Big Read: “The Things they Carried”
Friends of the Homer Public Library continue to host multiple events to enrich the reading experience of Tim O’Brien’s, “The Things They Carried.”
Copies of the novel are available at the library for extended loan. Other materials, such as reader’s guides and audio guides, are also available at the circulation desk. The Big Read kicked off Jan. 18.
Events leading up to the March 1 visit by author O’Brien include: Professor Michael Hawfield of the Kenai Peninsula College, Kachemak Bay Campus hosts a lecture and discussion about the political, historical and social ramifications of the Vietnam War from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the library.
On Feb 7, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the library, local author and KBC professor Rich Chiappone will host a discussion about his short story, “Raccoon,” which takes place during the Vietnam War. He will also show a short film made from the story.
Tanner crab distributed Friday
Coal Point is the receiving and delivery center for crab arriving from Kodiak’s small boat commercial harvest from noon to 6 p.m. Friday. Homer residents ordered 1,300 pounds. About 10 more 10 pound boxes are available, first-come, first-serve, said Pete Wedin, helping to organize for the Alaska Marine Conservation Council.
The council is offering the crab from a program called catch of the season. It is modeled after a community supported fishery and is the only one of its kind.
The carefully managed Kodiak Tanner crab fishery only occurs once a year during a short winter season that begins Jan. 15. Seafood deliveries include “the story of your catch,” a guide to share with family and friends. It tells the who, what, when, where and how of your catch as well as what AMCC is doing to protect the fishery for generations to come. Call Pete Wedin at 399-6001 for more information.
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