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February 13, 2016

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Library Closed Monday, Feb. 15

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.


Possible service interruption in online Library services Feb. 13 - 14

The Library will be performing maintenance on our network. While we are not expecting service interruptions during this period, there might be brief interruptions in online services. You will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but may not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) may experience outages as well. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also may be affected.

Library News Release

Release Date: 10/08/2013

The Seattle Public Library invites public to celebrate Day of the Dead

Día de los Muertos
  • The Seattle Public Library invites children and their parents or caregivers to learn about and celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at several Library locations in October and November.


All programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration required where noted below. Free parking is available at the branches. Parking is available in the Central Library garage at the regular rates.


Día de los Muertos, a popular celebration in Mexico, the United States and many parts of Central America, is celebrated from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.


Sugar Skulls - Decorate a sugar skull with sequins, paint and paper flowers. For ages 5 and up.


Papier Mâché Catrinas - Design, create and paint papier mâché Catrinas. For ages 7 and up.


Milk Carton Crafts - Learn how to create an altar, shrine or shadow box with milk cartons. For ages 7 and up.


Gothic Coffins - Decorate recycled cardboard coffins with gems and paint. For ages 6 and up.


For more information, call The Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.


For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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