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March 18, 2018

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Assaye Abunie and Valerie Wonder
“Having an organization like Seattle Public Library and others gives us an option to do more." - Valerie Wonder, The Seattle Public Library Outreach Services Manager, Assaye Abunie, library patron

Valerie Wonder, Outreach Services Manager with The Seattle Public Library, talks with Assaye Abunie, who immigrated to Seattle from Ethiopia in 1984. Assaye talks about the importance of the library to the sizable Ethiopian community in Seattle, including bringing Ethiopian-American writer, Dinaw Mengestu, to the Central Library.

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Produced by The Seattle Public Library with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national non-profit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.