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Anchorage Public Library - September Newsletter

September 2013 Newsletter for the Anchorage Public Library.
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September 2013
In This Edition:
Banned Classics
Hunger Action Month
Library News
Food for Thought
Library Event Calendar
Contact Us
 
 

Banned Classics

1. The Great Gatsby,
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
3. The Grapes of Wrath,
by John Steinbeck
4. To Kill a Mockingbird,
by Harper Lee
5. The Color Purple,
by Alice Walker
6. Ulysses, by James Joyce
7. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
8. The Lord of the Flies,
by William Golding
9. 1984, by George Orwell
10. Lolita,
by Vladmir Nabokov
11. Of Mice and Men,
by John Steinbeck
12. Catch-22,
by Joseph Heller
13. Brave New World,
by Aldous Huxley
14. Animal Farm,
by George Orwell
15. The Sun Also Rises,
by Ernest Hemingway
16. As I Lay Dying,
by William Faulkner
17. A Farewell to Arms,
by Ernest Hemingway
18. Their Eyes Were Watching God,                     by Zora Neale Hurston
19. Invisible Man,
by Ralph Ellison
20. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
21. Gone with the Wind,
by Margaret Mitchell
22. Native Son
by Richard Wright
23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,        
by Ken Kesey
24. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
BANNED BOOK WEEK
SEPTEMBER 22-28

Why Are Books Banned?

Children in our city are hungry. Here's how you can help.

This is Hunger Action Month

A surprising number of residents in the Anchorage Bowl are going hungry on a regular basis. The Food Bank of Alaska feeds an estimated 41,200 individuals a year here, approximately 8,100 different people a week.

Around 70 different organizations in the city, including the Mountain View Neighborhood Library, get food from FBA to serve hungry clients. Because of local and state cutbacks, Federal sequestration and fewer donations by grocery stores, FBA ran out of food this summer.

Help feed our hungry neighbors. Join Anchorage Public Library's Taking Action Food Drive. Donate food and/or funds throughout September. Look for the FBA red barrels at all five neighborhood libraries.

Why is APL sponsoring a food drive? Because we have locations across the city. Because our patrons are incredibly generous. Because your public library is a dynamic center for community engagement. Because too many local people are going hungry every day.
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Alaska Hunger facts

• FBA feeds around 74,000 different people a year
• About 15,000 different people get assistance weekly
• 42% of pantry clients have a child under 18 at home
• 30% of those are single-parent households
• 44.9% of the households have an employed adult
Hunger in America
 
Library News
Sherri Douglas - Youth Services Director

APL Data Gold Mine

Feel like someone keeps moving your cheese when you are searching for information on the Internet? APL's Virtual Branch offers numerous databases that let you avoid the ad distractions and the link loops so often encountered with search engines. Whether you have questions about health, investments, repairing vehicles or what novel to read, we've got you covered.
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Maker Andy Hiester works on a steamboat model in Loussac's Innovation Lab. APL's Maker Nights, the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays monthly from 6-9 pm, draw diverse hands-on projects, from knitting to 3-D printing. Collaborate with like-minded people on cutting-edge machines or traditional crafts.

 

Dreading Winter?

Take action against winter blues! Attend free adult classes, workshops, lectures & discussions @ your library. Scheduled this month: computer programing for women, two resume workshops, two discussion groups, a business 101 class, five talks - Medicare, Designer Drugs, Building Better Baby Brains, Symphonie Fantasique & author Nicolas O'Connell on his Storms of Denali, two Maker Nights, a book club & spinning demonstration. 
 
Food for Thought

Consider Typeface

Type is such a common element in our environment, it could practically be abbreviated TP and put on the Periodic Table. But what do we really know about type, how it came to exist or why there are so many different typefaces?
The History of Typography
Typography the Beautiful Storyteller
 

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