Seldovia Public Library

A Volunteer Library serving the Seldovia, Alaska community since 1935

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    Sunday 2–4 pm
    Monday 3-5 pm
    Tuesday 2-4:30 pm & 7-9 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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5/24: New at the library this week

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on May 24, 2015

Music

The Blue Collar Comedy Tour, The Movie : Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. / the Cable Guy. Larry .
The Right To Bare Arms / the Cable Guy. Larry.

Movies

The Seventh Sign
Jacob’s Ladder
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Dracula Untold
Foyle’s War: Season 8
Like Father, Like Son
The Constant Gardener
To Die For
The Body
The Big Chill
Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla
Alone in the Wilderness
Sex and the City Seasons 2-4
Alaska far away
Fracture
Deadly Trackers & Man in the wildnerness
Shooter
Into the Woods
Enter Nowhere
Nurse Jackie Season 1-5

Books

Far From Here : A Novel / Nicole. Baart
The Perfect Suspect / Margaret Coel
The Unfinished Garden / Barbara Claypole
The House Girl / Tara. Conklin
The Keeper : A Novel / John T. Lescroart
The Hunchback of Notre Dame / Disney
Lauren’s Kingdom / Lauren Book
Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island : The Graphic Novel / Tim. Hamilton.
Robinson Crusoe (Graphic book artist)/ Dan Johnson
The Ashford Affair / Lauren. Willig
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter / Tom. Franklin
The Nightingale / Kristin. Hannah
Gathering Prey / John Sandford
Memory Man / David Baldacci
The Wright Brothers / David G. McCullough
The Beekeeper’s Handbook / Diana. Sammataro
A Court Of Thorns And Roses / Sarah J. Maas
Doors Open / Ian. Rankin
Secret Teachings of Plants / Stephen Buhne
Geek Heresy : Rescuing Social Change From The Cult Of Technology / Kentaro Toyama
The Beekeeper’s Bible : Bees, Honey, Recipes & Other Home Uses / Richard Jones
Uprooted / Naomi. Novik

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Movie night at the library next Saturday (5/30)

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on May 23, 2015

Everyone is welcome to join us at the library next Saturday (5/30) at 5:00 PM to watch the movie, Thor: The Dark World (rated PG-13).

thor

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Summer Reading Program is starting at the library this summer

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on May 16, 2015

This should be fun! A summer reading program is starting at the library on June 1st for children up to 14 years of age. Details below in the flyer. This is a great way for children to stay engaged with reading this summer and they will get to participate in a party at the end (perhaps even in what will be the newly renovated downstairs room!).

summer reading program

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Library help needed!

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on May 10, 2015

Don’t know what to do this summer? The library has shifts in need of filling! Are you free on Saturday afternoons or Tuesday evenings? The library is in immediate need of a volunteer who can work the 3-5 pm shift on Saturdays or the 7-9 pm shift on Tuesdays. There may be other opportunities, as well, for volunteering at the library so please check with us. We can also always use folks who are willing to “fill in” as needed when volunteers who work regular shifts can’t make their shifts. Volunteering at the library is a great way to meet community members (you see everyone), work with friendly people, and do community service (especially if you are in high school). It is really important we have enough volunteers to cover all the shifts and hours the library is open. Not only is that because we want to keep the library open during times the community wants us to be open, but under our grant terms, we are required to remain open a certain amount of hours each week. All the training you need will be provided to you. Please contact Tracie Merrill at 907-750-2918 or traciemerrill@hotmail.com if you are interested in volunteering. Thank you!

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Movie night at the library this Saturday (5/16)

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on May 10, 2015

Everyone is welcome to come join us at the library at 5:00 pm this Saturday (5/16) to watch the family friendly documentary, Dinosaur 13 (rated PG)

Dinosaur 13

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Seldovia Public Library receives Rasmuson Foundation Tier 1 Grant

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on May 2, 2015

The Seldovia Public Library Board is very happy and excited to announce that our little library has received an $8,000 dollar Rasmuson Foundation Tier 1 Grant to help renovate the downstairs room in the Multi-purpose building where currently we house our Alaskana collection as well as audiobooks and a computer station.

