Kenai Community Library Newsletter

Our Pre-School programs have changed!  Starting back on the third week of January, Wee Read Story Time for children ages 0-3 will now be on Tuesdays at 10:30am. Pre-School Story Time for children ages 3-5 will now be on Wednesdays at 10:30am. A NEW children’s program, Imagine and Play, will be hosted on Fridays at 10:30am. Children accompanied by adults will enjoy a session of imaginative and constructive play. Children participate in music, stories, movement and free play. Ages 0-5.

LEGO Junior Maker Club is held the third Thursday of every  month from 4-5pm. On Jan. 15 come ready to build LEGO creations based on themes inspired by children’s books. Ages 5-11. Our LEGO Junior Maker Club Family Edition is held the last Saturday of every month. On Jan. 31 at 10:00am, families are welcome to participate in this hour and a half of building mania! Remember, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Our new series: Science with Mr. Dan starts on Jan. 22 at 4:00pm. Learn all about insects from Mr. Dan the Watershed Man! Children and caregivers are sure to have a rollicking good time while learning valuable lessons about our natural world here in Alaska.

The second installment of the Family Concert Series is on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 2:00pm. Mr. Dan, the Watershed Man, is excited to share some of his favorite nature education songs and stories. Let the hilarity (and learning!) ensue. This is a FREE concert for families to attend! Family Game Time will be held on Friday, Jan. 9 at 4:30pm. Choose from the library’s variety of games and enjoy some quality family time! Don’t forget about our family craft this month on Jan. 29 at 5:30pm. We will be making recycled paper Valentines! It is free, and children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


We have a bunch of programs for teens this month. Every Monday, starting Jan. 12 at 3:00pm, join us for Knit2Read2 for afternoons of knitting at the library. Beginners are welcome! Our monthly Teen Screen is on Saturday, Jan.17 at 2:30pm. Come enjoy a PG-13 movie and some popcorn and soda! The Book to Art this month will be Coraline by Neil Gaiman. The meeting is on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 4:00pm. Read the book ahead of the meeting and come ready to make some art! The first ten participants can pick up a copy at the front desk at time of registration.

Start the new year off with our fun DIY series! Have you always wanted to learn how to sew? Here is your chance to learn with our 3 sewing projects this month. No sewing experience needed! On Saturday, Jan. 10 at 3pm learn how to hem and mend some of your personal clothing items. Light weight materials only. This program is FREE! On Monday, Jan. 12 at 5:30pm come learn how to make a simple and sturdy tote bag! The materials fee is $8.  On Friday, Jan. 16 at 4:00pm join us to make an American Girl drawstring dress for your doll. This program is suitable for children ages 8 and up. The materials fee is $5. With all of these DIY programs, make sure to sign up in advance at the front desk.


If you are interested in cooking, join us for our new  series of cooking programs! On Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 5:30pm we are making Sourdough Pancakes. This is a FREE class. Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 5:30pm we are hosting a simple cheese making class! Materials fee $10. Make sure to sign up soon for these programs!


On Jan. 22 at 4pm come learn how to make your own natural translucent makeup powder! This makeup is great for people with sensitive skin. Materials fee is $10. Register at the front desk.


Are you a Pinterest fanatic? Join us for our Pinterest Party on Jan. 24 at 4pm. Here is your excuse to recreate one food or drink item you have found on Pinterest and share with others! We will be making simple DIY coasters inspired from Pinterest! Each participant will go home with 4 custom coasters. Materials fee is $4, and you must pre-register at the front desk.


The Community Book Club will be meeting Thursday, Jan. 15 at 5:30pm. This month we will be discussing The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Everyone who has read the book is welcome for an evening of discussion!