• John Staley to give Keynote Address at Big Read Events Kick-Off


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  • Big Read Joint Museum Scavenger Hunt 10/15


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  • Raptors of Alaska-A Big Read Resource

    The Wrangell Mountains Center is hosting a series of blog posts about raptors in partnership with the NEA and Copper River Valley’s Big Read. This year’s Big Read book is the Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. You can learn more about Big Read Events online here.

    For this first entry, we are going to discuss what raptors are, what they look like, and what types of raptors you might see flying over the Copper Valley.

    The term “raptor” describes a bird of prey, which includes hawks, falcons, and owls. Raptors have three characteristics: excellent eyesight, sharp talons, and a hooked bill. A way to tell raptors apart is to look at the shape of their silhouettes when they are flying.

    Here’s the link  http://www.wrangells.org/blog/2016/9/12/raptors-of-alaska

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  • Friday Night Rocks is Back!


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  • Join the Team. Be a Big Read Sponsor

    Join the IntrigueWe need sponsors to support this big undertaking.  If you would like to underwrite event notices and/or one of the book broadcasts or become and event sponsor, click here  and send us an email.  You can spend anywhere from $15.00 to $500.00 and anything in between.   Community members, businesses, clubs, service agencies, there’s something for anyone who would like to add their name to our list of supporters.

    The Valdez Big Read started September 7th with Coffee Break and our initial book give away.  But we have lots of events coming up

    Book Clubs

    Story Times

    Broadcasts of The Maltese Falcon and Ace Lacewing Bug Detective

    Scavenger Hunts

    Film Viewings

    A Dance

    Mystery Theater

    Two Keynote Speakers-one at the Library Kickoff in November and one at the Panel Discussion in January

    Check out the Big Read page for more information.


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