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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: 05/09/2013

Celebrate 25 years of Hedgebrook with authors Ruth Ozeki and Karen Joy Fowler June 4 at The Seattle Public Library

Ruth Ozeki and Karen Joy Fowler

Authors Ruth Ozeki and Karen Joy Fowler will discuss their latest works, "A Tale for the Time Being" and "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves," following dramatic readings from local actors from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.

 

Library programs 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.

 

Amy Wheeler, Hedgebrook's executive director will facilitate a question and answer session between the authors and the audience. Hedgebrook is a literary nonprofit that supports the work of visionary women writers whose stories and ideas shape our culture now and for generations to come. Founded in 1988, Hedgebrook hosts a global community of writers at their Whidbey Island retreat.

 

Ozeki is a filmmaker, novelist and Zen Buddhist monk. Her novels "My Year of Meats" and "All Over Creation" were both New York Times Notable Books and garnered critical acclaim. Ozeki divides her time between New York City and British Columbia.

 

Fowler is the author of six novels and three short story collections. "Sister Noon" was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and "The Jane Austen Book Club" was a New York Times bestseller. Fowler lives in Santa Cruz, Calif.

 

This event is presented in partnership with Hedgebrook and 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
206-386-4103


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