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.
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Beacon Hill Branch of The Seattle Public Library
The Seattle Public Library is planning a special celebration in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S. (206-684-4711).
The public is invited to join in the festivities from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the branch. All activities are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Free parking is available.
Enjoy a fun-filled day with refreshments, a panel of speakers, poetry reading and other entertainment. Beacon Hill writers of all ages are invited to share their creativity during an open mike program. See below for the full celebration schedule.
- 12:30 p.m. - Neighborhood celebration/social hour
- 1:30 p.m. - Panel discussion on the vision, design, and process of building the branch, featuring architect Mark Withrow, project manager David Kunselman, branch manager Julie Ann Oiye, and neighborhood liaison Liz Walsh-Boyd
- 2:45 p.m. - Ken Mochizuki, author of "Beacon Hill Boys," reads from his work
- 3:15 p.m. - Open mic for local writers to share their work
- 4:30 p.m. - Break Dancing lesson from member of the Massive Monkeys crew
The current Beacon Hill Branch opened July 10, 2004. It was the 11th project completed under the 1998 voter-approved "Libraries for All" building program. The branch features a kinetic boat sculpture and rain scuppers by Pullman artist Miles Pepper and audio recordings of poetry, prose and fiction written by Beacon Hill residents.
For more information, call the branch at 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian.
For more information contact:
Andra Addison, communications director
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