Kenai Community Library Newsletter

Our new Children’s Program Off the Page will be held Saturday, April 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! Come get your craft on with our Earth Day recycled magazine crafts on Wednesday, April 22 from 3-5pm. This is a free program, but registration is required. Our Teen Screen Saturday movie will be on Saturday, April 18 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 Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett. Youth ages 8-12 are invited to participate. Register at the front desk, and pick up a copy of the book. The meeting will be April 29 at 4pm.

Our Family Concert Series is continuing this month! On Sunday, April 26 at 2pm join the Fireweed Flutes for this interactive and fun concert for the whole family! This group of professional musicians play instruments from the full family of flutes, including the bass flute, alto flute, traditional C flute, and piccolo. This is a FREE concert, and no tickets are required.

Our LEGO Club meets twice this month. On April 16 at 4pm come ready to build LEGO creations based on themes inspired by children’s books. The meeting on April 25 at 10am is LEGO Family Edition! Adults are encouraged to participate and build with their children.

April 23 at 4pm is another 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 salmon. This program is FREE. All children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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, April 6 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 on making accessories for your dolls! Each participant will make a bracelet and a headband during the class to bring home with them. Sign up for either the April 3 OR the April 17 session. Both are at 4pm. The materials fee is $3. Register in advance at the front desk, as slots fill up quick!

Our new DIY Parents Series will be held on April 20 at 5:30pm. The project this month is DIY Diaper Rash Cream. Participants will learn how to make their own all natural, effective and healing cream. The materials fee is $10. Please pay and register in advance at the front desk.

On Monday, April 27 at 4pm come to our DIY Essential Oils Body Spray workshop. This spray is all natural and would make a perfect gift for upcoming Mother’s Day! Materials fee is $10. Register at the front desk..

Celebrate spring with our Shades of Spring Bracelet Beading Class on Saturday, April 18. Materials fee is $12 that must be pre-paid at time of registration.

The 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.

The Book Club will be meeting Thursday, April 16 at 5:30pm. We will be discussing  Peace Like a River by Leif Enger. Everyone is welcome!

April is Poetry Month! Celebrate your love of poetry with our annual Poetry Reading on April 23 at 5:30pm. Sign up at the front desk to come read a piece of personal poetry, or recite a poem from your favorite poet. Light refreshments will be provided.