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Friends of the Libraries Annual Meeting

David B. Williams

Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.

Exploring Seattle By Foot and By Archive

Keynote Speaker: David B. Williams

  • Kane Hall 210
  • After the lecture, join the speaker for a reception in the Walker Ames Room (Kane 225)

David B. Williams is a naturalist, author, and educator whose most recent award-winning book Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography explores the unprecedented engineering projects that shaped Seattle during the early part of the 20th century. He is also the author of two forthcoming books - Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City and Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal.

David will speak about the vital role of the University of Washington Libraries and other archives in his research for Seattle Walks.

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Since 1991, the Friends of the Libraries have held their annual meeting of membership in January. Open to the public, the meeting is an opportunity to celebrate the year’s achievements and to hear from libraries staff and community members. Past speakers include Nancy Pearl, Michael Collins and Sandi Doughton.