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December 19, 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: 12/17/2013

The Seattle Chamber Music Society presents preview of Winter Festival at The Seattle Public Library

Seattle Chamber Music Society

The Seattle Chamber Music Society will give multimedia presentations of its upcoming 2014 Winter Festival from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Ballard Branch of The Seattle Public Library, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., and from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free parking is available in the Ballard Branch garage. Parking is available in the Central Library garage at the regular rates.


The presentation will explore the history and different incarnations of the string quartet, with a focus on music by Tchaikovsky, Bartok, Beethoven, Suk and Ravel.


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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