Author: Seward Community Library & Museum

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

In the words of that gentle mountain minstrel, Skunkrat Steve: “If it’s good enough for a hobo, it’s good enough for you. So open up that can of beans, and pass that mountain dew.” Boy, now that just melts the 1/6 of my heart that’s pure hillbilly. But before anyone […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Throughout the past few weeks, I’ve received scattered reports about town of newly forged, “Maximized Men” who seem, by having reached their divinely ordained potential, to have gotten a bit big for their britches. In the hope of countering such a chest-baring surge of salt ‘n swagger, I spent many […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

It’s no secret that a high-energy session of karaoke brings joy to millions of Japanese citizens.  As an exhilarating pastime, it has become a national sensation, capturing the hearts and minds of people all over the country, from all walks of life.  And why not?  Pretending to be Japanese pop […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Merlot. Chocolate. Blueberries. Lasagna. Romantic? Perhaps. But dangerous? Definitely. Though you might give pause to hear it, this seemingly innocent entourage of edibles has all the makings for total disaster. Why, ever since the first cavewoman donned the first sleek, satin zebra skin wedding gown, food has not always been […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

            From deep within the bowels of the Library, a grunt is heard.  Scratching.  A rustle.  Another grunt.  Wafts of stale malted beverage and pork rinds emanate from the far corner, where I’ve just shelved a few of those bawdy romance novels that always seem to trickle in Monday mornings.  […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

This week’s Weird Book is dedicated to all of those that love freedom.  If you were just inspired to stand up and say the Pledge of Allegiance by all means do so, but before we start singing America the Beautiful in three-part harmony, I should tell you that we’re talking […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Clouds roll in from the Gulf.  Dark, turgid sky udders intent on drowning the town beneath.  Huddled low beneath a sagging tarp, you watch helplessly as your spirits fall with each passing drop.  Small rivers form and flow beneath you, around and through your shelter until all is saturated, cold […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Let’s get something straight here.  While the title may be a bit misleading, we’re here today to focus on Home Taxidermy for pleasure, not profit.  For those of you that read The Worm has Turned to Compost and are now squirming in riches from entering the wonderfully exciting field of […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Free Nova Scotia!  Free Nova Scotia!  Oh, wait.  Hold on.  I got caught up in the moment there.  You see, this week’s Weird Book is dedicated to Nova Scotians in exile.  And it’s all about Blueberries.  If you’re confused raise your hand.  (Don’t worry.  Mine’s up too.)    At first The […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

The sun creeps slowly over the northeastern range with its warming glow not far behind.  Tiehacker’s peak melts for a moment, set fire by the coming dawn; an auburn crown of misty vapors snug against its bosom. The earth spins, the fire rises. Light slashes through the clouds, across the […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

There’s a buzzing in my ears, a light in my eyes.  My forehead is beginning to tingle with a strange sensation as I watch, with head pressed against glass, as my dinner dances slowly, circling around the immaculate white cube, rising and falling as jets of steam issue forth with […]

Catch the Reading Bug!

Catch the Reading Bug!

The Alaska Sea Life Center has teamed up with the Seward Friends of the Library to offer a fun and enjoyable summer reading program at the Seward Community Library.  All students who join Catch the Reading Bug Club! this summer at the Seward Community Library will receive a free pass […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

“Where is the lavatory? How much does that cost? Why is that bearded fellow with the sickle following me?” If you take a trip to Russia, chances are you will ask all these questions and more during your stay in the Land of Laughter. What’s that you say? “Mother Russia…A […]