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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

The Seattle Public Library presents 'Restaurant Dreams: Tales of Success from the Kitchen' Nov. 8

"Restaurant Dreams: Tales of Success from the Kitchen"

Join The Seattle Times' food writer Nancy Leson for "Restaurant Dreams: Tales of Success from the Kitchen," a panel discussion on how to run a successful restaurant, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


The program is 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 discussion panel will include the following five local chefs and restaurateurs:

  • Tom Douglas of Etta's, Dahlia Lounge, Serious Pie, and more
  • Ethan Stowell of How To Cook a Wolf, Tavolata, Anchovies & Olives, and Staple & Fancy
  • Maria Hines of Tilth and Golden Beetle
  • Donna Moodie of Marjorie
  • Zak Melang of Matador


This event is presented in partnership with The Seattle Times and The Seattle Public Library Foundation.


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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