checkout Kiosk; or play on the Early Literacy computers.
     

GROUP PRESENTATIONS

  • The library welcomes visits by public school, private school, and homeschool groups, daycares and preschools, scouting and church groups, education classes, and other groups interested in children’s programs and literature. The Berry Room can provide tours, storytimes, book discussions, and more. Contact the Berry Room staff at (907) 459-1052 or email us to schedule a visit.
     

NEW LIBRARY CATALOG

  • (search capability called Enterprise)
  • • downloadable movies,
  • • e-books,
  • • downloadable audiobooks,
  • • music
  • • some databases, and
  • • books, audiobooks and DVDs
  • into one combined search.
  • What were separate searches via ListenAlaska, OneClick, and the new Hoopla are now all part of one catalog. As always, you can access it from home (www.fnsblibrary.org). You can email and text lists to yourself. Try it out for yourself.
     

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).

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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)
  • Books containing printed text and a CD
  • Videos and DVDs
  • CD-ROM educational software
  • Music audio CDs
  • Non-fiction books
  • Paperback browsing collection
  • Graphic