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Release Date: 07/21/2015

Outdoor Performances, Art and Readings at Seattle's Central Library Every Wednesday in August

Art - Music - Dance - Create - Explore - Engage: Free pop-up on the plaza

The Seattle Public Library will Pop-up On the Plaza with the Open Air pop-up library, live local music, cultural performances and more every Wednesday in August at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., outside the Fourth Avenue entrance in the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Plaza.

The pop-up library will feature books, seating, Wi-Fi, charging stations for USB-powered devices, and information about the Library's digital resources. Patrons may also check out magazines, books and DVDs.


The schedule of entertainment is listed below:



  • Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 - Hear live music by Brazilian percussionist Eduardo Mendonça and watch a martial arts demonstration of traditional Afro-Brazilian capoeira from the International Capoeira Angola Foundation.


  • Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19 - Groove with drummer Steve Roy, make recycled art with Nature Consortium and watch an obstacle-crossing demonstration of parkour with Parkour Visions.


  • 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26 - Celebrate the life and legacy of science fiction master Octavia Butler with a performance by local hip-hop artist Gabriel Teodros, followed by a panel of writers from the new anthology "Octavia's Brood" who will discuss where science fiction and social justice intersect.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636, visit www.spl.org/pop-up, or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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