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November 22, 2017


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Adults Calendar of Events - Author readings, classes, programs & special events for adults.

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Library Closed Thursday, Nov. 23

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23.


Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog – Nov. 22

The Library will be performing maintenance on our catalog 8 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. 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.

Thrilling and chilling stories!

Thrilling Tales: a lunch hour story time for adults

Love a good story? Come to the scene of the crime, the edge of adventure and timeless realms of wonder. 

Join us from 12:05 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. every first and third Monday of the month at the Central Library, on Level 1 in the Microsoft Auditorium, for "Thrilling Tales: The Story Time for Adults."

Looking for a story you heard at the Library? Selected recordings are available on the podcast page:


"The Interruption" by W.W. Jacobs

He had seen his wife safely to her grave, and yet his troubles were just beginning.

Download Audio (mp3) [play time: 41 Minutes /file size: 19 MB]



"The Betrayers" by Stanley Ellin

The walls were so thin you could hear anything through them, even murder. It's "Rear Window" -- minus the window!

Download Audio (mp3) [play time: 41 Minutes /file size: 19 MB]


Visit the Library's Calendar of Events for a full schedule and Thrilling Tales story selections.

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