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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: 10/09/2013

2013 Jack Straw writers read from their work Nov. 2 at The Seattle Public Library

Jack Straw Productions

The Washington Center for the Book and Jack Straw Productions will celebrate the 2013 Jack Straw Writers Program with featured readings by 2013 Jack Straw Writers from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 on weekends. Auditorium doors open at 1:30 p.m.


The program will feature readings by 2013 Jack Straw Writers, including Daemond Arrindell, Kate Carroll de Gutes, Dennis Caswell, Larry Crist, Josephine Ensign, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Jay McAleer, Peter Munro, Emily Perez, Judith Skillman, Corry Venema-Weiss, and Chelsea Werner-Jatzke. The featured writers were chosen by Stephanie Kallos, curator of the 2013 Jack Straw Writers Program.


The purpose of the Jack Straw Writers Program is to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio, encourage the creation of new literary work, and provide new venues for writers and their work. Each year a curator selects 12 writers from dozens of applicants based on artistic excellence, diversity of literary genres and a cohesive grouping of writers.


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 Jack Straw Productions. 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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