Featured Library News Releases
Release Date: 02/01/2018
Somali Alphabet Book Launch and Community Celebration Feb. 9
What do you do when the demand for books in your language outstrips the supply? Write and publish your own! Come celebrate Seattle's community-created Somali alphabet book, "Baro Af-Soomaali," at a free public event from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at the NewHolly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Ave. S.
Release Date: 01/11/2018
'Living Cultures': Photo Exhibits of Pacific Northwest Native and First Nations Cultures Open at The Seattle Public Library Jan. 13
The Library's exhibits and programs will explore the history, intent and legacy of Curtis and the Native cultures he photographed. A Native American Advisory Committee has been engaged to help guide this work.
Release Date: 12/26/2017
20th Anniversary of Seattle Reads to Feature ‘Homegoing' by Yaa Gyasi
In 1998, The Seattle Public Library launched a program to get Seattleites reading and discussing the same book. "Seattle Reads" is now an annual event and has been emulated in cities, states and countries around the world.
Release Date: 11/01/2017
The Seattle Public Library Adds Film Streaming Service, Kanopy
Film lovers asked for it; we got it! You can now watch more than 30,000 films from Kanopy, a streaming film service with a focus on classic and independent films. It's free for cardholders of The Seattle Public Library.