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Sunday, November 24, 2013, 12:00 – 1:30pm

The Seattle Public Library presents
Clay Jenkinson
‘Rushmore Speaks’

Great Hall; Enter on Eighth Avenue. Free.

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Travel back in time with Jenkinson in “Rushmore Speaks,” a new twist on his famous historical characterizations. This modern-day scholar will appear fully-costumed as Theodore Roosevelt in this educational and engaging performance.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Seattle Public Library presents:
Jhumpa Lahiri

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free.


Join Chandan Reddy, UW associate professor of English, and author Jhumpa Lahiri as they discuss Lahiri’s new novel The Lowland (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize).

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Seattle Public Library and Elliott Bay Book Company: Khaled Hosseini: ‘And the Mountains Echoed’

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free.

Arts & Culture, Community, Literary

Internationally bestselling author Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns) has worked for six years on his new novel, And the Mountains Echoed—and this time, the writer called “a storyteller of dizzying power” by Evening Standard adds a whole new dimension to his work.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7:00 – 9:30pm

Seattle Public Library & Elliott Bay Book Company: Isabel Allende: ‘Maya’s Notebook’

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free, but tickets are required (available beginning April 12).

Arts & Culture, Community, Literary

ALL TICKETS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED. A limited number of standby or limited-view tickets may be available the day of the event, beginning at 6:45 pm.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7:00 – 8:30pm

A Conversation with Michelle Rhee

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free.

Civics, Community, Media Library

The Seattle Public Library, CityClub, and Elliott Bay Book Company present a conversation with Michelle Rhee, a driving force behind American education reform and author of Radical: Fighting to Put Students First.

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Saturday, February 23, 2013, 2:00 – 3:30pm

SPL/EBBC: Madeleine Albright: ‘Prague Winter’

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free.

Civics, Literary, Media Library

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright discusses her new book, Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948, which sheds light on earlier events that helped shaped her life.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012, 12:00 – 1:30pm

SPL: Clay Jenkinson: A Debate Between Thomas Jefferson & Theodore Roosevelt

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free.

Civics, Other Performance

Cultural commentator, National Humanities Medal recipient, and Rhodes scholar Clay Jenkinson presents a debate in character between two of our county’s greatest presidents: Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt.

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Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Seattle Public Library: Luis J. Rodriguez: Imagining Peace & Community in a Time of Violence and Chaos

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free.


Award-winning poet, author, and activist Luis J. Rodriguez is a leading Chicano writer. In an encore presentation of a similarly titled 2007 Town Hall talk, Rodriguez reads his poetry, shares his struggles as a former drug addict and gang member and explains how caring adults helped him get back on track.

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