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December 19, 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: 12/17/2012

Dean Adams reads from 'Four Thousand Hooks' Jan. 23 at The Seattle Public Library

Dean Adams

Dean Adams will read from his new book, "Four Thousand Hooks: A True Story of Fishing and Coming of Age on the High Seas of Alaska," from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at The Seattle Public Library, Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W.


The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free parking is available at the branch.


"Four Thousand Hooks" is a coming-of-age story featuring Adams' adventures as a 16-year-old crew member on an Alaskan fishing boat.


Adams retired from Alaskan commercial fishing in 2007. He has a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Science at the University of Washington. He and his family live in Seattle and New Zealand.


This event is presented in partnership with Secret Garden Book Store. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


For more information, call the branch at 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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