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.
'Danger: Books!' A Celebration of Intellectual Freedom
Book-It Repertory Theatre brought its "Danger: Books!" program to the Central Library on Sept. 21, 2009. This event marked Banned Books Week, which is nationally recognized Sept. 26 - Oct. 3, 2009. Professional actors from Book-It Repertory Theatre read short passages from banned or challenged books.
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Writers in the Schools (WITS)
Talented student writers from 23 public schools across the Puget Sound region shared their finest poetry and prose on June 3 and 4, 2009 at the Central Library.
Writers in the Schools - Part 1
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Writers in the Schools - Part 2
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Ellen Hopkins: 'Identical'
Ellen Hopkins, author of "Crank," read from her new book, "Identical" on May 14, 2009 at the Central Library.
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Teen Center Advisers: Changes at the P-I
In this episode, Jennifer reviews Forever Changes by Brenda Halpin. Then Teen Center Advisers discuss the recent demise of the local Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper, which has now moved to a web-only format. They share how they get their news, and what they think this means for the future of journalism.
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Teen Center Advisers: Message for the new City Librarian
In this episode, the Teen Center Advisers discuss suggestions for the library that they'd like to make to Susan Hildreth, The Seattle Public Library's new City Librarian. Nicole kicks us off with a review of The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson.
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The Great Debate at the Central Library: Harry Potter vs. Twilight
Seattle high school students and fans of all ages attended The Great Debate between Harry Potter and Twilight on Mar. 21, 2009, at the Central Library. Only one fantasy series emerged as the winner...listen to learn which one! This event was sponsored by Team Read and The Seattle Public Library.
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Teen Center Advisers: How books for teens should be organized
In this episode, Amelia reviews Fate, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, and the Teen Center Advisers try to decide how books for teens should be organized in libraries and bookstores.
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Comixtravaganza: Teen Center Advisor Danielle interviews the 'Getting Into Comics' Panel
On Saturday, January 26, the Library celebrated the finale of a month-long Comixtravaganza-a system-wide celebration of comics, manga, graphic novels, and the artists who make them. The day began with a comic-making workshop, hosted by local cartoonist David Lasky. It continued with a panel called "Getting Into Comics," featuring local cartoonists and members of the comics industry. Ellen Forney, acclaimed cartoonist and illustrator, headlined with a multi-media presentation about her work.
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Teen Center Advisers: Are teens really texting each other as much as we think?
In this episode, Isaiah reviews "Dishes" by Rich Wallace, and the Teen Center Advisers discuss technology - are teens really texting each other as much as we think?
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Comixtravaganza: Slide Rule & Friends present 'Comics, Live!'
Seattle-based Slide Rule Comic Strip Slideshow Players mix digital video and hand-drawn cartoons, live music and electronic sound, animation and live performance to create theatrical experiences. For Comicstravaganza, Slide Rule has invited a dozen friends to join them on stage for a Seattle cartooning review!
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