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Annual Library Board Meeting (9/2)

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on August 27, 2014

Annual Library Board Meeting

Meeting Scheduled: September 2, 2014 at 7 pm

Meeting held at the Seldovia Public Library

Roll Call: (Excused Absences)

Call to Order

Agenda Approval

Public Comment

Approval of Minutes from last meeting: Minutes from May 1, 2014

Old Business:
1. Grants and Director Progress
2. OWL Update

New Business:
1. Annual Report to Board
2. Individual Board Member Authority/Responsibility
3. Next meeting: October 21, 2014

Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting and address the board, but public participation in discussion of agenda items is at the discretion of the chair.

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8/24: New at the library this week

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on August 24, 2014


The Lego Movie
Rio 2
Murder on the Home Front
Prehistoric Predators: Monster Shark
The Devil’s Arithmetic
Hidden in Silence




The Mammoth Hunters / Jean M. Auel
The cat in the hat comes back / Dr. Seuss.
Blindside / Catherine Coulter
The Final Cut / Catherine Coulter
Calico Joe / John. Grisham
Wild Alaska Whitefish / Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
10 summer recipes with wild Alaska seafood / Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
The broker / John. Grisham.
Healthy eating with wild Alaska salmon / Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
The Plains Of Passage / Jean M. Auel
The Valley Of Horses / Jean M. Auel


Cold Storage, Alaska / John Straley
Boom, Bust, Boom : A Story About Copper, The Metal That Runs The World / Bill Carter
Red Summer : The Danger And Madness Of Commercial Salmon Fishing In Alaska / Bill Carter
House Of Cards / Michael Dobbs
Reunion / Carl Brookins.
Bloody Halls / Carl. Brookins
Interred With Their Bones / Jennifer Lee
Wolf / Mo Hayde
The Measure Of A Man : A Spiritual Autobiography / Sidney. Poitier.
Mighty Be Our Powers : How Sisterhood, Prayer, And Sex Changed A Nation At War / Leymah Gbowee. ; Carol Mithers
Creative Community Organizing : A Guide For Rabble-Rousers, Activists, And Quiet Lovers Of Justice / Si. Kahn.
Parenting Boot Camp : Basic Training For Raising Responsible Kids / Kay. Kuzma.
Mom’s Guide To Sports / Vicki. Poretta
Chicken Soup For The Soul Celebrating Mothers And Daughters / Jack Canfield
The Crossing : Conquering The Atlantic In The World’s Toughest Rowing Race / James Cranknell
The Elegant Martini : Celebrating Seductive Recipes For Appetizers And Libations / Kathleen DeVanna Fish
Hot Toddies : Mulled Wine, Buttered Rum, Spiced Cider, And Other Soul-Warming Winter Drinks / Christopher B. O’Hara
Dressed To Grill : Savvy Recipes For Girls Who Play With Fire / Karen. Brooks
Complete Cocktails And Finger Foods / Elizabeth Wolf-Cohen
Let The Devil Sleep : A Novel / John. Verdon
Women Who Run With The Wolves : Myths And Stories Of The Wild Woman Archetype / Clarissa Pinkola. Estes
How to open and operate a bed and breakfast home / Jan. Stankus
Animal Camouflage In The Forest [Scholastic] / Martha E. H. Rustad
Animal Camouflage In The Desert [Scholastic] / Martha E. H. Rustad
Grasshoppers [Scholastic] / Margaret Hall
Bumble Bees / Fran Howard.
Alaska’s Little Guy / Robert Packard
Curioddities. / Scholastic
3D Sharks With Glasses And CD-ROM / The Book Studio
Castle Diary : The Journal of Tobias Burgess, Page / Richard. Platt.
Weird But True! 3 : 300 Outrageous Facts / National Geographic
Unless : A Novel / Carol Shields
Naughty Or Nice / Eric Jerome. Dickey
Lost / Michael Robotham
Medium Raw / Anthony Bourdain
Power Play : An FBI Thriller / Catherine Coulter.
Snuff / Chuck. Palahniuk.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle / Barbara. Kingsolver.
Bulfinch’s Mythology. / Thomas Bulfinch
King’s Dragon / Kate Elliott Living With Goats : Everything You Need To Know To Raise Your Own Backyard Herd / Margaret. Hathaway.
Clear Mind, Clear Body : The Effective Purification Program / L Ron Hubbard.
Spongebob Goes To The Doctor / Steven Banks
Olivia And The Haunted Hotel / Jodie. Shepherd.
Little Polar Bear / Hans de Beer
The Tooth Fairy Reader : Tooth Be Told / Sonia Sander
Spongebob Moviepants / James Gelsey
The Science Project Jimmy Neutron / Jesse Leon McCann
Animal Camouflage In The Snow [Scholastic] / Martha E. H. Rustad
Animal Camouflage In The Ocean [Scholastic] / Martha E. H. Rustad
Sleek Seals / Jason Blake.
Jerry Pallota’s Math = Fun! The Addition Book / Jerry Pallotta.
First Encyclopedia Of Dinosaurs And Prehistoric Life / Fiona Chandler
Ladybugs [Scholastic] / Margaret Hall
Fizzing Physics : Science Crackers / Steve Parker
Butterflies [Scholastic] / Fran Howard
Ants [Scholastic] / Margaret Hall.
River Monster’s Extreme Adventures : The Search For Bigger, Faster, Meaner Fish / Thea Feldman.
Goosebumps : How To Draw Goosebumps / Scholastic

