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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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Community

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.

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Community

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.

Literary

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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