October 3rd, 2013 by Laura
The Friends of the Seattle Public Library is hosting a panel discussion with independent bookstore owners this Sunday, October 6th at the Queen Anne Library branch. The panel is part of the Friends of SPL 72nd Annual Meeting, and will be moderated by SPL City Librarian Marcellus Turner.
From 2pm to 4pm, Turner will moderate the discussion with independent bookstore owners from Mercer Street Books, Secret Garden Books, Ada’s Technical Books, and Book Larder: A Community Cookbook Store. Key topics on tap are the culture of indie bookselling and community spaces in Seattle.
The Friends of SPL invites everyone to bring ideas and questions about the unique space of libraries and independent bookstores to the Queen Anne Library branch this Sunday. Read a book!
Tags: Books, booksellers, library, SPL
September 30th, 2013 by Laura
Per both a Facebook post from the Seattle Public Library (SPL) and a sign on the local Queen Anne Branch door, take note that all SPL branches and book drops will be closed this Wednesday, October 2.
SPL is hosting a staff in-service day, so plan your trips to the Library accordingly. And, remember, our Queen Anne Branch is closed on Fridays, so for a weekday trip this week, try for Tuesday or Thursday.
Tags: Books, library, SPL
April 7th, 2013 by Laura
Tuesday, April 9th is Library Snapshot Day, a day to share photos of libraries to highlight their value and importance to the community. The Seattle Public Library (SPL) Snapshot Day will be done exclusively via Twitter this year, and everyone can participate.
Our local Queen Anne branch has some really beautiful architectural elements, but you don’t have to limit yourself to the building itself. SPL invites library visitors to submit their photograph of events, displays, or anything else that catches their eyes at any SPL location on Tuesday, April 9th to celebrate Library Snapshot Day.
The photographs will make up a “day in the life of your library” – an effort led by the Washington Library Association to raise awareness about the value of libraries.
SPL will tweet selected photos from its Twitter account – just tweet your photos with the hashtag #splsnapshotday to @SPLbuzz, and SPL will do the rest!
Tags: library, SPL
August 22nd, 2012 by Elyssa
A reminder that all Seattle Public Libraries are closed August 27th through September 2nd due to budget cuts.
- Book drop will be closed
- Last day to check out items is Saturday 8/25. Queen Anne Library closes at 6pm
- During the closure items will not be due and fines will not be charged
- Access to the online catalog and the website will be limited
If you have books on hold or need some reading for the kids over Labor Day weekend better stock up this week!
July 30th, 2009 by Heidi
The Queen Anne Library closed at 4 p.m. Thursday because the temperature inside hit 90 degrees. Greenlake, Fremont, Columbia, West Seattle, University and Northeast will also close early. None of the seven libraries have air conditioning. Click here for a list of libraries that do have a/c.
This is the second day the library closed early. (Photo from Jeff Hanway)
Tags: library, weather
July 29th, 2009 by Heidi
Five branches of the Seattle Public Library without air conditioning closed at 1pm today because internal temperatures reached 90 degrees inside. In addition to Queen Anne, the other branches closed are Green Lake, Fremont, Columbia and Northeast. 17 other library locations do have air conditioning and are open until 8pm.
Tags: library, weather