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Seeking poems.  Poems in Place, a unique collaboration between Alaska Center for the Book, Alaska State Parks, a steering committee of poets and writers and residents of Alaska, will place a poem written by an Alaskan writer in each of the seven regions of the Alaska State Park’s system. This year’s Poems in Place will complete our goal to widely seed poetry in Alaska’s state parks.

From February 1 to April 1, 2015, Poems in Place will be accepting poems, both original work, as well as nominated poems written by Alaskan writers and submitted by appreciative readers, for Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, Kodiak, and Caines Head Recreation Area, Seward.  No submission fees. An honorarium will be paid to the winning poets.

 For  more information, examples of current Poems in Place signs, contest rules and entry form please visit Poems in Place at http://www.alaskacenterforthebook.org/

 
Fridays 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
It’s March and time to love ListenAlaska, the public library’s online audio and e-book collection. Kodiak Public Library offers Drop In ListenAlaska Tech Help.  Bring your kindle, iPad, e-reader or mobile device and download  a good read from the ListenAlaska e-book and audio collection available on the public library’s web site.

Friday, March 6th   First Friday Film for Children
Hiccup and the gang take on a new enemy, Drago, in the action packed How to Train Your Dragon II.

Saturday, March 7th 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  KPLA Annual Meeting
Join the Kodiak Public Library Association for their annual meeting.  This meeting is open to the public.

Saturday, March 7th 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  OWL Panel on Homelessness
Online with Libraries is offering a video panel discussion on homelessness in Alaska.  Find out how you can make a difference.

Friday, March 13th   Digital Learning Day
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Early Literacy Apps: Discover high-tech tools to get your child reading.
1:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Listen Alaska Help: Bring your eReader, computer, iPod, or other electronic device and let a library staff member answer any questions you may have.

Monday, March 16th   1:00 - 2:00 p.m.   Potato Printing
This free, drop-in, workshop is designed for children 6 years of age and older. 

Tuesday, March 17th  1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Celtic Knots with Drew Herman
Drew will demonstrate how to tie authentic and beautiful Celtic knots.  Class size is limited. Sign up at the circulation desk.

Tuesday, March 17th   6:30 p.m.   Waking Ned Devine
Celebrate St. Patrick's day @ Kodiak Public Library as we show the classic Irish film, Waking Ned Devine

Wednesday, March 18th 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Transfer Print to Fabric
Print your favorite picture onto transferrable paper and then iron it on to the fabric of your choice.  This workshop is for children and teens ages 12 and above.  Class size is limited, so sign up soon. 

Thursday, March 19th   1:00 p.m.   The Giver: Book Discussion & Movie
Join Ellie as she leads a discussion group for the book The Giver by Lois Lowry.  The book discussion will be followed by a showing of the 2014 film, starring Jeff Bridges.

Friday, March 20th   1:00 - 3:00 p.m.   Paper Flowers
Forget April showers and get a jump on spring with handmade paper flowers.  This free drop-in workshop is for ages 6 and up.

Friday, March 20th 6:30 p.m. - Third Friday Movie
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was named "Best Picture of the Year" in 2001.  It is the story of two master warriors who face their greatest challenge when a treasured sword is stolen. As each warrior battles toward their fate, they come face to face with their worst enemy - and the inescapable, enduring power of love. 

Saturday, March 21st   2:00 - 3:00 p.m.   Listen Up!
Enjoy the Big Read Audio Series, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.  The harrowing story of a future with no books.  In a world where firemen don't put out fires, they start them. This Audio Guide is narrated by Dana Gioia and features Ray Bradbury, Orson Scott Card, John Crowley, Paquito D'Rivera, Hector Elizondo, Nat Hentoff, Ursula K. Le Guin, Azar Nafisi, Luis Alberto Urrea and Sam Weller. 

Sunday, March 22nd  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Sunday Sounds on the Patio

Celebrate St. Patrick with the joyous sounds of the St. Innocent's Academy Singers.

Monday, March 23rd   6:30 p.m.   Downton Abbey Night
Watch the Emmy-winning show on the big screen, play the competitive board game, have fun with history, meet fellow Downton Abbey fans and have fun!

Friday, March 27th  6:30 p.m.  Emotional Healing with Essential Oils
Stressed, depressed or anxious? The hectic pace of modern-day living may be to blame? Learn how essential oils can be an important factor in emotional healing.

Monday, March 30th - Seward's Day - Library is closed

Tuesday, March 31st - 6:30 p.m. Kitchen Gardener's Series

Guest speaker, Lonnie White, discusses climate appropriate shrubs and their care.