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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: 03/05/2013

Marci Alboher discusses 'The Encore Career Handbook' April 4 at The Seattle Public Library

Marci Alboher

Marci Alboher will discuss her book "The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life" from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium. Alboher will be joined by Paul Shoemaker of Social Ventures Partners Seattle.


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. Auditorium doors will open at 6:30 p.m.


"The Encore Career Handbook" addresses how to strike a balance between doing good and doing well in a new career.


Alboher is a vice president of, a nonprofit organization that helps people pursuing encore careers put their passion to work for the greater good. She is author of "One Person/Multiple Careers," and creator of the "Shifting Careers" column and blog for The New York Times. Her work and commentary have been featured in national media outlets, including USA Today and NBC's "Today" show.


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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