Cool Stuff

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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? Loussac Hours Changing

Due to budget cuts, the Loussac Library will be reducing hours. Starting January 2, Loussac will close an hour earlier at 8pm Mondays-Thursdays. Friday - Sunday hours will remain the same.

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Did You Know? Unlimited Online Classes with

With, 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? 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? 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? 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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Did You Know? Libraries on Prop 7

The upcoming municipal election contains Proposition 7, a $1.4M bond that includes Chugiak-Eagle River and Loussac Libraries. This is our first vote-by-mail election--ballots due April 3.

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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? Live @ the Library is Back

Join us on Thursdays from 12-1 pm June 7-August 9 on the Loussac lawn for a free concert. Bring the family for a picnic or purchase food from a food truck on site and soak up that Alaskan sun.

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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? 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 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? 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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