City of Soldotna, Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula

In the very heart of the beautiful Kenai Peninsula!

 
SOLDOTNA PUBLIC LIBRARY


Library Events - February 2015

 

Events for Children:

Toddler Story Time (18 Months-PreK)
Tuesdays 10:30 AM, in the Children’s Area.

Get up and get moving at the Library with stories, songs, and silly fun that encourages your toddler's language skills! During these 20-30 minute programs, trained library staff present stories, songs and movement activities to match the attention spans of toddlers. Toddlers and their grownups are encouraged to become actively involved in the stories. Younger and older siblings are always welcome with adult supervision.

 

Bouncing Babies Story Time (Birth-18 Months)
Wednesdays 10:30 AM, in the Community Room.

Come share songs, stories, and snuggle time with Bouncing Babies. Designed for our youngest library users and their parents or caregivers, the Bouncing Babies program helps nurture babies’ rapidly developing brains, providing positive experiences with books and language. Younger and older siblings are always welcome with adult supervision.
                                                                      
Family Story Time (PreK and Up)
Thursdays 6 PM, in the Children’s Area.
Bring the whole family out to listen to stories, sing songs, and have a blast at your Library. Younger and older siblings are always welcome.

 

LEGO Club (Ages 6 & Up)
Tuesdays 4 PM, in the Community Room.            

Tell your stories and build your world with Legos. Bring a friend with you and let your imagination go wild.  Adult supervision needed for those under the age of 10.

 

Mola Art!
Friday February 13th, 2015, 4 PM to 5:30 PM, in the Community Room.
Join Miss Dee Dee for a special art class!  Mola is the traditional art of the Guna community of Central and South America.  $3 per person.

 

Valentine’s Crafts
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 2 PM to 3 PM, in the Community Room.
Come make a homemade craft to share with someone or something you like!  (Or even love…)

 

Movies @ the Library
Thursday, February 5, 2 PM, in the Community Room.
Live-action and animated movie about a fairytale princess who falls through to the real world!

 

Friday, February 6, 2 PM, in the Community Room.
Have you ever wanted to change your fate?  A new classic about a Princess who finds she can’t be what everyone expects of her.

 

Saturday, February 14, 3 PM, in the Community Room.     
Find your courage and your heart’s song in this Antarctic story about what it’s like to be born different and still meet your perfect match.

 

 

Events for Teens:

 

Wednesday Hangout
Every Wednesday 4 PM to 5 PM, in the Community Room.
PS4, Legos, board games, and snacks.  Every Wednesday afternoon in the Community Room!

 

Movies @ the Library

Thursday, February 5, 2 PM, in the Community Room.
Live-action and animated movie about a fairytale princess who falls through to the real world!

Friday, February 6, 2 PM, in the Community Room.
Have you ever wanted to change your fate?  A new classic about a Princess who finds she can’t be what everyone expects of her.

Saturday, February 14, 3 PM, in the Community Room.
Find your courage and your heart’s song in this Antarctic story about what it’s like to be born different and still meet your perfect match.

 

Valentine’s Craft!
Wednesday February 4th, 2 PM, in the Community Room.

It’s early release!  Come make a craft to impress your mom, your sweetheart, or your favorite librarian.

 

Mola Art!
Friday February 13th, 2015, 4 PM to 5:30 PM, in the Community Room.

Join Miss Dee Dee for a special art class!  Mola is the traditional art of the Guna community of Central and South America.  $3 per person.

 

TEDx SoldotnaLibrary: Communication
Thursday February 5th, 2015 6 PM, in the Community Room.

From social media to phone calls, dialogue to debate, everyone seeks to understand and be understood. Join us for a TEDx viewing party to explore the many ways humans communicate through speech, writing, and nonverbal cues. Pizza will be served!

 

 

Events for Adults:

 

Stress Relief QiGong Practice
Tuesdays, 1 PM—2:30 PM, in the Community Room.

