APL is Home to Some Good Yarns

Colorful balls of yarn in a stack

Are you a fiber fanatic? Anchorage Public Library locations have knitting and spinning programs, and crochet and knitting kits to check out.

Chugiak-Eagle River

Eagle River Fiber Spinners

Have a spinning wheel or drop spindle, and want to join other spinners for chat and sharing? Or perhaps you're just interested in trying it out? Come join us at the library near the front windows. If you want to give it a try but don't have equipment, please contact the branch ahead of time, and an extra wheel and fiber will be provided. 

  • Saturday, December 16, 10 AM - 12 PM


Knit a Bit

Learn the basics of knitting with other new knitters! Tea and cookies included. Best for ages 10+. Walk-ins welcome, but knitting supplies are limited-- register in advance to secure your spot by calling 907-343-4032. 

  • Thursday, December 28, 4:30-5:30 PM
  • Thursday, January 11, 4 - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday, January 20, 2:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, January 25, 4 - 5:30 PM


Knot Just Knitters

Do you knit, crochet or sew or are you a beginner looking for a start? Join us for a weekly meetup and bring your ideas or current projects. We will have lessons for beginning knitters with long-time beloved resident Cleary Donovan. Materials and tools provided.

  • Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00 PM

Library in a Box Kits

Can't make it to any of our scheduled programs? That's OK! We have Library in a Box Kits that you can check out and learn knitting or crochet on your own time. Kits are housed at Loussac Library, but can be sent to any branch for pickup by placing a hold.

View the full list of kits

Good Yarns

Enjoy the knots and tangles of these cozy mysteries.

Good Yarns