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Library News Release

Release Date: 01/09/2013

The Seattle Public Library hosts discussion about bridging libraries and the deaf community Jan. 27

Deaf cultural authors

The Seattle Public Library will host a discussion about bridging libraries and the deaf community from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S.


The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. The presentation will be given in American Sign Language (ASL) with spoken English interpretation. Deaf-blind individuals may request tactile interpreting services two weeks in advance by calling 206-386-4690. Free parking is available at the branch.


Alex McFarlane, president of the Library for Deaf Action, will lead the discussion on culturally relevant library materials, deaf authors, and programming for and about the diverse deaf community.


Ann Silver, Seattle resident and internationally-known deaf artist featured in "Ann Silver: One Way, Deaf Way," will also participate in the program.


This event is presented in partnership with the Library for Deaf Action and the Washington State Association of the Deaf.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4690 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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