Kenai Community Library Newsletter

November is here already! The library will be closed Tuesday, November 11 for Veterans Day and November 27 through November 30 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We have two family craft events this month. Thursday, November 13 @ 5:30pm and Saturday November 22 @ 2pm come bring the family to the Kid-Spot and enjoy an afternoon of crafting!

Celebrate family time with a board game! Choose from one of our many selections or bring your own. Meet in the Kid-Spot Friday, November 7 at 4:30pm.

Come play Children’s Book Character BINGO! On Friday, November 21 @ 4-5pm, partner with your favorite young one to test your knowledge of children’s book characters! Win prizes, and enjoy snacks. Geared for children age 3-7 each accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.

Attention Teens: Interested in learning how to knit? Or would you like to bring your own project and knit with others? Join us for K2R2 (Knit 2 Read 2) on Mondays from 3-4pm.

This months book selection of Book to Art is The Penderwicks: a Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits and a Very Interesting Boy, appropriate for children in grades 3-5. The meeting will be Wednesday, November 26 from 4-5:30pm. The first 10 registrants may pick up a copy at the front desk. Read the book ahead of the meeting and come ready to make some art! Bring your own art supplies to use—plus, the club facilitator will provide a “secret ingredient” art supply to use in your creative response.

From Credit to Closing—Home Buying Basics: Tuesday, No-vember 4 from 5:30-7pm. Interested in learning what it takes to buy your first home? Join Loan Originator’s Rhonda Johnson and Kenneth Scott from Alaska USA to learn what goes into a credit score and how each factor affects the score. Learn the five keys to homeownership and why it is important to be pre-approved before shopping. Light refreshments will be provided. Register at the front desk for this FREE program. For any inquiries contact Veronica at

Back by popular demand this month is our DIY Workshops! On Wednesday, November 5 @ 5:30pm, learn how to make your own whipped Shea Body Butter using essential oils. Materials fee is $12 that must be paid in cash when you register. On Tuesday, November 18 @ 5:30pm learn how to make your own all natural deodorant. Materials fee is $8 that must be paid in cash when you register.

On Saturday, November 15 at 3pm is another beading class! Make and take home an Autumn Bracelet. A materials fee of $12 must be paid at registration.

The Kenai Community Book Club will be meeting November 20 at 5:30pm to discuss Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. For more information about the Community Book Club, contact Veronica Croteau at

The Scrabble Club will meet Saturday, November 1 and November 15 at 2pm. All ages and skill levels welcome, no registration is required.

New this month is our Knitting Club. On Thursday, November 6 and November 20 at 6:00pm join fellow knitters by the fireplace for an evening of knitting and chatting. Everyone is welcome regardless of knitting ability, just bring your needles, yarn and projects.

We will be hosting an Open Mic Poetry Reading Friday, November 14 from 4-6pm. Join fellow poetry lovers by the fireplace for an evening of poetry. Read a personal poem or choose from one of your favorite poets. No registration is required.