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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: 10/16/2012

The Seattle Public Library presents Luis J. Rodriguez Nov. 7 & 9

Luis J. Rodriguez

The Seattle Public Library presents two evenings with award-winning poet, novelist and activist Luis J. Rodriguez. He will present "Imagining Peace and Community in a Time of Chaos and Violence" and discuss his latest book, "It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave. S., and from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave.


Both 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.


"It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing" is the long awaited follow-up to his best-selling memoir "Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A."


Rodriguez is the son of Mexican immigrants and is nationally recognized as a poet, journalist, novelist, critic and community activist. Rodriguez currently works as a peacemaker among gangs and helped create Tia Chucha's, a non-profit cultural arts center and bookstore in Sylmar, Calif.


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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