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Upcoming Events
  • 5:30pm On A Moonless Light: A Live Storytelling Event

    Date: 27 October 2016
    My sweets, my pretties, my dears...approaching that time where the ghosts and goblins come out to play. Join us for an evening of frightening fables, terrifying testimonies and alarming accounts! Come prepared to share your scariest story or sit back and take in the ghoulish details. Participants are welcome to bring their favorite Halloween recipe  to share. We will be making our classic donut owl! Some of the stories may haunt you so bring your children at your own risk. This program is similar in format to Artic Entries in Anchorage or The Moth storytelling series, with speakers telling true (or just terrifying) stories, with no notes, to a live audience. Open mic format, limited to 10min rotations.
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  • 3:00pm EyeBat Nacklace

    Date: 29 October 2016
    Details: Join us to make a creepy necklace just in time for Halloween! Suitable for ages 12 and up. Must pre-pay to attend class. Materials fee of $3. Class size limited to 9 so sign up early!
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  • 4:00pm LEGO Maker Mondays

    Date: 31 October 2016

    Do you like LEGOs? Why not join us to build LEGO creations based on new themes each week and inspired by children’s books!  Designed for children ages 6-12; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • 10:30am Wee Read Story Time

    Date: 1 November 2016
    Summary: Designed for children ages 0-3. Enjoy a program full of stories, songs, finger play and more! No registration required.
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  • 10:30am Pre-School Story Time

    Date: 2 November 2016
    Summary: Designed for children ages 3-5. Enjoy a program full of stories, songs, movement and more! No registration required.
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  • 5:30pm DIY Cream Cheese Workshop

    Date: 2 November 2016
    Details: Come to this interactive Cream Cheese Workshop and learn how to make this all-natural fresh cheese! We will make some during the class that participants get to try, and some to take home (if there is any left)! Class size is limited to 8 people so sign up early at the front desk. Must pre-register and pay $6 materials fee.
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  • 5:30pm-7:30pm Camouflage and Espionage- Afterhours at the Library

    Date: 4 November 2016
    Details: Join us for an exciting new afterhours program for teens and tweens ages 10-14! We will be using face paint to disguise ourselves for an epic manhunt. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
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  • 3:30pm Retro Video Game Bash

    Date: 5 November 2016

    We’ll be digging out some retro systems from the 90’s for a race & battle bonanza! There will be a variety of multiplayer games, trivia, art pages, and more! This is a FREE event, open to all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • 4:oopm LEGO Maker Mondays

    Date: 7 November 2016

    Do you like LEGOs? Why not join us to build LEGO creations based on new themes each week and inspired by children’s books!  Designed for children ages 6-12; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • 4:00pm Let's Draw!- Still Life

    Date: 9 November 2016

    Have fun drawing a Still Life.  In this interactive class we will be learning how to shade an object. If you plan to attend please sign up at the front desk! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Appropriate for ages 5-10.

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  • 5:00pm DIY Upcycled Sweaters

    Date: 10 November 2016

    Join us for this FREE workshop and learn some ways to upcycle your old sweaters! Bring your own sweater and we will provide the rest! Sewing machines provided!

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  • CLOSED for Veterans Day

    Date: 11 November 2016 00:00 to 23:59
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  • 4:30pm Charcoal Portrait Class

    Date: 16 November 2016

    Learn portrait drawing from professional artist James Adcox during this two hour class.  Class size is limited to 8 participants and is appropriate for ages 16 and older.  Register at the front desk! Materials fee of $4.

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  • 4:00pm Doll House Free Play

    Date: 17 November 2016

    Bring your doll and join other American Girl enthusiasts for some fun, unstructured play time!  If you don’t have a doll, no worries, we have two for participants to share. Check out all the accessories we’ve made and let your imagination run wild! Suitable for children ages 6-12.

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  • 5:30pm Book Club

    Date: 17 November 2016
    Summary: New members are always welcome!

    by Annie Proulx

    From Annie Proulx—the Pulitzer Prize-­ and National Book Award-­winning author of The Shipping News and “Brokeback Mountain,” comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about the taking down of the world’s forests.

    In the late seventeenth century two penniless young Frenchmen, René Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in New France. Bound to a feudal lord, a “seigneur,” for three years in exchange for land, they become wood-cutters—barkskins. René suffers extraordinary hardship, oppressed by the forest he is charged with clearing. He is forced to marry a Mi’kmaw woman and their descendants live trapped between two inimical cultures. But Duquet, crafty and ruthless, runs away from the seigneur, becomes a fur trader, then sets up a timber business. Proulx tells the stories of the descendants of Sel and Duquet over three hundred years—their travels across North America, to Europe, China, and New Zealand, under stunningly brutal conditions—the revenge of rivals, accidents, pestilence, Indian attacks, and cultural annihilation. Over and over again, they seize what they can of a presumed infinite resource, leaving the modern-day characters face to face with possible ecological collapse.

    Proulx’s inimitable genius is her creation of characters who are so vivid—in their greed, lust, vengefulness, or their simple compassion and hope—that we follow them with fierce attention. Annie Proulx is one of the most formidable and compelling American writers, and Barkskins is her greatest novel, a magnificent marriage of history and imagination.

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  • 4:00pm American Girl Sewing Project

    Date: 18 November 2016
    Details: Make a cozy cardigan for your doll!  This program is suitable for children ages 8 and up.  Class size is limited to 8 participants so sign up early at the front desk. No experience needed! $4.50 materials fee.
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  • 1:00pm Paper Snow Flake Craft

    Date: 19 November 2016

    Learn more about paper craft and make some specialty snowflakes. Choose from our wide array of templates, or design your own snowflake. This is a FREE class, no registration required. Children under 8 must have adult supervision.

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  • CLOSED for Thanksgiving

    Date: 24 November 2016 00:00 to 23:59
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  • 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)