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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: 10/22/2013

The Seattle Public Library presents writing workshop with Theo Pauline Nestor Nov. 18

Theo Pauline Nestor

The Seattle Public Library presents a writing workshop with local memoirist and teacher Theo Pauline Nestor from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W.


Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free parking is available at the branch.


Nestor will discuss her new book, "Writing Is My Drink: A Writer's Story of Finding Her Voice (and a Guide to How You Can Too)," and share tips on how to begin writing a personal narrative.


Nestor also wrote "How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed: A Memoir of Starting Over." Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times and The Huffington Post. She is a professor of memoir writing in the University of Washington's Continuing and Professional Education department.


This event is presented in partnership with Secret Garden Books. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


For more information, call the Library at 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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