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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.

Library News Release

Release Date: 01/10/2013

The Seattle Public Library celebrates Black History Month with author Aaron Dixon Feb. 4

Aaron Dixon

Aaron Dixon will read from his book "My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain" from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


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


"My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain" begins with the story of Dixon's enslaved ancestors, taking a journey through American history to his experiences as a foot soldier in the Black Panther Party.


Dixon founded the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968. He also founded Central House, a nonprofit that provides transitional housing for youth, and cofounded the Cannon House, a senior assisted-living facility. Dixon ran for the U.S. Senate on the Green Party ticket in 2006.


This event is presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


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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