Friday, August 12, 2016

Virtuoso Guitar Concert 
by Jim Pfeiffenberger

Two world-class guitarists will be in town on Wednesday, September 7, to perform an evening of acoustic guitar at the K.M Rae Building at 7 p.m. They each bring a distinctive style and are both considered masters of their genres.

Chris Proctor is a fingerstyle guitarist who is a former U.S. National Fingerstyle Champion. Reviewers trace the roots of his style to folk, jazz, pop, and classical music, categorize his playing as “Baroque Folk,” “New World Steel String,” “Solo Guitar Orchestra,” “Instrumental Americana,” and compare him to Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges. He is known around the Western world as one of the modern masters of fingerstyle guitar – composing, arranging, and performing complex orchestral music with only one set of hands on six and twelve-string steel-string guitars. Since winning the U.S. National Fingerstyle Championship, he has toured constantly across North America and Europe, releasing 10 recordings of his sparkling compositions and arrangements.

The show will also feature Beppe Gambetta, a master of flatpicking guitar. From his unique background as an Italian musician in love with both American roots music as well as the music of his native country, Beppe has travelled the world and even crossed the “Iron Curtain” to dazzle and charm music enthusiasts everywhere. After eleven CDs, DVDs, teaching books and collaborations with many other top-flight musicians, Gambetta is increasingly known as one of the true live master innovators of the acoustic guitar.

The performance is made possible with support from the Seward Music Association, Seward Arts Council, and the Seward Community Foundation. Admission is $18 in advance through online purchase, or $22 at the door. Doors will open at 6:15 pm on September 7, and the show will include beer and wine service in the lobby. This should be an exciting evening of music that you won’t soon forget! Advance tickets are available here:

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

August 5th First Friday Event!

Be Sure to Attend This First Friday Event!

The Garden Fairies  & the Friends of the Seward Library are joining up again to do an Art Walk in the Garden!  Fiber Art pieces from a quilting group that use fiber scraps to create beautiful art work pieces that are table runners and mats to lap quilts and wall art.  Come view this art work in the Library Museum garden during the First Friday art walk 6pm to 8pm, August 5, 2016.  Art will be available for sale, all proceeds go to maintain our most beautiful public garden in Seward!

We will also be doing our 'Salmon Dip Off' contest!  A popular event last year during our garden party, come taste the dips and vote for the best one!  Winner by popular vote receives a certificate for 4 persons on a Major Marine Tour.

Used Books relating to gardening and out door recreation, will be on display and sale as well.

Salmon Dip Rules:
  Bring your dip (at least 2 cups= 16 oz.) in a covered container with your name on it and a phone number to reach you, (print your name and number so we can read it easily) deliver by 5pm to the library the day of the Art Walk, Friday, August 5th.  Can by dropped off at the library starting at noon that day, we will keep in the kitchenette frig.
  Have a card with a list of the ingredients for folks with allergies to read. (not the recipe, just a list of what’s in the dip)
  Bring one box of crackers with your dip.
  Be sure to let us know if your dip is ‘hot’ as in spicy with a one to four stars rating.  One being none and four being very hot.
Questions?  Call 907.362.1225