2018 Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 10, 5:30-8pm
Loussac Library, Ann Stevens Room
State of the Library report & FOL Annual Meeting: 6-7pm
Author discussion: 7-8pm
History, poetry, the past and the future blend in a discussion led by award-winning Fairbanks poet Nicole Stellon O’Donnell during the Friends of the Library annual meeting Oct. 10.
O’Donnell is the author of Steam Laundry, the 2018 Alaska Reads selection featured by libraries and book clubs across the state. Steam Laundry blends poetry, history and vintage photos and letters to explore a woman’s life in gritty, Gold Rush-era Fairbanks. O’Donnell will read from Steam Laundry and also discuss her next book, You Are No Longer in Trouble, which looks at a teacher’s life and our educational system.
Book sales and a book signing will follow the talk. This presentation is part of Friends of the Library’s annual meeting, held in the Ann Stevens Room of Z.J. Loussac Library, 3600 Denali St. in Anchorage. A reception is set for 5:30-6 p.m., followed by the annual meeting and a “State of the Library” report at 6 p.m. O’Donnell’s talk is at 7 p.m.
The public is welcome and admission is free. This is also an Alaska Book Week event.