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Folk concert, boating safety, whales: Library hosts final week of Big Read events

October 25, 2019 – News

Juneau Public Libraries is hosting several free events through the end of October as part of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Program.

Friday, October 25, 6 p.m. at the Mendenhall Valley Library:
The community is invited to a family-friendly concert featuring folk singer Don Sineti. Sineti comes all the way from Connecticut where he is known for his folk songs and sea shanties. He’s in Juneau briefly before heading to Whalefest in Sitka.

Monday, October 28, 5:30 p.m. at the Douglas Library:

Alaska Marine Safety Education Association will teach a two-hour course on boating safety.

Tuesday, October 29, 6:30 p.m. at the Mendenhall Valley Library:

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is hosting a City Salon about whales in Southeast Alaska with Aleria Jenson, Sadie Wright, and Suzie Teerlink from the NOAA Fisheries lab.

Juneau Public Libraries is also hosting three more book discussions on Juneau’s Big Read book In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick:

  • Saturday, October 26, 11 a.m. at the Mendenhall Public Library
  • Wednesday, October 30, 6 p.m. at the Downtown Library
  • Thursday, October 31, 12 p.m. at the Downtown Library

These programs are free and open to the public. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

For more information, contact Juneau Public Libraries Grants & Marketing Coordinator Kate Enge at 586-0437 or kate.enge@juneau.org.