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December 21, 2014

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Library closed Dec. 24 and 25

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day Thursday, Dec. 25.

 

Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog - Jan. 1

Between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1,  the Library will be upgrading its electrical power system. During the upgrade, you will be able to search the catalog, but won't be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) will not be available at all. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.

Library News Release

Release Date: 01/15/2014

Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld discuss 'The Triple Package' Feb. 12 at The Seattle Public Library

Amy Chua

Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld will discuss their new book, "The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.

 

The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m.

 

"The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America" explores why some cultural groups in the U.S. are generally more successful than others. Chua and Rubenfeld draw on groundbreaking research and statistics to identify a unique combination of traits-insecurity, a superiority complex, impulse control-that drives some groups to succeed more than others.

           

Chua is the author of "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" and "World on Fire." She was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world in 2011.

 

Rubenfeld is the author of "The Interpretation of Murder." He has written extensively on how Americans' desire for instant gratification undermines their ability to live for the future.

 

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times. It is presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

 

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.


For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director
206-386-4103


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