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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: 11/30/2012

The Seattle Public Library presents children's films from around the world Dec. 27 & 28

Children's film festival

The Seattle Public Library will host screenings of selected international short films for children from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


The screenings are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Limited parking is available in the Central Library garage at the regular rates. Recommended for ages 3 and older. Some films use subtitles, but children do not need to be able to read to enjoy the films. Both days will feature all of the films listed below.

  • "Little Red Plane" (England)
  • "Snowflakes and Carrots" (Canada)
  • "Love Bug" (U.S.A.)
  • "Trevor" (France)
  • "Olga" (Germany)
  • "Mungge: Not Again!" (Switzerland)
  • "The Driving Accident" (Canada)
  • "Dodu: The Cardboard Boy" (Portugal)
  • "Adventures of Owen" (Canada)
  • "Cello" (Russia)
  • "Big Drive" (Canada)


This program is presented in partnership with Children's Film Festival Seattle of Northwest Film Forum.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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