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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: 04/23/2013

Josh Hanagarne discusses 'The World's Strongest Librarian' May 20 at The Seattle Public Library

“The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family”

Josh Hanagarne will discuss his book, "The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family," with Seattle writer and blogger Diane Mapes from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 20 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.


"The World's Strongest Librarian" is the story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette's syndrome found salvation in books and weight-lifting.


Hanagarne also founded the blog He is a librarian at Salt Lake City Public Library.


Mapes is a freelance writer specializing in health, humor, lifestyle and singles issues. She is a regular contributor to the online sites NBCnews and MSN, and her work has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, and Seattle Magazine.


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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