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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: 10/16/2012

The Seattle Public Library celebrates Native American Heritage Month with poet Duane Niatum Nov. 5

Duane Niatum

Poet Duane Niatum will read poems and stories from his most recent works from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1.


Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m.


Niatum will read from "The Pull of the Green Kite," "Agate Songs on the Path of Red Cedar" and "For Her with No Regrets."


Niatum is a Jamestown S'Klallam tribal member. His poems, stories and essays have appeared in more than a hundred magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and Europe. His many awards include the National Book Award for "Songs for the Harvester of Dreams." Niatum has taught grade school, high school and at several U.S. universities, most recently at Western Washington University.


This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, media sponsor The Seattle Times and 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

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