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Movie night at the library this Saturday (8/30/14)

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on August 24, 2014

All are welcome to join us at the library to watch the family friendly movie, Heaven is for real (rated PG), at 5:00 pm on Saturday, 8/30/14. Hope to see you there.

heaven is for real


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Harmful algal bloom talks at the library

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on August 21, 2014

Come join us at the library on Tuesday, the 26th, at 7:00 pm for short presentations about harmful algal blooms given by Steve Kibler from NOAA and Dominic Hondolero from the Kasitsna Bay Laboratory. They are going to be good!

plankton talk

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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Project Jukebox Completed

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on August 18, 2014


project jukebox

The Oral History Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) are proud to announce the completion of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Project Jukebox, available online at People who visit the site can access oral, visual, and written resources that offer a rich understanding of the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.

This project highlights conversations with 20 people talking about the oil spill, the impact the spill had on their lives and on the environment, the cleanup response, the long-term effects of the spill, and changes in the oil industry monitoring system.

On this 25th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Project Jukebox has helped preserve stories from people that may not be well-known and have made them accessible to the public. The information discussed in these interviews will be of interest to local residents of Prince William Sound who were impacted by the spill, to Alaskans who want to know more about the event from the people who experienced it, and to people around the world hoping to prevent similar accidents in their coastal waters.

This project was supported by funding from the Alaska State Library, Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services, and the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council.

For more information about this project, please contact:

Leslie McCartney, Curator of Oral History, University of Alaska Fairbanks  (907)474-7737

Alicia Zorzetto, Digital Collections Librarian, Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council   (907)277-7222

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Movie night at the library this Saturday (8/16)

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on August 10, 2014

All are welcome to join us at the library this Saturday (8/16) to watch the movie, Divergent (rated PG-13). Hope to see you there!


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8/10: New at the library this week

