Author: Seward Community Library & Museum

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 […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Do you remember the time you were at a party; the music was right on, the food fantastic, the company lovely.  Everything was going splendidly.  And then, someone pulls out an ancient Egyptian comic book and everyone starts reading along and laughing.  Everyone…except you. It’s okay.  Not all of us […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

For those of us hit hard by taxes and winter’s high utility bills, I have good news:  Your troubles are over! The Worm Has Turned to Peat Moss:  A Contemporary Guide to Successful Worm Farming is here to drive away those winter blues.    From the authors…”We hoped to find […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Knife Fighting.   Some of us have done it. The rest of us stay awake at night thinking about it.   This week’s unusual book can help that latter group sleep a little easier this summer as we showcase Knife Throwing: A Practical Guide. I’m guessing this one is better […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

For this week’s unusual book we’re going to delve into the intricate complexities of “the great yogurt controversy” with All About Yogurt. Just when you thought breakfast couldn’t be more fun, along comes a book to add a bit more culture in your life. “Before the 1960’s, virtually no one […]

Toddler Tales

To kick off National Library Week (April 13-19), Seward Community Library will present a special program for children from 16  months  up to 2 years, 11 months in age.   Color My World is the theme of the Lapsit which will be held Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 pm in the Kid’s […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

It’s time for another unusual gem of a book from the Seward Community Library. This time we’re thinking small and showcasing Ants at Work: How an Insect Society is Organized by Deborah Gordon. A scientific tour de force, Deborah Gordon’s Ants at Work takes us to the amazing world of […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

It’s time once again for another unusual book from the Library. This week we’re presenting The Toothpick: Technology and Culture. I’m hoping someone will read it and be able to explain how anyone could write 350 pages about toothpicks and remain sane. Careful with this one. A quick note about […]

Have a Beer at the Library!

Have a Beer at the Library!

The Seward Community Library will be presenting a three part series on The Art of Homebrew beginning Thursday, April 17th at 7pm and continuing the two following Thursdays, the 24th and May 1st. The first part of the series will focus on the rich history and culture surrounding our favorite […]