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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: 05/14/2013

Mystery author Judy Dailey reads from 'Animal, Vegetable, Murder' June 9 at The Seattle Public Library

Judy Dailey

Mystery author Judy Dailey will read from her new book, "Animal, Vegetable, Murder," from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9 at The Seattle Public Library, Montlake Branch, 2401 24th Ave. E.


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


"Animal, Vegetable, Murder" is about Sunny Day Burnett, a widow living in her grandmother's house in the gated enclave of Laurelmere in Seattle, who finds a dead body in her garden.


Dailey lives on a 1,200 square foot urban farm in Seattle. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, and earned an MBA from the University of Washington. Dailey had been a pilot, skydiver, spelunker, bicyclist, skier and night-time sailor.


For more information, call the branch at 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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