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FRIENDS OF THE HOMER LIBRARY


Our mission is to provide support for the Homer Public Library programs and services,

to raise funds that enrich the library experience, and to promote the use and enjoyment of the library.


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Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10am-6pm 

Tuesday and Thursday,

10am-8pm

Homer Public Library Calendar

For a complete list of Homer Library events and class happenings, go to the main Homer Library website.


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We do.  A lot.

We believe that a great library is a centerpiece of every vibrant community.  When you support your library, you support lifelong learning and curiosity. 

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FEATURED EVENTS


Zoom with Authors

@ Homer Public Library


This virtual Author Talk between the author of "The Cold Millions" Jess Walter and the Alaskan author of "The Big Both Ways" was facilitated by Homer's very own renowned author Tom Kizzia. 

Recorded on February 1, 2024. To view the Zoom recording click the link below and enter the pass code:  1C#KbrjK

Zoom with the Authors


Historical Homer & the Kenai Peninsula

presented by Clark Fair


Recorded on January 25, 2024. View the Zoom recording by clicking the link below and enter the passcode: &Rnef%f3 

Historic Homer & the Kenai Peninsula

These recordings are available for public viewing for the 90 days from the date it was recorded.

"Finding Home"

First Friday Opening Reception

@ Homer Council on the Arts

February 2nd 5-7 pm

Inspired by the themes in the novel The Cold Millions by Jess Walter, this exhibitions asked creatives “What does home mean to you?” and more specifically “How do you make the Homer-area your home?”  This show was created in the hope that by challenging the concept of what it means to have a home, it could raise awareness of the housing crisis facing the Homer area, a crisis that has familiar touchstones to the housing crisis depicted in The Cold Millions.

Join HCOA and Friends of the Homer Library at the first Friday reception for artist talks from participating artists starting at 5pm. There will also be a casual presentation by MAPP Coordinator Hannah Gustafson discussing the housing crisis in Homer starting at 5:30.

Light snacks and drinks will be available.

This exhibition was created in partnership with the Friends of the Homer Library in conjunction with the NEA’s 2023 Big Read America.


Passages Alaska

Curriculum Discussion

@ Bunnell Street Arts Center

& via Zoom

Sunday, February 4th, 2024

12:00-2:00pm

Passages Alaska is a new indigenized, arts-infused Alaska Studies Curriculum that invites students to explore Alaska histories, cultures and contemporary identities, and create artistic expressions of family and community stories that acknowledge and celebrate their own lived experiences as integral parts of Alaska’s unfolding history.

Join a free Big Read community presentation and discussion about this new curriculum at Bunnell Street Arts Center or on Zoom. Zoom link and info found at:

Passages Alaska Curriculum

This free event is co-hosted by Friends of Homer Public Library and Bunnell Street Arts Center as part of NEA Big Read programming.

 


Juneau to Juneau:


6 1/2 Years Sailing, Hiking & Biking
Around the World


In June of 1985, Richard & Marylou Burton quit their pretty good jobs with the State of Alaska, gave up their permanent slip in Juneau’s Aurora Harbor, put their names on the very long wait list for another slip sometime in the future, untied their lines, and pointed their boat down Douglas Channel.  They had no clear time frame or destination in mind except to slowly work their way down to Puget Sound, outfit their boat for ocean cruising, and then to sail out the door of the Straits of Juan de Fuca and see what happens.  


Recorded on November 30, 2023. To view the Zoom recording click the link below and enter the passcode:  c@r%BT20


JUNEAU TO JUNEAU

This recording will be available for public viewing for 90 days from the date it was recorded.




Writing Circle

with Richard Chiappone


Saturday, February 17th

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

at the Homer Public Library


For fiction, nonfiction, & memoir writers.
Open to the public (over age 15).
Writers of all skill levels welcome.
A friendly, informal, low-pressure gathering of writers. No need to preregister.

To learn more call 907-435-3195 or email info@friendshomerlibrary.org



Conversations with a Council Member


Tuesday, March 12th

12:00 - 1:00pm meet with Rachel Lord

Bring your questions, ideas, and lunch (if desired) for an informal conversation with a different Homer City Council Member each meeting. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month, September - May, at the Homer Public Library.

All are welcome!

Join us at the library in the

Meeting Room.


Conversations with a Council Member



Tech Help


Meets on the

1st and 3rd

Thursdays of the month


 5:30 - 7:30 PM


Meets in the Homer Public Library

Conference Room or Study Room


Knitting Circle


Mondays

1:30pm-4:30pm

All experience levels welcome!


Meets in the Homer Public Library

Conference Room

SPARC

South Peninsula Amateur Radio Club


Meets on the

1st Tuesday each month


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Meets in the Homer Public Library Conference Room

LARP

Live Action Role Play

Fridays

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM


Meets in the Homer Public Library Conference Room

PROGRAMS


Reading Between the Lines

Each Sunday morning at 9:35 am on KBBI, our local public radio station, you can hear book reviews, upcoming events, and “audio bibliographies.”


Youth Programs

A love of reading and learning begins early, and we strive to support opportunities for kids and families to grow together.


BOB the Bookmobile

Our goal with our beautiful bookmobile is to spread library services throughout Homer.



Celebration of Lifelong Learning

Celebration of Lifelong Learning is an annual event which honors members of our community who prioritize learning and have a passion for sharing their knowledge with others.

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Become a Member

We encourage you to support the Homer Public Library by becoming a Friend this year. Friends of the Homer Library enjoy twice-yearly opportunities to attend the members-only book sale preview night with music, treats, and first pick of thousands of bargain-priced books.

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When you make a donation to the Friends of the Homer Library, you are making an investment in your local library and in building a community dedicated to lifelong learning.


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Friends of the Homer Library is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 community organization.

907-435-3195

info@friendshomerlibrary.org

500 Hazel Avenue • Homer AK  99603
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