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Things will be happening very quickly with that room this summer, starting immediately. Improvements that will be done to the room under this grant:

1) retiling of the floorrasmuson-featured-472x295

2) new furnishings will be purchased (chairs, table, curtains or blinds, a rug)

3) walls and bookshelves will be painted

4) bookshelves will be made more “mobile” but also secured in the event of an earthquake

5) a 2nd publically accessible computer station will be set up dedicated to a digital collection of local archive/historical materials

6) a display/exhibit celebrating the history of the library and Seldovia Women’s Club will be created using the antique safe already in that room

7) paintings will be hung up on the walls

8) the door will be fixed

and

9) a video teleconferencing unit (including monitor) will be installed allowing programs and meetings to take place in the room utilizing video teleconferencing

Kathleen Gruber has volunteered to oversee this project. Realizing this vision has been a long time in the making and a big Thank You goes out to the Rasmuson Foundation, Kathleen Gruber, the committee members and board members who provided (and will continue to provide) input and guidance into the renovations, and the City.

As these renovations happen over the next couple of months, please bare with us as access to the room and the collections housed in that room may temporarily become more restrictive and a little chaotic.

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4/27: New at the library this week

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on April 27, 2015

Movies

Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt
The Imitation Game
Sons of Anarchy: Final Season
1408
The Island
Colditz
Elysium
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Love & Other Drugs
Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1
The Kingdom
Big Hero 6
Open Range
Quicksand
The Passion of the Christ
Coco Before Chanel
An Unfinished Life
Perfect Stranger
Departed
Sex and the City: Season One

Books

Undeniable : Evolution And The Science Of Creation / Bill. Nye
Cat’s Cradle / Camilla Gryski
A Cold Day In Paradise / Steve Hamilton
All Day And A Night : A Novel Of Suspense / Alafair Burke
Instinct / Sherrilyn Kenyon
Poppy / Avi Floca
The Castle in the Attic / Elizabeth Winthrop
The Return of the Indian / Lynne Reid Banks
Favorite Celtic Fairy Tales / Joseph Jacobs
The Little Bookstore Of Big Stone Gap : A Memoir Of Friendship, Community, And The Uncommon Pleasure Of A Good Book / Wendy Welch
How To Cook Everything: Bittman takes on America’s chefs / Mark. Bittman
Lose The Wheat, Lose The Weight! Cookbook : 165 Recipes To Banish Your Wheat Belly And Find Your Path Back To Health / William Davis

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Movie night at the library this Saturday 4/25

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on April 19, 2015

Everyone is welcome to join us at the library on Saturday, 4/25, at 5:00 pm to watch the family friendly movie, Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, rated PG.

alexandar

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Library Board Meeting 4/28

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on April 18, 2015

Library Board Meeting

Meeting Scheduled:  April 28, 2015 at 7 pm

Meeting held at the Seldovia Public Library

Roll Call:  (Excused Absences)

Call to Order

Agenda Approval

Approval of Minutes from last meeting:  Minutes from February 24, 2015

Old Business:

1.  IT Aide Update – Cindy Mom

2.  Discussion of IT summer help – Tracie Merrill

3.  Update on grants – Tracie Merrill

4.  Update on Pick, Click, Give – Karen Latimer and Dianne Gruber

5.  Update on summer programming – Rosanna McInnes and Tracie Merrill

6.  Update on insurance – Karen Latimer and Dianne Gruber

7.  Voting of secretary

New Business:

1.  Discussion of unaccompanied minors – Tracie Merrill

2.  Library card policy for minors – Shirly Giles

3.  4th of July book sale – Tracie Merrill

4.  Possibility of e-rate ending; sustainability of current internet speed/broadband width-Tracie Merrill

5.  Mission Statement – Tracie Merrill

6.  Next Library Board Meeting: July 28, 2015

Public Comment

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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A big welcome to our newest Board Member

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on April 16, 2015

Heart-felt Congratulations and Welcome go out to Laura Haskins who is now our newest library Board Member. We are so excited to have her on the Board and really look forward to working with her. Laura has background as a librarian at Unalaska City Schools, where she oversaw library operations from collection development and weeding, to daily checkouts, story time, and special programs. We are sure she will have valuable insight and perspective to give to the Board with all her great experience. Also, thanks to everyone who applied for the open Board seat and to all the volunteers at our little library- your interest and willingness to give of your time to the library is greatly appreciated and benefits our community immensely.

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