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December 20, 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: 03/05/2013

Jamaica Kincaid reads from 'See Now Then' April 3 at The Seattle Public Library

Jamaica Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid will read from her new novel "See Now Then" from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 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.


"See Now Then" examines the doomed marriage between a Caribbean-born writer and a New York City composer who are raising their children in Vermont.


Kincaid was born in St. John's, Antiqua. Her short fiction has appeared in The Paris Review and The New Yorker. Her first book, "At the Bottom of the River," was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Kincaid divides her time between Vermont and California.


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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