Kenai Community Library Newsletter

We will be closed on Sunday, April 20 for Easter.
April 5-12 is Money Smart Week @ Your Library. Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers and small businesses better manage their finances. Join us on Monday, April 7 at 4pm for a demonstration of Alaska Source Link. Alaska Source Link is a website focused on supporting Alaska’s new and expanding small businesses by connecting them efficiently to the information and resources they need.
April is National Poetry Month! Come check out our “Poet-tree” and add a leaf of your own. On Saturday, April 26 at 3pm we will be holding an Open Mic Poetry Reading. Join us for snacks and refreshments and read an original piece or share a favorite poem.
On Saturday, April 12 at 3pm we will be holding a DIY Wine Cork Book Box Workshop. Repurpose an old hardcover book into a cute box for trinkets! This workshop is free but space is limited. Sign up at the front desk. We will have a selection of old books to chose from, but feel free to bring your own if you have one in mind. This class is geared towards those ages 12 and up.
On Saturday, April 19 at 2:30pm we will hold a Crystal Bracelet Beading Class. Make a beautiful crystal bracelet with pastel-colored flowers. This class is suitable for beginning beaders ages 8 and up. Children must have an adult helper. The materials cost is $10 and must be pre-paid in cash when you register. Class size is limited, so please sign up early.
On Saturday, April 19 at 1pm we will hold a book signing. Local author and newspaper columnist Polly Crawford will be selling and signing copies of her book “Perils of Polly.” Crawford is an independent traveler who writes a column for the Peninsula Clarion.
The Tween Book Club will meet on Wednesday, April 2 at 4:00pm to discuss “The Big Splash” by Jack Ferraiolo. The Jr. High Book Club will meet on Wednesday, April 9 at 4:00pm to discuss “Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life” by Wendy Mass. For more information about the kids’ book clubs, contact Children’s Librarian Rebecca Barnick at rbarnick@ci.kenai.ak.us or 283-8210. The Community Book Club will meet on Thursday, April 17 at 5:30pm to discuss “The Master Butcher’s Singing Club” by Louise Erdrich. For more information about the Community Book Club, contact Reilly Selmser at rselmser@ci.kenai.ak.us.
We’re excited to be Alaska’s newest NASA Space Place Community Partner! Each month we will have a new collection of NASA posters, stickers, and lithographs, supplemented with astronomy news, children’s art or writing, and space-related models or crafts. Come check out our new display in the vestibule of the rear entrance.