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Release Date: 08/19/2014

Attend home retrofit workshops at The Seattle Public Library Sept. 6 and Oct. 4

illustration of a house during an earthquake

Homeowners can learn how to reduce earthquake damage to their home when The Seattle Public Library hosts retrofit experts at two Library locations on the first Saturday of the month in September and October.


The workshops, presented by the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, are free and open to the public. Registration is required. To sign up, email snap@seattle.gov or call 206‐233‐5076. Free parking is available at the branches. Times and locations are listed below.



These introductory workshops provide information on how to seismically secure a house to its foundation, especially for houses built before 1980. Experienced home retrofit instructors will instruct attendees on what tools are needed to retrofit a house and discuss building techniques, the city's free plan set and the permit process.  The workshops are designed for all homeowners, whether they are doing the work themselves or hiring a qualified contractor.


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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