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February 14, 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: 03/14/2013

Jeffrey Karl Ochsner to lecture on Seattle's architectural history in April at The Seattle Public Library

Seattle's architectural history

Professor and architectural historian Jeffrey Karl Ochsner will discuss Seattle's architectural history in a two-part series scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13 and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1.

 

The programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 on weekends.

 

The two lectures will cover the history of Seattle's architecture from 1880 to the present. Ochsner will discuss urban development, building types, stylistic directions and the major architects who shaped the architecture of the city and region. Each lecture will last approximately 90 minutes to allow time for questions from the audience.

 

Ochsner is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and has written several books on the architecture of Seattle.  His book "Lionel H. Pries, Architect, Artist, Educator: From Arts and Crafts to Modern Architecture" was finalist for the 2008 Washington State Book Award. He is an architect and a professor in the University of Washington's Department of Architecture.

 

For more information, call The Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.


For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director
206-386-4103


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