Seldovia Public Library

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Come party at the library: September 3

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on August 20, 2010

Please plan to join us on Friday, Sept. 3  at the library when we celebrate the library’s 75th birthday.

That’s right: 75 years of continuous service since our organization was founded in 1935!

We’ll also be honoring our library director for the past 30 years, Shirly Giles. Shirly has been a library volunteer since the early 70s and took over director responsibilities from Susan B. English in 1980. Shirly will be retiring on Sept. 15, but has agreed to continue serving on the library board.

The festivities will begin at 10:30 with a book reading by Alaskan-born author and mariner David Vann. Vann’s work has appeared in The Sunday Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Observer, Elle UK, The Telegraph, Men’s Journal, Outside,
Outside’s GO, Men’s Health, National Geographic Adventure
, and Writer’s Digest, and he has won the Grace Paley Prize, a California Book Award, and the AWP Nonfiction Prize. A former
National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Wallace Stegner Fellow, and John L’Heureux Fellow, he’s taught at Stanford, Cornell, SF State, FSU, and is
currently an Associate Professor at the University of San Francisco. He was born on Adak Island and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. His books include Sukkwan Island, A Mile Down, and Legend of a Suicide.

At noon, please bring a dish and join us in sharing a potluck luncheon.

After lunch, we’ll be cutting the library’s birthday cake and reminiscing about the library as well as having a chance to thank Shirly for all of the time and effort she’s put into keeping the library functioning all of those year.

So mark your calendars and plan to join us for our biggest celebration in 75 years. We think it’s going to be an exciting day.


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