Janine Gibbons (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)

Petersburg Public Library has two chances coming up to learn from local artist Janine Gibbons.

She illustrated two books published this year by the Sealaska Heritage Institute as part that cultural organization’s Baby Raven Reads program. Gibbons will be teaching a painting class Saturday, December 9 at the library based on one of the illustrations from the book “The Woman Who Married the Bear.” She’ll also be doing a reading and book signing at the library on Wednesday including that one and her other book “The Woman Carried Away By Killer Whales.” Joe Viechnicki spoke with Gibbons about those two offerings.

The painting class is Saturday, December 9 from 1-4 p.m. and it’s for people 16 and older. Supplies are provided and there’s a $75 fee and people should register by calling the library at 772-3349. The reading and book signing is Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m.