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December 27, 2014

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Library closed New Year's Day

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will close at 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 31 and will be closed on New Year's Day, Thursday, Jan. 1.


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: 10/17/2013

Trevor Griffey discusses Seattle's civil rights in the 1960s Nov. 9 at The Seattle Public Library

Seattle's civil rights in the 1960s

Trevor Griffey from the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project will present an illustrated history lecture on civil rights in Seattle in the 1960s from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 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 street parking is available near the branch.


Griffey is a visiting faculty member specializing in U.S. history at Evergreen State College. He is a co-founder and project coordinator of the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project. Griffey is currently working on a digital archive of FBI domestic intelligence files on the black freedom movement.


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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