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Library Closed Monday, May 29

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.


Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog – May 28 and May 29

The Library will be performing maintenance on our catalog starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 29. During this time, you will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but will not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal), 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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