Enjoy meditation to restore balance to the entire body. Easy and fun exercises. No previous experience or level of physical ability necessary. Parents and children are welcome! With Duane Gibson.

 

Stress and Pain Relief QiGong Practice at Night
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 6 PM to 7:30 PM, in the Community Room.

Can’t make it to our afternoon QiGong practice? Try this one at night. Bring the whole family!  Held every third Tuesday of the month from 6 PM to 7:30 PM. With Duane Gibson.

 

Board Game Night
Tuesdays, 5 PM to 7:45 PM, in the Conference Rooms.

It’s time to get your game on! Have you ever wanted to try something other than another round of Monopoly, or to break out of that old Scrabble routine? Come ready to meet new people, engage your imagination, and have a great time.

 

AK Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 11 AM to 1 PM, in the Community Room

A gatekeeper is anyone within a community who is in a position to recognize the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office workers, squad leaders, store clerks, police officers, advisors, case managers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide, but do not treat in the long term. The Alaska Gatekeeper Training uses the QPR method as its core training. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons created by Paul Quinnett.

 

Tiny House Community Meeting
Saturday, February 7 and 21, 2015, 1 PM to 3 PM, in the Community Room
A brainstorming session on building Tiny Houses for the homeless in the community. Presented by The Habitation. For more information, call Krista at 907.252.2081.

 

TEDx SoldotnaLibrary: Communication
Thursday February 5th, 2015 6 PM, in the Community Room.

From social media to phone calls, dialogue to debate, everyone seeks to understand and be understood. Join us for a TEDx viewing party to explore the many ways humans communicate through speech, writing, and nonverbal cues. Pizza will be served!

 

Baby Signing for Parents
Wednesday, February 11 and 25, 2015, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, in the Community Room.

Teach your child to communicate with you through signs. Learn to sign common words such as “sleep”, “food”, “more”, “milk”, and “change.” Babies and toddlers are welcome to come.

 

Fireweed Fiber Guild Meeting
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, in the Community Room.

The Fireweed Fiber Guild is a group of spinners, weavers, crocheters, and fiber producers. Their monthly meetings at the library are open to the public. Bring in whatever fiber project you are working on. Check out their website at http://fireweedfiberguild.webs.com/.

 

FREE Writing Workshops
Tuesdays, February 10, 17, and 24, 2015, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, in the Community Room.

Practice expressing yourself in writing. Learn how to unlock your creativity, communicate ideas, and build confidence as a writer. Share ideas and resources. Writers of all levels are welcome.

 

FREE Tax Preparation Services
Thursdays, February 5 through April 9, 1 PM to 5 PM
Saturdays, February 14, March 14, and April 11, 10 AM to 2 PM

Tax time again! AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers will provide free tax preparation services to low-and moderate-income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older.  Call us at 907.262.4227 or come in to reserve your spot! Walk-ins welcome time permitting.
Make sure to ask us about items you need to bring to your appointment.

 

Free Permit Practice Test

 

Library Mission Statement

 

The mission of the Joyce K. Carver Soldotna Public Library is to bring the power of information, imagination, and inspiration, through books, music, DVDs, and other materials to meet the intellectual, recreational, and cultural needs of all the people of our community and to promote a life-long love of learning.


The Soldotna Public library offers a large assortment of books and magazines in several media formats.  We also offer six (Windows based) computers with internet access for public use on a first come, first serve basis and free broadband wireless internet access to those who bring in wireless enabled devices.  The library has electronic card catalog stations to help patrons find library resources. To assist patrons in finding health information, laws, and news, the City has created a list of reference and search resources on the internet.  To use this, click on "Public Information Portal" located in the link list to the right.You can now search for items in our collection by using our online catalog .

 



Staff
Rachel Nash - Librarian

Katja Wolfe - Assistant Librarian
Linda McMilin - Library Clerk
Rachel Coley - Library Clerk
Joe Nicks - Library Clerk


City of Soldotna, Alaska






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Soldotna AK 99669

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