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December 22, 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: 04/03/2013

Children's author Kate DiCamillo reads from 'Bink and Gollie, Best Friends Forever' May 3 at The Seattle Public Library

Kate DiCamillo

Children's author Kate DiCamillo will read from her new book, "Bink and Gollie, Best Friends Forever," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


Library events are free and open to the public. Tickets or reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.


"Bink and Gollie, Best Friends Forever" is the third and final book in DiCamillo's award-winning series.


DiCamillo has written the children's books "Because of Winn-Dixie," "The Tiger Rising," "The Tale of Despereaux" and "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane." She lives in Minneapolis, Minn.


This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and 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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