This month the Greenwood branch of the Seattle Public Library is throwing itself a birthday party, and the entire library system is celebrating the completion of its 10-year, $196.4 million “Libraries for All” campaign to rebuild every neighborhood library. Food, prizes and special activities await.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 1-3 p.m.: Visit any neighborhood branch or the downtown Central Library to meet the architects who designed each library, talk to library staff and enjoy free refreshments. Renowned architect Rem Koolhaas will speak at the Central Library at 2 p.m. in his first visit to Seattle since the internationally-celebrated library opened four years ago.
Pick up a library passport with pictures and factoids on every neighborhood library. Each branch has a different stamp for the passport. If you get all 26 stamps and turn in your passport to the Central Library by Jan. 2, 2009, you’re eligible for prizes.
Saturday, Sept. 27: It’s the Greenwood library’s 80th birthday party with free refreshments at 1 p.m., live entertainment and Wii gaming at 2 p.m.