Category Archives: Programs

Collections and inventory – April 2017

With the 24 titles added in April, the total of catalogued books and movies in the JTEL collections comes to 7,711. Many volumes in the Alaska Geographic series (donated by Merritt Helfferich) were added this month, as were a couple … Continue reading

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HB197 – Seed Library legislation

Some of you have heard about this bill making its way through the State house committee, and have even left messages on our voice mail. We are aware of the bill, and are opposed to it, however, we need to … Continue reading

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Collections and inventory – March 2017

While March was minimal for new books entered into the online catalog (only 5 titles, bringing the total to 7,687), a great deal was done with regard to the collections. First, the trim work and office space at the Clausen … Continue reading

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Small grant awarded; new children’s program to begin!!

We are excited to announce that JTEL has received a $750 mini-grant from the Golden Heart Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation, in order to start a children’s reading program, entitled: Kids Read.  Look for future updates … Continue reading

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2nd Seedy Saturday update

Our second 2017 Seedy Saturday was just as successful as the first, with a new library member, more catalogs, and (again) more seeds! The Cooperative Extension Service brought updated lists of recommended varieties for the Interior, a whole box full … Continue reading

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Collections and inventory – February 2017

This month 80 titles were added to the library’s inventory, bringing our catalog total to 7,682 items. Most of these were oversize, how-to-draw books from the Walter T. Foster art series or books on Alaska, including many volumes from the … Continue reading

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Seedy Saturday notes

As noted in our previous post, the first Seedy Saturday of 2017 was definitely a success, with far more people attending than usually come to the first one each season. We received $42 in donations, almost as much as we … Continue reading

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1st Seedy Saturday a HUGE success!!

With stunning close-up photography (taken by JTEL vice-president Monique Musick) representing the various plant families hanging over tables overflowing with seed packets and containers of every sort, over 25 folks came out to browse JTEL’s catalog of seeds.  Others traded seeds, … Continue reading

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Seedy Saturdays highlight critical seed biodiversity and sustainable gardening techniques for interior Alaska

The public is invited to join the John Trigg Ester Library for Seedy Saturdays – public seed exchanges and garden lectures – on February 25 and March 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hartung Hall in Ester. Lectures … Continue reading

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Community Seed Resources

As part of our Seedy Saturdays this year, we are making use of a great program from Seed Savers Exchange and Seed Matters, who have created a Community Seed Resource Program (CSRP) designed to help communities create or strengthen their seed libraries, … Continue reading

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