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Soul Pole Preserved for Generations

Soul Pole, an important piece of Central District history will be reinstalled in front of the Douglass Truth Library this February. In the summer of 1969, as part of President Johnson’s Model Cities Program (which ended in 1974), the Soul Pole was carved in a month by five teen artists, aged 14–16:… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Civic Poet curates BIPOC community poetry project to perform for World Poetry Day

Womxn & Whales, Poetry in a Climate of Change, is a virtual reading March 21, 2021, hosted by the Seattle Library Foundation in partnership with Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Virtual Reading and Q&A Sunday, March 21st, 2021, 4 p.m. pst. EVENT REGISTRATION CAN BE FOUND HERE Admission is free Celebrate… [ Keep reading ]

The Creative Advantage All Access Arts Streaming December Workshops

The Creative Advantage has been hard at work this Fall exploring ways to ensure students can still access arts learning from community partners despite limited online school schedules. Intentionally blurring the lines between ‘in-school’ and ‘out-of-school’ time, we present Creative Advantage ALL ACCESS Arts Stream (CAAAAS): high-quality, accessible, family-friendly, *synchronous* arts education in the after-school space. This… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Public Library Reading Lists: Black Lives Matter and Always Available: Reading About Race

In June of 2020 there were national uprisings after the police and vigilante killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and others. These lists shared from Seattle Public Libraries may help those who are interested in larger conversations about the movement for Black Lives and racial justice.  Black Lives… [ Keep reading ]

Please join us for a special reading by Elissa Washuta, Seattle’s Fremont and the Centerless Universe

Saturday, February 18, 2017; 2 – 3:30 p.m. Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Ave. Seattle, WA 98104 Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Elissa Washuta was selected by the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with… [ Keep reading ]

The Poets Are In! Reading at the Central Library with Seattle Civic Poet Claudia Castro Luna and friends

 Saturday, April 23, 2016, 2 – 4 p.m. Seattle Central Library, Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium   SEATTLE (April 19, 2016) — The Poets Are In! is an intergenerational reading featuring Seattle’s Civic Poet, Youth Poet Laureate and friends on Saturday, April 23 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Share your thoughts with the library

Are you a library user? Does your organization use the library? Do you perform at the library?  Do you hold joint programming with the library? The Seattle Public Library wants to hear from you! Give your input on priorities for improvement at a community meeting, 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan…. [ Keep reading ]

Help improve library services, join in community meetings

Join The Seattle Public Library as it explores options for ensuring quality library services now and for the future.  Comment on suggestions for improving library hours, the collection of books and materials, computers and online services and building maintenance. Learn more about strategies to stabilize library funding. The community meetings… [ Keep reading ]

New designs for artwork “South Park Lights” at South Park Library

A new round of images will illuminate the exterior wall of The Seattle Public Library’s South Park Branch. Media artist Franklin Joyce created South Park Lights in 2006 .

Northwest art exhibition at Seattle Public Library, Central Branch

Visit Seattle Public Library, Central Branch, and see a new exhibition of Northwest art through October.