Free AARP Foundation Tax Aide Preparation
The library will host free tax preparation services starting Thursday, February 8.  Services will be provided by appointment only, on Thursdays during tax season. Please call the library at 262-4227 beginning February 1 to schedule an appointment.

Coffee, Donuts, and a Show
Saturday, February 3 at 10:30am
Start your weekend off right! Relax and enjoy coffee and donuts while watching a film on a Saturday morning.  This month we’ll be showing a movie that was #4 on the American Film Institute’s top 10 Romantic Comedies list.  In this 1953 film, a princess escapes her entourage and traverses incognito through the city of Rome, where she hooks up with an American journalist who serves as her tour guide.

Art Reception: Leslie Byrd
Tuesday, February 6 at 6pm
Currently on display at the library is a collection of work by Leslie Byrd. Join us for refreshments and dialogue with the artist.

Game Day: Pandemic®
Saturday, February 10 at 2pm
Do you have what it takes to save the world? Come play Pandemic®, a cooperative board game where players work as a team to treat deadly infections around the world while searching for a cure. Join other community members to learn and play this award winning table top game. Copies will be provided or bring your own. 

Movies @ the Library
Tuesday, February 13 at 5:30pm
Join us for a showing of this romantic movie just in time for Valentine’s Day.  An innocent teen crushes on a slick, handsome dance instructor at a 1960s upscale Catskills resort. The soundtrack yielded the Oscar-winning Best Song "(I've Had the) Time of My Life." Popcorn will be served. Rated PG 13. 

Soldotna Library Friends Board Meeting
Wednesday, February 14 at 2:30pm
Join the Soldotna Library Friends Board in their discussion of ongoing library fundraising efforts. Open to all members of the Soldotna Library Friends.

Beekeeping for Beginners
Saturday, February 17 at 1pm
Learn everything you need to know about keeping bees in Southcentral Alaska in this interactive, hands-on 4-hour workshop. Presented by Sarah Souders of Sarah’s Alaska Honey. Sarah uses an organic approach to beekeeping. Light refreshments will be served.

Book Club
Tuesday, February 20 at 1pm
This month we will be discussing “The Coroner’s Lunch” by Colin Cotterill. For more information about the book club and a full reading list, contact Reilly at

Soldotna Library Friends Book Sale
Thursday, February 22 from 2pm-6pm
Join us for great reading bargains!

“Friends” Trivia Night!
Saturday, February 24 at 4:30pm
How much do you really know about the TV show “Friends?”
“Friends” Trivia Night is coming to the library! Come by yourself or grab some friends to make up a team of 4 people or less. Only one person will walk away with the first place prize! Snacks and coffee will be provided.

Book Riot’s 2018 Read Harder Challenge
Welcome to the 2018 Read Harder challenge. Every year, more and more of you discover and complete Read Harder, and with every new edition, we give you 24 tasks that will invite new genres, new authors, and new worlds, both real and imaginary, into your reading life. You may count one book for multiple tasks or read one book per task. Hopefully you’ll find tasks that excite you and tasks that push your reading boundaries.  We encourage you to push yourself, to take advantage of this challenge as a way to explore books that you otherwise wouldn’t try. But this isn’t a test. We like books because they allow us to see the world from a new perspective.  That’s what this is—a perspective shift—but one for which you’ll only be accountable to yourself.  If you want a bit more accountability nonetheless, add a social element to your challenge, or need some help with challenge books, the Read Harder group on Goodreads is an excellent resource. You can also check in all over social media with the hashtag #ReadHarder. Learn more at If you feel stuck on a task, don’t fret. Just ask library staff for help! We love to do reader’s advisory.

Art Committee Accepting Proposals for Rotating Art Display
The Art Committee is accepting proposals for the upcoming shows on an ongoing basis.  Interested artists should submit cohesive bodies of work that can fill four to eight 8-foot long sections.  Each show runs for two months. To submit your work, please email images, an artist statement, and artist biography with subject heading "Library art exhibit submission" to Nathan Nash:, Amy Kruse, or drop submissions off at the Soldotna Public Library service desk “ATTN: Art Committee.”​




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