There will be a wide variety of block at the downtown Juneau Public Library, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Unsplash | Rick Mason)

There will be a wide variety of block at the downtown Juneau Public Library, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Unsplash | Rick Mason)

Rock around the blocks at the downtown library

  • Juneau Empire
  • Wednesday, December 26, 2018 3:29pm
  • Events

Block off your schedule.

Saturday from 2-3:30 p.m. the downtown Juneau Public Library, 292 Marine Way, is hosting Rock Around the Blocks. The afternoon event for youths will offer up a number of different types of building blocks for children to play with.

During the free event, LEGO, DUPLO, KEVA Planks and more will be provided. No advance registration is required.

The variety of blocks means the event is open to children of all ages.

More in Home

This May 2022 photo shows a ballot and return envelope in the state's special primary election. Tuesday is Election Day for the general election featuring three of the top vote-getters from the earlier ballot. Aug. 16 will also include a regular primary election. Only the special election will feature ranked choice voting. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Clarifying an election unlike any other

Confusion about unique ballot impairs otherwise lively vote next week.

This combination photo shows hiring signs in the windows of businesses in downtown Juneau this spring. As of Wednesday, the City and Borough of Juneau has 23 open employment positions, some with multiple vacancies within them according to the CBJ website. (Peter Segall/ Juneau Empire)
Help wanted Juneau: City feels the sting of the nationwide worker shortage

Openings include multiple City and Borough of Juneau departments.

Screenshot from
A betting chart lists Sarah Palin as the strong favorite to win the special election for Alaska’s U.S. House seat next Tuesday despite polling suggesting she is the least likely of the three candidates on the ballot to prevail.
The odds are odd for special election

Palin a strong favorite and Peltola a 7-1 longshot, which differs from polls.

This is a photo of a young Gabrielle Shaawatgoox George-Frank smiling as she holds a fish caught near Angoon, Alaska where her family originates from. George-Frank is one of the five students who received this year’s Golden North Salmon Derby’s annual scholarships. (Courtesy Photo / Gabrielle Shaawatgoox George-Frank)
Salmon derby scholarship helps local student reach longtime goal

She shares what the upcoming event’s scholarship means to her.

Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire 
Aaron Surma, the executive director for National Alliance on Mental Illness Juneau and the Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition, leads a safety plan workshop Tuesday night hosted by NAMI and the Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition. The workshop was a collaborative brainstorming session with Juneau residents about how to create a safety plan that people can use to help someone who is experiencing a mental health or suicide crisis.
Study shows a rise in anxiety and depression among children in Alaska

Increase may indicate growing openness to discussing mental health, according to experts.

Keke Tian Ke featured in this photo on First Friday next to her work which is on display at the Juneau Artist Gallery located at 175 S. Franklin St. Ke is the gallery’s artist of the month. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Artists showcase Alaska-influenced work during First Friday

First Friday holds up through bad weather

on Monday night the Assembly gave the OK for Docks & Harbors to begin formulating a plan that would use $20 million of city funds to go toward electrifying two city-own cruise ships docks and redo some of the work at Juneau’s’s already existing electrified dock built in 2001. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
City takes step toward dock electrification

“There are many pieces to plugging in”

Radio equipment sits atop Saddle Mountain near Juneau. The Juneau Police Department shares this equipment with other agencies. JPD is currently operating on a radio system that was dated to stop working eight years ago and faces an $11 million gap in funding to pay for a new one according to the police chief who presented a slideshow on the topic at the Assembly Committee of the Whole meeting Monday night. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Police Department)
Juneau Police Department seeks to update radio system

The department faces an $11 million gap in funding to pay for a new one

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with reporters about the state's budget at the Alaska State Capitol on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Dunleavy, who received a conditional endorsement from former President Donald Trump, was among the first prominent Alaska politicians to weigh in on the FBI's search of Trump's property. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Alaska pols buzzwording about FBI raid

Reactions by Trump backers — and lack thereof by opponents — mirror national furor