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

November 28th, 2012 by Laura

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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