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February 13, 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: 03/26/2013

The Seattle Public Library hosts a conversation with Granta's 2013 Best Young British Novelists April 24

Granta's 2013 Best Young Novelists

Join Granta magazine editor John Freeman for a conversation with winners of the 2013 Best Young Novelists series from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 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. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m. Auditorium doors will open at 6:30 p.m.


Granta first devoted an issue to new fiction by 20 of the "Best of Young British Novelists" in 1983, and has since released a new issue every 10 years. Previous winners include Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie and Zadie Smith.


Freeman is the editor of Granta and author of two books, "The Tyranny of Email" and "How to Read a Novelist." He is also a poet and a critic, and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Paris Review, Zyzzyva and The Believer. Freeman is a former president of the National Book Critics Circle and currently teaches at Columbia University and City University of 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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