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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: 01/23/2013

The Seattle Public Library presents an evening with Michelle Rhee Feb. 19 at Town Hall

Michelle Rhee

The Seattle Public Library presents education reformer Michelle Rhee for a discussion about "Radical: Fighting to Put Students First" and the state of education in the U.S. from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave.


Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in adjacent pay lots. Discounted parking is available in the main convention center garage, two blocks north of Town Hall, with a voucher obtained from any Town Hall staff member. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.


In her recently-released memoir, "Radical," Rhee recounts her experiences as a teacher and administrator.


Rhee is the founder and CEO of StudentsFirst, a political advocacy organization for education reform. She served as chancellor of the Washington D.C. public schools from 2007 to 2010. Rhee is also the founder of The New Teacher Project and a former Teach for America corps member. She lives in Sacramento, Calif.


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