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Quick…Go Help Envision the Future of Public Transportation!

March 31st, 2015 by master

WHAT: Public Transportation Visioning Event
WHEN: Tuesday, March 31, 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: Seattle Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave, downtown Seattle (map)

Just saw this and wanted to spread the word!

You’ll hear some visionary speakers and get an opportunity to share your own ideas about the future of public transportation in our region.

This event will kick off a community dialogue about a long-range plan for Metro Transit.

Program:
6-6:45 p.m.  Small group discussions: equity and access, innovations and technology, integrating transit modes, and more

6:45-8 p.m.  Speakers:

  • Jarrett Walker, Author of Human Transit
  • Rebecca Saldaña, Executive Director, Puget Sound Sage
  • Mark Hallenbeck, Director, Washington State Transportation Center, University of Washington
  • Moderator: Rita Brogan, Washington State Transportation Commissioner

For more info: check out King County Metro

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Playing by the Book's: Live Music Takes Over the U-District Library

September 4th, 2014 by master

Expressions Without Limits Jazz ResidencyPresented by the Seattle Public Library and the Chamber Music America Residency Endowment Fund, the Steve Griggs Ensemble is playing a free concert at SPL branches.

On Sunday Sep 7, at 2pm at the U-District branch Griggs’ Ensemble will be performing “A Cup of Joe Brazil,” a program of original music and narration about jazz saxophonist Joe Brazil and his community organizing through music in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Fan’s of jazz and bibliophiles will come together for an afternoon and enjoy the sounds of live music in a Seattle Public Library branch. This performance is one of six free concerts that are taking place at different branches all over the city.

The ensemble features saxophonist Steve Griggs, trumpeter Jay Thomas, vibraphonist Susan Pascal, bassist Phil Sparks, and drummer Milo Petersen.

This program is part of the Steve Griggs Ensemble “Songs of Unsung Seattle” residency at the Seattle Public Library. For more information, check out the SPL Jazz Residency page.

A complete schedule of the residency is available at www.spl.org/jazz.

Steve Griggs photo by Daniel Sheehan

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Playing by the Book’s: Live Music Takes Over the U-District Library

September 4th, 2014 by master

Expressions Without Limits Jazz ResidencyPresented by the Seattle Public Library and the Chamber Music America Residency Endowment Fund, the Steve Griggs Ensemble is playing a free concert at SPL branches.

On Sunday Sep 7, at 2pm at the U-District branch Griggs’ Ensemble will be performing “A Cup of Joe Brazil,” a program of original music and narration about jazz saxophonist Joe Brazil and his community organizing through music in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Fan’s of jazz and bibliophiles will come together for an afternoon and enjoy the sounds of live music in a Seattle Public Library branch. This performance is one of six free concerts that are taking place at different branches all over the city.

The ensemble features saxophonist Steve Griggs, trumpeter Jay Thomas, vibraphonist Susan Pascal, bassist Phil Sparks, and drummer Milo Petersen.

This program is part of the Steve Griggs Ensemble “Songs of Unsung Seattle” residency at the Seattle Public Library. For more information, check out the SPL Jazz Residency page.

A complete schedule of the residency is available at www.spl.org/jazz.

Steve Griggs photo by Daniel Sheehan

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Romance, Thrill and Suspense at the University District Library Branch Tonight

July 14th, 2014 by master

HITCHCOCK BY THE DECADE: ‘NOTORIOUS’ (part two in a six part series)

When: Monday, July 14, 2014, 6 – 7:45 p.m.
Where: Seattle Public Library University Branch Meeting Room
This is an event for Adults

Come down to the University district Branch and enjoy watching Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant star in “Notorious,” This 1946 romantic thriller by Hitchcock is about an American woman recruited to infiltrate a Nazi group in post-war Brazil.

‘Notorious’ was famous at the time as having “the longest kiss in the history of the movies.” Additionally, because of its jarring depictions of weapons of mass destruction, Hitchcock claimed he was shadowed by the government after its release.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 1946
Length: 101 minutes
Rating: Approved
(Films released prior to 1968 were rated either “Approved” or “Not Approved.”)

For more Information: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

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Pay your library fees online

March 1st, 2011 by master

No need to make a trip to the library to pay a fine, the Seattle Public Library is now accepting payments online.

In addition to paying fines and fees online, Library cardholders can also add funds to their account for computer printing. Credit and debit card payments are processed through PayPal, but a PayPal account is not necessary. There is no service charge to make a payment online, but a minimum payment of $1 is required.

Payments are also accepted in person by cash, check or money order at any Library location during regular operating hours. Payments can be mailed by check or money order to: Attention Borrower Services, The Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104. Mailed payments must include a Library card number; payees will receive a receipt by mail.

Credit card payments are not accepted in person or by phone.

You can make payments to your account here. For more information about making payments online, Ask a Librarian or call 206-386-4636.

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Library system prepares for closures next week

August 23rd, 2010 by master

This is the last week to get things done at the library before budget cuts force the entire library system to shut down until after Labor Day.  The University Library at  5009 Roosevelt Way and all other Seattle Public Libraries will close on Monday, August 30th and reopen Tuesday, September 7th.

During the closure most library services will be unavailable:
* No materials will be due and no fines will be accrued.
* The last day to check out Library items before the closure is Sunday, Aug. 29.
* No book drops will be open. Do not leave books and materials outside Library locations during the closure. Book drops at branches that are open on Sundays will close at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29 and reopen at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7.
* Limited access to the online catalog. Patrons will be able to search the catalog and check their Library record but will not be able to place holds on items. No staff will be working to process the thousands of books and materials that customers normally put on hold.
* Limited access to the website (www.spl.org). The online calendar, databases, downloadable books and media, digital special collections, podcasts, SPL Mobile app and blogs will be available, but other online information and features will not be available. No staff members will be working to maintain the site or troubleshoot problems.
* No Library computers will be available. You will not be able to reserve a computer for the week the Library system is closed.
* No access to Wi-Fi.
* No book group kits will be sent, received or returned during the one-week closure. Kits will be sent to libraries as usual on the last Wednesday of the month, Aug. 25. Kits not available then will be sent as soon as possible after Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6.
* No programs or events in Library meeting rooms.
* No TeleCirc, the Library’s telephone circulation service.
* No Quick Information telephone service.
* No Text a Librarian, e-mail a librarian or chat with a librarian.
* No Mobile Services.

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