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February 12, 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: 11/15/2012

Join a celebration of Russian culture at The Seattle Public Library Dec. 1

Russian Extravaganza

The Seattle Public Library will host Russian Extravaganza, an afternoon of music, dancing, singing and poetry in celebration of Russian culture from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Parking will be available in the Central Library garage for $6 on weekends.


Performers will include:

  • Actress Vasilina Martemyak will recite selections from famous Russian poets Sergei Yesenin, A.S. Pushkin and M. Lermontov.
  • Ensemble Ivan-da-Mariya will perform several dances.
  • Singers Faina Morozova, Aleksandr Serzhant, Konstantin Sokolov, Aleksandr Geints, Alena Eremenko, Bonia Kleiman and Yana Yakuba will perform popular Russian songs.
  • Children's group Grasshoppers and students from St. Nicholas Cathedral Orthodox School will sing songs and perform a scene from "The Tale of a Fisherman and a Fish," a play based on A.S. Pushkin's fairy tale.


For more information about the program, call the Library at 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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