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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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·
Library Museum open house 1-4pm Blackwater Railroad band

Library Museum open house 1-4pm Blackwater Railroad band

November 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·

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 · 0 comments ·

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 · 0 comments ·

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 · 1 comment ·
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 · 2 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·

Your used books are wanted

The Friends of the Library Museum are needing your used books. Used book sales helps the Friends support library programs, like the Summer Reading Program, purchase of new books for all age groups and more. Our shelves are almost empty! With fall in the air, we are all getting our lawns, yards and homes ready for winter. Bag those already […]

October 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Alaska DOTPF Plans Highway Upgrade, Holds Meeting in Moose Pass

Alaska DOTPF Plans Highway Upgrade, Holds Meeting in Moose Pass

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities held an open-house meeting in Moose Pass to share information about plans to rehabilitate the Seward Highway between mileposts 17 (Primrose Spur Road) and 22.5 (south of Ptarmigan Creek). About a dozen citizens attended. Mostly federal dollars with some state support will pay for the roughly $50- […]

October 7, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Upcoming Events at Seward Community Library & Museum

Community Game Night begins Tuesday, October 7th from 6-8pm in the Library/Museum Community Room.  BYOG (bring your own game). Socialize, make friends, play some fun games and enjoy light refreshments! Game night is for those 18 years and older. There will be a few games on hand, but you are encouraged to bring your own favorites. Alaska Book Week is October 4-11.  […]

September 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Hiker Author Jennifer Pharr Davis in Seward Sept 9th

Hiker Author Jennifer Pharr Davis in Seward Sept 9th

Jennifer Pharr Davis NPR interview – Jennifer Pharr Davis will be in Seward on Tuesday September 9, 2014. Mid day on Tuesday, Jennifer Pharr Davis will be doing a presentation for the high school students in the auditorium, in the evening starting at 6:30pm in the community room at the library museum. This event is co-sponsored by the Seward Arts Council […]

September 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Programs for young children to resume at the Library

Toddler Music Group and Storytime will return to Seward Community Library & Museum the first week of September.  Storytime returns Friday, Sept. 5th at 10:30 am in the Children’s Room, and will continue each Friday throughout the school year.  Storytime is geared to children ages 3 – 6, however siblings are always welcome.  Each Storytime features a selection of the library’s wonderful picture books […]

September 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Do you live in a floodplain?

Please join us for a Flood Risk Information Open House Tuesday, September 9th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the City Council Chambers. In cooperation with FEMA, the State of Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough, and the City of Seward this will be a combined Flood Risk Information Open House. This Open House will provide the public with an opportunity to […]

August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Infant Nutrition and Family Health Classes

September 3, 2014 3-7pm in the Community Room at the Seward Community Library Free to the PublicServices Supporting Seward Families … *Doula Services *Birthing Classes *WIC *Infant CPR *Breastfeeding Information *Car Seat Safety *Infant Learning Program *International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) Information Supporting Alaska’s Future… GET CONNECTED!  

August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Meet Seward’s new library museum director

Meet Seward’s new library museum director

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Valarie Kingsland began working as the new Seward Community Library Museum Director August 11th. She replaced Patty Linville, who had worked as head librarian for 16 years, and who, in Kingsland’s opinion, did an excellent job running the library, and leaves behind very large shoes to fill. Yet, with her background, experience and sensibility, […]

August 25, 2014 · 3 comments ·
2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to Visit Seward

2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to Visit Seward

SEWARD, ALASKA – On Tuesday, Sept. 9, the Seward Friends of the Library and the Seward Art Council will co-host athlete, author, speaker, and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. The program will be held at the Seward Community Library Museum at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Jennifer has logged more […]

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Capra Book Signing, Q&A, Tonight at the Library

Capra Book Signing, Q&A, Tonight at the Library

Join us for an evening of stories, history and people. The Friends of the Seward Library will be having a book signing and Q&A with local author/historian Doug Capra. Doug is launching his new book, The Spaces Between, Stories From the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords. Starts at 6:30 pm for the Friends membership, this is a benefit of […]

August 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Cathy Cuenin book signing, Q&A Tonight at the Library Museum

Cathy Cuenin book signing, Q&A Tonight at the Library Museum

The Seward Friends of the Library are pleased to present author and retired nurse Cathy Cuenin on Thursday, August 14, 2014 for a book signing and Q&A about her book, “The Way I Walk: From Tugboat to Transplant.” Friends of the Library members are invited to attend at 6:30 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to join at 7 […]

August 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Providence HealthTalk: Cancer, The Year in Medicine

Providence HealthTalk Cancer: The year in medicine Wednesday, August 13th 6PM to 8PM Seward Community Library & Museum, Rm 205 Videoconference from the Providence Cancer Center Cancer: The year in medicine from cancer vaccines to fish oil to Vitamin D – Presenter: MARK A. MOYAD, M.D., MPH Get the latest on cancer prevention and treatment at a free presentation by […]

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Doug Capra book signing event August 18

Doug Capra book signing event August 18

KMTA National Heritage Area Launches Book by Historian Doug Capra Seward—The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area announces the publication of The Spaces Between: Stories from the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords by Doug Capra. This book is the first in a series of original titles that will be published by the KMTA National Heritage. To celebrate the launch, the […]

August 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·