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All Library locations closed Wednesday, March 29

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at Central Library will be closed Wednesday, March 29 for a staff in-service day. Regular operating hours will resume Thursday, March 30.

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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