Libraries to host World Cup viewings

The Seattle Public Library will host several World Cup matches in June and July, including the championship game, at two of its branches. There is no charge, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Central Library (1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium) will host viewings for:

•Ghana vs. United States, 3 p.m. June 16;

•United States vs. Portugal, 3 p.m. June 22;

•Semifinals, 1 p.m. July 8;

•Semifinals, 1 p.m. July 9; and

•Championship match, 1 p.m. July 13.

The Northgate Library (10548 Fifth Ave. N.E.) will screen:

•United States vs. Germany, 9 a.m. June 26; and

•Championship match, 1 p.m. July 13.

Doors will open 30 minutes before each match begins. If a match continues past the library closing time, the viewing venue will remain open until the match ends. In the case of the United States vs. Germany match at 9 a.m. June 26, the Northgate Branch meeting room will open early.

For more information, call (206) 386-4636.