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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: 12/17/2013

Author Chang-rae Lee reads from 'On Such a Full Sea' Jan. 15 at The Seattle Public Library

Chang-rae Lee

Author Chang-rae Lee will read from his new novel, "On Such a Full Sea," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


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


"On Such a Full Sea" tells a story about the immigrant experience in a richly imagined future America.


Lee is the author of "Native Speaker," winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction, "A Gesture Life," "Aloft" and "The Surrendered." He teaches in the creative writing program at Princeton University.


This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series Gary Kunis and media sponsor The Seattle Times. It 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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