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.
The Seattle Public Library is hosting a series of lectures on design by highly-regarded visual and graphic designers at the Central Library. The lectures are presented by Civilization, a local design firm.
The lectures are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m.
Designers giving lectures for this series include:
- April Greiman: Recognized as one of the first designers to embrace computer technology as a design tool, she is also credited with establishing the "New Wave" movement in the U.S. during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
- Stefan Sagmeister: Winner of two Grammy Awards for his work in album packaging, he has designed for clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, HBO and the Guggenheim Museum.
- David Carson: Renowned for his groundbreaking graphic design and edgy typography, he is considered the most influential graphic designer of the 1990s.
- Ken Garland: Distinguished British graphic and game designer who authored the 1964 "First Things First" manifesto that calls for a humanist approach to graphic design theory.
Visit the calendar for lecture dates and times.