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Upcoming Events
  • 10:30am Imagine and Play

    Date: 27 February 2015
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  • 10:00am Lego Junior Maker Club Family Edition

    Date: 28 February 2015
    Details:

    Join us for an hour of building mania! Adults are encouraged to participate with their children. All ages welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.

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  • 5:30pm Dr. Suess Birthday Celebration

    Date: 2 March 2015
    Details:

    Families are invited to join us as we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss!  Our party will include a read aloud of a recently discovered Dr. Seuss story, a visit from the Cat in the Hat, and children’s book character BINGO with prizes!  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • 10:30am Wee Read Story Time

    Date: 3 March 2015
    Details:

    For children ages 0-3. Enjoy a program full of stories, songs, finger play and more! No registration required.

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  • 10:30am Pre-School Story Time

    Date: 4 March 2015
    Details: For children ages 3-5. Enjoy a program full of stories, songs, movement and more! No registration required.
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  • 6:00pm Knitting Club

    Date: 5 March 2015
    Details: Gather by our fireplace for an evening of knitting and chatting. Just bring your needles, yarn, and projects. Everyone welcome regardless of knitting ability.
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  • 4:00pm Americal Girl Sewing Project

    Date: 6 March 2015
    Details:

    Come learn how to make these cute tights for your doll!  This program is suitable for children ages 8 and up.  There is a $2 materials fee that must be paid at time of registration.  Participants can only sign up for one of these classes.  Sign up soon at the front desk because slots fill fast!

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  • 3:00pm Craftathon

    Date: 9 March 2015
    Details:

    Ages 11 and up.  Register at the front desk for this FREE program!
    Monday: *Tangle-Free Earphones (* bring your own!)
    Tuesday: Word String Art
    Wednesday: Picture frame holder
    Thursday: Fabric and Felt Flowers
    Friday: Painting bookends

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  • 5:30pm Sourdough Pancakes Cooking Class

    Date: 9 March 2015
    Details:

    Come to this FREE, interactive Sourdough Pancake Cooking Class and learn how to make this Alaskan fare along with some of its local history! We will make some sourdough pancakes during the class to eat and send you home with a jar of sourdough starter. Class size is limited, so sign up early at the front desk!

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  • 10:30am DIY Nursing Infinity Scarf

    Date: 12 March 2015
    Details: Learn how to make your own Nursing Infinity Scarf! Materials fee is $10. Register in advance at the front desk.
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  • 4:30pm Digital Learning Day: Apple Products

    Date: 13 March 2015
    Details:

    Need help with one of your apple devices? Drop by the library anytime from 4:30-5:30pm for quick tech help. Learn how to download apps, access our e-resources and more!  

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  • 2:00pm Family Concert Series

    Date: 14 March 2015
    Details: FREE, interactive and fun concerts for the whole family, featuring some of Alaska’s finest musicians, educators and book-lovers. For our next concert in the series, join local father-and-son duo, The Pepper Shakers, for a high energy family concert!
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  • 3:00pm KNIT2READ2

    Date: 16 March 2015
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    Join other teens and librarian, Amy Pascucci, for weekly afternoons of knitting at the library. Bring your own needles and yarn, with project in hand, or borrow some from our yarn basket and patterns folder. Everyone welcome regardless of knitting ability!

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  • 12:00pm Video Conference: What is Our Role in Ocean Stewardship?

    Date: 17 March 2015
    Details:

    A National Park Ranger will guide students through a facilitated dialogue program focused on marine debris as a global ocean issue. Instead of handing out answers the ranger will ask questions aimed to engage students in a meaningful conversation. This program will be supplemented with relevant photo and video content including information from the Kenai Fjords area.

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  • 5:30pm Family Craft

    Date: 17 March 2015
    Details:

    Bring photos (4x6 or smaller) and join us to make a “My Family” book.  Perfect for toddlers, prereaders and beginning readers!  Suggested photos: mom, dad, siblings, grandparents, pets, your home, etc.  FREE.  No registration required.

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  • 10:30am Author Visit: Allison Schuetzler

    Date: 18 March 2015
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    Join local Author Allison Schuetzler for refreshments and conversation about her new family book The First Easter Bunny. Copies will be available to purchase.

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  • 4:00pm Lego Junior Maker Club

    Date: 19 March 2015
    Details:

    Come build with us!  We will make LEGO creations based on themes inspired by children’s books.  Ages 5-11; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration required. 

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  • 5:30pm Community Book Club

    Date: 19 March 2015
    Details:

    This month the book club will be discussing The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. If you have any questions regarding the book club, please contact Veronica at vcroteau@kenai.city or 907-283-4378.