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on August 10, 2014


Disney’s Year Book 1998 / Fern L. Mamberg
Ocean Counting / Janet Lawler
Lever, Screw, And Inclined Plane : The Power Of Simple Machines / Gare. Thompson.
See, Hear, Smell, Taste, And Touch : Using Your Five Senses / A. (Andrew) Collins.
Future Tech : From Personal Robots To Motorized Monocycles / Charles. Piddock
That is creepy! / Crispin Boyer
Extreme illusions Washington D.C.
Science Fair Winners : Crime Scene Science : 20 Projects And Experiments About Clues, Crimes, Criminals, And Other Mysterious Things / Karen Romano
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Rule Book : Prima’s Official Strategy Guide / Teli. Hernandez
Super Balloon Science / Debra Rogus.
3-D Thrillers : Snakes And Other Extraordinary Reptiles / Mr. Paul Harrison
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!  Scholastic
Gold Rush! : Real Fool’s Gold / Elizabeth Krych.
Frogs! / Elizabeth Carney
Caves / Judith Bauer. Stamper
A Zombie’s Guide To The Human Body : Anatomy 101 Taught By A Zombie / Scholastic.
Oil Spill : Disaster In The Gulf / Mona. Chiang.
One hundred most dangerous things on the planet: What to do if it happens to you / Anna. Claybourne.
Guinness World Records: Ultimate gross records / Kris Hirschmann
Pinkalicious And The Crazy Hair Day / Victoria. Kann
Unicorn thinks he is pretty great / Bob. Shea
Slaves Of Socorro / John (John Anthony) Flanagan.
The Empathy Exams / Leslie. Jamison
Fools Rush In : A True Story Of Love, War, And Redemption / Bill Carter
No Place To Hide : Edward Snowden, The NSA, And The U.S. Surveillance State / Glenn. Greenwald.
Savage Harvest : A Tale Of Cannibals, Colonialism, And Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest For Primitive Art / Carl Hoffman
A Spider In The Cup / Barbara. Cleverly.
The Heist : A Novel / Daniel Silva
Everything I Never Told You : A Novel / Celeste. Ng
The Book Of Unknown Americans : A Novel / Cristina HenriÌquez
Euphoria : A Novel / Lily. King.
The Son / Jo. Nesbo.
The Quick : A Novel / Lauren Owen
Paper Towns / John Green
If I Stay / Gayle. Forman
The Book Of Life / Deborah E. Harkness
Orange Is The New Black : My Year In A Women’s Prison / Piper. Kerman
Ghost Ship / Clive. Cussler
Top Secret Twenty-One : A Stephanie Plum Novel / Janet. Evanovich
The Ice Cream Queen Of Orchard Street : A Novel / Susan Jane. Gilman
Big Little Lies / Liane Moriarty
The Painter : A Novel / Peter Heller
All The Light We Cannot See : A Novel / Anthony Doerr

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8/3: New at the library this week

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on August 3, 2014


The Time Fetch / Amy. Herrick
How To Steal A Dragon’s Sword: How to train your dragon / Cressida. Cowell
Brown bear and friends / Bill Martin
Books 1-3: #1: Lost Treasure Of The Emerald Eye; #2: The Curse Of The Cheese Pyramid; #3: Cat And Mouse In A Haunted House / Geronimo Stilton
The Coldest Girl In Coldtown / Holly. Black


