with the Anchorage Public Library
The Thomas Memorial Library is collaborating with the Anchorage Public Library for this unusual continent-spanning virtual conversation series. Each week we’ll be meeting up virtually to share afternoon coffee and conversation with the library staff, patrons and residents of Anchorage, Alaska. Though separated by 4,500 miles, every Wednesday Alaskans and Mainers gather together virtually to collectively share the experience of living through a pandemic. Rather than go it alone during this difficult year of extreme isolation, we’re joining forces, making friends and bridging the physical divide that separates us.
You’re invited to join us each Wednesday afternoon as our libraries co-host lively conversations with kind, interesting and thoughtful people we might never have had the chance to meet if not for this strange year. When life gives you lemons, let’s meet Alaskans! And you need not fear the usual conversational pitfalls of boring small talk or uncomfortable subjects: Our librarians will be facilitating these discussions around fun and interesting weekly themes as well as occasional outside materials. And since this year has been hard enough already, all talk of politics and the pandemic are off the table! Come warm your heart and widen your social circle in a friendly, curious atmosphere as we enjoy this rare opportunity to connect from afar. Let’s explore the idea of just how big a Community can be!