APRIL 2017 Events

Pathways of Poetry Contest:

Kenai Community Library  and the Kenai Parks and Recreation Department are proud to present Pathways of Poetry. ADD A VOICE TO OUR PARKS! We  are calling all poets ages 18 and under  to submit an original poem  about Nature for our new Pathways of Poetry. Winning poems will be transferred to a fabricated sign that will be posted along the Pathways of Poetry. Please pick up a registration form and information packet at the Kenai Community Library or by clicking here. Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2017.


Tiny Fabric Covered Boxes:
Tuesday, March 28th at 4:00pm

Learn how to make a beautiful decorative box from cardstock and upholstery fabric!  This project is for ages 12 and up, class size is limited to 10 people.  Please pre-register at the front desk.


Cabin Fever Reliever- A Live Story Telling Event:
Thursday, March 30th at 5:00pm
Come escape the last grip of winter and get lost in stories of travel told by local community members including Sammy Crawford, Virginia Walters, Sherra Pritchard, and more!  Light refreshments provided. Give us a call at 283-4378 if you’d like to share a story too!


Light up the Night- After Hours at the Library:
Friday, March 31st from 5:30-7:30pm
Join us for an exciting new after hours program for teens and tweens ages 10-14! Get ready to GLOW, as we paint masks and play glow in the dark games. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Sign up at the front desk today.


Once Upon a… Story Time:
Saturday, April 1st at Noon

This special story time is designed for little princesses and princes who would like to hear a fairy tale! Several princesses will be there for this fun, family story time!  Costumes are welcome. For more information please contact James at 283-8210


Let’s Draw:
Wednesday, April 5th at 4:00pm

Have fun drawing football players, track stars, sports equipment, and more in this interactive class. We will also be learning about figures in motion and logos.  For ages 5-10, if you plan to attend please sign up at the front desk! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


Teen Book Club:
Wednesday, April 5th at 5:00pm

Join Children’s Literacy Specialist Mary Armstrong, Ph.D., for this exciting NEW Book Club for Teens.  Together we will examine Quiet Power by Susan Cain, a book that explores introverts and extroverts and strengths of each. Space is limited in the class, so pick up your copy of Quiet Power at our circulation desk and find out what everyone has been talking about! For more information please call 283-8210.


DIY Lip Balm:
Thursday, April 6th  at 5:30pm
FREE! Learn how to make your own all-natual cocoa and peppermint lip blam! Made with cocoa butter, coconut oil, beeswax, and essential oils! Class size limited to 12 people. Register at the front desk.


Adult Education Program at Kenai Peninsula College:
Thursday, April 6th  at 1:00pm
Come learn about the variety of programs and resources that are offered at the Kenai Peninsula College’s Learning Center. Some of these include Adult Basic Education, GED Instruction, and English as a Second Language. All instruction and classes offered through the Learning Center are FREE.


Leaf Necklace:
Friday, April, 7th at 3:00pm
Learn some basic beading techniques and create a stunning leaf necklace at this FREE class! All materials are provided but you must pre-register at the library front desk to attend. Appropriate for ages 12 and older.


Glow-in-the-Dark Eggs:
Sunday April 9th at 1:30pm
Learn how to make glow-in-the-dark egg dye just in time for the holiday at this family friendly craft! This non-toxic dye is simple to make and is perfect for fun nighttime egg hunts. Must pre-register to attend. Craft is limited to 12 participants. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


An Evening of Poetry:
Thursday, April 13th at 5:30pm
Come, poets and poetry-lovers, young and old, to celebrate national poetry month with an evening of verse at your local library. Light refreshments provided. Sign up at the front desk or call 283-4378 to read an original or favorite poem.


Afterhours at the Library:
Friday, April 14th from 5:30pm -7:30pm
Join us for a round of mini golf at the library. We’ll be setting up some holes and putting around the stacks. Snacks and drinks will be provided. This program is for teens and pre-teens, ages 10-14. Must pre-register at the library front desk.


Retro Video Game Bash:
Saturday, April 15th at 1:00pm
We’ll be digging out some retro systems from the 90’s for a race & battle bonanza! There will be a variety of multiplayer games, trivia, art pages, and more! This is a FREE event, open to all ages


American Girl Club:
Monday, April 17th at 4:00pm
Join us at the Kenai Community Library for our NEW monthly American Girl Club!  We will be making a water bottle and lunch box for your  doll.  Bring your doll (doesn’t have to be an American Girl) or use one of ours! The doll house will be out for everyone to play with. Sign up at the front desk or call  283-4378 if you plan on attending. Meets at the same time and place as LEGO Club.


Charcoal Figure Drawing:
Tuesday, April 18th at 4:30pm

Learn figure drawing from artist James Adcox during this two hour class.  Register at the front desk today! Class size is limited to 8 participants and is appropriate for ages 16 and older. We will be using a clothed model.

Contact James at 283-8210 for more information.


Book Club:
Thursday, April 20th at 5:30pm
We will be discussing The Secret Chord  by Geraldine Brooks. New members are always welcome. Questions? Contact Ryanna at or 283-8208.


American Girl Sewing Project:
Friday, April 21st at 4:00pm
Come make capris for your doll! This program is suitable for children ages 8 and up.  Class size is limited to 8 participants so sign up early at the front desk. This class is FREE; no experience needed!


Social Security 101:
Wednesday, April 26th at 12:00pm
Everything you wanted to know about Social Security. Robin Schmidt: Social Security Administration Public Affairs Specialist for Alaska will be answering questions and explaining how to use “My Social Security Online” account.


Author Visit:
Thursday, April 27th at 5:00pm
Come meet Alaskan author and former Peninsula Clarion reporter Joseph Robertia and learn about the essence of life with forty dogs in its entirety. Not everyone can sacrifice their spare time, salaries, and sanity to get to know so many characters―from the well-mannered to the wily―but Life with Forty Dogs will reveal the endless adventures and misadventures that come to those, like Robertia and his family, who have made a life-changing canine commitment.  Light refreshments will be provided.


Yellow Jacket Traps:
Saturday, April 29th at 1:00pm
Come learn how to make a yellow jacket trap out of a recycled soda bottle. Designed to trap the young queens before they have time to make their own nests! Class size limited to 12 participants.