Cool Stuff

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Did You Know? Digital Public Library of America

The DPLA is a huge and wonderful collection of exhibitions, maps, photos and more, provided free of charge by libraries and cultural institutions across the country.

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Did You Know? Unlimited Online Classes with Lynda.com

With Lynda.com, you can learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. All of this is free with your Library card!

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Did you know? APL Offers Free Digital Streaming

The easy-to-use digital streaming service offers a wide variety of movies, tv, books and music to download or stream to watch anywhere, anytime. The content is always available--no wait lists.

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Did You Know? You can learn a language with Mango

Anchorage Public Library cardholders get free access to Mango Languages, an online language learning system that features over 70 languages.

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Did You Know? RB Digital is Back at APL

Get popular eBooks and audiobooks with the RB Digital app for Apple, Android or Kindle devices, or Adobe Digital Editions for computers to access hundreds of best sellers and beloved classics.

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Did You Know? UAF Cooperative Extension

The UAF Cooperative Extension, Anchorage Outreach Center is now on the 4th floor of the Loussac Library. Check out a class, pick up free information, and so much more!

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Did You Know? Winter Break Reading Challenge is On!

Winter Break Reading Challenge is Dec. 20-Jan. 11. Students K-12 can read any book of their choice, tell us about it, and be entered to win a Kindle Fire. Five books/entries per person. One winner per location.

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Did You Know? November is NaNoWriMo

Each year on November 1, authors attempt to complete a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM November 30. APL supports NaNoWriMo authors with programs to get creative ideas flowing.

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Did You Know? APL Is Part of Alaska's Shared Catalog

APL is a proud member of the Alaska Library Catalog. As of May 2018, over 85 libraries in Alaska all share the same catalog and materials. That’s 92% of libraries in Alaska!

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Did You Know? Cozy Up with a Good Book is Back

Anchorage Public Library's popular online reading program for adults is back for the fall and winter with monthly prize drawings for participants. This month's drawing is for a restaurant gift card!

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Did You Know? APL Has New Visual Assistance Technology

Anchorage Public Library has a new option for people who experience low vision. Each location now has an electronic magnifier available for in-house use with our public computers.

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Did You Know? Freegal Gets a New Look

Freegal gives APL card holders access to over 15 million songs and counting. And now, Freegal has a new redesigned look with an improved player, more playlists, and increased search capabilities.

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Did You Know? Take a Look at Libby

You have access to thousands of ebooks and audiobooks with your APL card, and now there is a new app to make it even easier to checkout and read your favorite titles.

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