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October 2017 Newsletter

FRIENDS OF THE KENAI COMMUNITY LIBRARY BOOKSALE

     “Friend’s Only” Pre-Sale Thursday, October 19, 4:00pm-6:30pm

     The general public is welcome:

             Friday, October 20, 9:30-5:30

             Saturday, October 21, 9:30-4:30

             Sunday, October 22, 1:00pm-4:00pm

     Individual and family memberships can be purchased at the door for immediate access to the exclusive pre-sale!
Donations of materials for the sale will be accepted at the Library the week of October 9-13 only, due to limited storage space.

 

CITY OF KENAI 2nd ANNUAL FALL PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

     All are welcome on Saturday, October 14th, 1pm-3pm at the Wildflower Garden on Lawton Drive for story time, face painting, petting zoo, hot cider, music and much more!  Costumes are encouraged. Free pumpkins to the first 450 children.  For more information contact Kenai Parks and Recreation Department 283-8262

 

ALASKA DIGITIZED NEWSPAPERS GO LIVE

     Chronicling America is a text-searchable, online database that provides free access to the public with over 12 million pages of newspapers from forty-six states and territories, ranging in date from 1789-1924.   To date, there are 9,010 digitized, searchable pages from three Alaska titles:

o Alaska Daily Empire, 1912-1918 (1,206 issues)

o Douglas Island News, 1898-1907 (448 issues), and

o The Thlinget, 1908-1912 (47 issues)

     By August 2018, The Alaska State Library Historical Collections will make 100,000 pages of Alaska historical newspaper pages available to the public.  Alaska Titles Selected for Digitization by the Newspaper Advisory Committee:

1. The Alaska Daily Empire (Juneau, Alaska). 1912-1922.

2. Douglas Island News (Douglas City, Alaska). 1898-1921.

3. The Thlinget (Sitka, Alaska). 1908-1912.

4. The Daily Alaskan (Skagway, Alaska). 1898-1922.

5. The Nome Nugget (Nome, Alaska). 1901-1922.

6. The Alaska Prospector (Valdez, Alaska). 1902-1918.

7. The Iditarod Pioneer (Iditarod, Alaska). 1910-1919.

8. The Cordova Daily Times (Cordova, Alaska). 1914-1922.

9. The Seward Gateway (Seward, Alaska). 1904-1922.

10. The Alaska Citizen (Fairbanks, Alaska). 1910-1920.

     To start your historical Alaska newspaper search, go to the website chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.  For tips on searching Chronicling America visit the Help page at chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help.

 

SPECIAL STORYTIME WITH AMY

Wednesday, October 11, 10:30am

 Introducing the book “Playtime in Alaska” read by local author and Kenai Community Library Aide Amy Murrell-Haunold.

This Easy-Reader book is suitable for ages pre-K to First Grade. Signed copies will be available for $7.00.

 

LITTLE BROTHER

Our new little boy doll is now available to check out for home visits, along with the rest of our American Girl Doll Family!