Library

Saturday Movie Matinee Series

Join us Saturdays January through April at the Seward Community Library and Museum at 3PM for a movie! First Saturday Hitchcock! Come watch a different Alfred Hitchcock movie on the 1st Saturday of every month. Second Saturday Hit of the Decade! On the 2nd Saturday of each month, we’ll feature a movie from a different decade 1950s-1990s. Fashions from the featured decade […]

January 16, 2016 ·
Last days for Book Sponsors

Last days for Book Sponsors

Sewardites, you are known for being last minute responders, here are the last two days to sponsor a new book for the children, youth and young adult readers in the library! The Wish Tree is up until Thursday January 7th, and the library is open until 8pm. If you have been wanting to stop in after work, Thursday is your […]

January 6, 2016 ·
Wish Tree Super Hero

Wish Tree Super Hero

Every sponsor of a book from our Wish Tree is a super hero! You are helping every child in our community learn to love reading. Your support will help kids in Seward become strong readers! You are the person you are today partly because someone around you– a teacher, a parent, a librarian—connected you to books and reading. This is […]

December 31, 2015 ·
Give The Gift Of A Book From The Wish Tree

Give The Gift Of A Book From The Wish Tree

Give the gift of a book from the library wish tree! The annual Wish Tree is up and filled with book titles that are ready to be sponsored! The Friends of the Library (aka Seward Community Library Association, SCLA) work with the library staff to create a ‘wish list’ of books that will go onto our library shelves. The list […]

December 18, 2015 ·
Mayor Jean Bardarson recognizes former council members Iris Darling and Kristy Terry. Heidi Zemach photo

Council passes $11.4 million budget, fee increases; no funds for public crane

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Commercial fishermen and those who work in the fishing industry packed City Council Chambers at Monday Nights’ November 9th meeting to lobby once again for a public use crane at the Seward Small Boat Harbor. Their passionate plea for a five-ton crane to help them unload fish and gear, came too late to make it […]

November 11, 2015 ·
Friends Host Evening With Jackie Pels at Annual Membership Meeting

Friends Host Evening With Jackie Pels at Annual Membership Meeting

On Thursday evening, Oct 1st, 2015, starting at 6 p.m. the Friends of the Seward Library will be hosting a pot luck dinner and conversation at the library community room with special guest Jackie Pels. Jackie is a well know publisher and author in Seward. Her two dozen books include Alaskan stories with personal and community histories. Her best known […]

September 30, 2015 ·

Seward Community Library and Museum Joins Smithsonian magazine’s 11th Annual Museum Day Live!

Next week the Seward Community Library and Museum will be participating in Museum Day Live! on Saturday September 26, 2015. This is a nationwide event organized by Smithsonian magazine. The Museum will be offering free admission for the day and will be open for regular Winter Hours from 1:00-5:00pm.   Free Admission on September 26, 2015, with a Downloadable Museum […]

September 21, 2015 ·
Discussion: Alaska’s Fiscal Gap: Challenges, Opportunities, and Choices

Discussion: Alaska’s Fiscal Gap: Challenges, Opportunities, and Choices

Seward Community Library & Museum will host a facilitated discussion on “Alaska’s Fiscal Gap: Challenges, Opportunities, and Choices” on Tuesday, September 15th from 6 to 8:30pm in the Community Room.  Copies of the discussion guide are available at the Library front desk. Please email libmus@cityofseward.net if you would like to receive an electronic copy of the discussion guide. Light refreshments […]

August 31, 2015 ·
Friends of the Seward Community Library Send Books to Fort Yukon Students

Friends of the Seward Community Library Send Books to Fort Yukon Students

Seward, AK (August 20, 2015) – The Seward Community Library Association (SCLA), a.k.a. Friends of the Seward Community Library, is happy to share that donations of used books are on their way to students in Fort Yukon this school year. Fort Yukon is a remote community on the Yukon River, above the Arctic Circle. After SCLA’s used book sale in April, they put […]

August 26, 2015 ·
Community Open House with Bill and Donna Walker August 21

Community Open House with Bill and Donna Walker August 21

August 19, 2015 ·
Balto Film Fest returns Labor Day weekend.

Balto Film Fest returns Labor Day weekend.

The Friends of Jesse Lee Home are proud to announce the schedule for this year’s Balto Film Fest.  Filmmakers from around the state will descend on Seward Labor Day weekend to participate in this work force development exercise – and Seward benefits from the exposure.  Local residents are encouraged to play along – whether it be attending any of the […]

August 19, 2015 ·
Book Signing with historian Doug Capra August 14

Book Signing with historian Doug Capra August 14

Book Signing with historian Doug Capra Seward Community Library & Museum Friday, August 14 1-3PM Seward historian & author, Doug Capra, will be signing his book “The Saces Between: Stories from the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords” at the Seward Museum. The book is a colorful collection of articles and stories about the people and pioneers that helped to […]

