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February 14, 2016

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Library Closed Monday, Feb. 15

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.


Possible service interruption in online Library services Feb. 13 - 14

The Library will be performing maintenance on our network. While we are not expecting service interruptions during this period, there might be brief interruptions in online services. You will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but may not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) may experience outages as well. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also may be affected.

Library News Release

Release Date: 10/19/2012

Mark Bowden discusses 'The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden' Nov. 14 at The Seattle Public Library

Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden will discuss his book "The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden" from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


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 Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden" presents a gripping account of the hunt for and elimination of Osama bin Laden.


Bowden is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and the best-selling author of "Black Hawk Down," which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the basis of the film of the same name. His most recent book is "The Best Game Ever" about the 1958 NFL championship game. He lives in Pennsylvania.


This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with University Bookstore. 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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