The Seattle Public Library’s author programs, book discussions and community dialogues this July include Daniel James Brown in conversation with Tom Ikeda about his new book “Facing the Mountain,” and two Clarion West events.

The events at Central Library will also be livestreamed via Zoom. Registration is required for both in-person and online attendance; check the event description at for registration and links. All events are free and open to the public.

Note that all locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.




Mask use is strongly encouraged and additional safety precautions are in place: Library staff are fully vaccinated and continue to wear masks, the Library offers free masks and hand sanitizer to patrons at sanitation stations, and all Library locations have high-quality ventilation and air filtration.


The Library believes that the power of knowledge improves people's lives. We promote literacy and a love of reading as we bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. 

Contact the Library’s Ask Us service by phone at 206-386-4636 or by email or chat at Staff are ready to answer questions and direct you to helpful resources and information.