We have two special story time events in November. Story Times are every Friday at 11am in the Children’s Room for children ages birth to 5 years old.
Book Club meets every third Saturday of the month at 11am in the Meeting Room through April.
Lunch Bunch meets the last Wednesday of every month September-April from 12:30-1:30pm. This event is for homeschooled students of all ages and are divided up in three different spaces depending on age group.
Play Time is every Saturday from 12pm-5pm for children and their caregivers who are welcome to drop by for unstructured play time with carefully selected developmental toys, read stories to each other, and make friends.
Play 'N Chat
This program is facilitated by the Infant Learning Program and is a great opportunity for children to interact and families to get to know each other. Held every Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am in the library community room. For information, contact us at (907) 224-4082 or email@example.com.
Library Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving November 23-24, 2017. We will be open on Saturday, November 25, 2017. We will also be closed for a Training/Work Day on December 7, 2017.
4th Open House
Saturday, Nov 4, 1-4 pm
Join us for fun and engaging activities at the Library & Museum to celebrate our community after a long summer and tourist season.
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Contact information at 907-224-4082 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of the Seward Library are inviting all the great chili cooks out there to enter our Cook Off! Saturday, October 7th, 5:00 p.m. start, finish at 6:30 p.m. or when the chili is all gone. Prizes will be awarded to the two best Chilies entered.
Open to anyone, limited to ten entries; sign up to bring your best chili for an evening of fun or just come and give these chilies a good work over, as we taste and vote for the best Chilies of the evening.
Sign up is needed and easy at the library; pick up the rules of the contest when you sign up. Can be any kind of Chili, and we are hoping to get hot, mild, red, white and veggie chili to taste test! The Friends will be providing a toppings bar with cheese, sour cream, salad, corn bread and a dessert.
The top two chilies voted for will have prizes of a Fishing Trip for 2 or a National Park Boat Tour for 4 persons. Door prizes and kids activities, come on over to the Community Room at the library on Saturday Oct 7th. Tasting and voting start at 5pm, we will be done by 6:30pm. Family friendly.
This is our annual meeting and membership drive for the Seward Community Library Association, aka Friends of the Seward Library. Saturday, Oct 7th, 5-6:30pm, families welcome. New and renewal memberships available at the door. Questions call 907-362-1225 or email: email@example.com
Seward Community Library Association (SCLA) aka Friends of the Seward Library is pleased to announce that Seward high school senior Hope Quinn has been accepted as the recipient of the Viola Swetmann educational scholarship. Her project and report fulfilled the scholarship requirements and is awarded $1500 which will be sent to her school of choice.
Hope’s project was a diorama of a house from the turn of the century in Seward. Her character was represented by a paper doll with clothing from the same time period. Her paper doll character is a female nurse during World War I by the name of Edna Weir. “I have always felt that it's important to learn about history and for girls to have strong, women role models.” she says in her report. Quoting Edna, “I wanted to go, so I went” (to be a Red Cross nurse during the war)
Information about Edna Weir was found in the new exhibit at the Seward Museum about WW I and Seward’s part in it. Edna Weir won the distinguished Service Medal for her time serving as a WWI Red Cross nurse. Quinn learned through an article in the Seward Journal, by Doug Capra, that Edna Weir was often seen with an umbrella, ski poles, or cane, wore wool socks over her shoes to keep from slipping on the ice and always had her dog with her.
Hope’s diorama was made with paper mache and decorative paper for the flooring and wallpaper. Weir’s clothing were a nurses Red Cross uniform from WWI and outdoor attire that could be used to dress up the paper doll and the diorama could actually be played with.
Hope and her family moved to Cooper Landing when she was 13, living in a cabin with wood heat and no running water. She lives in Seward now and plans to attend University Alaska Southeast working toward a bachelor’s degree in marine biology.
Ms Quinn’s project will be on display over the summer in the library upstairs by the Young Adult room. Public is welcome to stop by to view her project.
The Viola Swetmann educational scholarship has been funding Seward youth for educational pursuits since 1978. Seward Community Library Association (SCLA) aka Friends of the Seward Library continues this scholarship with the help of an endowment account with Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) and donations to this fund can be made directly to ACF on our website or the website of ACF.
Join us at the Seward Community Library & Museum for the Summer Reading Program for preschool and elementary school students. This year’s theme is BUILD A BETTER WORLD. Families are invited to the annual Kick-Off Party on Saturday, May 27th from 1:00PM- 3:00PM 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. All Programs are free.
Call the library for more information at 907-224-4082
Mon 10am - 6pm
F/Sat 10am - 6pm
Library Winter Hours
Mon 11am - 6pm
T/W/TH 11am - 8pm
Fri, Sat: 11am - 6pm
Museum Summer Hrs
Tue-Sat 10am - 5pm
(Sundays: May 20-Sept 16)
Museum Winter Hours
Tue-Th: By App
Fri-Sat 12pm - 5pm
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