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From the January 1995 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A full week of events celebrated the opening of Seattle's new jointly-maintained downtown Christian Science Reading Room, just south of the Seattle Art Museum. Included in the special events were the free distribution of copies of The Christian Science Monitor, opportunities to meet Monitor correspondents, a panel featuring career women, an evening of live music and poetry ... readings, workshops on computer-aided Bible study, Bible stories for children, and a special noon Christian Science lecture in recognition of the National Day of Prayer.

This Reading Room represents a fresh concept with its open contemporary design and use of computers and video. It is offered to the community as a resource for inspiration, study, and prayer. Bibles, Bible-study aids, and all publications of The Christian Science Publishing Society are sold, including the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy Literature is available in over twenty languages, including English Braille, and focuses on spiritual answers to personal and world problems. A research center for computer-aided Bible study is provided, and a children's area offers illustrated Bible storybooks and videos, as well as cassette tapes of Bible stories and songs. Visitors are welcome to read the weekly Bible Lesson or listen to it on tape or video. Several areas are provided for reading and study —brown-bag lunches welcome.

One section features The Christian Science Monitor as well as books and videos based on Monitor coverage of world events and cultural issues.

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