Kenai Community Library Newsletter
The library will be closed on Sunday, December 1 for the Thanksgiving weekend. The library will also be closed on Wednesday, December 25 for Christmas. Happy Holidays!
We’re happy to welcome Rebecca Barnick as our new Children’s Librarian. She is planning some exciting new programs for the coming year.
We have several exciting video conferences planned for December. On December 7 at 2pm author Barbara Brown will read her children’s book “Hanukkah in Alaska,” answer questions about Hanukkah, and explain the dreidel game. On December 11 at 10am join us for History in the First Person: Building the Mercury Capsule. Take your study of science, engineering and history to the pioneers of America’s space race. Interact with engineers who designed and built the Mercury capsule and the space systems that made it work. This program is geared towards students in grades 7 through 12, but all are welcome.
There will be two Energy Brown Bag Lunch video conferences in December. On December 10 at 12:00pm the topic will be Solar Power for the Home or Cabin and on December 17 at 12:00pm the topic will be Wind Power for the Home or Cabin.
Are you uninsured, under-insured, or just want to explore your options? Join us on December 10 at 5pm for a video conference to learn about the New Health Insurance Marketplace. This will be a 30 minute talk with time afterwards for a Q&A. The presenter, Crystal Bourland, is a Health Insurance Navigator with United Way of Anchorage.
In December we will be holding a Christmas Crystal Beaded Bracelet class on three separate occasions: December 7, December 14, and December 21 at 3pm. Make the beautiful bracelet shown above. It makes a great holiday gift! 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.
The Tween Book Club and The Jr. High Book Club will not be meeting in December. The next meeting of the Tween Book Club will be on Wednesday, January 8 at 4:00pm to discuss “The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable” by Dan Gutman. The next meeting of the Jr. High Book Club will be on Wednesday, January 15 at 4:00pm to discuss “Heart of a Samurai” by Margi Preus. The Community Book Club will meet on December 19 at 5:30pm to discuss “The Tender Bar” by JR Moehringer.
On Sunday, December 22 at 2:00pm we will have Family Craft Time. Bring the whole family and make some fun ornaments with us! All ages are welcome, but children under 10 must have an adult helper.