Zelienople Library Hosting Speaker Rick Sebak



$8 Adult General Admission


$3 Kids 14 & Under



for Seneca Valley Students from Elementary thru

High School.

Tickets must still be reserved in advance.

Must present valid student ID prior to admission

Box Office Opens 2 Hour before Showtime

House Opens 30 minutes before Showtime


Rick Sebak
Thursday Only! April 23   7:00pm

Presented by the Zelienople Public Library


Rick Sebak makes unusual television programs.  His slightly wacky documentaries celebrate various aspects of modern American life and the unexpected charms of Pittsburgh. Sebak is the creator of the "scrapbook documentary" genre, many of which he has created for WQED and PBS. This scrapbook style incorporates lots of old films, home movies, postcards, old photos and memorabilia of all sorts. Rick does not appear on-camera in these programs, but audiences have learned to recognize his voice and distinctive narrative style.

Sebak's first foray in the nostalgia documentary is the 1984 documentary Shag for South Carolina ETV, about a dance popular in the region. Four years later at WQED, Sebak produced The Mon, The Al & The O, about the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio rivers, which meet to form at Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle; and Kennywood Memories, about Kennywood, a historic local amusement park.


Since then, Sebak has produced dozens of programs, which can be argued are among the most popular shows that PBS presents.  In fact, back in March 2006, 313,227 copies of Sebak's films had been sold or given away as pledge gifts by public television stations nationwide.  WQED credits them with largely helping  the station become financially solvent.  Sebak's scrapbook documentary format has been copied by other stations, many of whom see record pledge drive numbers when their documentaries air at pledge time.


Enjoy an evening of entertaining commentary and discussion by this accomplished speaker.


Tickets available on Eventbrite.com or by calling Zelienople Area Public Library at 724-452-9330, or stopping by the Library at 227 S. High St., Zelienople PA  16063


Zelienople Library Presents . . .  is an arts and culture speaker series.  For information on other events in the series, please go to Zelienoplelibrary.org

Thursday, April 23   7:00pm

This program is a presentation of the Zelienople Library and is responsible for its quality & content.