During Black History Month, The Seattle Public Library will host a series of events designed to inspire, educate, and celebrate Black-owned business excellence in Washington state.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required, visit the Library’s calendar to sign up.



9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 - Black-Owned Business Excellence: A Virtual Event. Join us for opening messages from the Black-Owned Business Excellence Symposium, an all-day virtual conference that offers panel discussions, workshops, business coaching and more.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 - Black-Owned Business Excellence: Researching Your Market Using Library Tools. Find out how to easily navigate databases available through your Library to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis.



The Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. We support universal access to information and ideas, and form strong partnerships with local organizations to offer classes and workshops that are accessible to all.

The Seattle Public Library also has many free online services, resources and programs available while its physical buildings remain closed. Contact the Library’s Ask Us service by phone at 206-386-4636 or by email or chat at www.spl.org/Ask. Staff are ready to answer questions and direct you to helpful resources and information during this challenging time.