Kenai Community Library Newsletter
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Check in the Kids’ Spot for cool Seuss coloring sheets and bookmarks. We will be holding a special Seuss-themed story time on Tuesday, March 4.
We have some exciting new video conferences in March thanks to AlaskaOWL technology. We will be participating in three more Energy Brown Bag Lunches this month! Join us on March 4 at 12pm for Heat for the Off-Grid Camp or Cabin, on March 11 at 12pm for Cutting and Curing Firewood, and on March 25 at 12pm for Insulation and Vapor Barriers. On March 5 at 11am we will be joining the Butterfly Pavilion and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for Invertebrates in Space! Insects and spiders are pretty amazing on earth, but how does their behavior change in space? Join us to learn more! On March 5 at 4pm we will join a discussion with comic book and graphic novel author J. Torres. On March 28 at 12pm we will be joining Anchorage Symphony Orchestra Maestro Fleischer for a lively discussion of the music from “Electric Nights.”
The Tween Book Club will meet on Wednesday, March 5 at 4:00pm to discuss “A Tale Dark and Grimm” by Adam Gidwitz. The Jr. High Book Club will meet on Wednesday, March 12 at 4:00pm to discuss “Miracle on 49th Street” by Mike Lupica. For more information about the kids’ book clubs, contact Children’s Librarian Rebecca Barnick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 283-8210. The Community Book Club will meet on Thursday, March 20 at 5:30pm to discuss “Until I Say Goodbye: My Year of Living with Joy” by Susan Spencer-Wendel. For more information about the Community Book Club, contact Reilly Selmser at email@example.com.
On March 8 at 1pm the Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will be holding a program here at the library titled Your Family Tree: Getting Started. Have you always wanted to learn more about your own family tree, but weren’t sure where to start? Join us for a demonstration of how to use Ancestry.com and how to create a pedigree chart and a family group record. Participants will be partnered with a Totem Tracers mentor to help guide them through the process.
On March 20 at 5:00pm we will hold a DIY Skin Products Workshop. Come learn how to make your own peppermint sugar scrub and lavender baby oil or massage oil. Patrons will go home with 8 oz of sugar scrub and a small bottle of either baby oil or massage oil. There is a $20 materials fee that must be paid in cash when you register. Class size is limited, so sign up early! To register, see the front desk or call 283-4378.
On March 27 at 6pm we will host a Local Artist Showcase featuring Ryan Reid. Interested in performing at the library in April or May? Contact Ryanna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 283-8208.
On March 29 at 1pm we’re pleased to have several local writers join us to present a workshop on Self-publishing Tips. Alan Poynor, Brent Johnson and Marilyn Wheeless will be speaking about their experiences with self-publishing. There will be a Q&A session after the presentation.
COMING SOON! We’re excited to have a new self check-out station! This equipment was generously donated by the friends of the Kenai Community Library and the Rasmuson Foundation.