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September 25, 2016

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City Librarian Marcellus Turner invites you to join him in a discussion about current and future Library services at a series of "Community Conversations" in late 2015 and 2016. 


The meetings will be organized around Turner's five Library service priorities: youth and family learning; technology and access; community engagement; Seattle culture and history; and re-imagined spaces.


  • Re-Imagined Spaces: Adapt and energize Library spaces for new uses in keeping with changing services, programs, interests and needs of Library users and the changing ways that they use Library spaces.
    6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21
    Central Library
    1000 Fourth Ave.
    Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium
    Co-sponsored with AIA Seattle, Design in Public and Space.City.
    Watch a video of the program
    Meeting recap


  • Seattle Culture and History: Connect our community with our diverse local culture and history through compelling collections, expert assistance, innovative partnerships and engaging programs.
    11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016
    Central Library
    1000 Fourth Ave.
    Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1 
    Co-sponsored with the Association of King County Historical Organizations.
    Meeting recap


  • Youth and Family Learning: Provide Library services that support youth and families in academic success, career readiness and life.
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8
    NewHolly Gathering Hall
    7054 32nd Ave. S.
    Co-sponsored with Seattle Housing Authority and Seattle Public Schools
    Meeting recap


Future meetings will focus on other service priorities.


Everyone is invited to attend the Library's "Community Conversations." Thank you for sharing your ideas for the future of Library services.


For more information, please Ask a Librarian or call the Library at 206-386-4636.



Community Conversations

Marcellus Turner, city librarian

Community Conversations Recap:

What we're hearing