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All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.


Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog – May 28 and May 29

The Library will be performing maintenance on our catalog starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 29. During this time, you will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but will not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal), SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.

Library News Release

Release Date: 06/06/2013

Seattle mayoral candidates read June 17 at The Seattle Public Library

Seattle mayoral candidates read June 17

Seattle's mayoral candidates will read from their favorite books and answer questions from the audience 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 17 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


Library events are free and open to the public. Tickets and registration are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m.


Each mayoral candidate will read from a book that has shaped them as a person. Participating candidates will include Mayor Mike McGinn, Ed Murray, Peter Steinbrueck, Charlie Staadecker, Mary Martin, Kate Martin, Bruce Harrell and Joey Gray.


After the readings, the candidates will take part in a short question and answer session dedicated to literacy, library issues and library funding. The conversation will be moderated by Dan Dixon, Library Board president and vice president of external affairs for Swedish Medical Center.


This event is sponsored by the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. The Friends is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting the Library as an essential institution of society.


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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