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Upcoming Events
  • CLOSED for Labor Day

    Date: 1 September 2014 00:00 to 23:59
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  • 5:00pm DIY Lip Balm Workshop

    Date: 10 September 2014
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  • 10:00am Drop-in and "JUST DANCE"

    Date: 13 September 2014
    Summary: From 10am to 1pm drop-in and “Just Dance” with our XboxOne dance game.
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  • 4:00pm In-QUIZ-itive: Trivia Night

    Date: 13 September 2014
    Summary: At 4pm come get “in-Quiz-itive” with a fun trivia night! Please come in teams of 2-5 people. Prizes will be given away to the winning team.
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  • 10:00am Morning Q&A: ListenAlaska for E-Readers

    Date: 15 September 2014
    Summary: Do you have an e-reader and have some questions on how to use it to read library books? The library is pleased to offer a morning Q&A all about ListenAlaska for E-Readers. Join us Monday, September 15 at 10am and get your questions answered!
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  • 12:00pm Video Conference: Brown Bag Energy Workshop- Solar Energy for Home or Cabin

    Date: 16 September 2014
    Summary: Even in Alaska, the sun’s energy can be used to produce electricity or heat hot water. This workshop will focus on the basics of solar energy and on system options and site analysis and placement of panels.
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  • 5:00pm Video Conference" "Not My Life" Film and Panel Discussion

    Date: 16 September 2014
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  • 10:00am Video Conference: Constitution Day 2014: The Civil Rights Act

    Date: 17 September 2014
    Details:

    2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. To commemorate that anniversary and celebrate the historic importance of the Act and its impact on American life, we invite you to join us for Constitution Day 2014: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Its Current Implications.

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  • 5:30pm Author Book Signing and Lecture

    Date: 18 September 2014
    Details:
    Join author and fitness instructor Ann Marina Thursday, September 18 at 5:30pm for a seminar all about her book Preserve Your Brain. Stick around after for a discussion and book signing!
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  • 5:30pm Community Book Club

    Date: 18 September 2014
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  • 10:00am-5:30pm Friends of the Library Book Sale @ The Home Gallery

    Date: 19 September 2014
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  • 10:00am-3:00pm Friends of the Library Book Sale @ The Home Gallery

    Date: 20 September 2014
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  • 1:30pm Crafternoon

    Date: 21 September 2014
    Details:

    On Sunday, September 21 at 1:30pm come join us for a Crafternoon! Kids and parents can enjoy an afternoon of making a fun craft. This program is geared for younger children.

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  • 3:00pm BlockedBusters: Banned Books Movie Week

    Date: 22 September 2014
    Details:

    Banned Books week is September 21-27. Join us for a movie week of “BlockedBusters” to celebrate our freedom to read! Challenged books like “The Great Gatsby” or “Matilda” have been made into extraordinary films. We will be showing these and other movies  Monday-Thursday at 3pm and Friday  at 2pm.

     

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  • 12:00pm Video Conference: Brown Bag Energy Workshop- Wind Power for Home or Cabin

    Date: 23 September 2014
    Details:

    In Alaska as elsewhere, there is interest in the possible benefits and limitations of using wind to power homes or remote cabins. In this beginner’s discussion, we will look at locally invented systems for home and cabin use in the Interior.

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  • 2:00pm BlockedBusters: Banned Books Movie Week

    Date: 26 September 2014
    Details:

    Banned Books week is September 21-27. Join us for a movie week of “BlockedBusters” to celebrate our freedom to read! Challenged books like “The Great Gatsby” or “Matilda” have been made into extraordinary films. We will be showing these and other movies     Monday-Thursday at 3pm and Friday  at 2pm.

     

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  • 5:00pm DIY Deodorant Workshop

    Date: 26 September 2014
    Details:

    Participants will make and bring home one roll on deodorant stick.There is an $8 materials fee that must be paid in cash when you register. Class size is limited to 8 people, so sign up early.  To register, see the front desk.

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  • 3:00pm Recipe Swap Club

    Date: 27 September 2014
    Details:

    Bring a favorite soup recipe and share with other foodies! If you would like to actually make your recipe and bring it in, feel free, but it’s not necessary.

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  • 12:00pm Video Conference: Brown Bag Energy Workshop- Biomass Schools in Alaska

    Date: 30 September 2014
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    School districts in Alaska are almost always looking for ways to reduce their facility costs so that they can use the savings for instructional expenses. Find out how some school districts in Alaska are using biomass to cut heating expenses.

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FAQs
  • How can I get a library card?

    You will need to fill out a short application.

    Please bring photo identification and 2 pieces of recently cancelled mail as proof of address.

    Parents or legal guardians must sign the application for minors under the age of eighteen and must have a library card.

  • How can I check my own library account?

    You can access your account on a computer in the library, by calling the Library at 283-4378, or by signing into the Library Catalog at www.kenailibrary.org

    Use the 14 digit barcode on your card, as your user ID.

  • How long can I keep items? Can they be renewed?

    Most items are checked out for 21 days, DVDs check out for 7 days. Most library materials, may be renewed once if not reserved or on hold for another person.

    You can renew items from home by telephone, by email to kenailibrary@ci.kenai.ak.us, and via the catalog on the library website. Items cannot be renewed on-line if they are overdue.

  • Does the Library offer access to the internet? Is there a charge?

    Public access to the Internet, using Windows 7, at computer stations is available.A Library card or guest pass is needed. Mini-laptops are available for use in the library on the wireless network. Using wireless on your own laptop is available during Library hours. Access is free, however, a prepaid fee of $.25 is charged per page of printing.

  • How do I check to see if you have a book? What if the Library does not have what I need?

    Search in the library and from home by clicking the Catalog Search button. Basic and advanced search options are available. Bring up information on that item by clicking the Details button. If the Library does not own the book you need, you may request an Inter Library Loan. The Library also takes requests for purchase of materials.

  • Does the library use volunteers?

    Yes, Yes, Yes! The Library is always looking for volunteers. We always need shelvers and we sometimes have projects. If you are interested, please stop by the Library to complete a brief questionnaire.

For a full list of library events, please click here

Kenai Community Library Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9am-7pm
Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 1pm-4pm

(closed Sundays in summer)