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December 22, 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: 01/09/2013

Poet Colleen McElroy reads from 'Here I Throw Down My Heart' Feb. 6 at The Seattle Public Library

Colleen McElroy

Seattle poet Colleen McElroy will read from her latest collection of poetry, "Here I Throw Down My Heart," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 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.

 

McElroy's poems examine how borders - between countries, genders and class - have deepened the lines between the haves and the have-nots.

 

McElroy is a professor emeritus of English and creative writing at the University of Washington. She served as editor-in-chief of the Seattle Review from 1995-2006. McElroy has published nine collections of poetry, including "Sleeping with the Moon," for which she received a 2008 PEN/Oakland National Literary Award. Her non-fiction works include "A Long Way from St. Louie" and "Over the Lip of the World: Among the Storytellers of Madagascar."

 

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor 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
206-386-4103


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