Fires And Floods / Kate Waters
All About Reptiles And Amphibians / Dee Phillips
Crackling Chemistry / Steve Parker
Phineas and Ferb : Science lab / Disney
Mission: Mars / Pascal Lee
Extreme 3-D piranha and other underwater killers / Scholastic Inc.
Weird science / Scholastic Inc.
Dogs 101 : Your ultimate guide to man’s best friend / Rebecca. Paley
Wonderful wolves / Justin Mccory Martin
Seahorses / Nicole. Corse
Body Bugs! : Uninvited Guests On Your Body / Trevor Day
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter : Guilty Pleasures (V. 2) / Laurell K. Hamilton
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter : The First Death / Laurell K. Hamilton
Hellraiser Vol. 1 / Clive Barker
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter : Guilty Pleasures, Vol. 1 / Laurell K. Hamilton
Big Nate And Friends / Lincoln. Peirce
Vampire Knight vol 5. / Matsuri. Hino
Orphan Train : A Novel / Christina Baker Kline
Sagramanda : A Novel Of Near-Future India / Alan Dean Foste
Theodore Boone, The Abduction / John. Grisham
Theodore Boone, The Accused / John. Grisham
Vampire Knight vol 4. / Matsuri. Hino
Vampire Knight vol 1. / Matsuri. Hino
Dramacon Vol 1 / Svetlana Chmakova
Hot Gimmick, Vol. 8 / Miki Aihara
Hot Gimmick, Vol. 7 / Miki Aihara
Dramacon vol 1 / Svetlana Chmakova
Where The Heart Is / Billie Letts
The Cold Nowhere / Brian Freeman
The Night I Saved The Universe : From The Files Of The Galactic Police Department / Joel. Klein
The Way Of The Samurai / Geronimo. Stilton
The Mount Rushmore Calamity / Jeff Brown
The Ghost On The Stairs / Chris Eboch
Over My Dead Body / Kate. Klise
What Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day / Pearl. Cleage
Black And Blue : A Novel / Anna. Quindlen
People Of The Book : A Novel / Geraldine. Brooks
The Wife’s Tale : A Novel / Lori Lansen
The Burden Of Proof / Scott. Turow
Turtle In Paradise / Jennifer L. Holm
Super Diaper Baby 2 The Invasion Of The Potty Snatchers / George Beard and Harold Hutchins
Amulet Of Avantia : Blaze The Ice Dragon / Adam. Blade
Kaymon The Gorgon Hound / Adam. Blade
The Friendship Doll / Kirby Larson
The Wizard Of Ooze / R. L. Stine
Alvin Ho : Allergic To Girls, School, And Other Scary Things / Lenore. Look
Clementine / Sara Pennypacke
Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventure #6 – The African Safari Discovery / Josh Greenhu
The Thanksgiving Day From The Black Lagoon / Mike Thaler
The Christmas Party From The Black Lagoon / Mike Thaler
April Fools’ Day From The Black Lagoon / Mike Thaler
The Snow Day From The Black Lagoon / Mike Thaler
The Spring Dance From The Black Lagoon / Mike Thaler
The Little League Team From The Black Lagoon / Mike Thaler
The Birthday Party Of No Return! / R. L. Stine
Captain Underpants And The Preposterous Plight Of The Purple Potty People / Dav Pilkey Happy Birthday Bad Kitty / Nick Bruel Bad Kitty Gets A Bath / Nick Bruel
Weirdo Halloween / R. L. Stine
Capture The Flag / Kate Messner
My first book of Spanish words / Katy R. Kudela.
When Gorilla goes Walking / Shane Evans.
Can you see what I see? : The Night Before Christmas / Watler Wick.
Knees lifted high / Georgia Perez.
For every child / Caroline Castle.
Happiness is a warm blanket, Charlie Brown / Charles M Schulz.
Be Yourself / Charles M Schulz.
Alaska’s ABC Bears / Shanon Cartwright.
William Wegman’s Pups / William Wegman.
How do dinosaurs go to school? / Jane Yolen.
Robots / Melissa Stewart
How To Write And Decode Top-Secret Messages / Marvin Miller
Byrd & Igloo : A Polar Adventure = Byrd and Igloo / Samantha. Seiple
Rocks and minerals / Tammi J. Salzano.
Awesome Walruses / Eric Charlesworth.
Everything Ancient Egypt / Crispin. Boyer.
The Ancient Roman World / Ronald. Mellor
Special agent squad : Training unit: collect evidence / Katina Hamalainen.
Ultimate Slime Science : Experiment Book / Kris Hirschmann.
Ultimate Spy Mission : Secret Agent Handbook / Kris Hirschmann.
The Tommyknockers / Stephen King
Scholastic Reader Level 1 : I Spy Thanksgiving / Jean Marzollo
Igloos : Life and survival in the frozen north / Zena Chew.
Spooky Songs : Lets play the recorder / Wanda Glowacka.
Dinosaurs / Vivian Fernandez
Extreme Animals Dictionary / Clint Twist.



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Movie Night again at the library next Saturday (7/26)

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on July 19, 2014

Next Saturday (7/26), come join us at the library for the family friendly movie, The Lego Movie (rated PG) at 5:oo pm.


