Library

Job Opening at the Library Museum

CITY OF SEWARD POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT The City of Seward is hiring a Library Museum Technician. This is a regular, full-time position, with benefits, paying $15.57/hr. Performs difficult and complex tasks based upon detailed knowledge of particular library, museum and information technology functions. Responsible for quality control of library museum records. Manages and implements interlibrary loan, notary and passport agency procedures. […]

May 28, 2015 ·
Temporary Summer Library & Museum Hours

Temporary Summer Library & Museum Hours

The Library’s temporary hours will be in place until  we are fully staffed. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the limited evening hours. The earthquake movie, “Waves Over Seward” will begin its seasonal screening on Tuesday, May 26th.  The film will be shown Monday thru Saturday at 2:00 PM.  The Museum admission fee of $5 includes entry to the film. […]

May 22, 2015 ·
“Every Hero has a Story” Summer Reading Program

“Every Hero has a Story” Summer Reading Program

Every Hero Has a Story is Seward Community Library’s Summer Reading Program theme for preschool and elementary school students. Families are invited to the annual Kick-Off Party on Saturday, May 30th from Noon-2:00pm for free food & fun! This program, coordinated in partnership with the Seward/Moose Pass Imagination Library, provides a fun way to include reading and related activities in […]

May 21, 2015 ·
What is tatting?

What is tatting?

May 1st, during the First Friday Art Walk, tatting will be the center of activity for folks at A Flyin’ Skein. The history of tatting goes back 2000 years to fisherman using shuttles and heavy cord to weave nets. Through the ages fisherman and sailors passed these knots on. With lace making or tatting, the shuttles are smaller, the threads […]

April 29, 2015 ·
Thanks to community, used book sale a success

Thanks to community, used book sale a success

The Friends of the Seward Library would like to thank the community for the support for the used book sale on Saturday! The turn out was great and books left the building by the bags full! Children’s and junior/young adult books were popular as free. Many smiling faces with books clutched tight left the sale. Thank you also to the […]

April 21, 2015 ·
Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

INTO THE LAST HOUR OF OUR BOOK SALE!! BOOK BONANZA TIME. BAG OR BOX OF BOOKS FOR $2. OPEN UNTIL 4PM The Used Book Sale is ready! Come on over to the Community Room of the Seward Library Museum and browse the tomes we have waiting. Coffee will be on, snacks out, kids corner open so moms and dads can […]

April 17, 2015 ·
Used Book Sale, Saturday, April 18

Used Book Sale, Saturday, April 18

Friends of the Seward Library are having the first used books sale in the new facility! All proceeds go to library programs. Saturday, April 18, 2015. There is still time to bring us your used books! (If you do it soon!) Seeking volunteers to help with our sale. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a48afaa2ca5f85-used See our website for more information: www.friendsofsclm.org The used books are […]

April 7, 2015 ·
Seward Community Library & Museum to Participate in International Big Library Read Program

Seward Community Library & Museum to Participate in International Big Library Read Program

  Seward Community Library & Museum to Participate in International Big Library Read Program Program makes popular eBook available to all patrons without waitlists or holds Seward Community Library & Museum will be taking part in the Big Library Read program. Library card holders will be able to borrow and read the autobiography eBook of Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten […]

March 17, 2015 ·

Representative Mike Chenault – Seward Town Hall Meeting

Representative Mike Chenault – Speaker of the House Please join in the discussion at a town hall meeting with your local state representative on Saturday, March 21 at the Seward Library located at 239 6th Ave. from 3 pm to 5 pm If you have questions, please call the Kenai office at 283-7223.

March 12, 2015 ·

KBEA SCHOLARSHIPS for Year 2015

KBEA SCHOLARSHIPS for Year 2015 KBEA (Kenai Borough Employees Association) scholarship committee is currently accepting applications for 4 scholarships of $500 each. The scholarships are available to all 2015 graduates of the Kenai Peninsula Borough (including public schools, private schools, and home-schooled). Applications and instructions are available from any Kenai Peninsula Borough High School counselors’ office or on the Borough’s […]

March 2, 2015 ·
Live at the Library featuring Luke Rosier February 21

Live at the Library featuring Luke Rosier February 21

February 16, 2015 ·
Live at the Library with Seward Musicians January 31

Live at the Library with Seward Musicians January 31

January 23, 2015 ·
Small Business Management Class Starting in February!

Small Business Management Class Starting in February!

