The entrance to Soldotna Public Library is seen on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

The entrance to Soldotna Public Library is seen on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai and Soldotna libraries release May event schedule

All events are still being held virtually at the Kenai Community Library.

The Kenai and Soldotna libraries are offering various events throughout the month of May.

All events are still being held virtually at the Kenai Community Library, according to a release from Library Assistant Elizabeth Kleweno.

Weekly events include the Lego Club challenge every Monday at 1 p.m. via the library’s YouTube channel and Facebook Live Story Time every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

There are also special events at the Kenai Community Library in May.

The first is a do-it-yourself Star Wars kit for the popular culture holiday “May the 4th be with you.” The event is on from May 3 to May 7.

An interactive art class will take place on May 6 at 1 p.m., in which viewers will learn to draw the Mandalorian and adding tonal value to the piece.

By 6:30 p.m. on May 13 kids can drop off their stuffed animals for a sleepover at the library. The team will take photos of the animal’s adventures and send them back on May 17 with a custom reading poster and prize.

There will be a dance class in honor of National Chicken Dance Day on May 14 at 1 p.m., available on both YouTube and Facebook.

On May 18 at 1 p.m., the library will be hosting a cast-iron cooking seminar via YouTube, where the team will delve into seasoning, cleaning and how to cook bacon. The release said a vegan option will also be available. The event can be found on both YouTube and Facebook.

For more information about the Kenai Community Library events, call Kleweno at 907-283-8207.

The Soldotna Public Library has a variety of events for all ages during the month of May.

Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. will be a Facebook Live streamed story time for kids between 18 months and 5 years old. Additionally, the library offers bouncing baby story time on its Facebook page and website.

Online kids crafts includes a Mother’s Day card workshop on May 7 at 4 p.m. and a pinwheel craft on May 28 at 4 p.m. Kits for the pinwheel will be available at the library from May 24 through May 28.

There will be an egg-making seminar on May 19 at 4 p.m. for teens, showcasing over-easy, over-hard, scrambling and steaming cooking techniques.

Adult events include a salsa-making class on May 5 at 5 p.m. and a job readiness 101 seminar by appointment. To learn more about the Soldotna Public Library’s events message them on Facebook or send an email to library@soldotna.org.

Reach reporter Camille Botello at camille.botello@peninsulaclarion.com.

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