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News and resources for members of the Alaska State Library's Spanish Practice group.
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2014 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts
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Group Introduction and News

The Spanish group has disbanded.  If you'd like to bring it back, and are willing to be a facilitator, contact Freya.


From the Juneau Public Library

The Alaska State Library has partnered with the Juneau Public Library (JPL) to promote language practice and resources. This section of the guide is hosted by Olga Sofia Lijo Serans and will include events, tips and resources.

Movies in Spanish Night

Starting in November 2013, the Juneau Public Libraries is hosting a Movies in Spanish Night every month on the third Tuesday of the month.

Movies will be shown in the meeting room at the Douglas library. The Douglas library is located on 1016 3rd Street, in Douglas. Doors will open at 5:30. Movie starts at 5:45. Come early to practice your Spanish with Olga and other Spanish speakers/learners. There will be snacks, generously provided by the Friends of the Juneau Public Library.

We will be showing popular mainstream movies dubbed in Spanish with English subtitles. In this way language learners will be more able to follow the story. For more proficient Spanish speakers, Olga will have a selection of films originally in Spanish for check out.

February movie:

The January movie (Big Miracle) helped everybody learn Alaska related vocabulary, like "whales" (ballenas), and "Ice" (hielo); very helpful for those trips when we need to talk about home!

Our February movie will feature a happy story to help fight the cold of winter and lots of family related vocabulary. Come check it out on Tuesday, February 18th, and brush up on those Spanish speaking skills.

As always, the movie starts at 5:45, but you can come to the Douglas Library as early as 5:30 to practice with other Spanish Speakers/learners.

Nos vemos en Febrero! 

Easy ways to practice your Spanish:

Do you know that you can access a big collection of materials in Spanish through the Juneau Public LIbraries and the Alaska State library? Materials in Spanish can be found through the library catalog and put on hold to be brought to your favorite library.

Comics are a fun and easy way to start reading in a new language. The sentences are shorter and the illustrations help understand the overall meaning, even when one doesn't know all the vocabulary. The Juneau Public Library has recently acquired some comics originally wirtten in Spanish. Check them out and see if you can understand the sense of humor from Spain!

Just search for the word "Mortadelo" in our library catalog at

See what you find there and let Olga know your thoughts/doubts/comments about Spanish culture and humor.

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