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Release Date: 06/11/2014

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Beacon Hill Branch of The Seattle Public Library

Beacon Hill anniversary celebration

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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