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Release Date: 02/05/2016
2016 Seattle Reads to feature 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler
In the 18th year of the series, The Seattle Public Library will feature "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler. Fowler will visit Seattle May 20-22, 2016, to talk with readers about her novel. Details and a schedule of events will be announced in mid-February.

Release Date: 01/29/2016
The Seattle Public Library celebrates 125th Anniversary
The Seattle Public Library is currently celebrating 125 years of service to the community.The Library includes 26 branch locations and the world-renowned Central Library. Last year, there were nearly 13 million visits to the Library and more than 11.5 million books and materials checked out.

News Releases

Release Date: 05/27/2016
The Seattle Public Library to Host Mary Ellen Mark Photography Exhibit and Public Programs Exploring Youth and Family Homelessness

Release Date: 05/25/2016
Steam Train Author Reading and Story Time at the University Branch June 7

Release Date: 05/25/2016
Build, Invent and Learn With Hands-on Stem Activities at The Seattle Public Library's 'Tinkerlab'

Release Date: 05/24/2016
Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival at The Seattle Public Library June 5

Release Date: 05/24/2016
Public Conversation & Listening: 'The Jungle' at The Seattle Public Library June 3

Release Date: 05/24/2016
The Seattle Public Library Launches Book Bingo: Summer Reading Program for Adults on May 23

Release Date: 05/23/2016
Rev. Starsky Wilson Speaks on Racial Equity and Community Engagement at The Seattle Public Library June 7

Release Date: 05/23/2016
Scholar Lance Rhodes Presents on Mary Shelly's Frankenstein at The Seattle Public Library June 6

Release Date: 05/20/2016
Visit The Seattle Public Library's Bookmobile During Juneteenth Celebration at Pratt Park June 4

Release Date: 05/20/2016
Lunchtime Preview of Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra at The Seattle Public Library June 1

Release Date: 05/20/2016
'Youth Homelessness: Advocacy & Action' Panel Discussion at The Seattle Public Library June 1

Release Date: 05/20/2016
Pop-Up Film Festival: Real Food Films at the Rainier Beach Branch May 31

Release Date: 05/20/2016
La Biblioteca Pública De Seattle Ofrecerá Talleres De Escritura Creativa en Español Del 4 De Junio Al 11 De Junio

Release Date: 05/18/2016
'Housing Is a Human Right: Frontlines of the Housing Crisis' Panel Discussion at The Seattle Public Library May 18

Release Date: 05/18/2016
LGBT Business Builder Event at The Seattle Public Library June 2

Release Date: 05/17/2016
Chamber Music Trio Concert at The Seattle Public Library May 29

Release Date: 05/17/2016
All-ages Coloring 'Staycation' at the Green Lake Branch May 28

Release Date: 05/17/2016
Jo Baker Reads From New Novel About Samuel Beckett At The Seattle Public Library May 24

Release Date: 05/17/2016
Family S.T.E.A.M Night at the Greenwood Branch May 24

Release Date: 05/17/2016
Meet Seattle's LGBT Commissioners at The Seattle Public Library May 22