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December 21, 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: 12/17/2012

Children's author Kadir Nelson discusses 'I Have a Dream' Jan. 16 at The Seattle Public Library

Kadir Nelson

Caldecott Honor-winning author Kadir Nelson will talk about his children's picture book, "I Have a Dream," from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16 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.

 

"I Have a Dream" features Martin Luther King Jr.'s celebrated speech illustrated with paintings by Nelson.

 

Nelson is the acclaimed illustrator of "Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom" and "Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story From the Underground Railroad," both Caldecott Honor books. His other books include "We Are the Ship," a Robert F. Sibert Medal winner and Coretta Scott King award recipient, and "Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African-Americans."

 

This event is presented in partnership with the Northwest African American Museum and University Book Store. 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
206-386-4103


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