MAY 2017 Events


Star Wars Trivia:
Tuesday, May 2nd at 4:00pm

Do you think you know everything about Star Wars, or maybe your kids do?  Well, come join us to find out! Put on your thinking cap for this family-friendly event. Also, if any member of your team comes in costume your team starts with a bonus point!


Once Upon a… Story Time with Mrs. Alaska:
Wednesday, May 3rd at 10:30am

Join us for a special Pre-School Story Time with Mrs. Alaska, Tesa Sturman!  This program is designed for little princesses and princes who would like to hear a fairy tale!


Family Flick Movie Night:
Wednesday, May 3rd at 4:00pm

Celebrate the week of “May the 4th” with a FREE showing of this 2016 Star Wars Spin-off. An unlikely band of rebels join together in a plot to steal the Death Star’s blueprints and protect the freedom of the galaxy. The movie is rated PG-13. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


Star Wars – May the 4th Be With You:
Thursday, May 4th at 4:00pm

Calling all young Star Wars fans! Let the Force guide you to the library for some after school training. We will be making icy lightsabers and destroying AT-ATs. Be prepared for a special guest appearance by Darth Vader! This program is appropriate for fans ages 5-10; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


Cinco De Mayo Tortilla Making Workshop:
Friday, May 5th at 4:00pm

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and learn how to make authentic corn tortillas from scratch! Eat some with cheese and salsa here and take some home! This workshop is FREE but you must Pre-Register at the front desk, class size limited to 12 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Mothers Day Bouquet – Family Craft:
Wednesday, May 10th at 4:00pm

Join us for a family friendly craft night. We’ll be learning how to make different paper flowers, just in time for Mother’s Day.  This event is FREE, no registration required.


DIY 20 Minute Tote Workshop:
Thursday, May 11th at 5:30pm

Sign up for our DIY 20 Minute Tote Workshop and learn how to make a simple and sturdy tote bag! Makes a great book bag for your library books. This class is FREE but you must pre-register to attend.  No sewing experience needed! Sign up at the front desk or call Ryanna at 283-8208.


Let’s Build – STEM Building Project:
Friday, May 12th at 4:00pm

Do you feel the NEED for SPEED? Have fun learning how to build a mousetrap race car using everyday household materials.  This STEM project will help children focus on design, problem-solving, and craftsmanship.  All materials will be provided, but you must register at the front desk to reserve your spot. Limited space available. Program is for ages 7-12.  For more information please call James at 283-8210 or visit us at


Author Visit- Erin McKittrick:
Saturday, May 13th at 1:00pm
Come meet critically acclaimed author, Erin McKittrick, for a presentation and book signing of her new work, “Mudflats and Fish Camps”. An engaging and dramatic adventure-travel story that explores Alaska’s famed Cook Inlet. “Mudflats and Fish Camps” chronicles McKittrick’s journey, along with her family, as they set out to hike and paddle the entire coastline of Cook Inlet, a distance of 800 miles. Light refreshments will be provided.


Potpourri Heart Craft:
Saturday, May 13th at 3:30pm
Learn how to make these fun potpourri filled fabric hearts, perfect to give as a gift, or keep one for yourself.  Each participant will get to make 2 potpourri hearts. No prior sewing experience necessary. The class is FREE but participation is limited to 10 individuals. Please pre-register at the library front desk.


Book Club:
Thursday, May 18th at 5:30pm
Join our discussion of “The Other Einstein” by author Marie Benedict. New members are always welcome. Questions? Contact Ryanna at or 283-8208.


Fake News- Discerning Fact from Fiction:
Friday, May 19th at 4:30pm
What is fake news? We encounter it everyday, come learn how to spot it and avoid it. Discover ways to analyze sources for credibility and recognize different forms of fake news.  This free library program is open to teens and adults.


Bilingual Story Time:
Saturday, May 20th at 10:00am

Join  local teacher and storyteller Faby Peck for a fun and educational story time held in English and Spanish.


Cooking With Tofu:
Saturday, May 20th at 2:00pm

So you’ve been afraid to try tofu? Or maybe you tasted it and thought it was yuck? Here’s a chance to try tofu as it should be made. Tasty, lean and good-for-you protein and it’s good for the planet too! Learn to make 2 different recipes using tofu that taste great! Class is FREE but limited to 8 people, suitable for ages 12 to adult (requires knife skills). All materials supplied, just bring your tastebuds and be willing to try something new!


Beginning Crochet Workshop:
Sunday, May 21st at 2:00pm

Learn a couple basic crochet stitches while making a fun potholder. This program is FREE but class size is limited to 6 participants. Sign up at the library front desk or call Lilly at 283-4378.


American Girl Club:
Monday, May 22nd at 4:00pm

Join us at the Kenai Community Library for our NEW monthly American Girl Club!  We will be introducing our newest doll JULIE!  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. Meets at the same time and place as LEGO Club.


DIY Dandelion Syrup:
Tuesday, May 23rd at 5:30pm

Why not put those pesky dandelions to good use? Learn how to make your own dandelion syrup at this FREE class. It’s easy, all natural, inexpensive, and tastes GREAT! Must Pre-Register to attend. Class limited to 8 participants.


Social Security 101:
Wednesday, May 24th 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.


Let’s Draw – Alaskan Wildlife:
Thursday May 25th at 4:00pm

For ages 5-10. Have fun drawing moose, bears, salmon, eagles and more Alaskan critters in this interactive class. We will also be learning about field sketching as well as explore famous wildlife artists. If you plan to attend please sign up at the front desk! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information please call James at 283-8210.


American Girl Sewing Project:
Friday May 26th at 4:00pm

Come learn how to make this simple and adorable skirt for FREE! All participants will make one during the class to take home with them.  This program is suitable for children ages 8 and up.  Sewing Pattern for American Girl or 18” Dolls. Class size is limited to 8 participants so sign up early at the front desk. No experience needed!