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December 19, 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

Alice McDermott reads from 'Someone' Oct. 9 at The Seattle Public Library

Alice McDermott

Author Alice McDermott will read from her latest book, "Someone," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at The Seattle Public Library, 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.


"Someone" is an intimate and revealing portrait of a character named Marie, an Irish Catholic girl who grows to adulthood in Brooklyn in the 1930s.


McDermott won the National Book Award for "Charming Billy." She also wrote "After This," "Child of My Heart" and "At Weddings and Wakes." McDermott has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize three times. She lives outside of Washington, D.C.


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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