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Book review of the week

ArtsSubmitted by Roma Scougal, Big Lake Public Library

Join the Big Lake Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program - write a book review, get a "chance ticket" for the prize drawing!

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Here's a review from our adult Summer Reading Program @ The Big Lake Library

ArtsSubmitted by Roma Scougal, Big Lake Public Library

"Join the Big Lake Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program – write a book review and get a “chance ticket” for the prize drawing!"

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Polymer Clay Art with Artist Susie Attwood

ArtsSubmitted by Janet Whitfield Big Lake Library

Learn a new form of art with step-by-step instruction by artist Susie Attwood. Friday March 3rd 4-5:30. Ages 11-16.

Hosted by BLT's (Big Lake Teens, Big Lake Library Youth Advisory Board).

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Share-A-Hobby with Artist Kristin Windsor

ArtsSubmitted by Janet Whitfield, Big Lake Library

Join artist Kristin Windsor at The Big Lake Library on January 20th from 4-5:30 pm. Ages 11-16.

Hosted by BLT's (Big Lake Teens, Big Lake Library Youth Advisory Board).

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Happy Birthday JT!

ArtsHappy Birthday to a Great Man. May you have many more. Keep on rocking!

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Saturday In The Park Music Festival-Big Lake

ArtsBeginning June 4th, there will be a series of "Saturday in the Park" Music Festivals. Thanks to The Big Lake Chamber and Sterling Silver Band for doing this. Bring a picnic lunch and the family. Many types of music will be offered. At the Jay Nolfi/Fish Creek Park in Big Lake, 11 am - 3 pm. Musicians bring your gig kit. Call 982-8033 in advance for scheduling and for booking.

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The Big Lake Library Presents: Qiviut

ArtsSee how Musk Ox fur is prepared into garments. Thursday July 7th at 5pm at The Big Lake Library.

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Saturday In The Park Music Festival-Big Lake

ArtsBeginning today, June 4th, there will be a series of "Saturday in the Park" Music Festivals. Thanks to The Big Lake Chamber and Sterling Silver for doing this. Bring a picnic lunch and the family. Many types of music will be offered. At the Jay Nolfi/Fish Creek Park in Big Lake, 11 am - 3 pm. Musicians bring your gig kit. Call 982-8033 in advance for scheduling and for booking.

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The Big Lake Public Library Presents: Blonde Indian: An Alaskan Native Memoir by Ernestine Hayes

ArtsTuesday, March 15, 7:00-8:00 PM, Join Alaska Center for the Book as we read and discuss Blonde Indian: An Alaskan Native Memoir by Ernestine Hayes. This is an “Online With Libraries (OWL)” event, a teleconference-type event.

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Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writer’s Workshop for adults with author Tim Caraway

ArtsThe Big Lake Public Library Presents: "Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writer’s Workshop for adults with author Tim Caraway." This is a repeat of the one he did Feb 4, by popular demand. Thursday, March 3, 6:00-7:30 PM.

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Writers Workshop at the Big Lake Library

ArtsThe Big Lake Library is hosting a writers workshop on February 4th, from 6pm to 7:30pm. Contact the Library for more information.

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Alaska State Parks seeks artists for 2016 residency program

ArtsAlaska State Parks is inviting artists to apply for the summer 2016 Artist-In-Residence Program at the Ernest Gruening State Historical Park in Southeast Alaska.

The program is open to emerging or established artists working in all types of media. Selected artists will spend up to two weeks at the scenic and historic Ernest Gruening Cabin from May through September. The cabin, nestled along the coastline of Amalga Harbor, was the territorial governor’s summer retreat and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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International Fly Fishing Film Festival at Glenn Massay Theater on Thursday, September 24, 2015

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Palmer, AK - The International Fly Fishing Film Festival™ (IF4™) comes to town on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7:30pm at the Glenn Massay Theater located at Mat-Su College in Palmer, AK.

IF4™ consists of short and feature length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing. The films at this popular event are capturing the attention of anglers around the world. IF4™ contains exclusive content and is a must see experience!

"We're truly international," confirms Jennifer Bird, publisher of the award-winning Fly Fusion, Canada's premium fly angling magazine which presents the annual film festival. "The festival is more about the experience of fly fishing than catching fish. It examines why people fly fish rather than how, when or where through storytelling and narrative."

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International Fly Fishing Film Festival is Coming to the Mat-Su Valley

Artsby Ben Rowell

September 8, 2015 – Palmer, AK - Railbelt Entertainment is pleased to announce the International Fly Fishing Film Festival™ (IF4™) on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7:30pm at the Glenn Massay Theater located at Mat-Su College in Palmer, AK.

IF4™ consists of short and feature length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing. The films at this popular event are capturing the attention of anglers around the world. IF4™ contains exclusive content and is a must see experience!

"We're truly international," confirms Jennifer Bird, publisher of the award-winning Fly Fusion, Canada's premium fly angling magazine which presents the annual film festival. "The festival is more about the experience of fly fishing than catching fish. It examines why people fly fish rather than how, when or where through storytelling and narrative."

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Writing workshops, poetry dedications in 2 Southcentral state parks this month

ArtsSigns bearing poems written by Alaskans will be installed and dedicated this month at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, the Seward waterfront, and Caines Head State Recreational Area as part of the Poems in Place Project. The public is invited to the dedications and free writing workshops held in conjunction with the dedications.

Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park
The poems “Tideline” by Leslie Leyland Fields and “The Compass Rose” by Fred Stager will be installed in the park at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. Fields will lead an active ‘hike-ku’ workshop titled “Kodiak and the Poetry of Place” from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will meet at the Fort Abercrombie Ranger Station at 1400 Abercrombie Drive in Kodiak.

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