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Library Closed Monday, May 29

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.


Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog – May 28 and May 29

The Library will be performing maintenance on our catalog starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 29. During this time, you will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but will not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal), SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.

Great Decisions 2014

Great Decisions

The Library is hosting a series of eight Great Decisions 2014 sessions on a variety of world issues at the Magnolia Branch, 2801 34th Ave. W. See the calendar for times, dates and program descriptions.


Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Discussions will be led by local facilitators Cathy Van Dyke and Bill Stern. Free parking is available at the Magnolia Branch.


Discussion topics include:

  • "Defense Technology"
  • "Israel and the U.S."
  • "Turkey's Challenges"
  • "Islamic Awakening"
  • "Energy Independence"
  • "Food and Climate"
  • "China's Foreign Policy"
  • "U.S. Trade Policy"
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