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Friends of SPL auctioning off rare books about the Pacific Northwest next week

June 12th, 2014 by Laura Fonda

SPLFriendsIf you’re a bibliophile or just interested in cool old books on the Pacific Northwest, then check out this special eBay auction. Starting next Thursday, June 19th, the Friends of The Seattle Public Library will hold a special 7-day auction on eBay of rare and collectible books about the Pacific Northwest.

Per the Friends of SPL, some of the titles featured in the auction include “The Story of Seattle” by Roberta Frye Watt, “The Early Pacific Coast Photographs of Carleton E. Watkins” by J.W. Johnson and “The Saga of a Mountain: A Legend of Mount Rainier” by El Comancho. Most auction items will start at $9.95.

You can also support SPL via books sold by The Friends online at Amazon and Abe Books, as all proceeds from both sales and auctions benefit The Seattle Public Library through grants made by the Friends of The Seattle Public Library.

Check out the auction next week, and see what Pacific Northwest treasures you can add to your collection!

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Friends of SPL Holiday Book Sale is December 8th – Volunteers Needed Now & Day-of-Sale

November 28th, 2012 by Laura Fonda

Conveniently located at the bottom of the hill, the Friends of the Seattle Public Library’s annual holiday book sale will be Saturday, December 8th from 9am-5pm at the Seattle Center’s Lopez Room.

The sale will include thousands of gift-quality books, CDs, DVDs, cookbooks, art books, and children’s books, with proceeds benefitting The Seattle Public Library. Due to the large volume of materials, volunteers for sale prep and day-of-event help are needed. If you’d like to volunteer to help sort through the Library’s materials to identify gift-quality items for the sale, let them know via email or call 206.682.7567.

Key Details:

  • What: Friends of Seattle Public Library Holiday Sale
  • Where: Seattle Center Lopez Room, in the Northwest Rooms adjacent to Key Arena
  • When: Sale is Saturday, December 8th, 9am-5pm, volunteers needed now and day-of-sale

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Only a few more hours to petition Seattle Public Libraries to keep neighborhood branches open

October 26th, 2009 by Thea

There’s only five more hours to sign the petition the Friends of The Seattle Public Library has been working on to stop the city from cutting back funding and hours that would in affect close down 21 neighborhood branches around the city on Fridays and Sundays.

The group needs 318 more signatures by the end of tonight so that they can have the issue put on the City Council budget for the first meeting in November. Sign the petition on their Facebook page. You also can get involved by writing an email. Advocacy Chair Sarel Rowe wrote,

For neighbors who don’t have Facebook we’re still running another challenge that will be active through the first week of November. We need 500 emails to council in their box. Right now we have 107. If you could support that goal we’d appreciate it. The email can be short: subject line-restore branch library hours. text-My name is ____. I use the ____ library. Please restore branch library hours.

Read more about the issue here.

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