So... it turns out that we didn`t get to the library until like ten minutes before they close. But I am alive! And today was a lot of fun -- we went with the Elders and a member to the zoo and it was awesome.
Everyone was right -- the best part is the penguins! They draw a little street on the snow that you can stand on both sides of and then they come walking right down it just inches from you. The polar bears were super active too.
Editor: here are the Asahikawa zoo penguins courtesy youtube!
Things in Asahikawa are still going great! We have appointments like every day and it is cool. Ok, the people are shutting things down so I should stop... but I love you!!!