Kenai Community Library Newsletter

We have lots of FREE programs this month for children, teens and families! On Saturday, December 13 at 2pm join local musicians and educators Sue Biggs and Jack Will for the first concert in our Family Concert Series! This series features interactive and fun concerts for the whole family! Check with us for the dates in the rest of the series. The FREE Family Craft on December 9 at 5:30pm will be Solstice lanterns. Just bring your own recycled jar. On Saturday, December 13 at 2:30pm Teens make sure to join us for our Teen Screen Saturday! We will be showing the movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier rated PG-13. As al-ways, we will be serving popcorn at the movie! The Book to Art selection this month is Leviathan by Scott Wester-field. Appropriate for children grades 7-10. On Friday, December 19 from 2-4pm participate in our LEGO Party! This is a kick-off party for our Junior Maker LEGO Club. Watch the LEGO movie (PG) while building with our new collection of LEGOs. Ages 5-11. Check with Children’s Librarian Amy Pascucci (907-283-8210) for dates and times of the next Lego Club meetings. Following the LEGO Party is our Family Game Time at 4pm. Celebrate family time with one of our many board games! Both programs will be held in the Kid Spot.

On December 23 from 1-6pm you are invited to our Christmas Movie Marathon!  Popcorn and soda will be served. All moves are rated PG. Knit2Read2 continues every Monday at 3pm. Join other teens for an afternoon of knitting. Beginners welcome! Pre-school Story Time (for children ages 3-5) is every Tuesday at 11:15am. Every Wednesday at 11am is Wee Read Story Time. This Story Time is suitable for children ages 0-3.

Looking for inexpensive Christmas gifts for friends and family? Check out one of our many DIY classes this month. On Wednesday, December 3 at 5:30pm we will be making a DIY all natural Lip Balm. The materials fee is $5 that must be paid at time of registration. Families are invited to register for our Christmas Sewing Project on Thursday, December 11 at 4:00pm. We will be making simple Christmas ornaments! This program is suitable for children ages 8 and up. There is a $5 materials fee that must be paid at time of registration.

On Friday, December 12 at 4pm join us for an interactive workshop and learn how to make a delicious strawberry and cranberry Christmas Jam! All participants will go home with their own jar of jam. There is a materials fee of $10 that must be paid at time of registration. On Tuesday, December 16 at 5:30pm come learn how to make your own nourishing and moisturizing face lotion! Materials fee is $10 that must be paid at time of registration. On Thursday, December 18 at 5:30pm come make your own infinity scarf! There is a $10 materials fee that must be paid at time of registration. All participants will go home with one infinity scarf.

Participate in a beading class every Saturday from 3-4:30pm before Christmas! December 6 will be Beaded Clips. Materials fee is $5. December 13 will be a Candy Cane crystal bracelet. Materials fee is $12. December 20 will be a cultured pearl and crystal necklace. Materials fee will be $15. You must pre-pay to sign up for these classes, so make sure to sign up at the front desk soon!

On Wednesday, December 17 @ 5:30pm take part in our Holiday Book Swap and Cookie Exchange! Bring a new or used book wrapped and participate in a gift swap! You never know what you’ll go home with! For the cookie exchange, make sure to bake a dozen of your favorite Christmas cookies and come ready to try others!

Join local author Cassandra Rankin for an author visit on December 20 from 12-2pm. Enjoy refreshments and a reading from her new book Annie Spruce, The Dog That Didn’t Die.

Love chess? Come join our chess club! This club will meet the first Tuesday of every month starting 12/02/2014. The library has one chess set for players to use, or feel free to bring your own. The Knitting Club will be meeting Thursday, December 11 at 6pm by the fireplace.