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December 22, 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: 01/03/2013

The Seattle Public Library hosts Seattle Symphony preview lecture Jan. 24

Seattle Symphony preview lecture

The Seattle Public Library will host a preview lecture of the Seattle Symphony's upcoming performance of Messiaen's "Turangalîla Symphony" from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


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


Paul Schiavo, program annotator for the Seattle Symphony, will lead a discussion on Olivier Messiaen's unique masterpiece "Turangalîla Symphony." The preview will begin with a performance by pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, the 2009 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist.


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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