Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:54 am
In Santa Monica, children are reading more than ever. At the Santa Monica Public Library, its “Fizz, Boom, READ” (for children) and “Spark a Reaction” (for teens) summer reading themes helped the reading stats explode.
Posted Sep. 5, 2014, 10:21 am
The Santa Monica Main Library will host a child safety program this Saturday, Sept. 6 at 11 am. The free interactive program will be for parents with children ages 5-8.
Posted Aug. 7, 2014, 9:01 am
Santa Monica Public Library’s Ocean Park Branch hosts local band The Bluebirds this Saturday, Aug. 9 from 2-4 pm on the Branch’s front lawn, 2601 Main Street.
Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:59 am
Santa Monica Public Library welcomes Gloria McMillan for the lecture Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars on Wednesday, July 30 at 7 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Posted Jul. 7, 2014, 2:11 pm
A young adult author panel titled “Books to Bond Over: YA Authors in Conversation” will take place from 7-9 pm this Tuesday, July 8 at the Santa Monica Main Library. It will include six successful young authors – three hailing from Santa Monica.
Posted Jul. 5, 2014, 9:10 am
Elected officials, poets, librarians, community activists, educators, architects, writers, community residents, and park and library users gathered together on Saturday, June 28 for a daylong celebration of the opening of the first new public library to be built in Santa Monica in 50 years, the Pico Branch Library.
Posted Jun. 27, 2014, 12:00 am
The new Pico Branch Library at 2201 Pico Boulevard will host a grand opening celebration this Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm with free live music, activities, and tours.
Posted Jun. 24, 2014, 9:06 am
Santa Monica Public Library welcomes author Arthur Hoyle for a presentation on legendary American author Henry Miller this Wednesday, June 25.
Posted Jun. 17, 2014, 9:12 am
The grand opening of the new Pico Branch Library, 2201 Pico Boulevard, will be celebrated Saturday, June 28 from 11 am to 4 pm.
Posted May. 14, 2014, 9:13 am
In early May, Santa Monica Public Library wrapped up its twelfth year of community reading with The Big Read and the featured novel Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea.
Posted May. 2, 2014, 6:21 am
The Santa Monica Public Library system has begun a new chapter with the opening of its newest branch -- the first in more than 50 years -- in the Pico neighborhood.
Posted Apr. 18, 2014, 7:27 am
Santa Monica Public Library (SMPL) continues celebrating The Big Read with an author talk and Q&A via Skype with Luis Alberto Urrea this Monday, April 21 at 3 pm in the Main Library Multipurpose Room at 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 9:15 am
Santa Monica Public Library continues celebrating The Big Read with a free concert by the Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) Strings this Saturday, April 12.
Posted Apr. 10, 2014, 8:54 am
Santa Monica Public Library (SMPL) welcomes area teens interested in receiving up to two hours of volunteer credit between now through April 30, 2014 in exchange for your photographs of Santa Monica.
Posted Apr. 7, 2014, 9:20 am
Ripe with history, juicy with anecdotes, and deliciously illustrated, author David Boulé will be in Santa Monica this Tuesday evening to present a talk on the history of the orange.
Posted Mar. 24, 2014, 9:23 am
Santa Monica Public Library (SMPL) begins its Big Read celebration of Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea with a free outdoor concert and festivities this Saturday, March 29.
Posted Mar. 16, 2014, 7:03 am
Maria Taesil Hudson Carpenter, Director of Libraries from Somerville, Massachusetts has been tapped to lead the Santa Monica Public Library.
Posted Jan. 21, 2014, 9:33 am
The Santa Monica Public Library will host a free panel presentation “Living Longer: Financial Planning for 50+” on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 pm in the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, Main Library 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Posted Jan. 14, 2014, 8:50 am
Santa Monica Public Library will present Billy McGill and Eric Brach, co-authors of the book “Billy ‘the Hill’ and the Jump Hook: The Autobiography of a Forgotten Basketball Legend,” this Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7 pm in the Main Library’s MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Posted Dec. 24, 2013, 9:03 am
The bill to build the Pico Branch Library is nearing $1 million after the Santa Monica City Council approved Dec. 10 a seventh contract modification.
Posted Dec. 18, 2013, 9:17 am
Santa Monica Library will host an evening with comedy legend Carl Reiner at 7 pm this Thursday in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium at the Main Branch of the Santa Monica Public Library.
Posted Dec. 13, 2013, 8:58 am
Santa Monica Public Library’s Ocean Park Branch presents Extreme Couponing with Nancy Miller this Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2 pm.
Posted Dec. 11, 2013, 9:30 am
The Arthritis Foundation and Saint John’s Health Center have combined efforts to provide a free community lecture "Living with Arthritis in 2014 – Resolution for Success!" with functional strength testing.
Posted Dec. 3, 2013, 9:06 am
The Santa Monica Public Library has earned top marks from Library Journal’s national rating of public libraries – the only Southern California library to earn the prestigious five-star rating. This is the fourth year in a row the library has earned this accolade.
Posted Nov. 9, 2013, 8:55 am
Not sure what to read next? Looking for something great for your book group? Join the Santa Monica Main Library branch for an hour of hands-on practice with several online book recommender systems.