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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: 07/03/2013

Reza Aslan discusses 'Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth' July 29 at The Seattle Public Library

Reza Aslan

Iranian-American writer and scholar Reza Aslan will discuss his latest book, "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 29 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.


"Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth" balances the Jesus of the Gospels against historical sources, challenging the conventional portraits of Jesus of Nazareth.


Aslan is an internationally-acclaimed writer and scholar of religions. His first book, "No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam," has been translated into 13 languages was named one of the hundred most important books of the last decade by Blackwell. He is the editor of "Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East" and lives in Los Angeles.


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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