August 13, 2015 ·

Art Walk in the Garden Awards

Friends of the Seward Library and the Garden Fairies wish to thank all of the community that stopped by during the Art Walk in the Garden event this last Friday! Thanks also to Nan Thompson and her sewing friends for the donations of the many ‘Fiber Art’ pieces and the individuals that gave. Over $600 was raised that will be […]

August 11, 2015 ·
Art Walk in the Garden this Friday

Art Walk in the Garden this Friday

Enjoy a walk through the finest flower garden in Seward during this month’s First Friday festivities. The Seward Community Library Association will be hosting 13 pieces of fiber art in the garden located on the south side of the Seward Community Library & Museum (corner of 6th and Adams). Proceeds from sale of the artwork will go towards maintaining and […]

August 5, 2015 ·
Opinion: Seward Prepares for Public Hearing on Coal Discharge

Opinion: Seward Prepares for Public Hearing on Coal Discharge

The City of Seward promotes itself  as offering an “unbeatable year round quality of life” in an area of “spectacular mountain and bay scenery, with abundant land-based and marine wildlife coupled with immediate access to pristine areas”. Thousands of visitors flock to this city and its sightseeing boats each year with the hopes of catching a glimpse of the awe-inspiring […]

July 31, 2015 ·
Friends of the Seward Community Library Award Local Scholarships

Friends of the Seward Community Library Award Local Scholarships

The Seward Community Library Association, a.k.a. Friends of the Seward Community Library, are excited to announce this year’s winners of the annual Swetmann Scholarship. Since 1978, the Friends of the Seward Community Library has offered college scholarships to Seward area youth pursuing academic education or vocational training after high school. The scholarship is named for Viola Swetmann, founder of the […]

July 28, 2015 ·
Museum Assessment Public Reception July 29

Museum Assessment Public Reception July 29

Museum Assessment Program Press Release – The Seward Community Library & Museum has the honor of housing and caring for the unique collections of the Resurrection Bay Historical Society and the Seward Community Library Association. In order to better serve as stewards of these local history and heritage materials, we are participating in an Organizational Assessment as part of the […]

July 20, 2015 ·

Seward Tsunami lives again in Waves Over Seward documentary

If you are looking for something to do on a rainy day in Seward, or just have a interest in history, make your way to the viewing of Waves Over Seward, a documentary that features footage of the disaster of the Good Friday earthquake that shook Alaska to its core and set Seward, Alaska on fire. March 27, 1964, the […]

July 16, 2015 ·
Summer Reading Program Hero Movies July 16 & 25

Summer Reading Program Hero Movies July 16 & 25

Big Hero 6 will show on Thursday, July 16th at 6:00PM Seward Community Library & Museum, Community Room Rated PG for action & peril, some rude humor & thematic elements Run Time:  1hr 48m More info at:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2245084/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1   The Incredibles will show on Saturday, July 25th at 3:00PM Seward Community Library & Museum, Community Room Rated PG for action […]

July 15, 2015 ·
Book Signing at the Museum July 23

Book Signing at the Museum July 23

Book Signing at the Museum Thursday, July 23rd from 3-5pm Seward author and historian, Doug Capra, will be at the Seward Museum on Thursday, July 23rd from 3-5pm to sign copies of his book:  “The Spaces Between: Stories from the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords.” The book is a captivating collection of stories about the pioneers that populated Alaska’s […]

July 14, 2015 ·
Museum is now open Sundays!

Museum is now open Sundays!

New Summer Sunday Museum Hours! The Resurrection Bay Historical Society (RBHS) volunteers will open the Museum on Sunday’s, from 1-5 pm through the rest of the summer season.  We at the Library Museum thank the RBHS volunteers for assisting the City to keep the museum open for our visitors  and residents  on a day the museum is not regularly staffed […]

July 10, 2015 ·
Seward Community Library & Museum Returns to Regular Summer Hours

Seward Community Library & Museum Returns to Regular Summer Hours

Seward Community Library & Museum Returns to Regular Summer Hours The Library is open until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.   Library Summer Hours Mon: 10am – 6pm Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10am – 8pm Fri, Sat:  10am – 6pm Closed on Sunday Museum Summer Hours Tuesday – Saturday:  10 am – 5 pm Closed on Sunday   Waves […]

June 23, 2015 ·
Reminder: ALADDIN marionette show tomorrow, Friday at the Library

Reminder: ALADDIN marionette show tomorrow, Friday at the Library

June 18, 2015 ·
Steven’s Puppets perform Aladdin June 19

Steven’s Puppets perform Aladdin June 19

Aladdin, a marionette production by Steven’s Puppets at Seward Community Library & Museum   Date:               Friday, June 19, 2015 Time:               6:30 PM (45 minute program) Admission:      Free   From the pages of The Arabian Nights comes the timeless story of Aladdin! This Chinese folktale comes alive with the help of Martin Stevens’ hand-crafted marionettes. A true “rags to […]

June 15, 2015 ·
Kite Building Workshop June 13

Kite Building Workshop June 13

June 5, 2015 ·

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 ·