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Out & About - Jan. 2, 2014


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Library promotes digital literacy

Beginning Jan. 7 the Seward Community Library will host educational sessions on Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 1-2 p.m. This new program is funded by the Alaska OWL Project, and designed to help people use computers, the internet and other library technology tools more effectively and efficiently. Each week a digital literacy topic will be highlighted. The first sessions will focus on how to use Listen Alaska to download e-books, audio books and music for free using your library card. Contact the library at 224-4082 for information.

Play and chat resumes

The Play and Chat activity for newborns to five year olds and the folks who love them will become a weekly event beginning Jan. 8. It is held at the Seward Community Library Museum on Wednesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. Some featured activities will be lap-sit stories and songs, sign language fun, yoga for little ones and sensory art experiences. Play and Chat is sponsored by Parents as Teachers, Seaview ILP and the library.

Support jump with donation

Seward’s 2014 Polar Bear Jumpoff is set for Jan. 18 and there 73 individuals and teams registered so far. Look at the list and donate at Locals can get information at the chamber or via e-mail at

Library wishes for books

The Seward Community Library Museum has set up a Holiday Wish Tree to help raise funds for specific books that the library collection needs. Each ornament on the Christmas Wish Tree displays a children’s book the library does not have. Sponsoring one of the books displayed costs $20 and the donor’s name or family name will be placed on the bookplate. Books can also be sponsored in memory of a loved one. The Wish Tree will be up through the first week of January 2014.

TYC boosts camps

School’s Out day camps are on the following dates: Jan. 20, Feb. 6-7, March 7 and April 18. TYC offers discounts to low-income families. Stop by one of SPRD’s locations for brochures and registration, visit TYC online at, or contact Maggie at 224-5472 or

Chugach open to machines

Seward Ranger District is open to winter motorized use on trails and areas that allow motorized use except for Lost Lake and Primrose Trails. These areas will be opened when there is sufficient snow to prevent resource damage. Elsewhere snowpack is light and a chainsaw is recommended for clearing some woodland trails. Local trail information is at

Seward classes are available at KPC

Spring 2014 semester’s classes are available at the Kenai Peninsula College’s Resurrection Bay Extension Site. Classes include Introduction to Literature, General Psychology, Short Story Fiction and Memoir, Beginning Yoga and Intermediate Yoga. See the related KPC story on page 3. A list of online classes is available at by selecting Resurrection Bay from the location menu. For information call Jackie Marshall at 224-2285 or send e-mail to


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