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December 21, 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

Release Date: 10/31/2012

Barry Witham discusses Federal Theatre Project and Negro Repertory Company Dec. 1 at The Seattle Public Library

Negro Repertory Company

Barry Witham will give a lecture on Seattle's 1930s theater scene, focusing on the Negro Repertory Company as part of the Federal Theatre Project, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Seattle Public Library, Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way.


Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free parking is available at the branch.


The Negro Repertory Company, part of the Federal Theatre Project, offered employment to African American actors, dancers, musicians and singers throughout the U.S. during the Great Depression.


Witham is a professor of theater history at the University of Washington. He has been published in numerous professional journals and has read papers at national and international conferences. Witham is co-author of "Uncle Sam Presents: A Memoir of the Federal Theatre Project," editor of "Theatre in the United States: A Documentary History," and author of "The Federal Theatre Project: A Case Study."


For more information, call the branch at 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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