Kenai Community Library Newsletter


Families are invited to join us Monday, Mar. 2 at 5:30pm as we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss! The party will include a read-aloud of a recently discovered Dr. Seuss book, a special guest, the Cat in the Hat, and Children’s Book Character BINGO with prizes! All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Our new Children’s Program Off the Page will be held Saturday, Mar. 21 and Apr. 11 from 10:30-11:15am. This program uses movement to enhance literacy. Children ages 0-6 are invited to enjoy children’s books while also experiencing movement and play. Families are sure to delight in this joyful and creative way of  celebrating reading together! This program is FREE, but registration is required.

TEENS! Make sure you join us for our Spring Break Craftathon! Every day during spring break  (Mar. 9-13) from 3-5pm we will be making FREE crafts! Crafts range from word string art, tangle-free earphones, and painting book ends! Remember, this program is free and is geared for youth ages 11 and up.  Our Teen Screen Saturday movie will be on Saturday, Mar. 21 at 2:30pm. Teens and families are invited to come watch a PG-13 movie, and enjoy some popcorn and soda! Our Book to Art selection this month is The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. Youth ages 9-12 are invited to participate. Register at the front desk, and pick up a copy of the book. The meeting will be Mar. 25 at 4pm.

Our Knitting Club will now be meeting every Thursday evening at 6:00pm. Join us by the fireplace to work on your projects and meet new people! Make sure to bring your own needles and yarn.

We have another busy month of DIY and sewing projects! Remember, you must sign up and pay the materials fee in advance at the front desk in the library.

Interested in learning how to make sourdough pancakes? Monday, Mar. 9 at 5:30pm is our FREE Sourdough Pancakes Cooking Class. This interactive workshop will show you how to make this classic Alaskan fare. Make some during the class and bring some sourdough starter home!

Our popular American Girl Sewing Projects are back! We have two sessions this month teaching you how to make tights for your doll. Sign up for either the Mar. 6th OR Mar. 20th session. Both are at 4pm. The materials fee is $2. Register in advance at the front desk, as slots fill up quick!

Our new DIY Series for Moms is beginning this month on Thursday, Mar. 12 at 10:30am. Our first project is a DIY Nursing Infinity Scarf! The materials fee is $10 and no sewing experience is required! Please pay and register in advance at the front desk.

On Monday, Mar. 23 at 5:30pm come to our DIY Chocolate and Caramel MADNESS workshop! Make some chocolate and caramel sauce  from scratch and sample it over some ice cream! Materials fee is $4. Register at the front desk.

Our Family Concert Series is continuing this month! On Saturday, Mar. 14 at 2pm join The Pepper Shakers for this interactive and fun concert for the whole family! This is a FREE concert, and no tickets are required.

Our LEGO Club meets twice this month. On Mar. 19 at 4pm come ready to build LEGO creations based on themes inspired by children’s books. The meeting on Mar. 28 at 10am is LEGO Family Edition! Adults are encouraged to participate and build with their children.

Mar. 26 at 4pm is our third installment of “Science with Mr. Dan”. Come join us for a high-energy, fun and educational afterschool science class with Mr. Dan, “The Watershed Man”. This month we are learning all about watersheds. This program is FREE. All children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Author Allison Schuetzler will be visiting the library on Mar. 18 at 10:30am. Join her for refreshments and information on her new book. Books will be available for purchase.

The Book Club will be meeting Thursday, Mar. 19 at 5:30pm. We will be discussing  The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Everyone is welcome!

Feeling blue this winter? Join us for our After-hours Cabin Fever Reliever on Friday, March 27th from 7-9pm for all local writers! Community members of all ages are invited to recite an original piece of personal writing. Refreshments will be served! Registration is required, so sign up at the front desk soon!

Beading is back! March 28th at 3pm is our Frozen Ice Bracelet Beading class. Sign up in advance at the front desk.

Calling all doll collectors! Our new club is starting on Sunday, March 29 at 2pm. Bring your favorite doll for people to admire. All ages and all kinds of dolls are welcome! Register at the front desk.