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  • 10:30am Off the Page

    Date: 21 March 2015
    Details:

    Children ages 0-6 and their caregivers are invited to enjoy children’s books while also experiencing movement and play. Families are sure to delight in this joyful way of celebrating reading.   FREE.  Register at the front desk.

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  • 2:30pm Teen Screen

    Date: 21 March 2015
    Details:

    Join us for this month’s film! If you like the movie, check out the book as well! Popcorn and soda will be served. No registration required. Movie is rated PG-13.

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  • 5:30pm DIY Chocolate and Caramel Madness

    Date: 23 March 2015
    Details: Enjoy an evening of creating your own chocolate and caramel sauce from scratch and sample it over ice cream! Materials fee is $4. Register at the front desk!
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  • 4:00pm Book to Art

    Date: 25 March 2015
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    Read the book ahead of the meeting and come ready to make some art! This month’s selection is The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly, appropriate for youth ages 9-12. First 5 participants may pick up a copy at the front desk!

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  • 4:00pm Science with Mr. Dan

    Date: 26 March 2015
    Details:

    Come join us for high-energy, fun and educational afterschool science classes. Mr. Dan from the Watershed Forum will present. This month’s class is all about watersheds! Geared towards children ages 6-10. No registration is required.

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  • 12:00pm Video Conference: Anchorage Symphony Lunch and Learn

    Date: 27 March 2015
    Details:

    Join Maestro Fleischer for a lively noon-time discussion of the music from ASO's season finale! Season Finale - featuring Anchorage Concert Chorus & Alaska Chamber Singers Beethoven........Symphony No. 9

    Hailed by some critics as the greatest piece of music ever written, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is the quintessential work of searing optimism, overwhelming joy and exalted jubilation. For his Ninth and final symphony, Beethoven set Friedrich Schiller's Ode to Joy to music forever memorializing its themes of freedom and unity. The work's message of hope has been used at countless festivities to uplift and affirm humankind.

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  • 7:00pm After Hours Cabin Fever Reliever

    Date: 27 March 2015
    Details: Calling all writers! Come relieve your cabin fever with like-minded individuals. Local aspiring writers and published authors are invited to gather to share their work. Enjoy a night of creativity and refreshments.
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  • 3:00pm Frozen Ice Bracelet Beading Class

    Date: 28 March 2015
    Details:

    Come make a beautiful frozen ice bracelet! Materials fee is $12. Register in advance at the front desk.

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  • 2:00pm Doll Collectors Club

    Date: 29 March 2015
    Details:

    Love Dolls? Come for an hour of dolly appreciation at our new Doll Collectors Club. For our first meeting we ask you bring your favorite doll to show off. All ages welcome! All kinds of dolls welcome!

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Resources
FAQs
  • How can I get a library card?

    You will need to fill out a short application.

    Please bring photo identification and 2 pieces of recently cancelled mail as proof of address.

    Parents or legal guardians must sign the application for minors under the age of eighteen and must have a library card.

  • How can I check my own library account?

    You can access your account on a computer in the library, by calling the Library at 283-4378, or by signing into the Library Catalog at www.kenailibrary.org

    Use the 14 digit barcode on your card, as your user ID.

  • How long can I keep items? Can they be renewed?

    Most items are checked out for 21 days, DVDs check out for 7 days. Most library materials, may be renewed once if not reserved or on hold for another person.

    You can renew items from home by telephone, by email to kenailibrary@ci.kenai.ak.us, and via the catalog on the library website. Items cannot be renewed on-line if they are overdue.

  • Does the Library offer access to the internet? Is there a charge?

    Public access to the Internet, using Windows 7, at computer stations is available.A Library card or guest pass is needed. Mini-laptops are available for use in the library on the wireless network. Using wireless on your own laptop is available during Library hours. Access is free, however, a prepaid fee of $.25 is charged per page of printing.

  • How do I check to see if you have a book? What if the Library does not have what I need?

    Search in the library and from home by clicking the Catalog Search button. Basic and advanced search options are available. Bring up information on that item by clicking the Details button. If the Library does not own the book you need, you may request an Inter Library Loan. The Library also takes requests for purchase of materials.

  • Does the library use volunteers?

    Yes, Yes, Yes! The Library is always looking for volunteers. We always need shelvers and we sometimes have projects. If you are interested, please stop by the Library to complete a brief questionnaire.

For a full list of library events, please click here

Kenai Community Library Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9am-7pm
Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 1pm-4pm

(closed Sundays in summer)