The Kenai Community Library encourages everyone to pick up and read a controversial book during Banned Book Week, Sept. 21 to 28. The goal of the week is to bring attention to the importance of the freedom to read and the harm censorship does to society, library staff wrote.
The library also is looking for a May 2001 issue of National Geographic Magazine to complete its collection and several issues of Alaska Magazine, including January, February, March, April, May, June, August and September 1960; January, February, March, April, May, July, August, September, October, November and December 1964; January 1983; March 1990; April, November and December 1991; July, August, September, October and November 1995; and May/June, July, August and October 1996.
In other library news:
The Writers' Group will meet Sept. 5 and 19 and 6:30 p.m. in the conference room. Anyone interested in writing for profit or pleasure is welcome.
A Beginning Internet Class will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 9. The class will cover basic Internet skills and searching techniques. For more information or to register, call Julie at 283-4378.
The Film Club will meet Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The group will watch and discuss "Insomnia" (1997).
The Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in the library conference room. The group will discuss "The Scarlet-Pimpernel" by Baroness Emmuska Orexy. New members always are welcome.
The Totem Tracers Gene-alogy Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Volunteers also are available from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 to provide help to people tracing genealogies.
The Friends of the Library is selling tickets for a dinner and raffle to be held Oct. 25 and 26. Only 300 tickets will be sold, and the proceeds will go toward the library expansion. Tickets are $100 and include a prime rib dinner for two catered by Aquio and the chance to win the grand prize of $7,500 or 15 other cash prizes.
Toddler storytime is offered Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Preschool storytime is at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.
The Kenai Community Library is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
For more information on library events, call 283-4378.
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