We are looking for a member of Seward's community to join our board. Board meets the third Thursday of the month at the library. 6pm to 8:30pm. Note: We take summer May/Jun/Jul and winter Dec/Jan where we do not meet
The Friends mission is:
The mission of the Seward Community Library Association, a/k/a The Friends of the Seward Library is to support and enhance literacy in our community, provide educational opportunities through scholarships and other programs, support library functions, and encourage community-wide involvement in cultural activities for all ages.
September is our annual meeting month and where board members are voted into office.
For more information, explore our website and give us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call Mary Tougas, SCLA aka Friends President at 907-362-1225 c
The Garden Fairies & the Friends of the Seward Library are joining up again to do an Art Walk in the Garden! Fiber Art pieces from a quilting group that use fiber scraps to create beautiful art work pieces that are table runners and mats to lap quilts and wall art. Come view this art work in the Library Museum garden during the First Friday art walk 6pm to 8pm, August 5, 2016. Art will be available for sale, all proceeds go to maintain our most beautiful public garden in Seward!
We will also be doing our 'Salmon Dip Off' contest! A popular event last year during our garden party, come taste the dips and vote for the best one! Winner by popular vote receives a certificate for 4 persons on a Major Marine Tour.
Used Books relating to gardening and out door recreation, will be on display and sale as well.
Salmon Dip Rules:
On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! Join us at the Seward Community Library & Museum for the Summer Reading Program for preschool and elementary school students. Families are invited to the annual Kick-Off Party on Saturday, June 4th from Noon-2:00 P.M. for free food & fun! This program provides a fun way to include reading and related activities in summer family time, and helps children maintain and improve reading skills.
Other youth programs at the Library Museum this summer include:
· The Legend of Sleepy Hollow performed by Stevens Puppets on Thursday, June 30th at 6:00 P.M.
· Family Movie Nights at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 16th, July 7th, and July 21st
· Kite Making Workshop on Saturday, July 16th at 1:00 P.M.
Middle & high school students can participate in a Teen Summer Reading Raffle that includes fun prizes throughout the summer and a grand prize drawing for a $200 Amazon gift card. Every book read during the program equals one raffle ticket entry. Teens who visit the Library on June 4th will get an automatic entry in the drawing.
All programs are free of charge. Special thanks to the Friends of the Seward Library for sponsoring the Summer Reading Program! For more information contact the Library at 224-4082.
We are still accepting book donations upstairs at the library,please read our donation guide before you donate. Volunteers are needed to man the book sale Friday and Saturday plus set up and take down. Sign up to help here:
Seward, AK (March 18, 2016) – The Friends of the Seward Library Museum is currently accepting applications for the annual Swetmann Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is available to Seward-area students, between the ages of 16-21, who have been schooled in the Seward area for at least two years and carry a current library card.
Applicants are invited to “wander the Seward Community Library Museum to identify a passion or subject of interest that they would like to render into an original project that is created solely for this scholarship application.” The project is intended to elicit the applicant’s connection to Seward’s unique history and resources through creative, personal expression. Projects are scored based on the number of resources cited, the depth of exploration, originality, clarity, and technical accuracy.
The winning project will receive up to $1,500, dependent on the number of awards given. All other qualifying and quality projects will receive $50. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2016. Details and an application can be found at www.friendsofthesclm.org. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
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 Seward Library.
The mission of the Seward Community Library Association, a.k.a. The Friends of the Seward Library, is to support and enhance literacy in our community, provide educational opportunities through scholarships and other programs, support library functions, and encourage community-wide involvement in cultural activities for all ages. For additional information, please visit www.friendsofscla.org.
Long time Alaskan Chuck Sassara will be in Seward, Alaska, March 11 & 12 at the Library Museum located at 239 6th Avenue. Two sessions have been arranged for this historic Alaskan pilot, former Legislator and now author to come to Seward. Chuck will be at the Seward Museum, Friday night, March 11, 2016, during a special time set just for members of the two associations that are co-hosting. Starting at 5:30 p.m. in the museum at the round table, members only will hear Chuck's stories and be able to ask questions. A book signing will follow with light refreshments.
Saturday afternoon, March 12th at 2 p.m. the public is invited to come to the Seward Library Museum to sit by the windows upstairs and have stories told with a Q & A time with book signing following and light refreshments provided.
Are you a member of RBHS (Resurrection Bay Historical Society) or SCLA (Seward Community Library Association) a.k.a Friends of the Seward Library? Memberships can be renewed or started at the door for Friday night special 'Members Only' event! Saturday is open to public, and is appropriate for all ages, especially seniors/elders that may remember Chuck Sassara!
Come join us for a fun evening and afternoon with Chuck Sassara and his new book, Chuck Sassara's Alaska; Propellers, Politics & People!
Friends of the Seward Library Board & RBHS Board
Alaska Reads is a program that seeks to unite people across the state by reading the same book. The book selected for the inaugural year is Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir by Ernestine Hayes.
All events are free and open to the public. It is not required that you read the book to attend these programs.
Tuesday February 16th Community Book Club Discussion
6 pm in the Meeting Room
Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir by Ernestine Hayes of Juneau
Light refreshments provided
Saturday, February 27th: Author visit!
Ernestine Hayes will be at SCLM for the following programs:
9:00AM: Writing Workshop
Please call SCLM to sign up (907)224-4082 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
12:00PM: Potluck Lunch with Ernestine Hayes
Please bring a dish to share and your appetite
2:00PM: Reading of Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir by Ernestine Hayes
Library Winter Hours
Start Sept. 19, 2016
Mon: 11am - 6pm
Tues, Wed, Thu: 11am - 8pm
Fri, Sat: 11am - 6pm
Closed on Sunday
STORY TIME FRIDAYS
Age 5 and under
Museum Winter Hours
Start Sep 19, 2016
Tue-Th: By App
Fri-Sat 12pm - 5pm
shown by request
Call the Friends
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239 6th Ave