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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: 08/20/2013

Journalist Katy Butler will discuss her book, 'Knocking on Heaven's Door' Sept. 17 at The Seattle Public Library

Katy Butler

Katy Butler will discuss her book, "Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1.


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.


"Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death" explores how to have a good death in the modern age.


Butler is an American Buddhist journalist, essayist and cultural critic best known for narrative nonfiction combining memoir and investigative reporting. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Mother Jones, Vogue, The Buddhist Review, the Los Angeles Times' Sunday magazine, and other publications. She lives in California.


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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