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 (11/1)

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on October 25, 2014

Okay – it’s that time of year so let’s bring on the monsters and mayhem! Come join us at the library next Saturday (11/1) at 5:00 pm to watch the movie, Godzilla (2014) – rated PG 13. Good thing this monster is on our side!!!


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10/19: New at the library this week

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


The Princess and the Goblin
Alex Cross
Wolf Children


Bryant & May On The Loose : A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery = Bryant and May on the loose / Christopher. Fowler
Santa Fe Edge / Stuart. Woods
Unintended Consequences / Stuart. Woods
Severe Clear : A Stone Barrington Novel / Stuart. Woods
Bungalow Kitchens / Jane Powell
Flea Market Decorating: Better homes and gardens / Vicki L. Ingham
French Country / Barbara Ballinger. Buchholz
The Decorated Home / Country Home & Garden
English Country / Julie. Fowler
Heirloom Miniatures / Tina M. Gravatt
Antique Style : Thirty-Five Step-By-Step Period Decorating Ideas / Rubena Grigg
Shabby Chic / Rachel. Ashwell. ; Glynis. Costin
Cottage Style: Furniture, fabrics, colors. / Denise L. Caringe
American Patchwork & Quilting / Better Homes and Gardens Books (Firm)
The Silkworm / Robert. Galbraith
Killing Patton : The Strange Death Of World War II’s Most Audacious General / Bill. O’Reilly
Updike / Adam. Begley
Hand For A Hand (DCI Andy Gilchrist Investigations) / T. Frank Muir
The List : A Novel / Martin Fletcher
White Like Me : Reflections On Race From A Privileged Son / Tim J. Wise
Eden In Winter : A Novel / Richard North Patterson
I Would Tuck You In / Sarah Asper-Smith
Northern Lights A To Z / Mindy Dwyer
A Sudden Light : A Novel / Garth. Stein
The Blood Of Olympus / Rick. Riordan
Attack On Titan. / Hajime Isayama
Fairy Tail 1 / Hiro Mashima
Twelfth Night / Richard. Appignanes
The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel : Volume 2 / Neil Gaiman
Princess Labelmaker To The Rescue! : An Origami Yoda Book / Tom Angleberger
Captain Underpants And The Tyrannical Retaliation Of The Turbo Toilet 2000 : The Eleventh Epic Novel / Dav Pilkey
Star Wars : Jedi Academy 2 / Jeffrey. Brown
Emperor Pickletine Rides The Bus : An Origami Yoda Book / Tom Angleberger
Vader’s Little Princess / Jeffrey Brown
Goodnight Darth Vader / Jeffrey Brown

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Movie Night this Saturday (10/18)

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on October 12, 2014

pumpkinIn celebration of Halloween, all are welcome to join us this Saturday (10/18) at 5:00 pm for some spooky fun at the library as we watch the movie, I Frankenstein (rated PG-13). The fun doesn’t have to stop there, though. We have a great selection of terrifyingly good books and movies (on display) for a halloween treat of ghosts, goblins, vampires, zombies, witches, and other monsters. Come check it out!


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10/5: New at the library this week

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on October 5, 2014


The Whale
From Up On Poppy Hill
Into The Wild
The Last Unicorn
Frozen Ground


Edge Of Eternity / Ken. Follett.
The Magician’s Land : A Novel / Lev. Grossman.
Personal : A Jack Reacher Novel / Lee. Child
Painted Horses / Malcolm. Brooks
The Bone Clocks : A Novel / David (David Stephen) Mitchel
Lucky Us : A Novel / Amy Bloom
Theodore Boone : The Activist / John. Grisham
Loss Of Innocence / Richard North Patterson
Moon Spinners / Sally Goldenbaum
Lost / S. J. Bolton. ; Sharon Bolton
Now You See Me / S. J. Bolton. ; Sharon Bolton
Funny Birds / Philippe. Ug. ; Cynthia. Hal
Nighttime Ninja / Barbara. DaCosta
Toot / Leslie Patricell
My Teacher Is A Monster! (No, I Am Not) / Peter Brown
My Strange And Terrible Malady / Catherine. Bristow
The Goodenoughs Get In Sync : 5 Family Members Overcome Their Special Sensory Issues / Carol Stock. Kranowitz
Alaska Wild Berry Guide And Cookbook / Alaska Northwest Books
The Invisible Bridge : The Fall Of Nixon And The Rise Of Reagan / Rick Perlstein

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10/3: Library Board Meeting

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on October 1, 2014

Library Board Meeting

Meeting Scheduled: Friday October 3, 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 held September 2, 2014

Old Business:

1.  Grants and Progress – Tracie Merrill

2.  OWL  Update  – Tracie and Rose

3.  Discussion of Pick Click Give and Application Fee Bake Sale Fund Raiser – Dianne

New Business:

1.  Approval of Digital Literacy Grant, combining use of Public Library Resources with School – Rose

2.  Approval of Up-Dated Library Facility Use; Internet Use and Safety; and Wireless Use Policies – Tracie

3.  Approval of Video Conferencing Policy

4. Next Meeting: 1/27/15

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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9/30: New at the library this week

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on September 30, 2014


Mel Brooks, History of the World Pt. 1
Mel Brooks, To Be or Not to Be
Mel Brooks, Silent Movie
Mel Brooks, High Anxiety
Mel Brooks, The Producers
Jeff Foxworthy, You Might Be a Redneck
The Best of John Belushi, SNL
Jurassic Park
The Best of Dan Aykroyd
Jerry Seinfeld,” I’m telling you for the time”
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs


Alaska Expedition : Marine Life Solidarity / James Patrick. Sweeney
Lethal Legacy : A Novel / Linda A. Fairstein.
Hell Gate / Linda A. Fairstein
What The Night Knows : A Novel / Dean R. (Dean Ray) Koontz
Ecology Of A Cracker Childhood / Janisse Ray
The Arctic Grail : The Quest For The North West Passage And The North Pole, 1818-1909 / Pierre Berton
Wager With The Wind : The Don Sheldon Story. / James. Greiner
The Flying Priest over the Arctic : Flying over the Arctic / Paul Schulte.
The Periodic Table / Primo Levi
Abraham : A Journey To The Heart Of Three Faiths / Bruce S. Feiler
Beyond The North Wind. / Joseph James Shomon
Up The Koyukuk. Anchorage, Alaska : Alaska Geographic Society
The Doonesbury Chronicles / G. B. Trudeau.
Alaska, Oh Alaska : Living on a Frontier / Carol Hand
Born on Snowshoes / Evelyn Shore.
Arctic Mood / Eva Alvey Richards.
An Archaeological Study at Morris Cove, Unalaska, Alaska : Archaeological Study / Charles M. Mobley.
The St. George Seal Skin Plant, St. George Island, Alaska / Charles M. Mobley.
Sharks / Seymour. Simon
Molly and the Earthquake / Hannah C. Watkins
Important Photographs : Metropolitan Museum of Art /Metropolitan Museum of Art
Wild Flowers / Homer D. House.
The Wild West / Time-Life Books
Hot Peppers / Richard Schweid
In The Kingdom Of Ice : The Grand And Terrible Polar Voyage Of The U.S.S. Jeannette / Hampton Sides

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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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