Objective planning is the key to successful small business management; whether you are ready to launch a new start-up, purchase an existing business or increase profitability in an existing enterprise.  This 12-week course will cover a wide range of topics for those considering making the leap into managing their own small business.  Instructor, Tom Tougas, will teach this series of classes and […]

January 13, 2015 ·

January “Friday Flicks” Lineup at the Seward Community Library & Museum

Movies start at 6:30 PM in the Community Room. Contact the Library at 224-4082 with any questions.   January 2 – Salvo Italian with English Subtitles, Not Rated, Run Time: 110 minutes Synopsis: A hitman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house on an assignment, he discovers Rita, a young blind girl […]

January 2, 2015 ·
Holiday Programs at the Library & Museum

Holiday Programs at the Library & Museum

Friday, December 19th Reindeer Fun & Jingle Bells StoryTime @10:30AM   Friday Flicks @ 6:30PM – “Holiday Inn” (1942) starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. Not Rated. Runtime: 101 minutes.   Saturday, December 20th from 2 – 3PM Live @ the Library featuring Seward’s own Burning Bush performing an acoustic rock & jazz selection of holiday tunes, original music and […]

December 17, 2014 ·
Make a wish come true at the Library Museum!

Make a wish come true at the Library Museum!

The annual Wish Tree has been placed in the library and ready for you to help us place new books on the shelves! Each beautiful vintage postcard holds a book wish with suggestions from patrons and the library staff. For $20, you can make a book wish come true! Stop by the library museum during open hours, take some time […]

December 10, 2014 ·
Alaskan Author Event December 10

Alaskan Author Event December 10

  Dave Atcheson will discuss his memoir Dead Reckoning, Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on its High Seas, much of which takes place in Seward, on Wednesday, December 10th at 6:30PM in the Community Room. Dave Atcheson is the author of National Geographic’s Hidden Alaska: Bristol Bay and Beyond and the guidebook, Fishing Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. He has written for a […]

December 4, 2014 ·
Check Out the Wish Tree at Seward Community Library & Museum

Check Out the Wish Tree at Seward Community Library & Museum

  The annual Holiday Wish Tree is up at Seward Community Library & Museum. Each “ornament” on the Wish Tree displays a children’s, junior or young adult book the Library does not have in its collection. Your name, family’s names, or other requested dedication will be placed on the bookplate. It costs $20 to sponsor a book. Share the holiday […]

December 2, 2014 ·
Music and dancing in the stacks

Music and dancing in the stacks

A good time was had Saturday in the Library Museum at our celebration of the season. Music and dancing in the stacks, family story time, face painting, kids crafts, museum open and free, awesome finger foods and cider. Valarie Kingsland and the library staff, Resurrection Bay Historical Society and the Friends of the library want to thank the community for […]

November 18, 2014 ·
Library Museum open house 1-4pm Blackwater Railroad band

Library Museum open house 1-4pm Blackwater Railroad band

November 15, 2014 ·
Museum open and free Saturday 1-4 pm at the Open House

Museum open and free Saturday 1-4 pm at the Open House

Many of Seward’s community have not been into the new Museum space located just inside the entry of the Library Museum building. This Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1-4 p.m. during the open house celebration of the season, the museum will be open and free to the public. The museum is the new home of the collections of both the Resurrection […]

November 15, 2014 ·

Canned Food Drive for Seward’s food bank

Friends of the Library Museum is having a canned food drive for Seward’s food bank, He Will Provide. During our open house this Saturday, 1-4 pm or any time the library is open this Saturday, November 15, 2014, community may drop off canned food items that will go to the local food bank. Only non-perishables please, canned goods preferred. Come […]

November 12, 2014 ·

Efficiency Friday -November 14

First time I was in Seward it was spring of ’95  to help prep my family’s boat to get it in the water for a full summer of sending folks around Prince William Sound on tours- what a neat place you have to live in! I will be glad to see the city again this weekend as I join with Alaska […]

November 11, 2014 ·

Open House at the Library Museum this Saturday 1-4pm

Come celebrate the joy of the season at the Seward Community Library Museum on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 1 – 4 p.m. with free guided tours, live music, kids activities, a special preview of the 2014 Wish Tree and much more! “This open house is a great way to explore Seward’s favorite library/museum and welcome some terrific new staff,” Friends […]

November 11, 2014 ·
Spirited Debate Over Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure

Spirited Debate Over Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Larry Kirk, the police chief of Old Monroe, Missouri, with two decades of experience in law enforcement, came to Seward this week to offer a different perspective to the national issue of the legalization of marijuana. His travel and hotel expenses for speaking across Alaska were paid by Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a national […]

November 1, 2014 ·
Unforgettable Alaska story told through youngster’s eyes

Unforgettable Alaska story told through youngster’s eyes

By Heidi Zemach for SCN –  My Name Is Not Easy isn’t an easy book to read. Although it is extremely readable, and frequently light-hearted and hopeful, it’s also a vivid reminder of, or introduction to a painful part of Alaska’s not-so-distant past—one that reverberates strongly today. It’s a fascinating book that evokes some key aspects of rural Interior Native Alaska […]

October 25, 2014 ·