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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 ·

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 ·
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 ·

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 ·
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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·

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 ·
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 ·
Work of public art vandalized

Work of public art vandalized

Heidi Zemach for the Seward City News – The “Communal Tree” sculpture, recently-installed in the Museum Library garden has been vandalized. It’s still a beautiful work of art, but at some time this past weekend, someone smashed two of the fused glass flower rosettes that hung off from the end of a the tree branches. It appears that they broke […]

July 25, 2014 ·

Friends of the Seward Library have new website

The Seward Community Library Association, SCLA, (a/k/a Friends of the Seward Library) has a new website. The community is invited to take a look at our new site and sign up for our newsletter that keeps you up-to-date with what’s happening at the Library and Museum. We also invite the community to become a ‘Friend’ of the Seward Library by […]

July 15, 2014 ·
It’s Magic at the Library July 18

It’s Magic at the Library July 18

Magic Workshop & Show – Friday, July 18th Seward Community Library & Museum, Community Room Magic Workshop for Kids @ 3:00 PM Come learn some great magic tricks to amaze and amuse your family and friends. The MagicGuy, Don Russell, will be instructing a short session on “Magic as a Performing Art.” Open to ages 7 and up.  Please contact the […]

July 14, 2014 ·
Animated Short Film Friday, June 27th

Animated Short Film Friday, June 27th

Room on the Broom The classic picture book written by Julia Donaldson & illustrated by Axel Scheffler now has a wonderful animated film. Date: Friday, June 27th Time: 3:00 PM Location: Library Museum, Community Room Free All Ages Welcome! Max Lang, an Oscar nominated producer/director, will present his new animated short film which recently won the International Kids Emmy for […]

June 24, 2014 ·
Stevens Puppets perform at the Library

Stevens Puppets perform at the Library

On Friday night  kids, parents, grandparents, and even a great-grandparent filled the Seward Community Library community room in anticipation as Dan and Zan Raynor of Steven Puppets presented their marionette show, “Beauty and the Beast”. Stevens Puppets performed their show with colorful, handmade puppets, humorous puppeteers, happy kids and laughing adults. Many hope that they will be able to return again […]

June 14, 2014 ·
Best Seller Sure to Excite Community

Best Seller Sure to Excite Community

By Alexis DeLeon for SCN – The Seward Library Association or Friends of the Library hosted a Q & A with Klinkhart the author of the Alaskan best seller “Finding Bethany.” “I had received a call from Glen originally. He said he was touring with his book and really wanted to come to Seward,” Seward Library Association coordinator Mary Tougas […]

June 10, 2014 ·

Children’s Program Friday at the Library

Beauty and the Beast, a marionette production by Steven’s Puppets. Date: Friday, June 13, 2014 Time: 6:30 PM (45 minute program) Location: Seward Library Museum, Community Room Admission: Free Beauty and the Beast is a touching and humorous marionette play full of chuckles and drama. Artistic staging and clever effects accented with beautiful harp music bring this ever popular classic triumphantly […]

June 9, 2014 ·
Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party

Preschool and elementary students register to earn prizes for reading.  Refreshments and fun science activities.  Date: June 7th – Saturday Time: Noon-2pm Location:  Seward Community Library & Museum Special thanks to the Friends of the Seward Library and the Imagination Library for sponsoring the Summer Reading Program!

June 6, 2014 ·