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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: 05/14/2013

Children's author Katherine Pryor reads from 'Sylvia's Spinach' May 30 at The Seattle Public Library

"Sylvia's Spinach"

Children's author Katherine Pryor will read from her new book, "Sylvia's Spinach" from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at The Seattle Public Library, South Park Branch, 8604 Eighth Ave. S.


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


"Sylvia's Spinach" is about a picky eater named Sylvia Spivens. When her teacher gives her spinach seeds to plant for a school garden assignment, Sylvia must try something new. "Sylvia's Spinach" is used to complement school garden curriculum and celebrate healthy eating.


Pryor is a food advocate based in Seattle. In addition to writing, she manages a statewide program to bring local and sustainable foods to Washington hospitals.


For more information, call the branch at 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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