Seldovia Public Library

A Volunteer Library serving the Seldovia, Alaska community since 1935

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    Sunday 1–3 pm
    Monday 3-5 pm
    Tuesday 2-4:30 pm & 6:30-8:30 pm
    Wednesday 12-2 pm
    Thursday 2-5:30 pm & 6:30-8:30 pm
    Saturday 3-7 pm

    Closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, 4th of July, and Easter


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Movie night at the library next Saturday (9/27)

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on September 20, 2014

Everyone is invited to join us at the library next Saturday (9/27) at 5:00 pm to watch the family friendly movie, Muppets Most Wanted (rated PG). It should be a lot of fun and really- it’s muppets – you can’t get much more adorable!


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Broadband Workshops for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Rosanna McInnes, Seldovia OWL Manager on September 15, 2014

Digital workshops from 7 – 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday the 18th & 19th, at the Seldovia Public Library!

You are invited to participate in a series of hands-on workshops to help turn your family photos and videos into digital books, develop an online presence, and learn how to participate in the online economy.

Workshop topics include:

  • making interactive e-books that include text, photos, audio and video
  • taking professional-looking photos of your creations
  • setting up an online shop, and taking mobile credit card payments

Whether your a crafter, artist, author, entrepreneur, or want to preserve family history, these workshops are for you!

Sponsored by Connect Alaska and the Association of Alaska School Boards’ Consortium for Digital Learning.


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Volunteer help still needed at the library!

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on September 7, 2014

Your library needs help!

With fall arriving, many of our volunteers are leaving and we are really in need of help these days.

Under our grant terms, we need to keep the library open a certain number of hours a week. And there’s the whole thing about being open enough that we cover the times when you want to use the library. We need our schedule to be handy for folks who are out and about during the day, kids who need to be able to use the library when they’re not in school, and working folks who can only run errands at night or on the weekend.

Can you help us out? We are looking for folks to fill: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm, Wednesdays 12-2 pm, Sundays 1-3 pm, and Saturdays 3-5 pm. You’ll get all of the (very simple) training you’ll need. Plus, the volunteerism looks very good for college applications for all you teens! It’s not hard and it’s not terribly time-consuming but it’s all-important in keeping our library operating. We really need your help! If we don’t get folks soon to fill these gaps, then we may have no choice but to cut some of these hours at the end of September.

If interested, please contact Tracie Merrill either by stopping in, emailing, or calling 907-750-2918 and letting us know that you can share a little of your time with the rest of Seldovia’s library community. It will mean so much to all of us. Thank you.


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Movie night at the library this Saturday (9/13)

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on September 7, 2014

Come hang out at the library with us this Saturday (9/13) at 5 pm as we watch the movie, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (rated PG 13). Evil Villains watch out – Spidey is on the case!


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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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