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7/19: New at the library this week

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on July 19, 2014


The Island – PSP format – film
Tony Hawk’s Project 8: PSP
Batman 2: Nintendo DS
Prince of Persia: Nintendo DS


Sons of Anarchy: Season 1,2,3,4
Tell Me Why: Water and Weather
Tell Me Why: Gems, Metals ad Minerals
Tell Me Why: Space, Earth and Atmosphere
Tell Me Why: Science, Sound and Energy
Tell Me Why: Insects
Tell Me Why: Birds and Rodents
Tell Me Why: Fish, Shellfish and Other Underwater Life
It’s A . . . Vol. 1 interactive game
IT’s A . . . Vol 2 interactive game
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Leap Frog: 3 Early Reading Discs
The Fellowship of the Ring: Discs 1-4, Special Extended Edition
Friends – 6 Complete Seasons
Sons of Anarchy, Season 5, Disc 1-4
Wild America, Dangerous Encounters
Alaska’s Gulf Coast
Alaska Spirit of the Wild
Wild America, Watching Wildlife
Alaska The Last Frontier, Glacier Bay
Alaska Earthquake 1964
Alaska’s Grizzlies
Cruising to Alaska, Vancouver to Skagway
The Hollow Crown: Henry V, Henry IV, Richard II


Bad Girl Creek : A Novel / Jo-Ann Mapson
What Was Lost : A Novel / Catherine. O’Flynn
In The Bleak Midwinter / Carol Rivers
The Silent Land : A Novel / Graham Joyce
The Peculiar Case Of Lord Finsbury’s Diamonds : A Casebook Of Barnaby Adair Short Novel / Stephanie Laurens
Where The Heart Is / Nora. Roberts.
Unorthodox : The Scandalous Rejection Of My Hasidic Roots / Deborah Feldman
The Kingdom / Clive. Cussler.
The Fugitive Wife : A Novel / Peter C. Brown
Birds Of A Lesser Paradise : Stories / Megan Mayhew. Bergman
The Universe In A Single Atom : The Convergence Of Science And Spirituality / Dalai Lama
Taming Your Gremlin : A Surprisingly Simple Method For Getting Out Of Your Own Way / Richard David. Carson
The Target / David Baldacc
Buried Prey / John Sandford,
Natchez Burning : A Novel / Greg. Iles
The Game : A Novel Of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell And Sherlock Holmes / Laurie R. King
The Lincoln Myth : A Novel / Steve Berry
The Secret History / Donna. Tartt
The Shape Of Water / Andrea. Camilleri
A Fierce Radiance : A Novel / Lauren. Belfer
A Small Fortune : A Novel / Audrey. Braun.
The Black West : A Documentary And Pictorial History Of The African American Role In The Westward Expansion Of The United States / William Loren. Katz
My Life As A Stuntboy / Janet. Tashjian
A King’s Ransom / Jude. Watson
100 Most Disgusting Things On The Planet / Anna. Claybourne
Landline / Rainbow. Rowell
Rogues / George R. R. Martin
Written In My Own Heart’s Blood : A Novel / Diana. Gabaldon
The Devil’s Workshop : A Novel Of Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad / Alex. Grecian
China Dolls : A Novel / Lisa See
Summer House With Swimming Pool : A Novel / Herman Koch
Elizabeth Is Missing / Emma Healey
The Race Underground : Boston, New York, And The Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway / Doug. Most
The Lobster Kings : A Novel / Alexi. Zentner.
Maple / Lori Nichols.
The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book : 448 Great Things To Do In Nature Before You Grow Up / Stacy. Tornio
The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book : 448 Great Things To Do In Nature Before You Grow Up / Stacy. Tornio
The Motorboat Book : Build & Launch 20 Jet Boats, Paddle-Wheelers, Electric Submarines & More / Edwin J. C. Sobey
Ruin And Rising / Leigh. Bardugo.
Curtsies and conspiracies / Gail. Carriger
Steelheart / Brandon. Sanderson
Four : A Divergent Collection / Veronica. Roth
Say You’re Sorry / Michael Robotham
Dream With Little Angels / Michael Hiebert
The Edge Of The Water / Elizabeth George
Started Early, Took My Dog : A Novel / Kate. Atkinson


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