Kenai Community Library Newsletter

The library will be closed Saturday, August 30 through Monday, September 1 in observation of Labor Day. Be-ginning on Sunday, September 7 the library will be open from 1pm-4pm on Sundays.

Our usual Story Times will be cancelled for the month of September. Make sure to join us in October when they start up again!

Back by popular demand this month is our DIY Workshops! On Wednesday, September 10 at 5pm come make your own lip balm. The materials fee is only $5. On Fri-day, September 26 at 5pm we will be hosting a DIY Deodorant Workshop. Materials fee is $8. To register, see the front desk or contact Ryanna Thurman at 283-8208.

Saturday, September 13 will be an enjoyable day at the library! From 10am to 1pm drop-in and “Just Dance” with our XboxOne dance game. And then at 4pm come get “in-Quiz-itive” with a fun trivia night! Please come in teams of 2-5 peo-ple. Prizes will be given away to the winning team.

We have some exciting new video conferences in September thanks to AlaskaOWL technology. We will be participating in three Energy Brown Bag Lunches this month. If you are curious about human trafficking in Alaska, make sure to join us for a film and panel discussion on the film “Not My Life” on Tuesday, Septem-ber 16 at 5:30pm. Join us for a video conference Wednesday, Sep-tember 17 at 10am to learn more about the Civil Rights Act.

Do you have an e-reader and have some ques-tions on how to use it to read library books? The library is pleased to offer a morning Q&A all about ListenA-laska for E-Readers. Join us Monday, September 15 at 10am and get your questions answered!

On Thursday, September 18 at 5:30pm we will be hosting author and fitness instructor Ann Marina. Join her for a seminar all about her book Preserve Your Brain. Stick around after the seminar for a book signing! For more information on Ann Marina and her book, check out her website at
The Kenai Community Book club will be meeting Sep-tember 18 at 5:30pm to discuss The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson. For more in-formation about the Commu-nity Book Club, contact
Veronica Croteau at

On Sunday, September 21 at 1:30pm come join us for a Crafternoon! Kids and parents can enjoy an af-ternoon of making a fun craft. This program is geared for younger children.

Banned Books week is September 21-27. Join us for a movie week of “BlockedBusters” to celebrate our freedom to read! Challenged books like “The Great Gatsby” or “Matilda” have been made into extraordinary films. We will be showing these and other movies Monday-Thursday at 3pm and Fri-day at 2pm.

On Saturday, September 27 we will hold a recipe swap club. Bring the recipe for your favorite soup and share ideas with other foodies! If you would like to actually make your recipe and bring it in, feel free, but it’s
not necessary.