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December 21, 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: 02/14/2013

Rebecca Miller reads from 'Jacob's Folly' March 15 at The Seattle Public Library

Rebecca Miller

Writer, filmmaker and actress Rebecca Miller will read from her latest novel, "Jacob's Folly," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 15 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. The Central Library will close at its regular Friday time of 6 p.m. and reopen at the Fourth Ave. entrance at 6:30 p.m. for this event.


"Jacob's Folly" is a story about an 18th century Jewish peddler who is reincarnated as a fly in present-day Long Island and becomes involved in the lives of two residents.


Miller's books include the story collection "Personal Velocity" and the novel "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee." She won several awards for the film version of "Personal Velocity," including the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. She also wrote and directed the award-winning films "Angela" and "The Ballad of Jack and Rose," and most recently "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee." Miller lives in New York and Ireland.


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