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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: 01/24/2013

Jim Lynch reads from 'Truth Like the Sun' Feb. 21 at The Seattle Public Library

Jim Lynch

Jim Lynch will read from his latest novel, "Truth Like the Sun," from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at The Seattle Public Library, Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W.


Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free parking is available at the branch.


"Truth Like the Sun" is set in Seattle and alternates in time between the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle and after the dot-com bubble burst in 2001.


Lynch also wrote the international best-seller "The Highest Tide," winner of the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Award, and "Border Songs," winner of the Washington State Book Award and the Indie's Choice Honor Book Award. Lynch grew up in Seattle and now lives in Olympia.


This event is presented in partnership with Secret Garden Bookshop. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


For more information, call the branch at 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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