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February 12, 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: 03/22/2013

Elizabeth Strout discusses 'The Burgess Boys' April 19 at The Seattle Public Library

Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout will discuss her latest book, "The Burgess Boys," with Elliott Bay Book Co.'s Rick Simonson from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. The Central Library will close at its regular Friday time of 6 p.m. and reopen at 6:30 p.m. at the Fourth Ave. entrance for this event. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m.


"The Burgess Boys" tells the story of the lifelong repercussions suffered by three siblings as a result of a freak accident that kills their father when they are children.


Strout is author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Olive Kitteridge" and two previous novels, "Abide With Me" and "Amy and Isabelle." She lives in New York.


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

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