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Join the Santa Monica Public Library for a special concert by the Orchestra Santa Monica Strings section and guitarist Ricardo Escobar.

News, Life And Arts, Music, Santa Monica, Library

Orchestra Santa Monica To Perform Free Library Concert This Saturday

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.

News, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Teens Encouraged To Earn Volunteer Credit Snapping Photos

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.

Author David Boulé will share the absorbing story of the orange and its impact on the culture of California this Tuesday.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library

Author David Boulé To Discuss The Orange At Free Library Event Tuesday

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.

Alfredo Lopez, Isaac RubenIz Quierdo, and Jorge Andres Herrera.

News, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Public Library Presents The Big Read Kick-Off Celebration

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.

Incoming Santa Monica Public Librarian Maria Taesil Hudson Carpenter.

News, Santa Monica, Library

New Santa Monica City Librarian Named To Replace Retired Greg Mullen

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.

News, Senior, Santa Monica, Library

Live Longer: Free Santa Monica Financial Planning For 50+ Panel This Thursday

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.

Billy ‘The Hill’ and the Jump Hook.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library

Meet Billy 'The Hill' Co-Authors At Santa Monica Main Library This Thursday

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.

The price tag for Santa Monica’s fifth library has increased to almost $1 million.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Library, Pico Boulevard

Santa Monica's Pico Library Contract Modified Again

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.

Carl Reiner.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library

Meet Comedy Legend 
Carl Reiner At Santa Monica Library Thursday Night

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.

News, Santa Monica, Library

Learn About Extreme Couponing With Nancy Miller At Santa Monica Event

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.

Health, Santa Monica, Library

Arthritis Foundation, Saint John’s Sponsor Community Education Event Thursday

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.

For the fourth year in a row, the Santa Monica Public Library has earned top marks from Library Journal’s national rating of public libraries.

News, Santa Monica, Library

For Fourth Year In A Row, Santa Monica Public Library Earns Five-Star Rating

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.

News, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Library Presents Resources For Finding Great Reads Nov. 18

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.

Enjoy music from a group of architects at a free concert At Santa Monica's Main Library on Saturday night.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, Library

Architects To Perform Free Concert At Santa Monica Main Library Saturday

Posted Oct. 25, 2013, 9:20 am

A free concert featuring architects will be held at the main branch of the Santa Monica Public Library this Saturday night.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library

Free Job Search Strategies Seminar Tonight At Santa Monica Main Public Library

Posted Oct. 10, 2013, 8:36 am

A free 90 minute seminar on Job Search Strategies will be held tonight, Oct. 10 from 6:30-8 pm in the multi-purpose room at the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.

A free memory loss and aging talk will be held Thursday in Santa Monica.

Seven Days, Senior, Santa Monica, Library

Alzheimer's Association To Present Free Memory Loss, Aging Presentation Thursday

Posted Oct. 9, 2013, 9:52 am

The Santa Monica Main Library will host a memory loss and aging presentation by the Alzheimer's Association this Thursday, Oct. 10.

Santa Monica Public Library broke children reading records this summer.

News, Santa Monica, Library

More Than 4000 Children Participate In Santa Monica Library Reading Program

Posted Oct. 3, 2013, 8:47 am

Santa Monica Public Library reports the library’s 2013 summer reading program for babies through teenagers saw an amazing increase of 20 percent, with more than 4,000 children and teens participating.

News, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Democratic Club To Host Congressman Waxman Wednesday Night

Posted Sep. 24, 2013, 9:31 am

The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host Congressman Henry Waxman (33rd District) this Wednesday, Sept 25 at 7 pm at the Main Branch of the Santa Monica Public Library at 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.

Authors John Searles and Dennis Lehane will participate in a program Saturday that's free and open to the public.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library, Author

Best-Selling Authors To Talk At Santa Monica Library Saturday Afternoon

Posted Sep. 19, 2013, 8:27 am

The Santa Monica Public Library will welcome critically-acclaimed and best-selling authors John Searles and Dennis Lehane for the Southern California book launch event of Searles’ new novel "Help for the Haunted" this Saturday.

Green Prize Pioneer Award winner for Sustainable Literature,  Frances Moore Lappé.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library, Author

Santa Monica Green Prize For Sustainable Literature Awards Thursday

Posted Sep. 11, 2013, 9:05 am

The Santa Monica Public Library celebrates the seventh annual Green Prize for Sustainable Literature at the special event this Thursday.

Construction of the Pico Branch Library is about 50 percent complete with completion scheduled for early 2014.

News, Santa Monica, Library, Pico Boulevard

Santa Monica's New Pico Library Gearing Up For Early 2014 Opening

Posted Aug. 23, 2013, 9:11 am

Santa Monica’s fifth public library branch has taken a few steps closer to being realized as council members approved last week furniture procurement, an automated system, and additional construction funding for the Pico Branch Library.

Reinventing Yourself In Your Senior Years

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library

Reinventing Yourself In Your Senior Years: Author To Tell All At Library Event

Posted Aug. 10, 2013, 9:05 am

Author Lee Gale Gruen will discuss her book “Adventures with Dad,” which chronicles how she came to reinvent herself in her senior years, in the Santa Monica Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium this Wednesday, Aug. 14.

A free Cabaret Concert will be held Saturday, August 10 at the Santa Monica Main Library.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, Library

What's Hot: Free Cabaret Concert At Santa Monica Main Library Saturday

Posted Aug. 9, 2013, 8:58 am

A Cabaret Concert will be held at the Santa Monica Library Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd from 3-4 pm this Saturday, Aug. 10.

Big Town will perform at a free concert at the Santa Monica Public Library this Saturday.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, Library

Big Town To Perform At Free Saturday Concert In Santa Monica Library Courtyard

Posted Aug. 2, 2013, 9:01 am

Relax and listen or get up and dance as the swing band Big Town entertains guests of all ages with vintage music this Saturday, Aug. 3 from 12-1 pm in the Main Library’s North Courtyard, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.

Dr. Tsu-Tsair Chi.

Health, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library

Learn The Secrets Of Health Friday From Dr. Tsu-Tsair Chi At Library Event

Posted Jul. 21, 2013, 9:17 am

Santa Monica doctor Lauren Swerdloff will this Friday, July 26 welcome Dr. Tsu-Tsair Chi at a free lecture at Santa Monica Public Library at 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.

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