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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: 08/21/2014

The Seattle Public Library hosts preview lectures of Seattle Opera's 'Don Giovanni'

opera singer as Don Giovanni

The Seattle Public Library will host preview lectures of Seattle Opera's upcoming production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at six Library locations.


Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free parking is available at the branches. Parking is available in the Central Library garage at the regular rates.


"Don Giovanni" is based on the legends of Don Juan. Since the opera's premiere in 1787, the story endures as a cautionary tale about the human cost of unbridled lust.


The previews will include recorded musical excerpts designed to enhance the enjoyment and appreciation of the production. Times and locations are listed below.


  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14 at the West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., 206-684-7444
  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Green Lake Branch, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., 206-684-7547
  • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Queen Anne Branch, 400 W. Garfield St., 206-386-4227
  • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089
  • 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7539
  • Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636


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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