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February 13, 2016

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Library Closed Monday, Feb. 15

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.

 

Possible service interruption in online Library services Feb. 13 - 14

The Library will be performing maintenance on our network. While we are not expecting service interruptions during this period, there might be brief interruptions in online services. You will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but may not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) may experience outages as well. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also may be affected.

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Release Date: 12/17/2015
Rainier Beach Branch of The Seattle Public Library reopens Dec. 30
The Rainier Beach Branch of The Seattle Public Library, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906, will reopen at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, after being closed since August for roofing, carpeting and other improvements. The Library also reconfigured the interior layout to create flexible spaces for children, teens and adults.

Release Date: 12/16/2015
Enter The Door To A Pink Universe: The Seattle Public Library launches speculative flash fiction contest Jan. 1
Library card holders ages 17 and up are invited to enter The Seattle Public Library’s first speculative flash fiction contest, Door to A Pink Universe. The contest will run from Friday, Jan. 1 through Monday, Feb. 29. The competition is held in honor of science fiction writer and Seattle resident Octavia Butler, who heralded libraries for their contribution to her development as a writer. Up to three winners will be published on the Library's website and win literary prizes from EMP museum, Clarion West Writers Workshop or Norwescon.

Release Date: 07/23/2015
The Seattle Public Library adds Self-Published Books to E-book Collection
All Washington state authors are invited to submit their works to The Seattle Public Library’s e-book collection using the new SELF-e self-publishing platform, and to attend a public reception in August to celebrate the circulation of local, self-published e-books.

Release Date: 05/18/2015
Google grant makes wi-fi ‘hotspot’ devices available for checkout at The Seattle Public Library
The Seattle Public Library has given Seattle residents another good reason to have a Library card.

News Releases

Release Date: 02/12/2016
Civil Rights in Seattle: The Gang Of Four speaks at The Seattle Public Library Feb. 22

Release Date: 02/12/2016
Lunar New Year Concert at The Seattle Public Library Feb. 21

Release Date: 02/11/2016
Great Seattle Seed Swap at The Seattle Public Library Feb. 21

Release Date: 02/11/2016
'Shakespeare in America' panel discussion at The Seattle Public Library Feb. 21

Release Date: 02/11/2016
The Seattle Public Library to host 'Design Lecture Series' on Feb. 19

Release Date: 02/11/2016
Photojournalist David Binder to show AIDS documentary 'Calling My Children' at The Seattle Public Library Feb. 18

Release Date: 02/11/2016
Medieval Women's Choir performs at The Seattle Public Library Feb. 23

Release Date: 02/06/2016
'Poets Against Hate' at The Seattle Public Library Feb. 13

Release Date: 02/05/2016
2016 Seattle Reads to feature 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler

Release Date: 02/05/2016
Celebrate Black History Month at The Seattle Public Library

Release Date: 02/05/2016
Open Mics and Poetry Readings at The Seattle Public Library in February

Release Date: 02/05/2016
Restaurant Success Orientation for Restaurant and Mobile Food Business Owners at The Seattle Public Library Feb. 11

Release Date: 02/05/2016
The Seattle Public Library presents author Yann Martel Feb. 11

Release Date: 02/04/2016
Enjoy Free Films at The Seattle Public Library in February

Release Date: 02/02/2016
The Seattle Public Library to host Shakespeare's First Folio Exhibit for Washington State, March 21 to April 17

Release Date: 01/29/2016
The Seattle Public Library celebrates 125th Anniversary

Release Date: 01/29/2016
The Ladies Musical Club performs at The Seattle Public Library in February

Release Date: 01/29/2016
'Fish Tales': Paul Dorpat on Ivar Haglund at The Seattle Public Library Feb. 7

Release Date: 01/29/2016
Watch the Super Bowl at Seattle’s Central Library Feb. 7(THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED)

Release Date: 01/29/2016
Play board games at The Seattle Public Library Feb. 6