Tag Archives: Seattle Public Library

Thi Bui Brings Her Graphic Novel Memoir to Seattle for Four Days of Appearances

by Aaron Burkhalter

Thi Bui’s graphic memoir begins with the birth of her first child in a hospital contemplating her mother’s experience with childbirth in Vietnam and her family’s journey to the United States as refugees.

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People of Color, Especially Children, Most Likely to be Asked to Leave Seattle Libraries

by Erica Barnett

African Americans, especially children, are far more likely to be kicked out of Seattle libraries than patrons of other races, according to data the South Seattle Emerald obtained from the Seattle Public Library (SPL) through a public disclosure request.

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Beyond the Classroom: Homework Help Programs in South Seattle Libraries Cater to ELL Students

by Megan Saunders

On an unusually sunny early April day, the Rainier Beach branch of the Seattle Public Library is bustling with young children hauling large backpacks into a glass-paned room. There is homework to be done. Continue reading Beyond the Classroom: Homework Help Programs in South Seattle Libraries Cater to ELL Students

Seattle Public Library Rules A Bane to the Homeless

by Nathalie Graham

An average of five people are kicked out of Seattle Public Libraries (SPL) each day.

About 2,033 patrons are banned from SPL’s 27 locations each year for violating their rules of conduct. This is devastating to the library’s most disenfranchised visitors: the homeless. Continue reading Seattle Public Library Rules A Bane to the Homeless