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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: 01/29/2014

The Seattle Public Library hosts 'Designing for Democracy: The Center for Urban Pedagogy' Feb. 20

Designing for Democracy

Join us for an open house about Seattle's future and a talk from Christine Gaspar, executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


Library events are 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 City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development will host an open house about Seattle 2035, a project to update the city's 20-year comprehensive plan. Following the open house, Gaspar will talk about how the New York-based Center for Urban Pedagogy collaborates with grassroots organizers and talented designers to demystify policy and planning and give individuals the tools to advocate for their own community needs.


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

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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