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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: 08/13/2014

The Seattle Public Library hosts Mozilla's global Maker Party Aug. 21-22

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Introduce yourself to programming, play with robots and make a binary bracelet at a Maker Party Pop-Up from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue, Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1 and Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room 2.

 

Library programs are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. Parking is available in the garage at regular rates.

 

The Library's Maker Party Pop-up is a drop-in, hands-on, two-day Web literacy workshop for teens and adults, ages 12 and up. Participants may attend one or both days and will learn Web literacy and how to program in Python and Javascript. Participants also can help improve Django Carrots tutorials, explore other programming languages, play with Lego Mindstorms or RI/O Bots from the S.P.I.N. STEAM Labs, and craft a personalized binary bracelet. A full schedule of events is available in the Library's calendar.

Maker Party is a global effort by Mozilla. Through thousands of community-run events around the world, the parties unite educators, organizations and enthusiastic Web users with hands-on learning and making. The Central Library's Maker Party is hosted by Geek Girls Carrots, Pacific Science Center and the Library.

 

For more information, call the Central Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.


For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director
206-386-4103


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