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December 26, 2014


Adults : About Seattle Reads

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Adults Calendar of Events - Author readings, classes, programs & special events for adults.

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Library closed New Year's Day

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will close at 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 31 and will be closed on New Year's Day, Thursday, Jan. 1.


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.

About Seattle Reads

The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to take part in Seattle Reads, a project designed to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion.


Each year the Washington Center for the Book hosts an author for a series of free programs. Everyone is invited to participate in Seattle Reads by reading the featured book, joining in a book discussion, and attending the programs.


A schedule of events and discussion guide is available at all Seattle Public Library locations, as well as at many local bookstores. It is free to readers throughout the area. It can also be viewed online on the Library's website at


The Library lends hundreds of copies of the featured book to readers prior to the author's visit. Check with the Reader Services Department at the Central Library or your branch in March. Books are also available through the Library catalog.

Seattle Reads
Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library