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December 22, 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: 06/06/2014

The Seattle Public Library hosts screenings of Global Lens 2013 films from around the world

Global Lens

The Seattle Public Library will host free screenings of Global Lens 2013 films at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.

 

The screenings are free and open to the public. Tickets and registration are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m.

 

The Global Lens film series launched in 2003 to support the distribution of unique and critically-acclaimed cinematic works from around the world.

 

Films and show times at the Central Library include:

 

"The Parade," directed by Srdjan Dragojević, Serbia, 2011, Serbo-Croatian with subtitles in English

 

"Modest Reception," directed by Mani Haghighi, Iran, 2012, Farsi/Persian with subtitles in English

 

"Cairo 678," directed by Mohamed Diab, Egypt, 2012, Arabic with subtitles in English

 

"Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights," directed by Suman Ghosh, India, 2012, Bengali with subtitles in English

 

"About 111 Girls," directed by Nahid Ghobadi and Bijan Zamanpira, Iraq, 2012, Farsi/Persian and Kurdish with subtitles in English

 

"Beijing Flickers," directed by Zhang Yuan, China, 2012, Mandarin with subtitles in English

 

"The Fantastic World of Juan Orol," directed by Sebastián del Amo, Mexico, 2012, Spanish with subtitles in English

 

For more information, call The Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636.


For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director
206-386-4103


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